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Army Models / Re: Added 1860 Army .44 to my collection
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on June 21, 2017, 10:12:55 PM »
Congrats on the new 1860 Army! Nice collection of creeping loading lever pistols too.
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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: 2nd Gen., 1st Model
« Last post by Krylandalian on June 21, 2017, 09:58:04 PM »
So,  Spring has come and gone!  Did you get it?  What happened?
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General Discussion / Re: Books
« Last post by Krylandalian on June 21, 2017, 09:48:01 PM »
I forget the title, but I ordered a reprint that has a lot of fun old stories.  One story in particular is about some guys, in around 1853 or so, who happened across a bear.  Several with Navies began firing at it with no apperant effect  Then a guy with a Dragoon fired twice and the bear dropped.  Examining discovered: The Navies only penetrated about an inch under the hide, but the Dragoon balls penetrated deep into vital organs.

What s  up with that?!  I happen to know that a Navy loaded with a full charge can penetrate a lot better than that!!!  Or?
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General Discussion / Re: Goofy things in movies, shows and Audio books
« Last post by Krylandalian on June 21, 2017, 09:33:46 PM »
Also in The Mountain Men, they were horsing around and tackled each other, falling in the water.  They casually just got out and had no concern for their powder horns etc.  I cringed and even yelled-  Check the powder!  I ve  been there, in situations similar.  All my concern was keeping the powder dry, the lock protected etc.

Also,  in these shows depicting old frontier life and so on, these guys just walk in water with their leather shoes, let themselves get wet, walk through mud.  No way!   Like in Lonsome Dove and other movies/shows like it, they just walk in the water with their boots,, in some cases, where the water is over the top of the boots.

Man!  Dry feet and clothing was at a premium as it was!!!!
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General Discussion / Re: Goofy things in movies, shows and Audio books
« Last post by Krylandalian on June 21, 2017, 09:27:57 PM »
Several days ago I watched  The Mountain Men with Charlton Heston and Brian Kieth.  In around the opening shots, they re  standing and talking. In the background looks like an entire ski resort on the mountain.
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General Discussion / Re: My , , arsenal. Newest addition.
« Last post by Krylandalian on June 21, 2017, 09:20:39 PM »
As it is,  the first BP I had was a Blackboxer 1st Dragoon.  Bought in in 1983 from Schell s  Sport Shop in ,  either Turlock or Modesto CA.  It was $350.  Got it with a Colt cap tin and Navy flask.  I still have the cap tin.  The Dragoon was stolen from me in 1985.  I   u s e d   it a lot!  Anyway,  right now, it s  the only model I don t  have.  I m  kinda  longing for it.  I have a Brownboxer 3rd Dragoon I bought at a gun show in 1986 for $270, and this new addition 2nd Dragoon.  , and I have the Greyboxer WH Dragoon.

We ll  see.  I would like to have one though.
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General Discussion / Re: Black powder and percussion caps availability
« Last post by Krylandalian on June 21, 2017, 09:12:25 PM »
No limit on BP Subs that I m  aware of.  I m  look n  into that ref you gave me.  Thanks again.

Cap n,  where would you go?  I m  actually research n  get n  the  %@#&!!!  out (as you say).

This N. CA  is  NUTZO  big time!  Between the Tweekers, crybullies, twiglickers and tree huggers, it is   Z E R O   fun!!!
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Army Models / Re: Added .44 to my collection
« Last post by Hewy on June 21, 2017, 08:51:15 PM »
I'm slightly puzzed about the black back strap being based on an original Colt. First I thought
London model ? However I do like it.

That blued back strap is authentic Hewy, just like Col. Colt made them.  Same for the cylinder engraving ... genuine.  Congratulations on that. 

(Dang, I love a Sixty, I really do.)

I really like the sixty also. The flowing lines and related to my 1848 Dragoon.
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Army Models / Re: Added 1860 Army .44 to my collection
« Last post by Hewy on June 21, 2017, 06:48:58 PM »
"Coltified"   :-* and proud of it.
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Army Models / Re: Not too bad a price
« Last post by Captainkirk on June 21, 2017, 06:41:29 PM »
Richard, send YOURS to the Goon. You won't be sorry.
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