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Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: Irritating the posse with smoke
« Last post by Coffinmaker on August 03, 2022, 08:28:14 AM »

 :)  Aw Gimmie a BREAK!! ;)

Was privileged, pleased, Tickle'd Pink to be able to shoot the Ohio State Black Powder Championship this past weekend.  Eight really fun stages on Saturday.  Absolutely NO smokeless allowed.  Boys, Girls, Ladies and Men, Black Powder ALL.

Was fabulous.  Not one gripe about Gun Smoke.  Gun Smoke ruled the day.  Capitol FUN you betcha!!

People are Still Contagious.  Avoid 'Em
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Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: Irritating the posse with smoke
« Last post by Niederlander on August 03, 2022, 07:27:58 AM »
Good for you.  One of the reasons I gave up CAS back in the mid '90s was the complaints got worse and worse about my full power black powder loads.  Glad to see someone is reminding the bystanders a little of what a real gunfight would have looked and smelled like.

Dave
People actually COMPLAINED about that?!  I thought that was sort of the point..........
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The Leather Shop / Re: Hickock Holster in the Making
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on August 02, 2022, 11:38:47 PM »
I often make mine 1-3/4" with the ends tapered to fit a 1-1/4" buckle.

Not sure what you mean by" firm hand leather". I use the same leather I use for holsters.
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Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: Irritating the posse with smoke
« Last post by Abilene on August 02, 2022, 06:01:36 PM »
This was the Texas State Rifle Association championship match last weekend at Tejas Caballeros.  It seems that when I wear this outfit, the smoke likes to head to the camera.  :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YezyTEDbQmE&list=PLGp4_ua4NCbc9QkCFJnmVfkF-TlQk_r1_&index=37
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The Leather Shop / Re: Hickock Holster in the Making
« Last post by PAMuzzleshooter on August 02, 2022, 05:51:58 PM »
What width do you usually use for your belts?
Do you use firm hand leather or something a little softer?
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The Leather Shop / Re: Hickock Holster in the Making
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on August 02, 2022, 05:01:31 PM »
Marshal Wil,
Beautiful work and a great tutorial!  I too favor the Slim Jim holsters as I have several Colt 1851 Navy revolvers, including an original (1856) and a Colt 2nd Generation.

I was wondering about your belts. 
1.  What thickness leather do you use for single layer belts?
2.  When did multi-layer belts start being used and what thickness would be average?
Thanks. Cool that you have some original Colts. They're really like nothing else.

I use 8-9 oz leather for my belts, the same leather I generally use for my holsters. The first thing I do with a side of leather is strip off a couple belt blanks before starting to make anything else with it. I never line belts because I prefer a more flexible belt than you get with a lined or double layer belt. I also like to mold a belt to fit the person wearing it and that's much easier done with a single layer.

As to the timeline of belts, I'm not an expert here so don't take my words as fact. Maybe one of the more knowledgeable forum members here will chime in about this. I don't think lined or double layer belts were popular until the early 20th century. There may have been some lined belts made in the late 19th century but I haven't seen anything about them. There are examples of belts with cartridge loops early in the cartridge era but they were made of single layer leather. Money/cartridge belts seemed to be more common, probably because of the double purpose.
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Gunsmithing / Re: Barrel liner?
« Last post by Jack Wagon on August 02, 2022, 04:50:55 PM »
Reline by Hoyt.  Jw
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Gunsmithing / Re: Barrel liner?
« Last post by Jack Wagon on August 02, 2022, 04:49:26 PM »
A couple more pics.  Jw
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Gunsmithing / Re: Barrel liner?
« Last post by Jack Wagon on August 02, 2022, 04:47:54 PM »
 I bought a trapdoor that the barrel had been shortened and relined by Hoyt. The inside of the barrel looks like a mirror, so it was tough to get a good pic. It is a shooter and I'm glad I bought it. Hope this helps.  Jw
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The Leather Shop / Re: Hickock Holster in the Making
« Last post by PAMuzzleshooter on August 02, 2022, 02:50:13 PM »
Marshal Wil,
Beautiful work and a great tutorial!  I too favor the Slim Jim holsters as I have several Colt 1851 Navy revolvers, including an original (1856) and a Colt 2nd Generation.

I was wondering about your belts. 
1.  What thickness leather do you use for single layer belts?
2.  When did multi-layer belts start being used and what thickness would be average?
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