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  1. Smokey Plainsman

    Making Wads

    Today I punched some wads for my .44s: 2:1 lamb’s tallow and beeswax using Durofelt pure wool felt. Saves a ton of money over store bought and they work far better. Keeps the fouling buttery soft even after many rounds. If you don’t make your own wads you should try it, you’ll like it guys.
  2. Smokey Plainsman

    Bluing Help? And Custom Grips?

    After so much time I am finally about to repair my Uberti 1858. A while back I antiqued it but now I’m wanting to reblue it and also have custom wood grips made out of osage orange wood, my favorite wood. Anyone know anybody that can reblue my gun and make grips for it? Thanks!
  3. Smokey Plainsman

    Beer Can Busters of the World Unite

    You’d have a stroke if you saw some spots in Nevada, it’s really bad.
  4. Smokey Plainsman

    Beer Can Busters of the World Unite

    I didn’t think you were but we live in an accusational society these days, some never like to miss a chance to judge.
  5. Smokey Plainsman

    Beer Can Busters of the World Unite

    How emasculating lol.;) Tin cans, no matter the previous contents, are always a whoot and a wholler to shoot. A fat “low n’ slow” .44 roundball from a cap n’ ball pistol will send them sky high and it’s always a pleasure.
  6. Smokey Plainsman

    What Is A Horse Pistol

    Regardless of the historic terminology, I prefer to call them “pony busters”, or “nay nay blasters”. But that’s just me.
  7. Smokey Plainsman

    What are you putting your money on. Draw

    Remington 1858 .44. I think they’re a little more robust than the Colt’s, have much better sights, and have good stopping power. There’s also the ability to carry additional loaded cylinders, even though most agree that probably wasn’t really done much back then in real life.
  8. Smokey Plainsman

    The first poor boys

    Here’s an Allen Martin Schimmel:
  9. Smokey Plainsman

    I’m Getting Back Into It Gang

    Thanks, gang! Didn’t know there were as bad of shortages in black powder components. I knew about the cap shortage, but flints too? Dang it. :( I’m about to get out my ‘ol wrist rocket at this rate!! Are pebbles n’ stones in short supply too???
  10. Smokey Plainsman

    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    They can help, but there are other reasons it happens. A rough hammer face and too weak of a mainspring are two other big culprits.
  11. Smokey Plainsman

    They went that a way!

    I just need some Remy 10s as a couple of my pistols is set up fer ‘em.
  12. Smokey Plainsman

    They went that a way!

    I’ve got a box of 1000 of them CCIs still tucked in one of my Rubbermaids. Need to bust out the ole smokin’ piece soon, and I’m not just talkin’ about my old see-gar stash, neither.
  13. Smokey Plainsman

    I’m Getting Back Into It Gang

    Thank you sir! Ehhh... it was lol but if you check the news, yeah there’s been some goings on that we can’t really discuss here but it’s going to cause a massive shakeup on unmentionable ammo supplies again.
  14. Smokey Plainsman

    I’m Getting Back Into It Gang

    Gang, Hello! :) I haven’t been so active here as of late but I am getting back into the muzzleloading hobby. As some here may be tracking, and this subject is a touchy one on this board, so I won’t elaborate much, but there has been an extreme upset in the unmentionable ammo supply recently...
  15. Smokey Plainsman

    Shot the GRP today..

    Sorry but that group doesn’t count. The target was upside down.
  16. Smokey Plainsman

    WANTED WTB Ruger Old Army

    Hello friends! I am recently back from a military deployment and have a bit of money saved up and am looking to buy a Ruger Old Army. I’d prefer one in stainless with adjustable sights but would also consider buying blued. I’m desiring one in nice shape and if you happen to have one you aren’t...
  17. Smokey Plainsman

    Outlaw Meowsy Wales

    This is not my photo but I saw it on Reddit today. The guy posted a picture of his cat and a few fine brass framed percussion revolvers. He titled the post “The Outlaw Meowsy Wales” and I thought it was cute. It’s these kinds of things that help keep me grounded in a crazy world.
  18. Smokey Plainsman


    I am not interested in the Liegi, just the Derimger model. Does anyone have any hands on with this Italian pocket rocket? Thanks guys!
  19. Smokey Plainsman


    How's the Pedersoli Derringer? Quality? Fun gun? I want one and a Barlow knife to make a 19th century "EDC" setup lol. Have always fancied them and I know Pedersoli is usually good but can have duds. Thoughts?
  20. Smokey Plainsman

    Sourdough has left the building...

    Well Cranberries. :( I'm sorry to hear of his passing, his writings on the percussion revolver will go on and help others for years. Great man.