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General Discussion / Hidden behind 4 dooors: Let's Make a Deal!
« on: October 18, 2020, 11:03:20 AM »
Ask your friends to  choose before they watch: Door #1, 2, 3, or 4.


Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Double barrel .60 cal flintlock pistol
« on: September 12, 2020, 04:10:49 AM »
this was the Indian made gun, it sparked and shoots every time but it didn't look good, too glossy and shiny.

It is now aged to look older and look as good as it shoots.

Patersons / Paterson newbies like me: dissasembly guide.
« on: September 09, 2020, 02:57:52 AM »
Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly: David Chicoine.
The Amazon book Look Inside feature always shows a few preview pages.
As luck would have it, the Paterson chapter is there on the free preview.


Patersons / Do the Paterson loading tools ever break or wear out?
« on: September 08, 2020, 02:15:02 PM »
Sourdough posted thread on Paterson availability, and in July a message therein stated they went back in stock at EMF.
So, when I opened the EMF/Pietta box there were 2 loading tools inside instead of just 1.

I don't know if I am going to need two, won't need 2 if they never break or need replacement. They cost a lot to buy them separate.

General Discussion / Apparently someone made a song about Hickock45
« on: August 16, 2020, 03:32:17 AM »

General Discussion / What is the best Colt barrel wedge punch?
« on: August 13, 2020, 02:07:52 AM »
I have had 2 colts (Uberti Walker and Colt Police 62) that require no help to seat the wedge, except possibly the gentlist of taps.

But, bought a new Pietta 'Sheriff' .36 short barrel Navy that I brought home today. It's factory new. All functions seem fine, trigger pull is outstanding, cylinder indexes really well. The only thing is that it is tight. It needs a tap to seat to the barrel to the frame (rubber hammer). And the wedge needs a tap to remove it.

==> Who makes a good wedge tapper? I'm thinking a hard rubber punch of some sort would be the gentlest on the steel if it slipped??

By the way, the wedge does not have to protrude through the frame to fully seat the barrel tight on this gun, it just goes in the right side and when the nose if flush with the left side everything is real tight. My other two longtime Colts require the wedge nose to protrude a ways through the slot. I can push those out  with hard thumb  pressure. But the this new PIetta's wedge is too tight for that.

Navy Models / 1851 Pietta .36 Sheriff back in stock (5" barrel).
« on: August 04, 2020, 12:41:45 AM »
I noticed LG Outdoors and Wholesale Hunter suddenly have the 1851 .36 sheriff back in stock (8 of them).   On Gunbroker and their website too. I don't feel comfortable posting links.
I think those two stores are more or less the same retailer. Because 2 weeks ago they both had 2. Then they both had 0. Now they both have 8. Maybe found in their back room or something.  L@J
EMF is still sold out, and everywhere else I checked still sold out.

General Discussion / Chumlee vs. Dragoon
« on: June 21, 2020, 10:49:34 PM »


From the new Samuel Colt biography on Amazon (Kindle version misread the word "Protestant").

Two happy and satisfied Colt customers in the 1840's.

HBO took down Gone With the Wind (it is still for sale on Amazon Prime). Confederate statues pulled down. TV networks removing live cop shows (Live  PD).

Maybe Pietta and Uberti will stop making the rebel guns: Dance, Griswold & Gunnison,  Spiller &Burr, Leech & Rigdon perhaps there are some others? Might be the  time to pick one up if you think you may ever want one.

Pocket Models / Hovey's big adventure...
« on: June 07, 2020, 01:50:26 AM »
Hovey is is now the black powder editor for Gun Digest.
His Xtreme Muzzleloading book on Amazon:

@ 8:00 he loads just about anything down the Pietta Model 1851 Navy Yank Pepperbox  and goes outside to shoot...

Colt Cousins / Cheater Colt grips?
« on: December 11, 2019, 09:26:50 AM »
How tacky would it be to buy say an Uberti clone and then put aftermarket rampant colt grips on it?
Punishments deserved for anyone doing that?

NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Hi, California here.
« on: November 23, 2019, 01:21:05 PM »
Howdy all. We all live California, have 3 colts: Colt Police percussion, Uberti SAA 32-20, Cimmaron OpenTop .44 Colt.

No rain, drought threat. Fires in the forest. And there's always earthquake threats. The Colts can't help our family with all those, but you never know when equalization will be crucial!

Looks like a lively crowd around here, I shoulda been here sooner ^j)

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