Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, March 6, 2020

Heater du Jour

Through the same private-party sale, I acquired this S&W 65-2:


The gun was essentially non-operable. There was so much crap inside the gun that it could barely cycle, let alone open the cylinder. It took a detailed stripping and treatments with brake cleaner and then penetrating oil to get all of the crap out of the gun. Once that was done, I smoothed the bottom of the rebound slide and broke the edges with an Arkansas stone.

Out of an abundance of caution, I bought the S&W Shop Manual. I had earlier bought a Brownells' rebound slide spring tool, which was well worth it.

The hammer spur was removed post-factory, as the SA notch is still there. The removal was done by someone who knew what they were doing, as in it doesn't appear to have been done by some ham-fisted moron with a Dremel tool.

After a range trip, I swapped out a set of Crimson Trace laser grips to make it a good defensive gun.

1 comment:

"Zack" said...

S W E E T ! You are on a roll ...