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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Ammo Inventory
« on: March 18, 2020, 11:13:25 AM »
Went to town today to pay my bill at the saw shop/auto parts/gun store. I set the bill on the counter and then a roll of toilet paper on top of the bill and told them "This should cover it." They sure did get a big laugh out of that.

Then the guy that works the guns and ammo portion told me they sold 10,000 dollars worth of guns and ammo over the last two days. He was not sure how many people were locals doing all of the buying.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Ammo Inventory
« on: March 17, 2020, 07:52:09 PM »
Saw where ammo sales have increased over 200%. A friends daughter works at the CCI factory at Lewiston and she said they just got real busy cranking out an overload of ammo orders.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Why Toilet Paper?
« on: March 17, 2020, 07:48:51 PM »
"Wait until they come for your food"......as opposed to what other option? Putting a sign at my driveway announcing that I have food, come and get it. I am not going to wait for anything.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Why Toilet Paper?
« on: March 17, 2020, 06:40:43 PM »
Things took a turn for the worse in my liitle part of the world. I live 25 minutes outside of a little community of 3500 people. Outside of a small dose of theiving meth heads, things are pretty quiet and passive around here. However, the panic stricken hoarders are now traveling several hours one way from the bigger areas of North Idaho and Western Washington to clean out our stores. There is nothing left in their big communities so they came her looking.  Many of our staples are cleaned out including toilet paper.

I got sent home from the school today. Word was that we are closed indefinitely. Parents went crazy when they heard the news. Our little hospital will not be able to help the elderly when it hits here, and it is just days away. Heard a rumor that we have very few test kits and the hospital is not letting people inside of the building, rather staff is going out to the parking lot to assess folks stopping by out of concern. Both of the nursing homes in town locked their doors in an attempt to protect the elderly. Type A Influenza is currently making a run through this region and folks that have it are worried that they have the coveted bug. It is getting awful quiet around these parts as folks are starting to lay low. Intersting events for sure in my rather mundane rural part of the earth.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Why Toilet Paper?
« on: March 15, 2020, 09:56:07 AM »
Ya, we knew why they were stocking up Hawg. Most of my original post was written purely with a self driven social satire agenda.

For those loading up their guns and stashing them all over the house in preperation for the possiblity of thieves coming for their staples, there is an easier, but less satisfying way of eliminating the problem. Post a huge notice written with rattle can paint on a huge piece of cardboard. The message should read " All occupants of this dwelling have tested positive. One has expired."  They won't want your stuff.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Why Toilet Paper?
« on: March 13, 2020, 09:03:52 PM »
We got our first confimed case in Idaho this afternoon. Read about it a few hours ago. Then I got a notice on my news feed that the public took off on a buying spree. Stores across the state are overwhelmed with sheep grabbing anything thing off the shelves that is available.

I had the wife get me a gallon of bleach a couple days ago. I like my towels to smell good when I launder them and was running low. I figured this would hit soon so I told her to get a gallon before the panic hit. I bet within two days, my local stores will have empty shelves. Except for Corona beer.!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Why Toilet Paper?
« on: March 13, 2020, 08:45:30 PM »
Why not canned beans? Perhaps Cup Of Noodles? Or beer? Definately should buy beer. Corona beer. It is now as cheap as Keystone. And Irish Whiskey!!!! Maybe some soap and some underwear in case you shit your self and forgot where you stashed all of that moon floss! Oh ya, how about 25 rolls of Copenhagen.

Many sheeple across America will be able to wipe their tail pipe at no further cost to their wallet for the next five years.

They got the big packages stuffed in every space available. Under the beds, on top of the fridge, in the trunk of their cars.

It will be for sale in Ebay in a month real cheap. The pandemonium will keep our Idaho loggers in business for a bit.

I truley do worry about the future of the American citizen. They are so distilled to the point of being as usefull as a mouse.

Fricken toilet paper. They went on a buying binge after toilet paper?????????

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Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: Purcussion Cap Collecting
« on: March 10, 2020, 07:54:44 PM »
Say tljack, that is the bottom side of an older Alcan musket cap tin. That era had plain paper labels on both ends and along the seam rather than the reddish colored glossed labels and seal that was present on the newer tins. It is the same kind of tin as the larger Alcan that is at the 11 oclock position from it.

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Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: Purcussion Cap Collecting
« on: March 08, 2020, 04:52:37 PM »
Yep, it is a CVA. I found it in an old tackle box. Why it was in there is anyone's guess?

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Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: Purcussion Cap Collecting
« on: March 08, 2020, 01:55:38 PM »
I was given a container of them when I first got into muzzleloading back in high school. Then I seldom saw another one. Everything by then was CCI or Remington. I liked the Dixie Gun Works company as source for muzzleloading supplies a lot then too. One of these ones has a little yellow price tag on the bottom. It says Field and Stream and priced at 75 cents.

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BPCR Reloading / Win. 1891 Reloading Tool
« on: March 07, 2020, 07:23:44 PM »
Just got this one delivered. It is the first one that I have acquired of this model. It is now fully cleaned and oiled. It is in extremely good shape and has the the original L-shaped de-capper/primer seat plug. This is a relatively rare Winchester tool and the fact that the plug was still present make is even more rare. They are not so easy to find. This particular version had a very short life span and was replaced in 1894 by a highly improved version.

It caught my attention because of the calibre.....40-82. I did not have a reloading tool for this calibre, only a mould. Now I can load for my original 1886 with nothing but original tools. regardless of the calibre, this tool was worth grabbing just for the collector value.

I got a kick out of the fact that Winchester went to the trouble of stamping "KEEP THE DIE CLEAN" on this version considering that it was required on all of their versions.

By 1914, production of all Winchester reloading tools came to an end. I have enjoyed finding and using a multitude of these old tools.

DSCN4973 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN4974 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN4975 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN4977 (2) by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN4978 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

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Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: Purcussion Cap Collecting
« on: March 07, 2020, 05:51:33 PM »
Here is a look at my small collection. I do not get real serious about collecting them. Many of them were included in different lots that came up for sale that had an Eley present. I often try and bid on an Eley. I recently won a bid that had four brass Hicks in it and a couple of cool others. I have a soft spot for the Dixie Gun Works red plastic containers. The three in this pic were found locally and are full of caps.

DSCN4972 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

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General Discussion / Re: Big Red
« on: March 06, 2020, 06:06:32 PM »
When one considers the variations that Uberti offers, they are currently the only game in town. The other two you mentioned are miles behind in offering models beyond the typical versions.

However, I do agree that the other two could jump on the band wagon with the a- typical lot and get the full attention of American gun buyers.

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General Discussion / Re: Big Red
« on: March 05, 2020, 09:14:04 PM »
Both Colt and Winchester applied varnish. And the wood was shiney when it left the factory.

After the responses thus far Kirk, I dont think anyone is gonna admit to liking the "red."  (7+"

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Navy Models / Re: Uberti Navy with Johnson & Dow bullets
« on: March 02, 2020, 08:24:42 AM »
That my fault lonesome pigeon. I refered to them as "Johnston & Dow" instead of the proper name of  "Colt Cartridge Works"

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