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H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619

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  1. Left handed shooter here.

     

    Used to always pull one with right hand, toss it into the open port, close the action, BANG, open the action, repeat.

     

    But recently I have started this...

     

    Pull 1 with right hand, toss it into the open port, close action, BANG, pull 2, stuff 'em into the mag, pump, bang, pump, bang. Repeat as needed.

  2. I'm taking some notes to use the next time I posse up with Driftwood. So I can drive him a bit crazy. LOL!!!

     

     

    Hmm.... Let's coordinate that. Maybe Driftwood and I will show up with our S&W Model 3 DA's. After all, they are "of the era."

  3. Well, I always thought back in the day was defined by the context of the conversation it is used in. For example, when talking about Cowboy Stuff, back in the day would refer to the time frame of 1860 to 1899.

     

    But, since it grates on Driftwood, and since I consider him a friend, I shall refrain from using it. :)

     

    After all, I would not wish to intentionally cause stress to a friend, irregardless of what my intent in the matter actually was. Irritating a friend is something I ain't gonna do. It's just something I want no part of. Is that alright with everybody?

  4. I always like the phrase, "of the era" to refer to things that existed back in the day, and that are still made today. You know, Colts, Winchesters and many other things that are, and are not, legal for use in our game.

     

    As far as things that were not made back in the day, but are used in our game, I prefer the phrase "evocative of the era." You know, things like the Ruger, Big Boy and other things that did not exist prior to 1900 but are made in the spirit and style of things that were. Most of which are legal for our game, but there are also a few that are not.

  5. With regards to the Colt style pull to open vs the S&W style push to open.

     

    I always preferred the Colt style pull. But then again, I shoot left handed. I find that just moving my trigger finger backwards and pulling on the latch as I go is easier than pulling it back to push it forward.

     

    Once again, I saw that many "right handed guns" are actually easier for southpaws to use than the people they were designed for. :) (With certain limitations...)

  6. Snafu...

     

    Situation

    Normal

    All

    Fouled

    Up

     

    Fubar...

     

    Fouled

    Up

    Beyond

    All (or Any)

    Repair (or Recogniton)

     

    Tarfu

     

    Things

    Are

    Really

    Fouled

    Up

     

     

    Mel Blanc did indeed do the voices

     

    The cartoons themselves were directed by some guys named Bob Clampett, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones.

  7.  

    I once loaded up a batch of cartridges for my standard broomhandle with Triple 7. It cycled well enough that I used it in an early Wild Bunch match.

     

     

    I've used a Luger at "original Pre-SASS rules" Wild Bunch on occasion, but never have a chance to use my Broomhandles. Did see a few though on occasion, including one in .45.

     

    I did however use the above pictured one, with shoulder stock attached, as a "rifle" at a Zootshoot match once, along with a regular one for my pistol. It was a hoot.

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    Me too. Another case of S&W recycling a venerable old name on a new model that has absolutely nothing to do with the original gun.

     

    This is a Victory Model.

     

    (Picture snipped)

     

     

     

    So is this...

     

    Victory%20Right_zps52drgggi.jpg

     

    Can we have a link to this new Victory model? This is the first I have heard of it.

  9. I recall several posts here in the wire about people using them at SASS matches. Various methods for loading have been discussed such as using dummy rounds to indicate that the next round is live, or something like that.

     

    As far as legality goes, that's where the memory gets a little more fuzzy... I *seem* to recall it being said that it was okay. I absolutely do not remember anyone ever saying there was any objection to one being used on when pards showed up with one. More like a chorus of, "Can I try it?" type comments.

     

    But the memory is fuzzy....

     

    I might still like to have one. :)

  10. Check your local hardware store. That is where I got the wheels for my cart. If they don't have the exact/size you want in store, they may be able to order it.

     

    Remember, the wheels are the things that allow you to push the cart over sometimes rough terrain. While the rest of the cart may very well look like something made in 1887 if you want it to be, completely modern wheels may be preferable just so you can move the think when it is weighted down with guns, ammunition, going uphill, over a gravel or dirt path, or any other myriad of things you'll see at the range.

  11. If I shoot a .38, would I compete against .35 shooters?

     

    OR are there different catagories?

     

     

    I am gonna guess that .35 is a type for .45. In that case, the answer is yes you would compete against them.

  12. There was an article in the Garand Collectors Association magazine 2 issues ago about someone who shoots 3 gun with an M-1 instead of an M-16 derivative. Got a few odd looks, but everyone thought it was super cool. I even wrote in to the magazine and suggested paring the M1 with a 1911 instead of a Wonder9 and using a M97 Winchester instead of a modern shotgun with an extended magazine to complete the "theme." They printed my response, along with a few other along the same lines.

     

    Now, I know of no W3G clubs here in New England. But if there was one, I would like to try it.

     

    But you know, nothing in the "regular" 3-gun rules would prevent me from showing up with my S&W New Model 3, Uberti made 66 and my 97 and going to town. Sure, I'd have to reload a lot, but I betcha everyone would think it was awesome....

  13. Whenever I got any kind of a gun, if I didn't already have ammo, I would buy a box or two of new ammo. This was especially true for *some* of my SASS guns, because I couldn't find brass any other way. Not had to do that in a long time though.

    I have found that even "Cowboy" commercial ammo is much hotter than I like it to be.

  14. Howdy

     

    I own three of them, and I can tell you from experience that they were not 'ahead of their time'. They were simply an alternative design for a cartridge revolver because S&W had all the patents sewn up for Top Breaks. Not so incredibly precise to machine either, as many seem to think.

     

    My hat will be off to any company that can produce them, for they were a truly unique design. But I gotta tell ya, it is quicker to reload a Top Break than it is to reload a Merwin.

     

     

    I have two M&H revolvers, a pocket, spur trigger model in .38 S&W and a full size in .44-40. Both are neat old guns that are fun to shoot. As Driftwood as said it is quicker to reload a Top Break than a Merwin, but the Merwin IS quicker than a Colt. To an extent. Driftwood will also tell you that it is is very easy for some shooters (me) to forget about the Merwin's really nifty unloading trick, but I'll let him tell you about that. (Assuming he remembers)

     

    An interesting thing about the Merwin is that the action is identical to the S&W New Model 3, to the point where parts are interchangeable. This has been confirmed to me by more than one gunsmith as well as the evidence of my own eyes. I seem to recall another gun that used the same innards, but can't remember what it was. So, while the ejection method was unique and interesting to look at, the rest of the design was pretty standard for its day.

  15. I have several riles that I use...

     

    A (real) Henry, 66, 73, several 92's, a Spencer and a Lightning.

     

    I enjoy them all, but the Lightning is my personal favorite. (Go fig)

     

    I did get a chance to use a .38 Big Boy at a match recently when I had a problem with my own rifle. I found it to be be a little awkward, loading like a .22, and the action was, to me, a little clunky feeling. In spite of that, it worked the way it was supposed to, and I never had any problems with it. It was also accurate as all get out, which impressed me. The only real drawback I experienced was hot gasses burning my right wrist upon brass ejection. (I shoot left handed.) I assume the Marlin has a similar problem for those of us of a sinister nature (look it up) but I do not know from experience.

     

    Bottom line; based upon actually SHOOTING a Big Boy, I found it to be functional, but something that did not appeal to me for various reasons.

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