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12-25-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,662
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

I've enjoyed "breaking bread" with many of you...

I've enjoyed "breaking bread" with many of you over the years but it's time for me to part ways. God speed to those who remain.

BPS
12-24-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,662
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

How about this? I'll dissolve my membership to...

How about this? I'll dissolve my membership to this site so guys like you can have your way. Then you can also request that the traditional forum be dissolved so you won't have to read two forums...
12-23-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,662
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

I'm aware of that... so why didn't you post it...

I'm aware of that... so why didn't you post it where it belongs?

BPS
12-22-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,662
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Since when did a scoped sidelock shooting saboted...

Since when did a scoped sidelock shooting saboted projectiles become traditional?

BPS
12-21-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Congrats to both of you Ron! It's great that you...

Congrats to both of you Ron! It's great that you and Jacob both harvested a deer and enjoyed a hunt together. As always, I really enjoy your pics... not only are you a great hunter, you're a great...
07-25-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Just a bit of history...

Hello all,

Sorry I haven't been around much, hope everyone is doing well. I have some info that I felt compelled to share with all of you. I visited a cousin of mine recently and we had a...
03-20-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Jon... Do you have to be on Facebook to use...

Jon...

Do you have to be on Facebook to use this? I don't do social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and never will.

BPS
03-20-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Thanks guys... I'll look into your...

Thanks guys...

I'll look into your suggestions. Appreciate your help.

BPS
03-14-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

OFF TOPIC... How are you posting pics now?

Hello All...

How are you posting your pictures now? Photobucket no longer allows 3rd party hosting unless you're a paying subscriber and I'm not gonna pay them squat if I don't have to. Is there a...
03-05-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Nice looking vest, great find on that and the...

Nice looking vest, great find on that and the skinner! When I was in high school in the early 70's, my Aunt found a fringed leather vest at a sale for a few dollars. Seeing as how they were in style...
Forum: Black Powder
02-06-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Glad you mentioned "doggy treats" Semi... I...

Glad you mentioned "doggy treats" Semi...

I always take the sinewy strips and the leathery exterior strips that I take off my cuts and dehydrate them for "doggy jerky". I also take a lot of the...
Forum: Black Powder
02-01-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Nice job Semi!... Congrats! I haven't been...

Nice job Semi!... Congrats!

I haven't been on here much lately so I just noticed your thread. Had this been a survey I would have said 40-50 lbs. depending on how you butcher and how the animal...
01-12-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

bronko and Semi... JEEZUS!!! You Ol' farts...

bronko and Semi...

JEEZUS!!! You Ol' farts need to take it easy! Seriously though, I'm glad you guys are doing OK albiet still in pain. I'm not far behind you both and I know that the ground gets...
01-12-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

We used to get a group of guys together every...

We used to get a group of guys together every year for flintlock season. Haven't done that in 3-4 years now. Seems like everyone's too busy or has something else going on. I miss that, we used to...
01-12-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Don't be afraid to ask if you can run a snug...

Don't be afraid to ask if you can run a snug fitting patch in and out the bore. If he says NO, he may be trying to hide something... you should be able to feel a rough bore or a bulge with a snug...
01-04-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

I agree with bronko and Goex, providing that...

I agree with bronko and Goex, providing that Lyman is a clean gun. They're better quality than Traditions and will hold their value. Are you swapping flint for flint? Lyman locks are much better...
01-03-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Bronko... Yer preachin' to the choir Clem!...

Bronko...

Yer preachin' to the choir Clem! I've only been out once and saw nothing after sitting in single digits for 2-1/2 hours. I have been seeing a few deer on my back yard most nights in the...
12-17-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

I believe the "stop sign" he refers to is when...

I believe the "stop sign" he refers to is when your cleaning rod bottoms out at the breech in a sidelock perc. or flint barrel.

BPS
12-17-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Not trying to start a debate so don't let this...

Not trying to start a debate so don't let this head in that direction...

I currently own 24 ML firearms. Seventeen are sidelock rifles with the majority being percussion. Four are "inlines" if you...
Forum: Black Powder
12-07-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Ditto on that Raf!! And Ditto on the Congrats! ...

Ditto on that Raf!! And Ditto on the Congrats!

BPS
12-07-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

I agree Semi... That's how Ol' Alvin York...

I agree Semi...

That's how Ol' Alvin York won that beefer!! :biggrin: But what the heck Ed... at least you know you didn't lose because of your shooting ability!

BPS
10-17-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Traditions builds a flintlock pistol that looks...

Traditions builds a flintlock pistol that looks very similar to a Patriot.

BPS
10-16-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Nice job Ron, and great pics as always! God, that...

Nice job Ron, and great pics as always! God, that old Honda 90 takes me back to a happier time!

BPS
10-16-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Ed, are you sure hers was a TC Patriot?... I...

Ed, are you sure hers was a TC Patriot?... I don't believe TC ever made a Patriot in flint. My Blue Book of BP Values states that the Patriot was made in .36 and .45 percussion and discontinued in...
09-07-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,956
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Rest in peace Dave, (Cayugad)... Although I...

Rest in peace Dave, (Cayugad)...

Although I may not always agree with what Dave had to say, I had a tremendous amount of respect for the man himself and his seemingly unending knowledge of black...
Forum: Black Powder
09-07-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Hey Clem.. Didn't realize it was your B-day...

Hey Clem..

Didn't realize it was your B-day when the time came... HAPPY BELATED B-DAY you Ol' fart!!!... LOL!

BPS
08-15-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

UH OH Pete... Now you're gonna have to sell...

UH OH Pete...

Now you're gonna have to sell that Bamboo fly rod!! :biggrin:

BPS
08-15-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Bluecolt, Yes you can pinch them but you...

Bluecolt,

Yes you can pinch them but you should try to find a nipple that they fit properly on. Try Track of the Wolf they have a wide variety of replacement nipples in both standard and metric...
08-03-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Well... for me it kinda depends on the season I'm...

Well... for me it kinda depends on the season I'm hunting and the weather. During our early antlerless only season I'll use one of my perc. rifles. I tend to hunt more with my percussion rifles in...
07-31-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Semi, Did you ever get the horrendous...

Semi,

Did you ever get the horrendous trigger pull on that .58 H&A smoothed out any or have you just learned to live with it? Just curious...

BPS
07-10-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Muley, I thought you were getting out of...

Muley,

I thought you were getting out of hunting and was going to pursue fly fishing only from here on... at least that's what you told me awhile back.

BPS
04-30-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

TC made them... they just took the standard .54...

TC made them... they just took the standard .54 pre-drilled barrels and bored them out a little bigger.

BPS
04-29-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

I had one and sold it to another member of this...

I had one and sold it to another member of this site. The .56 smoothbore barrel is 1" across the flats being a standard Renegade barrel. The .56 was developed by TC for the Massachusetts market...
04-26-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Update to my earlier post. Tingle DID use a coil...

Update to my earlier post. Tingle DID use a coil spring in his locks. Found pictures of the lock he designed on another site.

BPS
Forum: Black Powder
04-24-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,899
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

I'd be willing to bet he's out fly fishing with a...

I'd be willing to bet he's out fly fishing with a new custom Bamboo fly rod! :biggrin:

BPS
Forum: Black Powder
04-21-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,899
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Pretty much the way it went for me. Other than...

Pretty much the way it went for me. Other than that, a clean bill of health when it was done and overwith.

BPS
04-14-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

I agree Semi... That practice has always...

I agree Semi...

That practice has always been a "must do" as far as I'm concerned.

BPS
04-14-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Also possible that the mainspring is getting...

Also possible that the mainspring is getting weak. I'm not sure whether or not the Tingle had a coil or leaf spring (probably leaf, not many custom builders used coil springs) so that's something to...
04-14-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Yes they are a nice rifle for the $$. Wish I had...

Yes they are a nice rifle for the $$. Wish I had bought one while they still offered them left handed. Anyone ever notice just how closely their lock resembles that of a TC? :rolleye0011:

BPS
03-27-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Nice group Jon... Yea, you need a higher front...

Nice group Jon... Yea, you need a higher front sight.

Here's what I would do... fold a short piece of black electrical tape onto the front sight blade making sure it sticks up higher than the...
03-22-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Nice... That way you'll know. I don't think...

Nice...

That way you'll know. I don't think Dick was BS'ing me when he told me he had a custom builder using Ray's as a hand rubbed finish for his stocks. Too bad that guy wouldn't respond to your...
03-22-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Hey Jon... Just thinking, but maybe you...

Hey Jon...

Just thinking, but maybe you could take a section of a hard maple or birch board that could represent something that Traditions uses for a stock blank and stain it like you do and then...
03-20-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Well no, it doesn't... but you've done such nice...

Well no, it doesn't... but you've done such nice work on the rest of it, it seemed kinda odd that you'd leave it that way.

BPS
03-20-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

How come you didn't remove the seam mark left by...

How come you didn't remove the seam mark left by the mold from the back of the trigger? Just noticed that...

BPS
03-19-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

That stock looks great!! As far as browning the...

That stock looks great!! As far as browning the lock and hammer, I wouldn't. I prefer the look of casehardening. But it's your gun and it only matters that it suits you. Nice work!

BPS
03-19-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Jon... If you bought one of that guy's...

Jon...

If you bought one of that guy's rifles, he'd probably tell you anything you wanna know! :biggrin:

BPS
03-11-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

As much as I love guns, and there are some...

As much as I love guns, and there are some classics I would definitely love to have, I believe I'd have to agree with you on that one Ron!! :biggrin:

Although a Henry rifle fresh from the factory...
03-10-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

OK... What would you do if....??

This thread was prompted by another member...

IF...you were given a set amount of cash, let's say $1000, AND you were given the ability to travel back in time (any time) prior to 1900...

What...
03-09-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

When I bought mine, I had decided I wanted the...

When I bought mine, I had decided I wanted the flintlock model. The local dealer I bought it from had both the flint and perc. kits. By the time I decided to get off my duff and buy one, all he had...
03-09-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By Blackpowdersmoke

Must be a pretty generic pattern for the most...

Must be a pretty generic pattern for the most part, I have a CVA Kentucky .45 perc. pistol that I built back in '78 that looks identical to that. It shoots quite well with 20 grains of fffg and a...
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