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Upcoming Musters / Re: 2024 Grand Muster
« Last post by 1961MJS on Yesterday at 10:37:45 PM »
I put the Check in the mail last week, but the ponies are old and were being fed by the guvment.
The Longbranch / Re: Remember....remember that place in Texas!
« Last post by Cheyenne Ranger on Yesterday at 05:24:21 PM »

When we visited the Alamo a few years ago we discovered that somebody had built a big city around it. As we toured the site the hair on the back of  my neck stood up. It is truly that kind of place. Every American should visit the Alamo.
Lucky  ;D

had the same feeling when I visited the San Jacinto Battleground.  Hallowed ground
BROW / Re: Trapdoor civilian availability
« Last post by St. George on Yesterday at 05:02:34 PM »
When the Trapdoor was a first-line weapon - no.

Teamsters/civilians got surplus ACW weaponry and ammunition 'if' they were on-hand at the Fort - if not, they supplied their own from available civilian stock - the military wasn't in the business of supplying arms, so any weapons in civilian hands was on a case-by-case basis.

Back then, any Government-owned weapon found in civilian hands was suspect and was prosecutable without proof of legitimate ownership.

Yeah, I know about deserters stealing and selling their weapons, but they were still stolen in the eyes of Uncle Sam and could be conficated.

Once the Krag replaced the Trapdoor, Ordnance would recall them and inventory them, then supply the Militia and National Guard.

After that, they would enter into disposal.

Scouts Out!
BROW / Re: Mike Venturino
« Last post by Professor Marvel on Yesterday at 04:04:06 PM »
He had been ill for some time, in and out of the hospital.
He went in again recently, Things were looking poorly this last time, but they found a medicinal that
Stabalized him and he went home. But it only lasted a few days, and he passed via heart failure.
At least he passed at home.

This data , is my best recollection, gleaned from some social media page or other
Tall Tales / Re: Cawfee,Tea,June brides and Bugs.
« Last post by Major E A Sterner on Yesterday at 03:41:23 PM »
We have a heat warning here until Sunday, if they don't extend it. Temps in mid to upper 90's with no rain until Sunday/Monday.I'll be staying in where it's cool.Y'all stay safe if you're in the same weather pattern.
BROW / Re: Trapdoor civilian availability
« Last post by Trailrider on Yesterday at 03:16:20 PM »
Not sure about regulations, but it was Army policy to give guns, including Trapdoors, to citizens (civilians) who were in danger from hostiles or outlaws and were isolated. As far as sale to the general public, IIRC, the U of Minnesota had Trapdoors on sale for $5.00 apiece way into the 1950's!
Zoot Shooters / Zoot Shoot
« Last post by Two Bit Charlie on Yesterday at 02:29:43 PM »
We will be shooting Zoot with the Liberty Prairie Regulators, a local Cowboys Club, in Ripon, Wisconsin. It will be on August the 17th.
Check their facebook page for Zoot pictures from past shoots. Contact me for more information!

Reed "Machine Gun Charlie" Van Ness
BROW / Trapdoor civilian availability
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on Yesterday at 01:58:04 PM »
This is just something I am curious about. When were the 1873 Trapdoor models in .45-70 legally available to common citizens?
The Longbranch / Re: Cutting down hat brim
« Last post by Jeremiah Jones on Yesterday at 12:57:09 PM »
Thanks everyone.  It is a felt hat.  I made a template and used a circular cutter (kind of like a pizza wheel/cutter).  It is much better now.
NCOWS / Re: Congratulations Books O'toole
« Last post by bear tooth billy on Yesterday at 12:35:08 PM »
Good Job Books!!!!  So all that running was well worth it!!

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