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The Longbranch / Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 05:02:54 PM »
A toy gun that was my favorite was a double barrel over/under, like a big oversize derringer, and the barrels rotated on a thin axis pin.  There was also a red rubber/plastic dagger blade in between the barrels that could be pushed forward.  I loved that gun.  Unfortunately a neighbor kid was messing with it and that weak axis pin broke off.  I was so bummed. 

Rev. Chase, we also had one of those tommy guns that made noise.  I had forgotten about that.
Howdy Toy Fans,

I and a friend had fanner fifties and the rolling blocks that fired the spring-loaded plastic bullets. What great gun fights and fast draw shoot outs we had. In addition to numerous cap guns that my memory has lost there is one that still stands out. I remember it as an 1860 conversion, nickel plated with "ivory" grips. The best part was that it had "real" bullets with shells that slid off the pot metal bullets so you could put a cap in each and then reload the gun.

On a similar note, my friends and I were FORCED to attend dance lessons. We would have a competition to see how many "guns" we could hide on our bodies.

During our WW2 phase, I had a cool, plastic Thompson sub machine gun that let you pull a charging handle to the rear and would then make "full auto" sounds when the trigger was pulled.

Only slightly similar, I was 12 -14 and when my mother went grocery shopping, she would drop my buddy and me at the dump with our .22 rifles to shoot rats. Can you imagine that happening today. I would have been removed for the house and my sainted Mother would have been jailed.

We built forts on the ground. Anything in a tree was a "tree house". I don't know why.

Rev. Chase - still a kid at heart
Do you have any idea of the model numbers?

Thanks for all the info. This forum is truly a treasure.

No sorry I don't. I don't know if they are still made any more.
USFA CSS / Re: Superb Henry Nettleton
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on Today at 03:52:22 PM »
Jesus, that's a little aggressive. I paid all of $1400 for mine, nine months ago and nobody bid against me.

CraigC, Yours, too, is a superb looking Henry Nettleton revolver, and you were fortunate enough to have acquired it at a bargain. Like Dave T had I seen it I might have bid against you as well.  :)
Are you sure melting polyethylene terephthalate doesn't create an unhealthy chemical pollutant with the added benefits of being a carcinogen?

Why not good old cream 'o' wheat?
The Darksider's Den / Re: Substitutes
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 02:28:26 PM »
T.J., the APP of old had a lot of fines and dust, which is hygroscopic, so there were stories of it gumming up and/or rusting powder measures if not cleaned out well after reloading.  I mostly dipped it, though I have run 3F APP through a Dillon powder measure with no problems.  I am told that APP, and the subs made by them for other companies, are much better these days about the dust.  I'm sure Coffinmaker can verify that.
I have been on a quest to create a BP 6.5 cartridge. I loaded some blanks with good results. 20 gains as a test with quite a bit of Dacron. Once fired the Dacron shot out of the barrel with a good amount of gas. I foolishly shot it in side the house with the muzzle pointing twords the toilet bowl. At first I thought I damaged the porcelain toilet. Lucky I did not.

Question I have is is it safe to have the charge under the Dacron with the bullet seated on top? If so how dense should I pack the Dacron from light and fluffy to compressed? Tia.
Tall Tales / Re: Hot August Nights with Coffee & Tea.
« Last post by Delmonico on Today at 01:32:53 PM »
County fair is also fair game.
The Longbranch / Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 01:24:58 PM »
That is what this tread is all about, memories and shared joy of our youth  :)
USFA CSS / Re: Superb Henry Nettleton
« Last post by Dave T on Today at 01:02:44 PM »
Jesus, that's a little aggressive. I paid all of $1400 for mine, nine months ago and nobody bid against me.


Had I seen that one (don't know why I missed it) I would have bid against you!  (smiley face goes here)

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