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STORM / lookin for a barrel for a project
« Last post by The Pathfinder on Today at 11:57:53 AM »
Okay, guys and gals, I've been looking everywhere but can't find the barrel I need, so I'm appealing to y'all to see if'n any of ya' might have what I need in your parts boxes. What I am looking for is an older either CVA or ASM 44 caliber Navy Confederate 7 1/2" dragoon style (round) barrel. If you have one of the older brass frame guns that is no longer safe to shoot, i.e., stretched or loose frame, I may be interested in that to get the barrel and loading lever. I'm not interested in spending a small fortune but know that prices are up at the moment, thus the search to see if an unsafe gun is available to break down for parts. Tried all the parts houses, EBay and GB. If nothing available will head over to Friendship in September.

Now, what I'm attempting, and thanks to Blackie Thomas for the idea and to Lodgewood for the inspiration that it can be done. See links to get some ideas, you may decide to try yourself.



www.lodgewood.com/Colt-Prototype-Army-Revolver-Copied-from-William-B-Edwards-THE-STORY-OF-COLTS-REVOLVER_c_280.html

Thanks for any help and good shooting.
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by Delmonico on Today at 11:54:06 AM »
Anchovies may be traditional Sicilian,  but to me its just Salt with bones  ::)  no like...
Tried a pizza with clams once.... was like eating erasers ...pit tooie ... no bait !
 I don't care deep dish either .
   


A good source of calcium for your own bones. ;D


Got appointment with pulmo Dr today for breathing problems, pretty sure going get told the people west of us need to log it, graze it or watch it burn.    ::)   Got a friend in my cooking group in Bamma is just livid about the BS.  His job?  He went to school to learn to start forest fires.   



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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 07:25:54 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and iced tea are ready.

'Tis 60 and sunny. High of 89.

Slim
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As a follow-up , here is a detail cropped from the Boundary Commission Scouts group image -




Studio portrait of a Rifleman of the QOR with his Spencer rifle, with one of the Canadian-purchase Model 1865 rifles shown on the right -




I would love to have an original Spencer, especially one as gorgeous as yours appears to be, but have settled for a modern reproduction -

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Dan, this is a repeat of the response I posted in the Spencer forum here ...

As a Model 1865 Spencer located in Canada, there is a more than passing chance this carbine might be one of the Spencers acquired for militia service by the United Province of Upper & Lower Canada (i.e. pre-Confederation Canada), along with other metallic-cartridge breechloaders, in response to the Fenian Raids of 1866-70.

In 1866, the Province of Canada bought 1,300 M'1865 Spencer carbines, while the British War Department bought 1,000 M'1865 Spencer carbines and 2,000 M'1865 Spencer rifles, which were loaned (and eventually transferred outright) to Canada.(Other breechloading acquisitions were 3,000 Peabody rifles and 1,000 Starr carbines, both of which were single-shot.

A Company of the Queen's Own Rifles of Toronto, armed with Spencer rifles and carbines -


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.
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As a Model 1865 Spencer located in Canada, there is a more than passing chance this carbine might be one of the Spencers acquired for militia service by the United Province of Upper & Lower Canada (i.e. pre-Confederation Canada), along with other metallic-cartridge breechloaders, in response to the Fenian Raids of 1866-70.

In 1866, the Province of Canada bought 1,300 M'1865 Spencer carbines, while the British War Department bought 1,000 M'1865 Spencer carbines and 2,000 M'1865 Spencer rifles, which were loaned (and eventually transferred outright) to Canada.(Other breechloading acquisitions were 3,000 Peabody rifles and 1,000 Starr carbines, both of which were single-shot.

A Company of the Queen's Own Rifles of Toronto, armed with Spencer rifles and carbines -


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.
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 11:54:47 PM »
Anchovies may be traditional Sicilian,  but to me its just Salt with bones  ::)  no like...
Tried a pizza with clams once.... was like eating erasers ...pit tooie ... no bait !
 I don't care deep dish either .





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STORM / Re: New Acquisitions - The Open Top Sickness continues....
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Yesterday at 11:38:37 PM »
That makes a nice matched pair. It's good that you have them to your liking, now. You should be able to sell that navy grip assy. Is that a Uberti or Pietta?
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by Delmonico on Yesterday at 11:36:39 PM »
My personal opinion on pizza topping is No fruit,no fish/seafood. Sausage, Bacon, ham, chicken and beef is good, the only fruit that is acceptable would be sun dried tomatoes.


Anchovies are as traditional Sicilian as breaking your knee caps if you don't have the money.   

One just as bad, was about 15 or 16, got this burger place everyone was raving about, got there, the told me to try the Whopper,  :-X  some SOB put mayo, raw tomato and lettuce on my burger, had never seen that before.  Tried it with out that crap and went back to Bronco's.  Cheaper and better.   

The problem with me going out to eat is I expect it to be as good as I make. ;D   The cheese burger the other day in Omaha was the first one I bought anywhere in at least 3 years and nostalgia made me do it.
   

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The Barracks / Re: My Schofield is here! Gearing up...
« Last post by 1961MJS on Yesterday at 11:21:21 PM »
Hi
I'm on the notify me list on Midway for the open top with the 1860 grips.  I shot one at Muster and could actually hold on to it.  Hopefully they'll get more in at some point.  I'd rather have the long barrelled one, but the 5.5 would be fine also.  I'm getting a .38 Special so I can shoot cheaper bullets....
I already have the Schofield in .45.
Later
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