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Everything posted by Cholla

  1. They are cutting down the pine bark beetle killed ponderosa here as fast as they can so it isn’t a lack of material.
  2. I am working in Phoenix for the next few days. I am in a GPS monitored van so I can’t run all over creation. I need a pound of Reloder 7. Got any ideas where to look? I was told Bruno’s might have some but they are not answering the phones right now.
  3. Sal Lanara is “THE” guy an M1877 Colts. He understands them and makes them work perfectly.
  4. If I’m selling something it’s to make room or fund a new project. If it’s for a new project I need every penny I can get to make it happen. With prices elevated as they are I am going to treat it like fuel. I’m not going to sell diesel for what it sold for back in 1994 to fund buying gasoline today. And ammunition is as close to fuel as it can get. The projectile machine won’t go bang or pop without it. We have gas stations out here that are way off the main drag with gas 25 cents to a dollar higher than those in town. Yes, I try to buy my gas at Safeway but if I run low out in the boondocks I
  5. I have been in the Sportsman's Warehouse in Prescott and Flagstaff several times in the past month. Most times they have a selection of .223. I no longer have a need for it so I let it sit. I did pick up 1K of CCI bench-rest rifle primers for $60 which is not a whole lot different than pre-2020. I was at another local gun shop in Flagstaff and they had 1,000s of .223 at roughly a buck a shot. Again, didn't need any but they had it. The shelves are not totally vacant. The only thing I need is a pound of Reloder 7. That seems to be the bridge too far every where I check.
  6. https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2021/5/6/smith-wesson-plans-to-sell-thompsoncenter-arms
  7. I was in the USCG Honor Guard at one funeral. We had to use a screw-on plate to produce enough back pressure to cycle the action.
  8. Well, heck! He has missed 59 of my birthdays. Sounds like I'm due, big time.
  9. You are leaving yourself wide open to scammers by posting your phone number. It happens all the time on other forums I'm on. It is best to PM the seller using the Wire messaging system.
  10. I have been at several ranges that have stages that have shotgun targets on both sides of a post so that the shotgun needs to be pulled in while getting around the post. I have seen shooters with long barrel shotguns have issues getting safely around the post. The wear and tear would be a concern.
  11. Don't use white as a background. The camera meters the light from the white and under exposes the picture. A neutral color is best, like grey.
  12. And, be thinking of all the protestors that will be trying to ruin the hunt. They are already complaining that the local Native Americans should be allowed to kill the bison. And if I remember, this herd is not pure bison. I read they were part of a beef-alo experiment in the early part of the 20th century. Basically you going to have a biologist at your shoulder telling you which one you can shoot. And I saw somewhere that you only keep part of the meat. No thanks.
  13. I have one and use it from time to time. The bluing is flawless but the barrel edges are a little soft from the high-polish buffing. The wood has a beautiful burl in it. It functions flawlessly. There are plans on this forum somewhere to make a dowel spacer that prevents you from doing the Henry Hop. It is the only Henry offering that I like. The front sight is nickel and a little hard to see if I'm shooting in the shade. I have put black magic marker on it but it come right off. I don't think they can be short-stroked but when I'm using it, it's for the experience, not for speed and there is
  14. I wish everyone cleaned their cases, no matter the reason. We have a guy that uses the 45CS cases and they are so dirty and short that they blend in with the ground. As brass picker, I have a hard time seeing them. I like brass that gleams in the sun from 30 yards away.
  15. From the ad: "Here is a print of all the Registered Cattle Brands for the State of New Mexico. This was a tribute piece given to me By the Single Action Shooting Society. It Measures Approximately 23" X 23", on parchment paper, the ink is brown in color...I don't think many of these survived...I was going to get it framed, but my taste run a little on the expensive side so I held off.. $100.00 plus USPS Flat Rate Shipping in Tube. It would look great with your Cowboy image in the center." If it is something you want, I can send your information to him. He is Kid Sopris on the forum
  16. This is not mine and I don't know the guy but I thought some of you might be interested. https://www.coltforum.com/threads/ok-cowboys.384752/#post-3287585 It's a Founder's Ranch/New Mexico Cattle Brands thing on parchment paper. I have no idea what it was supposed to be used for or when it was made. Good luck. From his ad: "Here is a print of all the Registered Cattle Brands for the State of New Mexico. This was a tribute piece given to me By the Single Action Shooting Society. It Measures Approximately 23" X 23", on parchment paper, the ink is brown in
  17. And there's the old story about the soldier in basic training learning to fight with a bayonet. The instructor was telling the recruits that if the bayonet got stock in the body of the enemy, just fire the gun and the recoil would dislodge the bayonet. One recruit raised his hand and stated, if his gun still had ammo in it he wouldn't be needing the bayonet!
  18. I would say it would sell within minutes at $500. I would ask @Johnny Meadows,SASS#28485L about the cocking levers.
  19. Since most associate the Colt SAA with the Wild West, I would assume that is where they would focus their market. Never once did I see a Bat Masterson episode that took place in New England. In the period of the Second Generation SAAs, that's what was driving most of the market, the hundreds of westerns on TV and the silver screen.
  20. Have you asked on the Colt forums? The quality seems to be all over the place on them. I would think someone there could answer your questions. https://www.coltforum.com/threads/colt-saa-commemeratives.384148/ Using the link PWB posted I found this: https://www.bluebookofgunvalues.com/#/SearchCategory/Gun/513/COLTS_MANUFACTURING_COMPANY_LLC_FACTORY_COMMEMORATIVES_SPECIAL_LIMITED_EDITIONS
  21. The Baikal is the workhorse of SxS for CAS. I have one that I bought from Johnny Meadows a few years ago. They seem to be a tank. However, if I'm going to spend $1k on a shotgun, it's going to be a CZ single-trigger SxS.
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