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by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: 1860 Army Conversion

It's a Kirst. They make several different ones so you have to look at their web site for which type and for which reproduction. Mine's a Pietta which I paid $90 for. I thought the kit was kinda pricey at $325 plus another $150 for the ejector assy. Installation is a cinch if you have a mill and they...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 870
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Remington 870

I've got a couple of 16 ga. model 12s. One was my Dad's, 26" full and the other belonged to Esperanza's Dad, 28" mod. I've got a couple of 12s too and a 20 with a rib. I really like model 12s. Keep a 12 with 6 rounds in the magazine hanging over the bed for repelling boarders. Yeah, they'll hold 7 w...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: 1860 Army Conversion

This one has a loading gate and an ejector so you can reload it without taking it apart.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The chirping bird. ( cows added )
Replies: 27
Views: 534

Re: The chirping bird. ( cows added )

Those cows are cool Pard. Like Olwin said I've got one of those cans that bleats like a fawn. Keep it in the shootin' house. It calls bobcats.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY

I have a couple of nice pocket watches which haven't been wound in over 2 years. I retired in 1999.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 305

1860 Army Conversion

https://i.imgur.com/6W4oBRR.jpg?1 I put this together a while back but only got around to shooting it yesterday. 45 Colt 5 shooter. Instead of spending an afternoon grinding a loading slot I put it in the mill and had the metal removed in 10 minutes. The Kirst cylinder has holes between the chamber...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your Canine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 1035

Re: Let's See Your Canine Buddy

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Here are 4 of the pack.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The chirping bird. ( cows added )
Replies: 27
Views: 534

Re: The chirping bird.

Until I got the video going I couldn't imagine what made it go. Good one bro. Actually put my bibbies on this AM and got outside. Temp here was 63 and only got up to 82 with 48 percent humidity instead of 98. Looked out a box of 45 LCs loaded with black so I can fire the conversion Army I built a wh...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38 Super
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: 38 Super

6pt, I recently bought the 4" Kimber in 45 and I love it. Really like the idea of 38 Super too. I saw Bill Wilson carrying a 4" 9mm which I know must be loaded to the limit to make major for IPSC. Got mine for $620 NIB for the Elite II. I have a really nice Colt 5" but the 4" carries so much easier ...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 497

Re: These are for pretty ...

Those ARE pretty. 3030? 32 Special? Are they JW commemorative?
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Griff, M.M., Six, Y.K., et al.....
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: Griff, M.M., Six, Y.K., et al.....

I guess my post didn't take but I did notice that hook was forged from a piece of cable. Durn that Gobbler's good!
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JEFF QUINN
Replies: 26
Views: 909

Re: JEFF QUINN

Tears here and prayers for the family but a celebration in Glory!
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 977

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/23

Lookin' good! Waiting on the pictures of the groups you shoot with it.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a match for my .44 Magnum Vaquero
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Found a match for my .44 Magnum Vaquero

Really a cool pair. Last Ruger pair I had were 4 5/8" 44-40. Tough as an anvil. Only 7 1/2 I have is a Colt 45 and no mate but I can watch Marshal Dillon with it.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had just one .44 mold ...
Replies: 23
Views: 716

Re: If you had just one .44 mold ...

I agree that the Keith bullet works great in revolvers but I need a bullet that feeds smoothly in my 73s. Also needs to carry enough lube for 20" barrel when propelled by black powder. I've got a 2 cavity mold that works but I can't find it right now. Throws a 200 grain round nose flat point of .429...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll Crimp
Replies: 28
Views: 793

Re: Roll Crimp

Love the idea of trimming limbs with the 8 ga. You're lookin' good.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Griff, M.M., Six, Y.K., et al.....
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: Griff, M.M., Six, Y.K., et al.....

I hate it when something brings me bad memories.....thanks Ray....there was about a 10 year period when I could have had those along with '51 Navies and 49 ers.....just ones in shootable shape were the ones I could afford....some were pristine..(way out of my range) ...many were cased Civil War pre...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Griff, M.M., Six, Y.K., et al.....
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: Griff, M.M., Six, Y.K., et al.....

Thanks Ray. Watched all the way. Now I gotta roll some paper cartridges.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 977

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress

Jim, I just finished rust bluing a Colt I've had for sometime. Used Brownell's rust blue formula and mostly followed their directions. The biggest hurdle is getting it clean and I am blessed to have Zep caustic soda chemical to boil all the oil off. It's not expensive and the results are pretty nice...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swagging Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Swagging Setup

George L. Herter's Model Perfect. Order one out and try it! I have 2 of them bolted to my bench. And I'm still using my Herters powder measure.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple unusual musical instruments.
Replies: 25
Views: 487

Re: Couple unusual musical instruments.

10 year old Gene wanted to play it again so he could pretend to fart to the sound. I would consider that a success Lenn. You are getting are getting different notes from your fingering combinations.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 887

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

There was a time when I melted several tons of mostly wheel weights. Had a huge smelter which held about a ton and would flux and stir it then cast a 500 grain .458 from a single cavity mold then weigh it and adjust the alloy until it weighed about what it was supposed to from #2 Lyman metal. Worked...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Win 1873?
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: The Win 1873?

Look up and watch some videos of SASS shooters running their 73s during a match. Top competitors use 38/357 but they are just so much smoother than 92s the caliber doesn't matter. You can add a short stroke kit, aluminum lifter and whisper springs to make it almost effortless to operate. No, it won'...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Um, There's a Spitfire in the Living Room...
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Um, There's a Spitfire in the Living Room...

Yeah, I thought it needed twice as many exhaust stacks and the engine space looks way short for a Rolls Merlin.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a picture for July 4th..
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: a picture for July 4th..

Oh hell yeah! Let's do it.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1858 New Army bummer
Replies: 22
Views: 655

Re: 1858 New Army bummer

Blaine wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:07 pm
Why not use a really light load of 2 or 3F in the 44 mag loads? :? :?
Just remember that black powder MUST be compressed! If you want reduced loads they must have a filler of some kind. I usually use paper wads from Circle Fly or Walters Wads. I have fellow shooters who use Cream O Wheat.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My best Cane
Replies: 25
Views: 628

Re: My best Cane

I ran over my favorite cane yesterday with the lawn mower. It had been my Grandmother's and then my Uncle Bob's. Hated losing it but I mostly use a staff made of cedar. My place has many cedar trees and the lower branches die and dry there. I just try to find the straightest ones for staffs.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 743

Re: Im in love.

My first bike was a '47 Knuckle and while I still had it I got a '37 Sport Scout. Spool wheel on front, a dedicated flat tracker. Just like the guys ride in the barrel. Took one long trip from Tulsa to Omaha with a couple of chicks on Harleys. Most of my long distance stuff was on a Beemer or Sports...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1858 New Army bummer
Replies: 22
Views: 655

Re: 1858 New Army bummer

+1 to Ray's suggestion to use Ballistol mixed with water (10:1) for cleaning. After 3 or 4 times you will notice it gets easier to clean. The metal gets "seasoned" with the Ballistol. I started shooting C & B in '52? Yeah, we used lard to lube with. You need the lube to lube the barrel and help prev...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 743

Re: Im in love.

I had to go clean myself up after that video. I'd have smoked a cigarette if I'd had one.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 78
Views: 1663

Re: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen

It occurred to me that one of those canteens minus the 2 ends and with a ground hog hide stretched over one end would make a fine drum. Couple of feathers maybe.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pandemic - A Bit of Perspective
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: The Pandemic - A Bit of Perspective

I wasn't born until just before WWII but my parents came through the depression and believe me, they imprinted on me that having enough to eat was a big thing. I remember rationing and the draft (it got me). The little things like masks are nothing.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you store your leather?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: How do you store your leather?

My main rig is custom by Tinsleep and Esperanza's is Kirkpatric. Both stuck in an old leather valise along with spurs, belt knives and scabbards. Mildew growing on them. Obviously I've not figured out how to store them properly. I'd love to hear from anyone who has the answer.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 78
Views: 1663

Re: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen

That canteen is SO COOL dude! You hit a home run man.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 78
Views: 1663

Re: My first wooden bucket

Buy a toilet bowl wax ring. I doubt it's real bee's wax but I bet it'll work. It and olive oil are what I use for black powder bullet lube. Come to think of it, It's just what I use for bullet lube period.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Circle of Life...
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: The Circle of Life...

81 and wishing I didn't pee in my pants. Thankful for Assurance guards and Depends.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 78
Views: 1663

Re: My first wooden bucket

We had a couple of those wooden buckets around here a while back. I think they were bible school projects for the older boys. We used them for trash cans.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 112
Views: 2888

Re: Question / POLL

81. Killed my first squirrel when I was 9. Started shootin' cap & ball at 13. Got my first cartridge pistol at 17. (Colt SAA) Been burning black ever since.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt 1851 navy
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Colt 1851 navy

Twodot wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:27 pm
the 1862 Police is closer to a j-frame
1862 Colt Police.jpg
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My favorite too.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sporting !
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: A little sporting !

Happy for you. I know you enjoyed it.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Hope This Isn't Real
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: I Hope This Isn't Real

Oh there is also the group which looks for a mid-trib rapture to take place. I've always said I HOPED for pre-trib rapture but I have no idea what we actually are going to get.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me.....
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: New to me.....

I like it! What length is that barrel?
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt 1851 navy
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Colt 1851 navy

The Navy has the grip frame that was retained for the SAA. I just curl my little finger under the butt and it keeps it from rolling down in my hand from recoil.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another great Youtube from Cap and Ball
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Another great Youtube from Cap and Ball

Thanks Bill. I enjoyed that.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Hope This Isn't Real
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: I Hope This Isn't Real

I'm starting to think it was not a pre-trib rapture brothers. It's starting to feel like the tribulation has already begun.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The flying goose
Replies: 20
Views: 516

Re: The flying goose

Good lookin' goose Lenn. Just don't let 6ptsika get that 8 gauge aimed at it. I've got a couple of sets of those blades that I just couldn't throw out. Now I know what to do with them.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Frontier Six Shooter
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: Colt Frontier Six Shooter

Thanks for sharing that pic of your CFSS Stefan. Very nice example since those etched panels wear off quite easily.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hagee nails it imo.
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Hagee nails it imo.

Thanks Lenn. I've always liked Hagee but have not followed him lately so was happy to hear what he had to say.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need prayer for my Dad!
Replies: 26
Views: 673

Re: Need prayer for my Dad!

Prayers up!