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Pocket Models / Re: Wells Fargo, cheap
« on: Today at 12:16:31 PM »
Thanks for the replies ssb73q and 45 Dragoon. Now I understand. I do have a Ruger Old Army so I should have known better.

Pocket Models / Re: Wells Fargo, cheap
« on: January 21, 2018, 06:46:51 PM »
Well, you might get some extra clearance if you shoot it much before fixing the arbor. But, since it's a smaller scale, it's in effect "overbuilt"  for the charges. That said, it is important to do the arbor fix.
 Glad it's functioning well. They seem to be popular as they trickle through the shop.
  If you want to install a coil handspring in the frame, the screw hole is the location. You'll have to shorten that screw but it  works very nice.

Have fun!
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Pardon my ignorance Mike, I have read about them but don't understand, what exactly is a coil hand spring?

Wads, Lubes, Patches, Cleaning Supplies, etc / Re: Ballistol and brass
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:54:14 PM »
Richard, I use Flitz on my brass. Supposedly it has an anti-oxidant that works up to 6 months from application. I wipe my revolvers with RemOil after handling.

I obtained a used stainless steel cylinder for my Ruger Old Army that was heavily frosted from use and a poor cleaning technique. Flitz and a little elbow grease made it look like brand new!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Sight Seeing
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:53:01 PM »
I find it mighty interesting Mike...Thanks for posting.

Photo Gallery / Re: A New Year Woods Run
« on: January 02, 2018, 06:27:57 PM »
What a great adventure Scooby! I admire your fortitude enduring this type of hiking and camping. I used to do things like this years ago, but at age 67, I just can't do it anymore.

Remington / Re: Interesting Remington video
« on: December 09, 2017, 04:31:22 PM »
Yet another great video from cap and ball. Really enjoyed it. Very informative.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Remington 1858 message board?
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:57:38 PM »
Thanks for the update Smokey.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Remington 1858 message board?
« on: December 07, 2017, 12:38:43 PM »
The website; isitdownrightnow shows that the Remington forum is indeed down.

Schneider & Glassick / Re: Searching for S&G
« on: December 05, 2017, 06:18:26 PM »
A lot (most) of the brass framed 1851s on GB are actually S&Gs.  Here's one for under $75 so far 722869403

Others are:

That first one you listed Fingers is identical first cap and ball I bought back in 1969 going for the same price I paid back then, $60 new. It was made in 1967.

General Discussion / Re: Original ref lubricating/greasing
« on: December 03, 2017, 05:31:43 PM »
I think the reason that Colt specified that "patches" were not to be used in his revolvers was because at that time, most folks were used to putting a patch under a ball in a pistol (percussion, flintlock) and Colt's had little use for lube as most would have loaded a revolver, fired six shots, and they were done with it until it was cleaned and loaded for later use. Likely very little reloading of revolvers going on in the field during the Civil War which is why many, like the James brothers, carried multiple revolvers for follow up shots and why during the Old West, some like Hickok, carried two revolvers.

Welcome Wagon / Re: New from CA
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:14:57 AM »
Welcome from the other side of the Sierra!

Rogers & Spencer / Re: An Older Photo
« on: December 01, 2017, 05:19:33 PM »
I keep coming back to this page to look because Scooby did such a nice job with the photograph, and because I have always wanted a Rogers & Spencer.

Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: Polish capper demo
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:57:28 PM »
I've seen better videos, but try this Mazo:

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Hand lettering my Locomotive
« on: November 17, 2017, 05:57:31 PM »
Very nice work, as someone who has done a lot of hand lettering on various objects. Most people have no idea how much work and skill is involved in doing that.

Photo Gallery / Re: A Pic From Sat.
« on: November 15, 2017, 07:57:05 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

Great pic Scooby. I feel lucky to live in an area Eastern California near the Nevada border that is very remote and largely untouched and trampled by the feet of modern man.

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