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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 #2 on: March 28, 2017, 10:01:18 am »

Photo puket  time clock prompt has been deleted ....

Sorry for the inconvenience, TL  please feel free to repost your photos form a non hostage domain 
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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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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2018, 10:39:48 pm »

Man, all the photos are gone now! stupid photobucket.
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2018, 08:27:42 am »

Too bad the photos all disappeared. I agree, Tuolomne Lawman, about that Early West time period as being interesting. So much going on then, from an historical perspective. When I head off to a Cowboy match now, I usually grab a 60/66 rifle and a pair of percussion/cartridge conversion pistols. Pretty sure I'm going to run into Bill Hickok and a buffalo or two when I get there! Wink
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2018, 03:30:34 pm »

Yes Yes Yes  Cheesy

ALL My main match rifles are Henrys.  I top that off with Mule Ear Hammer Double guns and my match pistols are Percussion.  Uber FUN!
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2018, 10:09:25 am »

You bet, Coffinmaker! I did forget to add in affection for the hammered double shotgun. Wouldn't seem right otherwise. I prefer the barrels on the shotgun to be a bit longer than the coach guns. Was able to pick up one of the 1878/TTN(whatever name they are going by now) with 26" barrels and love it. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2018, 12:37:46 pm »


Yes Siree .. Bob!!

My favoritist Henrys are my 16 inch Trapper and my 19 inch Carbine I copied from a custom built original Henry.  Of course my alter, alter'd ego is known as  "Hacksaw MacGurke" whom never met barrel Too Short.  So while I can understand your preference for a longer barrel on your Shotgun, Mine (ho ho ho) are either at Federal Minimum or no longer than 20 inches.  I do so like short barrels.  For my Main Match revolvers, I shoot Never Nevers.  44 caliber 1851s (Pietta) with 3 1/4 inch barrels and dovetail black sights.  Capitol FUN!!!

The 1878 use to be the "TTN" but is now "Cimarron" but who knows what now that Rump has decided to play trade war.  Humpff.
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2018, 03:25:33 am »

You should try using imgur, thats what I use and it works great!
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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2018, 01:18:13 pm »

Here's a picture of me cranking out 44-40s from my 1860 Henry at Railroad Flat (High Sierra Shoot Out) last week end.

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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2018, 03:40:15 pm »

That's a cool picture.  I like it!

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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2018, 06:57:31 pm »

I forgot to mention, I shoot all rifle targets clean  (120 rounds + 30 rounds for BP night match) at RR Flat with the .44-40 Henry.  I was using 7.0 grains Trail Boss and a 205 grain Bear Creek bullet for main match, and 32 grains volume 777 for the BP match.
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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2018, 06:34:23 am »

Nothing like shooting a pair of 51's and a Henry .
Its about as close as you can get too the Real Thing !
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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2018, 06:38:55 am »

I wash i could get pics to upload here .
But it always fails every time i try .
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« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2018, 09:10:15 am »

Use IMGUR.  its free like photobucket used to be.  You upload to IMGR then paste the Builitin Board link for the photo in the text of your post.
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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2018, 10:30:17 am »

I post my photos as attachments, but I believe that they have to be less than 400 megabytes. Reducing the file size makes that option a little more complicated.

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« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2018, 06:15:16 pm »

One good Henry deserves another .....

I just bought a companion piece for my Uberti 44-40 Henry - a 'Youth' model Henry "Golden Boy" in .22LR. In the mail tomorrow.

Had one before, but the lop was too long for me. The 'Youth' model has a 13" lop like my CF CAS carbines.

Read a review of the blued 'Youth' model and the guy loved it. He didn't realize at the time that it was the 'Youth' model, but after shooting it, he wouldn't part with it.
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2018, 12:51:55 am »

Maybe its the ammo or my 66 carbine has a light hammer. but occasionally i get a dud with my centerfire .45 schofield bullets. Have to do the old rimfire trick and remove it, put it in the rifle in a different way and it'll go boom. I'm getting the vibe of the occasional rimfire miss fire with my centerfire. sarcasm over.  Grin
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