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    Flintlock dragoons with holsters

    Thank you. That is helpful information. I don't know that the pistols came from France. I know he came over in 1850 and was killed in 1852. The pistols may have come with him or he may have gotten them once in NM.
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    Flintlock dragoons with holsters

    What are potential models of dragoon flintlock pistols in 1850s NM with possible origin in France. Probably way too broad of a question but any direction is appreciated. That he was a newly arrived immigrant may help some. I.e. they were probably not a well to do family heirloom worn daily.
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    Flintlock dragoons with holsters

    My 4x great uncle was killed in 1852 in New Mexico and had a pair of flint lock dragoon pistols with holsters stolen from him. Attached are pictures of a flyer and newspaper notice. The Spanish version is more intact than the English. He immigrated from France with my grandfather in 1850. Any...
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    Hang fire

    Haven't had a hangfire yet, but I've got a sticky trigger I need to work on. More than a few times I've gone through my 10-count and squeezed figuring the trigger wasn't budging only to have it go off just as I was about to let go. Since my mind was going that way, my head has already shifted...
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    Always be prepared when approaching shot game.

    I almost did this last year. Thought I'd gotten a good heart shot on a 2yo bull bison on my second round into him. Turns out that I'd only broken his front legs. As we approached, he went to jump up swinging towards me. Instinctively, I reared my rifle and went to swing the butt at him. A voice...
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    Bison

    Very nice, sir! I drew for the Ft Pecks rez last year and tried my .58 with PRB at 100 yards. Bull shrugged it off and got away with no blood. Ended up harvesting with modern rifle on another bull. By the will of the gods, I drew again this year. Crony'd the PRB load and it went below 1000 ft...
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    Local Paper Write Up

    Thanks for the tip. I pulled out some rubber corks and drilled into them. Bought a bunch for speedloaders I made.
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    Local Paper Write Up

    I'm sure if the game manager wasn't sure the bull I hit was okay he'd have charged me. He did warn me about overpenetration and finding myself purchasing two animals. Henry Red Cloud up there does amazing work with his renewable energy education center. He says his goal is to get the native...
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    Local Paper Write Up

    Me too. I didn't have issue. Maybe I did have to scroll around ads. Don't remember. Somos primos todos!
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    Local Paper Write Up

    I did on the last one. Write up below. Hoping to do better on this one. Done a lot more practice and built a bipod out of dowels with 16p nails for feet. https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/buffalo-hunt-descending-slide-whistle.111097/
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    Local Paper Write Up

    A friend featured my rifle build for her column in the local paper. https://www.timescall.com/2019/09/22/betty-heath-celebrating-hispanic-heritage/?fbclid=IwAR31zJ8DNRtA7OHQ8yz5X9GT87NGr4yr1EaeHjskn5dMKRKOPJOy9bFADac
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    HELP! Cleaning jag stuck

    Probably. I did 3gr and when that didn't work, I tried another 3. Couldn't tell if it was going off or I was just hearing the cap. Didn't want to risk more in case it wasn't. Probably. Is that a common issue when using patches in between shots? Usually my shoulder gives out after a few and I...
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    HELP! Cleaning jag stuck

    The 3F didn't work. Fortunately, there were some guys at the range and one of them had a CO2 discharger. Blew it most of the way up the barrel. Enough to screw the rod back into the jag and yank it out. The patch was plenty burned so at least I know the powder was going off.
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    HELP! Cleaning jag stuck

    Irony.
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