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    Sticky: More pics of the Sharps....

    More pics of the Sharps.
    http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/_data/i/upload/2022/05/10/20220510033332-33f1f8eb-me.jpg
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    Sticky: You're welcome to do so. Someone else helped...

    You're welcome to do so. Someone else helped develop the idea.

    Here's the previous one, anodized. This will be even harder to understand outside of toy collectors.
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    Sticky: 1851 Sharps buffalo rifle, .50-70 caliber....

    1851 Sharps buffalo rifle, .50-70 caliber. Originally black powder percussion, converted to falling block in the 1860s.
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    Sticky: Charles Lancaster, 1858, in 14 gauge. We had to...

    Charles Lancaster, 1858, in 14 gauge. We had to get brass custom made. Commissioned for a British officer who apparently wound up in New Zealand for retirement.
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    Sticky: While that's generally sound advice I agree with,...

    While that's generally sound advice I agree with, and I love the simplicity of classic pumps, it appears most military and police are switching to self-loading shotguns. With modern, consistent ammo...
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    Sticky: I can't remember if I was able to show these. ...

    I can't remember if I was able to show these. WWI Artillery Luger with stock holster

    http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/_data/i/upload/2021/07/12/20210712142838-beb3082a-me.jpg

    Polish...
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    Sticky: I can only log in while traveling, not from any...

    I can only log in while traveling, not from any ISP near me. If someone can tell Mr Abbas, I'd like to find a way to reconnect.

    My wife just bought this Belgian underlever, made about 1870,...
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    I served 25 years, 19 USAF, 6 US Army, both...

    I served 25 years, 19 USAF, 6 US Army, both active and National Guard. Primarily a mechanical section chief for air base engineering units. Forward support material support for army infantry units....
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    Sticky: I finished building this earlier in the year. ...

    I finished building this earlier in the year. This is a 12 gauge RIFLE. There are two loadings depending on whether it's break action or falling block. Since I have a break action I'm limited to...
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    Sticky: We found a Suhl, German, made cape gun to match...

    We found a Suhl, German, made cape gun to match her Lefaucheux style shotgun. 20 gauge X 2.5" next to something about .40 caliber. I'll have to take a chamber cast.
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    Sticky: Other than access issues to the site, everything...

    Other than access issues to the site, everything is decent. Visiting my wife's family in central Texas. Youngest daughter is modeling a Smith & Wesson Model 1-1/2, 2nd Change, made about 1865, in...
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    Sticky: Lefaucheux style 16 gauge, German made about...

    Lefaucheux style 16 gauge, German made about 1880. Mechanism is partway between the Dreyse and a modern underlever. This one is my wife's also.
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    Sticky: Funny thing on the needlefire. It's 16 gauge,...

    Funny thing on the needlefire. It's 16 gauge, but not modern 16 gauge. It's .75 Bavarian Inches, which is .665 modern inches. There's an entire wikipedia page on "obsolete German units of measure."...
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    Sticky: The sliding breech has the lever on top. Pull it...

    The sliding breech has the lever on top. Pull it up, the breech slides back and extracts. Push forward and down to close. The barrels have a separate release button for maintenance.

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    Sticky: Some other stuff in the last couple of years. ...

    Some other stuff in the last couple of years.

    Wife got a Dreyse 16 gauge needlefire.

    http://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/_data/i/upload/2020/09/23/20200923215250-8453eff7-me.jpg
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    Sticky: Assist with being able to log in from home, that...

    Assist with being able to log in from home, that is. My wife handles our internet. She's a forensic analyst. So she'll understand whatever details there are while I smile and nod.
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    Sticky: I mean I can't log in from my ISP or several...

    I mean I can't log in from my ISP or several others, ever. Not just intermittent issues. The site is not available to me (403d), but I get the email updates. I'm in Texarkana, Texas tonight, at a...
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    Sticky: I'm traveling (in Atlanta) and can check in,...

    I'm traveling (in Atlanta) and can check in, because the site won't allow my home network to connect.

    Jessica and I have bought a lot of toys in the last couple of years. Here's a handful:
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    Sticky: All the fine guns in one image, before the new...

    All the fine guns in one image, before the new cape gun.

    https://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/_data/i/upload/2019/11/02/20191102162919-cdf99688-la.jpg

    S&W Model 57, .41 magnum
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    Sticky: I can't log in from my ISP anymore. It's 403d. ...

    I can't log in from my ISP anymore. It's 403d. So I can only post when traveling.

    Got a lot of stuff in the last year.

    Another cape gun, Belgian, around 1853-1860. 18 gauge next to 40...
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    Sticky: AK can be converted to .223 but doesn't do well,...

    AK can be converted to .223 but doesn't do well, just as the AR-15 can be converted to 5.45mm or 7.62X39, but doesn't do well.
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    Sticky: Yes, that's a can-type suppressor and they are...

    Yes, that's a can-type suppressor and they are the K-baffles for damping the noise. It gets filthy very quickly.
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    Sticky: Got to test my new can this weekend. ...

    Got to test my new can this weekend.

    https://www.sharppointythings.com/piwigo/_data/i/upload/2019/03/25/20190325200803-10378a7c-la.jpg
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    Sticky: Certainly. Message or email me (gmail mzmadmike)...

    Certainly. Message or email me (gmail mzmadmike) and I can summarize some basics.
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    Sticky: Japanese style blades are prone to rust due to...

    Japanese style blades are prone to rust due to the polish technique--finer and finer abrasives leave an open grain. Power buffing with a wax polish seals the surface somewhat, but doesn't show the...
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