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BROW / Re: Shiloh Sharps
« Last post by Coal Creek Griff on August 13, 2022, 12:58:41 PM »
I just passed the 3-year mark from when I placed my order. I received my letter asking for final payment in January. I stopped by Shiloh in May when I was in the area and asked for an update. I was told that it was still "a couple of months" away from completion. I am still waiting "patiently"...

Tall Tales / Re: Hot August Nights with Coffee & Tea.
« Last post by Delmonico on August 13, 2022, 12:52:46 PM »
I'm up, been sleeping good, was awake for about an hour before I got up, didn't hurt and was enjoying it. ::)
Gun Reviews / Re: Cimarron Nettleton?
« Last post by Cliff Fendley on August 13, 2022, 12:26:28 PM »
The Nettleton model I believe is made by Pietta, the 7th Cavalry is made by Uberti. So sort of the same but different.
BROW / Re: Shiloh Sharps
« Last post by Dave T on August 13, 2022, 11:54:14 AM »
My Shiloh Sharps only took about a week to get. I bought it used on Guns International. It is a Business Rifle chambered for the 50 2-1/2 Sharps Straight cartridge. As an early Business Rifle it is very plain with a round 28 "barrel, CC frame, plain wood, with the military butt.

With a 470g soft cast bullet over 90g of 1.5F Olde Eynsford, it kicks so bad setting at a shooting bench I can't handle it. Much easier on the shoulder and face (smile) off-hand or over crossed sticks, my preferred way to shoot it.

I had a 10' gong built by a welder who said it would stand up to anything. The "Big Fifty" knocks it "arse over teakettle" out to 100 yards. Gonna have to find a really durable gong to take to the desert as the public range where I shoot only allows paper. Hearing a gong ring is so much more satisfying than looking through binoculars for a hole in a paper target.


USFA CSS / Re: Looking for Info on an inherited USFA
« Last post by Dave T on August 13, 2022, 11:28:01 AM »
Whoever was responsible they turned it from being in the original China Camp finish (which was no finish at all) into a proper Colt patterned CC and blued single action revolver. And it today's inflated market I'd say it's worth quit a bit of money.

To me it would be worth even more as it belonged to your father and he left it to you. Priceless!

Gun Reviews / Re: Cimarron Nettleton?
« Last post by Dave T on August 13, 2022, 11:15:50 AM »
If you like it, buy it. And of course, shoot it with black powder cartridges.

Gun Reviews / Re: Cimarron Nettleton?
« Last post by Drydock on August 13, 2022, 10:54:53 AM »
7th cav revolver with different inspector stamps.  Nothing wrong with that. 
USFA CSS / Re: Looking for Info on an inherited USFA
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on August 13, 2022, 10:53:19 AM »
I suspect this is a custom gun, originally a China Camp that was sent to Turnbull for case hardening and bluing. Whether it was sent by the USFA factory as a custom order or sent by the customer after purchasing as an original China Camp I haven't a clue. That would be my guess.
STORM / Re: " What started it all ? "
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on August 13, 2022, 09:28:13 AM »
I suppose my interest started with TV and radio Westerns.  My grandfather and I used to listen to Gunsmoke on the radio before we had a TV.  He also had a Colt SA 38-40 that he carried on his truck in the 1930's.  He or my Dad held it and I pulled the trigger when I was 3 or 4 (49 or 50} and I have been addicted to them ever since.  I still have it and a NRA Centennial .45 SA that I received as a college graduation gift in 72.  I have several others and have traded lots of guns over the years, but those 2 are still with me.  My first open top was a 4 screw 1860 Army I traded for in the mid 60's it had all the finish buffed off, but it was a neat old gun with an untold history.
Gun Reviews / Cimarron Nettleton?
« Last post by Cowtown on August 13, 2022, 08:27:51 AM »
Other than the differing inspector mark on this Cimarron offering is there anything else special on this? There is on available locally, beautiful sixgun. I do like the BP frame. Kind of a unique marketing tactic for a gun, I thought. But otherwise, still a sixgun more usable than collectible?
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