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Russ Jackson
January 18, 2013, 09:41 AM

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Russ Jackson
January 18, 2013, 09:44 AM
Original Colt 4 screw made in 1861 34XXX with original holster.

January 18, 2013, 10:00 AM
Nice 60.
Here is my 1861

January 18, 2013, 11:24 AM
A couple of years ago I made a bronze signal cannon for my Dad for his birthday.
I turned and bored a piece of 1 1/8" bronze shaft material. I bored with a 7/16" bit, so it's basically a .44 caliber. I made a couple of tools to go with it. A ram/bore swab and a worm.,%202010%20003_small.jpg,%202010%20002_small.jpg

I have a video of a test fire also..
We loaded tinfoil charges with about 1/2 teaspoon of pyrodex and damp paper towel wadding.

I love black powder stuff. This year, I'd like to get my hands on an 1858 Remington and a flintlock. I'm drawn toward a Lyman trade rifle as well as a .62 cal smoothbore.

I'm looking forward to the pictures that other people have..

January 18, 2013, 12:52 PM
Very nice work! How did you attatch the trunnions to the side of the cannon?

January 18, 2013, 01:02 PM
Very nice work! How did you attatch the trunnions to the side of the cannon?

Thanks! I drilled through the cannon at the trunnion location with a 1/4" tap sized drill. Then used a centering 3/8" bit to drill the trunnion mortise. I used 3/8" bronze rod for the trunnions. Both the trunnion mortise and trunnions were drilled and tapped for 1/4" bronze threaded rod. The trunnions were then screwed into place with a drop of loctite. Nothing protrudes into the bore.
It was a fun project and fun to shoot as well.

Where do you shoot in Mass? I grew up there and in the past have belonged to Singletary in Sutton and Georgetown in Georgetown.

January 18, 2013, 02:24 PM
Upon getting back into blackpowder a couple of years ago after a 40 year absence I was shooting at Bob's public range in Salisbury, MA. I considered the $20 rang fee reasonable but the 60 mile drive each way was increasing the size of by carbon footprint beyond acceptable limits. I recently joined Maynard Rod & Gun which is halfway between home and work. It was a good decision.

January 18, 2013, 03:05 PM

January 18, 2013, 03:09 PM
Remington-Beals .36
Colt Signature Series .36 (Custer Commemorative)
5 miles from Bob's in Salisbury, MA.

January 18, 2013, 03:35 PM
Gift from a friend. 1851 with a production date of 1862. Could be fired. Hand made trigger/bolt spring.

January 18, 2013, 03:53 PM
Pair of Ruger Old Army pistols with accoutrements.

January 18, 2013, 09:46 PM

January 18, 2013, 09:49 PM
Hoppy, I love the cannon!

January 18, 2013, 10:03 PM
Gift from a friend. 1851 with a production date of 1862. Could be fired. Hand made trigger/bolt spring.
You Booger, you never showed me that one!

Dang, nice score!

January 18, 2013, 10:33 PM
My Bobcat.............

January 18, 2013, 10:57 PM

Uberti 2nd Mod. Dragoon

January 18, 2013, 11:23 PM

Fingers McGee
January 19, 2013, 12:43 AM
My Confederate repros:

January 19, 2013, 02:17 AM

January 19, 2013, 03:38 AM

Pete D.
January 19, 2013, 07:52 AM
16 gauge fowler by Mike Brooks

A 20 gauge fowler by Matt Avance

.50 cal underhammer by Bob Worthington (Greyhaven Arms)

Phantom Captain
January 19, 2013, 08:22 AM
Pedersoli Model 1861 Springfield .58
Colt 2nd Gen Model 1860 Army .44
Original Springfield Model 1873 dated 1884 .45-70
Uberti Conversion Army .45 colt

Army and Conversion

Conversion alone. I've since stripped the Uberti red shellac off the grips which makes the pistol much nicer now in my opinion. Shoots great too, totally love it. It's definitely one of my favs.

After stripping the grips

Beretta Stampede .45 SA. Purty color case hardening...

Handloads and the holy Black. Nothing else.

Phantom Captain
January 19, 2013, 09:05 AM
Some more for fun...

This was my late Pop's handmade buckskin shirt, handmade knife and tomahawk, and handmade Hawken .54. The rifle is priceless to me, a fantastic shooter and one of my favorites by far. The hat is older than me, goes back to the mid/late 60s. The lock of hair attached to the top of the hat is my aunt's hair.

Some of my Civil War gear.

Rig and knife Dad made for my wife for her .36 Navy. Awesome.

A few of the others he built...

January 19, 2013, 10:17 AM
Good to see you here Randy... Love the pics of that under hammer gun!

Russ Jackson
January 19, 2013, 12:24 PM

Russ Jackson
January 19, 2013, 12:37 PM

January 19, 2013, 01:07 PM
Nice pictures Phantom Captain. I enjoyed them.

Prairie Dawg
January 19, 2013, 01:19 PM
I love cap guns!

Here are some of my Rugers:

Here are some of my 1860s:

I have many rifles -- Here is a pic of my latest acquisition -- TC Seneca in .36

January 19, 2013, 02:18 PM
I bet that rooster fried up, nice and tasty. :D
All are fun. The Pedersoli is just about too much fun.

January 19, 2013, 02:22 PM
Uberti 1862 Popo, from Buffalo Arms
Ruger Blackhawk .44 Spl
The Holly grips are from Private Schultz. Much better than the thin, checkered cheesegrater grips from the factory. Both the Blackhawk and the EAA Big Bore Bounty hunter below are much more fun to shoot with holy black.

EAA/Weihrauch Big Bore Bounty Hunter .45 Colt
The ROA is now wearing these beautiful, pink myrtle grips from CLC custom grips.

January 19, 2013, 05:38 PM
Pietts 5.5 in Remington...aka shorty

Pietta full size Remington, I antiqued a few years ago...aka the old coot

Art Eatman
January 19, 2013, 08:45 PM
Good pictures.

It's silly to get all exercised over appreciative comments.

It's Low Road to get all snarky about private messages--which adults generally keep private. And THR does NOT, repeat, NOT give awards for "Snark of the Day".

Old Dragoon
January 20, 2013, 02:56 PM
Phantom Captain,
I was in BP back in the late Sixties in Indiana and did Friendship quite a few times. Had A lodge on the primitive range with the 64th Virginia Volunteers, the bad boys with the bugle.
I might have known your dad. Knew Capt. Max Vickery President of the NMLRA at the time, personally as he was one of my Mentors, along with Art Holly. I built 19 rifles and 5 Hawken Pups.
You can PM me if you prefer.

Driftwood Johnson
January 20, 2013, 05:41 PM

How's this?

January 20, 2013, 05:55 PM
Here's a couple of mine

Schneider and Glassick


Some Dragoons

Prairie Dawg
January 21, 2013, 01:27 AM
Here's a nice action shot of one of my Ruger Buntlines at the PA State match a coupla years ago:

Skinny 1950
January 21, 2013, 11:09 AM
Here are a few of my Black Powder guns:

January 21, 2013, 12:15 PM

Phantom Captain
January 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

Completely LOVE your rifle. That's definitely at the top of my WANT list. What caliber is yours? I've been looking at the Uberti's and would like one in .45 colt so as to load one cartridge for pistols and rifle.

Plus a brace of USFA SAs, sheesh just gorgeous. Man, the lever guns are just so cool.

Sorry about commenting, I just couldn't help myself.

January 21, 2013, 12:19 PM

January 21, 2013, 12:21 PM
Thanks. Its 45lc. Bunch o fun to shoot.

January 21, 2013, 11:11 PM

January 21, 2013, 11:41 PM

Did some ronyvooin' once upon a time.
Medina Hawken
40 Flinter
40 Flinter pistol out of the same barrel and piece of wood.

January 22, 2013, 06:01 PM
A photo from a hunting trip with the Fowler shotgun...

January 22, 2013, 09:20 PM
A black powder assortment:

January 23, 2013, 12:02 PM
Wow, that's a nice collection and fine photo.

January 23, 2013, 02:04 PM
Not mine, but BP.



January 23, 2013, 02:20 PM
These are publicly owned. In the Federal park at Pensacola FL.

Unfortunately not functional in present condition.


January 23, 2013, 04:49 PM
My grandfather gave this percussion cap rifle to me around 1990, it was his fathers passed down to him. I took it to a gunsmith last spring and had it gone over and repaired and shootable again. Took it to our family reunion in Aug and posed for a picture and received this one edited to look old in e-mail later.

The safari and outdoors shirt from cabelas kind of match the look.
I was squinting from the bright sun

January 23, 2013, 04:53 PM
Beautiful rifle enine...
you need to photoshop in some horses hitched to a post instead of those late model cars!!

Big Al Mass
January 24, 2013, 06:44 PM
These are publicly owned. In the Federal park at Pensacola FL.

Unfortunately not functional in present condition.

If they are publicly owned, then it would be perfectly legal for you to make them operational (you being a member of the public).

January 24, 2013, 06:55 PM
A lot of them are still functional, even if rusted a bit.

I'm expecting a new 1842 smooth bore any day now.

January 24, 2013, 07:49 PM
In 1814 we took a little trip......

Calumet Plantation in 1990 with a field gun. Supposedly the cane stubble field was much the same that morning in 1814. There burned a bit of black powder there.

My buddy got me monolouging over the gun and looking down range and after a few minutes I turned to find about twenty tourist and three park rangers quietly listening in. What do you do when a tourist you never saw i nyour life says "Don't stop." and the Rangers say "please, continue"?

Believe it or not I am in person rather shy. Still there was much hand waving and pointing and directing folks to look in the drainage ditch befor the parapit. At least my buddy bought supper and refreshment that evening on Burbon street.

Assuming it is still open I believe it is one street over on Charters but you guys have to visit Cohan's an antique arms store in Nyaw Luns and also take the paddle wheeler up to calumet and visit the collection in the tower there.

And I actually have lost a bit of weight in the last 22 years.....


Big Al Mass
January 25, 2013, 12:18 AM
I had a similar experience when the Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships came to Boston. I was about 10 at the time and naming the type of ship as it sailed by. In no time a small group had gathered around, fascinated that such a young boy new so much.

January 26, 2013, 01:41 AM

January 26, 2013, 03:53 PM
Aged Patersons:scrutiny:

January 27, 2013, 04:27 AM
that's about the long and short of it!

Phantom Captain
January 27, 2013, 12:52 PM
Expanding on the current tangeant...

Firing line, first person view.

Yours truly, in the middle.

150th anniversary of the battle of 1st Manassas 2011.

Antietam Living History on the actual battlefield where I was honored to portray one of the Iron Brigade, 6th Wisconsin, Co. I.

The coolest thing about this picture, besides it being in front of the Dunker Church on the battlefield, is that at the end of the actual battle the 6th Wisconsin was reduced to approximately 130 men, this is how many we had for the living history so our column is actual size. I'm somewhere in there middle/back.

Phantom Captain
January 27, 2013, 01:05 PM
The wife and her Navy 1861. Is there anything prettier than a beautiful woman and her black powder guns??

Cap and ball Army and Conversion.

The wife and HER musket. .58 caliber Richmond rifle. She has claimed it as her own. And she's good with it too!

January 27, 2013, 06:24 PM
some fellows are lucky!

Driftwood Johnson
January 29, 2013, 01:27 AM
Smith and Wesson New Model Number Three. 44 Russian caliber. Manufactured in 1882.

January 31, 2013, 01:18 AM
1851 Navy

1851 Navy

Uberti 1847 Walker

1858 Remington 'Buffalo'

Armi San Marco 1858 Remington

Uberti 1847 Walker

Single-shot .44 percussion

January 31, 2013, 01:23 AM
single-shot .44 percussion -frame 1-

single-shot .44 percussion -frame 2-

the BP collection at the moment :)

Original 1860 Army, passed down through my family since the Civil War

Original 1860 Army, passed down through my family since the Civil War

Pietta 1851 Navy

Pietta 1851 Navy

4th of July 2012, .44 single-shot percussion loaded with FFFG, paper and cardboard, no lead
gun is 12" long, to give you an idea of the size of that muzzle-flash :D

These pics were the easiest to find so far, I have lots more but will take more digging around :)

Old Dragoon
February 7, 2013, 06:14 PM
Yep she is loaded and capped and ready to go to the wall.
She is my Home Defense System ...after they get past the dogs...or maybe before.
She is unfired at this time, but pitted badly on the exterior, (the bores of the cylinder and bbl are perfect),from improper storage. but never mind she will be a shooter
She is a 3 digit S/N , 4 if you count the F as in FXXX. 3rd Model Cavalry. MFG in 1962.

Phantom Captain
February 7, 2013, 10:15 PM
Love love love!!!!

Holy cow I want a Centaur sooooooooooo bad!!!!

February 7, 2013, 11:06 PM
after seeing post #60, we all feel soooo bad that you don't have a Centaur, Phantom. lol

Old Dragoon
February 7, 2013, 11:06 PM
The Early ones are very good guns, the later 70's run, eh, maybe not so much but all are better than Italian clones now. Try to find 3 or 4 digit s/n ones and they are good. try to find one that isn't beat up, because some of them get loose arbors, that can be fixed by a good gunsmith, but an early unfired one is golden.

Read all about this wonderful pistols here:

Phantom Captain
February 9, 2013, 10:39 AM
after seeing post #60, we all feel soooo bad that you don't have a Centaur, Phantom. lol
Haha! Thanks. :D:neener:

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