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Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / Re: A New Knife
« on: August 07, 2018, 05:45:13 PM »
Yep, I like both items....a lot! Can you use the back of the knife handle as a fire striker?

Lead casting / Re: Lead pipe
« on: August 07, 2018, 05:38:59 PM »
Very good score on the lead. I got nearly 300 pounds of lead water pipe from a friend. City was replacing the lead pipe and he got a BUNCH of it. He gave me the last 200 pounds! I found that a limb lopper will easily cut the pipe into whatever size pieces you need for smelting. Still have about 30 pounds to smelt down.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: August 07, 2018, 05:28:21 PM »
This sure sounds like a great business venture. Especially so in a tourist town like Tombstone. Good luck!

Winchester / Re: Yellow Boy
« on: July 18, 2018, 12:26:03 PM »
The brass frame has started to "dull down" a bit and with use will acquire the patina I like. The cost wasn't inexpensive, but still about ~$600 less than new ones are bringing.

Winchester / Re: Yellow Boy
« on: July 18, 2018, 12:20:39 PM »
Thanks, but this one came with a problem. This carbine in 38 Special almost appears to be unfired. When I tried to chamber a round, I think I know why. The bore is mint, but the cartridge wouldn't chamber fully. Someone suggested the chamber might be dirty, so I slotted a wood rod, inserted it through the bore and put a folded strip of 400 grit wet or dry paper in the slot. I ran a drill with the rod at slow speed, working it back and forth. It did appear that some "crud" was present. Checked and repeated several times. The chamber is still a bit snug, but will chamber a round now. I am hoping that with some shooting, the carbine will function well. Others (on-line forums) have said their same guns are smooth and dependable. We'll see how this one works out.

Winchester / Yellow Boy
« on: July 18, 2018, 12:10:29 PM »
This is my Yellow Boy I posted about earlier. First year production Uberti Model 1866.

General Discussion / Re: Trivia question for you
« on: July 18, 2018, 12:07:38 PM »
Lonesome Pigeon comes the closest. There was a Colt 1855 "First Model" Sporting rifle introduced in 1856. During the Civil War, the Colt revolving carbine and rifle were issued. The multiple shot capability of these guns were a definite plus. However, these firearms had a wooden fore-end and were known to have "chain fires" which could injure the shooters hand unless it was placed under the trigger guard.

General Discussion / Re: Trivia question for you
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:30:17 PM »
OK, you got it. Any others?

General Discussion / Trivia question for you
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:20:48 PM »
Did Colt make any top strap percussion firearms? I know the answer, just wanting to forward info to newcomers.

1873 SAA Colts / Re: Colt .45 SAA on a Black Powder frame 1884
« on: July 03, 2018, 02:29:55 PM »
I like it also, nothing wrong with making a good serviceable gun out of a beat up one. Probably even enhanced the value.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Underwater video experiment
« on: July 03, 2018, 02:23:32 PM »
Looks like the Koi are happy.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: July 03, 2018, 02:20:36 PM »
I don't wish people ill, but ain't it nice to see the retribution??!! I'm so glad I found a loving, caring woman.

Welcome Wagon / Re: Checking in from Djibouti & Missouri
« on: July 03, 2018, 02:15:42 PM »
Welcome from Wisconsin, lots of old familiar faces here.

Colt Collecting / Re: Collector?!
« on: June 09, 2018, 12:01:45 PM »
Pit fighter, the gun is original. The only thing that was changed over the years was that the sight/safety was changed. Guess that was a common occurrence.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rehabbing pond
« on: June 09, 2018, 11:55:20 AM »
EM, that is looking great! Your hard work has paid off. I'm thinking that is going to be a good relaxing, stress reliever.

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