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The Longbranch / Re: Lever rifles back in the day, rifle vs. carbine
« Last post by Galloway on Yesterday at 09:59:34 PM »
I second that! I doubt they knew or cared if they were buying a carbine, they just knew they wanted a winchester in 44.
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The Longbranch / Re: Lever rifles back in the day, rifle vs. carbine
« Last post by Cowtown on Yesterday at 09:54:32 AM »
My guess...

Folks "back then" with enough cash/gold/silver to buy a rifle were most likely limited to the availability on hand at their local store of which the selection was most likely very limited. In other words, they bought was was available regardless of barrel length.
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NCOWS / Re: Credit where credit is due...
« Last post by Hplummer on Yesterday at 08:36:08 AM »
Sounds like spoken from experience!😂
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NCOWS / Re: Credit where credit is due...
« Last post by Froogal on Yesterday at 08:16:29 AM »
Well, the first thing is to get on your hands AND knees, and then try to stand up with your hands still on the ground, and if THAT works, then SLOWLY move into an upright position, 'cause if you move too fast you'll just go over backwards.

The other option is to simply crawl on hands and knees over to the nearest tree or fence post.
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The Longbranch / Re: Random thoughts
« Last post by Froogal on Yesterday at 08:09:30 AM »
The plastic bag in the produce department. YEP!!
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The Longbranch / Re: Lever rifles back in the day, rifle vs. carbine
« Last post by greyhawk on Yesterday at 05:55:33 AM »
Boys I dont know how the old timers did it but many of them would have been familiar with longer heavier barrelled guns from the muzzleloader era - a 20 inch carbine woulda looked like a kids gun I bet.
Standing unsupported I do much better with a rifle length, with a bit of heft to it, if eyes are a bit dodgy that extra six or eight inches sight radius helps a lot also. If I had to make one offhand shot that really counted - I reckon it would be a tossup between my 40 inch barrel flintlock or my 1876 (28" tube).
Different story alltogether if we thrownin lead at twenty feet in the scrub or such.
I have a 92 with a 26 inch barrel - weighs just a tad over 7pound empty, its beautifully balanced for carrying, comes to the shoulder nice, long sight radius, magazine holds a couple extra, how much handier would a carbine be? nothing much in it I reckon unless a feller is stuck in the middle of a briar patch someplace and got the muzzle snagged, a rifle dont have to be heavy nor cumbersome.
just food for thought anyways   
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I can't say I have any hats for the very specific use of CAS. When I started CAS I just kept wearing the same old hats I already had since I've been wearing western hats my whole life. I have reshaped some to fit my CAS persona but then I've reshaped many of my hats over the years anyway on a whim when I decided I wanted a different look.
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NCOWS / Credit where credit is due...
« Last post by Hplummer on May 14, 2022, 08:49:43 PM »
God bless John Moses Browning and William Mason. That's is all. 
[Hopefully I can get out of this kneeling position without calling a paramedic!]
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The Longbranch / Re: Random thoughts
« Last post by Major 2 on May 14, 2022, 07:04:15 PM »
WORD !
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The Longbranch / Random thoughts
« Last post by DeaconKC on May 14, 2022, 06:55:28 PM »


Common sense is like deodorant.  The people who need it the most never use it.

 

My tolerance for idiots is extremely low these days. I used to have some immunity built up, but obviously there's a new strain out there.

 

It’s not my age that bothers me; it’s the side effects.

 

I’m not saying I’m old and worn out, but I make sure I’m nowhere near the curb on trash day.

 

As I watch this generation try and rewrite our history, I’m sure of one thing:   It will be misspelled and have no punctuation.

 

As I’ve gotten older, people think I’ve become lazy.The truth is I’m just being more energy efficient.

 

I haven't gotten anything done today.  I've been in the Produce Department trying to open a stupid plastic bag.

 

If you find yourself feeling useless, remember it took 20 years, trillions of dollars, and four presidents to replace the Taliban with the Taliban.

 

Turns out that being a "senior" is mostly just googling how to do stuff.

 

I want to be 18 again and ruin my life differently.  I have new ideas.

 

I put my scale in the bathroom corner and that's where the little liar will stay until it apologizes.

 

My mind is like an internet browser. At least 19 open tabs, 3 of them are frozen, and I have no clue where the music is coming from.

 

Hard to believe I once had a phone attached to a wall, and when it rang, I picked it up without knowing who was calling.

 

She says I keep pushing her buttons.  If that were true, I would have found mute by now.

 

So you’ve been eating hot dogs and McChickens all your life, but you won’t take the vaccine because you don’t know what’s in it.  Are you kidding me?

 

There is no such thing as a grouchy old person.  The truth is that once you get old, you stop being polite and start being honest
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