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Tall Tales / Re: Its' September! just 16 more Sundays to Christmas
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 10:29:50 AM »
Getting ready for an outdoor wedding this evening, supposed to be sunshine but a little on the cool side tonight. Anyway, a wonderfully sweet couple [my niece's step-daughter] and they have become part of our family too. Glad you are all safe so far, so sorry to hear about the damage.
Well, We're that much closer to the evil white stuff falling
I used to pray for the evil white stuff. Skied until I got a new hip at 75.
Colt Firearms / Re: Looking for the name of the engraver
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 09:33:05 AM »

PLUS ONE for St. George you betcha  :(

Let's Be Safe Out There
Tall Tales / Re: October Coffee,Tea & Grub, Pumpkin spice not allowed!
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 09:15:24 AM »
At the U-SEE-UM no damage, power was restored yesterday evening.

Just had my first visitor, an old Vietnam vet wanting cruse memory lane.
I don't expect a lot of flow today though.
Colt Firearms / Re: Looking for the name of the engraver
« Last post by St. George on Today at 09:13:25 AM »
Today's collector usn't necessarily a user - they view 'the Colt' as a holy relic worthy of veneration - to be coated with 'Renaissance Wax', placed on a silken pillow and worshipped.

To even 'think' about actually shooting one - to them - is an abomination.

No lie, GI - that part of the collecting world has changed...

Today, they get factory letters that whose end destination's a hardware store, Kopec letters tracking each partial martial serial number, in hopes it was a 'Custer' gin - or at least, a 'Custer-Era' gun - they parse screwheads and ejector rod heads to get the definitive answer of the date/time/group they changed - yet they don't seem to enjoy the purity of owning and shooting them.

They're more 'property' than 'cherished possession' - where the amassed information adds value - and perhaps it does, since research can be fun, as is 'knowing' - but all that doesn't mean squat to the potential buyer who merely wants a nice revolver to enjoy.

No other sidearm has the history, features in more tales and books, was so trusted to do the job, or was embellished - not the Government Models, Winchesters, Remingtons and so on - the SAA's at the pinaccle.

I was at a convention years ago, wearing a First Generation 'grey' SAA in an RT Frazier crossdraw from the 1890's, when I was asked by a couple of guys: 'Is that a real Colt?  Could I hold it? - followed by 'Gee, a real Colt...  Thanks' - no one has ever heard that about a Ruger Vaquero.


Scouts Out!

Tall Tales / Re: Its' September! just 16 more Sundays to Christmas
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 09:05:41 AM »
Very little left of the west Coast to go to, its gonna be torn up for months if not a year or more.
BROW / Re: Looking for a Sharps .45-70 long range load
« Last post by Ranch 13 on Today at 08:24:59 AM »
 You would do well to find a bullet that is at least 1.3 inches long, to utilize the 18 twist in the barrel, with a diameter to match the throat of your rifle.
 Then load it to around 1200-1300 fps
Tall Tales / Re: Its' September! just 16 more Sundays to Christmas
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Today at 08:11:05 AM »
Thanks Roger. Haven’t forgotten about my Florida trip but too much going on here right now.
The Darksider's Den / Re: Most efficient lube-size system?
« Last post by Cliff Fendley on Today at 07:50:30 AM »
My Lyman Lubesizer works great with SPG or home made tallow beeswax 50/50. Just got to remember to back off the tension on the lube if it's going to sit a long time or the soft lube will ooze out around the die. 
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