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Possum Stu

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    Life #91933
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    Utah War, Hobble Creek Wranglers, Wasatch Desperados, Utah Territory Gunslingers

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    Utah Territory
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    Oversized Bowie knives and assorted pointy objects, big slow bullets, odd vintage pocket pistols, clean shoot pins, freedom, and guitars

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  1. Snap caps arrived today, and they fit great. Unfortunately, it looks like this gun has a weak or broken trigger return spring, so I'll have to figure that out now. They also fit this Bulldog copy, which does have a functioning trigger return spring!
  2. I'd like something like that too. I really like the look of that one.
  3. I own two of their 1873 rifles and love them.
  4. I almost always carry concealed. Either OWB in a Safariland ALS holster,or IWB in a basic Kydex holster. Nothing at all against open carry or those who feel comfortable doing it regularly, I just don't like feeling exposed and want to retain the element of surprise. When I do open carry, it's usually while hiking or camping.
  5. I'll have to pull the grips tonight and take a look. I'll probably end up going with black powder regardless, because I've got a couple other old pocket pistols that I suspect are the same caliber, but which I know aren't smokeless capable. I ordered some snap caps and will report back when I get a chance to try them.
  6. Thank you! That helps. I'll have to find some .38 S&W rounds or snap caps to try it with. I'm assuming, given it's age, it would be blackpowder only, right? Here's the gun:
  7. What's the best way to determine whether an old revolver is .38 S&W, when no caliber markings are present? I've got an old H&R breaktop without any caliber markings on it, but which I was told was a .38 when I bought it years ago.
  8. The canvas pants look great! Great idea. I'll have to try that.
  9. I remember the excitement I felt when I bought my Uberti SAA clones. They were stock (still are, except for the springs), and to borrow a phrase, there were many like them, but they were mine. I am happy when any fellow shooter gets a new gun, no matter how common or unique, because I assume they get that same feeling I did (and which I still get when I get a new gun).
  10. Good observation. I'll take that a step further and suggest it really starts on an individual level. I don't dress to the standard of B-Western and Classic Cowboy, (I keep things fairly simple but above the minimum standard) but I appreciate those who do - it makes the game more colorful. That being said, I don't have a problem with those who are happy competing while dressed at or near the minimum standard, and I don't believe we need a new minimum standard. I've not personally noticed a trend in shooters not "dressing cowboy", except for visitors/guests or folks who are just getting started and are still putting everything together. To those who are bemoaning a perceived decline in costuming, I would ask, what are you doing to encourage your fellow shooters to up their costume game? Are you setting an example that makes people want to emulate you? Have you elevated your costume to the next level? I believe in being an ambassador for the sport - are we being ambassadors for good costuming to others WITHIN the sport?
  11. Locking the shop is a good idea. If I were you I'd probably put a lock on the garbage cans, too! Tell him it's to keep scavengers out. My Father in Law is a PITA, in a different way than your son in law is. I work from home, and have taken to closing the door of my office and pretending to be on a conference call whenever he's over during work hours (a couple times a week).
  12. I left FB shortly after getting married, so 4 years now. I haven't missed it a bit. Instagram was fun for a while but I abandoned that early last year. Gab and Telegram are much more useful for me at this point. I'd still like to find a non-Zuckerberg owned alternative for Instagram, though,
  13. I say go for it, if your wife likes it! I almost always wear some kind of belt knife to matches. One of these, usually, along with my screw knife. The smallest of them is definitely the one I wear most often, although I’ll still wear the big Bowie occasionally.
  14. I just refer to mine as my '73 or 1873. If anyone asks further I say it's a Uberti.
  15. Sorry to hear this Bob. My condolences and prayers for you and your family.
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