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 91 
 on: December 14, 2017, 06:49:46 pm 
Started by Baltimore Ed - Last post by Baltimore Ed
I don't recall but if you look at any of the muzzle loader sites or reenactment sellers I'm sure you'll see one. A fringed frock coat is what it's called I'm thinking. This is what it resembled before I altered it. My wife, then fiancÚ and her girlfriend frayed all of that fringe, she told me how much effort/ love went into the coat. Kept the coat and the girl. I forgot but I also had the sleeves shortened by my local dry cleaners seamstress for the redo.

 92 
 on: December 14, 2017, 05:56:46 pm 
Started by Black River Smith - Last post by Black River Smith
After reading and re-reading Mike Beliveaus' article on 'Conical Bullets' in the new 'Guns of the Old West' magazine, I have decided to use an old Dixie scissors mold.  The bullet from the mold has characteristics inbetween the brass Colt mold and the Johnston and Dow bullets.

The diameter is only 0.449 to 0.454; a weight of only 183 grains and an OAL of 0.560 to 0.565.  The only issue with the molded bullet is the heel.  It is very short but has a smaller diameter of 0.415 to 0.420.  Which means it may not be the easiest thing to line-up or start straight.   But we will see.

Professor Marvel,
Thanks for the offer of making and sending me some bullets but do not bother working to get the Lee bullets molded.  I am just going to pass on buying one of their molds.  It just seems to heavy for the use.


PS -- These bullets do fit in and under the Pietta 1858 rammer.  So that makes it better than the J&D bullet for use.

 93 
 on: December 14, 2017, 05:53:35 pm 
Started by Baltimore Ed - Last post by Niederlander
I like it!  What pattern did she use?

 94 
 on: December 14, 2017, 05:51:49 pm 
Started by Black River Smith - Last post by Black River Smith
After reading and re-reading Mike Beliveaus' article on 'Conical Bullets' in the new 'Guns of the Old West' magazine, I have decided to use an old Dixie scissors mold.  The bullet from the mold has characteristics inbetween the brass Colt mold and the Johnston and Dow bullets.

The diameter is only 0.449 to 0.454; a weight of only 183 grains and an OAL of 0.560 to 0.565.  The only issue with the molded bullet is the heel.  It is very short but has a smaller diameter of 0.415 to 0.420.  Which means it may not be the easiest thing to line-up or start straight.   But we will see.


PS -- These bullets do fit in and under the Pietta 1858 rammer.  So that makes it better than the J&D bullet for use.

 95 
 on: December 14, 2017, 05:35:32 pm 
Started by Delmonico - Last post by litl rooster
Todays funny


https://youtu.be/6wQuxf_XfW4

 96 
 on: December 14, 2017, 05:09:48 pm 
Started by Navy Six - Last post by Navy Six
Since this is the Christmas season and everyone should be in a good mood, I thought it the right time to ask a dumb question: what is the origin/reason for holding "six o'clock" on a black bullseye target? I don't prefer this hold myself as it seems to me that you are sighting in a gun to shoot high. I almost always hear the "experts" advocate this sighting method but no explanation as to why. I have done a good deal of reading over the years and about the only one I remember not partial to this sight picture was Elmer Keith who I will paraphrase "the place to aim is where you want to hit". This is simply curiosity on my part.  Hope everyone has a blessed Christmas!

 97 
 on: December 14, 2017, 03:52:22 pm 
Started by Baltimore Ed - Last post by Baltimore Ed
Just thought that I'd post my Josey Wales coat that I rebuilt this year. My wife made this for me before we were married 40 years ago as a Revolutionary War fringed frock coat. I was in a muzzle loading club back then. Earlier this year we had an upcoming JW match so I removed all the fringe, redyed it brown from the faded out uneven grey that it had become and built the leather button ties. It had the cape already. I'm happy with how it turned out. I thoroughly believe in repurposing old things instead of new.

 98 
 on: December 14, 2017, 03:46:09 pm 
Started by Dick Dastardly - Last post by Professor Marvel
For Christmas I gave them a Tower of Power cylinder loading stand all set up for depriming brass.  Hopefully they will bring me deprimed brass all ready to be cleaned and loaded.  Winter is still long.  We shall see.

DD-MDA

My Dear DD -
You can save yourslef another step - Next time give them a vibration brass cleaner!


Thank goodness, I'm a healthy reloader, you should see my shop!

Ah My Dear Ed  -

Gawd Forbid you should see my outer ring of hell ... er ....    shop...
As coffin pointed out  a Clean Shop, like a clean desk, is the sign of a Sick Mind.

Without a nice soft layer of sawdust on the workbench and floors, the dropped screws go skitterring all over the place;
and it absorbs ummmm   ... liquids .... for easy shovelling sweeping once per lustrum.

that's my story and I'm sticking to it

yhs
prof mumbles

 99 
 on: December 14, 2017, 03:38:57 pm 
Started by Dick Dastardly - Last post by Navy Six
Well, this is the off-season for most of us so it is a good time to load ammo for next year. I have more than enough ammo for my wife and I to get through the 2018 cowboy season, but I know I'll be down in the basement loading more during the winter months. Just because its a nice, relaxing thing to do and never having to sweat the ammo supply feels good! Or you could do what a cowboy shooter friend of mine(now deceased, so long Jack) did when I picked him up one morning on the way to a match. He answered the door in his underwear Shocked ! Shocked and said to come in for a few minutes as he had to finish loading enough ammo for that days match Roll Eyes I like my approach better!!

 100 
 on: December 14, 2017, 03:36:51 pm 
Started by OD#3 - Last post by Professor Marvel
AH ....Well ..... My Good Perfesser   Shocked

Kind of think about that just fer a second er two.  At the bottom of it's swing (The Walker) think about where and with what it is aligned??

A FOUR POUND pendulum swinging freely (should you happen to lose yer grip) ??  I shudder at the thought ..... actually.

Ah yes! there you go, Coffin, - spoiling the Beauty of a Thing with Common Sense!

yhs
prof stupid

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