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Gun Builds and Projects / Re: Another project gun
« on: December 02, 2013, 04:43:46 AM »
Using a Colt frame makes a lot more sense than what I did, I did a similar conversion but used a Pocket Remington. 

Is that a Pony I see on the frame?

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Those of you with Walkers....
« on: December 02, 2013, 04:37:06 AM »
Good question!  I bought my first Walker about 40 years ago.  It was stolen by my brother-ex-law.  I replaced it maybe 15 years ago with the short barreled Walker I call "Short Mort".  I have since traded into another Walker, this one with the proper length barrel.  I have shot them, and my Dragoon, a couple of times but mostly when I am at the range, one or another of my 1860s makes the trip.  Not looking to sell any of them but for the right amount of $$$, sure, why not.

The weight makes them impractical for me, to carry them around.

Conversions / Re: Uberti 1860 Richards/Mason
« on: November 19, 2013, 04:48:54 AM »
The RM conversions are nice to look at!  Glad you opted for the original cartridge rather than the "built for the masses" long Colt cartridge.

I have a pair of Richards conversions, I load the . 430 caliber, 200 grain RNFP from Lee over a full dose of 3F BP.  Plenty accurate and lots of smoke.  Never tried the Russian cartridge as I have many of the 44 Colt cartridges available.

Conversions / Re: Richards Model
« on: November 03, 2013, 04:33:01 AM »
And it's STILL gorgeous!

Thank you but that is a different revolver!  Here is a photo of the pair.

Conversions / Re: Richards Model
« on: November 02, 2013, 09:42:22 AM »
New photos.

Police Models / Re: Stay Tuned!
« on: February 12, 2013, 01:20:50 PM »
Some new additions snuck in!

Pocket Models / Re: New Toy - Cimarron Uberti 1862 Pocket Navy
« on: November 01, 2012, 02:17:08 PM »
Has it arrived yet?

Police Models / Re: Stay Tuned!
« on: July 27, 2012, 07:39:03 AM »
For the most part I am busy at the Farmers Markets around my area.  I am a knife sharpener and work eight of the markets.  Also private parties, store fronts, and the like.  From time to time, I get out to the range but not too frequently.  Maybe 2-3 times a year.  Enough so I know I can still hit what I aim at.  Makes it easy when hunting season rolls around.

Glad others are still stopping by.  It can get lonely!

Police Models / Re: Stay Tuned!
« on: July 23, 2012, 11:45:41 AM »
Thank you Smokey. 

Looks like it's just the two of us these days.  What you been up to?

Police Models / Re: Stay Tuned!
« on: July 20, 2012, 10:59:56 AM »

Police Models / Re: Stay Tuned!
« on: July 18, 2012, 03:57:35 AM »
Almost here!

Police Models / Re: Stay Tuned!
« on: July 11, 2012, 04:57:19 AM »
On the way!  <={

Police Models / Stay Tuned!
« on: July 05, 2012, 10:41:45 AM »
Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement!

Navy Models / Re: Short Barreled 1851
« on: April 12, 2012, 11:40:06 AM »
Finaly got this one out to do some shooting.  I carried it and my FrankenTrapdoor, 20 rounds for the rifle and 30 for the revolver.  I started in close and got on paper at 25 yards with the first shot.  A little windage and I was hitting in the center.   The next 3 went into a nice group and I was happy.  I reloaded and moved a paper plate out to fifty to see what would happen.  The groups opened but I could see enough potetial in the revolver, I may keep it.  So, I reloaded and started walking the property.  Targets would appear, rocks, stumps 5 gallon pails, lids for the same, etc.  I would estimate range and pop them with whichever firearm seemed appropriate.  The trapdoor performed as I would expect it to, sight, squeeze, boom, and hit.  It never gets old!  The 51 suprised me.  While I could not hit as well at the long ranges as I could with the rifle, I was pleased that at least out to 100 (and maybe a bit farther) yards, I was holding well enough to worry a five gallon pail lid.  Anything smaller and I had trouble holding a sight picture.  The sighting on the 1851 is the standard hammer V and front cone.  I will clean up the V to a square sided notch and install a dovetailed front sight for the next outing and see if it allows me a steadier picture.  But I was pleasantly pleased with the 51.  And while it paired well with the 50-70, I doubt it will replace the Richards Conversion I normally carry. 

But at least I know it will do as a woods gun.

Welcome Wagon / Re: Hey there
« on: March 02, 2012, 07:49:04 AM »
If I had a smaller hand, the Remington might fit better.  As it is, I prefer S&Ws, then Colts.

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