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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: The Walker Colt; a primer
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:15:20 PM »
Thanks, Terry! (7&

Photo Gallery / Re: March 2018 Woods Run
« on: April 20, 2018, 12:35:08 PM »
Dang, are one tough old buzzard! L@J

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Loading a Walker
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:55:55 AM »
A few things I do that might change the outcome;

1) I try to use a loading stand when possible. This allows more leverage to a stabilized gun

2) I fill each chamber, then apply the wads and seat them with the loading lever (pre-compressing the powder) before seating the balls.

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Loading a Walker
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:52:27 AM »
While I have not yet shot my Walker (still undergoing restoration repairs) It's been said it should hold up to 60gr with a roundball...and no wad. It's also said that a Dragoon should hold up to 50gr. I have 3 dragoons and have shot 2 out of the 3, and yes, indeedy...I can shove 50 grains of Pyro P down their angry little snouts (but rarely do...prefer to shoot 40 with a wad) so I don't see why your Walker won't take a full 60?
Pyrodex P, incidentally, is measured by VOLUME not weight, the same as 3F Black Powder.
Have you tried (with cylinder removed) seeing how much uncompressed P your cylinder chambers will hold, filled to the top?

Colt Cousins / Re: Confederate Handguns.
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:27:16 AM »
Wow Fingers that's a hell of a collection. Love that Dance, they are high up on my "need to buy" list.
I think Hewy had one for sale here a little while ago?

Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: An interesting powder horn
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:15:57 AM »
You must have a very nice LGS. All mine ever has is inline crap, Glocks and AR's.

Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: Also found a Colt flask
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:15:06 AM »
I would be proud to own either one of those, EM. Very nice collectibles.

NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Hello from South Carolina
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:24:54 AM »
I'm fairly new to Black Powder revolvers, within the last year. I'm eager to learn.
Welcome! We're eager to teach. Ask away!

Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: After-Market Nipples
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:03:11 PM »
To be honest, Marc...I've never had a lick of trouble with the stockers.

Army Models / Re: 2ND GEN
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:02:01 PM »
  Well, .  .  .  .  I read a book about it .  .  .  . . lol!!
"Read a book"...hell, you probably WROTE it.

Army Models / Re: 2ND GEN
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:29:49 PM »
  That's what we're talking about!! The Peacemaker was the first to spell C-O-L-T!
The 2nd gens (as well as the originals) should have 3 clicks as they don't have a 1/4 cock "safety notch".
The clicks are: 1- half cock, 2- bolt drop, 3- full cock with bolt engaging locking notch simultaneously (2 actions for 1 click). When full cock is reached, that is the end of cycle. Any clicks after that (or early bolt/notch engagement) equals a "sick"  revolver.

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Geez, would you know, anyway? Wattya...some kinda expert or sump'n? (7+" (7+" (7+"

Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: 1730s Transitional Flint Lock
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:28:05 PM »
I am left eye dominant but left hand retarded. I close my left eye. L@J

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:26:25 PM »
Not to busy of a day, Went to church and when I got home put the fifth wheel hitch in our new truck. Fooled around with some guns and restacked lead ingots, then sat on the front porch with a hot apple cider and watched to birds and people.

Finished dinner, played the piano a bit and now going to spend the evening in a good gun book

"Mom, I want to go over to Terry's house and play". L@J

General Discussion / Re: Back on board
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:25:25 PM »
I would give it a college try but seeing what those youngsters are learning, think I will pass.   L@.
What can you expect when the professors are Commie pinkos or snowflake libtards?..... J*j

General Discussion / Re: Back on board
« on: April 15, 2018, 04:59:08 PM »
However a photographer I am not!  :-H
The same could be said for the majority of us here. But we give it the old college try.

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