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Tall Tales / Re: Hindsight is 2020, coffee for January.
« Last post by Delmonico on Today at 03:00:51 am »
Nice thing about being on restricted fluid and a morning water pill is I don't wake up in the night to check the plumbing, I'm checking the kitchen for healthy snacks. ::) ;D

Warden found me some burro bananas yesterday, just consumed the last of them.  Non traditional ones are starting to show up here but it's hit and miss. these have a slight lemony taste also besides nanner taste and the little red finger ones have a slight raspberry taste also.  Sure has ruined me for those Cavendish type that make up 99.9% of bananas sold.

Still hungry, took a good nap after cardio rehab, took a small one after supper.   Did everything good in rehab except the treadmill, got a little dizzy on it, they said that can be common at first and asked me if I ever had that problem before.  Kinda got a blank look when I told them I didn't know, never been on one before. ;) 

Guess I'll look and think about healthy, most stuff here is, but actually has been pretty well that way, diet people are amazed how healthy I do eat with out training, guess more modern people need trained.   They let me have an Eskimo Pie earlier as a reward for being good, the warden went home for the night, but had told Lexie I could have one and only one.    No mention about what I had to do for one.   Last night I ate something called quinoa, some plant in the spinach family that the Incas grew and modern Yuppie types eat, not really that bad, will not turn down.

BROW / Re: building a Sharps
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on Yesterday at 11:12:51 pm »
Vert nice. Looks like it is coming right along.

Did you cut and fit the stock to the receiver by hand or do you have the equipment to copy a stock and then do the final fitting by hand?
STORM / Re: Paddle Carry Holster for conversion
« Last post by Professor Marvel on Yesterday at 09:03:34 pm »
Oops sorry for any confusion gents,

first, it was col rex applegate, not fairbairn.
second the image is not mine but a limited commercial repro of the origianl applegate rig. 
The image is  the "Applegate", built  by Karla Van Horne of Purdy Gear,
a recreation of the Detective Wonder Holster originally produced by SD Myres of El Paso,TX circa 1930.
here's an article

applegate actually used a breaktop, and according to the article was instrumental
in getting S&W to  bring out the 5 shot Chiefs... here is a photo of applegates rig

here is another brief advert:

I have seen two versions, both made by Purdy Gear one the upside down, which may be dicey for retention,
and a right-side up which looks like a high rise paddle rig

that one is what I am thinking of..... sort of  a paddle - armpit holster instead of a shoulder rig with straps.

prof marvel
Lookin' good!
SCORRS / Re: How many 44 conversions were made?
« Last post by Tuolumne Lawman on Yesterday at 08:22:49 pm »
Because of the proliferation of Remington NMAs converted by private gunsmiths and armories, it is impossible to tell.  The NMA had an advantage over the Colts because of the ease of removing the cylinder to reload cartridges.  There were many LCC (Long Cylinder Conversions) converted to .44 Rimfire, with no loading port, relying on removing the cylinder to reload.  Two NMA cylinders would be used to fabricate a cartridge cylinder for a rimfire, and no other modification was necessary.  One just replaced the cylinder with the percussion cylinder when no rimfire ammo was available.
The Barracks / Army Blue: The Uniform of Uncle Sam's Regulars, 1848 - 1873
« Last post by 38OVI on Yesterday at 07:25:27 pm »
I just received my catalog of new bargain books from Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller Company, 24 January 2020, at with the above title. Published by Schiffer Books and published at $ 79.95, it is available from them for $ 19.95 if anyone else is interested.
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: New Spencer
« Last post by 38OVI on Yesterday at 06:47:10 pm »
You need to pull the block and clean it and it sort of makes it easier to clean from the breech if you have a cleaning rod that will flex.  If using BP, disassemble the block and clean it very well each time.  I also do that with smokeless factory loads several times a year.  Also clean the breech area at the same time.
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: New Spencer
« Last post by Marshall John Joseph on Yesterday at 06:28:23 pm »
Took the Cimarron/Chiappa Spencer (.45 lc) out for a test today.  Ran Black Hills, Mag Tec, and Winchester ammo and all fed and fired properly.  Light hits gone.  Fun gun to shoot but shoots low.  Did not have time to play with it, since my concern was function. 

How far do you tear this puppy down to clean it?  I saw a video on YouTube but I hate to tear it down that far, unless I have to.

That does look good. Very nice rig.
Better daylight pics with a good camera.  as you can see, I changed the Pietta glossy bright white faux-ivory grips for a set of off-white (actually very light tan) grips I got from an outfit on Ebay.  Very nice grips that needed minimum fitting. Bottom picture shows the grip color better.  The fill-flash washed it out on the close up.

Belt is a repop Prairie Belt with officer's belt plate I got years ago from a place by the wharf in San Francisco.  Holster is a Texas Jack's Slim Jim.  Box labels are my own, designed after an actual label from a  Frankford Arsenal 12 pack of .44 Martin cartridges.

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