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I will say that the lack of "belt hooks" on the fatigue uniform jacket is overly evident in the sadly sagging Mills belt, being pulled down both by the wieght of the cartridges and the holstered pistol!

I'm already working on remedying that!  (So far as I can determine, the original jackets did not have such refinements (if only because the fatigue uniform would not normally be worn with any waist belt, but obviously ...when worn as field dress with a holstered revolver ... such hooks would be desirable.)
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The Barracks / Re: Update on me
« Last post by Delmonico on Yesterday at 11:37:08 PM »
The home nurse and the home PT released me today. They asked my how I was doing, I got down, sat on the floor and got back up with one hand, they decided I didn't need them any more. ;D

Over 65 get a free gym membership, that way wife and I can go
together.
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STORM / Re: New Faux Ivory grips
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 10:11:39 PM »
Does the AZ grips have grain like some real ivory?

No grain. I don't know if their heavily aged styles show grain or not.  My Tru-Ivory grips show grain but they are out of business.  There is another guy on ebay from whom I've bought some fake ivory 1911 grips that do have some grain and are reminiscent of the Tru-Ivory, but unfortunately that guy makes stuff for Rugers only but not Colt style.
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I know I am late but wonderful article.
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STORM / Re: Checkered faux ivory grips
« Last post by Rube Burrows on Yesterday at 08:35:51 PM »
I ordered from Gripmaker. I am a little disappointed with how much work it is going to take to make them fit. He sent a practice piece to work on first. I have it close but some of the areas needing sanded down is getting colse to the checkered areas

Would love to see how they turned out.
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STORM / Re: New Faux Ivory grips
« Last post by Rube Burrows on Yesterday at 08:32:33 PM »
Does the AZ grips have grain like some real ivory?
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The American Plainsmen Society / Re: Simply amazing Video
« Last post by Kent Shootwell on Yesterday at 07:34:46 PM »
Shows you don’t need a lathe, mill, bandsaw, MIG welder, belt sander, drill press, buffer, surface grinder, arbor press, bench grinder, heat treat furnace, etc etc etc to build a rifle! But I use them anyhow.  ;D
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Shotguns / Re: Black powder followed by smokeless - weird fouling
« Last post by Cap'n Redneck on Yesterday at 05:53:27 PM »
I regularly shoot a Norinco ("Chinchester") 1887/1901 clone in 12/70 cal. with blackpowder loads.
I sometimes participate in the "Speed Shotgun" side-matches with smokeless factory ammo just to clean-up the bore of my 1887.
My main-match loads consist of MagTech / CBC all brass shells, uncrimped.  Just a 10ga. "over-powder" card on top of the shot to hold everything in place.

I have never experienced the kind of fouling You describe.

However, I've found that the 1887 does not always like to eject soft plastic hulls.  Paper hulls work better, but all-brass hulls are the best in my opinion.  The downside is that it is hard to get smokeless to burn reliably in an all-brass hull without a crimp.  So I'll stick with the black stuff wrapped in brass.
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Frontier Iron / Re: Forehand & Wadsworth Single Action 44
« Last post by Cap'n Redneck on Yesterday at 05:25:21 PM »
Doug Dukes' "Firearms of the Texas Rangers", page 208:

"Frank M. Moore, lieutenant in command of Co. D, (Frontier Battalion), located at Camp Bear Creek in Kimble County sent a message to Major John B. Jones at Austin (in August 1877).
Moore reiterated the need for eight additional "Winchester improved carbines" as well as a request for six "Forehand & Wadsworth pistols" if they could be purchased at reduced prices."

The author draws the conclusion that the six pistols requested most likely were the F&W Army or Holster revolver in .44 Russian, .45 Colt or .44WCF, and not any of F&W's pocket models.

(This book is required reading for anyone interested in the Texas Rangers and their armament.)

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Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea on a very Independent July
« Last post by Major E A Sterner on Yesterday at 05:10:10 PM »
Thank You Major 2.
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