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Gun Builds and Projects / Re: 51 Navy Avenging Angel project
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:20:28 AM »
So far so good. I have made a bunch of 3 piece/1 piece grips. If you have any questions, be happy to let you know what works for me.


Forum Information / Re: Log In
« on: December 28, 2018, 04:50:20 PM »
Mother of Pearl, got here on the 2nd try!


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: December 28, 2018, 04:14:04 AM »
Just listening to the rain.

Same here, it started last afternoon with a light drizzle.  By nightfall it was raining like it meant to put out the fires. The “road” from the cabin to town passes through a creek, currently impassable. We have to wait for the water to drop a bit.


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: December 27, 2018, 04:10:02 AM »
Herself and I are in Georgia visiting with the grandkids. The boy is 2 and the grand girl is 22 days. I am getting a lot of time in the floor, I may need new knees!


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Gun's too heavy. Or not.
« on: December 08, 2018, 01:26:20 AM »
I'm wondering how she'd do with a bird's head grip.

A birds head grip would require a different grip frame.

Not everyone likes every gun. I like “K” and “N” frame S&W revolvers but not the “L” frame.


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Gun's too heavy. Or not.
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:12:51 AM »
Different stocks will make a difference.


Leather / Re: I'm gonna need a holster and belt.
« on: December 03, 2018, 08:07:04 PM »
I am another one who is happy with the leather I got from Mike.

I recommend a nice tooled rendition of a Brill holster.


Off-Topic Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving
« on: November 22, 2018, 02:57:07 PM »
 Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!!!!!!

I am not as frequent flyer as I used to be but still think fondly of all of you. I hope today brought you good times with family, friends and good food.

My wife and I spent the day delivering over 100 meals to those who could not get out or cook for themselves. Very humbling to be thanked and blessed by those less fortunate than ourselves.  They are very appreciative but the blessings are misdirected, we are merely the messengers bringing the fruits prepared by others.


General Discussion / Re: Been a While
« on: September 27, 2018, 04:04:19 AM »
Good to hear from you, Kevin. Glad all is well and business is booming. Stop by and say howdy every so often, OK? L@.

As I have time, certainly I will check in on all.

We are planning to move and between that, business, family, etc. well you get the picture.

I have sold most of my antique firearms, time to let someone else enjoy them. Now, the replicas are going. First the horse revolvers then the 1860s.  Also the long guns.


Forum Information / Re: Log In
« on: September 27, 2018, 03:57:59 AM »
I thought it was bad on the Laptop!  Trying to log in using this phone keyboard, kyghvhfgfhj6$!;$&(($$((


General Discussion / Been a While
« on: September 24, 2018, 07:09:02 PM »
It has been a while since I was last here. Life has continued and so have I. Our business is florishing leaving little time for internet or range. So ... I have listed a few things in swapping and selling columns

As stuff sells, more will be more offered.

Great for Christmas!!


Conversions / Re: About to enter Conversion Territory.
« on: May 31, 2017, 06:57:22 AM »
There a a 41 Long Colt conversion available  for the 36 caliber belt revolvers that doesn't need heeled bullets.


I figured Kevin was mad at us.  Must have gotten over it.
Check with this guy for the .41 Colt conversion

Not mad, did not fall from anything, just realigning my life.

Sold a few things and moving on.


Conversions / Re: About to enter Conversion Territory.
« on: May 26, 2017, 12:40:44 PM »
There a a 41 Long Colt conversion available  for the 36 caliber belt revolvers that doesn't need heeled bullets.


Police Models / Re: 62 police question
« on: March 15, 2017, 04:22:18 AM »
The Pocket Police (round barrel and improved lever) and Pocket Navy (octagonal barrel and old style lever) are the only 36 caliber revolvers with any recoil.  Both are a hoot to shoot but I am partial to the Pocket Police.  Originally built on the 31 caliber frame and copied as such by Uberti, they are only five shots but much more easily carried.  Pietta chose to cheap out and not retool and what they call an 1862 is merely a short barreled version of Colt's Improved Navy revolver.  Not a bad revolver but not a Pocket Navy.

None of mine have cap sucking issues but I install a post on them.  As for shooting cartridges, it seems you and I are in agreement, we have other revolvers for that purpose.

I do not currently have a photo of the three revolvers but believe I have posted such in the past.

If you have any questions, sent me an email as I am not often on the forum anymore.


Army Models / Re: New-to-me '60
« on: November 24, 2016, 03:14:51 AM »
Or....make a set of two-pieces grips from apple, walnut, curly maple, rose wood, or??

It is not that hard to make one piece grips.  And they look better than having a screw in the stock.


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