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Photo Gallery / Re: March 2018 Woods Run
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:19:13 PM »
Na rd, your just a big puss. However, you have enough hot air in you that you would never have to worry about brain freeze in the winter.

Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: Also found a Colt flask
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:59:07 PM »
Mine do not have Colt's Patent embossed on them. Only thing marked is MADE IN U.S.A. on the backside.
Therefore, mine are not 2nd gen. flasks.

Photo Gallery / Re: March 2018 Woods Run
« on: April 20, 2018, 11:21:27 AM »
Nope, I had only owned the mule for a month when I went on this outing. Plus, I would not have wanted to haul him over to Montana on the icy roads.

Photo Gallery / March 2018 Woods Run
« on: April 20, 2018, 04:49:35 AM »
A few shots taken the first part of March over in Montana. Three of us partook in this run. Spent 3 days on it.

DSCN1822 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN1823 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN1832 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN1834 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN1869 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: Also found a Colt flask
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:25:34 AM »
I have two just like that miner. Yep, they are made from a heavier gauge copper for sure. 

I am not up on Colt 2nd and third generation moulds but predict they are on par with the common Italian reproduction moulds as far as quality and diameters.

All of the reproduction Colt two cavity moulds that I use are of brass and cast both balls and conical of sufficient size. I shoot both balls and bullets cast from them regularly.

A pair of leather gloves and a wool rag works just fine to keep the handles from getting too hot. I do not find them difficult to use.

I do have a preproduction Paterson mould that was very poorly made and does not line up, therefore, it casts an offset ball that is beyond any use. That mould is nothing more than a display piece.

I also use a lot of different original moulds and a few of them are used at times to cast balls for my revolvers. However, I do not have any original Colt moulds. But if I did, I would use them.

As for the reproduction Walker mould, I have and use one of those too. It does in fact throw a 170 grain bullet, which is a lot lighter than the original weight of 219 grains. But it is the only game in town, so it has to do. It shoots plenty good from my Uberti Walker and it is all I use anymore.

So to summarize, yes, the reproduction moulds are fully usable, provide "old fashion" satisfaction, and the conocals and balls cast from them will provide expected accuracy.

Fishing / Re: Fishing Lake Ontario
« on: April 08, 2018, 05:00:46 PM »
That is great Richard!!!!! I have never owned a boat, but always wanted to. It won't happen now this late in life for sure.

I was never a good fisherman, but did spend some time at it. I caught a lot of kings while working on Alaska. Now all I do is small mountain stream Brook Trout fishing for an evening meal.

Army Models / Re: 2ND GEN
« on: April 08, 2018, 03:34:05 PM »
Ah Ted, you know me, I shoot it. There is not a gun on my place that has not been shot. And I could give a damn if they get wet. I abuse flintlocks worth 3 times a second gen Colt on a regular basis.

I have a number of Uberti 1860s that shoot better than this one, so this piece gets to ride in the back seat. I got it for a super good deal, as I did my second gen 1851. It looks mighty fine on the outside, but other than that, it is not extra special. Regardless, I am proud to own at least one properly marked 1860, but won't make a habit of it. 

I am a shooter and outdoor enthusiast first. I am a collector second. Owning a shooter always out ways owning a safe queen.

Conversions / Re: Showing off
« on: April 08, 2018, 03:22:55 PM »
That is good work Mike. If it ages well like the bone on the knife is going to do, it will be a perfect combo.

Was the American Holly hard to work? Did you hand scape the final in letting of the backstrap frame.

I would own and shoot one with with such grips for sure. They were not, nor do they all need to be oil finished walnut.

Army Models / Re: 2ND GEN
« on: April 07, 2018, 05:34:13 AM »
Many thanks to you men.

Photo Gallery / Re: Off On Another Venture
« on: April 05, 2018, 07:47:52 PM »
Looks like one of them in the background of the B&W photo is a pack mule.

That is an older Molly and she is both a pack and a rider mule. Gentle as they get. She has taken a real liking to me. We always have to spend time rubbing up on one another before we get to work. She gets to go on every trip, no matter what, even if it is just wearing an empty Decker. Mike rides her on occasion, but since she is old, we will mostly let her pack a light load of gear and keep her with the bunch just as an example. When I saddle her and tie on a load, she never moves or fusses. She is one of those that you wish you would have got your hands on when she was young.

Photo Gallery / Re: Off On Another Venture
« on: April 05, 2018, 07:34:00 PM »
Thanks Roland, ya ol French Woods Runner. Your words mean a lot to me. Not so much about the ride for me. It is the sure footedness that draws me to mules. I have jumped him 5 times now. Got him to step gentle over many a windfall. Crossed two big creeks with high running water from snow melt. This ol boy is flat out woods smart. I have only had him crow hop one time and he buckled down fast when I put the reins to him and tightened up in the saddle. I now have very little issues to address with him. I am taking off in two days for my first overnighter with him. In another years time, he will be worth his weight in gold. This is one damn fine mountain mule.

Photo Gallery / Re: Off On Another Venture
« on: April 05, 2018, 06:49:38 PM »
Spending lots of time conditioning and training in the lower country while waiting for the snow to melt off in the high country.

DSCN1802 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN4832 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Army Models / 2ND GEN
« on: April 05, 2018, 06:43:00 PM »
Pic was taken this evening. 4/5/2018
DSCN1891 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Army Models / Re: Save $150
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:08:16 AM »
No doubt Richard. If a member did buy it, he would keep it to himself. And then he would cut back on the amount of posts he makes. And finally, we would hear no more from him.

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