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Everything posted by McCandless

  1. Get a pair from the Great Western II line from EMF (Pietta USA), outstanding! https://www.emf-company.com/store/pc/1873-Great-Western-II-Revolvers-c64.htm
  2. Cohagen - (John N. Clark, August 12, 1944 ~ December 2, 2021) https://www.pichafuneralhomes.com/obituary/John-Clark?fbclid=IwAR1WXYq3z8S7N69-ijrdgDVSMybZUksLQDsEwIfzlycaPnToFoQdPoxEu58
  3. I get my Clean Shot from Scarlett Darlin'. She's a distributor here in the Southeast. Perhaps she'll know some West Coast distributor? But Titegroup is a great powder. I've never come across any Winclean 244.
  4. Before China gifted the world with its virus, I had squirreled away enough powder and primers to last the rest of my shooting life. So, I'm fortunate to still have Clays, Red Dot, Trail Boss, Shooter's World Clean Shot, Black Powder, APP, and if I get down to the dregs, I still have several pounds of Pinnacle, H777, and (ugh) Pyrodex. I really like Shooters World Clean Shot. I haven't looked at the store shelves lately to see what other powders are available locally. Last week was the first time I shot Trail Boss in cold weather, mid-30's in the early morning... I found I was having some problems with it. As if they had been loaded too light. (But, I'm at a mid-level load, 4.0gr in a C45S and 160gr. and I'm anal about measuring powder). I had never known it to be position sensitive before, so perhaps it was cold sensitive? Whatever, the problems seemed to go away if I shook up the 100rd ammo box before loading my pistols. The rifle rounds, which were another caliber and loaded with Red Dot, had no such problems.
  5. I was excoriated for asking this question on another forum. The notion of hours and minutes and seconds is an artificial construct, man-made and imposed on the universe around us. This is keeps us organized and our busy world of shifts and appointments working smoothly. It also gives us a point of reference. But, before we had synchronous time references, how did people arrange meets and appointments? Did they just say "We will meet in the morning early on the second day of the full moon? (Or some such)?
  6. Ok, I do not like the dude. But, if you are pulling back the hammer of a stock SAA repro, with a round under the hammer, and your thumb slips off the hammer before the gun goes into half-cock, it can light off the round without pulling the trigger. This whole thing was a failure of redundant safety precautions right down the line. The part of the interview where he said "I would never point a real gun at a person", is of course, horse pucky. That's obviously exactly what happened. I'm sure nobody wanted this really unfortunate incident to happen, but what a mess! By the way, the armourer's father may have been Thell Reed, and trained by him, but others in the industry don't seem to be enamored of him either.
  7. The reason a round might be a bit crooked on the carrier block is the cutout for the loading gate. Once the bolt starts it's forward travel, the cartridge will straighten on the block and chamber properly. One caveat, and the source of many Out of Battery Discharges, is trying to force a round into the chamber that doesn't want to go. If there is a problem with a cartridge, it's more than worth the time to eject it and go on to the next one.
  8. Dodge City Dude - (Edward F. Weingart, 1935 - 11/26/2021) https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/edward-weingart-obituary?pid=200728847
  9. Since I don't have any relations that appreciate guns, and no one to leave them to, there aren't any that "I'll never sell"... Just guns that I'll prioritize and hold on to until my shooting days come to an end. Then I'll keep something for self defense until I can't lift it anymore.
  10. Right now, I think the media on both sides are using him to advance their ratings. He is still going to have to ride out the inevitable civil suits. He is in therapy for PTSD. He has nightmares. He will have to live somewhere else. And he'll always be, "that guy". I pray that he will find some peace.
  11. If I wasn't in the point of my life where I need to downsize, I'd jump on these!
  12. I don't know anything about them. But figured they must have a website somewhere... It took me a long time to track it down http://aubruin.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-wyckoff-969bb218
  13. Square Shooter Snakebite, El Lazo, Square Shooter, and Tucson Smith
  14. Just bought my yearly case of APP from Scarlett. With real Black Powder in short supply, (what with the Goex announcement, all the BP went as fast as Toilet Paper!), APP has been selling fast also!
  15. Title says it all. If you have one of those 2-gun red plastic boxes you want to sell, let me know how much. Thanks!
  16. A.) Union Army Medical Staff Hat and Shoulder Insignia Never used them. Gold thread on a black background 25.00 shipped. B.) Medical Staff Officer's Hatband, Green with Gold Thread 20.00 shipped. All items together for 40.00 shipped.
  17. I just roll it into my workshop.
  18. "When there is no doubt, there is no benefit" Either the hammer was down or it wasn't. A malfunction wasn't declared... Then it turns out the OP got it wrong, and it should have read"...he was shooting gunfighter. He lost count dry fired his left pistol and started to cock his right pistol then stopped and put it away. It was not locked back, but it was not down."
  19. Just for the sake of my own curiosity. What does "Holster Qualification" entail? Is it a course? Do you have to prove to them that you still have 10 toes? A demonstration that you can draw, fire, and put it back without maiming anyone?
  20. When I ordered a complete wheel upgrade kit it came with a new axle, new front fork, new bearings for the fork.
  21. Glad you and the rifle are ok! I was timing a gentleman when the entire magazine detonated in his '73. Nothing left but the barrel! Magazine ballooned and split, the forearm exploded into splinters. His very good shooting glasses saved his eyes. He went to the ER to get metal splinters taken out of his face.
  22. i'm interested in this. Could you provide a bit more info? Do you have the box and papers? Do you know the year it was mfg'd? 2nd Gen? 3rd Gen? If 3rd Gen, does it have a removable bushing? Is the nickel plating flaking in areas?
  23. Whooper Crane - (Dennis Lemmon, Oct. 2021)
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