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The Barracks / Re: 1896 Army-Navy Colt .38 question
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 07:43:25 PM »
For TJ
Spencer Shooting Society / Early Spencer Carbine Serial Number Lookup
« Last post by jsmosby on Today at 07:39:05 PM »
A friend here in Colorado recently purchased what appears to be a complete and original carbine.  The four-digit serial number, 5157, blew me away.  I just didn't expect to see such a low number in addition to two script inspection cartouches on the wrist yet to be ID'd.   Please provide any information you may have that I can pass on to him and "light the fire".  I think he has an interesting piece.  Thank you for your time and effort.  Take care, John
The Barracks / Re: 1896 Army-Navy Colt .38 question
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on Today at 05:28:10 PM »
As some of you may know, I managed to talk TL out of the John Chase Colt, that is the subject of this thread.  I received the Colt letter today.  The letter has it shipped to John P. Lower's Sons in Denver, which to me is fantastic.  The only thing that would have been better had the inscription been applied at the factory, but alas it was not.  I am happy, now to finish the research on Chase and make a display. 
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Got A Taylors Repro 44 Russian
« Last post by Sedalia Dave on Today at 04:57:34 PM »
Thats a deal, and it sounds like you got one that cycles fairly well.  I forget did those hold 9 or 10 in the tube?

Should only hold 7. Difference between the two cartridges in about 0.17"
I'll mention that I've been enjoying his videos too. Thanks for bringing them to our attention!

His brother is a hoot too.  I had a chance to smile with him at Big Nose Kates down in Tombstone, a few months back.

You bring up a great point in sharing pages like this. I'd really like to see a new generation of primitive outdoorsmen hit the trails and document it. I have been approached by a lot of younger generations who are concerned about their dependence on smart phones, apps, and electronic convenience. I really think that we need to devote much of the focus in this hobby to reaching the next generations with how-to's to develop their interest. Even if they are not into the living history, it would do them good to pick up a muzzleloader and learn the old ways.

That is what I was thinking yet wanted to confirm.

Thank you.
STORM / Re: New Faux Ivory grips
« Last post by CraigC on Today at 09:39:33 AM »
I should be able to rub it back until it looks more natural. Maybe.

I never made it to the shop yesterday but I'm spending the rest of the day out there today. More later.....
Frontier Iron / Re: This Is So Wrong!!
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 08:06:42 AM »

 :)  Ah well . .  ;)

While SASS does allow "Steam Punk" costuming, SASS does NOT allow steam punk gun modifications.

PLUS ONE for CraigC . . . Again.  Ballistic Coefficient in 45 Colt???  Pullease!!

Play Safe Out There
Can you?  Yes.  Should you?  No.  Magazine detonations, while not commonplace, can and do happen.  Round nose ammo has been the cause of some of them.  Nose hits primer of round ahead of it.  It's not usually the recoil with these guns, it is more likely from the column of ammo slamming into each other from the recoil spring every time the rifle is levered.
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