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    Restore finish

    My nephew has an old Hatfield rifle. During the cleaning process, some of the cleaning solution trickled down the sides of the butt stock. It didn’t cause him any concern. The rifle was put away clean. After a few days, he checked the rifle and noticed streaks along the stock where the...
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    Bullet boards

    I watched the 1947 movie "Unconquered" the other day. I noticed in a couple of scenes bullet boards being carried or used. I thought that was very interesting for the movie folks to get that bit in. I also noticed Gary Cooper, the main character carried what looked very much like a Jaeger rifle...
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    Stainless 1860 Colt

    I recently aquired a stainless Colt 1860 Army. I noticed that the serial number on the wedge does not match the rest of the revolver. I know it is like a needle in a haystack chance... Any stainless Colt owners out there with a mis-matched wedge? I think it would be kind of interesting to...
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    Stainless Colt 1860

    I recently aquired a stainless Colt 1860 Army. I noticed that the serial number on the wedge does not match the rest of the revolver. I know it is like a needle in a haystack chance... Any stainless Colt owners out there with a mis-matched wedge? I think it would be kind of interesting to...
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    Stainless 1851 Navy

    I recently came across a stainless 1851 Colt Navy. I understand only about 490 of these were produced. This particular revolver is in the original box. Included in the box is a tag from Butterfield and Butterfield that says "Colt Factory Archive Collection". Along with the tag, I found a...
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    Lincoln movie

    I saw the new "Lincoln" movie last night. It was a bit long, but I think it had to be to cover the subject. I thought it was extremely well done. The backgrounds and costuming were outstanding. The story line wasn't one that kept me on the edge of the seat, but it was a good story all the same...
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    John Wayne's Alamo

    I watched the Duke's Alamo today. I have seen it dozens of times over the years. Today, I noticed that the Duke carried a small knife in a sheath attached to his shooting bag strap. Keep in mind this movie was released in 1960. I wonder how accurate that little bit of equipment is/ was, having...
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    Fabricating parts

    I know this has been asked and answered before, and there was a recent, excellent tutorial on how to bend brass or silver. For the life of me, I can't find the post(s) referring to that. If I remember correctly, there was an instructional piece on bending and shaping trigger guards, ramrod pipes...
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    Suggestions for preservative

    I am looking for a good preservative for a couple of my pieces. My concern is for protecting the gold inlays as well as the deep bluing. Some things I have read claim to be only good for one thing and maybe not the other. Other products, or combinations of products I have read about claim to be...
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    Dangerous Custom Build

    The story behind this is very long. I'll try to be brief. Several years ago I contracted with a builder to build two custom flintlock rifles. One was to be a retirement gift to myself, the second was a surprise gift for my brother. After many delays on the part of the builder, and promises of...
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    Pistol rate of twist

    I would just like to get some of your thoughts regarding the rate of twist for pistol barrels. I am interested in either .45 cal (.440 ball) or .50 cal (.490 ball), mostly for target shooting. The barrel length would be 10" approximately and flintlock. Any favorite makes of barrel? I am thinking...
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    Unconquered

    I just picked up the movie "Unconquered" from Costco for six bucks. It was released in 1947 and stars Gary cooper and Paulette Goddard. The story is set somewhere in the 1760's, in the Ohio country. The story was interesting and the scenery and costumes I thought were excellent. Cooper carries...
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    Assault Walker

    Get a load of this bad boy... :shake:
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    Jack's Powder Keg

    I just want to say how pleased I am with service I received from Jack's Powder Keg. Jack went more than the extra mile in my case. I found him to be an outstanding individual with a great sense of humor. He likes ham sandwiches, and his wife needles him about using light mayonaise. If you are...
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    Appaloosa

    I saw the movie "Appaloosa" today. Excellent movie I thought. Good cast and acting, scenery, location, and story. Just a good plain old western with no drugstore cowboys. So get yourself some popcorn, sit down and relax. You will be in for a pleasant, entertaining story. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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    Belgian Colt 1860 Army

    Here is a try at posting pictures. This is my Belgian Colt.
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    Does anybody know Mfg dates by serial number ?

    I have a Navy Arms .36 Navy made by Uberti. There are no proof marks on it, just the serial number, Navy Arms Co, made in Italy and A.U for Uberti. The serial number is four digits only. Any ideas ?
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    Colt 1860 copy

    I have a copy of a Colt 1860 Army. I picked this thing up in 1972-73 for I think about $35.00. I bought it from the original owner who purchased it in the 1960's sometime. It has had very few rounds through it. There are no markings on this revolver other than "1960 ARMY" on top of the barrel, a...
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    Define "Traditional" vs "Period Correct"

    The heading asks the question. Just where do you draw the line ?
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    Pyrodex pellets

    I went to the range this past weekend and saw for my first time Pyrodex pellets being used. At first I didn't think anything of the other shooter who was using those things, or even what he was using at the time. After I finished my shot, I stood back and watched other shooters on the line. This...
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