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Projectiles / Re: Johnston & Dow 36 Calibre Paper Cased Bullets
« on: January 18, 2018, 07:58:12 AM »
I have talked to a few individuals that match that description and then chose to not talk to them ever again.

Lead casting / Re: Manhattan Mould
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:58:54 PM »
Heck ya whip, looks most excellent!!!!! The mould is in plenty good shape and putting it to use is honorable.

I suppose I have just as much fun making cartridges with all of my original stuff as I do shooting them.

Projectiles / Re: Johnston & Dow 36 Calibre Paper Cased Bullets
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:29:35 PM »
#380-126-3R. Type in Eras Gone Bullet Molds if you want one.

They are not cheap like a regular Lee mould, rather they run 60 dollars. If you are going to get one, you just as well see what what a Manley cartridge forming block and mandrel will cost too. Save you from making your own and you will be making perfect cartridges right out of the gate. I am going to make up a couple of them myself.

Projectiles / Re: Johnston & Dow 36 Calibre Paper Cased Bullets
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:25:54 PM »
Good for you wicket. Carry on my good man.

I tell ya, I am enjoying the he'll out of these paper cartridges. Gonna have a go before too long at making up some leather belt pouches with pine blocks that will hold a dozen rounds. I have one that I bought that rides on a belt for my 1861's. It it a slick way to carry the cartridges.

Projectiles / Re: Johnston & Dow 36 Calibre Paper Cased Bullets
« on: January 13, 2018, 06:11:14 PM »
Hey wicket, I am using hair curler paper and going around my mandrel two full wraps. With that, I can seat the cartridges the full depth of the heel by hand. The larger end of my tapered mandrel is sufficient enough in diameter so  that I can get the heel started into the tube without much trouble.

Projectiles / Re: Johnston & Dow 36 Calibre Paper Cased Bullets
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:32:56 PM »
Just went over the slope and shot 18 rounds of the paper cartridges. These new bullets shoot very well. The generous lube groove helped out with fouling in the bore. They load super easy on the 1861. The mould was worth buying and making up the paper cartridges is rewarding for me.

Projectiles / Re: Pointed Bullets and Paper Cartridges
« on: January 09, 2018, 10:11:49 PM »
Sorry that I missed out on this post. It is right up my alley. It took place during my leave of absence. I sure would have joined in the discussion.

Projectiles / Johnston & Dow 36 Calibre Paper Cased Bullets
« on: January 09, 2018, 10:01:34 PM »
Recently aquired a 36 calibre Lee mould that copies the original Civil War era Johnston & Dow bullet. The bullets come out just fine cast from pure lead. I have made up some cartridges the past few evening and will shoot them soon enough. They are rather easy to constuct. I have no doubt they will work just fine, based on my previous experience with a heel based conical and paper enveloped cartridge. These bullets have a tapered heel and a generous lube groove. I will mess with them out of a Uberti Civilian version of the 1861 Navy. They load into the chambers in a slick manner and are of a sufficient diameter to ensure a good seal. I have lubed the grooves with my home made recipe.

These moulds make up some fine bullets for a percussion Colt. I am glad that Lee jumped on the band wagon. It has been long over due.

I will let you know just how well the bullets performed.

DSCN1676 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Other Models / Re: 1872 Again
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:10:43 PM »
Not again......   I'm getting sick of lookin at all your ratty guns and poor leatherwork.   Don't you have some photos of fruit in a wooden bowl or something like that?

That is funny as he'll Mike (7+"

Ol Gabe brought in a rotten elk leg. It is laying out in the snow bank along the driveway. I will try for a pic of it tomorrow.

Other Models / Re: 1872 Again
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:08:28 PM »
Yer killin me Scoob!! I've always wanted one of those.

They are fine pieces Hawg. My buddy Month got on for himself just this fall.

Other Models / 1872 Again
« on: January 06, 2018, 01:55:17 PM »
Been a while since I have featured this shooter. I always enjoy time with it and display a bit more personal enthusiasm than most of my other revolvers whenever I shoot and handle it. Enjoyed some time ringing gongs on this rather pleasant winter day. And since photos of it are no longer present, thanks to PB, I took a few fresh ones for the forum.

DSCN1670 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN1671 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN1672 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Gun Builds and Projects / Re: Refurb or Leave it be?
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:39:12 AM »
Yep, leave that one like it is. I have done some minor refinish work on a few that were similar, but only because some dolt had a go at it befor I took possession. And then again, if you mess with this rehab stuff long enough, you can get good at it and do some refurb work only to certain areas that need it and do it in such a subtle manner that it does not look obvious. I did such a thing to my Tucker & Sherrard and it does not look refinished.

Photo Gallery / Re: Some of my wife's bird photos
« on: January 03, 2018, 08:00:13 PM »
Great pics! I have always enjoyed the presence of birds, especially in their natural environment. I feed them too here on my place during the winter and early spring. I just have to do it sparingly so as not to allow the wild turkeys to take up residence.

Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / Re: A Very Nice Bowie
« on: January 03, 2018, 06:48:47 PM »
I am starting feel like a broken record, but dang, I sure do like opening up this page and seeing the responses from you men! THANKS ONCE AGAIN!

Keep in mind, this knife was commissioned with a historical interest as the primary driving force. The feller that owns it likely won't ever do much with it. It will never be a woods knife or daily user. The days for a knif like this are long gone.

Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / Re: A Very Nice Bowie
« on: January 03, 2018, 06:37:19 PM »
Not to mention the brass spine. Don't see that much anymore.

Good attention to the particulars Hawg, but I expect no less from you. I in fact only draw further attention to the issue out of respect. ;)

You know, I grew tired of my initial research on the brass spined Bowie. The arguments put forth by the reliable historians reminded me of college professors and preachers. In other words, "By God, I am right, and you are for damn sure going to see it my way."

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