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    I have a large Caldwell V-shaped front bag which...

    I have a large Caldwell V-shaped front bag which I filled with polystyrene beads over 12 years ago. Still solid, still works, light as a feather..
  2. It's beginning to feel a lot like.... I'm going to tear my hair out..!!

    Don't you just love Christmas. The smell of mulled wine, stollen, all that Christmas cake. The sound of carols being sung.. the 'ping' that tells you yet another festive email has arrived..!! Now I...
  3. A good few years ago I guy in the UK wired up his...

    A good few years ago I guy in the UK wired up his brass front door handle to a battery.. so far so good. His plan fell down when he was opening the door with a rubber glove on and his copper...
  4. You could say that... I couldn't possibly...

    You could say that... I couldn't possibly comment..:)
  5. Indeed that is exactly how it was. However, we...

    Indeed that is exactly how it was. However, we British had two secret weapons which, when necessary, are still put to good use today.. Sarcasm and Irony.
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    Cheers guys.. I measured each cylinder, rotating...

    Cheers guys.. I measured each cylinder, rotating the cylinder each time and it's showing spot on .004. There is no rotational play at all. I guess it's good to go, not bad for a 1987 vintage pistol.....
  7. A couple of years ago a guy, a serving soldier,...

    A couple of years ago a guy, a serving soldier, goes into a filling station. He's in uniform. The guy behind the counter promptly tells him to leave, that he's not going to be served. The guy told...
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    Cylinder 'play' values

    Can anyone give me an idea of what sort of play I should be looking for in my 669. It is nice and tight and I've not tried feeler gauges on it yet, but I'd like to find out whether, through age, it's...
  9. Yeah.. we have an absurdly stupid regard for...

    Yeah.. we have an absurdly stupid regard for knives in GB. Just like firearms you need to have "good reason" to be carrying a knife (of any sort) with a blade longer than 3". And if you do have one...
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    Here you go... ...

    Here you go...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man

    Of course there's lots more to the place than Wiki's revelations.. Are you into motorcycles? We have the biggest road races in the world...
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    Ah well.. if it's wit you're after..!! As they...

    Ah well.. if it's wit you're after..!! As they say, in order to be old and wise, first you have to be young and stupid..!!

    Dy chooilley ghooinney er e hon hene, as Jee son ooilley.

    You're not...
  12. Ghost Horse.. I re-checked the 669 and found...

    Ghost Horse.. I re-checked the 669 and found this... what appears to be a proof mark, but nothing else, like there is on yours. And it's quite difficult to make out exactly what it is..
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    Thanks for your thoughts RandyP.. they say that...

    Thanks for your thoughts RandyP.. they say that the stupidest question is the one never asked.. I've been around guns most of my 68 years. With 22 years Army service I have seen a wealth of different...
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    Phew... in the, thankfully, short time I had to...

    Phew... in the, thankfully, short time I had to wait for answers you can't imagine just how much I have aged...!!!! Well, if you don't ask, you don't find out. Many, many grateful thanks guys. I can...
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    I Think I Might Have A Problem...!!

    I was cleaning my 669 tonight, giving it a little TLC and noticed what I, at first, thought was a scratch on the frame to the right of the hammer (by the little screw). On closer inspection I find it...
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    Did They Really Say That..??

    The island on which I live used to be a Mecca of tourists back in the 1960's whan I was at school. The main town, Douglas, is a seaside resort (er.. was..) and sold all the usual holiday crap. Arm...
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    On the 21st October I go and visit this...

    On the 21st October I go and visit this gentleman. My X4 Great Grandfather. He was 19 years old when he fought in the crew of HMS Temeraire, the second ship in the line to HMS Victory at the Battle...
  18. Well I didn't know I didn't know that...!!

    I've been trying, without much success, to find details about my M669 and I thought I'd really come to the end of the trail so to speak. Then I get an email from a guy in Taurus USA asking me for the...
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    Fancy A Curry...??

    Away from the usual fare of beef, chicken, prawn etc., try a Beaver Curry... it actually tastes like beef except that it's a little 'OTTER..


    Cab for ManxTom..:D
  20. I'm hoping, one day, to get to Knob Creek.. but,...

    I'm hoping, one day, to get to Knob Creek.. but, in the meantime, we visit with friends in Louisiana and Mississippi and have fun there. This time last year I was having a lot of fun with a full auto...
  21. Oh dear... than I'd better get rid of my four...

    Oh dear... than I'd better get rid of my four licenced rifles, six licenced shotguns and two licenced pistols eh.

    It is a misconception that 'guns' are banned in GB.

    Firstly you need to be...
  22. Some, unkind, folk over here call Nascar "hamster...

    Some, unkind, folk over here call Nascar "hamster racing" as, like hampsters, they just go round and round, round and round.. we Brits prefer serious tracks to race on. Track with lots of twisty...
  23. SEASON CHANGE.. The clocks go back tonight..

    As above, we put our clocks back tonight.. personally I'm putting mine back to 1940.. when Great Britian last showed they had guts..!!
  24. I like the comment by the coroner... ‘There...

    I like the comment by the coroner...


    ‘There is reason to suspect this was an unnatural or violent death.’

    You bet it was..

    Addendum: Reports of gun associated crime in Great Britain is...
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    Model 669 / 66 Rear Sight Adjustment

    Spend a morning at the range today and it soon became clear that my 669 needed its sights adjusting. Now I know that, for elevation, turning the top screw to the right lowers the elevation, turn to...
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