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The Leather Shop / Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Last post by Johnny McCrae on April 16, 2024, 08:43:48 PM »
Beautiful. I love that "wide skirt" look. Many thanks for sharing your fine work with us.
Last time I was in Baltimore I swung by the grocery store to pick up some Tastycake pies and had to pay .05 each for the 2 paper bags I needed. Baltimore County’s silliness. FYI.
The Darksider's Den / Re: .45 Cowboy Special
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on April 16, 2024, 08:22:34 PM »
My 625 smith [.452 boolits] is very accurate. When I bought a beautiful used 45colt Anaconda I found that it patterned instead of grouped. Why I got a deal. After much experimenting I eventually discovered that .454 boolits would group, any other diameter would pattern.
The Leather Shop / Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on April 16, 2024, 06:27:26 PM »
Lookin good, Rube. Those will certainly do the trick.
The Leather Shop / Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Last post by Coffinmaker on April 16, 2024, 01:38:31 PM »

Say Now!!  Those 1911 holsters be the Bee's Kneez you betcha!!
I just received an UNSOLICITED email on my personal email from this account, filled with attachments and links. It went right into spam.


I will not use the "unsubscribe" feature as it required me to click a link.



 :) Oh for Pete's Sake  ;)

What a revelation to hear I ain't the only one.  I absolutely hate it when I lose an argument wid myself.  So dam'd demeaning.  And:

YES!!  I do shoot Pietta's.  When I had my Shingle out, I just plain began to really dislike Uberti Cap Guns.  I wasn't much happier with Uberti Open Tops but "that" is another thread entirely.  Anyway, I found Uberti to be a complete PITA to set up to run well for CAS.  Don't get me wrong, Pietta were/are not dead simple, but I like 'em better.

Everything I did was for maximum reliability.  As a self proclaimed, dedicated, determined and card carrying GAMER, my guns just had to be reliable.  There is a laundry list of changes I made/make, which include the switch to Slix nipples and lighter springs (speed dontcha know).  In the long run, matters not whatcha do, there is going to be the occasional train wreck with Cap Guns.  Nature of the beaste.  After all, nothing is perfect and MURPHY is always lurking just around the corner.

If not including a mechanical method to prevent caps/frags in the hammer channel, welding cup the face of the hammer is a necessity, then polish it like a mirror.  Not perfect, but better than nothing at all.

I would like to include, what we forget in today's world, when Cap Guns were KING, the caps in use were quite different.  More robust.  REQUIRING heavy Main Springs just for ignition.  Many folks seek to be able to run an entire match without a bit of attention to their horse pistols.  We must remember, a RELOAD in the age of Percussion was sure death.  The accepted percussion "reload" was to grab another fully charged gun.  Ergo, shooting with an "off the gun" reloading stand is perfectly acceptable.  Wiping the Cylinder Face, Barrel Breach and Arbor between stages insures a gun running just a smooth at the 10th stage as at the first.  Along with that I have also become a proponent of tight Barrel to Cylinder gaps (nother thread??)
The Darksider's Den / Re: It's pretty dead in here...Maybe it's time for some zombies.
« Last post by Mako on April 15, 2024, 11:19:32 PM »
Sure is a lot more conversation in this forum now.  I was tired of talking to the voices in my head, they kept winning the arguments...

The Darksider's Den / Re: We're not at the grocery store, but "Paper or Plastic"
« Last post by Mako on April 15, 2024, 11:16:17 PM »
>:( NO NO NO NO  :(

NONE OF THE ABOVE.  I have no capability to load plastic or paper hulls.  So I load/run/shoot ALL BRASS MAGTECH.

Is that a vote of ONE??

I added your "category", sheeeeesh...

Now go vote.
The Darksider's Den / Re: We're not at the grocery store, but "Paper or Plastic"
« Last post by Abilene on April 15, 2024, 11:00:08 PM »
Let's see, was that line from The Graduate?  :)

The pics in that Amazon ad showed some white hulls, but I've seen some roll-crimped clear hulls and seeing the shot and powder through the hull is pretty cool.  Although you do need fiber wads to see the shot.

I have an antique roll crimper that I use just occasionally, works fine, so no need for 20th century stuffe.  But my method for cutting the plastic crimp off the hulls is pretty crude.

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