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Navy Models / Re: Action?
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:23:12 AM »
Hello bigted. Going out to make some in a bit. Going to shoot the Uberti Man With No Name revolver.

Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Virginia Early Pattern Flintlock
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:29:47 AM »
Hawg and Len. I went through my photos and found a few hunting pics showing 18TH Century attire. Hawg, you may have seen a few of these befor.

SANY0095 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

SANY0531 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

December Turkey 009 (3) by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

SANY0770 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

fusil doe 001 (2) by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Virginia Early Pattern Flintlock
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:54:07 AM »
............  did in fact kill my deer with it this very fall dressed in full 18TH Century attire and using period accroutrements.
Scooby, it would be nice to see some photographs of you in that attire, if possible

I did not take a picture of myself on this hunt. Of the couple that I did take, only one turned out. The others were blury. But I will show the one pic. It is not much, but shows the Virginia rifle, shot pouch, and haversack. On the ground is a pack that I made out of the hide. All of the meat is boned out and tucked neatly inside of the hide. The hide was laced up with a light weight rope and cinched tight. I then bound up the bundle with a heavier rope and left a long tail in which to grab onto. I could then hoist the bundle onto my shoulder blades with the extra rope hanging over one shoulder. Then I held the rope tight with one hand to keep the bundle snug against my shoulders and from sliding down my back during the hike out.

DSCN2376 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Virginia Early Pattern Flintlock
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:21:29 AM »
Thanks for the comments men.

Mazo, I too have a Beck that was copied from an original, but it has a straight profile Green Mountain barrel. It has some fine carving on it. It is no longer so pretty though because I used to hunt and woods run with it a lot.

Hawg, you are right. I have been fortunate when it comes to my gun collection.

HAWKEN50, I have been partial to the Early Virginia style as well. There are now four such types being carried by men that I run the woods with. And you are correct about the long wait with some builders. They have built up such a name for themselves that they are booked up for years.

Per the request of my friend who built this new rifle, I did in fact kill my deer with it this very fall dressed in full 18TH Century attire and using period accroutrements.

Brass and Other Cartridge Casings / Re: Conical bullet paper cartridges
« on: November 26, 2018, 06:45:46 PM »
Thanks for the contact info. Also, now that you mentioned the recessed lid, I can see it plain as day in the 2nd and 3rd pics and see how it will work perfectly. I simply was not paying close enough attention to detail.

Brass and Other Cartridge Casings / Re: Conical bullet paper cartridges
« on: November 26, 2018, 05:19:59 AM »
Hey Mike, I noticed in your pictures that the bullet tips rest above the edge of the wood block. Will the cardboard sleeve still slide over the block?

Also, where can I find the source to pick up some of those cartridge containers. I would like to put a few of them to use. I did buy one that was made entirely of wood, but is was a bit pricey. It is a dandy and even has an area for 7 percussion caps.

Repeating Black Powder Rifles / Re: Colt Burgess
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:12:31 AM »
It is doing fine Hawg. I now have a different bullet besides the moose mould that I got from you that I can also shoot out of it. It does better for accuracy with a lighter powder charge. I also found a nice ladder sight that I had tucked away and put it on. I have not installed the tang sight as of yet. I did acquire a good supply of quality musket caps when I had the chance. I even picked up a couple tins of those cheaper reenactors caps and so far, I have not had a single misfire with them.

Repeating Black Powder Rifles / Re: Colt Burgess
« on: November 10, 2018, 05:20:32 PM »
Yes sir, LonesomePigeon, I am still shooting it once in a while. It is holding up perfectly thus far. However, since I have so many lever rifles, I am always rotating them. So with that being said, it really has not seen enough use for a thorough assessment. It really is a sweet little rifle. Very light it is.

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

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