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Sidewinder Bill

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  1. Thank you Bushy! Happy Easter to you and your family plus our extended CAS family everywhere.
  2. Since all the matches are now cancelled or on hold I decided to shoot an "Annual" at my temporary "range" (aka garage). Set up two tables with computer at the end set to the Virtual Timer and next to my shotgun. Picked and printed 12 stages from the PRVC site and set to shooting....clicked the start moved over to position 1 and when the timer beeped - shot the pistols, moved to rifle and finally to shotgun then quickly hit the space bar to stop the timer. Results: The good - Shot all stages clean, average 18.5 seconds, I won my category (gunfighter), fastest on each stage, came in first overall! What a confidence booster! Not to mention my wife was happy to get me out of the house! The bad - Couldn't tell those pesky spotters why they were blind and missed the edge hits (I usually do for some strange reason), missed my fellow shooters, pot-lucks, score reading, the "shot that got away" tall tales and the great outdoors. The ugly - My grumpiness being locked in my garage and all those darn holes I need to patch on the garage door (coulda sworn they were all snap-caps)! Go ahead & give it a try...good mental practice! Thanks to Roger Rapid on putting this together! Sidewinder Bill
  3. Calling all cowboys, cowgirls, fiddlers, banjo enthusiasts, g'tar players, drummers, strummers and mandolin pickers plan to attend the 5th Annual Lazy Arrow shootout as the theme this year is "Songs of the West" and you WILL NOT want to miss the evening jam session that is welcome to all! The theme will be part of all the stages as well as cowboy music played thur our very own "high tech gramophone speakers" (we acquired them directly from the basement trash can of the Smithsonian...Roger Rapid is a miracle engineer in getting the contraceptions to work!). I also hear that real coyotes...who roam the 35,000 acre Camatta Ranch...may "sing along" with us during the jam session...and won't that be a "howl" lot of fun! (sorry) Sign up soon as the event is filling fast and the songs that will be sung of this shoot will go on..and on....or until next year's Annual! Look forward to seeing you there.
  4. Long guns from private parties are not a problem shipping to CA FFL (as long as they are CA Legal...and to my knowledge...all our cowboy guns are legal). Hand guns are a different issue. CA DOJ does allow SAA 's and other single action handguns from a private party to FFL's in CA but other handguns most FFL's will not accept (must use a FFL from the senders state). However some FFL's are not aware of the single action exception and may not accept ANY handguns from any O of S private parties...so CA buyers need to be sure their local FFL's are aware of this. Don't write off CA because of 4 crazy counties...there are 54 other counties that are not so nutty.
  5. Thank you Jefro & Jailhouse Jim for the input and leads! I have received several other suggestions and will get to work on restoring them. SW Bill
  6. Thank you for the response. I will did a bit deeper and see. Will just live with it to keep them correct to the original revolver. Colt letter coming on the 1862 and see what it comes up with.
  7. I recently acquired 2 original 1860 Army revolvers. The one manufactured in 1862 (4 screw version) is in great shape but will not stay at half cock. The other manufactured in 1867 (civilian 3 screw version) stays in half cock but does not index well and the cylinder does not line up with the hammer. With the 1862...the cylinder & hammer line up perfectly and index very well. Any idea what parts I need to get both these running smoothly? Or anyone who works on them? Thanks for any advise/suggestions! Happy New Year to all.... SWB
  8. Thanks for everyones advice. Getting a Colt letter is the next step. One was manufactured in 1862 and the other 1868. Happy New Year to all...
  9. Thank you for the information Coffinmaker...these will stay in the family. Just want to do some research and get information for my father-in-law and he hopes I get them to a point where they can be used at least one more time...as does my son where they will go next!
  10. For Christmas my father-in-law gifted both his original 1860 Colt Army's that were his fathers pride & joy. I have a great father in law! He used them last in the 1960's. I am trying to identify them and get more detail. I have no experience with revolvers of this type. Both my father in law and his father were born in Texas and presume the guns emanated from there. The butt end of one appears to have been used as a hammer. With the other one the serial number is still readable. With both...the barrel, stock, cylinder and butt (one at least) serial numbers all match. Everything appears original. 2 missing screws at the trigger area on one (the other does not have the screws at all) and the one is missing a pin holding the rod under the barrel. Any help on these guns or a good source for research would be great! Hope all my cowboy family had a great Christmas like I did! Hope the photos come through... SWB http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/SidewinderBill4/library/1860%20Colt%20Army
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