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Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: Duke touts Slix Shot nipples
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:56:19 PM »
Great Slix-Shot commercial, Duke!  The checkís in the mail.

Frazier went off script at the end of the vid by mentioning that smoothing the hammer face on his 60 took care of his problem. 

Apparently my stock Pietta cones are not supposed to function well; I just donít understand why they do.

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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Hello from California
« on: October 14, 2018, 05:47:20 PM »
CA - The land of 55 culturally enriched electoral votes. 

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Navy Models / Re: Old discusion again
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:09:12 PM »

I'm sure that wasn't the answer you were looking for.

Nor expecting.

Drobs, maybe you should clarify that statement.  Youíre an experienced shooter and I can hardly believe you let your pistols sit around for a week without at least cleaning out the bore and chambers.  I know when youíre not in Missouri you have very low humidity - but seven days?  What with hydroscopic residue and all Iíd be aískert to do that anywhere in the world.


As to old timer's range time - given that factory carts typically came in packets of six, if they weren't in war time or indian/bandit country I expect they did not do much range time.  I'd bet we, most of us now, are better pistol shots than most of the old boys cause we practice all the time. 


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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Hello from California
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:50:05 PM »
Hi Tom Swift - another welcome to you from vibrant California.  If the Triumvirate of Big Sisters (Pelosi, Harris, Feinstein) knew of our brown truck BP weapon legal-pipeline they would put and end to it, fer shur.  It's the best kept secret in Cali.

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Navy Models / Re: Old discusion again
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:38:27 PM »
Hi - I use soaked felt wads quite often and have found that a card between the ball and the wad prevents the wad from sticking to and traveling with the lead.  I usually use punched out half gallon milk container material for use as a barrier between a lubed wad and the powder (non-permeable) but it works well against the ball too for preventing that Ďstickingí phenomena. 

For the record - I use a paraffin, bee's wax, olive oil concoction in various proportions to fit the season and ambient temps.

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Army Models / Re: Smokeless in a BP revolver
« on: September 30, 2018, 01:07:13 PM »
If this thread were unclear on the question then it would present a danger but there is no ambiguity here whatever on the subject.  The message is clear: ďDonít do itĒ.  Itís a public service to clearly state that simple proposition to all current and future readers. 

No one will ever learn anything about this hazard from us avoiding the topic.  A thread like this is a useful and important counter measure to such Bozo-assed freak show vidyas as the one first referenced. 

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Brass and Other Cartridge Casings / Re: Conical bullet paper cartridges
« on: September 27, 2018, 08:31:25 PM »
Mike's three photos above are great.  I'm using the second one for a screen saver, right now.

I'm going to get some perm-papers soon.  American Spirt cig paper is working well but something heavier sounds fun.  It's surprising how durable cig paper carts can be but the more durable the better.

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Army Models / Re: 60 armies
« on: September 26, 2018, 06:11:45 PM »
I also don't like the creeping load lever on the '60 compared to the straightforward load lever on the '51. More parts to break.

I donít understand that, thereís one less screw on an Army loading lever.  The rack and pinion setup on the 1860 and 1861 provides much more control and leverage, especially on conicals and heavy charges.

I never minded the former Navy infamous ĎPietta Tailí flair  (Ventral proboscis  ::)).  A few of the originals had that, too.  I wear medium gloves and the pinky curl is optional for me on those.  A Griswold that I got last year has the stumpy grip and took awhile to get used to and does require the little finger either on the bottom edge or below the grip.

In terms of self-preservation, if you had some big and mean type of thing all up after you would you not prefer to shoot them/it with a .44 rather than a .36?

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Army Models / Re: 60 armies
« on: September 26, 2018, 11:20:34 AM »
As to an 1860 then, I think Big Ted has spoken true words.  I have a bias though.  In childhood the 1860 was the first of the Ďcap-gunsí with which I identified.  That was soon followed by Rems and Navies but the Sixty was the first.

In my praise of a Navy or a Remington I have nothing to unsay but when using the Army I feel better connected to the gun than I do with either of the other two models.

Also, the Army grip really shines when used from a moving horse (!).  The design of the Army grip may have had mounted fighting in mind.  When I do mounted shooting the 1860 is the go-to gun.

Modernly, we have the luxury of considering all these guns as sporting arms but back in the day they were of course for business and survival.  Thatís why, for me, ounce for ounce, the .44 would have made the most sense during Nineteenth Century conditions (more "smack-down" than a .36) and the 1860 platform as ergonomically superior to anything available at the time..

I really do love them all - but for me the Colt 1860 is special.

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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Howdy
« on: September 25, 2018, 02:08:53 PM »
Welcome, from NW California. 

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Pocket Models / Re: Dead eye Duke shoots the 1849
« on: September 25, 2018, 11:17:46 AM »
... now ,now, we must be positive. .
Regards,
Richard

Strong advice Richard and I intend to take it.

That is the first Dead eye shoot where all his rounds hit the target. .
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At seven yards one would hope so.

I sound more down on ol' Dead Eye than I really am.  His heart is in the right place and he likes our kind of guns - which covers a multitude of shortcomings. 

But, he could broom off that dern hat, occasionally. (There I go, again.)   )lI

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Pocket Models / Re: Dead eye Duke shoots the 1849
« on: September 22, 2018, 02:09:09 PM »
That vid was positively under whelming - even for Deadeye.  Donít most of us have a shop rag handy to wipe off the gun or do we just bitch and moan about grease?   If he extended his arm a little maybe he would not get crud in his mouth.  Not one of Frazierís finer eight minutes. 

Ya know, honestly - Iím just about done with that guy.  Maybe his next vid will have a little substance.  I hope so.

Thanks, ssb.  Appreciate your posting.

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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Dead eye Duke does the Walker
« on: September 13, 2018, 12:09:33 PM »
Got to hand it to ol Deadeye, heís an honest fellow.  Sometimes heíll miss eleven out of twelve times and that was the session, hit or miss it goes in the vid.

Just a plain jag and finger pressure would be better otherwise one is going to be picking that patch from the bottom of the chamber every time.  I may be overly protective of the arbor and donít want it to do any work itís not already doing.  Still though, a Patterson loads with the arbor so maybe itís OK

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General Discussion / Re: Which Holster?
« on: September 13, 2018, 11:50:07 AM »
The first one but a cross draw is handy for an eight incher. No conchos though, that's just bling.

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Patersons / Re: Any GreyBoxer Patersons out there?
« on: September 07, 2018, 01:54:37 PM »
Once, I knew a lady who colleted dolls.  The collection was worth, maybe, a half-mil.  The dolls came in gray boxes, blue boxes, pink boxes, stripes, polka dots in various editions and on and on. It was a real chick-thing. This Colt gen x, y, z stuff in various colored boxes very much reminds me of her.

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