Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 19, 2017, 02:36:03 pm

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
* Home FlashChat Help Calendar Login Register
Currently there are 0 Users in the Cas City Chat Rooms!
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  CAS TOPICS  |  Shooter's Meeting (Moderators: Marshal Halloway, Camille Eonich)  |  Topic: Tell me about your guncart 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Poll
Question: Tell me about your guncart
I built it myself - 228 (56.9%)
A friend built it - 46 (11.5%)
I bought it from a supplier - 44 (11%)
I don't have a guncart - 80 (20%)
I bought it used - 3 (0.7%)
Total Voters: 376

Pages: 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 [8] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Tell me about your guncart  (Read 132686 times)
PJ Hardtack
American Plainsmen Society
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3273


« Reply #175 on: November 05, 2017, 11:19:02 am »

Welcome back, Jack!
Logged

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on.
I don't do these things to others and I require the same from them."  John Wayne
Sergeant Klondike
Texas Territorial Detachment
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 126


NRA Life Member, SASS 11461


« Reply #176 on: November 05, 2017, 05:40:45 pm »

Outstanding!

(Perhaps a team of good sled dogs would make it easier to move around ... ?   Grin  )

Now you need a "faux NWMP Model 1876 Winchester" chambered in a pistol caliber for CAS,  like the one I had made up on a Model 1873 action in .45 Colt -



Thanks, Rattlesnake!   I agree, dogs would be an eyeful in Texas.  I've been considering the NWMP rifle.  In the spring, I'll be in San Antonio, Texas for a chuckwagon event.   When I'm down that way, I always stop at Texas Jacks.  They sell the NWMP rifle.  I don't believe they have 45LC.   I think they carry 45-60 and 45-75 calipers.
Logged

"Law and Order Every Time That's Us" - Turkey Creek Jack Johnson, Tombstone Territory
RattlesnakeJack
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1522



WWW
« Reply #177 on: November 05, 2017, 06:24:02 pm »

Yes, I've also got one of the modern reproductions (chambered in the appropriate .45-75 cartridge) but of course can't use it in regular CAS stages ... Don't think anyone has ever made a reproduction or lookalike chambered in a pistol caliber, which is why I had the "faux" one pictured above made for me in .45 Colt ...

Here I am holding my .45-75 Model 1876 reproduction at Fort Macleod in 2012 (in my CAS persona of "Rattlesnake Jack, Scout, Rockly Mountain Rangers") when PJ Hardtack (who just posted above) and I presented a display and demonstration of period firearms -



Same trip, inside the museum by their display of an original NWMP '76 Winchester -



And here are PJ, in his persona of an 1860's (I believe) Royal Engineers Sergeant-Major, and I with a couple of the interpreters at Fort Macleod -  

Logged

Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
Old West ClipArt & History Website:  http://rattlesnakejacks.com/
PJ Hardtack
American Plainsmen Society
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3273


« Reply #178 on: November 05, 2017, 07:18:06 pm »

That was a fun occasion! Firing inside the Fort which is right downtown in Fort Macleod. We wowed the crowd.

The young man in the breech clout is a for real Blackfoot who does the narrating as the kids do their Musical Ride presentation. He and the young Metis interpreter were happy to fire as well.

Actually my rank is that of a Srjt. of Royal Engineers. The Crown was accorded to RE Srjt's due to their specialized qualifications. I was there ostensibly to inspect the Fort at the behest of the NWMP.
Logged

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on.
I don't do these things to others and I require the same from them."  John Wayne
Sergeant Klondike
Texas Territorial Detachment
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 126


NRA Life Member, SASS 11461


« Reply #179 on: November 06, 2017, 07:08:46 am »

Rattlesnake/PJ,  I really like the rifle.  The one used in Crossfire Trail was an eye catcher too.   You both, have done an excellent job perfecting your persona's.   It's easy to see, you both invested a lot of time, research and money.  I enjoy learning and seeing photos of other shooters persona's and equipment.   
Logged

"Law and Order Every Time That's Us" - Turkey Creek Jack Johnson, Tombstone Territory
PJ Hardtack
American Plainsmen Society
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3273


« Reply #180 on: November 10, 2017, 11:57:31 am »

Alas, historical re-enacting gets discouraging when there is not much interest forthcoming from historical venues. There is not much appreciation in the form of recompense or monetary assistance.

Volunteerism wears off pretty quickly when it entails lengthy drives. Here in Gold Rush country (where I live), we have done events with as many as 15 re-enactors over a 10 day period from as far away as the American Gulf Islands. When you consider that the venue site is a 12 hour drive from the US border (AFTER a lengthy ferry ride), and some coming from Vancouver Island, it is a monumental task to assemble and organize an event.

We had a hard core group that eventually wore out. "Rattle Snake Jack", my wife and I were the only ones who crossed over from re-enacting to CAS because we were into it before we became re-enactors. Back in the day, they were one in the same for us - living, cooking, sleeping under canvas under all weather conditions.

It was fun, but eventually the burn out factor caused folks to drift away. Now I wear the uniform for dinner at CAS events only.
Logged

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on.
I don't do these things to others and I require the same from them."  John Wayne
Sir Charles deMouton-Black
THE ANCIENT SUBSTANCE ENDURES - ALL LESSER PROPELLANTS SHALL FIZZLE
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 5813



« Reply #181 on: November 10, 2017, 12:36:50 pm »

As well as the "Mountie Carbine", there was the 1979 "Spanish Contract" 1873 carbine in .44-40. This carbine was likely developed in lock-step with the 1876 carbine?

http://rarewinchesters.com/gunroom/1873/M73-027029/details.shtml

In 1878, when the NWMP were looking for a repeating carbine in a military calibre, the 1876 full stocked carbine was already in production, and popular in the American West. The first lot(s) purchased from I.G. Baker of St. Louis  with a branch in Ft Benton had commercial rear sights. It was reports from the field that resulted in the adoption of the "Spanish Meter" military style sight in 1882, and a stronger barrel to frame "shank". Later in 1882, the earlier 200 carbines were retro-fitted with the Spanish contract sight by force armourers.

Re; Arms & Accoutrements of the Mounted Police 1873-1973, Phillips & Klancher, ch.2.
Logged

NCOWS #1154, SCORRS, STORM, BROW, 1860 Henry, Dirty Rat 502, CHINOOK COUNTRY
THE SUBLYME & HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT (SHOTS)
Those who are no longer ignorant of History may relive it,
without the Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
With apologies to George Santayana & W. S. Churchill

"As Mark Twain once put it, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
PJ Hardtack
American Plainsmen Society
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3273


« Reply #182 on: November 10, 2017, 02:03:36 pm »

Time for a maker to offer a repro .44-40 '73 'Spanish Contract' model. I'd be in for one.
Logged

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on.
I don't do these things to others and I require the same from them."  John Wayne
Coal Creek Griff
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1209


With Cheyenne Luke


« Reply #183 on: November 10, 2017, 02:34:51 pm »

Time for a maker to offer a repro .44-40 '73 'Spanish Contract' model. I'd be in for one.

I agree. That is pretty interesting. I'm not familiar with those. Am I seeing a brass magazine tube and a different shape to the top of the receiver (no dust cover too)?

CC Griff
Logged

BOLD #921
BOSS #196
1860 Henry Rifle Shooter #173
SSS #573
Sir Charles deMouton-Black
THE ANCIENT SUBSTANCE ENDURES - ALL LESSER PROPELLANTS SHALL FIZZLE
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 5813



« Reply #184 on: November 10, 2017, 11:00:16 pm »

I agree. That is pretty interesting. I'm not familiar with those. Am I seeing a brass magazine tube and a different shape to the top of the receiver (no dust cover too)?

CC Griff

Early 1873's did not have the dust cover, yet.
Logged

NCOWS #1154, SCORRS, STORM, BROW, 1860 Henry, Dirty Rat 502, CHINOOK COUNTRY
THE SUBLYME & HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT (SHOTS)
Those who are no longer ignorant of History may relive it,
without the Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
With apologies to George Santayana & W. S. Churchill

"As Mark Twain once put it, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
Coal Creek Griff
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1209


With Cheyenne Luke


« Reply #185 on: November 10, 2017, 11:31:58 pm »

Early 1873's did not have the dust cover, yet.


I "knew" that (but forgot).  Thanks.

CC Griff
Logged

BOLD #921
BOSS #196
1860 Henry Rifle Shooter #173
SSS #573
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 [8] Go Up Print 
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  CAS TOPICS  |  Shooter's Meeting (Moderators: Marshal Halloway, Camille Eonich)  |  Topic: Tell me about your guncart « previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.063 seconds with 24 queries.