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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Life is good.... :)
« Last post by BOOMSTICK BRUCE on June 22, 2018, 07:35:46 PM »
this is just my 58 Remington collection
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Life is good.... :)
« Last post by G Dog on June 22, 2018, 05:54:50 PM »
For medieval Northern Europeans the solstices and equinoxes were considered the midpoints of the seasons and quarter points of the year.  Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream is based on events occurring on or around the summer solstice; the day of greatest insolation. 

A word on topic:  Today I did some fun and cathartic thirtysixin’.  Just after dawn I took a 51 Navy and my Griswold & Gunnison out to a clearing in the woods for a good solid smoke-up.  I most often do .44’s but those ol’ new ranger size revolving belt pistols of naval caliber do very nicely on occasion. Yep, life is good.  You bet.     

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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Life is good.... :)
« Last post by Gillamax77 on June 22, 2018, 05:12:00 PM »
I understand the first day of summer,June 21st, and the other seasons. Just not up on the scientific names for everything.STILL, I raise a shot of CR to you Racing no matter what time of year. Summer is all down hill now. 
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Life is good.... :)
« Last post by bladesmith on June 22, 2018, 03:47:04 PM »
I don't have that many C&B revolvers, but do have a about twice as many SxS shotguns and most have Damascus barrels.  There were many different patterns and it's a past art making them that we'll never see again. I just bought a 1873 Remington hammer lifter. Had two of them in the past but they didn't fit me - this one does and it has engraving. Most Remington SxS's were made for the common man like farmers and were plain. My next purchase will hopefully be a used NMA that I can make in to a stubby. I like what you did with the one you're showing.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Life is good.... :)
« Last post by Omnivore on June 22, 2018, 02:51:54 PM »
Gill; everyone knows what solstice is, but they might not know what it's called.  The solstice is that astronimical position of the Earth in its perported orbit around the sun, which results in the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere.  We count it as the first day of "summer" although Racing is calling it "midsummer".  "Midyear" would be another way of putting it, I suppose.

So we have two solstices per year (summer solstice in late June, and winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, in late December) and two equixoxes (the spring, or "vernal" equinox in late March and the fall or "autumnal" equinox in late September).  In the southern hemi it's all reversed of course, 'cause their heads are upside-down and backwards there.   :P
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Colt Revolvers / Re: Uberti Walkers on sale $269 NIB
« Last post by Omnivore on June 22, 2018, 02:31:37 PM »
That is an excellent deal!  If you don't have a Walker, I suggest getting one, then having Mike (45 Dragoon) make it into a solid and reliable, accurate shooter that will never loosen up, and has a sweet action.  They're a hoot.
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Colt Revolvers / Uberti Walkers on sale $269 NIB
« Last post by Tom-ADC on June 22, 2018, 02:16:33 PM »
Check this out you can also contact Tanners direct.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/776908581
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Life is good.... :)
« Last post by Gillamax77 on June 22, 2018, 01:04:52 PM »
I don’t know what solstice is but here in Lone Star with temps pushing 100+ I will agree with the whiskey part. The good doctors have taken my beer away and most everything else I love but whiskey is zero carbs and no sugar so Racing my friend I raise a shot of Crown Royal to you. 
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Dixie sale on match grade '58
« Last post by Yolla Bolly Brad on June 22, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »
Thanks Lonesome Pigeon, that's exactly what I'm looking for! Looking at VTI's website I didn't see any "Shooter" parts listed, so I sent them an inquiry.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Life is good.... :)
« Last post by Racing on June 22, 2018, 09:46:38 AM »
Thx NV and right back at you!

Hm. Looking at a couple of auctions right now for a R&S and Whitney... From a price POW Europe really is different.
For better for worse i guess.  (?L
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