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  1. 1 hour ago, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:

    Being "Up and Running" has nothing to do with what is available for sale. 


    There is also a note at the top of their website that states that they had a fire...etc, etc.


    So...since I was simply addressing the PO's question about the website being "under construction"...what exactly is the point of your post?



    The PO wanted to buy cartridges from them from the website as we have all in the past. Since you can’t find any product and it does have the message on top of the website that they only have product at their brick & mortor  location his question about their continuing to be in business was what he was looking for!  

  2. 20 minutes ago, Jeb Stuart #65654 said:

    Thanks.  If you go to Nate's web site, his price is higher than what I'm asking.  My video has been watched twice, so it's not like it's worn out.

    Your video could be watched 100 times and be worn out!  We are talking VHS tape. 
    As I said to Rooster, you are entitled to sell anything legal. The new price just goes to show you how long I looked at his website. When I looked last it was $45. 
    Hope it sells fast for you. 

  3. He probably can thru the Merchant site, but I was thinking his brand new is probably the same price so why by used when you can get new?  Also the OP may no longer have a 92. 


    However, there is no rule that sends this member can’t offer for sale an item at a price he choose so let him have at it. 

  4. On 10/19/2023 at 7:30 PM, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

    First of all, Calvary is a hill outside of Jerusalem.

    Second, when the Army wanted new pistols, they specified a 7-1/2" barrel.   If you look at the previous sidearms, the 1860, Dragoon, Walker, and the Remington 58, (as we know it today) that seems to be what the Army wanted for a pistol barrel length; long.

    When there was need for .45's during the Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection, (although, some sources only mention this need in conjunction with the latter and not the former) they took the old Colts out of storage and refurbished them to be reissued.  Part of this refurbish was putting new 5-1/2" barrels on them.  Somewhere along the line, the original 7-1/2" barrels began to be called the CAVALRY model, and the 5-1/2" ones got called the Artillery model.   Neither designation was official, or indicative of who actually used them.   Both barrel lengths were for general issue as needed.  The 4-3/4" model got called the Civilian model since it was never adopted by the military.  All three lengths were available on the commercial market, and the 5-1/2" one was by far and away the best seller in the first generation.  The Sheriff's model usually had a shorter barrel, but longer ones are not unknown.  The Sheriff's model specifically refers to ones with no ejector, not the short barrel.

    The origin of the Buntline Special is more obscure.  In modern parlance, 10+ inches is what it takes to make an official "Buntline."   But it is disputed as to how accurate Ned Buntline's story is.  

    Then as now, custom barrel lengths have always been available.

    More specific details, I do not know.

    Second time I have been schooled on the spelling. 
    Ok that explains the origins.

    My apologies to you and to my great, great Uncle who was a member of the Ohio 1st Volunteer Cavalry unit during the Civil War, and not a hill outside Jerusalem. 

  5. On 10/19/2023 at 6:37 PM, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    7 1/2” the Cavalry model was the first, 4 3/4 was next the civilian model and I read that Colt took a bunch of 7 1/2”s  and cut them down to 5 1/2 and called them the Artillery model.

    You could order guns back then in any length you wanted from all that I’ve read.

    Thank you sir, think this is what I was looking for!

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  6. On 10/19/2023 at 5:32 PM, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:

    There were more than 3 barrel lengths...can't look into the minds of dead people.



    Ah Phantom!  Long time, no “fencing” with you with sabers!  OF COURSE there were more lengths!  But these seemed to be the standard lengths and I was wondering how Colt came up with them. 

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  7. Thought this might be a fun history lesson, at least for me!  
    hiw did Colt come up with the 3 “standard” barrel sizes?  
    I know that the Calvary model was 7.5”, the Artillery was 5.25”, and 4.75”came from where?  Did someone at Colt decide these 3 sizes and the Army adopt 2 of them?  
    never saw this come up before but if it did before, still think it is interesting enough to bring it up again. Thanks in advance for the lesson. 

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  8. On 9/16/2023 at 10:23 PM, Rooster Ron Wayne said:

    A dozen of one and a half dozen of the other. 

    I used to shoot only Goex FFF .

    I have switched to APP FFF or FF .

    I really see no difference in Shotgun or Cartridge guns .

    FFF only in Cap Guns .

    The good thing with APP you can use the same bullets and lube you use on your smokeless loads .

    Keeps everything easy peasy .


    Sorry Rooster, “6 to one, half dozen to the other” is how I think the phrase goes. At least that is how my Dad said it long ago, 6 = half dozen. Just FYI

  9. Thanks Cockney, gave it to my friend last night and he was touched!  Appreciate the opportunity of buying it and your quick shipping!  Made me a little homesick for my parents’ place in Green Valley where we will visit and then go to Tombstone so I could walk around healed!  Have a great day!  

  10. 16 minutes ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

    I guess that would be some good information!  The club is about 7.5 miles west of Blanco, Texas.


    Wow Actual cowboy country!!  Unfortunately to far for SE FL. But still wish you success with your reincarnation. I went thru similar issues with a club I got started with when it had a coup and taken over. All the best and if I am in the neighborhood I will come!

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  11. On 8/25/2023 at 8:27 AM, Cockney Rebel said:

    Nimble Fingers,  I have not received payment yet.  No big deal, just want to let you know.

    Rooster Wayne in Michigan sent me a check and it 2 weeks!  I am in no hurry, it’s for a friend and plan on giving it to him end of October. If you don’t get it by next Sunday let me know. Thx. 

  12. 3 hours ago, Gungadin said:

    I have a friend who prefers Jim over Jack et al.  I told him that I didn't know anyone drank Jim and I didn't know it came in a plain bottle.  My grandfather was a collector.  He emptied them but kept the tax tape in tact.

    You do know!  I can drink half a 5th on ice and not wake with a hangover or upset stomach going to bed with a slight buzz. Don’t get me started on the Maple flavored one!  Like drinking breakfast. 

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  13. 9 hours ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:


    The Winchester/Colt was absolutely ugly.  The "gold" on the barrel and other parts looked like it was applied with a stencil.  I converted mine to .38-40.



    Well my other Colt was a New Frontier with a 5.5 barrel, and I like the gol. Guess I could have left the barrel on but I was trying to go for a small for my Duke persona. Still have it and still have the rest in the box it came in. I’m satisfied, like I said to each his own!

  14. I am also a fan, bought a Winchester/Colt commemorative, this one has a black powder frame, .44-40 and 7.5 barrel. Took off the barrel, had a .44spcl 4.75 barrel put on and got a .44 spcl cylinder since that would match the New Frontier I was shooting. Got the gun for 979, at that time barrels and cylinders were cheap on EBay, another hundred for parts and a $60 gunsmith charge about 15 years ago.  The barrel and cylinder either gold engraving is in the box and I am shooting the Colt. It was about $200 cheaper at the time than a regular Colt, and like H.K., I have a Colt. I bet though the JW one in .45 and .22 always will retain their vale and go up!  Believe the .45 goes for between 2,800 & 3,200. The Wyatt Earp buntline with shoulder stock also. To each his own. 

  15. 2 hours ago, Wild Willi said:

    The sleeve is only of value if you have the box. I believe if you were a Winchester collector and had the box you likely have the sleeve but some get damaged and if yours is pristine that would be a plus. I would put it for sale on gunbroker  don’t expect it to sell first time through if you put a healthy number on it

    Not so, a lot of collectors will frame the sleeve, and if someone has everything but their sleeve is “damaged” they would want it to replace the one the have. 
    I would suggest EBay as well as I have found a lot on that site, sleeve, styrofoam container, paperwork. Just a suggestion. 

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