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« on: March 28, 2017, 09:20:41 am »


Being a real life retired California Lawman (Tuolumne County Sheriff, in the Motherlode), and a retired US History Teacher, I am fond of California's early Old west...  By the time the 1873 Winchester and 1873 Colt Peacemaker were "Taming the West" in Arizona, Montana, and places in between, California had been the Wild West for 25 years!  Initially it was 1847 Walkers, Dragoons, and 1851 Navy revolvers, along with front stuffer rifles and Shotguns that armed pioneer Californians.

In 1860, during the advent of the War Between the States, the 1860 Henry was a desired, high tech arm in the gold fields.  By 1868, conversions of the Remington and Colt percussions were showing up in .44 Henry, .46 French, other assorted rimfires and .44 Martin. (Colt/Remington 44/100) all over the Motherlode.

To me, nothing like a couple Cartridge Conversions and a Henry say "the real Early Wild West..."

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 09:40:07 am »

This thread needs pictures!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 10:04:42 am »

Very nice! I like the way you staged the photos as well.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 10:10:10 am »

Thanks.  The bottom two are my 1871/1872 Open Tops in .45 Colt that I have not picked up yet.  The short barrel I get on Friday, and the long barrel will languish at the gun shop another month because of our stupid laws in Californication.  I also have an 1860 Colt that I have an R&D cylinder on the way for it.  The 1858 Remingtons are actually for sale in Classifieds.  I am keeping the 1863 .32 S&W Remington, though.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 10:57:57 pm »

How did your Septic turn out Pard ?
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 11:03:23 pm »

Money is in the bank, just waiting for the soils engineer to revise the system to please the county, who changed the rules of the game, after it is played!LOL.  Alls well, though, thanks for the word with the Big Guy, though!
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017, 02:44:19 am »

Where did you buy your hat? Also, those open tops really compliment the henry.
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 09:19:09 am »

Thanks!  The hat is from the Resistol John Wayne collection.  I bought it at the national Cowboy Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in January.  It was only about $100.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 04:57:04 pm »

cool, i'll see if i can't find one.
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