Preloaded spare cylinders...thoughts?

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  1. TheOutlawKid

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    As you can see the powder is encased in the paper cartridge that fits percectly into chamber so it doesnt break and spill powder...and once in the chamber it is sealed on one end by a lube disk, card, and then bullet...and on the nipple end it has a rice paper disc that is moisture proof/resistant. I can leave the cylinder loaded with these even without the ball/bullet and they are still sealed from the elements and safe from spillage. That way i can just choose the ball/bullet i want when it comes time to shoot mt gun
     
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  2. woodnbow
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    Yes, most of the time they carried SAA revolvers, but this one time... even as a kid I was a gun crank.
     
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  3. Ugly Old Guy

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    I got a late start. I think I was 2 (maybe 3) when I discovered my pop's 'GUN DIGEST' for the first time, and went "OOOohhhhh!!!!" pointing at the ones I liked.
    Strangely enough, all traditional things, like rolling blocks, lever actions, slide actions, single action revolvers, the 1911, and muzzleloaders. I didn't care much for the semi-auto rifles and pistols (other than the 1911) and non-Manlicher(sp?) stocked bolt-actions, even in 1958/1959.
    I've been a "gun crank" or "gun nut" ever since. :)
     
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    The episode of Bonanza was “Enter Mark Twain”
    I’m a traditionalist myself. But I’ve also logged many enjoyable hours on select fire weapons in my misspent youth. Lot of fun for a kid who just loves to shoot!
     
  5. Tinman#1

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    People who lived in that period couldn't walk in and buy everything they needed. They made most things, and bought the basics. Powder, ball, and things like that were essential for survival. The weapons they used were personal, for one reason or another. As well as the way they carried them. Most everything was based on individual experience or likes. You did what worked best for you. One other thing. Survival is not winning the game. It's staying alive. Bug out, or dig in, it depends on the situation. Weapons and supplies are personal choices. But know all you can about what you have.
     
  6. Captain*kirk

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    Is this one of those "zombie threads"?o_O No matter, it's a good one.
    The early Bonanza episodes featured a number of C&B revolvers. I recall one when Ben was shooting a '58 Remington but I believe it was a conversion.
     
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