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USFA CSS / Re: USPtFA guns.
« Last post by Stormy and Moose on Today at 06:16:57 PM »
Very nice!  Turnbull wasn't too expensive back then.  Even in the early 2000's, the dealer price for CCH was $50 each with a minimum of 4 frames/hammers sent in (already disassembled and barrel removed, of course).  I took advantage of that when I was working for a dealer who was sending some frames to Turnbull, so I just added my two conversion frames to the order and got them both done for $100!
wow wish I had known you back then! I lost perspective on sending turnbull clean/new parts and just doing CCH and CB. All my projects required lots of prep and stamping and engraving etc.
The Darksider's Den / EMF"s Capt. Schaffer
« Last post by RRio on Today at 06:07:08 PM »
Anybody have an EMF"s Capt. Schaffer? How do you like it?   ???
USFA CSS / Re: USPtFA guns.
« Last post by Stormy and Moose on Today at 06:00:15 PM »
this one cost me $1700 - after seeing and handling and closely inspecting I could not resist. It's all italian and all Turnbull. I'm having a Colt US artillery being restored by him and all this gun needs is a US stamped frame and a few more inspector stamps to be a really excellent replica imho. 

USFA CSS / Re: USPtFA guns.
« Last post by RRio on Today at 05:38:44 PM »
RRio very nice guns - can you please tell us the serial number range on your 2 USPtFA's?
I recently purchased this USPtFA and it is P 13800. The attention to detail on these early USPt's is incredible with flawless Turnbull finishing. With as little as these guns cost new and knowing what Turnbull charged back then in the '90's I can't believe there was much profit?  I am mainly a lifelong Colt collector but I own several USPtFA and USFA guns that easily hold their own against original Colts imho.

this is my first post  - we recently retired and I have time to pursue my interests now.
I'm also not sure at all how to post pictures but there should be 4 pics attached if I followed the instructions correctly?  the 'preview' option is not functioning for me so I will have to just try and post this and not look like a fool

The 7 1/2" .45 is: P  0103XX     and the 4 3/4" .357 is P 126XXX
What kind of prices are the USPt.FAs going for now?
STORM / Re: Dance Revolvers In Stock At Midway
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 05:37:17 PM »

 :)  Hi Guys  :D

I've a fine pair of Dance & Bros. revolvers for CAS.  Pietta, Old Silver (polished and heat treated).  Fully Laser Engraved.  A really fun pair of guns.  Guns not of the more beaten path are soooooo much FUN!!

People ARE Hazardous to Yer Health!!
The Barracks / Pakistani Boots on e-Bay
« Last post by Niederlander on Today at 05:28:10 PM »
Gentlemen,  I'm not wanting to buy them, but has anyone on here bought and used the Pakistani cavalry boots for sale on e-Bay?  I would assume the leather is "tanned" using camel pi$$ or something similar.  Just curious.
The American Plainsmen Society / Re: Butcher Knife
« Last post by Tsalagidave on Today at 05:15:05 PM »
There are quite a few nice examples of original large-blade butcher knives to be seen at the Museum of Fur Trade and at The Steamboat Arabia museum. The term 'butcher-knife' is a generic one for any blade suitable for dressing game and cutting meat. Inexpensive green river blades are excellent for this as well. It would just be a matter of choice.

Clip point blades are good for hooking membrane when dressing game. The design is much older than I thought it was. I recently saw a folding knife dating from 1st c. Rome, that has a clip point.

Drop point knives have the spinal strength to stab more deeply into large game such as bear, with a lesser likelihood of breaking the blade. This is a good design for a hunter or mountaineer.

Double-edged blades - are primarily suitable for fighting, not woodcraft. Despite its finer point, the knife is better suited for greater versatility in cutting an opponent than for stabbing. Although it can stab deeply, the blade itself lacks the strength of a drop-point in resisting from breaking.

Mediterranean blade is the traditional single-ege hunting knife with common use dating back to ancient Europe. In period vernacular, it is often just called a single-edge hunting knife or butcher knife as that is what it's primarily good for. They may be flat-edged or roach-bellied but these tend to be extremely reliable and common in many museum collections and archaeological digs whenever a larger-bladed knife is recovered.

The Darksider's Den / Re: Dick Dastardly
« Last post by Bunk on Today at 04:51:19 PM »
Hi Navy SIX,
Yes only Black Gunpowder is interesting but at times frustrating as HE double tooth picks. [family friendly]
Speaking of Navy Sixes I had taken my 1861 out of the rack and cleaned storage oil out of it  completely also removing the firing cones.
This morning I put it together (sort of) and loaded it with paper cartridges, but when I went to cap it...NO CONES!!
Fortunately the paper base held the powder and with cones replaced, capped then ran (hobbled actually) outside and whacked my five CAS targets.
Some days... and I was thinking how get pointed bullets pulled?
Old age and a BIG brain phart.
Still makin' smoke
Tall Tales / Re: February Cawfee,Tea and 28 mondays in a row.
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on Today at 04:50:08 PM »
Afternoon all.

I’m still alive. I was originally going to say “still kicking,” but that’s not particularly true. Not a lot of kicking going on here. ::)

Recovery is progressing. It seems, as I can see from my scratched eye again. Swelling all over has also gone down significantly. The transition from laying to sitting and then to standing is also slightly easier, but still painful. Per Dr recommendation, I’m alternating between laying on a heated blanket to standing/walking for a few minutes every hour which is seemingly helping with overall mobility and discomfort.

The Darksider's Den / Re: hello out there
« Last post by Navy Six on Today at 04:30:51 PM »
Just started my hand at holster making. Going slow and watching a lot of how to videos. I can already see how I could do things a bit better next time. That's OK, I'm enjoying it.
Usually this time of year I would be loading all my black powder cartridges for the up coming Cowboy season, but I have gotten ahead of myself and probably have enough already for the next two seasons. My wife is threatening to start Cowboy shooting again so that supply will go quickly.
Even have a pile of paper cartridges in .36 and .44 for the percussion pistols that see some use ay Cowboy matches. Instead of being a retired teacher, I probably should have gotten a job at Frankford Arsenal or somewhere as I enjoy crafting ammo, especially in the Old West calibers. Also have a couple new molds to try out as soon as the weather improves as I have to cast outdoors.
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