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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Bass Reeves. Lawman.
« on: April 05, 2016, 06:41:44 PM »
The John Wayne character of "Rooster Cogburn" was based in part upon the exploits of Bass Reeves, "Heck" Thomas, "Cal" Whitson and other actual Fort Smith U.S. Marshals that were all pretty much "badasses with badges" (Bass Reeves was documented as having killed 14 men himself, and often went alone into the "Indian Territory"[Oklahoma] hunting federal fugitives, though he also was often accompanied by a Indian tracker also, thus providing the "Tonto" character to Bass Reeves' "Lone Ranger").

Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« on: April 01, 2016, 02:25:30 PM »
Cap'n, jsyk Track does sell a bare base (copper, brass and steel) so you can put whatever type of sight you desire (blade, post, "polka-dot" on post, whatever,) on yer project.

Navy Models / Re: 1851 Navy accuracy?
« on: April 01, 2016, 02:05:36 PM »
Personally, I like to see Richard's dovetailing (I know enough to recognize good work, but only have "Bubba's Tool-kit" to work with right now, thanks wife) right now (slowly rebuilding, emphasis on slow)!

Vehicular-type contraptions / Re: Just my Jeep
« on: April 01, 2016, 01:56:18 PM »
Nice!  L@.

Tools and other trinkets / Re: Cylinder Press by Powder Inc
« on: April 01, 2016, 01:21:18 PM »
Dixie GW has a decent cylinder press (fer $45 + s&h), you can see a pretty good picture of it here.

You can get Lee's six-cavity molds over at Track of the Wolf's site too (shoot, fer that matter you can find them on Ebay sometimes, the 6-cavity round ball molds I meant)! Was thinking of gitting' these fer the molds I have (a .457 rb Lee and a .456 240gr. Kaido Ojamaa mold, both 6-cavity).

Both of those "new" molds should last me a bit following these simple steps!

Percussion Muskets and Rifles / Re: P53 Enfields
« on: March 31, 2016, 10:48:16 AM »
Truly sorry to hear that. Flu? Whatever the cause, hope you get back to feeling yerself shortly!

Percussion Muskets and Rifles / Re: P53 Enfields
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:29:54 PM »
Shoot Hawg, show a few more pictures of yer Enfields (both the real and repop - I'm liking both [the original naturally has a edge] and would like more pictures please!).

Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Brass or Steel Washer
« on: February 23, 2016, 05:58:52 PM »
JFYI, Mike, Pietta will do small (200 guns +) runs of custom guns (provided payment up front,) to the customer's specifications (if'n you could get 199 other like minded folks you could have a custom made Pietta Stainless Walker with your preference of twist and cylinder chamber size)!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: SSD for old computer
« on: February 19, 2016, 07:46:08 PM »
Almost all laptops that have a sd slot also have an option (usually in the boot menu-) for using it as "system memory" (and thus a mini ssd)!

Navy Models / Re: Absolute Newb Question!
« on: January 10, 2016, 06:56:49 PM »
Dang, Hawg, makes me feel like I'm starting off right on picking the '61 as my first "pop-top".  *6'

Over here there's a good tutorial on basically converting a 1860 Army to a 1860 Ruger - all the conversion work is done on the grip frames (have to do wonders from a reliability standpoint, although have ta say it looks like you simply exchange all the 'smithing work you'd ever have to possibly do over the life of the gun and simply do it from the git-go - but dang, that'd be a reliable shooter)!

Navy Models / Re: Absolute Newb Question!
« on: December 31, 2015, 07:24:35 PM »
Ok, it's official - I'm jealous Hawg! Like your '61.

Navy Models / Re: Absolute Newb Question!
« on: December 31, 2015, 05:20:55 PM »
Alright then, (insofar as most folks here haven't seen a '61, '61 it shall be - actually think that the '61 is just a prettier gun with better styling). Now for the finding of a donor (think I'm leaning towards charcoal cch, maybe fluted cylinder, steel backstrap with steelie trigger-guard ta boot.).

Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Has anyone done this Colt mod?
« on: December 31, 2015, 01:49:03 AM »
Seen one (think it was over on THR,) where a gent drilled a small hole in a hand and threaded a unwrapped guitar string as a spring (always wondered if it broke, would it have struck a sour note)!  :-H

Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Has anyone done this Colt mod?
« on: December 30, 2015, 10:21:07 PM »
True, true.

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