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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.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Remington 1858 message board?
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:57:38 PM »
Thanks for the update Smokey.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Remington 1858 message board?
« on: December 07, 2017, 12:38:43 PM »
The website; isitdownrightnow shows that the Remington forum is indeed down.

Schneider & Glassick / Re: Searching for S&G
« on: December 05, 2017, 06:18:26 PM »
A lot (most) of the brass framed 1851s on GB are actually S&Gs.  Here's one for under $75 so far 722869403

Others are:

That first one you listed Fingers is identical first cap and ball I bought back in 1969 going for the same price I paid back then, $60 new. It was made in 1967.

General Discussion / Re: Original ref lubricating/greasing
« on: December 03, 2017, 05:31:43 PM »
I think the reason that Colt specified that "patches" were not to be used in his revolvers was because at that time, most folks were used to putting a patch under a ball in a pistol (percussion, flintlock) and Colt's had little use for lube as most would have loaded a revolver, fired six shots, and they were done with it until it was cleaned and loaded for later use. Likely very little reloading of revolvers going on in the field during the Civil War which is why many, like the James brothers, carried multiple revolvers for follow up shots and why during the Old West, some like Hickok, carried two revolvers.

Welcome Wagon / Re: New from CA
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:14:57 AM »
Welcome from the other side of the Sierra!

Rogers & Spencer / Re: An Older Photo
« on: December 01, 2017, 05:19:33 PM »
I keep coming back to this page to look because Scooby did such a nice job with the photograph, and because I have always wanted a Rogers & Spencer.

Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: Polish capper demo
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:57:28 PM »
I've seen better videos, but try this Mazo:

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Hand lettering my Locomotive
« on: November 17, 2017, 05:57:31 PM »
Very nice work, as someone who has done a lot of hand lettering on various objects. Most people have no idea how much work and skill is involved in doing that.

Photo Gallery / Re: A Pic From Sat.
« on: November 15, 2017, 07:57:05 PM »
Hiked up into the high country doing some scouting for next fall. Made it up to 5200 feet befor the legs tuckered out and I stopped to build a fire and eat some food. This piece of the world is as untouched as it gets. Not many places anymore that have not been encroached by greed and money. Glad that I live where I do.
DSCN4753 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Great pic Scooby. I feel lucky to live in an area Eastern California near the Nevada border that is very remote and largely untouched and trampled by the feet of modern man.

General Discussion / Re: What would you like?
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:10:30 PM »
Bishop, yes that's close to what I'm talking about. The only thing I don't like about those is that they are special order so you can't really examine one before you commit. A better example would be the later American made USFA Pre-War and Inspector Series Single Action Army replicas. They are truly works of art. I have heard them compared to Freedom Arms in quality. If there was a cap n' ball like that it would be amazing.

I remember reading on a CAS website a few years ago that USFA actually did make a few 1851 Colt Navy models and were in the planning stages to make a high quality 1858 Remington model to be marketed by Remington before they went under.

General Discussion / Re: What would you like?
« on: November 09, 2017, 01:00:29 PM »
I like the ones they're already making but I want better versions. Version one would be the same as they are now but with real bone-charcoal color case hardening, at say $125 - 150 extra. Version two would be the ultimate with match grade barrel, all holes properly located, mating surfaces squared and/or properly fitted, stronger internals, polished internals, properly timed action. Bone charcoal and high quality hot salt bluing would be standard with this model. I think these would have to cost close to $2,000 - 2,500. For an additional charge they could be offered with gas oven bluing like the original Colt's. The would probably cost around $2,500 - 3,000.

Here is something close to that for $1,250:

Smokeless Repeaters / Re: Mauser 71/84 Repeater
« on: October 15, 2017, 08:01:50 PM »
Really nice rifle with a beautiful stock!

Leather / Re: Deja vu
« on: September 28, 2017, 10:08:54 AM »
Beautiful work mike!

Army Models / Re: New to me Uberti 1860 fluted
« on: September 26, 2017, 05:04:30 PM »
Looks really good to me. Half of the cap and ball revolvers I own have scratches, dings, and dents on them from use. As you said: "I'm a shooter so it comes 'pre seasoned'."

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