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  1. Since you're asking I'll be totally honest. I'll just say first that when I first saw your post, the first thought that came to mind is no one does something like that without wanting something in return. Maybe by accepting a "donation" or getting additional pay for work down the road...... I do leather work as well, so I know what it could take. You would still need to purchase items to fix things. You would do all that for free?

     

    Sure folks do things for friends for family but to put out for the hundreds of people to potentially start sending you things is a bit hard to take in. Don't get me wrong.... I think what you are doing is commendable and amazing.

    I'm a network IT admin and a lawfirm..... so because of that I've become the neighborhood computer guy.... I also do computer work for the cowboy club I'm in and for many friends. But I'd never send out a message to start fixing anyones PC.

     

    So while I do think its a great thing you are trying to undertake.... I can also see where SASS may need to step in. Sounds to good to be true. Maybe not the answer your looking for and I do apologize if I sounded rude. Really didn't mean it to be. :)

  2. Them open tops .

    Are SEXY Pistols !

    I just ordered a pair of 44 specials with 7 1/2" barrels .

    I cant wait :-)

    Rooster, you will love them! To me they feel great and point naturally. Mine are .45 Colt. I did smooth them up a bit and I stripped the finish that Uberti put on from the grips and put some hand rubbed oil on. I like it.

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  3. Diamond Lilly visited Parson today.

     

    At the hospital with Parson and his big brother George. He looks like a punk rocker with half his head shaved so he may need a new alias. Doctors are pleased with how he is doing so far, have started doing a little pt and will increase that slowly. They were able to get more of the tumor than anticipated, and will be doing chemo down the road. He is on some heavy meds right now but speech and muscle control are really good. All in all a very good result so far.

  4. Unfortunately its getting to be the norm for online merchants to do that. Either their web page cant keep up and show something is out or they outright keep it showing as in stock just to keep your business and hope you keep it on back order.

     

    That has happened to me twice with Wild West Mercantile. Two separate times I've placed online orders and as soon as I press the buy button, I get an email saying its back ordered but thanks for your order.... really? Immediately I get an email saying its back ordered but the web page says its in stock?

    The worse was a pair of boots.... I emailed them to ask why it says its in stock but put on back order right away. The response was "they are made in Canada and can take up to 3 to 4 weeks. I wrote back and told them they need to put that little tid bit of info on the web page. No answer directly to that but one that basically said they were sorry.

    I know why they don't put that on the web page.... because some folks may move on. So that one really ticked me off......

     

    And back to the boots.... I kept it on back order and they took almost 6 weeks to come in. I still do business with them but I email them now and ask is something is in stock first.

  5. Hey guys! I am trying to post a pic of my duo but I can't seem to find a way to attached a jpg and if I cut and paste it in the body I get an error message? How do i post a pic?

     

    Hey Dark Horse! There isn't a way to add photos to the wire directly. You need to post them through an online photo sharing website. I use Photobucket but there are many others. Some people don't like Photobucket and for sure they are getting a bit harder to get along with due to more and more stuff they are putting on their web page.

  6. Rugers are built like a tank... but I sold my set because I found I shot my Ubertis more.

     

    I have a set of open tops and a set made by Evil Roy. I really like shooting both sets. I also prefer the look of longer barrels! Here are mine... with the holsters I made for each set. I shoot cross draw.

     

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  7. As an update, Parson was wheeled into surgery earlier this morning according to his brother. I'll update as I hear more.

     

    Thanks to all that sent prayers.... he needs them which is ironic as he the one that always has a prayer or a good word for everyone else first.

     

    He always leads off every match big or small with a prayer. Last time I saw him was at our annual match in November. Parson led Cowboy Church on Sunday morning.

  8. heard on the late news as i set my radio alarm clock where a man killed someone so the DA wanted to subpoena his alexa but amazon resisted stating it does not record until its name is called.

     

    Acording to this article, it keeps 60 seconds of audio then rewrites over it or until a command is spoken. They are pretty cool.... I have two of them.

     

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/just-how-dangerous-alexa-shelly-palmer?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-hero-0-null&midToken=AQHcmtxIpuYbLg&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=3-sgMfjEeVfnA1

  9. Below is the text of an email we received from Diamond Lilly of the Peacemakers. Please keep him in your prayers during this time.

     

    Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:08 PM

    Subject: Need Prayers for a Peacemaker

     

    I received a very sad call from Ghost Raider today regarding his brother, Parson Delacroix (David Wilson).

    Parson has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and was admitted to UMMC in Jackson a few days ago.

    Parson is in ICU as of now, but may be moved to a room before his scheduled surgery on Tuesday of next week.

    We dont have many details right now, but Ghost Raider wanted to make sure their Cowboy Family knew about this and asked for prayers on his behalf. Ghost Raiders spoke of how important their Cowboy Family has been to them over the years, he will keep me updated on how things are going and when there is any additional information I will post it to our Mississippi Peacemaker facebook page.

     

    Please send prayers his way and ask that his doctors hands be guided,

     

    On behalf of the Peacemakers

    Diamond Lilly

     

     

  10. Not to hi-jack your thread here Deuce but I haven't been able to find a manual that gives very good instructions on Disassembly and Reassembly of S&W revolvers.

    I don't want to learn by trial and error but I have a couple of older revolvers that I would like to re-do the springs as they are weak.

    Do any of you know a good resource for this that also list the special tools needed?

     

    My apologies for the hi-jacking.

     

    Pat Riot

     

    Pat, I'm sure there are many others but I liked MannyCA's videos on slicking up a S&W revolver. He goes into great detail. As far as tools, just a good set of screwdrivers that you may already have. Revolvers are easy.

     

    He has it broken up into two parts. In these videos hes working on an older model 686 but the same can be used for just about any Smith.

     

    Part 1

     

    https://youtu.be/soM7MaK3T1A

     

    Part 2

     

    https://youtu.be/qkVIeiSWSiM

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  11. I put a Wilson spring kit in my 686 which was the rebound spring and main spring. It came with three different rebound and I used the lightest first which I really like. But I found I started getting light primer strikes with the main spring while shooting double action. Single was fine. I put a longer firing pin in but still had light strikes. (I'm using Winchester primers BTW)

    I finally found a fix by taking a spent large pistol primer and digging out the anvil which just left the cup and putting that between the main spring and the strain screw to give it a bit more tension. Its still lighter then the factory but I think a Wolf spring kit may be better.

    my .02 cents... your mileage may vary. :)

  12. That is another very beautiful piece of work you've done Yul!! Unbelievable! I love the touches you've done with the wheels too. I have the same wheels on my cart and would love to do something like that with the wood.

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    Johnny Dollar,

    How do you like those Altamont grips? I just bought some for one of my Vaqueros and I like them. I was thinking of getting a set similar to yours for my S&W model 19. It came with Pachmayr grips and the originals. I have the original grips on it now. Like the old Vaqueros, the grips bell at the base. I do not like that so I switched to Altamont "slim" grips. The ones you have on yours do not appear to be "belled" but appear consistently proportioned. Does the smooth front with the finger grooves give you a solid purchase on the grip?

     

     

    Pat, The grips are just as you described. They aren't belled and feel very good even with full house loads. I typical shoot my reloaded .38s in target shooting though. I find these grips very comfortable and easily handled even in a single handed hold. No problems with the smooth finger grooves at all.

  14. I have my Dads tags who was a Navy WWII vet. He was a Navy Aviation ordinanceman and was on a small airstrip on Russell Island in the Solomons. He was there from Jan. 10th 1943 till half way through '44 or so. I can post a photo of them later tonight if needed.

     

    And for Pat Riot... my Dad was also a Shellback having crossed on the way to the Solomons. His signed certificate says something to the effect of crossing during a mission of war. Love the mermaids... I don't see HR fighting you on that! :)

  15. A short tutorial on how many people do Ebay sniping:

     

    They keep 2 windows open. The first window is the item itself which they watch until the last second. They used to constantly refresh this page as the last 5 minutes didn't use to have a live countdown. The 2nd window is their bid window. They keep it right at the "confirm bid" part of the process. When there are seconds left, usually 2-5, they click "confirm bid" on their second window. The faster their internet connection, the less time they can leave at the end of the auction to perform sniping. If the bid goes higher than they had anticipated while watching, they can go back on the 2nd page and increase the amount. Then they go back to the "confirm bid" and continue watching.

     

    When I was younger, I used to do this. Now, I just enter the maximum that I care to spend with shipping charges figured into that dollar amount. Everything I buy from an Ebay auction is always an even dollar amount (when there is a shipping charge). Even if I get bid up with the auto bid, I never spend more than I would normally want to as it can never bid more than my maximum amount. When sniping, it's just like any other auction frenzy where you can easily end up spending more than you would normally care to.

    Where you looking over my shoulder? :) that's exactly how I used to do it when I was buying a lot off eBay. Used to refurbish old tube radios. EBay is a great place for radio parts and some at very good prices. The only thing bad about putting your maximum bid up front is lots of people come by and test the waters so to speak. They keep bumping and bumping by just a dollar or two. Drives me crazy.... just bid. So I'd just sit and wait till the end if possible and snipe it.

  16. Like others said, this is a side story. The Clone Wars movie was a side story too. Milking the franchise? You bet! Why not? I'd love to share some of that milk! :) anyway, the Star Wars franchise was going downhill until Disney bought them out. We went to Disneyworld a couple of weeks ago.... storm troopers where walking around everywhere!

    Just saw yesterday.... went full out. 3D and with HTX surround sound. Very cool!

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