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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    Somebody buy this please. I am starting to get weak. I don't need anymore contender barrels.
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    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    Anyone have the current contact info for Dan Theodore? Most of the www.bpcr.net links don't work anymore.
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    Yesterday, 03:29 PM
    More detail on the spin drift of the 1884 sight...
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    The Trapdoor Springfield Buffington 1884 sight is angled to compensate for spin drift. The 03 sight is a version of the Buffington 1884. The 1903 sight is angled like the 1884 just less. Top two pics are 1884's and the bottom is an 1903. My 1884...
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread gun blew up in Our Town
    What is a "large dangerous air space"? As the volume of the space increases the pressure will go down with equal charge weights. I can understand a lodged bullet acting as a restriction but, other than blackpowder, I don't agree with the "large...
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    Yesterday, 09:27 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 4759 in Canister & Surplus Powder
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 AM
    Context is everything. In this context we are talking about a slang used by the buffalo hunters on the plains of America via their original writings. http://truewest.ning.com/profiles/blogs/needle-guns ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-16-2015, 11:45 PM
    Intersting read by Frank Mayer's but his writings are considered suspect by historians. http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/five/buffalo.htm
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-16-2015, 07:33 PM
    In reading a fair number of journals and firsthand accounts of the buffalo hunters most were very specific about the firearms used. The term needle gun is used a fair amount. Some believe it’s the Trapdoor for the long firing pin other claim it...
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  • Sagebrush7's Avatar
    04-16-2015, 02:32 PM
    Give or take a dozen! Not much interest I suppose.
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  • John Allen's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 01:28 PM
    That is a really nice Savage. I have been looking to add one to my collection for awhile now.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 10:04 AM
    Black Powder. 1F filled to the top and seat a bullet
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    04-15-2015, 09:59 AM
    tomme boy replied to a thread Catfishing in Fishing Spots
    My uncle was a commercial fisherman for 55 years. He told me to get the best tasting cats to take a hatchet and cut off the tail about a 1/4'' into the meat while they are alive and to let them bleed out. I do this all the time now. You would not...
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    04-14-2015, 10:37 PM
    I'm from WI. and maybe could have made you some , but time is not on my side this spring. Where are you located, I'm not sure where the North of the cheddar Curtain is? Earlier in the spring, I had big plans on smelting a bunch of WWs and it...
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    04-14-2015, 06:58 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread gun blew up in Our Town
    Since Char-Gar's posts I have been searching the web. I am not finding anything.
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  • Sagebrush7's Avatar
    04-14-2015, 05:06 PM
    Used Lithographic plate it is your best choice. Newspapers use .007 and .012. Copper has to be of the right hardness or Charlies FC tools will make shoes out of them. If you can source C210 copper or equivalent will work. At Sages Outdoors we use...
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    04-14-2015, 01:35 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Mil. photos in Our Town
    Very very cool.
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    04-13-2015, 08:15 PM
    Very Nice!!!!!!!!
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-13-2015, 07:36 PM
    tomme boy replied to a thread Catfishing in Fishing Spots
    We don't have blues here. The channels get up to about 20 lbs. But they are very rare. The commercial fishing has wiped them out. Thinking about traveling south to look for them.
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  • John Allen's Avatar
    04-13-2015, 12:38 PM
    I love shooting the old stuff and you have a nice one there. Enjoy it.
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  • John Allen's Avatar
    04-13-2015, 10:20 AM
    Waksupi, I agree totally on this. Some of the stuff I see be made by individual craftsmen is astounding. The last Dixons Muzzleloading Fair I saw a 45 cal full stock with such fine engravings and patterns that I could not believe it was all done...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-13-2015, 08:22 AM
    tomme boy started a thread Catfishing in Fishing Spots
    So who here likes to catfish? I have been fishing for them all my life. But in the last year or so, I have been getting into it more an more. This year I have been getting rods and reels just for fishing them this year. I have even started to set up...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-12-2015, 10:27 PM
    I have done a fair amount of reading on this subject and the 50-70 Govt TD, 45/70 TD and the 44-77 Remington RRB seem to be the most widely used. Army gave out tons of 50-70 & 45-70s to rid the plains of Buffalo. The Sharps percussion may have...
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    04-12-2015, 05:57 PM
    The TAC X is the best I can do for you..I don't make a harder/ higher temp lube and don't plan on soon.. I have used both in some hot weather but you can be a better judge. I just don't have access to hot weather like you do for testing.I know my...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-11-2015, 10:37 PM
    Good information on the subject. Can't find it now but I read a very well document article with the railroads records of all hide and ammo shipped during the time period. ...
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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