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The Leather Shop / Re: A little rawhide and a little beadwork
« Last post by Abilene on August 04, 2022, 12:11:05 PM »
Add me to the list for loving that beaded seam line.  The whole holster is just great, but that bead line is fantastic!
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The Leather Shop / Re: A little rawhide and a little beadwork
« Last post by CraigC on August 04, 2022, 12:07:41 PM »
That's a mighty fine holster. A nice application of the rawhide. I also like the way you put the beads in the main seam. Did you add them after the seam was fully stitched?
That's the Chuck Burrows influence at work. I started that on rawhide knife sheaths and really like the result. I was originally going to hang some beaded fringe off the cuff between the mainseam and the fold but it ended up being too low on the pouch to look right.

I gave that a lot of thought. I have a few examples of Chuck's work and you can't see everything underneath but I was able to glean enough from their construction to figure out it's best to add them afterwards. Those are larger 8/0 beads but even they don't have enough room for a full strand of artificial sinew 'and' the needle to pass. So I stitch the mainseam and then split the sinew to about 1/4 to add the beads. It's one continuous thread, I do a running stitch with one color, then come back and do the other. Vegtan you can do dry but the rawhide needs to still be wet. Also helps to kinda nestle the beads into the stitchline.

I do all my most productive thinking in the shower and that is where I figured out how to do the beaded fringe with one continuous thread. I couldn't wait to get out, dry off and sketch it up to make sure it didn't leave me. I had figured out years ago to use an 4/0 bead as a sort of stopper for the cones and was tickled to find that's what Chuck did as well. So I've got a coffee can full of ugly 4/0 craft store beads I use just for that.

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The Winchester Model 1892 / Re: Tang sight...
« Last post by Virgil Lantey on August 04, 2022, 11:48:56 AM »
I hear crickets chirping so I'll take that as a no.
Turns out it requires drilling and tapping a hole in the upper tang and I'm not willing to do that anyway.
I have a couple other options for dealing with aging eyes.
I have a Skinner barrel mount peep that should fit the existing dovetail...or...I can use the factory semi buckhorn as a peep, disregarding the notch entirely. I'll be trying that method momentarily.
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Shooter's Meeting / Re: Something to strive for
« Last post by Dave T on August 04, 2022, 11:43:59 AM »
There's an old saying about 'blind squirrels and acorns" that probably applies here. Particularly to Froogal's disc blade. (smile)

Dave
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Shotguns / Re: Why did I look?!?
« Last post by Dave T on August 04, 2022, 11:33:49 AM »
I wonder why no one has bid on it? Probably scared of the Damascus barrels. If there are no signs of pitting I would load up some more brass 12ga shells with black powder and enjoy the heck out of it.

Back when I was competing in CAS I had a Damascus double hammer gun by Stevens. I shot it for 10+ years with nothing but black. Never a sign of problem and it locked up as tight after all those years as when I bought it in the pawn shop.

Dave
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Shotguns / Re: Why did I look?!?
« Last post by Cap'n Redneck on August 04, 2022, 10:46:05 AM »
You have my sympathy. 
It would be the pride of any cowboys guncart...!  8)
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USFA CSS / Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on August 04, 2022, 10:33:08 AM »
For you who are interested here is another one. It too looks to be a Uberti parts gun and a five digit serial number.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/revolvers/usfa-pistols-revolvers/united-states-fire-arms-bisley-45-colt-2-cylinders.cfm?gun_id=102018908
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The Leather Shop / Re: A little rawhide and a little beadwork
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on August 04, 2022, 10:21:13 AM »
That's a mighty fine holster. A nice application of the rawhide. I also like the way you put the beads in the main seam. Did you add them after the seam was fully stitched?
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Shotguns / Why did I look?!?
« Last post by Little Dalton on August 04, 2022, 09:36:30 AM »
Now I’m just a young(ish) whippersnapper, but I knew better than to look at Gunbroker while broke. Y’all, look at this so you can sympathize with me. And who knows, maybe one of you will pick this beautiful girl up and give her a good home.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/939299414
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Cosie's Corner & Feed Bag / Re: Obie Cue
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on August 04, 2022, 09:22:58 AM »
Home made sour kraut rocks.  Haven't had any in a long time.
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