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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by litl rooster on May 12, 2022, 03:59:08 PM »
Glen getting older is not for Sissies! Now give me my yardstick back.

Major Prayers for your mother and your family.

I am unable to get out. Doctor doesn’t advise any more than a few minutes at a time.
So to fill in the endless hours of boredom , I have taken up painting and sketching.  So it occupies my time.
I have out lived the original expectancy from doc’s. So I am thankful.

Y’all keep it out of the ditches.
Twernt me, but I was thinking on it.
Cas City Historical Society / Re: what knife is this
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on May 12, 2022, 02:41:26 PM »
The sheath makes the knife look as though it could be a dagger style knife, but not practical for his attire, so I am inclined to think a Sheffield style Bowie knife. Perhaps something along the lines of this style of knife.

The Longbranch / Re: Lever rifles back in the day, rifle vs. carbine
« Last post by Dave T on May 12, 2022, 01:09:50 PM »
When I first got into black powder cartridge shooting and CAS, I acquired an original '73 Winchester with a 28" round barrel. It needed a lot of work to get it functional again but eventually it turned into a fine shooting 44 WCF. I was younger, steadier, and had better eyesight back then but it seemed like I couldn't miss with that thing out to about 200 yards. If I could see it, and had a chance to adjust the elevation on the rear sight, I could hit it.

I now have a '73 Winchester (Miroku) 24" rifle. It's not the original and I ain't what I was back the either. It does seem very easy to hit targets out to at least 100 yards. The limiting factor now seems to be if I can see said target through the sights (LOL).

I may shortly have a Winchester (Miroku) saddle ring carbine in my possession. Having not previously owned a carbine version of the '73 I am curious to see how it shoots compared to it's longer brother - the rifle.

The Longbranch / Re: Lever rifles back in the day, rifle vs. carbine
« Last post by Abilene on May 12, 2022, 01:06:02 PM »
I was not aware that Winchester made a lot more rifles than carbines, but that would help explain why you see a lot more original '92 rifles for sale than carbines.  I had thought that the movie and TV industries of the last century had just "used up" all the carbines, since that is almost all they used in those productions, and that could still be a factor.  My only '92 is a 32wcf carbine, but those would not have been used by TV or movies.
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Ideal/Lyman 456192 mold on eBay for .45-75
« Last post by Boone May on May 12, 2022, 01:04:59 PM »
Somebody bought it...
STORM / Re: Bless me father, for I have sinned...or something!
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on May 12, 2022, 12:58:16 PM »
It sounds like you're right in the desirable range.
The Longbranch / Re: Lever rifles back in the day, rifle vs. carbine
« Last post by Davem on May 12, 2022, 12:34:30 PM »
I have seldom if ever read of any period writings where anyone was much aware of foot pounds of energy, etc.  Word of mouth would say that the 44/40 will kill a whitetail deer, etc. but you needed a 45/70 for buffalo.  Off hand I would say that the longer barrel meant the magazine held more rounds and it helped you aim more accurately.
Cas City Historical Society / Re: what knife is this
« Last post by River City John on May 12, 2022, 11:01:25 AM »

On the above listing, check out the picture of the flyleaf/endpapers pages. They show typical types of bowies that were not so fancy.

Sheffield is a city and district in England known for metalwork, - silver, silver-plate, steel, etc.  There were many individual manufacturers within that area.
"You might have heard Sheffield being called the 'Steel City'. It gained an international reputation for steel production in the 19th century, and its population boomed during the Industrial Revolution. Innovations developed in Sheffield include stainless steel . . ." - courtesy Wikipedia
Cas City Historical Society / Re: what knife is this
« Last post by St. George on May 12, 2022, 09:28:54 AM »
Indeed - those were widely available throughout the West.

Atlanta Cutlery offered new examples at one time - so did Dixie and Crazy Crow - they probably still do.

Scouts Out!

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