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So you know what that means, you gonna haffta melt your lead over an open fire now too!!!! ;D
Howdy RR and others,

I have a .38 OT (no help there). My other OT is .45 Colt; however it is a 3rd model dragoon converted by Hoofhearted. So, my 6grs. of American Select under a 200 gr bullet feels pretty mild. Given the size of the cylinder, I could probably go much hotter but I use the same load in all my 45's. So the forgoing was probably of little help.

Glad I could participate,

Rev. Chase
Although final verdict must await actual receipt and inspection of course, I am well pleased with a successful online auction bid today for some antique Winchester loading tools for the .45-75 - what I believe to be a Model 1880 "Small Handle" loading tool, a Model 1894 loading tool and a bullet mould … all of which appear to be in pretty good shape from the single online photo. 

The auction included quite a number of antique loading tool lots, but unfortunately the descriptions were lacking any specific detail regarding condition, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will be in useable condition, based on their apparent external condition.

Although I have a Lee Hand Press for "field loading" (the kind that takes the same dies used in a bench-mounted press) I have long thought it would be neat to have an actual original vintage loading tool for that purpose … now, I hopefully have two different vintage tools for the .45-75 cartridge!
The Leather Shop / Re: Would like to try some snake skin...
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Latest knife sheath.....and the knife for it.
87 and mostly sunny here. On my way to the pool.
The Leather Shop / Re: John Wayne Style Holsters
« Last post by Johnny McCrae on Today at 12:54:57 PM »
Nice job! The Duke himself would be proud to carry this Rig.
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: '76 Muskets in Hawaii
« Last post by Roosterman on Today at 11:50:36 AM »
I like that feller's stripey socks. ;D
CAS City Classifieds / Re: F/S Left handed cross draw holster
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Open to offers
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: '76 Muskets in Hawaii
« Last post by DJ on Today at 11:13:12 AM »
Nice photos, Ken.  I always enjoy poring over gun-related historical records.

Here is a photo from the Hawaii Archives of Masonic Temple Squad 5 of the Citizen Guard, Hawaii, taken in 1895.  In a squad of 27 men (and one small boy, who appears to be unarmed), I think I see four Trapdoors, four 1876 Win Muskets, one 1876 Win Carbine, three Sharps-Borchardts, one Mod 1879 Rem Lee, seven full-length magazine Winchesters (I think they're '92s), maybe a couple shotguns, and a few others I can't quite identify.  I feel I should recognize the one tucked under the arm of the gent in the light-colored suit near the center of front row, but just can't quite make it out, although some features suggest a rolling block. 

It looks like it was a fun, "bring your own gun" kind of rifle squad, but a logistical nightmare if it ever came to fighting.
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

1"+ of new white on the ground.

'Tis 26 and light sn*w. "Cloudy. Light snow in the morning  then a slight chance of light snow in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent."

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