Tag Archives: old

Mid-length 38s, old and new

Years ago, I got an old revolver for a small sum. Eventually, it went to a good friend. Then the friend died, and I inherited it. It had great lockwork and tight lockup but was pitted and worn. It was … Continue reading

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Iver Johnson Sealed 8 revolver

Model 844, 1950s production. The backs of the chambers are recessed to enclose the case heads, which isn’t a bad idea with rimfire cartridges. The front of the cylinder is extended to reduce the forcing cone flash. Ejection of all … Continue reading

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So, you’d like to date my daughter…

This young lady can fend for herself just fine, but you have to admit that the first impression made by the dad also counts. I also recommend a sensible comment by my friend Dave.

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Retro photographer

Of all the steampunk accessories, the one I expected the least was a Nikon FE film camera with a Vivitar 28-90 varifocal lens. In addition to looking neat, apparently this contraption allows Etienne to make photos by chemical voodoo performed … Continue reading

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Lockpicking with TOOOL

Examples of old and new locks. TOOOL

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