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The Barracks / Re: muster cancellation
« Last post by Robert Swartz on Yesterday at 08:12:07 AM »
......any specific reason for the cancellation. Covid? Not enough registrations? Gas prices may cause some to limit travel. A cousin of mine that is a heavy in 1812 reenacting commented last year. We may be seeing the end of large events that require or draw attendees from the whole country.
CAS City Classifieds / Re: Uberti Cattleman, 44 Special
« Last post by GSP7 on Yesterday at 07:39:04 AM »
Also , what is DGW ?

Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Yesterday at 07:16:48 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and iced tea are ready.

'Tis 59 and rain. "Humid. Partly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning. Highs in the upper 80s. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent."

Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by pony express on Yesterday at 06:17:54 AM »
Anyone else think this looks like bacteria in a petri dish?

I used to find things in the back of my fridge that looked similar to that, although usually "fuzzier" Usually wore gloves to handle it, and double bag it in the trash...
So I bought the Taylor's and Company gunfighter, removed the 1860 Army grip, back strap and trigger guard and put them on my El Patron. And I took the Navy grip off the El Patron and put it on the gunfighter, now I have to sell the gunfighter, but it should not be to big a deal since it is brand new. What a difference for me to hold now
Nevermind, I read it wrong
Wow! Thanks so much for the background, and the photos. I got a real shiver from the pics.
As to your one point ... "In October of 1870, 100 Spencer carbines (along with 250 Peabody rifles) were shipped by the Dominion Militia Department to the Fort Garry Stores for service in "the North West Territories" (i.e what became Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.) Apparently, it was from these Stores that Spencer carbines were issued to the thirty Métis men hired as armed escort and scouts for the British contingent of the Boundary Commission surveying and marking the 49th Parallel west to the Continental Divide in 1872 and 1873.  These men were permitted to retain their carbines following their service."

Are you aware whether the serial numbers from the carbines shipped for service in the "North West Territories" were ever recorded?
CAS City Classifieds / Re: Uberti Cattleman, 44 Special
« Last post by GSP7 on July 26, 2021, 06:19:29 PM »
Is that the 4 click hammer (non retracto firing pin)

Funny , Uberti doesnt even list a 44 spl on their website under cattleman. Or standard blue cattleman models for that matter

Or is that actually a Cimirron uberti model P, with Old Model frame ?

STORM / Re: lookin for a barrel for a project
« Last post by Black River Smith on July 26, 2021, 05:33:22 PM »

If you are trying to make what is in the video a 44 Navy with a rounded barrel and fluted cylinder.  Then I see one flaw in your request for a dragoon barrel.  I am no gunsmith so take this comment with a grain of salt, but I did see this video over on his channel.  If you attempt to start with a dragoon size barrel which has a larger diameter cylinder than the 44 Army or altered Navy, then there will be spatial differences between the arbor and barrel mouth AND arbor and frame/barrel locking pins.  To me starting with a dragoon barrel you would have a lot of work to just fit it to a Navy frame, just to have a round barrel to start with.

If I would attempt this, I would just start with a Pietta 44Navy and file/round the barrel.  The loading lever would stay the same.  The loading catch would stay.  The front sight would have to be grooved-out and added.  Take the 44 Navy/Army cylinder and cut flutes down its' length.  Not being a gunsmith I do not have or realize allllll the particulars to the fluting.  The rounding I would use a file only.

Just food for thought.
Books & Movies / Re: Here's some fun for all the bibliophiles.
« Last post by jthbjr on July 26, 2021, 05:27:05 PM »
Thanks, that was fun. There is an equally fun game of making a three sentence plot summary for any work of literature. Some Victorian novels take some complex sentences.
John in beautiful Art, Texas
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