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Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: Cap sucking solution?
« on: March 21, 2018, 12:57:52 PM »
Hi Len, is this related to what you are doing with your Manhattan?

Manhattan spring plates:

Navy Models / Re: 1851 Navy vs. SAA
« on: March 18, 2018, 06:56:43 PM »

The Navy is just way easier to control. I tend to think this is why Wild Bill Hickok kept his pair of '51's well into the cartridge era.

When my boys were coming up and learning to shoot they had an array of pistols to practice with but each mastered the '51 quicker and easier than any other handgun.  That mod was their favorite and first choice.  They have their own 1851ís now and can really use them.

There is something spooky 'natural' about shooting those things.  A Ď51 Navy is a one of a kind handgun. 

I think Hickok had a lot of confidence in shot placement and with his skill  a .36 was plenty of power.  We've kept our Navies "well into the cartridge area" too.

Media Matters / Re: Three Amigos
« on: March 18, 2018, 01:42:40 PM »
Las tres mariposa  -

Army Models / Re: Pietta 1860 on sale
« on: March 17, 2018, 07:27:17 PM »
... I am just into 1851 Navies. Just can't get into them.

I love a í51 Navy, you bet, but life without Sixties would be incomplete and is disconcerting to even imagine. 

Gun Builds and Projects / Re: Pietta screws
« on: March 10, 2018, 02:52:56 PM »
I have done my part in helping to keep VTI in business just on screw orders.  I can't abide a buggered screw.  I'm better these days but there was a time when I could not get near a Pietta screw without damaging it.  The religious use of anti-seize compound has helped me in this.

Pocket Models / Re: 1849 tuning video
« on: March 10, 2018, 02:46:01 PM »
Another good vid, thanks ssb.  MB has recommended the Brownellís S&W hand channel file in past videos.  Itís a handy tool.  I learned a new term: ďchatterĒ.  Iíve just called those ruffles or milling marks in the area of the hammer channel.  I like proper nomenclature.  It helps this non-shop guy get his little mind around some of this stuff. 

I agree that Pietta has come a long long ways in quality.  Some like Fords, some like Chevys - I like Pie-eddies.

General Discussion / Re: LMAO!
« on: March 10, 2018, 01:04:12 PM »
 On that Cabela's link they show the one shot Traditions .31 derringer.  Sportsman's Guide offered those about ten years ago for $99.00 but they would not send it to CA, they said it was illegal  That was an argument I lost.

Miss Wheeler defending herself against Sepoys at Cawnpore in 1857, from 'The History of the Indian Mutiny', published in 1858 (engraving).  Maybe Miss Wheeler's pistol is a Volcanic or maybe she got her "Yank" from Cabelas.  We can treat upon that other fantasy of the ACW not being due to the "peculiar institution" some other time, or not.      ::)

J.H. Dance / Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« on: February 27, 2018, 03:41:39 PM »
Sorry, Hawg.  It loads OK from here and I double checked it, again.  I don't know what.

Texas Pistol Makers of the Confederacy
--  William A. Gary

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Interesting Walker on gunbroker
« on: February 26, 2018, 11:56:24 AM »
Birmingham Walker is it? Such a deal!  Birmingham wasn't established until 1871.  "Old Rough and Ready" died in 1850.  As ever, Gun Broker is complicit in serious BS. 

Army Models / Re: New to me Uberti 1860 fluted
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:59:06 PM »
Hi Dave Ė Thatís a well done shooting report and good pics too, even the sideways one.  High at 100 yards is a little surprising.  It must be really high.

Iíve admired your í60 for about six months now; good looking gun.  Full fluted 1860 Colts are an admirable thing.   

Good shooting.

NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Another refugee from next door.
« on: February 18, 2018, 07:38:18 PM »
... on this side of the fence.

Fences? We ainít got no fences. 
We donít need no fences. 
We donít have to show any steenking fences!   )lI

Welcome to here too, Loco.  Colt/Rem dual citizenship is where itís at.

Schneider & Glassick / Re: Accidental Schneider and Glassick
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:53:11 AM »
I saved these good pics of olí Gunís set-up.  The one at lower left is his original.  Upper left may be an original too but Iím not certain of that.  He had at least one son so maybe the collection is in worthy hands.

Schneider & Glassick / Re: Accidental Schneider and Glassick
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:44:38 AM »

If you are at all interested, he is a moderator on a French site

That is an interesting site.  There is a copy of the late Smoking Gunís engraved Santa Barbara Remington posted there.  The one with the Mojave Desert reflected on the cylinder.  Remington forum folks will recognize it as the former banner.  That pistol has gotten around.

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