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by Ysabel Kid
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to a gun show today
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Went to a gun show today

First time in probably 3 years. 2 years for sure. Really small one in an American Legion hall. It was disappointing. No black powder, very little reloading supplies - all overpriced. Lots of ammo - all overpriced. Only highlight was a table full of lever-actions, but - just to be consistent - all ov...
by Ysabel Kid
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Independence Day!
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Texas Independence Day!

Happy TID to you Scott (and all other levergunners in Texas!)
by Ysabel Kid
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel brass
Replies: 13
Views: 495

Re: Nickel brass

COSteve wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:51 am I've also found that they clean up much easier than brass and as the nickel plating is smoother, they slide into the resizer easier than my brass ones.
+1
by Ysabel Kid
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Confederates in my blood
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: More Confederates in my blood

Each doing what they felt was right. I pray we never face that sort of situation again. +1 On one branch, One son left to fight for the union while his father and brother fought for the Confederacy. As Jim said, I am sure both sides thought they were right. I know it wasn't about slavery for either...
by Ysabel Kid
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Fourth Little Pig…
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: The Fourth Little Pig…

Priceless! :D
by Ysabel Kid
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery rifle - old military semiauto
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Mystery rifle - old military semiauto

Bill in Oregon wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:56 am The Czechs stubbornly refused to play follow the leader in the Soviet era and designed most of their own stuff.
Which, IIRC, was tolerated by the Soviets because most of it was very good.
by Ysabel Kid
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smokehouse Creek Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Smokehouse Creek Fire

Prayers up. Wish we could send you some of our rain. I'm considering building an ark... :shock:
by Ysabel Kid
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting question for black powder shooters
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Interesting question for black powder shooters

JimT wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:13 am Sometimes the entire gun is a burn ring! :lol:

31.JPG
That's my experience for sure! :lol:
by Ysabel Kid
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this a good plan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Is this a good plan?

Good to hear Bill! :)

I've had a ton of them myself. The tube doesn't bother me at all. The noise? Yeah, that's annoying as hell and I always end up with a bad headache. Plus lying on what is essentially a board is no fun with my back!
by Ysabel Kid
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dont fall out of your semi.....
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Dont fall out of your semi.....

:shock: :shock: :shock:

At that point you need Superman flying up to push it back onto the bridge deck!
by Ysabel Kid
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3.5 inch .357
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: 3.5 inch .357

Oh and the grips in that first photo look awesome! 8)
by Ysabel Kid
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most accurate Blackhawk caliber?
Replies: 26
Views: 977

Re: Most accurate Blackhawk caliber?

The .30 M1 Carbine, .357 Magnum, and .44 Magnum ones I've shot were all more accurate than I can be offhand. Never tried them in a Ransom Rest to really see. All are old models. :)
by Ysabel Kid
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member sign up issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: New member sign up issues?

Anyone posting for the first time has to be approved. GK is our primary "spam bot zapper"; I'll catch some when logging on at night when John has hopefully turned in for the night (since he is +6 hours ahead of me!). Funny though - I used to get a couple/few a week, but lately (as in since...
by Ysabel Kid
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The eldest grandson.....
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: The eldest grandson.....

Ray, I think you'll like the .45 ACP. I picked up one for an Uberti Cattleman I have. Just gives one a lot of flexibility. Though I handload, primers are just hard to come by, especially large pistol primers, and factory .45 Colt is ridiculously priced. On the other hand, one can pick up .45 ACP rou...
by Ysabel Kid
Sun Feb 25, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Cannon.
Replies: 25
Views: 1195

Re: Bolt Cannon.

Any time someone gets hurt while using any type of firearm, it impacts all of us. Be safe out there. Exactly right! Every "accident" just gives more fodder for the anti's to try to take our rights, and allows anti-gun politicians (who general know less than nothing about firearms) the opp...
by Ysabel Kid
Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Walker question ...
Replies: 34
Views: 2155

Re: Colt Walker question ...

The darned Walker repros are tempting, but every Youtube I have seen shows the ramrod dropping and some serious cap sucking with the attendant advancing the cylinder by hand. It just seems to be a system that works only part of the time. But Rube is right -- in its time even with issues it was a hu...
by Ysabel Kid
Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Tale of Two Wolves
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: A Tale of Two Wolves

Thanks for sharing this Darryl! :D
by Ysabel Kid
Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody know Iver Johnson owl head 38's
Replies: 16
Views: 1168

Re: Anybody know Iver Johnson owl head 38's

I'll be lucky to see those fine sights ,man they are tiny. I'll get small hole gage and get exact measurement and slug bore to see.I just did a quick check with dial calipers. I think you hit the nail on the head. The bore and chambers could have perfect measurements, and it wouldn't matter to my e...
by Ysabel Kid
Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Truly Call Yourself "Peaceful" Unless.......
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: You Can't Truly Call Yourself "Peaceful" Unless.......

gamekeeper wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:37 pm Boy is that guy scared of Cats..... :shock:
He needs to be armed with the holy hand grenade!
by Ysabel Kid
Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Walker question ...
Replies: 34
Views: 2155

Re: Colt Walker question ...

oldebear1950 wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:04 pm and here I thought I was the only one read J. T. EDSON
Certainly not! :D
by Ysabel Kid
Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Cannon.
Replies: 25
Views: 1195

Re: Bolt Cannon.

Hmmm... I see a project in my future. :lol:
by Ysabel Kid
Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Walker question ...
Replies: 34
Views: 2155

Re: Colt Walker question ...

Ray wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:39 pm If I ever acquire an extra barrel I hope to do something like this.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=83RN5tm7I8E

With expectations of closer groups of course.....
Future project for me too. I've always wanted an "Avenging Angel"!
by Ysabel Kid
Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Walker question ...
Replies: 34
Views: 2155

Re: Colt Walker question ...

I absolutely love your fantasy gun, Jay! Very cool. It is giving sime ideas about how to get more use out of my 3rd Model Dragoon. Now I am assuming that once you make those mods there is no going back, correct? Thanks Gary. Actually, I can just use the original cylinder to shoot it cap and ball fa...
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enemy at the Gates (movie) Firearms Review
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Enemy at the Gates (movie) Firearms Review

I saw the review and really enjoyed it. One of my favorite movies too. I recently watched another on a female Soviet sniper (Lyudmila Pavlichenko) who was even more successful than Vassili Zaitsev, called "Battle for Sevastopol". Good flick!
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody know Iver Johnson owl head 38's
Replies: 16
Views: 1168

Re: Anybody know Iver Johnson owl head 38's

Hi Pat. You have an interesting one there. According to “ Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Firearms 1871-1993 ” by W.E. Goforth, the barrel markings would indicate it was made between 1899 – 1911. Having a serial number without a letter prefix indicates it was made between 1894-1896. And the pate...
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Walker question ...
Replies: 34
Views: 2155

Re: Colt Walker question ...

Doc, I can't add much to what has already been said. Yes, originals had a problem with the loading lever dropping. Field fix was often a pigging thong or something similar, as a dropping lever isn't just annoying, but can lock up the revolver when most needed. Subsequent models (Transitional, 1st, 2...
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Boomers recall this toy from the early 1960s?
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: Any Boomers recall this toy from the early 1960s?

We would take the lite-brite pegs and melt them, fusing them into various object - most of which ended up being thrown at each other!
by Ysabel Kid
Tue Feb 20, 2024 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 82nd anniversary of the bombing of Darwin
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: 82nd anniversary of the bombing of Darwin

Paladin wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:08 pm I hope enough of your government remembers to stop a repeat.
+1
by Ysabel Kid
Mon Feb 19, 2024 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seventy-nine years ago today
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Seventy-nine years ago today

Thanks for posting this Bill!
by Ysabel Kid
Sun Feb 18, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .300 Blackout
Replies: 39
Views: 1634

Re: .300 Blackout

I am willing to try same but the deer have to cooperate which apparently they are loathe to do....I may have to go on one of those tennessee or florida canned hunts..... I watched a number of deer this year but didn’t kill one. No shortage of opportunity. I have a solitary forked spike maintaining ...
by Ysabel Kid
Sun Feb 18, 2024 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Man....maybe 'Church Security Patrols' ARE a bad thing...!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Oh Man....maybe 'Church Security Patrols' ARE a bad thing...!!!

Since I run our church's security team, I should be offended. Instead I forwarded it immediately to my XO. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Ysabel Kid
Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accident
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Accident

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Ysabel Kid
Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great photo
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Great photo

8) 8) 8)
by Ysabel Kid
Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Civil War conicals in the Colt 1860
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Civil War conicals in the Colt 1860

Jay, yes, Mike Beliveau --"Duelist 54" on Youtube -- shows those loading port modifications. I'm tempted to try this as well. I had forgotten just how much punch the 1860 offered. Wonderful sixgun! Have you done anything about raising the front sights on your cap and ball Colts? I've seen...
by Ysabel Kid
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Tisas 1911's recalled
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: Some Tisas 1911's recalled

These guns look really good. Particularly for the price. I doubt if they will stay so reasonable for very long. Agreed. I got mine on a super-sale, and it was well less than 4 c-notes! https://i.ibb.co/HK2NdVg/201-Tisas-Zig-PCS1911-Carry-22.jpg I replaced the grips with g-10 ones in a black and blu...
by Ysabel Kid
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Serious National Security Threat" press release 2-14-2024
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: "Serious National Security Threat" press release 2-14-2024

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:20 am Never let a crisis go to waste, even if you have to create it.

That seems to be the goan of the government.

This is a far cry from a government by, of and for the people.
+1
by Ysabel Kid
Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP: Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: RIP: Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney

piller wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:07 pm May GOD give him a special place to rest and relax. He has earned some forgiveness by his selflessness.
Ageed!
by Ysabel Kid
Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Civil War conicals in the Colt 1860
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Civil War conicals in the Colt 1860

Bill - I have both molds and really enjoy them. I also have EGB's dragoon mold. The heels help in loading, just like the originals, and really make using them in paper cartridges a breeze. Unfortunately a paper cartridge using the J&D bullet is darn near impossible to load in the Italian replica...
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Republican Party Sucks
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: The Republican Party Sucks

I agree with the OP. The Republican Party sucks. The Democratic Party sucks more, but the Republican Party still sucks. Never has a Party proven so well that they can repeatedly snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory like the Republucan Party has. They could not decide on a lunch menu, let alone ...
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Valentine's Day
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Happy Valentine's Day

JimT wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:38 pm1911.jpg
Still the best!
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had missed this new Uberti sixgun
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Had missed this new Uberti sixgun

Bill in Oregon wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:51 pm Jason, I realize scopes on revolvers are deal-breakers for a lot of shooters. Even with cataract surgeries four years ago, the irons are getting tougher for me to use. Take care of your eyes!
Ditto on both counts (but my cataract surgery was a few years before that)!
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Serious National Security Threat" press release 2-14-2024
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: "Serious National Security Threat" press release 2-14-2024

The swamp is using this to try to get their Ukraine funding.

Scott, I've met Chris a couple times. Seems like a real good guy, and an agent's agent. Don't know how he got to where he did given the current politics within the FBI. :roll:
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Midway has ( had ?)
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: Midway has ( had ?)

Bill in Oregon wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:05 am OW! That'll make a feller a handloader right quick. :cry:
Exactly! :shock:
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having Some Fun With 1860 Spencer Carbine
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Having Some Fun With 1860 Spencer Carbine

I got mine in .44 Russian. Same reason - I already load that caliber. It is a hoot! :D And GK, it is a shame that these didn't end up in the hands of the south... other than battlefield captures, which we were famous for! :wink: https://i.ibb.co/2tPtLvg/111-Armi-Sport-1865-Spencer-Carbine-14.jpg Wh...
by Ysabel Kid
Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The real Super Bowl winner
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: The real Super Bowl winner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV3AnTUPiDY

Remember, while loving the sinner, we are still called to HATE THE SIN (and certainly not enable more of it)...
by Ysabel Kid
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s talk about shotguns for serious use.
Replies: 78
Views: 5000

Re: Let’s talk about shotguns for serious use.

A couple years ago I picked up a TR Khan/Kayhan "Duo-Sys" imported by SDS Imports while in TN at Bud's Discount Guns. The system intrigued me; it was both a pump and a semi-auto. Looked like a shotgun for serious social work, and the price was right, so I picked it up. Looks intimidating, ...
by Ysabel Kid
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s talk about shotguns for serious use.
Replies: 78
Views: 5000

Re: Let’s talk about shotguns for serious use.

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:37 am I love a hammer gun.
+1 :D
by Ysabel Kid
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon 2024

gamekeeper wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:16 pm I still feel sad for that "Good Ol' Rebel Sniper" though.... :wink:
See Darryl - I'm not the only one!!!