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  1. 9 minutes ago, Ranger Dan said:

    I have a pair clearly marked "New Model Vaquero" chambered in 44 magnum.

    I saw on the Ruger website, if this is your pistol my apologies, but I have seen here that the old model had the large frame that would handle the pressure of the .44mag cartridge and the NMV frame was too small. My apologies, but this one was the only one I saw and not sure what is on the barrel. I will accept the wrist slapping!  


  2. 9 hours ago, Ranger Dan said:

    Looked into this some years ago. Start with a 44 magnum and have new cylinders made in 44-40. Some say you can bore out 357 NMV cylinders to 44-40, but I don't think they would fit in the 44 magnum frame.

    The New Vaqueros weren’t made in .44mag, .44 special yes, magnum no. 

  3. On 5/23/2023 at 1:28 AM, Buckshot Bear said:

    My wife loves me even more now  :wub:




    Great idea!  Not sure how long it took you to make, but I am thinking you got something you could not only to lovely ladies, but to some of who are either suffering from arthritis or in my case, neuropathy from chemotherapy. Might want to consider it. Either way great craftsmanship and ingenuity. 

  4. On 5/9/2023 at 10:32 AM, Nimble Fingers SASS# 25439 said:
    On 5/9/2023 at 6:53 AM, Cockney Rebel said:

    I have a Rossi 92 in 44 Mag that was my first CAS rifle.  I have the buttstock engraved so would not want to part with that but would be willing to sell the rest of the rfile.  

    Is the barrel octagon and 24”?  If so then I would be interested in it. 

    Nimble Fingers

    I just got one on Gunbroker for $705, plus shipping and taxes and fees!

  5. 3 hours ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

    Well, you were just typing the same thing the OP wrote (he corrected it).  I was mostly joshing, because it is such a common error.  But gosh, I sure hope you are responding well to treatment!  That sounds like no fun at all, but better than the alternative!  Good luck and God Bless!

    No worries. Didn’t take it wrong. Thanks for well wishes, on Keytruda now but 10 treatments of chemo last 2021 did it to me!  But I am looking down instead of up and thanks to both Doctors and prayers from family and friends I am clean. 

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  6. On 5/10/2023 at 12:55 PM, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

    C'mon y'all, it's spelled CAVALRY.  Says so, right on the box.

    Sorry, pet peeve.  :)  But really, what a nice set!

    Was at work trying to get it written in a hurry and with the neuropathy from chemo affecting my fingers, I sometimes don’t get it right. My Bad!  Thanks for the correction 

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  7. I got a set piece by piece, at the time the prices were around 2,000.00, back in 2017. Should be above that easily for a Calvary set of 2nd gen guns with matching shoulder stock. I would agree that ColtForum would be a good source. 

  8. 38 minutes ago, Too Tall Bob said:

    Thunderstick Trading company in Tucson is your go to FFL. They are the presidents of Bordertown and have been involved SASS since forever.

    Great little shop was there July 2019 and bought a Perdasoli Flintlock rifle from them. Very friendly. 

  9. On 3/13/2023 at 11:46 AM, Itchy Trigger said:

    Buy a piece of crap (non-CAS) Miroku '73 and steal the sear from it! 

    Still a bit to replace a small part but might be cheaper than having a custom piece machined.

    Wow, don’t hold back!  Tell us what you really think!  But I have to disagree with you on it being a piece of crap. I am happy with mine and the 1866, 1892s, 1886 and 1894s I have from Miroku. But you shoot what you want and I won’t stoop to your level of gun snobbery and insult your choice. 

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  10. 16 hours ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

    Im thinking most of the best folks to answer you are busy at EoT right now, but...


    In Tucson - we (the Creeker crew) enjoy going to "Trail Dust Town"; a touristy "Old West" store grouping with souvenir stores, gold panning, shooting arcade, candy store, mini railroad, bars and restaurants.

    We really enjoy dinner at Pinnacle Peak steakhouse and then attend the Wild West Stunt show by the Dragoon Players.

    They also have a cool western history museum on site.


    The Tuscon Air Museum is awfully cool.

    Apparently Old Tucson Studios have reopened as well - haven't been there since the reopen - but always enjoyed it before.

    You also have some fun things with the Rooster Cogburn Alpaca farm.

    Visit "The Thing" roadside attraction and "What If" museum.


    Additionally you are only a hop and skip from historical Tombstone, Bisbee (art enclave and cool downtown - love the Copper Queen mine tour) and Kartchner Caverns.


    Im sure there are lots more suggestions from the Tucson locals forthcoming - but from our travels thru the area - we have enjoyed the above.


    23 hours ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:

    Headed to Tucson this weekend for a couple of days.  First time outta California in a bunch o' years.


    Anyone from there?  Or familiar with the place?  Recommended good places to eat?  :)


    Or "toy stores" where one might find good stuff we can't buy in (or bring home to) california?  Just to look, of course!   :rolleyes:       

    If you are going with your wife then I would also recommend TUBAC!  It is a small “town” of various craft shops and stores. Would visit with my wife every time we visited my folks in Green Valley. One time in the bookstore I met the Don of the author of The Shootist. Had a nice conversation ought his book and had him sign it. Another time bought some great jewelry for my wife, enjoy the mountains!

  11. On 2/25/2023 at 6:44 PM, Henry T Harrison said:

    What difference does it make if you’ve seen one John Wayne movie you’ve seen them all 

    Not sure what your point is?  Are you criticizing John Wayne movies?  If so that is ok, your right to have an opinion, but there are a few that are alike, his early “B” westerns, the Howard Hawkes trio, but most of the John Ford directed ones had different story lines and allowed John Wayne to be different. 

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  12. On 2/25/2023 at 3:18 PM, Warden Callaway said:

    In the movie The Angel and the Badman, his hat changes from light to black and back several times. 

    I always thought he had different outfits and 2 different hats?!?

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