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Old 02-12-2013, 12:54   #75
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S&W original 39.

Had the usual beautiful S&W fit and finish.

Ran reliably.

Threw a pattern like a shotgun (even from a rest)

Lost badly in a shoot-off against a 'chief's' snubby.

Was gone the next week ....

Friend told me they at first tried to save money by rifling the barrels with revolver tooling and it resulted in bad barrels. Was corrected in subsequent guns, but that one was a beautiful lemon !

They'd created a vast, permanently unemployed underclass, dependent upon the Republic's stupendous welfare machine for its very existence, and in so doing, they'd sown the seeds of their own destruction. No one could place two-thirds of a world's population on the Dole and keep them there forever without the entire system crashing . . . but how in hell did one get them off the Dole? -David Weber, Flag in Exile
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