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Brazos John

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About Brazos John

  • Birthday 01/15/1954

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    The Woodlands, Republic of Texas
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    CAS, SASS, Category: Sharpshooter. Reenacting: CW & IW, Colonel in Texas Army, Texas Music & Blues Harp, Reload 38, 45acp, 45-70.
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    NRA Life 1 4 3 1 9 3 4 7 8
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  1. I've had this issue, and if I push forward on the slide while pushing the button (regardless of hammer position), it will unlock the action to permit me to open the action. YMMV.
  2. I think I'll take it, but I have a question or two. Does it run the way it should? What is that gold-colored bead on the magazine tube in front of the front stock?
  3. Here's a story about a special Blue Ribbon: Oh a Scotsman clad in kilt left the bar one evening fair and one could tell by how he walked he'd drunk more than his share he fumbled 'round until he could no longer keep his feet and he stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street CHORUS ring ding diddle dliddle add E O ring ding diddily I Oh (repeat last line of verse) Well about that time two young and lovely lassies passed him by and one looked to the other with a twinkle in her eye "Do you see yon sleepin' Scotsman so strong and handsome built? Well I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath their kilt" They crept up to the sleepin' Scotsman quiet as could be they lifted up his kilt about an inch so they could see and there behold for them to view beneath the Scotsman's skirt there was nothin' more than God had graced him with upon his birth Well they marvelled for a moment and one said "we must be gone. Let's leave a present for our friend before we move along" As a gift they left a blue silk ribbon tied up in a bow about the bonny part the Scotsman's kilt had lift and shown Well the Scotsman woke to Nature's call and stumbled toward the trees he lifted up his kilt and then he gawks at what he sees and in the voice of wonderment at what's before his eyes "Akk lad I don't know where you've been but I see you've won first prize".
  4. Like the song goes, "Get a long little doggie, if a short one won't do." I stole this from somewhere. Maybe here. My pardons to the original poster. The Dog’s Diary 8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing! 9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing! 10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing! 12:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing! 1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing! 3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing! 5:00 pm - Dinner! My favorite thing! 7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing! 8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing! 11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing! The Cat’s Diary Day 983 of My Captivity My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates my capabilities. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a “good little hunter” I am. Bastards! There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of “allergies.” I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage. Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released, and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird must be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now …
  5. I got this from a fellow shooter, from a friend of his, so I pass it on as legit. In the Houston suburbs, to the southwest. Nice houses, got a ghetto. We've always got to be vigilant. There are some bad people out there. And not just bad GUYS, either. Long Post about my personal experience with possible kidnapping, robbery, trafficking or whatever it could have been...But God! The girls were at a sleepover over so me and Hayden went grocery shopping for junk food. I sat in the parking lot for about 5 minutes loading my digital coupons in the car. I got out and went in for about an hour like normal. While shopping Hayden kept saying that a kid keeps staring and wants me to come play with him but I wasn’t focused and ignored it like normal(my kids just be talking). I told him well be nice to the kid smile and say hi. So then that’s when I started noticing that these same two ladies had been following me on every aisle with this kid and their basket was empty after being in there an hour. Well it had like 1 or 2 items. Mine was full. When they saw I noticed them one lady came over and started asking questions about Hayden trying to be friendly like another mom getting to know another mom then I realized the other lady was on the other side of my basket so I grabbed Hayden and was rolling away and she started begging to show Hayden pictures of this sunset in her phone. It was very weird. We rolled away to the next aisle and they kept following us. Hayden started saying it was weird, something felt weird and he didn’t like those ladies. It’s very uncommon for Hayden to feel uncomfortable. At that point I snapped into reality like oh this is something more serious. Then I started paying attention. Went to pay and noticed they were right there in the next line with no basket acting like they were buying candy. The other lady had went outside with the kid and one was left in the store. I told the check out guy to call security and have them escort me to my car. I told them someone was following me but I was so nervous I didn’t think to call the cops which I regret now. They took me to my car and helped load the groceries. I left and they stayed but as I got on highway 6 I realized they were following me. I turned in my neighborhood and they turned so I turned out and I sped off and they chased me. Ran a few lights and turns and finally lost them and by this time my phone wasn’t working at all. This is the short version. It was traumatizing because I was distracted and missed all the signs I heard about but never thought would happen to me and I can’t imagine what if something had happened to me or Hayden. When I got home I realized my side view mirrors were popped backwards. I guess it was like that so I couldn’t see someone coming on the side of me or so I would’ve got out the car at the store to fix it. And my coworker said it had happened to his wife the previous week too. She was followed by a white van. Be vigilant guys, people are really out there watching and waiting. (Only reason I’m posting now is because my friends say they don’t take the stories they hear as serious because it’s other people so I felt I should share my experience because it’s real out there) It was the Kroger’s off Highway 6 and Fort Bend Tollway (Sienna Plantation, Fresno/Missouri City area) Happened 2-3 weeks ago
  6. Look here: http://www.pietta.us/products/Muzzleloadinguns/LeMat/
  7. That's a great web site. Lots of neat info. Thanks.
  8. Thanks, Dan, 1840 looks like the earliest year. It's not a far stretch to go from the rectangular to the round buckle, so the round is probably a little later. Do your sources show buckles from the 1820's and '30's? Thanks, again, Brazos
  9. Both are great sources for Civil War equipment, and S&S firearms is new to me. They have some pretty reasonable prices. Thanks to both of y'all. Does anyone know how early that buckle might have been used? Is it exclusively CW, or did it appear earlier? Thanks, again, Brazos
  10. I'm interested in a belt from Texas Jack's, to wear in actions with the Texas Army, circa 1836. I asked Texas Jack's when it was in use, and I got a great document, see below, but I didn't get a specific answer. https://history.army.mil/html/museums/uniforms/survey_uwa.pdf Does anybody know when this belt and buckle would have been used? https://www.texasjacks.com/products/gun-leather/military-rigs/garrison-star-military-belt-brown.html Thanks, y'all, Brazos John
  11. Howdy, Red, Is the pair of black pants in photo 6 still available? Are they really black, or are they some other dark color? If black and available, I'll take them. I fattened up to a 34. Used to be skinny. A long time ago...…. Thanks, Brazos
  12. No, no, please no pics. If you sell all that, you ain't got no clothes! You ain't running around in your union suit, are ya?
  13. Aww, I was hoping someone was modeling the dress.
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