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If they ever repeal the

If they ever repeal the Hughes Amendment I'll consider it.  I might have to switch to 9x23Winchester to get enough pressure.  But I could do that, just need the reamer.  It would drop my ammo capacity unless I loaded 100gr wadcutters flush with the ends of the shells...I'd bet I could get them moving somewhere north of 1,400fps if I did that so...it's actually tempting.  Might be able to get two 100gr pills doing 1,000fps in 9x23 cases, which would be rather interesting too.

In 9x19Para I *think* I can push the 100gr wadcutters to 1,200fps and still be able to cram 10 into my long mags.  That would give me 15 out of the holster and 25 with just one reload, which would be maybe enough to make it competitive in IPSC Open Revolver running against DA wheelguns with 8rd cylinders.  I could also clear an entire SASS stage with one gun, one reload if they'd let me as a joke.

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Well, earlier in the thread

Well, earlier in the thread (about a year ago...) I stated that I sensed some new single action six guns coming my way in the new year. Also said I hoped to finally get a Colt SAA.

Turns out I DID manage to finally get that elusive Colt a few months back. And very recently, I scored #2, the Storekeepers Model. Both in 45 Colt, of course!
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BTW, Singlesixj asked the turnaround time from Thad Rybka on a Speed Scabbard. I ordered a left handed one from him for the SAA in 4 3/4, it arrived in about 6 weeks. Not bad at all!

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T Bone

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Great Looking Guns!

T-Bone: Looks like Christmas came early and those presents  look good. Chris S

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Thanks Chris

Thanks, yep I am pretty pleased! Still have the Italians in my avatar too. Funny, counting up these plus lever guns and mule eared shotguns, it turns out cowboy guns total about 1/3 of my firearms collection.  Never planned it that way. They just sorta "snuck up" on me. Lol...

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T Bone

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Sweet guns, T Bone

I really think the bird head grip model is stunning. I always thought I wouldn't like something like that, but yours has changed my mind. I think that style would be the cats PJ's for concealed carry. Especially with the short barrel.
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BIRDSHEAD & CONTROL

T Bone,
How does the recoil and control compare with that birdshead grip to the standard?
Just wondering due to that rather abrupt hump, and profile that seems like it would distribute recoil differently.

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Concealed carry

Yep. Actually I am surprised at how well the 4 3/4 inch full grip SAA conceals in a Milt Sparks IWB Summer Special- it rides VERY low, so the majority of the gun is below the waisband. That said, I have ordered a Summer Special for the 4 inch barreled Storekeepers Model too, should be here in 2-3 months. That curved grip has a similar effect as bobbing the bottom of a 1911 grip- except maybe more so. It goes great in my existing Summer Special, but I never like to carry a shorter gun in a longer holster. Will also be ordering one or two OWB holsters for it- the Combat from D.M. Bullard of Texas (found I like this better than the Mernickle PS6 SA, which isn't bad in it's own right).

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T Bone

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I picked up an unfired NRA

 

I picked up an unfired NRA Centennial second gen SAA a few months back  ---- (not many people seem to shoot these, but they can be had for much less than a non commemorative gun it seems -- not cheap, but cheaper)  caliber is .45

Colts and Winchesters go together nicely, and this is a great companion to my .45 Trapper 

 

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Bottom pic is when i felt i needed to rectify its unfired condition 

 

 

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OK --- Its official -- i have no idea how to post photos here using photobucket --- sorry gents

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Looked at your photos...cool

Streetstar;
I checked out at least 1000 of your photos on photobucket. I take it you are in or around Orange, Texas. Even allowing for that, there can't be anything wrong with a guy who goes for sixguns, AR15's, dogs, cats, and Corvettes. They all just sort of go together. I have been checking out the Jag f-type, but it still doesn't compare to the Stingray. I sold my last one two years ago, but, I think I'll go get a new one since they started looking sleek again. 
Nice looking Colt SAA there. I'm over in Mudhole, Mississippi, and between the heat and the rain, I don't get out to shoot as much as when I was in nice dry Montana.

Like your gun photos. Lots of interesting ones.

Mike

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Thanks !   I was only

Thanks !   

I was only trying to post up pics of my SAA, but sounds like  ya got the full tour  :)

I may as well give a brief introduction since i  dont recall ever having posted here

Not Orange, Texas, ---  but I am an Oklahoma State alumnus and my favorite color is orange --- my wife and I are season football ticket holders and love to take in some baseball and basketball on occasion

             It got me to thinkin' --- i guess a guy can get a fairly good idea of what another man is all about by looking at his photobucket account if he's had it for any amount of time ---- your post prompted me to look through there myself ---  since the only reason to have photobucket is to share pics on various internet forums,  all of mine should be pretty G-rated, - unless you count all the naked dogs, cats, and other critters 

        I dont know what a psychiatrist would think if he/she looked at all that though ---- they might register me for electric shock treatment .     But firearms and cycling , both bicycles and off road motorcycles , are large components of my life along with hot rods -----  i dont currently own a Vette, but i would love to own a 68-72 convertible.       With the aforementioned motorcycle hobby,  i typically tool around in trucks , and a '75 big block Chevy (orange/white 2 tone) is my weekend ride, but i do have a resto project on a '69 GMC somewhat going on as well

   --- all that is well and good, but i would say God and family come first .   My wife and i did not have the experience of having children, so we project onto our critters and treat them like a gaggle of kids 

my firearms taste kind of ebbs and flows --- occasionally i will really become enthused about messing around with  AR-15's for a while, and just picked up an M1A as it reminds me of the pics my dad showed me from Vietnam of him carrying his M-14   -- so i look forward to trying that out soon,  but when i tire of the military stuff , i always come back around  to lever actions and revolvers  -

--  I admit i have a preference for double actions, but the Colt i was trying to link pics to  was fun --- i have a Cimarron Frontier on Brady delay right now (At least i think its a Frontier )  ---  although i broke the seal on the Colt , i wanted something i could carry through the brush without worrying about it,  or carry on my side when i am messing around on the tractor ---   

I look forward to posting pics of it soon too --- dead ringer for a nice Colt, but they tell me the case colors on a Cimarron are from a chemical process and not a charcoal process --   I just need to get real busy and load up my stash of .45 brass so i will have something economical to shoot  --- Egads!!  If i had to buy too many boxes of the stuff at retail, i'd have to sell my motocross bikes  ! 

Take care and have a great weekend all !

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Same for me

I have a pair of nice USFA 44 Specials that Doug Turnbull worked over for case colors and tuning, but my carry is a Beretta Stampede in 45 Colt. Since it's a chemical color job, but has nice lock work, I don't worry about carrying it when I walk the dogs. 
I have almost always had some sort of sports car, but lately practicality seems to reign. I think I will break its hold in the new year and grab a new vette, though. Driving one is very close to flying a fighter. 
I am an equal opportunity gun crazy, also. There are so many interesting ones. A few years ago I went through SAA's and leverguns. Now. it's AR15's. Years ago, it was straight pull bolts, then really big large bores (eg. 577 Nitro). So, I can spend a good long time at their semi-annual cleaning.
Welcome, and good to hear from you.

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Photo Bucket

OK, Streetstar, thanks for the great photos. I believe I have worked out how photobucket/ Sixguns can play together, if anyone else uses photobucket please give this a try:
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Click on the image button at your sixguns post, if there is a bunch of junk in it click on it and hit X to remove:
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Put your cursor over the cleared box and past. (CTRL+V or Right mouse button> "Paste" or "Edit>Paste" or however you paste something you previously copied to your clip board.
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Make sure to position your cursor where you want the image pasted if it is not already there and "Insert Image"
 
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Save your document. Sometimes it is easier to have a post for each image rather then try to put a bunch of stuff on 1 page. That's OK. If you want to resize the image or drag around, click anywhere in the image and use the grips.
 
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I also come along from time to time and clean up the mess, so don't worry if you mess up. Any more specific help go ahead and PM me or email me at AL at this sixguns dot com
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Okay  ----   just posting a

Okay  ----   just posting a test pic to see if the instructions work

I am a relative "babe in the woods" with single actions,   so i will post a pic of one of my D-A's to test my skill in photo posting

---  Eureka!  It works !

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I'll re-post those single

I'll re-post those single action pics now that i have the process down 

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Dang it ----- double posted

Dang it ----- double posted the same pic ----  

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Since leverguns and  Six shooters go together so well, i brought my trapper out for a photo -op ----  it is also in .45
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Howdy Streetstar, what barrel length is that Python? The most common ones are 4 and 6 inch but that one looks longer and I know there were some Pythons with 8 inch barrels (maybe longer). Chris S

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Chris -- that is an 83/8"

Chris -- that is an 83/8" barrel  on that snake
I have this one and a 6" nickel Python that i procured about 6 years ago before the prices exploded on these things  ---   The big 8"er was unfired when i got it,  much like the 7.5" 2nd Gen i posted pics of above ----  I was proud to push the first hunks of lead downrange through both of them !  

Last night i got a new Cimarron out of Brady delay  -----  well, it wasn't new , -- but it looked great to my rather amateurish eyes ,  -- i could tell it had been fired a bit, - the 4 click action was much smoother than the seldom used Colt and it had a few "beauty marks" on it 

I stopped at an indoor range on the way home from the fun store and to my delight, the sights were close enough -- the target below was only at 10 meters ,  but for the sights and the mis-matched blend of ammo i had , i was good with that.   
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Turned out to be an awesome experience -----  i rather like that the revolver has a more "lived in" appearance than my NRA Colt,  plus for field use,  i wouldnt shriek in horror if i dunked this one in an icy stream accidentally !

I found out i paid a little too much for it given how much a Cimarron can be had for new through many sources online ,  ----  but after seeing it chew the middle out of a target , i don't care now  ---

Not a Sixgun, but sort of traditional , ---- a buddy and I set out today to an outdoor range to get a recently aquired M1A on paper   -  I have had it a month and not gotten a chance to shoot it yet  -- that was some fun putting a few rounds through that big 'ol rascal !  ---   
   With cheap Russian ammo, it was ridiculously easy to get on target at 50 yards, and not much of a chore at 100  --- open sight 100 yard groups were around 3-4" (again, cheap ammo - and most importantly -- i couldnt see the pink range bullseyes that well at a football field's distance either ---  
  We really only put a few rounds through it and decided at that point until we got some better ammo for comparison's sake, we were just making noise   :)      

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Got It!

Great pics and that Cimarron looks good. My Snake is a 6 inch model. I always liked the M1A and the M14 they are both great rifles for their intended use and they are also great fun rifles for all around use. I wouldn't refuse either if someone offered them. Looks like you had fun. Chris S

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Yes -- a great day shootin'  

Yes -- a great day shootin'   !      Regrettably tomorrow is back to the 'ol grindstone to pay for Christmas -- LOL

My observations on the M1A ,  is that is likely a great rifle for its intended purpose, -- and in a pinch, would certainly do the job in the field too, as i was immediately impressed with its relative accuracy with cheap plinking grade ammo so far ,  -----

.............  BUT  .................  boy that thing is heavy .   It helps with recoil , sure, - but give me a nice Model 70 sporter weight in 308 or '06  (or any number of a variety of calibers, even my trusty 45/70 guide gun )  for the field .    Gives me a newfound respect for the fellas in uniform toting these things around a steamy SE Asia jungle 45 years ago --  heavy and that plain wood or 'glass stock had to get slippery with sweat too

Merry Christmas gents !  -- I am hoping i will find some time over the holiday to load up some of this .45 brass i am accumulating now at an accelerated rate -  The old Colts (and replicas) are too much fun

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M14

Cool rifle. My old buddy who was in the Army early in Vietnam loved his M14. He was really torqued when they took it away and replaced it with an M16. He was very comfortable with the zap of the 7.62, especially shooting at targets hiding behind barriers. I never used one myself. My generation used the Garand. It's heavy, too. About ten pounds, but the barrier penetration is truly impressive. The Army manual goes through the specs for oak trees, brick walls, earth berms, etc. I wouldn't want to be behind any of them with a bunch of GI's potting at me.
When I was a kid, I really lusted after a Python, but now, the cylinder looks so tiny compared to a 29-2 or a 44 Special SAA.

Merry Christmas

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