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The Darksider's Den / Re: I SCREWED UP + The Fix
« Last post by DeaconKC on June 19, 2024, 11:08:00 AM »
Good for you!
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Tall Tales / Re: Cawfee,Tea,June brides and Bugs.
« Last post by River City John on June 19, 2024, 10:02:50 AM »
My Good Del

I shall have to teach your the patented Toshiro Mifune Ronin Speed Hair Tying Trick.
It looks most impressive on film, and rsults in a funky topknot thingy that actually does keep the long hair out of the way of power tools, doors, and stickly stuff!



How I long for hair I could grow out and put into a topknot . . .

On the other hand, keeping my hair out of power tools and such is not an issue.
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1911 & Wild Bunch Shooting / Re: M1917 Machine Gun Demonstration?
« Last post by Abilene on June 19, 2024, 09:18:05 AM »
The guy who made the jail at the Caballeros was a machine gun guy.  I don't know if he still does it or what he has.  Check with Kettleman, he used to go out to Skot's place and shoot them.
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1911 & Wild Bunch Shooting / M1917 Machine Gun Demonstration?
« Last post by Doc Holloman on June 19, 2024, 08:26:12 AM »
I was wondering if anyone knew of a source, preferably not too far from central Texas, where one could arrange a machine gun demonstration at a major match.  An M1917 as used in the film would be perfect, but also acceptable would be a water cooled Vickers (more period correct) or an Infantry type  Lewis Gun (what Pershing actually took to Mexico). 
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NCOWS / Re: Congratulations Books O'toole
« Last post by Wooly Dan on June 19, 2024, 07:51:09 AM »
Congratulations 😀.  Enjoy Atlanta GA.
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Tall Tales / Re: Cawfee,Tea,June brides and Bugs.
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on June 19, 2024, 06:54:20 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and Swea'Tea are ready.

Going out for breakfast with the boys and a couple of friends then to the toy store. The intent is for one of the friends to buy an AR.

'Tis 72 and partly sunny. "Humid. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Nearly steady temperature in the mid 70s. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent."

Slim
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Tall Tales / Re: Cawfee,Tea,June brides and Bugs.
« Last post by Professor Marvel on June 19, 2024, 02:51:22 AM »
Supposed to have storms today and tonight. 

I'm working on the kitchen.  Getting done, wife wanted contact paper on lower shelves and can't get down there.  It's done, it's not neat, got my hair tangled in.it a couple of times.

My Good Del

I shall have to teach your the patented Toshiro Mifune Ronin Speed Hair Tying Trick.
It looks most impressive on film, and rsults in a funky topknot thingy that actually does keep the long hair out of the way of power tools, doors, and stickly stuff!


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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Spencer Serial Number 50950
« Last post by roastedregister on June 19, 2024, 02:30:53 AM »
From Two Flints...."Very good chance your Spencer Carbine, serial # 50950, was issued to Company E, 7th Indiana Volunteer Cavalry on November 12, 1865." Grateful for the info, and this forum.  I don't have it in hands yet, but will post photos when I do. 

Meantime, while I'm here and we're talking Spencers.... a friend got me this Spencer Bullet (not put together) from Sailors Creek.  I can't help but conjure up such images of where and what regiment/division this bullet was from?  Sheridan, Custer, Merritt....Was it dropped in action, trying to reload that magazine...?  Too cool! 

Appreciate this fine forum and the Spencer Shooting Society. 
First the pictures: You can see the shape and size of the M1860 with S/N 50950.
Great to have info still archived, glorietapass.
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Tall Tales / Re: Cawfee,Tea,June brides and Bugs.
« Last post by Major E A Sterner on June 18, 2024, 08:32:07 PM »
You mean you didn't put it in a man bun before installing the contact paper? ;D ;D
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The Darksider's Den / I SCREWED UP + The Fix
« Last post by Coffinmaker on June 18, 2024, 07:34:30 PM »

 :) I've had an ITCH  ;) WARNING  WARNING  VERBOSITY ALARM  RUN FOR YER LIFE

Ever since I started shooting Percussion guns, I've had an Itch.  I wanted to be able to shoot real bullets out of my Main Match Pietta's.  The "real" bullets I wanted to use are the "Barnstormer," invented, developed and brought to market by Adirondack Jack.  A severe itch.

So:  About a year and a half or so I tried it.  Stuffed Barnstormers into the cylinders for my Pietta Marshals.  Talk about scary.  The KABOOM and recoil were like a 44 manglem.  Frightened the krap outta me you betcha.  The Barnstormers just fit the chambers way way too tight with way way too much bearing surface.  I didn't try it again until . . . . Simple.  Ream the chambers.  Sent for a chamber reamer to my specs to make loading Barnstormers practical.  Got the reamer, punched out a chamber and HORRORS!!  The Barnstormer just dropped freely to the bottom of the chamber.  Maker of the reamer had completely ignored my specifications and I didn't check before I punched the chamber (oops).  I was so annoyed that reamer hit the trash can from clear across the shop.  I gave up (almost)

After being released from Hospital, whilst puttering around the shop I found a different reamer I didn't know I had (smaller) and then had a thought (Oh - oh the PAIN).  With the chamber still too large, I reamed short and set my loader to punch the Barnstormer into the actual chamber just the depth of the lower driving band at the skirt.  The Barnstormer sits about an eighth inch short of the cylinder face.  It works a treat.  The result is the actual bearing surface is the same as a round Ball, yet the Barnstormer obdurates to fill the chamber on the way out.  It works to perfection other than the Barnstormers shoot a little low.  I can live wid dat.  Yes, I could have chosen Conicals.  Don't like conicals.  Yes, I could have chosen the EPP UG - 45.  Didn't want to do dat, I wanted to shoot Barnstormers.

Now I'm replacing the cylinder with the funky, odd chamber just 'cause I can't stand being reminded of that mistake and I'll ream it the way that really works.  My SNUBBY Marshals are a hoot shooting Barnstormers.  WHEEEEEEEEEEEE

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