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USFA CSS / Looking for Info on an inherited USFA
« Last post by treyw640 on Yesterday at 11:23:14 PM »
How’s everyone doing, I’m hoping to find some info on a pistol I inherited from my dad.  It’s a US Firearms 7 1/2” China Camp .45LC.  He’d bought or traded for it from McBride’s Guns years ago, and they didn’t have the original box that I know of.  He was told that it had been finished by Turnbull, which I believe is correct.  I was able to get in touch with Sara Turnbull who confirmed they did the color case hardening and bluing for USFA, but they don’t have digital records on a lot of their contract work. 

It has a charcoal blue barrel, cylinder, and grip frame, color-case hardened frame and hammer.  It also has nitre-blue accents on the frame.  The one-piece grips are either stag or elk, but they look more like elk to me.  We’ve had grips fitted on several pistols through Persinger in El Paso, but I can’t remember if he fit these or not.  I believe he installed these since my dad always preferred the slimmer “1st Gen” grip profile on his SAA’s.  The serial number is CC 2XX and is matching in all locations.  The overall condition of the pistol is 98%.  I’d really appreciate any info anyone may have about the history of these, value, or any other info.  I’ve tried to attach a photo, but I’m not sure if the system will let me post as a new user. 
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BROW / Re: Shiloh Sharps
« Last post by Pay Dirt Norvelle on Yesterday at 10:51:04 PM »
My pay or else letter arrived on Wednesday.  I Called Shiloh Sharps yesterday and gave them my CC information.  Maybe in a month or so.  ;D I put my order in about one and one-half years ago.
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The Longbranch / Re: Are the shooting sports dead?
« Last post by Virgil Lantey on Yesterday at 09:48:59 PM »
ZSA? I had to look that one up! :D
"Gotta shoot em in the head".
              Night of the Living Dead

I assume head shots are the only scoring shot! :D
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The Winchester Model 1892 / Re: Why no 1895 thread?
« Last post by Niederlander on Yesterday at 09:20:35 PM »
Welcome anytime, sir!  We're a very GAF friendly cowboy shooting club.  We're trying to rebuild, since a lot of our old members have "aged out", as it were.
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The Winchester Model 1892 / Re: Why no 1895 thread?
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Yesterday at 08:56:32 PM »
Would love to shoot with you sir.
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The Longbranch / Re: Are the shooting sports dead?
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Yesterday at 08:51:55 PM »
Shot a .22 zsa match last weekend with 7 others. The only guy near my age was the match director, everyone else was in their 20s I believe. Tomorrow I’m going to try a uspsa match with my pcc .45. Should be fun and the weather is decent for a change. I can see the organized shooting sports dying a slow inevitable death between the old guard fading away, ranges closing due to urban sprawl, legislation and the high cost to play the game. Bullseye was all the rage after the war but not anymore. I shot bowling pins for a while but not now. Shooting tastes change. Things get hot and then die out. I’ve been into cas since the 90s, I still shoot cas but at my club using WASA rules and WASA guns. If it was a stuck up sass club I would have probably quit. I saw the writing on the wall when Founders Ranch folded. All the work that was done there for nothing. I said that we were nearer the end than the beginning. Time to circle the wagons. Somebody will be shooting something I’m sure but what? I hear airguns are becoming very popular.
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The Winchester Model 1892 / Re: Why no 1895 thread?
« Last post by Niederlander on Yesterday at 08:45:37 PM »
We had some people from another club come shoot with us once, and the first thing they said was "Wow, your targets are really small and far away!"  We like it.  You're supposed to have to actually aim!
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The Longbranch / Re: Are the shooting sports dead?
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 07:52:43 PM »
I added to my previous post after you posted.  But to answer your question, yes!  Because I am always an optimist!  :)  To quote Meher Baba: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" 

I mean, it's likely that CAS will just disappear except for some small pockets some day years from now, but I'm not going to fret about that.
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The Longbranch / Re: Are the shooting sports dead?
« Last post by Virgil Lantey on Yesterday at 07:49:39 PM »
Good to hear, Abilene! Are you optimistic about the future?
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The Longbranch / Re: Are the shooting sports dead?
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 07:44:33 PM »
Well, your subject title said "dead" and your post said dying slow.  Those are very different things.  I'd estimate the average age in central Texas is closer to 60.  There are clubs shooting every weekend and I'm going to estimate the average attendance is about 40.  True, we are years past the huge peak in the early 2000's, but if it is dying slowly here, it is very slowly.

I guess I would add that the "component shortage" is mostly over.  Bullets are totally available.  New brass can be hard to find right now, but there is plenty of used available.  The big bugaboo has been primers, and they are essentially available by now.  A lot of people just don't like the higher prices.
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