I normally don't visit the forums in the first section (such as this one: The Suggestion Box) but finally noticed the title and the Q by ssb73q and was surprised: he has posted a bit more than I have and I enjoy his posts and respond in kind.
I normally go to the next section first and look for new posts on the various pistol categories. I, for one, am interested in historic info on all Colt type C&B revolvers, original, replica, or "fantasy". I'm a newbie and am striving to build my library in order to discuss things intelligently. I enjoy this forum immensely and, to those who wish it goes away, my Q is: where the hell are you gonna go to discuss such things? 1858 Remmy? Colt Forum? TFR? THR?
I am not downing those sites a bit. This forum and this http://blackpowdersmoke.com/revolvers/index.php
is where it is at, IMO.
What is needed is for folks to stop lurking and post good information for study, whether it is original Colts, replica Colts, Confederate copies, Pockets, Walkers, Dragoons, 1855's, et al, and include documentation. It is all interesting to folks like me who crave something new.
IMO, don't worry if what you post may not be correct. If you are wrong, most of the old-timers will chide you politely, and NO ONE on this forum is an absolute expert.
I will do my best insofar as that goes. I am outta here and will concentrate on the specific categories in the second section.