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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.

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.

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.

Patersons / Re: EMF Paterson on sale
« on: August 11, 2018, 12:22:54 AM »
Richard, on page one of this thread, you stated that persistence pays off. I tip my hat to you, because you are proving your statement to be true. In the end, you will end up with two Pietta Patersons that will be fully functional. The cost and efforts put forth to accomplish such an endeavor will be reaped by future shooters of said revolver, both by you immediate family and by anyone that takes the time to research your writings. Good on you mister! You are a grand asset to this forum. And remember this.......even though I do not always respond to all of your posts, I do read them and recognise their value. You have been one hell of a contributor to the percussion revolver enthusiast by passing on your experiences.

Off-Topic Discussion / Got Some Fires In my Parts
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:57:44 PM »
Hot and dry conditions have set these parts of my roaming grounds into prime fire conditions. Got a new one raising hell down near the town of Lewiston. Another one along the Snake River took off yesterday and is burning up some of my Mule Deer hunting country.  The one out of Riggins is still going and has been doing so for the past few weeks. The one down in sltm1's country cooked off a lot of ground. It hit 107 in Boise today and was 105 at 4pm when I left there to travel home tonight. When I arrived close to home, it was 93 in Lewiston and it is currently 89 degrees here on the homestead tonight at 11:30 pm. I have not checked on the relative humidity levels, but got a good idea of what they are during the day. If we get any lightning storms over the next week, this country is going to turn into a blaze. It has been triple didget temps for a straight week in some areas and hit a high of 110 degrees here at home. There is one hell of a fuel load on the ridges and draws around me that will not provide direct attract from ground crews if it starts up this close. As always, I have my ground well mitigated and will stay put and defend my home, structures, and trees. At daylight, I am going to continue constructing my new blacksmith shop until the heat forces me to seek reprieve. I now wish I had not lost the last two days to attend training for my job on Boise. I could have got a lot more work completed had I been here on the place. But be what it may, it is just weather and the hardy will persevere no matter what comes this way. I just hope folks don't looses their homes like they did a couple years ago. The forcast calls for no let up of the hot conditions for the following week.

Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / Re: A New Knife
« on: August 03, 2018, 01:07:29 PM »
Just noticed your Maker's Mark on the sheath Scooby.   Very nice!

Ya, Mike, my wife got that for me last winter. She took your advice and went with the outfit that you recommended.

Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / A New Knife
« on: August 02, 2018, 11:00:31 PM »
I was recently gifted this piece. It is hand forged from a very old file. I gave the file to an up and coming blacksmith after selling him the idea that old files and rasps contain outstanding steel. I never expected to get the file back in the form of pure craftsmanship. I made the sheath for it.

DSCN2182 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN2181 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN2184 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Starr / Re: New Pietta Starr in the works!
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:21:19 PM »
Hate to hear that. I had my hopes up on picking up a new Starr.

Winchester / Re: Another Uberti '73
« on: July 25, 2018, 08:11:49 AM »
I finally broke down and bought one of these last year. Love the gun! It is quite accurate. Mine is 44-40. I shoot only black in the cartridges. I find cleaning to be a snap. I am not getting any blowback into the chamber as my friend does with his in 45 Colt. I am guessing the little bit of bottle neck may be sealing it. Anyone have thoughts on this. Anyway, using a white cloth in the chamber area, I do not get even a tiny bit of discoloration on the wiping cloth.

I originally sighted it in at 50 yards. Tried it at 100. It is dead on. Of course it no doubts is lacking a lot of punch at that range! ha


Yep Terry, you are correct. The bottleneck case does serve in sealing the chamber and preventing blowback much better than a straight walled case.

44 WFC is my all time favorite cartridge. I have multiple specimens that shoot the round. Like you, all I shoot is black powder.

Other Models / Re: So Close, So Far.......
« on: July 20, 2018, 04:20:34 PM »
Such a situation would indeed be frustrating. I am lucky so far in that I do not have to deal with such differing rules with the States that boarder mine.

Bide your time shooter13, and hopefully before too long, you will acquire an open top cartridge revolver. They are fine pieces to own and shoot.

Lead casting / Re: Lead pipe
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:09:53 AM »
Watch for any joints just in case any sections were soldered together. The solder is of a hard alloy. If you melt a joint with the pipe, you will harden the softer pipe.

Good find. I have scrounged my fair share of the same stuff several times.

1873 SAA Colts / Re: Colt .45 SAA on a Black Powder frame 1884
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:43:21 PM »
Damn nice shooter!!!!! I would be proud to have one like it.

Conversions / Fresh Pics Of My 1860 Richards/Mason
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:36:06 PM »
I am posting these for the enjoyment of our fine forum members. I took these pics at the headwaters of the Clearwater Mountains during a pack trip this past weekend. This just might be the very first conversion to be packed into this area in the last 140 years. As I have stated in another post, this revolver has went with me on every ride that I have made since getting my mule. It has covered a lot of miles since then.

DSCN2147 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN2175 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN2167 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN2166 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Photo Gallery / Re: A Look at the Back Country
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:35:45 PM »
Thank you men! I sure do appreciate your kind comments.
Say gdog, the saddle is used but in grand shape. I found it on Craig's list in Washington. Gunner is doing ok, but I still have to put some weight on him before fall hits. I have found that he has no quit in him.

Photo Gallery / A Look at the Back Country
« on: June 25, 2018, 10:01:12 PM »
As of now, I have put a bunch of miles on and rode through a lot of different country. I would never get around to posting all of the cool pics that I have taken over the last month, but I did take some time and downloaded a few pics of some country that I spent 3 days in this past week. I am particularly fond of this piece of my world and felt like sharing some images.

On day two, I happened to meet face to face with a black bear and was figuring to be dumped out of the saddle when my mule spooked, but he held fast and things worked out. So far, I am the lucky one in that I have not had a personal rodeo with my mount. Not so for my two partners though. Up to this point, I have not suffered a bruise or a scratch.

I am proud to state that I have packed my Richards/Mason 1860 on every single outing since I first crawled in the saddle of this mule. The revolver has just as many miles on it as I do.

DSCN2107 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN2117 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN2120 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN2124 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN2108 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN2126 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

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