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NCOWS / Re: The story of an 1870's buffalo hunt
« Last post by bear tooth billy on Yesterday at 04:36:44 PM »
Nice story, imagine what is was like in north Texas (Comanche territory)
in June 1874, when the battle of adobe walls and several other murders
happened. You would have had to be pretty brave to go 150 miles south
of Dodge City into the heart of their territory. But that's where the buffs were.

Zoot Shooters / Re: Deer hunting rifle, handgun or shotgun?
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 03:50:48 PM »
Which one is good for deer hunting rifle, handgun or shotgun?

Is this a trick question?  And Zoot Shooters seems a rather odd place for the query from a new person.

I have never hunted deer and have no modern rifles or shotguns, but would use my 44-40 '73 most likely if I could get close enough.   Also have a scoped 8" Anaconda that would do the job.  I would trust that one out to 100 yds if I had a support of some type to steady the hold.
The Longbranch / Re: Capt Kirk finally did it for real!
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 03:43:44 PM »
Does anyone remember a TV show in the 70s with Andy Griffith called Salvage 1?  ...

I had completely forgotten about that show!
The Barracks / Re: Photo of a Spanish American war family member
« Last post by St. George on Yesterday at 02:52:18 PM »
The Trapdoor was the issued rifle of the militia and National Guard units.

They'd get their Krags in the Philippines.

Scouts Out!
NCOWS / Re: The story of an 1870's buffalo hunt
« Last post by ira scott on Yesterday at 02:08:59 PM »

Thanks for posting it!

Yes Jerry,  fun to read!
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Johnny McCrae on Yesterday at 01:19:24 PM »
Back in Relic Heaven today....
Yesterday a gent brought in his late son in laws collection of Air Force artifacts .
I logged in a number of early Jet era aircraft HI quality photos , two rare squadron enameled flight mugs .
There is a very cool original British WW 2 Burma campaign officers cap , ( think Bridge on the River Kwai )
Major You are truly are in Heaven! They are lucky to have you.
Gunsmithing / Re: SAA Firing Pin Question
« Last post by The original bad bob on Yesterday at 01:07:28 PM »
The uberti (cimarron) firing pin retaining pin hole in hammer is larger than a Colt and in the wrong (dimension wise) place than a Colt hammer.

You can make a cone shaped firing pin based on the cimarron (uberti) dimension if you have a lathe or you weld the tip of a uberti firing pin and reshape it ... you will have to open up the existing firing pin hole in the uberti frame a little.

I have done this on a ASM Hartford model to make it more authentic.. the ASM Hartford hammer firing pin retaining hole is different from a Colt as well.. so what I did was buy a Colt 1st gen hammer with a cone shaped firing pin in it and it was nearly a drop in fit... I can’t say a Colt 1st gen hammer will fit an uberti however.
Zoot Shooters / Re: Deer hunting rifle, handgun or shotgun?
« Last post by Win 1876 on Yesterday at 12:49:22 PM »
All of the options work and are used. Most people start with a long gun due to the sight radius. Most start with rifles because of the flatter trajectory at range. It really does depend on your environment and local laws which might be best for you. If your going to hunt make sure you are 100% comfortable with your weapon and have practiced at the range you expect to shoot. Don’t take a shot you went comfortable with. It’s better to not shoot than wound game.
The Longbranch / Re: Capt Kirk finally did it for real!
« Last post by Trailrider on Yesterday at 12:44:35 PM »
I think it grand that Shatner got to go, just wish NASA had thought of it.   I am putting on a Nostradamus hat and forseeing that the governements will step in and curtail all of this siting public safety and the prevention of the Kessler effect (or syndrome, not sure on the name).
In the long run, that won't happen entirely. While governmental agencies can and do provide oversight of public entities, such as airlines, private aviation, and regulation of trains and trucks, etc. But, in a relatively free society, commercial and private enterprise cannot be completely curtailed or stagnation will occur. And if competing against other governments happens, e.g., China, Russia, ESA, etc., total control will wind up killing our economy!
NCOWS / Re: kvc buffalo shoot
« Last post by Pitspitr on Yesterday at 12:30:56 PM »
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