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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: How do you earn a living?
« on: Today at 12:07:26 AM »
I thought I had responded to this post. Not so, but will do it now. I am currently working as an interventionist with the tough kids in a public school. Prior to that, I spent 13 years working in a state prison. Before that, I cut timber in the logging industry all over the North West. I am still a logger at heart, and if I had not got smashed, I would still be cutting timber. I miss it to this day.

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Army Models / Re: Dead eye finally dials it in
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:27:27 PM »
Speaking for myself ted, it is OK. Just men voicing a simple opinion. At least we are doing some talking.  Beats all hell out of what has been going on for months on end. At times, this forum is as dead as a burnt out Jack Pine.

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Army Models / Re: Dead eye finally dials it in
« on: December 15, 2018, 07:40:59 PM »
Picking at his nose and ears is just a lack of confidence on his part. A nervous twitch as I see it. A bit of planning and editing could cure that. I will take the dirty hat any day. The only time you should wear a clean hat is when it is new. I have never judged a man by the condition of his hat. However, I have judged a few by the condition of their hands and their gut. His take on history of the Colt lacks full research. His videos are better than some, but not top notch. If you ever plan to educate others, the first thing you must master is speaking fluently. Knowledge of content comes second. After that, be somewhat dynamic. I have sat in front of the best. I try to emulate them every time I engage in public speaking.

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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Virginia Early Pattern Flintlock
« on: December 15, 2018, 07:23:59 PM »
Thanks men. It is my simple attempt to make the most out of the life and the guns that we cherish.

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Navy Models / Re: Action?
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:23:12 AM »
Hello bigted. Going out to make some in a bit. Going to shoot the Uberti Man With No Name revolver.

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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Virginia Early Pattern Flintlock
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:29:47 AM »
Hawg and Len. I went through my photos and found a few hunting pics showing 18TH Century attire. Hawg, you may have seen a few of these befor.

SANY0095 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

SANY0531 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

December Turkey 009 (3) by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

SANY0770 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

fusil doe 001 (2) by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Virginia Early Pattern Flintlock
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:54:07 AM »
............  did in fact kill my deer with it this very fall dressed in full 18TH Century attire and using period accroutrements.
Scooby, it would be nice to see some photographs of you in that attire, if possible

I did not take a picture of myself on this hunt. Of the couple that I did take, only one turned out. The others were blury. But I will show the one pic. It is not much, but shows the Virginia rifle, shot pouch, and haversack. On the ground is a pack that I made out of the hide. All of the meat is boned out and tucked neatly inside of the hide. The hide was laced up with a light weight rope and cinched tight. I then bound up the bundle with a heavier rope and left a long tail in which to grab onto. I could then hoist the bundle onto my shoulder blades with the extra rope hanging over one shoulder. Then I held the rope tight with one hand to keep the bundle snug against my shoulders and from sliding down my back during the hike out.

DSCN2376 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Virginia Early Pattern Flintlock
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:21:29 AM »
Thanks for the comments men.

Mazo, I too have a Beck that was copied from an original, but it has a straight profile Green Mountain barrel. It has some fine carving on it. It is no longer so pretty though because I used to hunt and woods run with it a lot.

Hawg, you are right. I have been fortunate when it comes to my gun collection.

HAWKEN50, I have been partial to the Early Virginia style as well. There are now four such types being carried by men that I run the woods with. And you are correct about the long wait with some builders. They have built up such a name for themselves that they are booked up for years.

Per the request of my friend who built this new rifle, I did in fact kill my deer with it this very fall dressed in full 18TH Century attire and using period accroutrements.

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Brass and Other Cartridge Casings / Re: Conical bullet paper cartridges
« on: November 26, 2018, 06:45:46 PM »
Thanks for the contact info. Also, now that you mentioned the recessed lid, I can see it plain as day in the 2nd and 3rd pics and see how it will work perfectly. I simply was not paying close enough attention to detail.

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Brass and Other Cartridge Casings / Re: Conical bullet paper cartridges
« on: November 26, 2018, 05:19:59 AM »
Hey Mike, I noticed in your pictures that the bullet tips rest above the edge of the wood block. Will the cardboard sleeve still slide over the block?

Also, where can I find the source to pick up some of those cartridge containers. I would like to put a few of them to use. I did buy one that was made entirely of wood, but is was a bit pricey. It is a dandy and even has an area for 7 percussion caps.

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Repeating Black Powder Rifles / Re: Colt Burgess
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:12:31 AM »
It is doing fine Hawg. I now have a different bullet besides the moose mould that I got from you that I can also shoot out of it. It does better for accuracy with a lighter powder charge. I also found a nice ladder sight that I had tucked away and put it on. I have not installed the tang sight as of yet. I did acquire a good supply of quality musket caps when I had the chance. I even picked up a couple tins of those cheaper reenactors caps and so far, I have not had a single misfire with them.

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Repeating Black Powder Rifles / Re: Colt Burgess
« on: November 10, 2018, 05:20:32 PM »
Yes sir, LonesomePigeon, I am still shooting it once in a while. It is holding up perfectly thus far. However, since I have so many lever rifles, I am always rotating them. So with that being said, it really has not seen enough use for a thorough assessment. It really is a sweet little rifle. Very light it is.

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Photo Gallery / Re: The mountains this morning
« on: August 25, 2018, 07:33:25 PM »
Very nice looking Miner. I could enjoy running around in those mountains. Just got back last evening from my own mountain trip. I donned a back pack and hiked into a back country lake for a few days. I also climbed up to a peak that was just a tad under 7000 feet in elevation. The trip reminded me of the last Mountain Goat hunt that I went on.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Got Some Fires In my Parts
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:01:15 PM »
It moved in up this way yesterday. It is even worse today.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Got Some Fires In my Parts
« on: August 13, 2018, 12:24:02 PM »
CCI is fine, as it the town. The fire was on the outskirts and they now have it taken care of. We got a break in the weather on Sunday with a cool front that moved in. Then it is supposed to warm back up this week. However, after that, early fall temps will start to set in and all will be good.

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