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Would someone please tell me again what the H stands for on the rear face of a cylinder? I know that I knew this once, but I just can't remember and I can't find a reference to it.
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Would someone please tell me again what the H stands for on the rear face of a cylinder? I know that I knew this once, but I just can't remember and I can't find a reference to it.
Thanks in advance.
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Assuming you are looking at a Model 28 Highway Patrolman revolver, the general thought around here seems to be that the "H" told the finishing department that the cylinder was for the Model 28 and not a Model 27, therefore, the cylinder was not to receive the high polish of the Model 27. There are quite a number of threads on this issue if you use the search feature.
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Thank you, Shawn. It was an HP. I should have mentioned that. I appreciate the explanation and it rings a bell. Next week I will turn 63 and the memory is just not what it used to be.
My dad (God rest his soul) used to say, "There are three signs of encroaching old age. The first is memory loss . . . and dang it, I can't remember the other two!"
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come on Jack you are just a kid. Jim
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Thanks. I just wish I felt like one!
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Thank you, Shawn. It was an HP. I should have mentioned that. I appreciate the explanation and it rings a bell. Next week I will turn 63 and the memory is just not what it used to be.
My dad (God rest his soul) used to say, "There are three signs of encroaching old age. The first is memory loss . . . and dang it, I can't remember the other two!"
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I remember. They are: (1) memory loss, (2) memory loss and (3) memory loss. Did you say there were three?
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Thanks a lot, Pappy1911 and teesur! That is not what I wanted to hear!
I spent a number of years working in the logging industry. Things like getting hit by trees, tearing muscles pulling on heavy cables and bouncing around in Cats and skidders take their toll. At 63, I'm pretty worn out and beaten up. But I love life, my wife, my kids and grandkids and S&W revolvers. Life is good! Maybe I'll still be able to hobble to the range when I'm 77. But I hope my body doesn't go downhill as much between now and then as it did between ages 50 and 60!
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Well Jack, No matter WHAT happens you'll always have more experience than I do....Slow at 64-Dan
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Thanks, Dan. And yes, the many experiences have added to the ride. I've lived all over the place: from Southern California to SE Asia (during the war, 24 months) to Oregon to Alaska. Even spent some time on the east coast and, recently, gone to Europe a dozen times. And I have a wonderful wife of 42 years who has followed me everywhere (well, just about everywhere - she skipped the SEA part, thank God). I have no complaints, other than some aches and pains.
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I remember. They are: (1) memory loss, (2) memory loss and (3) memory loss. Did you say there were three?
I'm only 73, but my memory is great; just short!
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I got to spend 2 confusing years in Iran a d 2 'Lost' years in Thailand. Plus, some time all over Europe. The best part was going all over the US for awhile and not many aches, but I do have two knees I'd like to trade in.
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