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  • #2871
    Ed Harris
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    I agree with all of you and wish there were more activity here. I don’t do social media due to privacy issues. It might help if all of us would “ping” on the mods to post more articles here on the forum in the members only section, rather than dribbling them out on the blog and newsletter. I have lot of material which I have forwarded them, but I don’t know if any of it is being used other than maybe on the FaceBook page.

    Currently I am having Sandy Garrett at Northern VA Gun Works go through three Colt New Service revolvers, a Cdn. WW1-issue .455 Eley, a US M1917 .45 ACP and a 1923 commercial in .45 Colt, all three guns with 5-1/2″ barrels and lanyard loops. Unfortunately I’m not able to upload pics here, because I don’t store my stuff on a cloud, and the system here doesn’t let you upload images directly.

    A glimpse here: https://castbulletassoc.org/forum/thread/who-shoots-a-colt-new-service-what-caliber/

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by Ed Harris. Reason: spelling correction
    #3342
    Wayne Dengler
    Participant

    Top Dog here. Just joined up about an hour ago and wished I had done so much earlier.
    Vietnam vet (64-66) and then guarded the President (66-68) NOT SECTRET SERVICE,and then was an LEO for 40 yrs before retiring in ’08.
    Love Charter snubbies,have several

    Have a couple of those new fangled “automagic” guns but much prefer revolvers. Saves me from chasing brass hither and yon to reload.

    Top Dog

    #3344
    Kejek
    Participant

    Good to see you Wayne. Most of the action is on fakebook, of which I am not a member. Found that out after paying $44. Smacks of being a bait-switch operation. Even this me-we thing is free, but another app to dnld.
    Probably w/n ante up again. Once you read it, that’s all there is. Ymmv.

    #3345
    Ed Harris
    Participant

    Wayne,

    Are you any relation to Dieter, who was a Naval aviator?

    Did you ever run into a SGT Mike Hastings (USAF) who was detailed to White House Communications probably in your era?

    #3346
    Wayne Dengler
    Participant

    Ed,
    Yes,Dieter is my cousin. Unfortunately he is now at Arlington National Cemetary (Feb’01) I have his book,Escape From Laos which is autographed as well as a letter to me in it. He was also the subject of the movie Rescue Dawn which was about 99.5% true and not “Hollywood embellished”.

    I might have met Ed White but can honestly say that so many folks go in & out of the White House at any given time it is difficult to say if I can remember many.

    Top Dog

    #3622
    Ed Harris
    Participant

    Next time I go to Arlington to remember absent friends I’ll look up Dieter and toast his memory.

    I agree that Rescue Dawn is the true to his book Escape from Laos.

    #3627
    Wayne Dengler
    Participant

    Ed,
    I forget which section at Arlington he is interred but they have excellent records there and can give you the directions.

    Yes,the movie Rescue Dawn is very close to his Book Escape From Laos which is rare for Hollywood as they tend to “embellish” things.

    Wayne

    #6791
    Lee Blauvelt
    Participant

    First in 2020 to post. I’m in S.E. PA. I shoot a SP101 and also participate in Cowboy Action Shooting. Looking forward to the matches that I heard might be coming along in CT and MA this summer.

    Lee

    #6821
    Wayne Dengler
    Participant

    Lee,
    That SP-101 is a nice piece. Is it in 357 or 38 spl only???

    I would also like to participate in some CT or close by matches too.

    Wayne

    #7047
    Lee Blauvelt
    Participant

    Hello Wayne,
    Mine is a factory bobbed hammer in 38. It is stamped “SPNY” for “Special Purchase New York”. I shoot it nearly every time I go to the range. It is a stock gun except for the Hogue grip. The factory ones that came with it were too slick. I am upgrading the front sight to a XS Big Dot site soon. It came with an ancient OWB holster that is still serviceable.

    Lee

    #7099
    Wayne Dengler
    Participant

    Lee,
    That sounds like a super nice piece. Putting on the XS sight sounds to me like an added plus.

    The Rugers are built like tanks with loads of quality.

    The Ruger SP-101s are not lightweights like the LCRs. MIne is a 3 inch 357mag that handles every hot load with ease.

    Wayne

    #7150
    Lee Blauvelt
    Participant

    Wayne,
    I like the SP101 and don’t have a problem with it except when I get lazy and don’t clean it. I use inexpensive cowboy loads for practice. They are meant for 6.5 inch barrel. The snubbie gets pretty dirty after 150 to 200 rounds. If the post on the crane that the cylinder spins on gets dirty the trigger pull increases quite quickly. The cylinder needs to be removed and the crane cleaned and the cylinder flushed down where the extractor is. Good thing it comes apart easy.

    Lee

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Lee Blauvelt.
    #7188
    Wayne Dengler
    Participant

    Lee,
    Some cleaning products/lubes help prevent build up firing debris.

    I myself,use,Ballistol but some others prefer Break Free. Seems that a good wipe down after each box of ammo might help with the build up.

    Good to see that you are getting good use from your Ruger.

    Wayne

    #7190
    Dave Chuppa
    Participant

    I’ve been using Ballistol for a long time. Once I found out all the things it was good for I buy it by the case.

    #7214
    Wayne Dengler
    Participant

    Ballistol has been around for a long time. I had read an article that Hitler used to drink it for medicinal purposes (something that I do not recommend).

    I had tried Froglube a few times and applied it with heat but if it was not completely wiped off,in colder weather it would gum up.

    I do use it on the Glocks though with no problems.

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