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Newbie again
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:13:26 AM »
I've been hanging out on the Remi '58 for 5 yrs. Saw that most of the active guys also belong here, so thought it better to toe in.
I got 7 originals and shoot them all pretty regularly. No proper Colt, but my Manhattan Navy, Series I, S/N 515 might just qualify me as a member here (there's a Manhattan thread on, but it's void). It's a very nice shooter.
The others are: one French and one British flintlock pistol (18th cent) and one Belgian/Swedish caplock rifled pistol 19th cent), one Smith carbine (cavalry), one '58 Remi NMA and one Remi Navy Riders DA.
Like tinkering with what I drag home from auctions.
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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 06:06:03 AM »
Welcome Len, post a few pics of your Manhattan I'd like to see it.

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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 06:08:39 AM »
Hi Len,   took you awhile to make the trip over here.

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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 06:16:11 AM »
Howdy Len! Great to see ya on here!  :-*

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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 09:58:29 AM »
Len, glad to see you here! I'm sure you will be a valuable addition as we enjoy your posts on the Remmie site.

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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 10:00:25 AM »
Hi Len.  Glad to see you here.
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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 10:11:04 AM »
Hi Len,   took you awhile to make the trip over here.
Yes. Some guys are shyer, slower and more withdrawn

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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 01:55:34 PM »
Len may have only posted here twicet - but he ain't no "newbie".

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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 06:10:22 PM »
Hey Len, You mentioned you have seven originals, I assume Colts. Pictures
would be nice. When you can please provide us with  stories for each  i.e., age, model, when you got them.
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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 09:27:25 PM »
'Bout time you got here, Len.
Glad you made it.
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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2017, 12:08:27 AM »
Welcome Len, post a few pics of your Manhattan I'd like to see it.
Whip

I've tried posting photos, but they bounce. Size too large. Have to find some way to compress or "Save for web & device", with a loss of quality,sic.

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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2017, 08:09:19 AM »
Welcome!

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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 08:49:04 AM »
Welcome Len, post a few pics of your Manhattan I'd like to see it.

Whip
Picture now up in "Brand X" -- "Manhattan"

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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2017, 12:36:04 PM »
That Manhattan is a beauty and Mike did his usual excellent work.  Those two items together make quite a rig. 

Len Maybe post (somewhere) that good photo of your recent Rem .36 DA and the original Remington 1858, the one with the ruler between them (IMG_2177).  Its a really valuable comparative study of their relative sizes. 

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Re: Newbie again
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2017, 09:13:58 AM »
That Manhattan is a beauty and Mike did his usual excellent work.  Those two items together make quite a rig. 

Len Maybe post (somewhere) that good photo of your recent Rem .36 DA and the original Remington 1858, the one with the ruler between them (IMG_2177).  Its a really valuable comparative study of their relative sizes.

Hi G,
the Manhattan was kind of my ticket to this forum, not a Colt but certainly Colt-ish. I will attend to your demand in due time, but will take new pix with the Manhattan included (wouldn't like to pxss off any serious Colt fanatics on here, by including that-you-know-what in a pix without something Coltish.