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Media Matters / Re: New series
« on: Today at 01:55:47 PM »
Well then, I had not thought of those, actually.  There are it seems certain rare exceptions to my otherwise categorical ukase.  Besides, y’all left out Marshall Dillon and Festus’ Gun Smoke.
Yeah, the ones I mentioned were on my mind because they still air every weekend non-stop on INSP.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Curse of Oak Island?
« on: Today at 10:14:47 AM »
So...the Curse remains in effect.
Season Four ended with a two hour segment in which bore hole #4 (GAL-1) hit some very old timbers at 118 feet and some heavy metal sheeting plus some sort of forged bracket and attaching hardware...before the support casings hit a brick wall and could bore no further. With winter fast approaching they decided to call it a season. THC is gung-ho for Season Five but apparently the Laginas have not fully committed. Fred Nolan passed in the middle of last season; Dan Blankenship can't be too far behind at 92...
I believe what they "found" was an old excavation tunnel. In my mind, it's a very big possibility that someone has already hit pay dirt more than a century ago and cleaned house. (It's pretty obvious that former slave and lot holder Samuel Ball found SOMETHING...he came to Oak Island penniless and died a land owner with considerable wealth.) People don't excavate and construct complex underground tunnels for no good reason. That doesn't mean they found it all or even most of what was hidden there, but my guess is they made it worth the efforts. The Lagina brothers partnership has sunk over 2 mil and 10 years into this endeavor already. When you are working a dig that is so closely affected by weather, 3-4 months is about all you can squeeze out of any given year.
In the end, this may be too big of a peach for two hometown Michigan boys and their pals to pick.

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Media Matters / Re: New series
« on: Today at 06:24:37 AM »
Gentlemen, stay away from TV. It’s presented for your consumption by our enemies and is bad for you and destructive of a wholesome society.

But...but... (l"
What about Bonanza, The Rifleman, Big Valley, High Chaparral, The Virginian....?

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General Discussion / Re: Which would you choose?
« on: Today at 06:22:02 AM »
"If my life depended on it?" Probably my Remmy Sheriff model loaded with hand cast Lee conicals and 30gr 3F. Right behind that would be the R&S.
Love my Dragoons but they are heavy and somewhat cumbersome.

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I have been told (never tried it) that a heat gun on low setting or hair drier willspeed up dry time considerably. I used to heat mine on the stove and apply it warm; it soaks in much more quickly and dries within a day or so as opposed to room temp. Whichever you choose, good luck and remember to post pix!

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Very close to the same, Tru Oil has some synthetics that dry much faster than either tung or linseed.
Personally, there is no better looking (or smelling) finish than linseed oil, but it stays tacky for days between coats, and to do it right you need multiple coats that get steel-wooled down after each coat but the final. Superb water resistance and sheen, if time is no object. Tung oil is similar, but dries a little more quickly.
If time is of the essence, try the next best thing and go Tru Oil.

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Personally, I agree with Hawg. I do not like red finish grips.
My favorite wood finish is Tru Oil over black walnut. With lots of burls and striping...

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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: THE SEARCH IS ON 2nd model Dragoon.....
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:00:59 AM »
Baby Dragoon....oh  oh , and I thought the 2nd model .44 is going to be the last purchase for me.
I happen to like smaller hand guns, no no no no no more.......well maybe L@J
Where did you get that one ?

A few years back from a former member of the Remmy forum.
Once Upon A Time I thought I had purchased the last of my BP revolvers....HAH! L@J
No I resist on a general basis, but when I hafta have it, I hafta have it. Resistance is futile.

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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: THE SEARCH IS ON 2nd model Dragoon.....
« on: February 19, 2017, 07:52:31 PM »
Chris, if you come here lookin' fer sympathy you picked the wrong hoss. (7+"
We all got a bad case of it, some worse than others. L@.
Hell, I bought two Dragoons within two months last year. How sick is THAT? (jh

And the evidence would be pictured where L@.

Within the confines of Yon Woodpile...
http://blackpowdersmoke.com/colt/index.php?topic=2007.msg20946#msg20946

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Army Models / Re: 1860 teardown
« on: February 18, 2017, 10:08:06 PM »
Agreed, Scooby...and I will add that if you haven't worked the action on a Goon gun, you don't know what you're missing. And that's coming from someone who has done a lot of home tuning.

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Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / Re: Ivory knife handles
« on: February 18, 2017, 10:05:46 PM »
Oh, my...
Gorgeous!

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Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / Re: Gifted some new blades
« on: February 18, 2017, 09:51:31 PM »
Some fine stuff here, gents. Fine indeed. Not to mention some of the best men I am proud to know.

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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: 2nd Gen Garibaldi Commemorative 3rd Model Dragoon
« on: February 18, 2017, 09:45:05 PM »
Ken, there are some days when I hate you.... :'(

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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: THE SEARCH IS ON 2nd model Dragoon.....
« on: February 18, 2017, 09:43:51 PM »
Chris, if you come here lookin' fer sympathy you picked the wrong hoss. (7+"
We all got a bad case of it, some worse than others. L@.
Hell, I bought two Dragoons within two months last year. How sick is THAT? (jh

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Our new house!
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:51:19 PM »
Say, ya rip those shelves outta the walk in closet and that will make a dandy looking reloading room. Oops...that's the shooter in me...ahem...nice house, EM!

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