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Those are my "Open Range" guns for that HUGE :-D 8 acre ranch we bought near San Antonio. The rifle is a "Texas Brush Popper" how could I resist? I never had the urge to pop a brush, but if I ever do, I will be prepared!

Truthfully though... I like keeping the ammo selection as small as possible and I already have a couple of 38spl pistols, and these will shoot 357 or 38. That's the practical side of it... the other part is that I've just always wanted a matching pistol/carbine combo and I don't have another lever gun. I think these will be fun for taking something a little different to range once in a while.

I think I'll get a good leather holster that ties around my thigh... I'll swager around town saying "Howdy Pilgrim" in my best John Wayne impression.
 

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And John Wayne never used a tie down.
I thank yer right 'bout dat Pard. *spit* Thank ye fo tha correction!

Nice TA - now you have to come up with your SASS "cowboy name".
I wonder if "GreenHorn" is taken... :oops: Have you seen those folks shoot?
 

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Well heres a shot of the rigs I have for mine. I may be a southoner now but I grew up on a ranch outside Wilcox Arizona and will always have the west in my heart. And John Wayne never used a tie down.
Very nice. I have been over on this page looking around. So many choices... :cool:
http://www.kirkpatrickleather.com/m_western.htm
 

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Didn't think about that! Thanx.

Since I don't have a horse I guess I'll have to ride around on the riding lawnmower to "Ride Fence". :p I'm gonna need some boots and a hat...

 

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Alright... dumb question time. How do I keep the Base Pin Screw tight? How far in is the Base Pin supposed to be? If I push the Base Pin all the way in with the hammer cocked, it keeps the hammer from falling all the way... if I only push the Base Pin in far enough to support the cylinder but not reach the hammer... the base pin screw won't stay tight... I'm Toopid. What's the trick?
 

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Thanx, that makes sense. :?

I have a knurled head base pin screw that angles up into the base pin grooves to keep the base pin in place. Since it has a knurled head... it must be meant to be finger tight... but I'll wager my next paycheck it will work loose dang quick. Keep in mind my base pin is fine... it's the screw securing it that I'm worried about.


http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-64565393.html

"I have lost base pins from Colts, Rugers and Great Westerns. In addition, single-actions are often somewhat loose if the cylinder pin is undersize. Belt Mountain addresses these difficulties by offering replacement base pins in several types, all of which are .002" oversize for a tight fit of cylinder-to-frame.

Both blued and stainless versions are offered with an Allen screw in the head of the pin that can be tightened against the bottom of the barrel to prevent movement under recoil. The latter comes with a standard size head or an easier-to-remove knurled head."
 

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The Brush Popper shipped Friday from Buffalo Arms in Idaho. I should have it tomorrow. I'll take pics next weekend I hope. (weather allowing)
 
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