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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?
Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: Old West YouTube Channel---Arizona Ghostriders
« Last post by santee on August 13, 2022, 08:16:34 AM »
The Barracks / Re: Wanted Punitive Raid/ Mexican Revolution
« Last post by Major 2 on August 13, 2022, 07:32:45 AM »
I have assembled a small exhibit I'll be adding to it as objects are aquired.
Gun Reviews / Re: Hammer Shotgun Advice
« Last post by Cowtown on August 13, 2022, 07:28:50 AM »
Locally there was a 99% condition used CZ hammered coach gun available. I fondled it and put it back telling myself if it was still available in a week I'd think hard about buying it. I missed my chance and someone else got it but I figure I still have my $800.

Yup. Sold for $800.

If I still used a SxS for my main match gun I'd have snapped it right up. My TTN is my backup to my "87 which I greatly prefer. That CZ however shure was purdy though.

STORM / Re: " What started it all ? "
« Last post by Major 2 on August 13, 2022, 07:27:55 AM »
Oh my good Major

Did you save those white plastic grips all those years for the prop Centaur you described in the Centaur thread?

Prof Marvel

Ah ! a resurrected thread  :)   

I just saw your question Professor...No Sir... The Centaur in question was not mine, but was on the Prop Trailer and I did recognize the plastic grip from the Hubley.
That gun disappeared, we assumed stolen, but it turned up years later on the trailer.
 It went missing again, to my knowledge it is still missing  ::) 
Though the trailer is still parked in Riverton Ill. but hasn't moved in several years.
The Longbranch / Re: Are the shooting sports dead?
« Last post by Cowtown on August 13, 2022, 07:21:02 AM »
Dying slowly? Possibly.

The "end" seems to really depend on where geographically you're talking about. Some clubs appear to be alive, well and growing while others already gone. The reasons for either are probably quite similar for both.

The real reason some of the clubs and the game itself keep going are the dedicated few who devote their energies and passion to the game week after week, year after year, seemingly tirelessly. To all those folks, a hearty THANK YOU is in order.
STORM / Re: " What started it all ? "
« Last post by Cowtown on August 13, 2022, 07:13:52 AM »
Where did this begin?

Early on, Bonanza and the Big Valley followed by all of Louis L'Amour's books.

Then in college my roommate and I found two CnB guns at a gunshop and he already knew something about these so we bought them. A .36 and a .44 something or others. Paid less than $80 each, shot them a few times, had fun and then got into paintball. How quickly that SQUIRREL hit us then.  :o

Fast forward to the Selleck movies and it stuck this time.

Now I have CnB guns and open tops I use in SASS. Love 'em.
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