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Messages - Captainkirk

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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Hello from California
« on: October 03, 2018, 06:37:46 PM »
Welcome aboard, and glad you found us! Make yourself at home here!

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Army Models / Re: Smokeless in a BP revolver
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:16:57 PM »
This has been covered in spades on all the BP forums (including this one) over the years. If it's been said once, it's been said a thousand times, but just in case:

NO AMOUNT OF SMOKELESS POWDER CAN BE CONSIDERED SAFE IN A BLACK POWDER REVOLVER, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TRAIL BOSS IN CARTRIDGE CONVERSIONS!

Yes, some folks have done it, but sooner or later their luck will run out and they will wind up with a face full of shrapnel, or worse.
Cartridge conversion cylinders for BP firearms are made of smokeless quality steel that can withstand smokeless pressures while BP cylinders are not designed nor proofed for these types of pressures!

Thanks for posting, Ted. It can't be repeated too often. DON'T DO IT!

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Army Models / Re: 60 armies
« on: September 26, 2018, 10:02:24 AM »
I agree with your assessment, bigted, "Just Right".
I have two '60's and while I have other guns I 'like' more, or are more unusual, sleeker looking, better pointablity, etc...for hands-down ergonomics and function, it's hard to beat a '60. The .44 is hard-hitting and the creeping loading lever is a mechanical marvel. Add one of the Goon's cap rakes to combat cap swallowing and you are in some serious black powder territory.

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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Howdy
« on: September 25, 2018, 05:52:41 PM »
Welcome from...ahem, nevermind.  (?? Just, welcome! &\?

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Welcome Wagon / Re: Howdy from Texas
« on: September 25, 2018, 05:50:34 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome. I work two jobs so time is a luxury. How many posts do I have to make before I get to stop answering the questions and filling out the letters?

try this:
Log in, then once in, save the home page as a thumbnail. You should not have to answer the goofy security questions anymore. If so, try clearing your browser history and that should do it for ya.

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Welcome Wagon / Re: Howdy from Texas
« on: September 25, 2018, 08:18:02 AM »
Welcome aboard, good to know you're real and not a bot! &\?
Lotsa hobbies? Yeah, me too. Too many, in fact. Anyway, glad to have you on board.

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General Discussion / Re: Been a While
« on: September 25, 2018, 08:15:08 AM »
Good to hear from you, Kevin. Glad all is well and business is booming. Stop by and say howdy every so often, OK? L@.

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General Discussion / Re: Which Holster?
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:58:26 AM »
I always prefer a crossdraw on an 8-incher.

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Colt Automatics / Re: Dad's 45 - Series 70 Colt Government Model
« on: September 06, 2018, 03:47:02 AM »
That is one FINE looker, Drobs!

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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Back Again
« on: September 03, 2018, 04:14:20 PM »
We knew you'd be back. L@J
Glad to see you around again!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: My kid
« on: September 02, 2018, 07:14:10 PM »
Chip off the old block, EM! Hope all goes well for him!

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Colt Collecting / Re: Are the "real" Colts that much better?
« on: August 30, 2018, 08:25:56 PM »
Don't know if this is the right thread, but here we go:
I got this 1851 model Colt Navy antique unseen from an auction site. It obviously was a mixture of parts from back then and in rather bad condition, though the bore was pristine. After a lot of gunsmithing it amazed me as the best gun I ever shot. Straight. Tight groups. No cap issues. Mind you, I started out as a Remington 1858 addict (and still am) but I must admit that the Colt Navy is rather classy.

We have all traveled a similar road, Len. And we all wind up...here! L@J

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General Discussion / Re: Probably getting some guns back.
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:02:28 PM »
Agreed, good friends help each other. I did much the same when 2 friends were going through divorces. The only bad thing in my cases were that the friends moved away and now we don't see each other very often.
Which reminds me...

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Ask The Experts / Re: Marine revolvers
« on: August 19, 2018, 07:07:35 PM »
Hawg did the *unthinkable* and done got hissef hitched again. He's moving into a new (old) house and restoring it, no internet service yet.

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