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Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea on a very Independent July
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 07:16:10 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 65 and fog. "Humid. Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent. Heat indices to 95."

Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea on a very Independent July
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on Today at 05:36:06 AM »
I'll bet my recent PT and yours are not the same, a couple times I sat in a shower chair and showed them I could get dressed and undressed or rather I guess that was OT aka Occupational Therapy, first time I told them I didn't want a job. ::)

Any physical progress counts.

Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: Happy 4th of July
« Last post by Virgil Lantey on Yesterday at 08:36:08 PM »
Nice shootin, Abilene! Love the shirt!
The Longbranch / Re: Independence!
« Last post by Virgil Lantey on Yesterday at 08:19:51 PM »
Great day! Dodged a few thunderstorms to grill boneless ribeyes and mixed veggies. The wife made red, white & blue potato saled and apple dumplings for dessert. Weather providing, we'll have a fire in the pit and watch the local fireworks. Our dog isn't happy with the noise but she'll live.
Happy Independence Day to the dwindling number of folks who are still proud Americans!
At the risk of being accused of "bold talk from a four-eyed fat man" from North of the Medicine Line, I will say that the 2½ year development process for these uniforms seems to have paid off, as I was awarded First Place in both the Enlisted Dress and Field Uniform categories …

(That, or the General and his fellow uniform judges felt sorry for me …  ;)  )

I also managed Second Place in the Black Powder Military Regular Repeating Rifle category (… although I'm unsure of the number of competitors in that category, so perhaps that is nothing to brag about …)

The Darksider's Den / Re: Lead Composition
« Last post by Back Roads on Yesterday at 07:50:17 PM »
I retired from the phone company.  Worked as a cable splicer.  When replacing old lead sheath cable with plastic sheath the lead splice cases seemed to always follow me home. Pretty well pure lead.  Makes great RB's and bullets as long as you keep the velocity reasonable.  Need to add tin to harden if you're going to push them real fast.  Wish I still had access to my source.
Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: Happy 4th of July
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Yesterday at 06:39:28 PM »

 :)  Abilene  :D

Absolutely too KOOL!!!   ;D  Gotta love it when a plan comes together!!!

People are Still Contagious.  Avoid 'em.  But have FUN!!!
RATS / Re: Need a Heavier Hammer spring for my New Vaquero
« Last post by Doc Holloman on Yesterday at 06:01:56 PM »
Update for the crew.  Had a gunsmith check out the New Vaquero.  The problem is not with the hammer or the hammer spring (he put the original hammer back in and replaced the spring -- and it still would not fire on one chamber.)  In his opinion, the cylinder is out of time.  Looks like it is going back to Ruger.

Doc sends.

BROW / Thoughts on the Browning model 78 High Wall clone?
« Last post by Doc Holloman on Yesterday at 05:57:48 PM »
While scanning through Gunbroker for a possible trapdoor purchase, I ran across the Browning 78 in .45-70, a Highwall clone.  I have a Browning-Miroku 1895  in .30-40 that I am happy with.  Wondering if the 1883 clones are just as good.  It has a 24 inch barrel which might wrok well for my Cody Dixon rifle.   I have been using a Sharps, but find the loading process too slow to be competitive, even against trapdoors.  Thinking maybe moving the Sharps over to the long range bench. 

Doc sends
The Shootin' Range / Evens 44 long
« Last post by Kent Shootwell on Yesterday at 05:06:01 PM »
Meet a fellow at the range that is a collector of Evens fire arms. He had three with him, a rifle, carbine and an octagon barrel sporting rifle. He gets his ammo from a company in Colorado Spring and allowed me to shoot one of my choice. I tried the carbine and found it to work well. Hit 4” chicken plates at twenty five yards every time. These rifles hold a lot of cartridges in a rotating magazine in the butt. And the hammer spur is on the bottom of the lever. Weird design by todays thinking that worked well at that early day of repeating arms.

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