Back From Friendship

June 21, 2011, 06:59 PM
Just got back from the National Shoot at Friendship Indiana. Been gone for
a week. Wife's gun broke, she had to buy another one to shoot. She came in
second in the womens championship. Missed first by only 2 X's Daughter came
in second in the Jr's. I only had one good target, a 25 yd. caplock match.
Got first in it. Scored a 98 XXXX. Rainned a lot. We were in a tent. Next year
the motel. I'm getting too old for this. Had a good time tho. Here's the target
I shot. The first shot was the 8. Don't ask me how or why. It happens!!

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June 21, 2011, 07:11 PM
Darn! missed it again. I made all the wash out years. There is just something about Springtime in Indiana that invites a lot of rain.

June 21, 2011, 07:16 PM
Congratulations and great target.
It was the man's turn to win this year!

What kind of pistol did the wife end up buying as a replacement?
June 21, 2011, 07:58 PM
Well she bought this old dogbeater. It's a 32 cal . Green Mt. barrel. Real good
trigger. Shoots good. Made by John Mouzon of SC. Early one. Didn't cost
too much. Real good balance. Got her main one fixed so it's OK now.

4v50 Gary
June 21, 2011, 09:44 PM
Glad you and the family had fun at Friendship. I've been to Friendship numerous times, but always hung around the gunbuilders. It's been years since I've been back.
June 24, 2011, 10:32 AM

June 24, 2011, 03:18 PM
Wow. I have yet to shoot my Lewis cap lock. Guess it is about time. I like the modification you made, How did you make/attach the pull button?
June 24, 2011, 03:36 PM
I drilled & tapped the striker pin 6-32 and screwed in a short striker rod
that was threaded on each end 6-32. Then went to a hardware store and
bought a little brass round nut that was threaded 6-32. Bought a wood dresser knob and drilled out the hole just so the little brass nut was a press
fit. Filled it up with expoy glue and glued it in the wood knob. Screwed on
the steel rod. Had to drill a hole with a carbide bit thru the allen screw in back
of the pistol so the rod would fit. Works real slick. No drag at all. Slick. I did
turn down the dresser knob the size you see, stained it and varnish. Showed
it to Rob last Monday. He said all he is building now have the knob on back
like mine. He didn't even get mad at what I had done. He said when you cock
back his now you can push the knob forward so you don't see it move when
you fire the pistol. Whew! He did not like the Ed Rayle barrel I had put on it.
Oh well, that's just him. Should have told him, that's what all the big boys shoot. That would have got him. :D

June 24, 2011, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the report! I really want to get over there at least once, but it's a LONG way away.
June 24, 2011, 04:18 PM
I'm in Kansas City and it's 550 miles east of us. A 10 hour drive. We been
going for 18 years now. It's about half way between Louisville and Cincinnati .

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