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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Finished these up last week:
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:11:44 PM »
Very cool to see some hand crafted archery talent Capt. Those arrows look mighty fine. However, after seeing this post, I have some regret. I recently sold two Hickory sinew backed long bows and a slew of arrows fletched with wild turkey feathers. Thought I would have a more serious go at it, but Colt revolvers and lever rifles took on a stronger grasp. Figured someone else would at least put them to honest use. There just does not seam to be enough time to fit in all of my whims and wishes.

Photo Gallery / A Very Nice Buck
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:46:35 PM »
This is not my harvest, but one of a very good and young friend. I put him on this buck this morning. I have not included a pic of him because I do not have his permission. This young kid shows true grit and I have taken him under my wing of late. I have been coaching him on getting into the black powder bug and have gifted him an 1860 Army and belt rig. Anyway, he has been after me for nearly two years to take him hunting, and well, I rekon he got his wish today. I feel this kid has the potential to take on and live some of the older traditions. He has an honest and true quality about him and is worth putting some time into.

This is one of those good ol woods bucks that lived off the beaten path. They are hard to sneak up on and are seldom seen. The stars were aligned just right this morning and he was able to take a dandy. It was taken in one of my old patches of woods that I used to hunt a lot when I was younger. As it is, I took a bunch of pics of him, the buck, a couple with me, and some random shots, and decided to share two of them. Of most important and interest to you forum members is the one with my old Marlin 1893 in 38-55. I took the picture just because the opportunity was present. As I was dragging the buck out of the woods, it struck me to snap this shot with the little lever rifle. I hope you enjoy

DSCN4777 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN4767 (2) by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Photo Gallery / A Pic From Sat.
« on: November 12, 2017, 06:37:01 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

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Feeling dissapointed
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:12:31 PM »
Thanks men! Your words serve to give me the drive to look beyond this event and do the honorable thing, which is to rebuild the photo archives.

This particular group will survive, no doubt. We have found an alternative. Meanwhile, I will deal with the frustrations of the past, carry on, and make no further complaints. However, I will remain pissed off for some time and curse those responsible. Ya, it won't do no good in the end, but I won't ever duck my head. It is not my way.

Off-Topic Discussion / Feeling dissapointed
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:58:40 PM »
As it has been for months, I have been absent from the forum. I recently have been back and catching up on post. The catch up is good, but what I have always enjoyed in the past, even more so than the current, is going through all of the old posts and re-reading them. This forum is like a private library for me. I use member posts of the past for references and entertainment purposes. Nothing on the web compares. But how my heart is broken to see all the great photos gone from the posts. My, oh my, how I loved looking at all of the photos that were once included with the text. It feels like some evil kid took a pare of scissors to all of my favorite books and cut out all of the pictures.

I am pissed at PB. They piled up a bunch of history and set a match to it by their deletion scam. There is simply no way for us members to practically replace what has been stripped away. With all of the screwed up events taking place in our country, my current complaint could seem trivial to some, but this forum has always been like a sanctuary for me. A place to enjoy a bit of escape from the daily mundane world. I guess it will take some re-building from this point on. But I tell you from empericism, once any part of history is destroyed, it remains only in the minds of those who documented it. Once those individuals pass, it is lost. The loss of the pictorial archives from this forum is a major blow and it does not set well with me.

Leather / Re: I made one for me
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:20:52 PM »
Well, I am wordless. A copy of a Thuer and a "money belt." I doubt that I will never get around to making my own money belt. I likely will have a Thuer copy though before I pass this world. Regardless, I am impressed and envious at this time. Right on Mike!!!

General Discussion / Re: What would you like?
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:14:27 PM »
Ya, I suppose I am Capt. Always found that far out in left field was a neat place to be. Truth be known, there are some absolutely neat firearms that were produced in limited numbers. They get little attention compared to the mainstream versions. I will never own or shoot any of them. I will only relish images and the occasional viewing through glass in a museum. But boy oh boy how stoked I would be to have at least a reproduction of just one. It would make an 1851 Colt Navy seem like a common potato chip. In the end, I never stop dreaming and searching for new historical experiences. For me, it is the spice of life!

Very nice work tpelle! Making and shooting the paper cartridges is very fun and rewarding regardless of the method and projectile used. I will also throw in a vote for using curling papers. They are tough and burn up well.

I have developed my own method of making the cartridges with conicals and they come out looking real nice. My method is likely the most time consuming of those that you see, but since I don't watch TV, I can justify the time spent.

Thanks for taking the time to post the text and pictures. It was a refreshing read for me.

General Discussion / Re: What would you like?
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:05:32 PM »
Hard choice for me. But of course, you men already knew it would be something weird. So with that, I wish for an Alsop Navy revolver. If not that, I could go for a Joslyn,  a Wesson's & Leavitt's Patent Army, a Pettingill's Patent Army, or a Walch 12 shot Navy. Those ones would be pricy, so for simplicity sakes, I would be happy with with either a CSA copy of a Shawk & McLanahan, a Cofer, or a Dimick.

I am lucky enough to own a couple of Roots and a Whitney, but I could go for Uberti making a better quality version of those two shooters as well.

Scatterguns / Re: 1880 Belgian wallhanger....... (not)
« on: November 03, 2017, 10:11:58 PM »
I am a bit late on responding to this post, but it sure did get my attention! Kudos to you Mike for bringing another old jewel back to life, and double kudos for using brass hulls and black powder. I too have picked up a couple more single shots to add to my collection and have shot the brass hulls only out of them. Took a nice turkey in April with an Iver Johnson that is new to me and also have a recent Hopkins & Allen that will get blooded soon.

Remington / Re: Remington 1875 .45 Colt
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:23:09 PM »
Thanks Kirk. I was not that far away. Had some distractions with a long, hot, dry summer. Bad fire danger for months and the thickest smoke in the air that seemed dismal. Also spent some time getting a JK Jeep to my liking. Since the first of September, I have been in the woods every free minute that I am not working. I have not shot a Colt all summer, so I did not have much to post. I am going to spend every spare minute of November in the woods too. The woods are a good place to be. After that, I will get back to messing with the Colts and posting more.

Remington / Re: Remington 1875 .45 Colt
« on: November 01, 2017, 08:24:56 PM »
I have been considering adding this particular modle to my conglomeration for some time now.

Navy Models / Re: 1851 endurance test
« on: October 31, 2017, 06:35:29 PM »
Very good effort and report big ted. Thanks

Colt Automatics / Re: New 1908 Vest Pocket
« on: September 11, 2017, 05:46:30 PM »
They are super easy to break down for cleaning and lubing. Your's is an earlier version than mine. I suspect it will fire without the magazine in place. Later modles have to have the magazine fully inserted before they will fire. Your's also has a slightly different Rampant Colt logo than mine.

Colt Automatics / Re: New 1908 Vest Pocket
« on: September 11, 2017, 04:55:22 PM »
Good find Jax. I have one. Used to carry it a lot in my coat pocket when I rode. I also shot it regularly. It pretty much sets tucked away now though.

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