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  1. OrneryOaf

    Belgium Colt

    Proof marks I guess...the more I learn about this pistol, the more I like it. Probably gonna keep it
  2. OrneryOaf

    Belgium Colt

    I gotta say, it seems very well made, tight springs, everything is smooth, ser#24xx made in 1963
  3. OrneryOaf

    Belgium Colt

    I've been researching these guns and wow..you guys were right, there are actually websites for collectors of these,lol...but for the life of me, prices are like 400- to Lord knows how high for the super nice ones with the shoulder stocks...
  4. OrneryOaf

    Belgium Colt

    me?
  5. OrneryOaf

    Belgium Colt

    For some reason I did t get one from you,I will try to pm you
  6. OrneryOaf

    Belgium Colt

    I'm a shooter, dont really collect. I may just shoot it. Its pretty nice now. Probably put it up on the mp.....also I looked at the croc site, pretty cool. Found out she was made in 1963.
  7. OrneryOaf

    Belgium Colt

    Gents, I got a nice score a few years ago at a pawn shop but dont know a lot about them. Its a Belgium made 1860 percussion pistol. Im used to the uberti and pietta as i shot them in sass. This one I've never shot as i read on the internet it was a special, made on colt tooling? Got the colt...
  8. OrneryOaf

    Lyman Great Plains Rifle

    I just got mine last week, got 2 boxes of Hornady 530 balls as well...gonna take her out tomorrow. I gotta say, out of the box, she is beautiful. I didnt expect such nice wood! Fit and finish are very nice. These guys on here led me to this one, now I gotta burn up some lead and powder! And I...
  9. OrneryOaf

    Suitable Lube in Ruger Old Model Army.

    Crisco on the ball....
  10. OrneryOaf

    Dow rod question

    I loves me some Track of the Wolf....Buffalo arms too
  11. OrneryOaf

    Dow rod question

    Lol, while I was posting...UPS hit the door
  12. OrneryOaf

    Dow rod question

    I will eventually get a steel one, but I already had oak dowels. The rod under the barrel is really tight and is a pain to get out. It looks good so I'm just gonna leave it.
  13. OrneryOaf

    New guy

    greetings, Sorry, I was remiss in not introducing myself. I'm from SW ohio/dayton/Cincinnati area. New to muzzleloading but not black powder shooting. I shot with the Big Iron Rangers in Middletown until my schedule changed and Saturdays are impossible now. I plan on shooting muzzleloaders in...
  14. OrneryOaf

    Dow rod question

    I've smoothed down the oak DOWEL and I'm gonna try to find a brass cap for the ball end and I will make a decent hardwood handle for the top.
  15. OrneryOaf

    Dow rod question

    Thank you all.
  16. OrneryOaf

    Dow rod question

    Ok, usually I don't admitt this but being a newbie, to hell with it. Got some new oak rods today...2 in 3/8 and 1 in 5/8...guess how well the 5/8 fits.
  17. OrneryOaf

    Dow rod question

    Excellent thanks! Oak is much easier for me to get and replace
  18. OrneryOaf

    Dow rod question

    Wouldn't oak, maybe red oak be just as good?? Soaked in boiled linseed oil..Sorry, I like oak
  19. OrneryOaf

    Crest butt plate fear

    the GPR looks like it has a decent moon crest on the end of it, its .54cal, so, crook-of-the -arm it is!
  20. OrneryOaf

    Crest butt plate fear

    Wow am I glad I read this, first muzzle loader will be delivered monday...I would beat the crap out of myself shooting modern style. This makes so much sense...thank you gang!
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