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    A couple of original spike hawks

    None of that was necessary. If i have offended you, i apologize.
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    A couple of original spike hawks

    I'm not trying to be mean, but there has been quite a brisk business going on for several decades, selling anything and everything as a gen-u-wine Indian tomahawk. Caveat emptor.
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    A couple of original spike hawks

    Ice axes. Late 19th-early 20th century. ;)
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    Rifles of Colonial America #132

    This is displayed right in front, near the front door, in a stand-alone case, across from a big glass case full of derringers and revolvers. Also holding a very fancy French gold-inlaid double gun, probably by Boutet, but I didn't really even look at that! :D All of the guns have information...
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    Rifles of Colonial America #132

    For those who happen to live in the general area, and you want to see first hand a genuine early American rifle, RCA #132 is on display at Dixie Gun Works. Apparently it has been there forever.... if I had known that, I'd have gone there a long time ago just to see it! I had only been there...
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    Finger in the trigger guard on single action revolvers?

    I'm glad I don't have to go to a "range"!
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    Finger in the trigger guard on single action revolvers?

    Can't spin it without your finger in the triggerguard.
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    authentic 18th century finish

    I've tried that before, and got NOTHING.
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    Un-confuse me about Uberti

    While this is definitely so, a new gun shouldn't require work, the fact is that if the problem is such that it can be relatively easily taken care of (burrs or whatever), you would be much better off just doing it and being done. You could send it back for repair or replacement..... and you...
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    Holster Storage of Handguns

    How would you know it was a mistake? ;)
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    Holster Storage of Handguns

    My guns rust from handling and sweat, not from the holsters they are in. Of course, all my holsters are treated with neatsfoot oil and beeswax. They don't really hold moisture, and are, of course, a bit oily themselves. If the holster is clean and dry, I've never had problems. Which I guess...
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    Un-confuse me about Uberti

    If you're asking about the fable that guns imported through Cimmaron, Taylors', or whoever (insert favorite importer here), were somehow better in fit and finish, I think it is just that.... a fable. Internet BS. As to which is better, Pietta or Uberti, I find that Uberti guns look and feel...
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    Pros and Cons of Carrying a Flat Powder Horn

    18th century German powder horns are universally flat. They were made to carry in a pocket. I have yet to see any old flat horn that was "full sized", and carried on a strap as one would carry a normal horn.
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    Holster Storage of Handguns

    I have never had problems storing a gun in a holster or even an old leather gun rug (which you probably can't even get anymore, because they're so "dangerous"!).
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    How to apply fake striping

    There exists a gun by John Bonewitz that has the remnants of apparently-original red grain paint on the stock. I don't mean painted curl, I mean the stock was grain-painted just like PA German furniture often was. It probably wasn't done a lot, but it was done. ;)
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