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Black Angus McPherson

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  1. Local TV station did a story about a diver and the items he recovered in "The Party Cove" at the Lake of the Ozarks in MO. For those that have not heard of "The Party Cove" it's a section of the lake where partiers regularly congregate and tie their boats together to party. Items recovered included guns, sex toys and high $$ jewelry along with watches, phones and misc. other stuff. Angus
  2. My guess: Fox or Coyote. When we had chickens and ducks we lost a few to them. Saw a fox dragging a duck toward the tree line one day. We managed to rescue the duck but he was messed up in the head, mentally, from that time on. We also lost several chickens to dogs. You are right, dogs tend to just tear them up and leave them laying around. We came home and found 5 dead chickens, just torn up and left for dead one day shortly after seeing a couple loose dogs in the area. Kind of like vandals. I really hate vandals. I'm not a fan of thieves, either, but at least I can understand thieves. Angus
  3. Never heard of it. Where might one find it and what is it about? Angus
  4. Thanks everybody for the help. Dawg, I think that is what I printed out some time back that is currently hiding somewhere around the house. Warden, it's always easier, for me, to watch someone first. I like Part I, I'll have to check out Part II. Cemetery, I like that fix better than filling in the slot with JB Weld or some such thing. J-Bar, I can use that idea. I've got a Pietta Remington that needs a spring. I'll have to check to see if the same fix works on Remingtons. Angus
  5. I had info on smoothing up and tuning cap and ball guns, but now I can't find it. I think what I had was written by Larson E. Pettifogger. I always planned on doing a little work on my guns but never had the time. Now I think I may have some time but I no longer have the info. So I'd appreciate it if one of you pards would point me to some of the articles written on tuning the Colt '51 Navy, Colt '60 Army and '58 Remington New Army revolvers. Add the Colt Dragoon to that list since I recently added one to my collection. BTW, I have both Ubertis and Piettas, if that makes any difference. I'm sure a lot of the info will be the same between models, but it's the tiny details that'll kill ya. Thanks, Angus
  6. I'm wondering how this differs from those freak double 1911's. Don't they fire two cartridges out of two separate barrels with one pull of one trigger? Why would one be legal and the other illegal? Angus
  7. +1 with a caveat and a question. I shoot .44-40 in my rifle. (You asked about pistols) My pistols are cap guns loaded with real BP and a soft lead ball. I noticed several people mentioned using FFg in their loads. I would have thought FFFg would be better for pistol cartridges. So, why 2F instead of 3F? p.s. I have just started experimenting with real BP in the rifle with a Mav-Dutchman(?) bullet. Still wheel weights. I didn't notice any leading in the barrel with the ~50 rounds fired, but it was much dirtier when I looked down it. Any difference between 2F and 3F in a rifle? Angus
  8. Now that would probably really hurt if I thought ever had enough cash to pay for it. Oh, heck, it hurts anyway knowing that I didn't at least get a chance to first to walk sadly out of the store without it knowing I couldn't afford it. But now I have to ask: Who was hiding such a pretty thing on their shelf around here? (Or is there a secret gun shop near me that I don't know about?) Angus p.s. I'll try to remember to bring some extra .44 WCF with me to matches in case you bring her. I'll even bring some of that smokeless stuff in case that's what she likes.
  9. Darn, wish I'd seen this before I posted in the thread on the "regular" Wire. Now I feel foolish. Angus
  10. Sorry to have to tell you, but I heard he got shot four times with a .44 No Less, No More (Oh come on!! You know you were ALL thinking it.) Angus
  11. Oh, man! You're killing me! Hiding that pretty lady in a steel box is just a crime. I'd be happy to give her a good home and take her out for a good time every now and then. I'd even let you watch me shoot her. With Black Powder, of course. I've even got a nice '73 in .44-40 she could snuggle with while in the safe. Your pard, Angus
  12. Interesting. Of all the stuff I've found I'm surprised my dad didn't keep his dog tags. I have my grandfather's Army tags from WWI but I've never even seen US Navy dog tags from WWII, much less my dad's. Thanks, Angus
  13. My dad was in the WWII Navy and recently, my son was asking if I had his dog tags. I have a fair amount of stuff from my dad's navy days but I don't recall ever seeing any dog tags. My question is: Does, or did, the US Navy ever use dog tags? If not, what was the navy equivalent in WWII? BTW, a couple of the things I have from my dad are a subpoena from Posieden(sp?) and a HUGE certificate for the order of the shellbacks or lobsterbacks or some-such signed by Davy Jones and Poseiden for crossing the equator. Does the navy still do that? Angus
  14. As a kid we went Christmas caroling on Christmas eve. Christmas morning was breakfast (coffee cakes, gooey butter cake and grapefruit) and stockings with the grandparents at our house. About noon we headed over to the grandparents' (The three living were in the same house - unusual, I know) for more stockings and presents, lunch and football. Granddad loved football. A late afternoon snack (we were too full to eat a real supper) and we kids were tuckered out and ready to head home. Now, my wife and I still carol along the same street on Christmas eve carrying on a tradition started by my parents in the '40's with the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association. The folks along the street know we're coming and many have cookies and candies to pass out to our group. When one family along the route sold their house a few years ago they told the new owners they had to stay home on Christmas eve for the carolers. One of the houses always has a party and has a traditional German Christmas tree. Real candles (fire extinguishers) and everything. Really gets Christmas started right. My grandparents and mother are long gone. We lost my dad a few months ago. My kids (the ones still in the area) occasionally join us caroling. Christmas day is everybody (weather permitting) at out house for breakfast, stockings, presents and lunch. Angus
  15. Alright, dang-it! I've been waiting and waiting and nobody has asked.. What is the recipe for those? Angus
  16. Noz, As I understand it you can still get a MO permit that will have reciprocity in SOME states. I think part of the new law also allows you to get a "lifetime" MO carry permit. IIRC the fee for the lifetime permit is $500. I don't believe "Constitutional" carry has any reciprocity. However, that raises other questions I do not know the answer for: Does Constitutional carry allow someone from another state to carry in MO without a permit? Does any state with Constitutional carry allow an out of stater to carry without a permit? Does one state with Constitutional carry allow a person from another state with Constitutional carry to carry concealed without a permit? My guess is no to all of the above, but I don't KNOW. Angus
  17. I used to DVR darts when it was shown around midnight on one of the sports channels a couple years ago. Watching someone throw a perfect game is pretty impressive on the rare occasions it occurs. The first time I watched darts on tv I was a little dubious about it being a spectator sport. The commentators make all the difference. I don't recall seeing this Van Gerwen guy, but I do recall Phil Taylor and some other big heavyset English bloke that was the big darts hot-shot at the time. I played on a league many, many moons ago. I set up a dart board in my basement when we last moved. Haven't played in a bar since the move and haven't thrown a dart anywhere for close to 20 years. As a kid, playing darts consisted of standing on one side of a basement or garage and flinging darts at a board on the opposite wall. Lots of little holes in walls. Not so many in the dart board. The first time I threw regulation darts I thought "Wow. It's so close. This has got to be easy." Ha. I guess that's what folks think the first time they shoot CAS, too. If they show it on a channel I get I'll surely watch it. BTW, I never did figure out that song the crowd sings during breaks and at the end of the show. I'm not sure if it's a darts thing or just a European sports thing. Angus
  18. Man, what a ride! The Great MO Boat ride was a blast. I had the pleasure of shooting it a couple times and never could load and shoot fast enough to hit them all. I seem to recall you had two shooters at a time on the ride. From the bank it looked like the boat was crawling along. From the boat trying to shoot the targets you'd swear you were pulling skiers behind. One of my favorite memories of the "ride" was watching two Black Powder shooter's tooling along the far side of the large farm pond/ small lake shooting the targets. The wind, well, light breeze, was blowing the same direction and speed the boat was going so after the first flurry of shots there was just a growing cloud of smoke moving along the far bank. FWIW it was a just-for-fun side match. No score was kept. Maybe bragging rights if you could lie well enough to convince anyone you actually hit all the targets. Good times. Angus
  19. Well, I could use a holster for a Colt's Dragoon. I could also use a hand and spring for a Pietta '58 Remington. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Angus
  20. Well, Bad Hand, I guess there's our answer. If he didn't have a pretty gun we'd probably never have heard of him. Angus
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