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  1. 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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  2. 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!

  3. 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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  4. 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?!?

  5. 6 hours ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

    And its a magic hat.  Watch Hondo and Rio Bravo and you will see scenes where the front brim is up, and a few seconds later it’s down.  Kinda like watching Dorothy’s braids get longer and shorter in in same scene in The Wizard Of Oz.

    That’s nothing compared to the one Robert Mitchum wore in El Dorado on the way to the saloon and back again, I counted 5 different versions!  

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  6. 5 hours ago, Old Man Graybeard said:

    Cabela's in Owatonna Minnesota has had a 1901 in the gun library for a while now...if anyone is interested in a big boomer...

    Loved that store and town!  Worked the Parent company of Modern Metals Manufacturing and spent a week there working and then saw their local high school football game, Renaissance festival and Cabelas!  Great time!

  7. 5 hours ago, Cowtown Scout, SASS #53540 L said:

    I visited Old Tucson twice while on the way to WR and both times was in cowboy clothes, went healed and got in free showing my SASS ID.  Was great, got a lot of questions as if I was working there as well as request for photographs.

    Wow good to know. Thanks again

  8. 6 hours ago, William Sycamore said:

    Thanks Nimble Fingers. That's probably what happened to the inside of the box years ago. 

    You are welcome, I learned it the hard way with a gift of a 2nd Gen 1851 Navy, the seller shipped in the case and the gun bounced around. Glad I could help. 

  9. On 12/21/2022 at 3:05 PM, Badlands Bob #61228 said:

    This is the box of ammo that I have.  Notice that the corner of the box was torn while being opened.  Since this is a commerative box, I assume this might affect the value?  Full disclosure.  All 20 rounds are in the box with Duke stamped on the head.  Nimble Fingers, if you still want it, I'll be glad to ship it to you at your offered price.


    Currently at work. Let me get home and we can finalize it. Yes I want it. 

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  10. When Bill Koch had an exhibit in West Palm Beach around 2011, he had Serial # 1 on exhibit, along with Volcanic pistols and rifles, Henrys, 1866’s, one of 1,000 1873’s and 1876’s!  It was the same year he had bought the Billy the Kid tintype for 3,000,000. I will have to renew my NRA membership and ask for the January 2023 magazine. 

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  11. My first Colt was a NF in .44 Spcl with a 5.5” barrel. It is currently carrying a nickel plated 12” Buntline barrel. I also got one in 7.5” as the one in the picture above!  Love both of them. 

  12. 2 hours ago, Griff said:

    Might that actually be .32-40?  Produced in 1980 with the mdl 94 John Wayne Trapper in that cartridge.  Nickel plated brass with the headstamp "Duke" opposite the .32-40Win marking.

    No there was also nickel platted brass on the three that celebrated his 100th birthday, .44-40, .45 Colt and the .30-30, the ,44-40 & .45 Colt were paired with the 1892 commemorative rifle, like the .32-40 was paired with the 1894 commemorative rifle. So while it is possible, I believe he has the .30-30 in the black box. 
    I would be willing to buy the box of .30-30 for $40 plus shipping to FL, say another $10 after the holiday if Badlands Bill wants to sell. I can send it Zelle. He can decide. 

  13. 4 hours ago, the village ranger said:


    UBERTI 1878 RIFLE -$1750

    NORINGO 97 PUMP 12GA.- $750



          LEATHER 2 GUN HOLSTER- $450/

          SHOTGUN BADERALRO- $45

          BOOTS- SIZE 12- $50

          COWBOY HAT $25

          GUN SAFE- $300

          750 ROUNDS .38 CAL. - $525-


          10 BOXES 12GA-$100







    You mean 1873 Uberti?

  14. 20 hours ago, Badlands Bob #61228 said:

    I've got a box of that John Wayne 30-30 ammunition.  It's been kicking around in my ammo cabinet for years.  I don't even have a 30-30 rifle.  I think it was a Christmas present years ago.  I didn't realize it had any value.  Maybe I can trade it off for something I can actually use.

    Of the three I have found it to be the least expensive of the three. The .44-40 is in nickel plated shells with jacketed semi wadcutter where the .45 Colt is a lead round nose and more popular. Those 2 usual sell north of $100, prior to the craziness of ammo shortage where a regular box of .44-40 or .45 Colt is getting close to $100 for a 50 round box. 
    Have a Winchester 94 in .30-30, let me know if you want to sell it and we can talk. 

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