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I own the same set of Grace BP screwdrivers that Mike has pictured above. They work great on my Pietta's and Uberti's along with my Ruger Old Army.

NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Another refugee from next door.
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:40:30 PM »
Alright Miguel you're here now. Welcome! My name is also Michael, but my wife and sister-in-law call me "Mik" (short for Mick), my friends call me Mike, and my kids call me Dad.

Schneider & Glassick / Re: Accidental Schneider and Glassick
« on: February 15, 2018, 03:57:44 PM »
My very first cap and ball revolver was just like the one in the gunbroker link. It may well have been an EIG. I bought in 1969.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Lost another one
« on: February 06, 2018, 06:23:00 PM »
So sorry for your loss mike. Dogs are truly family. My dog is 16, almost 17. Never had a dog that has lived this long before. Most have passed at around 15. He is showing signs of going soon though.

Colt Cousins / Re: USFA... another Colt cousin
« on: February 06, 2018, 03:48:30 PM »
Really nice mazo!
I remember reading years ago, on some black powder forum, that USFA did, or was going to make 1851 Navy revolvers. They also had some kind of deal to make 1858 Remington cap and ball pistols for Remington, but the deal fell through.

Navy Models / Re: Took the Navy brace to the range this morning
« on: January 30, 2018, 06:31:21 PM »
It's been a while since I made smoke too. Got to get out there and shoot!

Photo Gallery / Re: Off On Another Venture
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:51:15 PM »
We have a good rendezvous friend who lives close to us. He is a farrier by trade, a good artist as a second trade, and he has a mule for riding. We just don't have any "mountains" over 1500 feet above sea level near us! Congratulations Scooby, I know we will see many more pictures of you and your new companion.

Yes, I guess it depends on where one lives. My house sits at over 4,100 feet with the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains towering 10,000 feet above that. Like Idaho, perfect terrain for a mule.

Photo Gallery / Re: Off On Another Venture
« on: January 27, 2018, 05:43:18 PM »
Congrats Scooby from my hometown, the Mule Capital of the World! I've ridden both Mustangs and Mules in the mountains and the mule is far superior on rough and narrow trails.

Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Nitre blue experiment
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:17:46 AM »
I love the look, nice job!

Pocket Models / Re: Wells Fargo, cheap
« on: January 22, 2018, 12:16:31 PM »
Thanks for the replies ssb73q and 45 Dragoon. Now I understand. I do have a Ruger Old Army so I should have known better.

Pocket Models / Re: Wells Fargo, cheap
« on: January 21, 2018, 06:46:51 PM »
Well, you might get some extra clearance if you shoot it much before fixing the arbor. But, since it's a smaller scale, it's in effect "overbuilt"  for the charges. That said, it is important to do the arbor fix.
 Glad it's functioning well. They seem to be popular as they trickle through the shop.
  If you want to install a coil handspring in the frame, the screw hole is the location. You'll have to shorten that screw but it  works very nice.

Have fun!
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Pardon my ignorance Mike, I have read about them but don't understand, what exactly is a coil hand spring?

Wads, Lubes, Patches, Cleaning Supplies, etc / Re: Ballistol and brass
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:54:14 PM »
Richard, I use Flitz on my brass. Supposedly it has an anti-oxidant that works up to 6 months from application. I wipe my revolvers with RemOil after handling.

I obtained a used stainless steel cylinder for my Ruger Old Army that was heavily frosted from use and a poor cleaning technique. Flitz and a little elbow grease made it look like brand new!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Sight Seeing
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:53:01 PM »
I find it mighty interesting Mike...Thanks for posting.

Photo Gallery / Re: A New Year Woods Run
« on: January 02, 2018, 06:27:57 PM »
What a great adventure Scooby! I admire your fortitude enduring this type of hiking and camping. I used to do things like this years ago, but at age 67, I just can't do it anymore.

Remington / Re: Interesting Remington video
« on: December 09, 2017, 04:31:22 PM »
Yet another great video from cap and ball. Really enjoyed it. Very informative.

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