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Frontier Iron / Re: Forehand & Wadsworth Single Action 44
« Last post by DJ on Yesterday at 11:46:16 PM »
Internally it is facially similar to a Smith & Wesson single action, but with differences.  The most obvious difference is the spring that applies pressure to the hand--it's very lightweight and goes around the axis of the hammer as opposed to the stiff spring that is inlet into the face of a Smith & Wesson hammer and pinned in place.
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STORM / Re: Possible acquisition
« Last post by Tuolumne Lawman on Yesterday at 10:47:15 PM »
Anderson, I am sure.  Look at this one of his River Junction sold.  Same threaded end of ejector;

https://www.riverjunction.com/5424
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Cas City Historical Society / Re: Frontier plinking
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 10:40:39 PM »
Tin cans and playing cards were both common. Also, bottles were plentiful.
Oh, and I do remember that poker chips could be used.
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The Barracks / Re: Pick up wrong Krag
« Last post by LongWalker on Yesterday at 09:47:46 PM »
The shoots down at Western were a blast (expensive, but loads of fun)!  There was always at least one match that looked at a past shooting question, and when you put 50-100 serious shooters on it, you can get a better idea of how things may have gone.  Krags v. 1903s was one.  Another time we did the Hickok-Tutt shooting.  No one was able to pull off Hickok's shot using a Colt's Navy, but several shooters made the shot with an 1860 Army. 
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The Barracks / Re: What Price Glory 1899 US Khaki Cotton Uniform Package
« Last post by Galen on Yesterday at 09:15:44 PM »
Tascosa at Fort Polk in 1968 I was issued a 36 tall, and it was to big.
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The Barracks / Re: Chassepot
« Last post by Galen on Yesterday at 09:11:35 PM »
Thank you to all.
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Frontier Iron / Re: Forehand & Wadsworth Single Action 44
« Last post by DJ on Yesterday at 08:54:23 PM »
The cylinder pin has a long spring inset into the side and a ribbed end to give you a good grip--you just squeeze it and pull.  I'm not sure how durable it would be with hard use over time, but this one still works well after 140 years, so maybe it was a good idea.

The three sideplate screws are all different lengths and not interchangeable--I mean the short screws will go into the longer holes, but the longer screws won't go into the shorter holes.  Non-interchangeable screws seems like a silly idea, but F&H wasn't the only company doing it that way.
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Frontier Iron / Re: Forehand & Wadsworth Single Action 44
« Last post by DJ on Yesterday at 08:44:27 PM »
OK, so I took it apart.  It's a pretty standard design, but with a few quirks.

Sideplate looks very Smith & Wesson, and it has a Forehand & Wadsworth barrel address.
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The Barracks / Re: Pick up wrong Krag
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Yesterday at 08:33:42 PM »
Rack numbers maybe?
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The Barracks / Re: Pick up wrong Krag
« Last post by Niederlander on Yesterday at 08:13:34 PM »
As I said before, I'm surprised this hasn't come up before.  After all, they all DO look alike!
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