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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by kwhi43@kc.rr.com, Jun 21, 2011.

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  1. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Member

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    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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  2. Pancho

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
  4. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    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.
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  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  6. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    Better Picture

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    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?
     
  8. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    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
     
  9. Cosmoline

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    Thanks for the report! I really want to get over there at least once, but it's a LONG way away.
     
  10. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    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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