Some of you might remember me posting about a reloading bonanza that fell in my lap many months ago. In that huge stash o' free stuff was cans of black powder and some #11 caps. i gave away almost 905 of it, and held on to one can of FFFg and the #11 caps as I know someone who might be able to use it IF I ever ended up in the same time at the same place. Never did in almost a year. This afternoon I will be going to to a buddy's house to give him a holster for a new pistol he bought that I just so happen to have a brand new rig for I cannot use. Seriously, been trying to give it away for two years. So he asked if I was into black powder. When I allowed that I was at one time and happen to have some pistol powder and caps left, he said "Come over and get your gun." A 44 cal Navy is what he wants me to take off his hands. That is ALL I know about it. Undoubtedly an Italian repro, hopefully not in rusted out condition, (I would take it anyway to be polite and not insult the gift giver), probably the standard length barrel. However it works out, it IS a neat gift and the final pieces of the mondo giveaway will finally be used...as soon as I find a powder measure... And cast some balls - I just so happen, (weird how this keeps coming up), to have a 44 cal bullet mold that another buddy asked me to use to make him some balls some time ago, and I just hadn't gotten the mold back to him yet, but he got his balls already. So, I know what I am doing this weekend - buying wads, Crisco, an inexpensive powder measure, and casting balls out of some 12 BH lead I have laying about. Needless to say the wife is not happy - it's Mothers Day, NOT Fathers Day....*sigh*, hello, Olive Garden take out?