Gun Repair

A while back I acquired a non-firing replica of the Colt 1848 “Baby Dragoon” pocket revolver. Although it is non-firing, it has a working trigger / hammer mechanism and rotating cylinder. Somehow I managed to break it so there was no spring tension in the hammer, and I finally decided to disassemble the gun and […]

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Locks and Keys

Recently I came into possession of several vintage locks along with an assortment of skeleton keys and other miscellaneous. Three of the locks are stamped YALE while another of the same design is stamped with the company name WILCO. The keys are mostly vintage with a few “faux vintage” mixed in.

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Am I a Writer?

NOTE: This was originally posted a few years back on Xanga – anyone remember Xanga? – but I thought it appropriate to re-post here for whatever it’s worth.   Writers and published authors will sometimes state that the act of writing itself is their passion, and so they will always write whether they get paid for […]

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