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General Discussion / Re: It's funny
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:02:28 PM »
Unfortunately with my current shooting situation, buying any more BP revolvers is not really a smart idea. The only BP friendly range is a 45 minute drive, charges $30.00 per day (whether you shoot 5 minutes or 5 hours) and is closed from Dec. 1st through May 1st. Sort of like the golf courses around here...(not that I play golf, just sayin')...when I go, I try to make a day of it. But then comes the aftermath...the cleaning of the guns, which generally takes an hour or so per gun. Results? I try to shoot only one or two guns all day. What this means is that only a few in the collection get shot per outing and frankly, I've got guns I've never fired.
Bottom line; I really gotta WANT it these days.

General Discussion / Re: It's funny
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:43:56 PM »
Terry, the Starr was a huge gaping hole on my "short list" and now that's it's filled I can't remember what else was on the list... {'P

General Discussion / Re: My Fuse and Ball Revolvers
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:42:15 PM »
Cool! I watched a guy shooting a small brass cannon at our wilderness range...he was pretty good with it and it was fascinating to watch, but man did he go through the powder!

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:40:36 PM »
"Ain't nobody can eat a hundred eggs" LOL! ^")

General Discussion / It's funny
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:43:17 PM »
It's funny...I look at various gun ads on a daily basis and just have no urge to buy anything...even the cheapies. Yet, I was in the same mindset when I happened upon my last purchase (Pietta Starr SA) and after that purchase I got all wired up. Now, not so much....again. I have a large enough collection that I don't feel a pressing need for anything, but you never know when you will get blindsided.
How about you guys? Anything particular you are "jonesing" for?

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:23:04 PM »
We are working on it Capt!

"Shakin' the bush boss, shakin the bush!" -Paul Newman, Cool Hand Luke

General Discussion / Re: What was your first C & B?
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:52:10 PM »
I guess I am mean. I let them buy their own.   :P
They will get them eventually... :o

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:51:24 PM »
Hopefully this site can become more active.

Well, that sorta depends on you and me!

Bullet Moulds / Re: Round Ball Mold
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:49:03 PM »
Very nice score, Terry! I will have to search for one after I get my Baby Dragoon functioning again.

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: April 14, 2018, 10:52:31 PM »
Did not realize I was registered at this site:

Not sure the appeal:

"Fishing lake Ontario"
"My Daughter"
"Kimber K-6 holster
"Recreation of what Civil War Bombardment would sound like"
"44 henry rimfire found in NC"

Seems like this forum is more to BP Colt Black Powder. Oh well, What do I know  :P

Well, it's a lot more diverse. That's what keeps the Average Joe coming back.
However, if you dig a little deeper there is a wealth of knowledge there. Same goes for the Remington forum.

General Discussion / Re: What was your first C & B?
« on: April 14, 2018, 10:50:01 PM »
Very likely from that era it may have been a Navy Arms.

Bullet Moulds / Re: Lead pot repair
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:54:37 PM »
I currently am using a Lee 20 lb. furnace. I found a big chunk of slag in the outlet orifice. It should work just fine.

I am saving my pennies to get one of the new 25 lb. furnaces with the digital temperature control.

I cast a lot of bullets for my Sharps rifles and carbines as well as a 62 caliber Transitional flintlock so I can go through a lot of lead pretty fast.


I can see that happening. I have a Sharps bought and paid for, just need to find time to pick it up.

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:53:03 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Your interest in C & B revolvers
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:51:21 PM »
Terry, I can pretty much date this back to around 1967 when I borrowed a huge book from a neighbor kid, "The History Of Guns" or some such...color drawings and photos of everything from matchlocks through modern (at that time) weapons. I spent hours drooling over the full color spread of C&B revolvers poring over every minute detail and wondering how you loaded such a contraption without cartridges and I think it short-circuited something, because from then on I knew I had to own one.

General Discussion / Re: What was your first C & B?
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:45:18 PM »
My first was actually a Navy Arms 1858 Remington. The hand spring broke a week after I bought it (never fired) so I took it back to the store. They only had one other 58, an Armsport '58 SS and offered it even-up. I jumped on it and have had it ever since!

Have we seen that gun? When was it made?

Possibly not...
I bought this new in 1983. Made in 1978 (AD date code), it was imported by Armsport and was manufactured by Armi San Paolo. I have more balls through this gun than any other BP gun I own, and it's really nice to fill up the kitchen sink with scalding hot water and Dawn, take this thing apart and give it a bath. Comes out squeaky clean and no rust!

I don't normally name my guns but this one goes by the moniker of "Old Faithful" because it always works, and always goes to the range at least as a backup no matter which ones I'm shooting. And when pranging the gongs, 9 times out of 10 I can ring it 6 for 6 with a simple point-and-shoot.

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