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Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: Also found a Colt flask
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:42:29 PM »
Think I have it figured out. If I'm right, it's a Colt W5047 flask, made to go with the Colt 2nd Gen pistols. Considering I paid less than 10 bucks for it, I'll live with the missing original spout. I wonder where I can find a slanted spout such as it would have come with. I tried my Italian spouts, and they fit, but they wouldn't be "right".


My circa 1973 Colt 2nd Gen 1851 Navy pistol with the Colt w5047 powder flask.


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Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: Also found a Colt flask
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:45:46 PM »
Been looking, but haven't found anything yet. It is a much higher quality than the Pedersoli, which feels a little cheap next to it.

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Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: An interesting powder horn
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:40:34 AM »
Right now they have 3 Sharps rifles, all Pedersoli.

They have an 1859 Sharps Berdan in .54 caliber, an 1863 Sharps Sporting in 54 caliber, and an 1874 Sharps Sorting in .45-90.

They also have a Navy Arms 1851 Navy with original box at a higher price than I'd be willing to spend, and a couple of Traditions plain Jane Hawkin-style rifles that I have no interest in.


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Powder Horns & Flasks / Also found a Colt flask
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:18:30 PM »
It isn't an antique by any stretch of the imagination. The only marking is "Made in the USA" just under the brass spring stopper. In the below photos, the flask on the left is the new flask, the flask on the right is a Pedersoli reproduction. The new flask is smaller then the Pedersoli, but is noticeably heavier. It is made of much heavier gauge copper. Also, on the new flask, the pattern is only on the front of the flask, while on the Pedersoli, it is on both sides.





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Powder Horns & Flasks / An interesting powder horn
« on: April 16, 2018, 07:33:49 PM »
Ran across this in the used bin at my local gun shop today. It's about 9 inches overall.










I have no idea what it is or where it started. It could be a commercially available horn/kit. Or one that someone customized.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: April 15, 2018, 04:45:08 PM »
Harvested our first stalk of asparagus from the asparagus bed this afternoon. I swear it wasn't there this morning...

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: My daughter...
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:45:11 PM »
Congrats! Now it's time to bring up your father's/manager's fee of 10%


She's a mortician. I'm not sure what I'd get 10% of.

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Off-Topic Discussion / My daughter...
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:04:09 PM »
The daughter got a $26,000 a year raise at work today. Plus a $5,000 bonus.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: April 08, 2018, 10:39:17 AM »
Well, almost. There's about six inches of sludge and water in the bottom, but the fish have all been moved.


TJ waiting for the water to get low enough for him to catch a fish. He was unsuccessful...




Worried fish...




Net the fish - into the tub...




Temporary home...







Moving the 300-lb onyx boulder was fun...


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: April 07, 2018, 12:30:19 PM »
Got kilted up for breakfast...




Then went back and cleared the rest of the plants out of the pond.

This, and the fish is all that's left in the pond...



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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: April 07, 2018, 10:39:35 AM »
Getting ready to take out the last piece of the iris bed from the pond. Then I'll clean the filter and pump and let the water clear for a bit before starting on catching and moving the fish.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:58:15 PM »
Repaired the air conditioning on a Pit Viper blast hole drill, and worked on the fiber optic communication cables in the lower I/O cabinet on a P&H 2800A mining shovel

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: March 29, 2018, 05:03:57 PM »
Already started work here...

Bought a different saw and removed another couple pieces of iris bed from the pond. Also cleaned the filter and pump. The fishes are starting to poke their noses out of hiding.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: March 28, 2018, 05:26:41 PM »
Holy S***!

Used two hours, one pick ax, a splitting maul, 3 saws, a tow rope and a jeep to get 1/5th of the water iris bed out of the pond. And there were some real "Hold ma beer and watch this" moments.

Look out! Here comes the pick ax! Duck!

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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Checking in from Pennsylvania
« on: March 25, 2018, 07:29:04 PM »
Buuuuuurrrrrrp!

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