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    Wearing my cowboy gunfighter rig, just for the hell of it.

    So I just got a custom built gunfighter rig (for cowboy action shooting) and I kinda feel like drawing some attention today. It's a right handed strong side and crossdraw rig, built for my 1858 Remington New Armys. I'm headed out to capitol forrest for some practice anyways. So I think I'll wear it with my cowboy duds and go for a little stroll
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    careful... you might just become the anti's "wild west" wet dream poster boy....
    I aim with my eye... I shoot with my mind... I kill with my heart....
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    It has been brought to my attention that the stick figure decals on
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    ASAP to avoid any further confusion.........

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    And then there were three
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    Re: Wearing my cowboy gunfighter rig, just for the hell of it.

    Haha, I doubt it. The only time I even touch my guns is when I'm at the range. I'll probably just be wearing them while I pick up shooting supplies and at whatever restaurant I end up eating at after I finish shooting anyways. Don't worry, I'll be a good boy!

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    only four more to be magnificent....
    I aim with my eye... I shoot with my mind... I kill with my heart....
    - The Gunslinger's Litany (paraphrased)

    It has been brought to my attention that the stick figure decals on
    the back windows of vehicles are NOT pedestrian 'kill' scores, but are
    actually meant to represent family members. I'll be removing mine
    ASAP to avoid any further confusion.........

    First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Re: Wearing my cowboy gunfighter rig, just for the hell of it.

    Besides, what are the antis going to do, try and ban cap and ball revolvers?

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    Gilead and I both wear single actions too. It is one of my ususal summer time guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamonK View Post
    Besides, what are the antis going to do, try and ban cap and ball revolvers?

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    uhmm............................

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    Now if it was a '51 Navy it would be a good pistol, instead of that Remington! (Sorry, I just think the Navy has a better balance than the New Army!)...

    Have fun. Nothing wrong with making clouds of blue smoke.

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    Re: Wearing my cowboy gunfighter rig, just for the hell of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyeross View Post
    Now if it was a '51 Navy it would be a good pistol, instead of that Remington! (Sorry, I just think the Navy has a better balance than the New Army!)...

    Have fun. Nothing wrong with making clouds of blue smoke.
    I hear you, there's a set of Navys in .36 in my future. I went with the remys this time because I wanted to be able to swap cylinders at matches.

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    Re: Wearing my cowboy gunfighter rig, just for the hell of it.

    Ok, here's a pic of me at a friend's house. Stopped by Cabelas. Got a few looks, but no comments. Granted I did have my coat on and that kind of hides them. Oh, and I'm not walking around with my shotgun, just had it for the pictures.

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    Thumbs up

    When I got married, I wore my Black hawk 357. With a custom holster Squeak made for me.
    I have gone to a couple of OC meet ups wearing my rig. Believe me you will get a lot of cool looks and complements .
    And you sir look very cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamonK View Post
    I hear you, there's a set of Navys in .36 in my future. I went with the remys this time because I wanted to be able to swap cylinders at matches.

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    You can change cylinders on a Navy....real easy. Watch Clint Eastwood do it in movies....

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    and yet another.....

    I too am an 1851 lover...........

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    Damon, where do you compete at?
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    THE SECOND AMENDMENT: Washington didn't use his right to free speech to defeat the British, he shot them.
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    Re: Wearing my cowboy gunfighter rig, just for the hell of it.

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    I too am an 1851 lover...........

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    Damon, where do you compete at?
    I'm actually not competing yet. Just starting to get a kit together. I'm at ft. Lewis and Olympia for now, then moving to Spokane sometime this summer.

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    Ahhhh.....should be fun! I have most of my stuff together, just have not found time to get up to the Smokey Point Desperados yet
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    Hmmmmm....I am imagining an OC, poker with the cowboy rig folks....
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
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    Re: Wearing my cowboy gunfighter rig, just for the hell of it.

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    Hmmmmm....I am imagining an OC, poker with the cowboy rig folks....
    Sounds like fun to me!

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    Didn't Wild Bill carry a Navy? Seems to me he did....can't remember for sure.
    Have to look it up again sometime.

    Poker and cap and ball revolvers.... Anybody want to go to Deadwood?

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    LoL, ya, a cowboy rig get together would be fun

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    Re: Wearing my cowboy gunfighter rig, just for the hell of it.

    Nice rig! Love the look of a revolver, though I have yet to get one myself. Dad used to have a .357.

    Let me know when you get to Spokane, we'll have a coffee meet up or something. Gonna be gone part of June on a cruise in Rome so

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyeross View Post
    You can change cylinders on a Navy....real easy. Watch Clint Eastwood do it in movies....
    Clint used a Remington 58 in the movie Pale Rider. There is a scene in one of the early Bonaza series of Little Joe changing the cylinder on his Navy. It is just as simple as changing the cylinder on the Remy, just have to put the barrel in your pocket while changing cylinders, or set it down. I can't remember what Joe did with the barrel while changing cylinders. I keep with me a 45-70 case with a 45 chamber scraper soldered in the end for pushing the wedge free.

    I have one 58 Remy, it is always loaded with a loaded spare cylinder. I have six navies~two cartridge conversions and 4 cap and ball. I carry one of the cartridge conversions as my everyday carry weapon. It is the most accurate gun I own. I always have one cap and ball navy loaded to switch out with it if I am in a GFSZ. Replicas are exempt from the restrictions.
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    Re: Wearing my cowboy gunfighter rig, just for the hell of it.

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    Nice rig! Love the look of a revolver, though I have yet to get one myself. Dad used to have a .357.

    Let me know when you get to Spokane, we'll have a coffee meet up or something. Gonna be gone part of June on a cruise in Rome so

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    Thanks, I should be getting over there around july-august time frame. I'd love to meet up with the local carriers once I get there.

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    Re: Wearing my cowboy gunfighter rig, just for the hell of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    Clint used a Remington 58 in the movie Pale Rider. There is a scene in one of the early Bonaza series of Little Joe changing the cylinder on his Navy. It is just as simple as changing the cylinder on the Remy, just have to put the barrel in your pocket while changing cylinders, or set it down. I can't remember what Joe did with the barrel while changing cylinders. I keep with me a 45-70 case with a 45 chamber scraper soldered in the end for pushing the wedge free.

    I have one 58 Remy, it is always loaded with a loaded spare cylinder. I have six navies~two cartridge conversions and 4 cap and ball. I carry one of the cartridge conversions as my everyday carry weapon. It is the most accurate gun I own. I always have one cap and ball navy loaded to switch out with it if I am in a GFSZ. Replicas are exempt from the restrictions.
    Great info, I actually got my idea for my rig from that movie. Then I altered it a bit for CAS. I plan on getting a couple navys in a few months. I think that swapping the cylinders on the remy is much easier than the colt though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamonK View Post
    Great info, I actually got my idea for my rig from that movie. Then I altered it a bit for CAS. I plan on getting a couple navys in a few months. I think that swapping the cylinders on the remy is much easier than the colt though.

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    One of the problems with the Remy at SASS matches is the cylinder rod gets gummy after several matches. You may need to take a bottle of soapy water and a brush to clean the gunk out if the cylinder starts turning slow. It does not seem to be as much a problem with the Colt. Cold weather a small amount of Crisco will help on the pin. In warmer weather you may need to buy or make a stiffer lube, Crisco gets real messy in hot weather.

    If you are going to shoot black powder in your rifle a bottle of soapy water for the brass will help them clean up easier when you get home. Get a factory crimp die also if you are going to handload the dark stuff, it will help the rifle feed much better than just a roll crimp.
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