Otto was already one of those drifting, case-hardened
labourers who never marry or have children of their own.
"I'll be case-hardened by that time," was his reply.
"Since you are not yet case-hardened, tell me what you think right now about the general editorial policy."
You can tell at a glance the difference between the old hand and the novice; between the case-hardened
man who has been used to shift and struggle for years and the poor devil of a beginner striving to hide his misery, and in a constant agony of fear lest he should be found out.
Not only was he gambling as he had never gambled before, but he was gambling at the biggest table in the world and for stakes so large that even the case-hardened
habitues of that table were compelled to sit up.
"I ought to be more case-hardened
after my Afghan experiences.
Luckily the boy was case-hardened
, and would have smoked a small lime-kiln if anybody had treated him with it.
I have been so much buffeted about in war and by sea that I am case-hardened
, and this too may go with the rest.
Originally estimated at between $50,000 to $70,000, this rare 3V2-inch-barreled blued and case-hardened
.38 retains virtually all of its original finish.
While the top of the line "working" gun is the Model 1873 Sporter with an octagon barrel and a case-hardened
receiver, there are four other models plus a special 150th Commemorative gun.
It features stock made from American Walnut, bone-charcoal color case-hardened
frame and furniture and Marble Arms' rear and front sights.