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Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 06:54:13 PM »
We do have challenge coin collection   :)

John you are very kind  :) thank you, You and the Mrs. need to come over... I'll be in Saturday all day
The Darksider's Den / Re: Breech fouling in 45-60
« Last post by Dave T on Today at 05:43:19 PM »
In reading your report three possible problems come to mind.

First, you bullet isn't carrying enough lubricant.  A better designed bullet might help.  Also a card wad seated on the powder charge, followed by a lube soaked felt wad, then store the loaded ammunition nose down until ready to shoot.

Second, you may need a better lubricant.  To eliminate guess work, use something that is tried and proven - like SPG - until you sort out the fouling problem.

Third, you didn't say what alloy your bullets are cast from. If it's too hard and doesn't upset in the forcing cone it can lead to all sorts of problems.  Most BP rifle shooters recommend no harder than 20-1, lead to tin.

No guarantees any of this will solve the problems your having but it's somewhere to start.

Good luck,
NCOWS / Re: The story of an 1870's buffalo hunt
« Last post by Dave T on Today at 05:32:32 PM »
Thanks for the post Pitspitr.  Since this was an "excerpt" was there any mention of the guns used on this hunt in the rest of the story?  Were they still carrying percussion plains rifles?  Or perhaps did they have 50-70 Sharps, Rolling Blocks, or Needle Guns?  Or something else like a Springfield musket that was selling cheep on the used gun market?

Inquiring minds want to know,
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on Today at 04:51:44 PM »
Afternoon all.

Hit 60 today, with little bits of water falling from time to time.

Major, I’ve got a 2020 vintage USAF 321 TRS coin if that would help you .  ::)

NCOWS / Re: The story of an 1870's buffalo hunt
« Last post by bear tooth billy on Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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.
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