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Ask The Experts / Re: Uberti 1862 Pocket Police ??
« on: June 10, 2021, 07:35:29 PM »
I dont want to hijack this thread, but are the Pietta front sight pressed in also? I've got four I'd like to remove and replace and the drill chuck method sounds like it would work. GF

BPCR Reloading / Re: An evening well-spent
« on: June 05, 2021, 11:37:52 AM »
What did you lube the bullets with?  GF

Navy Models / Re: So where did all the new guns go?
« on: June 04, 2021, 08:58:32 PM »
My recent purchase of an 1860 3" snub has 2021 stamped on the barrel and the box on the frame has a 21 in it.  Got it a month ago.  GF

Navy Models / Curent Price for Signature Series 1851 Navy
« on: May 30, 2021, 11:27:18 AM »
One of these is listed locally.  It is NIB with the silver plated trigger guard and grip frame.  What would be the ballpark price on one?  Thanks, GF

I have two at his place that he says are almost finished.  I sent two unfired Piettas, a full size 1860 Army and one of the much discussed 3" 1860 Armys with the Thunderer grip.  I'm looking forward to getting them back and to the range.  If I can get to the right range I'm going to set up my chrony and try several loadings with loose Pyrodex P, loose KIK fffg and Pyrodex 30 grain pellets.  I'll try both round ball and my self cast 200 grain Lee conicals.  If I'm extremely lucky my backordered .45 Colt conversion cylinder will come from Taylors and I can see how both shoot with Pyrodex loaded .45 Schofield and .45 Colt with my self cast Lee 255 grain round nose flat point bullets.  If that happens it will be the better part of an afternoon just shooting those two guns and I have a bunch of others I need to shoot.  Unfortunately it is 180 miles round trip to the range and gas aint cheap these days in my old V8 Ford 4x4.  I'll report back on this.  GF

Photo Gallery / Re: Shot of the Day
« on: May 17, 2021, 01:43:00 PM »
More years ago than I recall exactly I shot in a match with my .54 Lyman Great Plains Rifle.  With two consecutive shots I split the ball on an ax head breaking the two clay birds hanging along each side, then cut the card at about 30 feet.  I'm sure even then I couldn't have done it with a .36 rifle, much less a pistol.  GF

Army Models / Re: Pietta Thunderer 1860 Army Date
« on: May 02, 2021, 08:04:25 AM »
What loads does yours like?  GF

Army Models / Re: Pietta Thunderer 1860 Army Date
« on: April 29, 2021, 08:08:12 AM »
I just got one of these last week, new, from Jedediah Starr and it comes in a Taylor's box, not Pietta--the first I've seen.  It has 2021 on the right side of the barrel, but also has "21" in the date box on the frame above the triggerguard.  I haven't had the opportunity to shoot it yet.  The action is very smooth and the finish is good.  GF

Navy Models / Re: Holy Grail
« on: April 16, 2021, 06:35:16 PM »
Great find Hawg.  I don't know what powder you were referring to, but I'd load this one with BP.  Just use soft lube on the bullets.  GF

Projectiles / Re: What the hell?
« on: April 13, 2021, 05:01:29 PM »
In case some of you don't know or have forgotten, because of EPA pressure there is not one lead smelter left in the U.S.  It all has to be imported.  For those of us who cast for smokeless loads and used to cadge or buy used wheel weights, amost all are now made of zinc or steel because of the same EPA restrictions on handling lead on the job.  It's not going to get very much better in the future.  Like everything else these days if you can find scrap lead it is often expensive unless you know some guy at a recycler who handles scrap plumbing or X-ray shielding lead from medical office rennovations.  GF

Pocket Models / Re: Fair price for a NIB, Black Box 1862 Pocket Navy
« on: March 31, 2021, 01:51:44 PM »
It sold this AM for $600.  GF

Pocket Models / Fair price for a NIB, Black Box 1862 Pocket Navy
« on: March 30, 2021, 09:24:08 PM »
Do any of you have an idea what a NIB, Black Box 1862 pocket Navy would be worth at today's prices?  I have an opportunity tp pick one up from an individual, but have no real idea of the value.  Any help will be aprreciated.  Gray Fox

Photo Gallery / Re: Shot of the Day
« on: March 25, 2021, 02:02:01 PM »
Someone gave me a couple bags of CVA .451 balls that were oxidized like that and I threw them in my vibratory tumble with walnut shell media and once they were shiny I put them in a new bag and sprayed them with WD-40.  They've stayed nice for over a year.  I did the same with some unlubed .54 maxi balls I was given.  GF

Photo Gallery / Re: Shot of the Day
« on: March 18, 2021, 04:59:32 PM »

Do you know if the holly grips are still available from wherever you got them?  GF

Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / Re: My combat knife
« on: March 01, 2021, 06:14:27 PM »
I had the dubious distinction of being the first man in the four year history of the 4th Military Intelligence Co. (4th Inf Div) in Viet Nam to be wounded.  That was while I was on loan with one of my interrogation teams to a battalion of the 173d located at LZ Uplift in northeastern II Corps in Sept. 1970.  My replacement got hit the next day while choppering in to replace me.  We quit going to support your guys after that.  GF

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