to reader Professor Hale for the fire control group he sent me for my new Black Gun. This was infotaining, as it showed that the hammer I received had skipped a manufacturing step. The other revelation was the difference in quality of the parts- the MIM I got in the kit was obviously lowest common denominator. The stuff P Hale sent was very nice indeed.

Hope to do range reports soon. I need to make a barrel tightening block, the barrel seems much tighter than it needs to be. I can easily exceed 80 foot pounds trying to line up a slot, and that doesn’t seem right.