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Percussion Muskets and Rifles / Re: .50 cal Lyman Plains Rifle
« on: June 25, 2017, 09:40:13 PM »
... so I couldn't pass it up.

You did the right thing.  Lookin good.

Schneider & Glassick / Re: Schneider & Glassick for sale
« on: June 25, 2017, 12:57:27 PM »
If that rusty beater of a Schneider & Glassick over at Gun Auction is worth $165.00 (current bid) then some of our collections must be worth the really big money. 

I like the look of used guns just fine but the rust on the cylinder face of that fella is a serious buzz kill.  Gotta wonder what the bore looks like; the absence of a picture of it may not be an accident.

Fun post Hewy, thanks.

Army Models / Re: Added .44 to my collection
« on: June 21, 2017, 06:10:46 PM »
I'm slightly puzzed about the black back strap being based on an original Colt. First I thought
London model ? However I do like it.

That blued back strap is authentic Hewy, just like Col. Colt made them.  Same for the cylinder engraving ... genuine.  Congratulations on that. 

(Dang, I love a Sixty, I really do.)

General Discussion / Re: Does anyone here shoot their BP revolvers?
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:33:55 PM »
There’s no end of quips and jokes here about  the Great Big Shootout at Black Lives Matter Land but nothing to quote on a family friendly G-rated PC observant forum such as this – so I just won’t.   ::)

Locally it’s a great big scenic area to shoot on though and the best thing the Fed’s ever did for those deplorable & shooting Cali boys (you know who you are).  Our CA state governmental masters are not the least bit amused about that, but without jurisdiction they just have to stuff it.  (I really enjoy an occasional organic gluten free vegan stuffed-cali).

General Discussion / Re: Does anyone here shoot their BP revolvers?
« on: June 20, 2017, 09:10:43 PM »
Captain is correct.  It's an agency within the United States Department of the Interior that administers and manages Federal land. Mostly in the West.  Without them it would be hard to shoot in Cali without going to a range or having enough rural property to shoot at home.

General Discussion / Re: Does anyone here shoot their BP revolvers?
« on: June 20, 2017, 12:20:53 PM »
I use BLM land too in the non-summer months.  There are some designated shooting ‘ranges’ there too.  They look like toxic waste dumps and are full of the local pot growers with their new Glocks LARP’n and trying to clear jams and muzzle sweepin 360°.  Some of those guys are the best anti-gun poster boys imaginable.   

I know the trails here real well and in the wet months shoot all over the mountain side.  In summer I am able to go to some pleasant clearings that are far from the madding crowd, very far.   I refuse to be anywhere near a dumb ass rapid firing his new Glock. 

Army Models / Re: Not too bad a price
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:24:20 PM »
My understanding is that the cylinder etching was rather shallow - enough so that after long use it could/would be rubbed out.

A short and interesting little article on Colt cylinder engravings -

Army Models / Re: Not too bad a price
« on: June 18, 2017, 05:40:49 PM »
Hiya Hewy.   That new lovely will have the same Ormsby naval battle scene as is on the 51’s.  Don’t know why they used that for the Army too.  It’s an interesting question.

Spiller & Burr / Re: Aged Spiller and Burr
« on: June 15, 2017, 01:26:30 PM »
...  someday, maybe.  :-*


Well … “Tomorrow is another day.”
                                                   Scarlet O’Hara

Never owned one and never shot one but Spillers sure look cool.  If one were going to copy something a Fordyce Beal design is a great place to start.

How much 3f is a safe but still meaningful load on those?  Is it accurate to infer that because of the top strap S&B’s will take a bit more powder than an open top brasser? 

I use 15 grains Pyro P in my Griswold (.36) and don’t exceed 18 grains.  Am I missing out by sticking to that light of a load?  Is 21st Century gun brass underrated regarding what’s safe and sane?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: This is bullshit!
« on: June 14, 2017, 04:09:43 PM »
We are in the beginning stages of a civil war , only time will tell what remains to come.......... )-*

Once again, Hewy is absolutely correct. 

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Petition
« on: June 14, 2017, 04:01:18 PM »
Done deal.  Thanks jax.

General Discussion / Re: Events in London
« on: June 12, 2017, 06:54:32 PM »
... we are at war.


The guy had game: 

“This is for Allah”.

“F/U, I’m Millwall”.  (An Irishman fer shur.)

No doubt all those little post it notes, balloons and teddy bears put on the bridge will instill much fear into the hearts our adversaries.  The follow-up memorial concert was a nice touch too.  Don’t worry, be happy.

Army Models / Re: The Grand Ol 1860 Army
« on: June 12, 2017, 06:08:44 PM »
Undoubtedly, the most beautiful revolver of all time, the fluted Colt 1860 Army. Really nice pic Scooby

I completely agree.  Another great photo too, thanks Scoob.

Question:  How many grains of powder in those carts? 

General Discussion / Re: My , , arsenal. Newest addition.
« on: May 21, 2017, 12:39:28 PM »
Strate outa Hartford.  N2Deep. 

General Discussion / Re: Personal names of pistols?
« on: May 21, 2017, 12:24:36 PM »
Ishmael, here's another name for one:  Abu Sittah  -  Father of Six.

From Sir Richard Francis Burton -

Burton was a devotee of Colt Revolvers and carried a selection of them on his mid-eastern journeys including the trip to Somalia and Ethiopia in 1855.

 “My revolvers excited abundant attention, though none would be persuaded to touch them. The largest, which fitted with a stock became an excellent carbine, was at once named Abu Sittah (the Father of Six) and the Shaytan or Devil: the pocket pistol became the Malunah or Accursed, and the distance to which it carried ball made every man wonder.”

Burton, Sir Richard Francis First Footsteps in East Africa

Burton also did an authoritative translation of the Kama Sutra, that and much else, just sayin.

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