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The Leather Shop / Re: Would like to try some snake skin...
« Last post by Knarley Bob on March 25, 2023, 02:28:17 PM »
Latest knife sheath.....and the knife for it.
87 and mostly sunny here. On my way to the pool.
The Leather Shop / Re: John Wayne Style Holsters
« Last post by Johnny McCrae on March 25, 2023, 12:54:57 PM »
Nice job! The Duke himself would be proud to carry this Rig.
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: '76 Muskets in Hawaii
« Last post by Roosterman on March 25, 2023, 11:50:36 AM »
I like that feller's stripey socks. ;D
CAS City Classifieds / Re: F/S Left handed cross draw holster
« Last post by Bear Run Butch on March 25, 2023, 11:19:25 AM »
Open to offers
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: '76 Muskets in Hawaii
« Last post by DJ on March 25, 2023, 11:13:12 AM »
Nice photos, Ken.  I always enjoy poring over gun-related historical records.

Here is a photo from the Hawaii Archives of Masonic Temple Squad 5 of the Citizen Guard, Hawaii, taken in 1895.  In a squad of 27 men (and one small boy, who appears to be unarmed), I think I see four Trapdoors, four 1876 Win Muskets, one 1876 Win Carbine, three Sharps-Borchardts, one Mod 1879 Rem Lee, seven full-length magazine Winchesters (I think they're '92s), maybe a couple shotguns, and a few others I can't quite identify.  I feel I should recognize the one tucked under the arm of the gent in the light-colored suit near the center of front row, but just can't quite make it out, although some features suggest a rolling block. 

It looks like it was a fun, "bring your own gun" kind of rifle squad, but a logistical nightmare if it ever came to fighting.
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

1"+ of new white on the ground.

'Tis 26 and light sn*w. "Cloudy. Light snow in the morning  then a slight chance of light snow in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent."

Agreed,  mine was a .44
I have used T.G. for years but now I'll be trying some CFE Pistol  powder.  I'm almost at a thousand rounds in "Beauty and the Beast " ( the original one) and all have been factory rounds.  The rest will probably be  reloads  including the +p's. 
Looking forward to shooting the Dragoons with some "proper " loads !! Lol
And, I meant to say RRio, that load sounds like a good load!!

Spencer Shooting Society / Re: M1865 Burnside Spencer incoming
« Last post by 00-28 on March 25, 2023, 09:56:17 AM »
Hi Shilohdiver, thanks for the compliment. I am just starting out experimenting, googled m1853 Sharps cartridges and found Star and Bullock, ( ). I watched their YouTube video and that gave me an idea of what’s involved in making paper cartridges. I bought one of their loading kits and some .54 cal Richmond bullets. Now the fun begins. I’m getting calipers today because so much is involved in getting this right. Th bullet is too big for the bore, which may be correct, but I don’t know by how much. I remember loading BP pistols and seating the ball, it was tight and left lead shavings when seated. I also need to figure out the load, best black powder, length of chamber, ( I’ll make a cartridge and mark the edge of the chamber ), and I’m sure there will be many more questions to be answered as I go along. That’s why I’m here, hoping to get some advice from the experienced shooters here, and who knows, share what I’m learning along the way. This is a new hobby for me, I’ll see where it leads. Thanks in advance.

Hope I haven’t overstepped my bounds, is it OK to discuss Sharps on this Spencer site. My intention is to share my Spencer when it arrives and discuss a center fire conversion that will soon follow.
The Leather Shop / Re: John Wayne Style Holsters
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on March 25, 2023, 09:38:46 AM »
Thanks. I like to fit some holsters to the old model vaquero sometimes that way more of a variety fits it. The 1875 fit it well also.
Nice. Thanks.
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