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Black Powder Pictures Only!

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Russ Jackson, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. Big Al Mass

    Big Al Mass Member

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

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    A lot of them are still functional, even if rusted a bit.

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

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    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.....

    -kBob
     

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  4. Big Al Mass

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    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.
     
  5. MattShlock

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    Bon Giorno!
     

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  6. Smokin'Joe

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    Aged Patersons:scrutiny: antiquedUbertissepia_zpsa327f65c.jpg
     
  8. BHP FAN

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    that's about the long and short of it!
     
  9. Phantom Captain

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    Expanding on the current tangeant...

    Firing line, first person view.

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    Yours truly, in the middle.

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

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

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    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.

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  10. Phantom Captain

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    The wife and her Navy 1861. Is there anything prettier than a beautiful woman and her black powder guns??

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    Cap and ball Army and Conversion.

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

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  11. BHP FAN

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    some fellows are lucky!
     
  12. Driftwood Johnson

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    Smith and Wesson New Model Number Three. 44 Russian caliber. Manufactured in 1882.


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  13. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

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    1851 Navy
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    1851 Navy
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    Uberti 1847 Walker
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    1858 Remington 'Buffalo'
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    Armi San Marco 1858 Remington
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    Uberti 1847 Walker
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    Single-shot .44 percussion
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  14. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

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    single-shot .44 percussion -frame 1-
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    single-shot .44 percussion -frame 2-
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    the BP collection at the moment :)
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    Original 1860 Army, passed down through my family since the Civil War
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    Original 1860 Army, passed down through my family since the Civil War
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    Pietta 1851 Navy
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    Pietta 1851 Navy
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    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
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    These pics were the easiest to find so far, I have lots more but will take more digging around :)
     
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  15. Old Dragoon

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    MY 1962 1860 NMA Centaur 3rd Model Cavalry

    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.

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  16. Phantom Captain

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    Love love love!!!!

    Holy cow I want a Centaur sooooooooooo bad!!!!
     
  17. Armored farmer

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    after seeing post #60, we all feel soooo bad that you don't have a Centaur, Phantom. lol
     
  18. Old Dragoon

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    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: www.1960nma.org
     
  19. Phantom Captain

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    Haha! Thanks. :D:neener:
     
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