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  1. Secession: there is nothing new in this. Folks in Alaska have been trying to do this since the 1990's, CA since about 2010, FL since about 2014, GA 2009, HI, NH since 2001, Oregon since last year, SC since 2010, TX since forever, VT since 2003... there are regional secession movement, county secession movements, cities that want to secede from states...on and on... As long as there are people there will be other people that want nothing to do with them. Disagreement, even violent disagreements are as old as Cain and Able. How many of us have wanted at one time or another to secede from our own families?

  2. I have bought or sold about two dozen guns on Gunbroker. Decent site. People know that it costs you to sell. Only about 10% of my sales contacted me with a lowball.


    I have bought or sold six guns on Armslist. It is free. It does not walk a seller through building their post the way that GB does. Ever single sale had more than a few lowballers.

    I just got a lowball offer on an item I was selling on an auction site. Offered me half of my posted price. When I countered him with my "rock-bottom" price, he countered back with 10.00 above half price. That didn't even deserve an answer. I'm ignoring the guy now.

  3. As long as you are still in the THINKING stage and you haven't laid down your hard earned cash....


    Look up the local clubs. Find out when they shoot. You and the lovely lady head out and visit the shoots.

    You will find the people there more than willing to show you what fun you have been missing along with passing one some great information.

    You will also get a chance look at and most likely try the cowboy guns they are using.

    You probably will not find anyone using a BFR.


    My advise is free. I think you will find it worth the price.


    At a cowboy shoot you are required to shoot two pistols, a rifle and a shotgun during most scenarios.


    Welcome!! Please go visit a match first. Introduce yourselves to the friendly folks there. You'll have to fend off folks trying to give you information and offering you insights into the different guns and equipment. Handle the different rifles and shotguns before you go buying.


    The BFR has a 5-chamber cylinder. I don't remember it having a firing pin rest between chambers. Therefore, since we require you to start with the hammer down on an empty chamber, you'd only be able to load 4. Which means you'd have to load one "on the clock" every stage. This might cause you and your wife some frustration as you progress.


    I don't know where you are, but if you're anywhere in the Carolinas, you're not far from a match!

  4. I've bought and sold items too numerous to recall. Never had a problem with a Classified buyer or a seller. Never had a problem with member's personal check. Only problem I ever had was with a vendor who's not with us any longer... but, that's not the Classified Wire, so that doesn't count. Maybe it's because we only buy and sell among SASS members, and we have shooting pards that we hold ourselves accountable to. If we want a bigger venue to buy and sell, we all know where to look, but for Cowboy stuff, I'm very comfortable with the SASS Classified Wire. (by the way, I post lots of pictures of my stuff, and it's really easy).

  5. Changing the cylinder on the clock is do-able, keeping the barrel downrange... but you'd have to cap the cylinder on the clock. If you don't care about time and just want to do it for fun. Cool. Watch where your front hand goes when firing, keep it back to your shooting hand. The blast from the cylinder gap will sear your arm... plus if you do happen to have a chain fire... well, that could leave a mark.

  6. I do occasionally have a spent cap fall off,usually between my hand and the grip,not a fun experience.


    Sounds like my experience with Remington "1858"s. :lol: That fun moment while the palm of your hand is being branded and you pause in your shooting string long enough to maintain your coolth before pressing on!

  7. Before I knew any better, I used to pinch caps to keep them from coming off of stock nipples during recoil. Then years ago I discovered correct replacement nipples and proper fitting caps. Haven't pinched caps in the last decade or so...


    I don't see why anyone would want to load percussion caps on their cylinders off the gun. It's a pretty simple affair to stick them on properly at the loading table.

    I use my fingers instead of a capper, (personal preference), and if they need seating, seat them with the eraser of my trusty number 2 unsharpened pencil.

  8. When buying commercially reloaded ammo, there are 2 prices. 1st price is when you buy the initial order... figure 31.99 a box of 50... then there is the 2nd, less expensive price when you send them back the brass and have them reload it...16.00 for that same box of 50 So, you're reloaded ammo gets cheaper after the initial purchase.


    Here's a link: http://www.tenxammo.com/files/Shooter_Direct_Pricing_100120162.pdf

  9. well new to me... "In A Valley of Violence" (2016)


    It hits just about every western cliche, but Ethan Hawke and John Travolta look like that had fun doin' it, just chewin' up the screen.

    It has the feel of a Spaghetti Western. Interesting assortment of guns, just a few Colt Peacemakers, not a single '92 or '94 in sight!


    Good to see that we've had a long string of Westerns the past couple of years. Keep 'em comin'!







  10. Still cleaning out my Cowboy Closet of items I don't use or don't fit anymore...


    Black Shotgun Belt. 56" long overall, 6 holes 52" and 53" to middle holes. 2" Wide. 5 pair of Single Loops holds 10 Shells. Nickel Clipped-Point Buckle. Ledge built inside the loops to keep shells up and handy.

    Made by Jim Simmons, Baird TX.

    I don't think I ever used this belt. So nearly new. Solid and Supple.
















    75.00 includes Priority Mail shipping to CONUS 48

    anywhere else, slightly higher.




  11. Howdy, continuing to clear out my Cowboy Closet of stuff I don't use or doesn't fit anymore.


    FS: This is two pair of pants. First is a pair of Wah Maker Old West Style pants. 100% Heavy Cotton

    Suspender Buttons, Button Fly, High Waisted They have not been shortened up yet.

    Size is 48 Waist x 35 Inseam with a 16" rise. 100% Cotton, Made in USA

    Ready to fire on Union Lines, charge up San Juan Hill, or a hard day at the range.


    pretty darn close to a Civil War museum pair15780663_612069442334813_118735211535866 or a Spanish-American War Uniform 15823679_610548999153524_668481471836180

    and Included is a FREE pair of SASS-legal Dickies Denim Jeans.


    40.00 includes Priority Mail Shipping anywhere in the US



  12. Selling off some Safe Queens that deserve to be used:

    FS: Cimarron Firearms 7th Cavalry .45 martially marked 7-1/2" barreled SAA by Uberti

    Black Powder Frame. Walnut Grips with "OWA" cartouche. US marked on Frame

    F Co.7Cav stamped in bottom of Grip Frame. Pistol is in Excellent Condition.

    With Box and all papers as well as Oglesby certification.


    Blue/CCH and customized by Oglesby & Oglesby Gunmakers, Inc.

    with Action Job, Lapped Barrel, Forcing Cone re-done.

    Trued Barrel Crown, 2-1/2-3lb Trigger (clean break, no creep)

    Variable Rate Springs and fitted for Black Powder Use.


    from the Cimarron Website: George Armstrong Custers 7th Cavalry Model. The Custer 7th Cavalry Model is a very accurate copy of the first U.S. Govt models of 1873. These early firearms are inspected for ordinance by civilian inspector Orville W. Ainsworth, shipped to Ft. Lincoln and used by troops of the 7th Cavalry under the command of Gen. George Armstrong Custer. Each authentic firearm is properly marked with Ainsworth inspection markings, OWA Cartouche, 2 line patent dates and U.S. on the frame. Stamped into the butt of the backstrap is the company and 7th Cavalry markings. Production of this model is limited to 2000 units each of the 5 companies (C,E,F,I,L) that will perish under Custers command at Little Big Horn.


















    650.00 plus shipping to an FFL that can accept from a private individual.




  13. I'm probably going to sell the .45 I bought from the Custom Shop 7-1/2" BPF with beveled cylinder. I bought a pair of .38-40 from them and I'm going to stick with those. They do darned good work, you just need patience.

  14. Hiclok45 just got 3 made up. He didn't exactly say how long it took but it was somewhat less than 2 years.

    Yep, he said he talked to the Custom Shop and they got them out a little faster than the usual 2 years. He also got a price break from Eagle Grips and El Paso Saddlery. Seems like us "normal" folks would have to do the full wait, and pay full price for our grips and holsters. Oh well.

  15. Congrats on your cap guns! I have a few myself. The Piettas are just the ticket if you're going with extra cylinders. They won't break the bank and they're readily available. With all my Italian percussion pistols I broke them down and stoned the slots for the hand and the bolt. Uberti, Pietta, Ami San Paolo, Armi San Marco, they all had burrs and roughness in the slots. Check to see if the sides of the hammer rub against the frame as it falls. You night have to relieve a bit there too.

    When buying extra cylinders, try to stay with new ones, or ask the seller if they are the newer-wider slot cylinders or not. The older guns had a narrower bolt and a corresponding narrower slot for the bolt stop.


    Good shootin' and Merry Christmas!

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