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by Niner
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 18
Views: 82

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

The ball size depends on the maker. Most use .451. Iv'e seen advertised some that use .454. If the guy who gave you the gun used 440 maybe that's the right size. See how tight they fit. Seems a bit small to me. On a .44 cal reproduction I like lighter target loads at 20 grain. I've used powdered Pyr...
by Niner
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: MAS 36 for me
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: MAS 36 for me

You got them all in the black. I'd be happy with that result... particularly on first try with some roll your own ammo.

What do you think about the peep sight, relative to the Enfield Mark 4's and 5's?

Did you try shooting it with the bayonet out?
by Niner
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 718
Views: 84150

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

One more time. That Yanks and Sammy thing. Even Southern states like Yanks better than Sammy.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/

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by Niner
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 18
Views: 82

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

Musket wrench and pistol-rifle wrench. And traditional pistol wrench.

Musket wrenches are for bigger nipples than what is on a 1858 New Army pistol.

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by Niner
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 718
Views: 84150

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

A human interest story. A continuing feature of a newspaper spot lighting a father and son ....or grandson...who both served their country. Sweet. But.... think about this pairing for a minute. Think about what side old pap was on. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1918-08-13/ed-1/s...
by Niner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 18
Views: 82

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

Vern if you listen to me and Duncan you will probably get confused as we don't exactly gee haw and are both opinionated as hell.....but it doesn't bother either of us if anyone plots a different course on any issue from what either of us suggest. Think we both would agree on that. No matter. You are...
by Niner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Saving the environment
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Saving the environment

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."...
by Niner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: The bigger the sensor the less noise in digital
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: The bigger the sensor the less noise in digital

Well...ok. The top shelf are trumpets. The middle shelf are cornets. Notice the spelling of "cornet". And yes it is a lot like Duncan's old find the difference post. But the only difference is the resolution...and moving the rocker with the blue back cushion...and the standing lamp shade o...
by Niner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 718
Views: 84150

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

One man is so patriotic people think he is crazy. If he was actually patriotic crazy.....why didn't he go join the Marines?

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 18
Views: 82

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

Well...this is a friendly discussion and I remain unconvinced of your point of view that weighing a BP load serves any added value over a thrown powder load. I follow the BP guru Sam Fadala. At least in his book he offers an explanation that suggests he did some empirical tests before he came to his...
by Niner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 18
Views: 82

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

Chain fires are more often..so I have read....caused by percussion caps coming off the nipple in adjoining chambers to one discharging than through the front end. However, If the percussion cap seems loose on the nipple squeeze the edge of the cap slightly and it will grip the nipple better. Even if...
by Niner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 18
Views: 82

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

You can speed up the loading if you had a flask and the right size spout for the load you are going to be using. What you see in the photo is a 20 grain spout. They come multiple sizes. With the powder in the flask and the right size spout screwed in, you invert the flask with your finger over the e...
by Niner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: The bigger the sensor the less noise in digital
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: The bigger the sensor the less noise in digital

That camera you have in the mail with a 51% larger sensor than my RX100 ought to produce amazing results.
by Niner
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 18
Views: 82

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

If you paid $60 for all of that in the photo you did real good. Those wonder wads are used in place of a lot of grease to prevent chain fires. The 1858 is one of the strongest designs and should be a great shooter.
by Niner
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: The bigger the sensor the less noise in digital
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: The bigger the sensor the less noise in digital

Here is another example with the Sony took today out at the flea mark

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by Niner
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: The bigger the sensor the less noise in digital
Replies: 6
Views: 57

The bigger the sensor the less noise in digital

I like smaller pocket able cameras. A good camera is a good camera and if you aren't going to make very large prints it probably doesn't make any difference how large the sensor in your camera is. However, if you want a large image, for printing in particular, a larger sensor is good to have. I took...
by Niner
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 718
Views: 84150

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

We were here and they were there map. Looks a little like a football game....offense on the left and defense on the right. The defense is losing ground.
by Niner
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: FujiFilm X-E3
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: FujiFilm X-E3

A little photo shop for panache I'd guess....the total black background and making the shirt blacked out as well below the collar? Or did you have a sweater on and took it off for the profile photo? That profile photo is very historic photographer stuff. Professional looking results as good as anyon...
by Niner
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: FujiFilm X-E3
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Considering the size of the sensor it ought to be really super. The down side would be that the lens is detachable and accordingly limiting to what you can buy for it. I wanted a pocketable digital to replace one I had a long time that had developed a problem. After reading online about various ones...
by Niner
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them
Replies: 1555
Views: 253104

Re: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them

Scam alert.
by Niner
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and an SMLE.....
Replies: 34
Views: 3329

Re: Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and an SMLE.....

Looks like at least a few of the serial numbers match. Don't see any pitting in the metal shown. That's a good sign of previous storage history. Now all you got to do is put it back together again... :bigsmile:
by Niner
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.
Replies: 45
Views: 1003

Re: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.

Sold the 2A and the 2A1 to the same young fellow. He said he was interested in the history. Hope he enjoys having them. I did stress that I was selling them as a Curio & Relic and that he ought to have them checked out by a competent gunsmith first if he planned on shooting them...and that the c...
by Niner
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 718
Views: 84150

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

War has it's jargon. Eddie Rickenbacker, famous ace of WWII and later prominent bit part player in WWII, told a news man some of the fly boy jargon.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-5/
by Niner
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.
Replies: 45
Views: 1003

Re: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.

Duncan, I sold all of them for probably less than the highest possible price...yet when I add up the money I paid for the nine I sold and divided it into the money I sold them for, the result is three times what I paid for them in the years ago past. I probably should have offered some for $50 or a ...
by Niner
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.
Replies: 45
Views: 1003

Re: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.

Today, I went in with my three rifles left. After thinking about it a little I decided to go home early and take them with me as they will help fill out a table full of rifles next time I may do this. The one thing I didn't factor in was that the state, city and county wanted their tax cut. However ...
by Niner
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 718
Views: 84150

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

And the full gloat continues. The fruit of victory is being lauded.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.
Replies: 45
Views: 1003

Re: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.

I was a salesman of one thing and another most of my life. Like all salesmen worthy of their salt, I always felt good about a good day selling...or most sales I made actually. It was like scoring a goal or something in any ordinary sport. When I sold a trailer load of mattresses as a wholesale rep I...
by Niner
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.
Replies: 45
Views: 1003

Re: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.

Well.... took 12 to the show and sold 9 of them today. Most of them in the morning. I'll go back tomorrow and maybe bring a couple or three more or just hang around a little to see if the last three sell. One of the last three I would have sold but the guy was from the neighboring state of Mississip...

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