Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Tommy Atkins
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Odd occurrance (E-Bay)
Replies: 0
Views: 11
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Odd occurrance (E-Bay)

I know some of you guys are e-bay traders so I have a question for you regarding cc charges. (NOT firearm related) I ought a couple of items from a single seller on e-bay. My cc was charged the full amount of the transaction, I've confirmed this with the cc company. HOWEVER The seller was "shorted y...
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: F-104 Trivia
Replies: 9
Views: 911
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Re: F-104 Trivia

When things go screwy in a fast mover the go screwy fast too. We were departing Brawdy in the Western tip of Wales in an RAF PR-7 Canberra (B47) when we got a buzz by a couple of USAF F4s. They were insistent we make an IMMEDIATE 120° Port turn & reduce altitude & power. We were discussing it , as w...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Warning - Dominican .30 Carbine Ammo
Replies: 2
Views: 160
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Re: Warning - Dominican .30 Carbine Ammo

This stuff was probably made for the horrible ".30 Kiraly-Cristóbal Carbine". They probably never fired it because every Chrisotbal I ever saw when I was there was a block of corrosion & rust. I had one of the "mirror shades & soviet camo dungarees" crowd point one at me once & a spider climbed out ...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: F-104 Trivia
Replies: 9
Views: 911
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Re: F-104 Trivia

Basically a missile with wings. I remember hearing about "The flying Coffin Nail" or as the Germans called them "Witwenmacher" ("The Widowmaker") at the time. Oddly it was ONLY the Germans that had such a terrible accident rate. I did hear that a major contributing factor was the German's insistence...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 482
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Re: JFK

Must be a different one, his ammo all worked but they did mention bad ammo.
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 482
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Re: JFK

Yes that was a very well done recreation of the events in Dealy Plaza. There was another one done by (IIRC) the Discovery channel where they built a tower reproducing the shooting angle & range. They towed a similar car at the same speed & an "expert" replicated the actual shooting. Then they had ab...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 482
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Re: JFK

Once you strip away the nuttier conspiracy theories, & the outright hype it comes down to a fairly basic shot string any reasonably competent rifleman could have made. 90 yds @ 60°downward angle benched & supported against a slow-moving 9' X 6 1/2' receding target. The rounds fired we should compare...
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 482
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Re: JFK

There's a lot of misinformation out there, but a lot of it has been repeated so many times its becoming "fact". I have one or two questions myself, but I think most of any "Cover up" or "Conspiracy" was probably the result of good ol' 'Murican CYA syndrome as the tale began to be fully reveled. All ...
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 482
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Re: JFK

Please keep your comments civil & remember the forum rules.
Thanks.
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Time to ride the Homelite Trail King 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 149
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Re: Time to ride the Homelite Trail King 2019

I'm not sure if this will help, but there's a motorcycle type chain lube in the U.K. called "Linklife" Its a grease at room temperature, but in hot water it liquefies. To use it you sit the giant "shoe polish can" it comes in in a tub of hot water till it melts. Then you coil up the chain (hence the...
by Tommy Atkins
Wed May 29, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Uss Truman
Replies: 13
Views: 682
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Re: Uss Truman

Lets not forget, or ignore, that any ship of that age probably has "H&S" Issues with things like (gasp here) asbestos, which killed all its former crew!
by Tommy Atkins
Fri May 24, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: Thank you, Gov Hogan (MD)
Replies: 0
Views: 278
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Thank you, Gov Hogan (MD)

He said while running he saw no need to change MD's existing firearms law & by doing exactly nothing till now he's actually done that! Today he vetoed a pair of dog's dinners that would have removed appeal against permit denial. Credit where credit is due even if it does get overridden, which is a p...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu May 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: AOC funny
Replies: 3
Views: 412
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Re: AOC funny

She just needs to work on the "Deer in the headlights 1,000 yd stare" though!
by Tommy Atkins
Tue May 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Bogart and his pistol collection
Replies: 6
Views: 1257
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Re: Bogart and his pistol collection

Ms Bacall, who I had the pleasure of meeting once, back in the 80's, exuded class, she'd probably just do the hair shake & walk on by.
Ms Milano I have no desire to meet.
by Tommy Atkins
Tue May 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Wal mart
Replies: 2
Views: 466
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Re: Wal mart

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