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  1. On 1/30/2024 at 12:29 PM, Don Jorge said:

    Great reviews on the 1887.

     

    However, after the "Drop Two modification" is made, can the magazine still hold hold 5-6 shells?

     

    If not, it would seem that it would have to be set up for either the Cowboy shooting or for Wild Bunch shooting, to take full advantage of either state of the shotgun.

    As Deuce said, it depends on your level of commitment to practice. ‘87s have a steep learning curve. My Coyote Cap version allows stoking the tube, but requires a bit of finesse to load just two without pushing the carrier down too far. It can be done at competitive speeds, but the drop 2 only mod is more foolproof. 

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  2. On 1/29/2024 at 5:33 PM, Trailrider #896 said:

    it might enable the general Iranian population to stage a coup and bring back some form of democracy.

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    That’s what was hoped for in Iraq by getting rid of Saddam. And Libya isn’t doing any better without Kadafi. All we can do is make these regimes pay a hefty price for their behavior. 

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  3. 3 hours ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

    If you like this article, you will enjoy a documentary currently streaming on Prime, "Good Night Oppy".  It's the story of the two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to Mars in 2003 with an operational life expectancy of 90 days.  Oppy continued to operate for 15 years.  The story brought me to tears.

    “The Farthest” (2017) about Voyager, had that effect on me. 

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  4. 40 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    A lot of their business was shipping for Amazon. Amazon does much of that itself now still leaving the more difficult routes to ups.

    That was mentioned in the article I read. 

  5. 10 minutes ago, Deuce Stevens SASS#55996 said:

    The action will not close on empty chamber with 6 in it (5 in tube one on carrier). 

    Understood. He kicked the open lever forward to raise the shell first, then closed it. (5:15 and 6:00 marks in the video). 
     

  6. 31 minutes ago, Tommy Reb said:

     

     

    Yes, but when he tried to close the lever with 5 in the tube and one on the carrier, it would not close fully.   Closing the lever pushes the round on the carrier back into the magazine and with 5 already in there I believe that is what prevented fully closing the lever. 

     

    TR

    The way I saw it is he put 5 in tube, 1 on the carrier and 1 in the chamber, (5+2) which didn’t work. When he removed the chambered round, it worked. Then he repeated with 6 in the gun (5+1). 

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  7. 41 minutes ago, Tommy Reb said:

    From watching Deuce's video it looks like one would not be able to load 6 in the magazine and close the lever to go to the line for wild bunch with an action closed, hammer down, mag stoked condition.  Is that correct?   I have a Lassiter Chiappa 87 for cowboy, but was interested in another 87 for wild bunch which could be stoked.  However, if the mag will not hold 6 that would be a handicap in wild bunch.  I cannot test this out on my Lassiter 87 since I cannot load the magazine.  It does appear just from making measurements that loading 6 and closing the lever on an empty chamber is not possible on a Chiappa.  Does anyone know if this is possible on the Cimarron version?  Thanks.

     

    TR 

     

     

    Watch the video and you’ll see it’ll take 5 in the tube and one on the carrier below the chamber. Since I wasn’t aware of the rule change, I’ve no idea whether they’ll allow that. 

  8. 4 minutes ago, Tommy Reb said:

    From watching Deuce's video it looks like one would not be able to load 6 in the magazine and close the lever to go to the line for wild bunch with an action closed, hammer down, mag stoked condition.  Is that correct?   I have a Lassiter Chiappa 87 for cowboy, but was interested in another 87 for wild bunch which could be stoked.  However, if the mag will not hold 6 that would be a handicap in wild bunch.  I cannot test this out on my Lassiter 87 since I cannot load the magazine.  It does appear just from making measurements that loading 6 and closing the lever on an empty chamber is not possible on a Chiappa.  Does anyone know if this is possible on the Cimarron version?  Thanks.

     

    TR 

     

     

    When did WB match rules change to allow ‘87s?

     

     

  9. From the link Cheyenne Ranger provided:

     

    Confederate Army officers indicated their military affiliation with different colored facing on their coats or jackets. The colors were red for artillery, yellow for cavalry, light blue for infantry, and black for medical. A very distinctive feature of the Confederate officers' uniforms was the gold braid Austrian knots on their sleeves. More elaborate braiding indicated higher rank and some knots almost reached the shoulder. However, a general order, issued in 1862, called for the Austrian knots not to be worn in the field, as this made officers conspicuous to enemy combatants.”

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  10. 52 minutes ago, Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438 said:

    Looks like I'm about to join the club.  I'm in the hospital now.  I've had years of low back pain, with progressive levels of pain and loss of function.  I've now lost most of the strength and function in both legs; can't stand long enough to shower; can't walk more than a few steps with a cane  Laying on the metal beds of the MRI and CAT scanners was sheer torture.  Meeting with a neurosurgeon tomorrow.  I dread this.

     

    LL

    Sorry to hear about your issues with your back. Mine was relatively easy to repair. Hope yours is too. Keep us posted. 
     

    BTW, your PM box isn’t accepting messages. 

  11. 1 hour ago, Alpo said:

    Cut him some slack. At least he did not say it was the Congressional medal of Honor.

    My dad’s 1946 Navy Bluejackets Manual calls it the Congressional Medal of Honor. When did it change to just Medal of Honor?

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  12. On 1/17/2024 at 7:28 PM, Chantry said:

    I had to look it up, but it was only about 23 years between the Wright Brother's first flight and the Ford Tri-Motor entering service.

     

    I don't think the Wright Brothers could this with their airplane:

     

     

    Perhaps not with their equipment, but they worked out virtually all the fundamentals of controlled flight in use today. 
     

    Orville Wright taught my great-grandfather how to fly in 1911, and his signature is on his license. 

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  13. Haven’t taken a cab since living in NYC eons ago. Stand on the curb and wave one down. Most of the traffic in Manhattan is cabs and the trips relatively short which allows a driver to pick up another fare after dropping one off. 
     

    Outside of densely populated areas, one could call for a cab by phone, but that business was taken over by Uber which could perform the same service for far less. It doesn’t make economic sense to have a fleet of cabs roaming the streets anymore. 
     

     

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