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Old November 3, 2005, 12:08 PM   #101
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Still having trouble with pictures.
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Old November 3, 2005, 12:08 PM   #102
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Gun Nut!!

Guilty as charged, mike's got me figured out!
Im glad to see some more folks joining in on the BP discussions, this forum was kind of quiet for a while and you couldnt get much of an answer to a posting but WOW have I been learning a lot over the past couple of weeks. I have to check up on the postings a few times a day to see what's new and it's great to have knowledgeable people to give me feedback on this type of stuff.
BTW, I've started using photobucket as mike suggested and I also recommend them for your pic posting. I haven't had a problem posting a pic since I started using them.
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Old November 3, 2005, 12:19 PM   #103
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Steve, at photobucket below where your pic is loaded there is a box labeled URL under your picture, left click hold and drag your mouse across all the text in that line and then release your mouse button, now right click the blue shaded text and click copy from the shortcut menu that comes up. Now go to the thread you want to post the pic in and reply to it, use the insert image button at the top of the reply box and when it asks you for the URL right click in that box and click paste and then OK and you should be good to go.
Hope that helps...
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Old November 3, 2005, 12:47 PM   #104
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Sorry for my computer illiteracy, guys.I have a picture in photo bucket but it still gives me an error/ invalid file messagewhen I try to attach it to a post. I have to leave it for now. I may work on it some more this evening.

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Old November 3, 2005, 01:08 PM   #105
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hey mike on the grips,the grips i got for mine had plenty of meat to work with to make a good fit.it took me a while because i didnt want to mess them up but they fit and look real good.
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Old November 3, 2005, 01:10 PM   #106
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low key,i think i have got the photo bucket figured out.lol.check out my pic's in the stripping thread.
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Old November 3, 2005, 01:15 PM   #107
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steve,go to your album at photo bucket,select the photo click on the lower address box,hit copy,then go to this site,go to the thread you want to post in,select post reply,type in your comments,hit the little photo icon above the comments box,then paste,then hit submit reply.it took me a time or two also.
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Old November 3, 2005, 01:31 PM   #108
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This is what I get. (no picture)

It shows the file transfers to the message but it disappears when I send it.
Enough on the non-gun stuff. I guess I'll just do the thousand words instead of the picture!

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Old November 3, 2005, 02:07 PM   #109
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Old November 3, 2005, 02:10 PM   #110
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Steve, I'll be back on here this evening and will be happy to help you get the picture posting thing down. Once you do it you'll see that it's fairly easy. I'll be back on around 7:00 or 8:00 this evening. You can email me if you want and we can do it that way.
Here is a pic of a target I shot at today from 20 yrds. useing 40g of fffg , a wad with just a little grease over the wad, .454 ball. The target is 3" around and you will see the flattened ball I dug out of the green hickory log that was holding the target. The flattened ball was 2" deep in the 12' around log. Anyone still think these Remingtons are weak ? Mike[IMG][/IMG]
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Old November 3, 2005, 02:12 PM   #111
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Are you looking for ivory? I have made my own, it looks good.
If you are interested I would post how you can make it.
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Old November 3, 2005, 02:31 PM   #112
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That Mastodon Ivory is a good idea. I used to know how to age Ivory or the Mastodon Ivory. Something to do with Vinegar and something else. It worked really well 20-30 years ago..... I'll continue to work on these. The previous owner drilled the frame peg holes in the grips way too big, so I'm filling it in with JB Weld and refitting them. They are close but they gap too much at the forward end where they are coped to meet the frame. I think I can correct it but will not know for sure for a few days. If I cannot make them fit I'll buy some new ones later. Right know the wood grips look and fit good. The Faux Ivory I have are really yellow and I remember talking to the guy that makes them at the Las Vegas Show a few years ago. they were the cheapest I have seen to date. I remembered them by the color. I may do the Mastodon thing myself this winter.

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I'd be interested in how to make Ivory. too.
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Old November 3, 2005, 03:29 PM   #113
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good shootin mike!!
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Old November 3, 2005, 06:43 PM   #114
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Thanks Kevin! It just shows how well the Remington handles 40g.and the shape of the ball shows how hard it hits. I would not want to be on the recieving end
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Old November 3, 2005, 06:49 PM   #115
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Tinker2, That would be great! Im sure several of us would like to know how to make your own Ivory for grips. I really like the looks of the old stuff. Mike
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Old November 3, 2005, 09:34 PM   #116
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Old November 4, 2005, 05:46 AM   #117
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The flattened ball was 2" deep in the 12' around log.
I would not want to be on the receiveing end of that either! That ball flattened out nicely, I've dug a few out of my target logs and they look the same...they make a nice "thwack" when they hit the target too!

I have not had time during the week, but I gotta get out in in the yard and shoot some tomorrow!
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Old November 4, 2005, 08:43 AM   #118
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Way nice rig and I like the antiqueing. Looks really good. Did you draw file the bbl and frame? If not it still looks really great. Guess I'll bring home some Birchwood-Casey products this weekend. I really like the old look.

Talking about the distressed finishing. I saw an original pocket model Colt that had been ranch used, it had barb wire marks all over it where it had been used to twist tighten the fencing, hammer marks, knicks and cuts, the whole nine yards. Talk about character and charisma.

I suppose one could plug the bbl and chambers and drag a pistol thru the dirt and "charisma one up", whip it with chains and such, bury it in the back yard for 6 months. all tricks that can used to "Age", etc, but I think the old finish is cool enough.

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That pretty well puts the old "gitting hit with a 44 and riding off" of the old westerns to sleep. If you ever got hit with that, it would knock you off the horse.
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Old November 4, 2005, 10:29 AM   #119
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Old Dragoon, For many years I read and hear people talking about how these Remington .44 are not much of a gun compared to todays gun but the truth is in many ways, they are better! The Rems more accurate than most modern weapons today and the fire power will leave you just as dead. With 40g. in it it will drop a Deer right now. Did that several times
When people think about firepower today they think of the Autos or the big Magnums. The auto just throughs alot of lead and the magnums are not nessary to do most job's.For snakes that walk or snakes that crawl, give me a .44 Remington and I'll get the job done Mike
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Old November 4, 2005, 10:49 AM   #120
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Old November 4, 2005, 11:30 AM   #121
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Thanks, Remington kid , for posting my picture. I may try it myself again later.

Old Dragoon, I've not filed the stampings off the barrel yet, still trying to decide. The rig I made from scratch and the holster was shaped to the gun by alcohol, then oiled and polished. You can see the outline of the gun and the channel for the front sight which water would probably do as well but slower. I wanted the full flap design for protection from rain in case I get caught out in it while hunting.

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Old November 4, 2005, 01:13 PM   #122
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steve,that is a nice rig!what about the accessory pouch?is that hand made?i like that.
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Old November 4, 2005, 03:39 PM   #123
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Home made Ivory
PAPER BASED MICARTA

I use paper, the inexpensive not so bright white type.
You can get leftover rolls of news print paper from the print
shops that print news papers. When the rolls get to small
they replace them and sell the ends. The news print is not
my first choice for paper but it works. Tissue look great but
is hard to use.

I stain it with tea, most any that you have. I stain the paper
in different shades from very light cream to a darker cream.
You need a lot of variation for shads to make it look right.
You want multiple layers varying in random thickness of lighter
and darker. Let the individual pieces of paper dry.
It really helps if you have some real ivory to look at and
compare the color to.
The more time and care that you put into making it the
better it will be. It took multiple tries to get it to the point
most people could not tell that it was not real by just
looking at it.
Real ivory has a grain like the rings of a tree.

I glue this all together with a good epoxy like acraglas from
Brownells. The paper must be completely covered in the epoxy.
I have an old book press that I use to compress most
of the epoxy out of the paper. I think that most any thing that
you could use like two wood boards with a big pile of rocks
would work. It does have to squeeze out all the epoxy.
Use wax paper to keep it from sticking to the press.
When I make mine I press it in a mold that has a curve in it so
it looks more like the rings of a tree. More waste that way but
it does looks more like ivory that way.

I did say that this is a little messy didn’t I?

After it is fit and finished I will sometimes bake it in an oven or
hold a very hot rod out of the fire close to it till it starts to crack
along the rings a little, to give it a more antique appearance.
If I didn’t explain some thing well enough just ask. Or e-mail me.

Good luck
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Old November 4, 2005, 04:22 PM   #124
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antique concoction

Old Dragoon
Real ivory, bone, or antler boiled or just immersed
over night in Vinegar will make it easier to work
with and last longer. Less brittle. It also makes it
easier to stain. Potassium permanganate cut with
a lot of water is one of what I use as a stain a lot.
Try it on a piece of cut off antler. Then polish it up,
you will like it I think.


My antique concoction is 50 percent each of water
and vinegar, one cup at a time. I put a pinch of
copper sulfate, and a small tuff of cleaned steel
wool in it. I let it set for 6 to 24 hours before I use it.
After that I toss it. Try it on a new piece of sanded
wood and watch it dry.
Dab some on a cleaned piece of steel.

Before I retired this is some of what I did for a living.
Try it and tell me what you think.
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Old November 4, 2005, 07:45 PM   #125
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Tinker2, Thanks for the great info! Now that will help keep me busy on the long cold winter days after hunting season.I printed it out and we order some of the glue from Brownells, I have there new catalog.
It sounds like your stain is the old way of rust blueing . There is no better blue than rust blueing but it took me over a week for the last revolver I did.Carding each time just right can make or break a good job. When I was done it looked like a mirror that was blued and it last forever too.
They did that kind of blueing back when we had steel men and wooden ships, now it's wooden men and steel ships.
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