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Old October 26, 2011, 11:35 PM   #576
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crazysccrmd,
Nice Remington, and equine persuaders.
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Old October 27, 2011, 04:04 PM   #577
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I agree with Busyhands94. The 58 Remie is the coolest. I love mine. Actually it was HIS youtube video review of the brass-frame Remie that convinced me to finally make the plunge.
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Old October 27, 2011, 06:07 PM   #578
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well that is good to hear i swayed you to get a Remmy! they really are the perfect handgun. I'm seriously thinking about getting the steel framed gun for hunting, with the ballistics i get using APP 3F and a round ball i feel entirely confident i could take deer with a well placed shot. that and I'm good at stalking close to animals, i could get close enough to get a clean kill. taking a cap and ball hunting would be awesome! and it would make my gun shoot better. to me at least, it seems once you've blooded a gun it seems to shoot better. I've only blooded airguns, but i feel like it works good enough. i used to hunt with those, now that i have black powder guns i can only imagine how sweet the deal would be. hehe!
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Old October 28, 2011, 08:10 PM   #579
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Hey crazysccrmd, your rowels done fell off the back of your spurs! Unless, of course; them are the kind of spurs that you wear with them you're-a-peein' tall boots with short pants and a Sherlock Holmes lookin' cap.
I bet your saddle's missing it's horn, too. If'n you gotta hang a rope loop around some old bovine's head and neck, whatcha gonna tie the other end down to?

I've looked at those wall-hangers for displaying revolvers in the past; I like the idea.... my brother did the same with an 1860 Army, hanging it from a 4-point single antler not 6 feet from the front door of his house. Wanna bet it was unloaded?
Unfortunately, my living room decor ("Post-90's Goodwill Store") doesn't lend itself well to the display of firearms. Maybe if I someday manage to become independently wealthy and have a nice abode.
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Old October 28, 2011, 08:20 PM   #580
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I was looking for some hangers like that, finally found 'em in Cabelas. But, I just hung my CVA Plainsman rifle on two sets of antlers I mounted in the past. Works pretty well, has a bit of Texas flair to it.
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Old October 28, 2011, 08:52 PM   #581
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Hey crazysccrmd, your rowels done fell off the back of your spurs! Unless, of course; them are the kind of spurs that you wear with them you're-a-peein' tall boots with short pants and a Sherlock Holmes lookin' cap.
Haha, I was waiting for someone to bring that up. Unfortunately at my unit right now we can't wear our spurs with rowels. Something about when we're working indoors they don't want us scraping up the floors and making a lot of noise. I might pick up a second set just for display; I kinda threw that together one night when I was bored and just hung up the spurs I wear.
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Old October 28, 2011, 09:07 PM   #582
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Haha, I was waiting for someone to bring that up. Unfortunately at my unit right now we can't wear our spurs with rowels. Something about when we're working indoors they don't want us scraping up the floors and making a lot of noise. I might pick up a second set just for display; I kinda threw that together one night when I was bored and just hung up the spurs I wear.
Uhhhhh, "unit"???? Military/Gov't/LEO?
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Old October 28, 2011, 09:09 PM   #583
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Sorry about that, I'm kinda tired and should've proofread that before I posted it and realized it didn't make a lot of sense. I'm a Cav Scout in the Army
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Old October 28, 2011, 09:14 PM   #584
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Really?
My son-in-law was a Cav Scout Section Leader; lost guys in Iraq, decided he wanted to wear civvies. You at Bragg? Ever come out to the west coast?
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Old October 28, 2011, 09:26 PM   #585
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I wish at times I could start wearing civvies again but the economy just isn't solid enough for me to risk getting out right now. We got lucky this last time and didn't lose anyone. I'm at Hood for another couple weeks and then heading out to Lewis.
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Old October 28, 2011, 09:35 PM   #586
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Amen on the economy! SIL is struggling to pay bills at one of the 'speed shops' in Fayettenam; they're mostly living off her E-5 pay. And with a second child 'in the oven' she's looking at opting out and they'll move to his hometown in Iowa; where "a country boy can survive".

He had opened up a motorsports shop of his own in the 'Nam; was making enough money to hire another guy. Then the guys looking to spend their overseas pay started looking at using it to cover their spouse's lost income. Went from boom to bust rather quickly.
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Old November 1, 2011, 05:50 PM   #587
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So I got bored last night and decided to try to age/antique my 1858. I figured if I don't like the way it turns out I can always buy another one. Convenient excuse really.


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Old November 1, 2011, 11:52 PM   #588
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So.......
do you like it?
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Old November 2, 2011, 12:00 AM   #589
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Looks pretty good to me.
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Old November 2, 2011, 12:02 AM   #590
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i think it looks pretty cool!
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Old November 2, 2011, 05:33 AM   #591
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Just looks like a dirty Stainless steel model.
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Old November 2, 2011, 08:29 AM   #592
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Just looks like a dirty Stainless steel model.
Yep. I'm debating on whether or not I'm going to try some artificial browning or just not clean it other than the bore/cylinders/mechanical parts after shooting next. Basically just let the powder residue sit on the exterior and do some corrosion work for a little while.
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Old November 2, 2011, 08:42 AM   #593
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Been there done that. I tried to age mine, then I blued it, then I browned
it, then back to what it is now. Did all this in a week. This is 2oz vinegar,2 oz
lemon juice, 2oz peroxide, tablsp. salt. Lightly buffed with steel wool.

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Old November 2, 2011, 08:49 AM   #594
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I might be inheriting an 1858 from my father pretty soon. It has been converted into a 30 carbine 8 shot, but still has the original military grips with correct markings. He got it almost 10 years ago as parts, and has never fired it, but the timing is good, and it's well made. We also have half a dozen other 1858's, ranging from junk italian imports to documented civil war guns, to a factory tinned prototype.
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Old November 2, 2011, 11:23 AM   #595
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Well, I ain't takin' the finish off MY Remmy!!!!!! Jeez, guys, you should be arrested for gun abuse.

Actually looks kinda cool. If I had a wall hanger I'd do that, maybe. I don't wanna do it to working guns, though.
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Old November 2, 2011, 03:15 PM   #596
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Are these blued models with the blue taken off or stainless steelies?.. if they are stainless steelies that's alot of money to mess around with. I would maybe play with my blue one but no way would I touch my stainless

also if these are just blue models they will rust once the finish is off unlike the stainless ones that won't.
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Old November 2, 2011, 03:48 PM   #597
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I aged my brass Remmy, i used a chemical that is a lot like gun blue. i use it in my stained glass to blacken the lead between the panes of glass, it works for aging brass as well as a variety of other metals. you can also blue gun metal with it, i restored a shotgun for my buddy and used the stuff to re-blue the steel. it turned out well
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Old November 2, 2011, 05:48 PM   #598
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Are these blued models with the blue taken off or stainless steelies?.. if they are stainless steelies that's alot of money to mess around with. I would maybe play with my blue one but no way would I touch my stainless

also if these are just blue models they will rust once the finish is off unlike the stainless ones that won't.
Mine was blued. I oiled it all up after I did this and so it should be good for a bit. I'm ok with a little surface rust to enhance the natural aging effect. If I decide to change it up I can clean it, polish it and then reblue it all.
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Old November 3, 2011, 05:26 PM   #599
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I've been considering re-bluing mine bcuz the finish is destroyed from being left un-cared for for years.

Just can't decide if I want it charcoal blue or browned. Gonna put some custom grips on it, haven't decided what yet.

I have to admit, I'm not a fan of most of the home-antiqueing jobs.
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Old November 3, 2011, 06:56 PM   #600
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I do "antiqueing" jobs all the time for customers, but I like to call them "aged". Here are some pics of my "Sinister" model (1860 w/'51 brass grip, cut down and recontored bbl, reshaped and checkered hammer):




Here are two pics of a '63 Pocket Remington:




Here's a Beals Army Clone I built:




Here's my Original, untouched, Type 1 Army conversion to compare to:


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