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by AmBraCol
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Question
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Reloading Question

Regarding price, in one of Townsend Whelen's books he gives a cost breakdown on components from the 50's. Adjusted for inflation the current $10/100 or $100/1,000 price for primers is the same that he paid 60+ years ago. We've been spoiled by the comparatively cheap components available over the pas...
by AmBraCol
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 36
Views: 1366

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

I just picked up an older one in a trade that was too good to pass up. But I have had a number of these in the past and had difficulty shooting each of them well. Might be that I was pushing them too hard though. I don't do that now. I've watched Rob Adams go through a pile of them over the years. ...
by AmBraCol
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Testing Some 9em em Loads
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Testing Some 9em em Loads

You're a bad influence, Jim Taylor. :D A few weeks ago I thought, "Shucks, let's do a Jim Taylor stunt and catch one of these here 12 bore "traumatic loads" - a soft rubber ball at 1,200 fps. So I wadded up some rags, tossed them on the bench and tossed a pair of leather work gloves in front of the ...
by AmBraCol
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Memory Of Terry Murbach On His Birthday
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: In Memory Of Terry Murbach On His Birthday

The chicken end of the Hunter Silhouette range at the Whittington Center isn't the same without Terry and Judy there.
by AmBraCol
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for a "Leverguns.com" T-Shirt
Replies: 21
Views: 802

Re: Idea for a "Leverguns.com" T-Shirt

So my memory ISN'T failing as bad as I thought. I couldn't for the life of me recall the t-shirt episode. We were up north May to August of 2015, right when it all went down, we were busy putting 15,000 miles on a vehicle so no wonder I'd no memory of the t-shirts.
by AmBraCol
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .327 Federal in a Ruger Single Seven.
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: .327 Federal in a Ruger Single Seven.

I've yet to do much with ours. Loaded up a few hundred rounds, mostly 32 SWL but thanks to the generosity of the men on this forum I also loaded up a bit of 327 Magnum and 32 H&R. But am waiting for the next time north when I'll present it to my darling wife. We had to leave her 32 in Brazil years a...
by AmBraCol
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Visiting my old friend
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Visiting my old friend

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:52 pm
AmBraCol wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:31 pm
Looks like a good time and memories...
In more ways than I thought. I also picked up Terry Murbach’s old SAA Colt.


Sweet!
by AmBraCol
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Visiting my old friend
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Visiting my old friend

Looks like a good time and memories...
by AmBraCol
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Time!
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Shop Time!

Sounds like a lovely day in the shop. Looking forward to the results you get with the 2 gr Bullseye.
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom Knife Sheath Maker
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Custom Knife Sheath Maker

I had Rob of Simply Rugged build me a custom sheath for the USMC KaBar knife my son gave me. Good, solid sheath. He's the first I contact for such projects.
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closure, finally ...
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: Closure, finally ...

Makes one wonder about cause of death. Glad they were able to finally close the case.
by AmBraCol
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy birthday, Paco!
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Happy birthday, Paco!

I pray you are feeling better and on the road to recovery.
by AmBraCol
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the first gun you bought?
Replies: 81
Views: 2082

Re: What was the first gun you bought?

I posted this a few years ago, just ran across it in Documents so thought I would post it again: Lander, Wyoming in 1948-49 was a small, remote ranch town of about 2500 people where the Great Depression was just starting to end. As a nine year old boy, I would spend my 15 cents at the Saturday mati...
by AmBraCol
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedal power
Replies: 125
Views: 2958

Re: Pedal power

Pitchy wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:13 pm
Added some saddle bags to the cruiser. :)

Image



I need some of those for my Rumbler 500...
by AmBraCol
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the first gun you bought?
Replies: 81
Views: 2082

Re: What was the first gun you bought?

The first gun I bought was a second hand single barrel folding 12 gauge which as a kid I only used the heaviest shells I could find, learnt a thing or two about recoil.. :? I bought three guns from a widow years ago. The local "gun store" (in a corner inside the local Hardware Hank store) didn't wa...
by AmBraCol
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the first gun you bought?
Replies: 81
Views: 2082

Re: What was the first gun you bought?

Welcome to the forum. My first firearm was a worn out "monkey tail" (rabo de macaco) muzzle loader of approximately 40 caliber.
by AmBraCol
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer Strap on a Conceal Carry Holster
Replies: 21
Views: 677

Re: Hammer Strap on a Conceal Carry Holster

I appreciate all of your comments. My new holster will not have a hammer strap. I currently wear a heavy Galco belt which as worked very well for conceal carry, actually any carry (IDPA too). I actually need a new belt now that my wife has me eating healthier and I'm losing weight down to where I r...
by AmBraCol
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer Strap on a Conceal Carry Holster
Replies: 21
Views: 677

Re: Hammer Strap on a Conceal Carry Holster

I'm looking at a Simply Rugged pancake holster to conceal carry my GP100 Wiley Clapp 357 3" revolver. Many of you are quite experienced using holsters, what are the pros and cons of a hammer strap ? Thank you.. I've been using one of Simply Rugged's pancakes since Rob was turning them out by hand o...
by AmBraCol
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Problem With Isolating ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1393

Re: A Problem With Isolating ...

I had the opposite problem .......... I had to eat my own cooking Yuk...... :lol: That's where I am this week. My wife went over to help her folks during some difficult times. I STILL can't produce a one meal batch of chili and corn bread. Now I'm afraid to try anything else as the left overs would...
by AmBraCol
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never say never..............
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Never say never..............

Cool! I was able to get a couple hundred Starline .44 Specials over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully the less common calibers will start showing up slowly. Paul, .327 and .32 H&R are pretty easily found around here if you need any more, let me know. jb 8) Thanks, Jason. I'll just wait on the bac...
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Punkin Balls
Replies: 26
Views: 1021

Re: Punkin Balls

Not a flinch , I had a plastic MTM rest made for an AR shooting off the tailgate of my pickup but the darn thing wobbles . But atleast it wobbled the same both times . I used the flinch as an illustration. If you can wobble the rest the same each time you get the same effect! :D What ever you were ...
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I drove out to Del Rio this morning to visit with the Sheriff
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: I drove out to Del Rio this morning to visit with the Sheriff

Haven't seen Kelly in YEARS! Hope he's doing well, missed him in Raton this year. Border crossing is indeed different now than it used to be. We "live in interesting times".
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Punkin Balls
Replies: 26
Views: 1021

Re: Punkin Balls

That may have been caused by the sort of procariouse perch I was shooting from but must screwed up the same for both shots . Hey, consistency is the name of the game. If you can manage to flinch the same each time and so land 'em in the same place each time, is flinching such a bad thing after all?...
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old school belly gun...
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Old school belly gun...

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:09 am
I like it but cost to much IMO as the guy says . :)
Yep. By the time you buy the base gun and the Konverter you could buy a really nice something else. :D I still like the look of it for some weird reason.
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 977

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

$30,000 FLOOR PRICE + Buyers premium!!??!!?!?!?! And it's been rode hard and put up wet by the look of it.
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Punkin Balls
Replies: 26
Views: 1021

Re: Punkin Balls

How are they hitting in regard to point of aim? That definitely looks like it should do the job. :D
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never say never..............
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Never say never..............

https://www.starlinebrass.com/44-40-brass - out of stock - no back order!!! They went quick for sure!
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never say never..............
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Never say never..............

On 3/4/21 I ordered a bunch of 44-40 brass from Starline........ today Santa Clause dropped a box off here that was full of Brass. Maybe things are getting back to normal............ :D . I just checked my order from back in January and it still shows as "processing"... back ordered 327 Magnum bras...
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 25
Views: 852

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

Looking back on the Ruger Old Army cap & ball revolvers, how were they to shoot and use ? Very stout, very accurate. Essentially a "Modernized Dragoon Revolver". I used my first one even to the point of ignoring the engraving on the cylinder and it gave good service. My favorite load was a LEE coni...
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 977

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

According to this page, Duvall carried both a Walker AND an 1860 in Lonesome Dove. I've never seen the series so assume it would depend on what episode it was.

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Robert_Duvall
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 977

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

piller wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:37 pm
I have never shot a C&B pistol, either. It is something which should be corrected.
You, sir, should repent. You've neglected one of the rites of passage long enough. :lol: 8) :lol:
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old school belly gun...
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Old school belly gun...

There's been a lot of posts lately about black powder resolvers, interest in them has bloomed again for whatever reason. This year I received an 1860 Colt clone which was a lovely project to get acquainted with while up north. I've had a ROA for quite a while now, but the slim, trim open top Colts h...
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some bullets and brass might be available
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Some bullets and brass might be available

OK. I just redacted the first link as it was to something in Tutt's gmail. Those of us with a gmail account were directed to a non-existent item in our inboxes. So I scrubbed it from all replies as well. :lol:
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some bullets and brass might be available
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Some bullets and brass might be available

FLINT wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:15 am
CowboyTutt wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:52 pm


-Tutt
Wait, what just happened?

I clicked on that link and it took me to my own gmail account. did I just get hacked? stuff. I almost never click on random links like that.
You didn't get hacked. Tutt posted the wrong link, having copied something in his Gmail account.
by AmBraCol
Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 25
Views: 852

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

Check again, Ray.
by AmBraCol
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedal power
Replies: 125
Views: 2958

Re: Pedal power

OK, Pitchy. Here's another angle to cycling for you to cogitate on...

cycling-skill.jpg
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Punkin Balls
Replies: 26
Views: 1021

Re: Punkin Balls

Shades of Samuel W. Baker. You REALLY need a good Four Bore. :D If Parker Brothers had manufactured them perhaps , but they didn’t :wink: I'm trying to remember who built Baker's 4 bores, but am coming up dry. They were muzzle loaders I’m pretty sure . Indeed they were. He ran some fascinating expe...
by AmBraCol
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Punkin Balls
Replies: 26
Views: 1021

Re: Punkin Balls

6pt-sika wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:38 pm
AmBraCol wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:33 pm
Shades of Samuel W. Baker. You REALLY need a good Four Bore. :D
If Parker Brothers had manufactured them perhaps , but they didn’t :wink:
I'm trying to remember who built Baker's 4 bores, but am coming up dry.
by AmBraCol
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Punkin Balls
Replies: 26
Views: 1021

Re: Punkin Balls

Shades of Samuel W. Baker. You REALLY need a good Four Bore. :D
by AmBraCol
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I (hkfrost) Need assistance from an Admin/Moderator
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: I (hkfrost) Need assistance from an Admin/Moderator

I never received an email.

webservant at sixshootercommunity.com or the same at levergunscommunity.com should reach me. It may take a bit but I do my best to get such requests taken care of ASAP.

On the other hand, thanks gamekeeper for help in getting him up and running again.
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedal power
Replies: 125
Views: 2958

Re: Pedal power

The video really helps explain that wooden appendage sticking out the right side... I was trying and trying to figure that out, until I watched the video and - HA! not attached, used to brace it up for the picture. In Brazil they used the term velocipede for a tricycle. I'm guessing the reason being...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Requesting prayers
Replies: 76
Views: 2374

Re: Requesting prayers

Being flat on your back in the hospital really takes it out of you. Glad to hear you're on the road to recovery.
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite SA revolver(s) for packing
Replies: 50
Views: 1570

Re: Favorite SA revolver(s) for packing

My most carried SA for the past 20 years has been a Ruger Vaquero in 45 Colt with standard length 4.X" factory barrel that was fixed up by Milt Morrison. It's been packed on a cartridge belt with a holster stamped "John Taffin Maker" and has been my companion on most hunts engaged in over those same...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer Hunting On A Bicycle
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: Deer Hunting On A Bicycle

Jim, I'm glad you started this thread. It's got me to cogitating and remembering "good ol' days". Reminds me I need to take time to read some McManus again. Also reminds me of time spent on the bicycle on backwoods "roads" while ministering in the transition area between the Atlantic and Amazon jung...
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Bold Statement
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: A Bold Statement

piller wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:27 am
My favorite thing to do with leftover turkey is to use it in a noodle soup.
Perfect if done with good old fashioned home made noodles... hey, it's almost that time of year again!
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: FEAR PURCHASING....
Replies: 87
Views: 52559

Re: FEAR PURCHASING....

Academy Sports and Outdoors location in Waxahachie suddenly has their shelves full of 5.56, 7.62x39, and 12 gauge rounds. At what prices? They had a bunch back in late May, mid June at the Academy in Joplin, MO. But their prices were such that I just let 'em set. I DID spring for a couple of pounds...
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Military bicycle
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Military bicycle

Pitchy, that's a far better solution than Pat McManus' from "The Deer On A Bicycle". :lol:
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Military bicycle
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Military bicycle

I thought bicyclists carried guns chambered in the 22 Velo Dog cartridge... :wink: This one looks a bit bigger than the Velo Dog.forehand-arms-bicycle-gun-shooting-dog-recreation-magazine-1899.jpg You made me have to look that one up ! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forehand_%26_Wadsworth Thanks f...
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedal power
Replies: 125
Views: 2958

Re: Pedal power

Wow that`s cool and even a radio on the back, thanks for sharing. 8) We are in the process of building a VELOCIPED today should be done tomorrow . :) Cool! Next you need to build a Velodog resolver to tote while riding the Velociped! My wife and I walked around that Jeep a dozen times perhaps, and ...