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  1. 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

  2. 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!  

  3. 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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  4. 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. 

  5. 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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  6. 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!

  7. 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. 

  8. 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. 

  9. Depending on which one it could be between $50-$100 dollars, I would get a sheet of thick corrugated and sandwich the cover with Fragile do not bend or make a box for it. I found a John Wayne commutative complete box and cover for a little under a $120 but that was over 10 years ago. Check EBay as they are sometimes there and u can check out the bidding. 

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  10. 8 hours ago, Cockney Rebel said:

    Sorry guys, I was not at my computer this weekend.

    I have one going to Prairie Dawg and one to Nimble Fingers.

    Is that good with you guys?

    Sure it is!  Let me know how to send $$ to u, suggest PM


    Bailey wouldn’t have been stepping!  Every so often I need to be taught a lesson!  But thanks to Cockney, we both luck out!!  

  11. Just now, Nimble Fingers SASS# 25439 said:

    Yes I would!  Pm me the info, I can do Zelle, Venmo or PP for pymt methods

    Sorry thought I had hit submit the day you replied. Was at work and got distracted.   Just wanted to acknowledge you found another and were offering it to me. Bailey won it from you fair and square 

  12. 17 hours ago, Cockney Rebel said:

    Collapsible Doc Holliday cup from Tombstone.  $25 including shipping.



    Since Prairie Dawg beat me to it and I have a friend who lives and breathes “Tombstone”, I would love to get him one. Can you tell me where you got it?  Thanks

  13. On 8/6/2023 at 1:30 PM, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

    Wonder whats going on with TS. He's now on TV hawking "reverse mortgages. He makes a ton of$$$$ from Blue Bloods!

    He has been doing that for a while. As another poster said, perhaps he has checked his offspring and these were the ones not wanted. I will check it out later. 

  14. 1 hour ago, Kid Death 6683 said:

    What would anyone want one for when you can buy AZOOM snap caps?

     Because I believe everyone is saying that the rim still needs to be filed down enough to stay in place but not get extracted. 

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  15. 9 minutes ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

    Well, based on what I've read here, and found in another forum, I'm gonna try trimming some .45-70 to .45-60 length.   If that works, I'll just put away the Jamison brass.


    Annoying, but better than the alternatives.

    If you want to get rid of the Jamison brass, let me know as I have an original 1876 and will take them off your hands!  I have started reloading, got dies with the gun but also wanted loaded ammo so but loaded, black powder cartridges from Jamison as well. 

  16. On 7/17/2023 at 2:04 AM, bcraig said:

    I have read throught the years that the Safest (less likely to experience Magazine detonation due to bullet nose striking the primer of another cartridge and causing the cartridge to fire in the Magazine )Bullet style to use in Lever Action tubular Magazines such as the 92   action is the safest to use a RNFP Lead bullet which is the bullet style the action was designed for.

    And the Lead nose was relatively soft,again from what I have read.

    I also know that there have been a lot of people claim that a Roundnose design with a more rounded shape than spitzer type shape was fine to use.

    But from what I have read a Meplat of greater Diameter than the Primer/Primer Pocket also helps.

    Now after looking ,I can find Factory loaded 38 Special ammunition using a RNFP Bullet and I can find Factory Loaded 44 special Ammunition but Most describe the Lead bullets as RNFP Hardcast such as HSM.

    I also know that there are some who describe any bullet when cast as 'being Hardcast ' instead of Just saying it is a cast bullet.

    Given that, does anyone know the actuall Hardness of the HSM RNFP Hard Cast  38 Special / 44 Special  bullets used in their Factory Loaded Ammunition ??

    Are there any Company's that Make Factory loaded 38 Special/44 Special RNFP  ammunition that use a softer lead than Hard Cast to farther Preclude Magazine detonation ??



    For anyone that doesn’t know RNFP stands for round nose, flat point.  FYI

  17. 16 hours ago, bcraig said:

    Thanks for the link but I dont see any 44 special ammo

    I am a lover of .44.spcl as the first pistol I had was a Colt New Frontier in .44 spcl and a Winchester 94 in .44 mag.  It was easy to marry up a Ruger Vaquero in .44 mag and shoot .44spcl factory loads at about $12/box back in the early 2000s. Then I was shooting at the same outdoor range and ran into a range master who sold me a Square Deal B for $125 that was set for .44 mag. From then on I started reloading and perhaps as others have suggested for you that is the way to go. A SDB press is available but a lot more expensive as is everything else but still cheaper than 50 rounds of .44 special. Might want to think about it. 

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