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Gunsmithing / Re: 11 degree forcing cone reaming kit
« Last post by Sandlapper on Today at 05:16:03 AM »
That makes perfect sense; you can tell I'm no machinist. Thanks, Sandlapper
The Leather Shop / Re: Several new ones
« Last post by CraigC on Today at 12:26:19 AM »
This one? It's a Barry King lined veiner. I need to order a scalloped version.

Spencer Shooting Society / Re: New Spencer Owner!! Serial number help
« Last post by DJ on Yesterday at 10:28:05 PM »
That information about the 9th Cavalry and its Stabler cutoffs is something I had never heard before.

 I would be interested in learning more details.  Are you able to provide a source?


The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Accurate 2460 in .45-70
« Last post by Niederlander on Yesterday at 10:03:41 PM »
Gentlemen,  Can't find much of anything on this.  Can you use Accurate 2460 in a .45-70 405 grain load?  I ask because I have a few pounds of it and not a lot of 5744.
The Leather Shop / Re: Several new ones
« Last post by 1961MJS on Yesterday at 09:10:12 PM »
Hi Craig, those all look great.

What is the curved stamp that ISN'T a Veiner from Tandy?  It's just a curved line that appears to be thicker in the center.  I think I have the rest of those stamps and stamping along or between lines is something I can handle.  Artistic I ain't.
Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: There Is No Smoke Without Fire
« Last post by RRio on Yesterday at 05:46:05 PM »
I am afraid sir you have been infected with a condition called
There is no cure, but can be relieved temporarily by getting another gun.
As anyone who looks at my gun rack, closet, room walls, and under the bed   can see i  am a long time sufferer.
I hope this will help.

I am as well. Sometimes, I am almost ashamed of myself.

Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Looking at an original Spencer Rifle
« Last post by Arizona Trooper on Yesterday at 05:00:29 PM »
On the possibility of original center fire conversions, there is a mention in Marcot's book of Frankford and Springfield making some bar anvil, Martin and Farrington centerfire Spencer cartridges for trials (pg 208 in the 2nd edition). I have never seen a Spencer with an obviously period conversion. However, Spencers weren't the only breechloaders chambered for Spencer ammo. I have a 56-56 Ballard rifle with a period centerfire conversion. 
Zoot Shooters / Re: Slang from the 20s
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 04:23:51 PM »
22 skidoo = leave in hurry (also 23 skidoo used in Ney York)
also take a powder means to leave abruptly

Cement shoes or Chicago overcoat = loosely to murder inferring Lupara bianca a Mafia term
 in that the body is sunk in a body of water not to ever be found.

Lupara bianca  is an Italian meaning for a vendetta
It also used to refer to a sawed-off shotgun of the break-open type.
The Barracks / Re: Webley-Fosbery
« Last post by RattlesnakeJack on Yesterday at 03:07:00 PM »
Zoot Shooters / Re: Slang from the 20s
« Last post by Trailrider on Yesterday at 02:30:53 PM »
Chicago typewriter = Tompson sub-machinegun (Tommy gun)
Drop a dime = report someone to the police
Fin = five dollar bill
Sawbuck = ten dollar bill
Double Sawbuck = twenty dollar bill
C-note = $100 bill
"Shoot, it's your nickel!" - Go ahead and talk, I've got the time! (When pay telephones took a nickel.)
Call me on the Amechi = Call me on the phone. When actor Don Amechi played Alexander Graham Bell in the movie.
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