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    Quote Originally Posted by Mestral View Post
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    A bit of twisted humor, M230 (replaced the M-60) crews call something different "stovepipe."
    The M230 is a 30mm chain gun, found on the Apache helicopter.
    The M240B is a crew served weapon that replaced the M60.

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    I am used to the terms failure to feed, failure to fire, failure to extract, and failure to eject. I suspect that in order for a round of ammunition to extract, it has to fully cycle to the point that the extraction mechanism grabs on to it and moves rearward to do the job. If that cycle is not sufficient to clear the spent cartridge, you get a failure to eject. If the extractor fails to let go of the spent cartridge, it will "stovepipe" . The entire firing sequence becomes a science all of its own when taken in series of events that need to happen.

    I have had all sequences of the firing sequence fail on me at one time or another. The only way I ever prevented it was to go with a revolver, which eliminates the whole ejection and extraction sequence being done automatically. And when reloading ammo, I used to reload my own until I discovered how absolutely terrible at it I am. I used to reload my own .357 Magnum ammo, and got a rude awakening when I actually went to the range and attempted to fire it. I used too little powder and the bullet would fall out of the end of the barrel and plop onto the ground. Not good. I discovered that in translating the amount of powder to use in the reload, My conversion of grains to grams to Averdrupois and back again was not very accurate. It took a couple of West Point Lieutenants to explain to me what the French equivalent to grains and grams was in order to get me to give up future reloading attempts. It was simply easier for me to buy the ammo from the rod and gun club.
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    Have you ever seen a titanium nitride coated, stainless steel HK USP 40S&W? Ever wonder what a German Texan would do with a no longer imported Stainless USP?




    Well, now you have. Hand polished and then coated. The coating place was in California. It was mailed. The slide was. The receiver stayed with me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kantwin View Post
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    The M230 is a 30mm chain gun, found on the Apache helicopter.
    The M240B is a crew served weapon that replaced the M60.
    OOps. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopperglock View Post
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    Have you ever seen a titanium nitride coated, stainless steel HK USP 40S&W? Ever wonder what a German Texan would do with a no longer imported Stainless USP?




    Well, now you have. Hand polished and then coated. The coating place was in California. It was mailed. The slide was. The receiver stayed with me.


    Looks ugly. Why would any sane person do this? Status maybe.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Owl View Post
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    Looks ugly. Why would any sane person do this? Status maybe.
    Influence from the examples at the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco. It's gotta have bling. From engraving to carved bull heads with ruby eyes.

    Imagine it in a shoulder holster. Late 1800's style.

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