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Brazos John

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About Brazos John

  • Birthday 01/15/1954

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  • SASS #
    33047
  • SASS Affiliated Club
    Texas Historical Shootist Society

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    The Woodlands, Republic of Texas
  • Interests
    CAS, SASS, Category: Sharpshooter. Reenacting: CW & IW, Colonel in Texas Army, Texas Music & Blues Harp, Reload 38, 45acp, 45-70.
    THSS 474
    TSRA 151679
    NRA Life 1 4 3 1 9 3 4 7 8
    Grand Army of The Frontier 351

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  1. Back in the good old days, maybe 30 years ago, I was at a gun shop looking at wishes and hopes. Colt had a rep there, a cute young lady, that was handing out pins and stickers. We chatted briefly, and I told her about how much I liked shooting my Colt Frontier Scout. She mentioned the Mag cylinder, and I told her that one didn't come with the pistol. I had bought the pistol at a gun shop, in used but like-new condition, for about $125, on lay-a-way. She took my name and address, and said that she would send me one. I smiled and said thanks. Well, sure enough, a few weeks later, a new Mag cylinder was delivered to me. I was impressed. I thought that was pretty cool. Trying to decide which kid inherits it. Probably my daughter. She first shot it at age 5, and loved it.
  2. Back in the good old days, maybe 30 years ago, I was at a gun shop looking at wishes and hopes. Colt had a rep there, a cute young lady, that was handing out pins and stickers. We chatted briefly, and I told her about how much I liked shooting my Colt Frontier Scout. She mentioned the Mag cylinder, and I told her that one didn't come with the pistol. I had bought the pistol at a gun shop, in used but like-new condition, for about $125, on lay-a-way. She took my name and address, and said that she would send me one. I smiled and said thanks. Well, sure enough, a few weeks later, a new Mag cylinder was delivered to me. I was impressed. I thought that was pretty cool. Trying to decide which kid inherits it. Probably my daughter. She first shot it at age 5, and loved it.
  3. We all know that SAA's cannot be shipped directly to the buyer (a regular shooter). However, black powder cap and ball pistols can be shipped directly to you. What about an 1851 Conversion? If the seller takes out the conversion cylinder, can he ship the cylinder and the pistol (separately) directly to you? Restated, if you're buying a conversion, can it be shipped directly to you, if the cylinder is shipped separately? Not taking shipping costs into consideration. Just wondering….
  4. I've got a bunch of little grey birds like those that visit my feeder daily. They'll land on the feeder even if a Cardinal or Blue Jay are there, they'll grab a seed, and be gone. The Jays are pushy and loud, but even they leave when the woodpecker lands. Cardinals will push other cardinals away, if not from their own family. I like the little grey birds the best.
  5. We have lots of pecans around here. We send them to the Pecannery for processing.
  6. Years ago, riding with the kids on bikes on a paved bike path through the woods, a copperhead crossed the path behind me, just as I was passing it. My 6 year old daughter was on her bike behind me, and by the time I passed the snake and turned around to warn the kids, she was running over the snake, and both continued on their ways. None of the kids saw the snake, and I didn't stop until we were about 50 yards past it. When I told them, of course they wanted to go look for it. I wisely said no.
  7. Years ago, I was home in the afternoon, working on something while the tv was on. Some soap opera was on, and there was a hospital scene, and over the speaker came "Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard." This wasn't a comedy, but I thought it was funny enough to remember it 20 years later.
  8. Howdy, Pappy, I haven't bought from these fellers yet, but I plan to. http://buffalobrothers.net/ They have some good looking grips. In reference to Patton's quote, I have a SS bird's head, and I'm gonna get the grips with the fleur-de-lis. The story will be that I took it from the hand of the owner of a New Orleans house of pleasure that no longer had a need for protection. But you can use the story, too. Those fellers came and went all the time down in the Big Easy. See you in the Piney Woods, Brazos
  9. I agree - it's a beauty. How many does the magazine hold? Can you load a few more photos?
  10. OK, I didn't want to be pushy, so I gave everyone else a chance to pick up on this. But, since nobody else grabbed it, I'll go ahead and take it, removing any temptation that y'all might still be harboring. That is, if it ain't already gone. I'll pm you for details. Thanks, Brazos
  11. Howdy, Snakejaw, I hope you found some good times in San Antone. What did y'all end up doing? Brazos
  12. My family moved to Texas in '71, at the start of my senior year in HS. The Cosmic Cowboy music was just getting started, and for my first concert in Houston, I saw Jerry Jeff, Michael Murphy, B.W. Stevenson, and Mance Lipscomb at Liberty Hall. I thought, man, this is the music I've been looking for, and it's been here in Texas all along. Well, it hadn't, until Willie moved back to Austin. The scope of the music has widened, and now they call it Americana, but it's still my favorite music. Some of Jerry Jeff's concerts at the Summit were wild. Girls (grandmas, now) would get on their boyfriends shoulders, and attract the cameras for the big screens. Not quite what you see in Joel Osteen's church (the church bought the den of iniquity, and broadcasts world-wide). Probably the only singer I saw more than JJ was Linda Ronstadt. Her version of Long Long Time still brings tears to my eyes. I'll miss Jerry Jeff. I still have a belt that I bought from Capital Saddlery in Austin. Another Desperado caught the train...
  13. Has anyone else seen this term? I just used it in a post, and wondered if I just created a new word. Y'all are welcome to use it. I give the author's permission. Definition: Something that has been affected by Covid.
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