A meeting of the ‘Appliance Assassins’

“I’ve killed microwaves and laptops. I’ve killed everything that plugs in or has a ‘not user serviceable’ sticker at one time or another. And I’m here to kill you, Little water heater, for what you done to Ned.”

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Builders,

We had a very busy weekend working at my place, with a lot of assistance from Dan Sheradin on NC, the same Corvair/Pietenpol builder who helped out with this project: Stromberg Shootout, Pt #2.

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On Saturday afternoon Dan and I took a short break, along with Ryan from SPA, for another session of our club, The ‘Appliance Assassins.’ The subject of todays attention were two water heaters removed from my house.

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In my personal view, there are powerful consumer forces trying to fill your life with junk appliances, and the antithesis of this is choosing to have real machines in your life. I covered the concept in this story: Machines vs Appliances Part #2. Terminating appliances is powerful reminder to stay focused on mechanical quality, particularly in all things aviation. I have shot my old malfunctioning Dell laptop with a Thompson SMG, and it was the most rewarding feeling I ever got from a computer.

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Above, I’m holding Ryan’s Freedom Arms 83 chambered in .454 Casull, a very potent cartridge.  To see some of my previous “A-A” club work with Ryan, get a look at this: Machines vs Appliances, putting metal in microwaves.

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This is an appliance sticker, and it should be revolting to you also. Selling things knowing nothing about them is gross, and besides, this planet can’t afford to have 6 billion people on it running through disposable appliances. The comparative solution is machines which last, preferably built by your fellow countrymen who need quality jobs to have a fair shot at having a rewarding life. It isn’t PC or fashionable, but this is important: Made in America – data plates – obituaries to US manufacturing jobs .

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American craftsmanship, both of the above at Freedom arms products, one in .454 Casull, the other in .22LR

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Table of hardware, mostly Dan’s. Ruger Alaskan is in .44 Mag. The LCR-X is mine. All of these were made in America. Everyone has a natural right to be proud of the work of the craftsmen of their own land, only in America are some people apologetic about such natural pride, and it is typically people who have no connection to manufacturing who don’t understand why anyone would admire the craftsmanship of his neighbors, people from his own community and life experience. People who have been brainwashed to be pure consumers, people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing, are the last to understand pride in craftsmanship and honest quality work.

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Dan with Marlin in .30-.30. Went right through heater, didn’t care it was full of water.

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.454 Casull went right through both sides also. .44 Mag had a bit of trouble doing so out of a 3″ barrel.

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Top to bottom, .30-.30, .454 Casull, .44 Magnum.

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Myself, Dan and Ryan, in my yard, after another productive meeting of the Appliance Assassins.

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10 Replies to “A meeting of the ‘Appliance Assassins’”

  1. Love the RedHawk Alaskan in .454 Casull! Carried one on a chest rig when I lived in Montana. Bucks a little but I wasn’t skeert.
    Erik “Woody” Woodson

  2. Death to the appliances!!! On my builders forum I post to the guys were grumbling about the new tariffs on aluminum and steel. The a guy from South Africa piped up and said to the Americans that “you reap what you sow” my come back to that what yeah I think would reap more domestic steel and manufacturing jobs here the USA!!! Sorry to get political but that just shows you what the rest of the world thinks of us bringing manufacturing back to the US. I would always be willing to pay a little more for the material I buy if it means we get our manufacturing base back. I used to work in a steel mill and I had many friends lose their jobs because of slave labor wages and foreign subsidized steel.

  3. Wish I could’ve joined you. I have a Ruger New Model Blackhawk in stainless, cal. .45 LC & .45 ACP. Fun to shoot. (among others). I’ll show you some targets soon.

  4. Don’t have any firearms but certainly appreciate what “Made in USA” means. The fleet in work will all have Corvair conversions powering them for precisely the reasons William always explains so well.

  5. Nice homage to “Unforgiven.” Hopefully, no misfires, though. ;0)

    For those (very few) of you unfamiliar with the movie and the quotation, watch for the quote at 2:37 into the movie clip below –

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