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  1. On 2/24/2024 at 7:10 AM, Cypress Sun said:

    For the record (IMO) the nastiest, dirtiest powder I've run across was Trail Boss and Unique. They are not among my stock of powders, nor will they be.

    I see this comment all the time, and it hasn’t been my experience in 14 years of loading TB. I use it exclusively for my big bore cartridges. Here’s pic of a C45S and .44-40 cases straight from their guns - pistol and rifle respectively. The C45S had 4.1 gr TB under a 160 gr bullet, and the .44-40 5.7 gr TB under a 200 gr bullet. Those are mid-range loads. 

    If ya wanna load at the bottom end, it’s gonna be dirty.  The difference in recoil is negligible. My opinion only, nothing more. 


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  2. One of the most elegant looking warbirds ever built. 

    Years ago I was at Kalamazoo “Air Zoo” museum where they flying examples of all the Grumman cats.  F4F, F6F, F7F and F8F. It was really cool to see them all together. 

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  3. 2 hours ago, Cat Cummings SASS #1870L said:

    Serial number 907xx

    Similar to me - an older model. I put a 5th Gen. SS kit from Cowboys & Indians in mine - a 44-40 carbine. As said, the PGW kit wouldn't work.* I have a 3rd Gen in my .44-40 1860 Henry and of the two, I prefer the 3rd Gen. Both are really slick, but the 3rd. just seems to feel a whisker better to me.  5th Gen is great in smaller calibers like .38/.357, But I'd recommend a 3rd Gen for the big calibers. THAT IS JUST MY OPINION, nothing more. Try to handle a few for yourself before you make a decision. And be sure to tell the supplier about your gun beforehand.


    My comments are mostly geared toward those who want to install your own kit. If you send yours off to a reputable smith, you'll be good to go.


    *The folks at PGW were awesome and explained the issue to me and let me return the kit for a full refund. 


    Good luck!


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  4. 12 hours ago, Cat Cummings SASS #1870L said:

    Who makes the best short stroke kit for the Cimarron 1873 rifle?

    How old is your rifle? If it doesn’t have a “W” in front of the serial number, it’s an older model and the PGW SS kit won’t work. The Cowboys and Indians version will. I don’t know about the others. 

    Be sure to ask the supplier before you buy. 

    BTW, Cimarron, Taylors et al are importers for guns. Your rifle, as most in our game was made by Uberti in Italy. The Winchester brand rifles are made by Miroku in Japan. 

  5. The thing that’s different today about broadcast TV is the volume of commercials. Programs used to run about 21 minutes (without commercials) with 3 commercial interruptions. Now the programs are about 15 minutes in length with interruptions every 6 minutes. 

    If you’re watching old episodes of MASH or whatever, those shows have been edited to accommodate all the commercials. GRIT TV is probably the worst in doing this. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, Charlie Harley, #14153 said:

    Does anyone have experience with photo enhancing?  This is the technology which can take an old photo that's slightly blurry and bring out more details?


    I have an old picture of my dad parachuting out of an SA-16.  I'm trying to reach the tail number but the only thing I can see is a gray blog where the number should be.  I'd love to get a high enough resolution to bring out the number.


    I appreciate any guidance or insight y'all might be able to offer.

    I make part of living with Photoshop. There’s nothing that can sharpen the original, but there are techniques that can be employed to enhance detail otherwise obscured. I was able to bring out the name on the fantail of an aircraft carrier from a picture my dad had taken when on a Midshipman’s cruise. 

    Send me a PM & we can discuss further, if you like. 

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  7. I shooot BP in .38 SP when I’m not shooting Classic Cowboy. 

    12 gauge shotgun though. 1 oz shot and about .38 gr by volume of Goex. I don’t remember how many cc that is because I load on a Mec. 

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  8. On 2/22/2024 at 9:49 PM, Alpo said:

    Is that the safety bar on the chair? Or she holding a pooper scooper? If that's what she's got, maybe that's why she's wearing the mask. To block the smell.

    That ain’t no pooper scooper. She‘s just a dumb**s. 

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  9. One more - Eddie Albert. What’s unusual about him is he was already a successful actor before the war. Yes, there were others like Jimmy Stewart who saw combat, but most became famous after the war. From Military.com:


    During the Battle of Tarawa, Albert earned a Bronze Star with Combat "V." He fought in the first wave of combat that lasted for three days. After most of the shooting was over, he was sent back to the site of the battle to salvage any equipment he could find. Because of coral reefs in the area, Marines couldn't land directly on the beach and had to get off their boats 500 yards from shore.

    Enemy combatants started picking them off, and soon the waters were filled with more than 100 wounded and many more dead. Albert disregarded his mission to grab equipment and began pulling Marines to safety. He took 47 in total and oversaw the rescue of 30 more.

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  10. There were so many of them who served, among them, Charles Durning. From Wikipedia:

    Durning served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was drafted at age 20. On June 6, 1944, Durning was assigned to the 1st Infantry Divisionand was in one of the first waves of American troops that landed on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.[8] After being wounded by a German anti-personnel mine in the bocage, he spent six months recovering.


    Durning was reassigned to the 398th Infantry Regiment with the 100th Infantry Division, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. He was discharged with the rank of private first class on January 30, 1946.


    For his valor and the wounds he received during the war, Durning was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts.

    His badges included the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar and Honorable Service Lapel Pin.

    Durning received the French National Order of the Legion of Honor from the French Consul in Los Angeles in April 2008.

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  11. 4 hours ago, Buckshot Bear said:

    Anyone else watched any of this series yet??????

    No. The nature of these shows requires so much computer-generated animation that I find it distracting. To me it’s like watching a video game.  

  12. 2 minutes ago, Rooster Ron Wayne said:

    I know many of the 87's have a issue shooting the 2.3/4 shell .

    Once it's fired and the crimp opens up , it's to long and hangs up upon ejection. 

    I hope these work better this time around. 

    I have one coming from Barleycorn Outfitters right now .



    Not my experience with a Coyote Cap gun. Gotta run that lever with authority. If you do, good things happen. 

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  13. On 2/1/2024 at 5:44 AM, Sedalia Dave said:

    I have two 87s with Lassiter's mod.  One I can load the mage tube it is am persistent and hold my mouth just right. I have yet found a way to load the mag tube in the other one.

    Do you have to hold your mouth another way to get them to feed?  :rolleyes:

    Actually that’s a straight up question. How do they feed?


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  14. 14 minutes ago, PowderRiverCowboy said:



    Second look at that that a TERP or ANA  so yep he is going for cover :)

    Please translate ANA. 


    I just now noticed the ejected case in the air. What is the block-like device attached to the hand guard/forearm?


  15. As more info comes out about the Chiefs parade:


    When asked what led to the fight, one of those charged with shooting said, “He was staring at me.”


    Nope, you can’t make this stuff up. 

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