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The Longbranch / Re: gunoholic
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on February 19, 2024, 11:45:45 AM »
I did it again.  ;D
Taurus 66. .357 Mag. 7 shot cylinder. Appears to have been made in 2002. It is Taurus' version of the S&W 686 plus at about half the price.

The Leather Shop / Re: is anyone making these?
« Last post by Rube Burrows on February 19, 2024, 10:41:09 AM »
I made one on a rectangular buckle.
The Longbranch / Re: gunoholic
« Last post by Major 2 on February 19, 2024, 09:26:57 AM »
I should also offer this extended tidbit, When...
 I gave the above H&R 999 to my Dad that Christmas 1971.
 He then insisted that I receive his S&W “Hand Ejector”, he wanted me to have it.
This is the side arm he had on board the "Lenape" his 34' cabin cruiser.
 He volunteered for service in the US Coast Guard along with the Boat and was accepted, just after Pearl Harbor.
During early months of World War II, he became temporary member of the Coast Guard Reserve. These temporary members brought their boats which would be used for safety patrols. Coast Guard Headquarters allowed some of those boats to be equipped with machine guns and they could carry pistols and rifles on patrols. (an enlisted CG man was assigned to go along armed with 1911 & 03)

It's another priceless piece to me   :) Made in 1926

I was about 10 years old when I first got to shoot this one as I recall. I remember the recoil as "WOW".
big stuff, big caliber when compared to the 22 LR I had shot before...
The Longbranch / Re: gunoholic
« Last post by Major 2 on February 19, 2024, 08:36:56 AM »
Here is another in my collection, it's not at all new to me I actually bought it in 1971.
A Model 999 Harrington & Richardson Sportsman, I purchased for my Dad.

Here is the back story. my Dad had one of these H&R's which was made before the War. (the model 999 was introduced in 1932)
I remembered it well as the gun I learned to shoot when I was about 7 or 8. circa 1957-58.
However, in 1963 my Grandfather passed, My Dad relied on a Lawyer friend of the family to administer
the will. The Lawyer did indeed get his fee, but my Dad gave that H&R to him as a personal "thanks".
Years passed...
So, it was 1971 and Christmas time, I had turned 21 earlier that year.
I had seen this H&R Model 999 is the Sporting goods Dept. at the Miami * K-Mart.
BINGO, I felt it was the perfect gift for my Dad, and so it was.
 He enjoyed it and we when shooting 22's on several occasions.
It returned to my possession when I lost my Dad in 1986. It is one of 4 guns that were my Dads that are priceless to me. The original pre-war H&R was defiantly what instilled my passion of Firearms.

* Kmart, which had 2,100 stores all over the nation, has not sold handguns since the 1970s.
 As of Jan 2024, only two locations remained in the continental United States, one in that very same Miami, Florida store I bought the new H&R and a Westwood, New Jersey location.
 The number was reduced to two mainland U.S. stores when a Birmingham, NY location closed in late 2023.

NCOWS / Re: 2024 convention
« Last post by bear tooth billy on February 18, 2024, 10:12:57 AM »
There is a large free city parking lot between River drive and the river. Right now it is usable
and I don't think there will be much snow melt coming. In 2019 everything was under water.
If you can use that it's only half a block to the Hotel. I believe we've had more snow here than
up river.

NCOWS / Re: Question about Joining
« Last post by bear tooth billy on February 18, 2024, 09:58:17 AM »
Welcome, hope you can make it to our (your) convention. A whole weekend of things to do and learn about.

NCOWS / Re: Question about Joining
« Last post by Jeremiah Jones on February 18, 2024, 09:44:51 AM »
Welcome partner.  I got my start in CAS while stationed in STL.  There are a lot of good folks in your neck of the woods.
Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: Blackpowder quail hunt
« Last post by Tornado on February 17, 2024, 03:37:53 PM »
I think the higher angle of the camera makes it look closer than it really is.  Everyone is very conscious of where the dogs are.  I let several low flying birds go, due to that.
NCOWS / Re: Question about Joining
« Last post by Snake Oil on February 17, 2024, 03:03:48 PM »
A lot of good people there is Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska area. Partial to my Indiana folks as well, if you take the opportunity you will meet a lot of really good people at the convention! Mo is definitely one of my favorites and Scotty!! Very much looking forward to my trip that way this summer!!
Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: Blackpowder quail hunt
« Last post by Major 2 on February 17, 2024, 12:33:55 PM »
shots Look a tab close to the dogs ... no  :-\

Cool Black and white segment
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