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Zoot Shooters / Re: Zoot Shoot
« Last post by Tornado on September 19, 2023, 07:27:50 AM »
Some bring a camera and report back.
Tall Tales / Re: September Cawfee,Tea and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on September 19, 2023, 07:21:32 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 43 and sunny. "Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the morning  then a chance of sprinkles in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent."

The Darksider's Den / Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Last post by Griff on September 18, 2023, 06:22:16 PM »

38 years of shooting cap & ball in SASS and never had a chain fire.  Easily prevented.  In fact, I charge all six chambers and cap five to comply with rules... sixth chamber remains uncapped unless I have a cap malfunction, or need a reload to meet stage requirements.  I use full strength mainsprings, now use SlixShot nipples, .375 balls to shave a slight ring of lead and a lubed wad under the ball.  Reasonable charge of powder to meet the task at hand.  In my .36s it's right around 15 grains by volume to ring steel.  Doesn't need any more to punch holes in paper either!  I haven't had a hammer bounce back, haven't lost a cap off a nipplie in I don't know how long... at least as long as I quit using stock nipples.  I use Remington #10 or RWS 1075 caps, preferably the Remingtons.

But keep using lightened mainsprings, max loads, poor powder control and poor fitting caps & balls and you'll keep having chain fires.  But, please, don't make it about the gun. 
Gunsmithing / Re: Parts and tools
« Last post by Niederlander on September 18, 2023, 05:31:23 PM »
Sent an e-mail.
Tall Tales / Re: September Cawfee,Tea and grub
« Last post by Delmonico on September 18, 2023, 04:55:14 PM »
Another bump in the road, I'm having troubles again/still same as friday called Dr and we are upping one of my meds Try that.  Rita has got a whole bunch of Drs confused.   
Gunsmithing / Ruger Barreling
« Last post by Niederlander on September 18, 2023, 03:58:07 PM »
Gentlemen,  I need to know how many degrees off top dead center Ruger Blackhawk barrels are supposed to be at snug tight.  Is it the same as the 3rd Generation Colts?  Thanks!
The Barracks / Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on September 18, 2023, 03:52:30 PM »
Very nice.

The Leather Shop / Re: Bouncer
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on September 18, 2023, 03:10:18 PM »
A very simple fix to an irritating problem. It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness?
Thanks, John. Yes, it is better to light a candle.
The Leather Shop / Re: How to finish this holster
« Last post by Johnny McCrae on September 18, 2023, 01:55:38 PM »
I'm a little late jumping in but I've always used Pure Neet's Foot Oil followed by Skidmore's Leather Creme with good results. Works the best when you let everything dry thoroughly between coats.
Books & Movies / Re: New Bass Reeves series in the works.
« Last post by Johnson Barr on September 18, 2023, 01:51:55 PM »
  Something has bothered me since my post. I'm still on the mend from a 'head shot' during a vehicle accident a couple years ago. The concussion headache lasted 19 months before I received stem cell therapy. Brain works more better, but still some wires are cross circuiting. I found that bit floating around in my brain pan of mush. It has nothing to do with a slave runaway from North Texas and his amazing history in the Creek (Muskogee) Nation and Indian Territories working for Judge Parker at Fort Smith.
  Another piece of late 19th century history; Texas Rangers + Bass + Reeves. The link has nothing to do with Bass Reeves, but iswhere my brain memory scramble took me to.   Texas Rangers + Sam Bass + Dr. A.B. Reeves; its own story. Have a look....
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