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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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmFW2dUOPno&feature=youtu.be

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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.

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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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General Discussion / Re: What would you like?
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:10:30 PM »
Bishop, yes that's close to what I'm talking about. The only thing I don't like about those is that they are special order so you can't really examine one before you commit. A better example would be the later American made USFA Pre-War and Inspector Series Single Action Army replicas. They are truly works of art. I have heard them compared to Freedom Arms in quality. If there was a cap n' ball like that it would be amazing.

I remember reading on a CAS website a few years ago that USFA actually did make a few 1851 Colt Navy models and were in the planning stages to make a high quality 1858 Remington model to be marketed by Remington before they went under.

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General Discussion / Re: What would you like?
« on: November 09, 2017, 01:00:29 PM »
I like the ones they're already making but I want better versions. Version one would be the same as they are now but with real bone-charcoal color case hardening, at say $125 - 150 extra. Version two would be the ultimate with match grade barrel, all holes properly located, mating surfaces squared and/or properly fitted, stronger internals, polished internals, properly timed action. Bone charcoal and high quality hot salt bluing would be standard with this model. I think these would have to cost close to $2,000 - 2,500. For an additional charge they could be offered with gas oven bluing like the original Colt's. The would probably cost around $2,500 - 3,000.

Here is something close to that for $1,250: http://www.longhunt.com/web/index.php?page=1851-Navy-Colt-Long-Hunter-Premier-Reproduction-Custom-Black-Powder-Percussion-Revolver

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Smokeless Repeaters / Re: Mauser 71/84 Repeater
« on: October 15, 2017, 08:01:50 PM »
Really nice rifle with a beautiful stock!

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Leather / Re: Deja vu
« on: September 28, 2017, 10:08:54 AM »
Beautiful work mike!

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Army Models / Re: New to me Uberti 1860 fluted
« on: September 26, 2017, 05:04:30 PM »
Looks really good to me. Half of the cap and ball revolvers I own have scratches, dings, and dents on them from use. As you said: "I'm a shooter so it comes 'pre seasoned'."

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General Discussion / Re: Goofy things in movies, shows and Audio books
« on: September 23, 2017, 02:17:10 PM »
Have enjoyed reading this thread! Let's not forget the scene in "The Last of the Mohicans" where Daniel Day-Lewis as Hawkeye takes out his priming horn and pours and pours what appears to be about 100 grains of powder into his flintlock's pan in order to make a long shot from the fort at a man quite a distance away.

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General Discussion / Re: Has everything been said and done?
« on: August 01, 2017, 03:19:29 PM »
I don't shoot as much as I used to, but would like to get out soon and make some soot. I do get my various cap and ball pistols out weekly and clean and fondle them. Just recently installed a Kirst cylinder on one of my Ruger Old Army's. Can't wait to go out and shoot it, but it has just been too d@#m hot, day after day, week after week, over 100 degrees.

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Conversions / Re: 1860 Thuer Conversion
« on: July 30, 2017, 05:15:52 PM »
Mike, that is really a nice looking conversion cylinder. I too have checked into Gary's Thuer and have put off buying one. I may have to get one now, I really like the look. Very unique.

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Army Models / Re: 1860 Signature Series
« on: July 28, 2017, 08:00:18 PM »
Colt will not letter the 3rd Generation guns, period!

Colt used to letter them. According to the official Colt historian, Paul, on the Colt Archives, quote:

"We do not letter these guns - I believe that we used to, but we do not maintain any of the shipping records, so I think we stopped doing that.

As far as our position, it isn't really a position. The fact is the guns were produced under a licensing agreement with Colt Blackpowder Arms, manufactured to Colt's specifications. Now, does that make it a true Colt or not? I'm sure that debate will never have any consensus. My personal take is that they are not true Colt's, but that they do hold their own place within Colt collecting. Comparable situations would be the Argentine contract 1911's (not the Colt produced ones - the Argentinian produced ones), the Norwegian contract 1911's, the Spanish produced .25 autos, and the current Walther produced .22's."

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Richard ,Not sure. I believe the shoulder stock was for the Calvary to be able to ride and shoot
a little more accurately, than hand holding their pistols.
The 1851 .36 was popular with the Navy, thus the name, can't see a sailor on board a saiing
ship, swinging a Dragoon or even a long barreled .44
Hewy

Actually it got it's name from the caliber. Back then the 51 was described as Colt's revolving pistol of naval caliber. A lot of them were used by ground......ummmm horse forces. :D


The 1851 Colt was also one of most popular belt pistols during the Old West, used well into the cartridge era (some where converted of course).

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At The Range! / Re: Great day shooting
« on: July 22, 2017, 05:36:13 PM »
Sounds like the perfect day to me too!

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General Discussion / Re: 2nd/3rd Gen similarities
« on: July 21, 2017, 04:39:58 PM »
Hawg, I was just going by one of Dennis Adler's books where he quoted Lou Imperato, owner of Colt Blackpowder Arms, as saying that the Signature Series frames were made at the old Iver Johnson factory in the U.S. and the barrels and cylinders came from Uberti. I believe that the 2nd Gen F Series Colts used some ASM parts. I'd give an exact quote, but the book is buried some where in my garage.

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