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  1. 1 hour ago, Rio Hombre said:

    If I take it to LGS to sell would like to be knowledgeable. 

    I bet you would get a better price on this forum or the other locations folks have mentioned above, than at your LGS, unless the LGS is knowledgeable in antique black powder arms. 

    Not that I am recommending them, you could get an idea of prices on Gunbroker, search for Antique Pepperbox, and you won't see anything as nice as your pistol.

    Again, I wish you good luck.

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  2. 4 minutes ago, Hoss said:

    Contact Collectors Firearms in Houston. 
    they will give you a good estimate, will likely buy it. (They probably have something similar on their website) 

    Their new shop is like a museum!

    They know what they have, and charge a premium for everything, but they could give you a price, and that would be your starting point. 

    3 minutes ago, Itchy Trigger said:

    You don't have a location listed in your portfolio, but I would recommend attending one of the quality "COLLECTOR" shows (not a typical gun show) which is in your area. 


    i.e. Texas Gun Collectors Association (tgca.org), which has two meetings  a year.

    You would get a better price from these types of folks than from Collector's Firearms.

    CFA is in it for the business, but TGCA and other clubs are in it for the love of collecting.

    And this is a lovely little pistol!

    Best of luck!

  3. That's a real beauty!

    I've bought blackpowder arms on the MuzzleloadingForum.com, and this would qualify as a muzzle loader.

    Ask this question over there, and you'll get some knowledgeable replies. 

    You wouldn't be able to sell it without being a member with credence, but you'll get some info about it...




  4. 3 hours ago, Buckshot Bear said:
    Aeroplane Jelly history
    Aeroplane Jelly began in 1927 after Sydney tram driver Bert Appleroth had success selling jelly crystals first made in a bathtub.
    This small backyard operation had evolved into one of Australia’s largest family-operated food manufacturers when it was sold to McCormick Foods Australia in 1995.
    Jelly crystals
    Adolphus Herbert ‘Bert’ Appleroth (1886–1952) was working as a tram driver in Sydney when he began experimenting with the production of jelly crystals in about 1905. The sugar and gelatine were mixed in the bathtub of his parent’s house in Paddington. Appleroth then sold and delivered the crystals door to door.
    In 1926 Appleroth formed a partnership with Albert Francis Lenertz, who owned a wholesale grocery and spirits business. The Traders Ltd partnership marketed the jelly crystals under the name ‘De-Luxe’.
    The following year they re-launched the product as ‘Aeroplane Jelly’ – a name that sought to tap into the excitement and glamour of modern aviation.
    Appleroth and Lenertz
    Appleroth created the company’s trademark ‘Above All’ but it was Lenertz who wrote the words and music to the Aeroplane Jelly song that became Australia’s longest-running advertising jingle. Lenertz left the company in 1934 but the Appleroth family continued the business through three generations.
    By the mid-1980s the company was producing about 35 million packets of jelly crystals a year and controlled about half the Australian market, with an estimated value of $15 million.
    Advertising jingle
    Few advertising jingles in Australia are as widely known or as long-lived as the Aeroplane Jelly song, penned by Albert Lenertz in 1930. He originally wrote the piece as a political tribute to Australian Prime Minister William Morris Hughes. It featured lines such as ‘Folk in the city and folk on the plain, Billy’s great deeds for our land can acclaim’.
    The song had a far greater impact in its second iteration as the Aeroplane Jelly jingle. The tune has become as much a part of Australian folklore as the FJ Holden, lamingtons and vegemite. An example of what we now call ‘saturation advertising’, in the 1940s the song is said to have been broadcast on radio more than 100 times a day.
    The song was initially recorded by child imitator Amy Rochelle in about 1930. In 1938 it was re-recorded by five-year-old Joy King, chosen as the result of a competition. Tommy Dawes was runner-up in the competition and a likeness of his face appeared on Aeroplane Jelly’s packaging as the ‘whistling boy’ for many years.

    Aeroplane Jelly song lyrics
    Words and music by Albert Francis Lenertz, 1930
    I’ve got a song that won’t take very long,
    And a good sort of note if I strike it.
    It is something we eat, and I think it’s quite sweet,
    And I know you are going to like it.

    I like Aeroplane Jelly … Aeroplane Jelly for me,
    I like it for dinner, I like it for tea,
    A little each day is a good recipe.

    The quality’s high as the name will imply,
    And it’s made from pure fruit, one more good reason why
    I like Aeroplane Jelly … Aeroplane Jelly for me.

    I like Aeroplane Jelly … Aeroplane Jelly for me.
    Marketing schemes
    Appleroth had many innovative ideas for promotional and marketing schemes. In 1934, the company chartered a Tiger Moth biplane, had it painted with the Aeroplane Jelly logo and delivered their product to rural areas. The company sponsored broadcasts from Goulburn gaol in the late 1940s that ended with a rowdy cry from prisoners to ‘buy Aeroplane Jelly’.
    By the late 1940s the company was investing about £13,000 in advertising each year. These advertising tactics proved to be highly successful. By 1949 annual turnover was about £170,000.
    The company created a new mascot for its product. Bertie the Aeroplane, named after Appleroth, in the 1940s. Bertie featured on packaging and in a range of popular cinema advertisements.
    Appleroth died in 1952, but the company continued to promote its product in fun and inventive ways.
    In 1978 Appleroth’s grandson, Bert III, sponsored the Aeroplane Jelly Air Race from Brisbane to Sydney as part of the commemoration of Charles Kingsford Smith’s trans-Pacific flight. Another unusual promotional stunt involved 35 people diving into a pool filled with 35,000 litres of watermelon-flavoured jelly.
    Aeroplane Jelly truck
    Throughout the company’s history a range of promotional vehicles were used to carry Aeroplane Jelly slogans and products across the country.
    The Ford Model-T in the National Museum’s collection has a 1924 engine and a 1925–26 body. The Model T, also called the T-Model, was produced in America until 1927.
    This truck was used to promote Aeroplane Jelly from 1978 to 1988. Emblazoned with logos and loudly broadcasting the Aeroplane Jelly jingle, it was a common sight at food fairs and other promotional events throughout the 1980s.
    Aeroplane Jelly was acquired by the Baltimore-based McCormick Foods Australia in 1995, ending the Appleroth family’s 70-year association with the company started by Bert. McCormick Foods Australia donated the truck to the National Museum in 2002

    We Yanks call it Jello up here. Jelly for us is made with fruit and sugar, and we spread it on bread or toast.

    Kids love Jello, and Moms used to put drained fruit cocktail into it, and put it in a cake mold and into the fridge.

    A cheap and easy treat for kids.  

    Now, Moms can make it fancy, if they want to.

    image.png.f7193ecb14b46e43bcf451efd44bbab4.png Jello Mold

    You can usually find them at a family or church gathering, maybe several. 


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  5. 38 minutes ago, Buckshot Bear said:

    Higgins had an eventful life in the Colony of Queensland.

    Wow! That's quite a story!

    I think we've all been a Jarvis at one time or another, with a Higgins in some facet of our lives.

    Just do your best to not be a Bertram!  


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  6. 1 hour ago, Sedalia Dave said:


    Yeah, things changed after they went through the field of poppies en route to the Emerald City.

    The snow (snow?) revived them (as it would), but they developed an appreciation for the Oz lifestyle. 

    And a horse of a different color? Well, uh, why, what did you see?


    Unfortunately for the Tin Man, after all of the snip, snip, snip, and scrub, scrub, scrub, only the first week was free...  

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  7. 1 hour ago, Subdeacon Joe said:



    Yeah, this forum has shown us that Aussies are a whole 'nother breed! Y'all are tough!

    And, biting a croc shows that!

    But, even I know that y'all have crocs down there. Gators live in Louisiana and Florida! Who is this guy?


    And Americans sure as hell wouldn't let a croc or gator take our dog! Or our arm, either, but a good dog is worth more!

    No, we'd shoot the gator with our concealed-carry pistol.

    Chute Him, as Troy would say!

    Or go back to the truck and get a shotgun.

    Or, if there's more than one, get out the sporting rifle and shoot 30 of those bad guys. Gators, of course.

    But we sure as hell wouldn't bite one!  


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  8. A friend is about to inherit an old Colt in 44-40, and wants some ammo.

    He doesn't have it yet, so he can't any answer any questions about it. Like when it was made, what model, anything...

    Do the original Colts in 44-40 require Black Powder rounds?

    I know SASS shooters shoot 44-40 with smokeless powder in modern Colts, so when did they change from BP to smokeless?



  9. 4 minutes ago, Buckshot Bear said:
    A bizarre sea creature discovered off the coast of Australia. It was identified as a priapulida — a type of unsegmented worm that resides at the bottom of the ocean.
    Priapulids are cylindrical worm-like animals, ranging from 1 to 15 inches long, with a median anterior mouth quite devoid of any armature or tentacles. The body is divided into a main trunk or abdomen and a somewhat swollen proboscis region ornamented with longitudinal ridges.
    Priapulid-like fossils are known at least as far back as the Middle Cambrian. They were likely major predators of the Cambrian period.


    EVERYthing y'all have down there either wants to eat you, kill you, or f...... you!

    If I ever visit, I'm NOT going in the water!


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  10. 57 minutes ago, Sedalia Dave said:


    OK City is beautiful this time year!

    It's just before Ski Season, and the cost of housing is at an all-time low!

    And you can visit the Alamo and Galveston any time you want, they're just an hour's drive away.  B)


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  11. 12 minutes ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

    As my friend in Cairns tells me:


    I had to look this up, but I'll look for it (Milo) at HEB later today.

    It's a chocolate drink, maybe like Quik? 

    Americans like sweet drinks, so it better have sugar!


    More from the net: 

    What is the difference between Nestle's Nesquik and Milo? Do they use powdered milk? Both are produced by Nestle's but Milo is a malted milk chocolate item whereas Nesquik is simply chocolate, not malted. Both are a powder and usually mixed with hot or cold milk or water or a combination.

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