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by AmBraCol
Wed May 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .450 Adams
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: The .450 Adams

Sixgun sold me a basket case British snub years ago. I loaded a few rounds for it, but never fired it with more than a primer. The approach was much more cautious, crimped a round ball over the charge of FFFg (weight of which escapes me at this date). I"ve never had the chance to find the missing pa...
by AmBraCol
Fri May 22, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we there yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Are we there yet?

Hey, Rusty. I've not checked with David, we're both fairly busy, but this is pretty much where we are going to be for a while. He might have some tweaks yet to do, but it will be minor stuff. The reason for the change is the change in software. As they've done upgrades to the system that runs the bo...
by AmBraCol
Tue May 19, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions on new forum look and Fillers
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Questions on new forum look and Fillers

Top left corner - to the left of the tab that says "Paco Kelly's Leverguns.com" - there's three horizontal lines. Click on that. First option: Your Posts
by AmBraCol
Mon May 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Look !!!
Replies: 69
Views: 3266

Re: New Look !!!

However when trying to delete old private messages, I do STILL get the error message: " The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again. " So........someone sent me a message a couple weeks ago I can't access. Partly my fault cuz I have a full message box and it won't put up the new one until ...
by AmBraCol
Mon May 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Private Messages - Now I CAN Delete them...!
Replies: 21
Views: 970

Re: Can't delete Private Messages...

The new look is odd - because it's different. I'm not getting the non-scrolling header some have mentioned. Whatever theme is running as of 9:30 a.m. CDT on May 11, 2020 seems to be looking good. Haven't checked the message deletion problem today, but the theme looks good.
by AmBraCol
Sun May 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Look !!!
Replies: 69
Views: 3266

Re: New Look !!!

However when trying to delete old private messages, I do STILL get the error message: " The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again. " So........someone sent me a message a couple weeks ago I can't access. Partly my fault cuz I have a full message box and it won't put up the new one until ...
by AmBraCol
Thu May 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Farewell to Hondo
Replies: 24
Views: 1591

Re: Farewell to Hondo

Sorry to hear of your loss. It's never easy. Both of our current companions are fairly young, but time goes by all too fast.

Heal well, the memories remain.
by AmBraCol
Thu May 07, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Private Messages - Now I CAN Delete them...!
Replies: 21
Views: 970

Re: Can't delete Private Messages...

Heard from David, he'll get to it once he gets a chance. He's working like a one armed paper hanger with a dollar watch and the seven year itch.
by AmBraCol
Thu May 07, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Return To General Discussion Since Last Update
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: Can't Return To General Discussion Since Last Update

Thanks. Got a message from David and as I mentioned, he's up to his hips in a swamp full of gators right now as far as work goes. He's put a Round Tuit into the queue, but paying gigs (and formal responsibilities) take precedence. Thanks for letting us know of glitches and such. And thanks for your ...
by AmBraCol
Thu May 07, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keystone mini mosin
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Keystone mini mosin

11.5" length of pull, no wonder it's only 2.8 pounds. It's obviously for the Mosin nut who's got a 5 year old who wants to shoot "a rifle just like daddy's". Still quite interesting, but have enough 22's (yeah, right), including short ones for the grandkids.
by AmBraCol
Wed May 06, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Return To General Discussion Since Last Update
Replies: 18
Views: 961

Re: Can't Return To General Discussion Since Last Update

David the Tech Wizard is working his fingers to the bone during this current situation. I sent him an email. Considering the fact that no one's making money off the site, rather it's financed by the voluntary contributions biannually, we don't have funds to do custom work on the system. David volunt...
by AmBraCol
Wed May 06, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Private Messages - Now I CAN Delete them...!
Replies: 21
Views: 970

Re: Can't delete Private Messages...

For quicker notice on things like this, you can contact me by addressing an email to my username, but follow it with an @ symbol and gmail dot com. We're busier than ever here in Coffee Country so I don't get much time to cruise the forum so it's easy to overlook something like this thread. With tha...
by AmBraCol
Wed May 06, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another upgrade coming down the pike
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Another upgrade coming down the pike

We're still a couple weeks, OK, a week and a half, out - but there's another upgrade coming along. The last one was to the database server, this one will be to the operating system. Please bounce to the top like we did last time. Thanks! Date of upgrade: Sunday May 17th Maintenance Window: 8:00pm-10...
by AmBraCol
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Server Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Upcoming Server Upgrade

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by AmBraCol
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SKS 'Truck Guns' are back...
Replies: 21
Views: 1135

Re: SKS 'Truck Guns' are back...

Out of curiosity, what were they selling for? They're gone, baby gone already so apparently some folks thought it was a great deal. If you clicked on the link they showed to be selling at $279. Must not have had many, or there was a lot of interest! When I clicked it just said "Out of Stock", no pr...
by AmBraCol
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Server Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Upcoming Server Upgrade

I received the following notice from the hosting company. The VPS on which the forum resides will be upgraded on April 30 in the early hours of the morning. Please bump this back to the top until after the upgrade to let folks know of possible interruption of service during that period of time. We w...
by AmBraCol
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PrayersUP please
Replies: 31
Views: 1413

Re: PrayersUP please

Just saw this. Prayers on behalf of all involved/affected.
by AmBraCol
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SKS 'Truck Guns' are back...
Replies: 21
Views: 1135

Re: SKS 'Truck Guns' are back...

Out of curiosity, what were they selling for? They're gone, baby gone already so apparently some folks thought it was a great deal.
by AmBraCol
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "God stuff" happens amid the pandemic
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: "God stuff" happens amid the pandemic

I fielded a call from someone in another city here in Coffee Country yesterday. He was wondering what we were doing about helping the multitudes of people who are suffering severe economic impact by the current lock down measures by the government. (funny how government creates more problems than it...
by AmBraCol
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More 480 Achilles
Replies: 21
Views: 1137

Re: More 480 Achilles

This week I was digging for something else - and look what turned up. The original 480 Achilles Bitner Bullet you gave me way back when.


480-Achilles.jpg
by AmBraCol
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: Range Day with the 480 Achilles

I think that shooting this resolver was about the most fun I've ever had with a sixgun. About the time I've put it out of my mind someone goes and posts something, reminding me it's not out of my mind but rather placed carelessly in the back recesses gathering dust. Funny how the Undaunted By Common...
by AmBraCol
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 53
Views: 2998

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

Thanks, I didn't know that . This forum operates differently that others I'm on in this case. I was hoping that we would hear from a moderator on this issue by now and some action would be even better but it looks like it won't happen. If you look up above through the two threads we've merged on th...
by AmBraCol
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling the years...
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: Feeling the years...

I have been alive in TEN decades. WOW, didn't think that would ever happen. Born March 12, 1939. Don't have the nice figures like previous poster. But, jes saying'. If you use the logic above, you've been alive in 11 decades. :wink: Maybe your March wasn't that long, but it sure dragged out over he...
by AmBraCol
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling the years...
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: Feeling the years...

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by AmBraCol
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling the years...
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: Feeling the years...

gamekeeper wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Congratulations to your son 8) and yes it does hurt when a nice young lady infers you're past it..... :lol:

The problem was - to MY eyes she looked like a candidate to go through early her ownself, but was smart enough to keep that opinion to myself. :lol:
by AmBraCol
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: New Shotgun

While it looks like fun, and obviously works very well, my tastes lately run more to this: shotgun.JPG It ain't near as sexy or as fast but it does work. For around $100 each you can stash quite a few of them around the property ... :D Sorry to the OP for the digression. My 20 ga H&R. Useful little...
by AmBraCol
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: New Shotgun

While it looks like fun, and obviously works very well, my tastes lately run more to this: shotgun.JPG It ain't near as sexy or as fast but it does work. For around $100 each you can stash quite a few of them around the property ... :D Reminds me of an old 12 bore I bought from a widow woman way ba...
by AmBraCol
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling the years...
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Feeling the years...

Yesterday I was at the grocery store to purchase needed supplies for some families that are out of work and out of food due to the panic brought on by the current media frenzy about the Covid-19 pandemic. The national government declared a "shelter in place" order for everyone (theoretically) with s...
by AmBraCol
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 13th Birthday, Leverguns Community!
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Re: Happy 13th Birthday, Leverguns Community!

JimT wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:19 pm
I appreciate your work keeping it going my friend.

O que esse vírus fez nos seus planos de viagem?
Até agora, não sei. Vamos a ver que pasa em Mayo. Depende de abrir os aeroportos y não ter que fazer uma cuarentena.
by AmBraCol
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 13th Birthday, Leverguns Community!
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Happy 13th Birthday, Leverguns Community!

It was 13 years ago today, March 30, 2007, that this forum was set up as a permanent replacement for the old sixgunner.com based leverguns forum. Hard to believe it's been almost a decade and a half.
by AmBraCol
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 53
Views: 2998

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

OK. I checked the settings, "unplugged it and plugged it back in", and no change. Not sure what's going on. I even deleted the cookie from the site and that didn't change things either. Not sure what to tell you folks on this one. I'll keep poking around as time allows.
by AmBraCol
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 days in, 2 weeks to go - at least
Replies: 6
Views: 559

10 days in, 2 weeks to go - at least

2020 has been even busier down here than usual. Can't seem to figure out if I'm coming or going, or at least until 10 days ago when we were ordered to "shelter in place" until April 13. There are some very specific reasons for which we can leave the house, but other than walking the dogs we've mostl...
by AmBraCol
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leverguns is back.
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Leverguns is back.

Our hosting company decided to do a PHP upgrade - and we weren't ready for it. Thanks to David for pulling our chestnuts out of the fire (again). As noted at the top of the stickies, he'll be doing an upgrade of the software as time and schedule allows. There may be some hiccups, but at least we're ...
by AmBraCol
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Frontier Sixshooter Community Forum - for those asking
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: The Frontier Sixshooter Community Forum - for those asking

41 Redhawk wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Paul,

What's going on with leverguns.com. I can not get to the site.

Terry
It's back up and running.
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Frontier Sixshooter Community Forum - for those asking
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: The Frontier Sixshooter Community Forum - for those asking

It's on the same server as the Sixshooter Community Forum, so it, too is down.
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 164
Views: 3089

Re: Lawn mower build update ( video added )

It cracks me up, Pitchy. "It's all locked up, total loss" then a few posts later, "It'll run with gas put through the spark plug hole." then "Got the drive belt installed."

It's a pleasure to watch your persistence in getting these old machines up and running. Thanks for sharing them with us! :D
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Frontier Sixshooter Community Forum - for those asking
Replies: 5
Views: 531

The Frontier Sixshooter Community Forum - for those asking

For anyone wondering, yes the Frontier Sixshooter Community Forum is down. Some issue with the hosting company server. "Our top technicians are working on it and should have it resolved soon." is the best answer they've come up with. It's been at least 36 hours, don't know what happened, "emergency...
by AmBraCol
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday AmBraCol.
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Happy Birthday AmBraCol.

Thanks, guys. It HAS been a great day. Started yesterday with a lunch trip to a Brazilian churrasquería with my darling wife. Then today had sourcream pecan pie for breakfast. Someone got a bunch of my loved ones to put together short videos wishing me a happy birthday and they showed it after the m...
by AmBraCol
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday GameKeeper.
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Happy Birthday GameKeeper.

Happy birthday!
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:

Looks like folks survived OK. The hosting company's proud of the job they did. Now we can get on with getting on with our usual seriousness around here. :? :lol:

We'll put up a note prior to the next upgrade which should be coming along in the not too distant future.
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:

Today's the day. I'm not sure how this is going to affect us for sure, but downtime should not be more than four hours starting sometime around 6:00 p.m. PDT.
by AmBraCol
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:

AJMD429 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Gmail was down a couple days ago, too, but that was just to clean up Hillary's little mess.... :lol:
Glad it didn't drive you to suicide.


:?
by AmBraCol
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:

Hey guys, just a warning about a couple of upcoming upgrades. The first is an operating system upgrade done by our hosting company. It's scheduled for the 20th, as quoted from their email (see below). Shouldn't be a big deal, but the site will likely not be available for a certain period of time (co...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper
Replies: 28
Views: 1008

Re: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper

I had the spring in my RWS 45 break, called RWS they said send it in ,lifetime warranty. Told them send me the spring as I could do it myself. 10lbs of pelosi in a 5 pound bag comes to mind! That spring was a bear to install!! I finally came up with a bar clamp and pin punches and other things to c...
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380

Gun companies must be running out of innovation.---6 A friend of mine wrote: right now "concept" guns are the thing. Many companies are coming out with special concept guns. Just like concept cars. If they get enough call for them, they make them. If nobody is interested they quietly drop the idea ...
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strobe Flashlights...and Dogs...
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Strobe Flashlights...and Dogs...

Interesting. I use a laser pointer to exercise our two. None of the other dogs at the park pay attention to the little green dot. Well, there's the park dog, Lucas, but he doesn't like to play with others so when he sees the dot he watches but only chases it sporadically. Don't have a strobe or I'd ...
by AmBraCol
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?

I already had some Rem Oil wipes in a canister, so I ordered some Ballistol individual wipes. I sighted in a couple of rifles yesterday and used one of the wipes on both guns. Did a good job. I did this in the kitchen. And I'm still alive. :D The wife didn't notice the smell, so they passed a very ...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?

Ed's Red minus the acetone and kerosene? Pretty much. It's "Ed's Red Compatible Gun Oil". :D Everything I tried on the Llama Cassidy didn't work - until I started using the ATF/Lanolin mix. Haven't had an issue with rust since then. Just wipe it down occasionally. The ziplock baggies work great for...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?

Just cut up an old t-shirt, or make some flannel squares, into handy sizes. Fold them up and slip them into a small ziplock. Add a few drops of ATF. Close the bag and you're good to go. If you want more effectiveness, mix the ATF with lanolin first. This is what I use here just north of the Equator....
by AmBraCol
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m oughtta here !
Replies: 45
Views: 1791

Re: I’m oughtta here !

I just finished "Bullets and Bolos - 15 Years In The Philippines". Things have changed a bit in the past 100 years, I'm sure. :D