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From: Keith R. Williams
Subject: Re: Need loud anti-dog barking ultrasonic device.
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 13:48:19 -0500
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> On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 14:34:45 -0500, Keith R. Williams
> >In article , firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 08:24:46 -0500, Keith R. Williams
> >> wrote:
> >> >I
> >> >>
> >> >> [show tremendous ignorance]
> >> >> So where does "Winchester" come in?
> >> >> [/show tremendous ignorance]
> >> >
> >> >The original Winchester repeating rifle was a .30-30 calibre.
> >> >
> >> >----
> >> > Keith
> >> Ah - thanks!
> >> So this is a USA inside - joke.... :-)
> >> (carefully avoiding a pro/con gun flamewar)
> >Not so much about guns, rather than 19th century western US lore.
> >You've never seen a "spaghetti western"?
> >The rifles the guys in the
> >white hats carried was invariably a Winchester.
> >See (though it's a .45-60):
> Yes - I seem to recognize the shape! This is the gun that sounds
> different every shot, and impressive ricochet sounds are heard every
> other shot. Am I right? :-)
That's the one. ;-)
> Our (European) education in this field is lacking, so the only thing I
> know about guns:
> "Six-shooter" = "Revolver"; holds 6 bullets, and can be fired over 50
> times without reloading when engaging really bad enemy indians or
> black hat cowboys.
Single-handed, while rolling across the ground, hitting the they guy in
that black hat on the hand. That's the one.
> "Magnum" = "a really whopping big six shooter"; some actors discharge
> this weapon holding it with one hand only (exlaiming "make my day" or
Magnum is French for "big hangover". ...and yes, the type of ammo is
named after the bottle. Magnum rounds have more go-faster stuff.
> while mere mortals need 2 hands, ear protection and a good
> insurance to fire one. (so I am told)
Indeed. Though insurance is optional. Some places are silly enough to
require permission of government bureaucrats to own these things.
Fortunately, this isn't one of them.
> "Rifle" = Long gun with added precision, unlimited ammunition. Some
> guns require strange jerking motions with some lever to get a new
> bullet in the barrel.
Sort of. They can only legally have ten rounds here in the US, but they
reload so fast the normal motion pictures can't capture the process.
Some rifles automatically feed a new round so you can shoot
"unlimited" ammunition faster.
Some fire unlimited ammunition in an infinitesimally short time.
Dispite popular opinion, these guns are quite safe. The bullets never
hit anything important, except perhaps a gasoline tanker driving off a
> "Shotgun" = rifle with damage impact comparable with a medium size
> self-propelled howitzer. Aiming is optional. Strange bicycle pump
> motions are required to keep it in operation.
Not necessary to pump a bicycle. It's optional. Some automatically
serve you another shell. Some split in half and you have to put the
shells in manually. The difference between the self-propelled howitzer
and the shotgun is the range and the price of the ammo. Duck shooting
with a howitzer isn't particularly productive either.
> Please feel free to correct any errors in my perception..:-)
Your're close. In any case guns can fire continuously, unless one gets
the Writers Guild mad. Then the guns invariably run out of ammo just
before the commercial break. It's embarrassing to get saved by feminine
hygiene products, but that's how the writers get even.
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