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 Post subject: ...found my old squadron...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:41 pm 
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...came across this accidentally while surfing around- now that I have some time after being laid off/terminated after 23 years with the company and 37 years in the business.... :roll: ....it features my squadron (VA-75-note the logo on the A6's) in 1966- 6 years before I was assigned to it...and at the time we were on the Independence....when I got onboard we had moved to the Saratoga...very little from what you will see here changed by the time I got there...brought back many many memories....and reminded me how I aquired my hearing loss... and it wasnt from loud rock-n-roll music.. :rotflma:



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That is awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: ...found my old squadron...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:14 pm 
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"...- now that I have some time after being laid off/terminated after 23 years with the company and 37 years in the business..."

sorry to hear this mario , but i can 100% say i understand exactly how you are feeling , hope the job hunt goes better than mine has so far , good luck my friend ,


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:52 pm 
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Worked around 747 freighters and know the hearing loss thing. I'm a machinist, so we happily take our lunch pails, and loaded tool boxes on roll arounds and skip from job to job…still sucks though.

We now have the wonder F-35 to do everything for us now. Ah, cheap A-6's make too much sense/cents now. You guys didn't hold hands in the cockpit did you?

Working on your ammo Mario, really. I might be forced to make my own tooling for it, arrgh, growl, arrgh. Now where did I put that 4140 pre-heat treated steal for making a good case length trim gauge SINCE LEE PRECISION DOESN"T MAKE ONE!!!!!!!!! They must die a cruel and horrible death.

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Mark

BTW, Might have to buy a tap and die set from Habor Freight, oh the horror. Doubt the boys at Lee use metric threads.


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 Post subject: Re: ...found my old squadron...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:38 pm 
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...I can live without the boolits....just find me a good replacement ammo can so I'll swap you for that Korean one ya want ;)

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 Post subject: Re: ...found my old squadron...
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:10 am 
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SWIHARTMARK wrote:
Worked around 747 freighters and know the hearing loss thing. I'm a machinist, so we happily take our lunch pails, and loaded tool boxes on roll arounds and skip from job to job…still sucks though.

We now have the wonder F-35 to do everything for us now. Ah, cheap A-6's make too much sense/cents now. You guys didn't hold hands in the cockpit did you?

Working on your ammo Mario, really. I might be forced to make my own tooling for it, arrgh, growl, arrgh. Now where did I put that 4140 pre-heat treated steal for making a good case length trim gauge SINCE LEE PRECISION DOESN"T MAKE ONE!!!!!!!!! They must die a cruel and horrible death.

Best Regards,

Mark

BTW, Might have to buy a tap and die set from Habor Freight, oh the horror. Doubt the boys at Lee use metric threads.

Lee will custom make a case trim gauge. I had them make me a couple of them. Just give the dimensions.

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 Post subject: Re: ...found my old squadron...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:53 pm 
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YES and No. I think Lee stopped custom work since I didn't see it in their order area but,….. they did make a small batch of 6.5mm Japanese case length and trim gauges with shell holders listed in their overstock area. One should be headed my way.

I did find that the gauge pin has 10-24 threads and was going to model something on a 6.5mm Carcano gauge pin. Now I'm not messing with it. That shell holder is not fun to make even if I get the pin done right.

I SHALL GET THAT AMMO DONE.

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Mark

I shall also get some tooling from C&H Tool and Die in the future. The Lebel needs some loving.


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 Post subject: Re: ...found my old squadron...
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Back when I made an extension to convert 8mm mauser to 8mm Rem Mag.

To make a trim gauge all you would need a hardened pin and a piece of mild steel rod.

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 Post subject: Re: ...found my old squadron...
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Awesome vid, Mario ... hope you're not serious about the job situation though ... :-?


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