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Powder / Re: How do you store powder?
« Last post by Len on Today at 01:53:58 PM »
I like to be organized so I store mine by manufacture and then by type. I keep the rows nice and neat so I can readily find what I am looking for as I use it. This is also helpful know what to reorder. I think it makes a very nice display on the mantle over the fireplace next to my primer collection.
LMAO ! And the dynamite in the fire wood basket ?
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General Discussion / Re: How many holes in your collection?
« Last post by tljack on Today at 01:51:33 PM »
The Root is just cool looking! I have seen a couple recently on Gun Broker but like you say; very expensive.
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Fishing / Re: Fly fishing
« Last post by tljack on Today at 01:38:42 PM »
Here in Montana we do a lot of fly fishing. We fly fishermen seem to make it seem kind of mystical to those who have not got bitten by the bug.

A couple of suggestions. Take a F/F casting class. Additionally keep in mind that insects spend nearly their entire life living "IN" the water, not on top of it. i.e. start using nymphs not dry flies.

Reels are not really all that important as they primarily just hold line. Yes they have a drag but for average fish not that big of a deal.


Get as good a fly rod as you can afford. Here it is best to at least go to a specialty fly fishing shop for information. Once you understand about them, you can buy elsewhere once you have an idea of what to look for and what to stay away from.

Last of all, do not give up. Once you get the basics of it, you will be "hooked" :)
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General Discussion / Re: How many holes in your collection?
« Last post by ShotgunDave on Today at 01:26:28 PM »

...... Colt Root, ..........

I don't know why, but I really love the Root. I'd love to have one but they're usually expensive, if you can even find one.

Ah, some day........
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General Discussion / Re: How many holes in your collection?
« Last post by tljack on Today at 01:15:09 PM »
Oh my! What a question. I meet one of the previously listed qualifications to having a good collection: "old", but not rich.
My list includes a  Leech and Rigdon,  Colt Root, 1/2 scale Napoleon Cannon. To fill my 2nd gen collection I need a cased Walker. Have a 3rd, but not the same.


If I was not just old but also rich, I go for owning every common Confederate original and a pristine Colt of each type. A few odd balls like a rotating cylinder flint lock and others.


A Colt 45/70 Gatling gun would be nice too. As I dabble in Sharps I need a slant breech. I also have a thing for muzzle loading rifles and pistols. Especially fond of flintlocks. A couple dozen more originals or custom made would be  nice start. :)
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Powder / Re: How do you store powder?
« Last post by tljack on Today at 12:49:58 PM »
I like to be organized so I store mine by manufacture and then by type. I keep the rows nice and neat so I can readily find what I am looking for as I use it. This is also helpful know what to reorder. I think it makes a very nice display on the mantle over the fireplace next to my primer collection.   
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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Original Walker 'iron' cylinder
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on Today at 12:44:56 PM »
 Isn't there a book that has reprints of Samuel Colt's letters and correspondence during the manufacture of the Walker's? I think Mr. Colt does refer to the Walker cylinders as "steel" at some point.
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Navy Models / Re: Colt 2nd Gen 1851 Navy
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on Today at 12:30:36 PM »
I like the squared trigger guard too. I think it looks good with an octagon barrel. The Colt Signature Series 1851 Navy squareback trigger guard is quite a bit bigger than the Colt 2nd Gen 1851 Navy squareback trigger guard.
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BPCR Reloading / Re: Loading up some BP in the 44WCF
« Last post by tljack on Today at 11:58:14 AM »
Shotgun Dave.

I am interested to know haw much fouling if any you find to the rear of the chamber. In my Winchester 73, it is almost non existent. I have only shot BP in that gun.
Spose I am one of those nasty purists. If it was originally made for black that is what I use. Of course I'd never lower myself and use that pretend stuff. ha ha
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Leech & Rigdon / Rigdon & Ansley / Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Last post by ShotgunDave on Today at 10:22:50 AM »
She's a real beauty Richard, mechanical issues aside.

It looks like it has a nice piece of wood on it too.

I'm interested to know how you resolve the cylinder scene too.
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