Tools Of The Trade. My Personal Choice.

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  1. Keith H.

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  2. Sonofliberty

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    I assume you chose antique firearms because of Australian laws?
     
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  3. Old Geezer

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    No, actually Keith is what we in America call a reenactor of the 1700s time era. He also has interests in American history around that century. He does videos.

    Millions of Aussies and Brits simply disobey their communist overlords, however they can say nothing on open sites such as this, lest they risk imprisonment. There is an international war against Western culture going on, don't'cha'know.

    I like your "Don't Tread on Me" flag.
     
  4. Old Geezer

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    I love that little flintlock pistol.

    I keep a short ax in my SUV & use it a lot -- that along with a tree-pruning saw. Not all jobs are big. A short ax or tomahawk can be swung quickly. They take off limbs.
     
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  5. Keith H.

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    Only the pistol Sol, the longarm is a copy.
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  6. TexDanm

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    LOL, It is sort of funny that though we have somewhat different tastes in weapons that we cover the same territory very much alike. I like older carbon steel knives, my plain hawk looks just like yours and is hand forged. I prefer a revolver in the 357 mag caliber and for years my revolver of choice was a single action black hawk. For just raw minimal survival a single shot 20 ga has a lot going for it as a compromise weapon. Openel #8 is one of the truly great pocketknives out there and for the price is the best.
     
  7. Keith H.

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    When I hunted for a living Tex, I used a Marlin 1890 .45/70, & I strapped on a single action 357 magnum every morning ;)
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    I learned more about how to shoot from that single action than almost any weapon. With it, I made the first shot count. I never felt under armed and that is probably why I still lean to revolvers over automatics. The 45-70 was and still is one of the great long-distance large game rounds and a wonderful close range weapon for hunting dangerous animals. The 62 caliber musket/20 gauge shotgun will allow you to hunt anything from birds and bunnies through deer. The ammo is lighter, the recoil is less and gun swings better because it is lighter.
     
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  9. Keith H.

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    Spot on mate.
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  10. Old Geezer

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    People forget about the black powder cap'n'ball revolvers. It is a repeating arm, yet so primitive that simple tools and supplies keep you shooting. The .44 revolver was and still is one effective self defense number. To reload, one drops out the spent cylinder and drops in a loaded cylinder. Slow compared to what we have now, however I sure don't want anyone coming after me with one of those 160 year old weapons.

    Forgive my errors, I'm all piled-up, doped, and disabled today (sawbones just got finished with me & I'm being held together with bone bolts and Kevlar cables). Were I a horse in the 1850s, my owner might just have put me out my misery with one of these cap'n'ball revolvers. Metal grinding into bones hurts -- notable little tidbit that.

    Muzzle loaders:

    round ball vs. cut lead


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    Same guy, same topic, but has some more points / more info:



    Remington vs Colt revolvers firing Johntson & Dow bullets

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AThglFR5N4

    Making paper case cartridges (the case burns up = easier to load; no case left over)

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  11. Keith H.

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    Good post, I love those cap & ball revolvers. I used to strap one on every morning with my pants at one time, later on I started carrying a single action .357 magnum revolver. Sure wish I still had those guns now, they were a lot of fun & as you say, good self defence arms.
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    Though it has been some time since I have shot these tools....I keep them stored in this manner....I have made a type of framed picture or plaque out of them. They can be taken down and used if need be.

    I do need to clean them...as it has been some time since I've last handled these tools.

    This is a .50 Caliber Hawkin Rifle and matching pistol in the same calibration .50.
    This rifle has a chrome lined barrel but the pistol does not.

    The knife is a hand made by a friend who traded me for a Ruger 10-22 rifle. I verily liked this knife and watched this fellow make it over a period of several weeks. The blade is made from a Starret flat bar gauge. The handle from brass.

    I thought they would go well together as a sort of picture or plaque with the ability to take them down for shooting if need be.


    Oh...the knife is safety wired to this plaque as the US Air Force flies fighter jets just up the road from me and it simply would not do to have a sonic boom cause this sharpend blade to drop down on someone from it's moorings.
    This is a heavy heavy knife.

    Here...this photo......


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    I don't recall if I have posted this photo to this site at one time but nonetheless to the members...


    It was in the learning to use these tools that I came to realize that hypersonic speed is not everything....contrary to modern advertising and popular trends in todays firearms articles in magazines.

    It is the ability to deliver serious energy and accurately ...not hyper speed.
    This was the lesson I learned from shooting black powder and it remains with me to this day.

    In my historical readings I found it very ironic that until the advent of certain of todays magnum pistols that the Walker Colt was one of the most powerful pistols out there.

    And that the .45 Long Colt and the 45/70 are still here and manning the front lines doing what they were designed to do....all these years later and with the advent of so many new calibers/designs.
    Time and history have not made these older calibrations obsolete.

    And so too charcoal burners...though they have been updated with modern designs and metals....they are still charcoal burners..and single shots....and still in the field harvesting food.

    Oh...and in agreement with one of the other members, I too like the Opinel knives and have several as well as Mora Knives. They are affordable and I like carbon steel....the best....though I recognized stainless steel in certain applications.

    Enjoy.

    Thanks
    Watcherchris
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  14. Keith H.

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    Your'e a dark horse Chris! Thank you for sharing, love it.
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  15. Keith H.

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    I have seen plenty of the small cannon fired, but never owned one myself. I would love to have the real thing. There was one sitting in a trailer in the city one time, my wife & sons saw it on the way home. Don't think I could afford the price of an antique cannon though, & the modern ones would be illegal here:( Will just have to build one when it all hits the fan;)
    Keith.
     
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  16. Old Geezer

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    Home-construct a mortar. Who's gonna know what it is!

    Could be used as make-do claymore devices. Get electric detonation caps at a hobby store; rocket hobbyists use them to set off solid fuel rockets. Those rockets are fun also. Pay cash.

    Illegal laws are illegal under the basic rights of humankind. Consider the teeming hordes of lower-order humans out there -- uber-aggressors in waiting. In and near urban areas, the risk is 100-fold. Brit, American, and European megalopolises are hitting the boiling point. To not prepare for crazy world catastrophes of human origin is pure suicide.

    We're living in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Vesuvius is rumbling and spewing. We have zero choice as to what to do. If "tools of the trade" must be brought out so that we can get out, then socialist laws matter not.
     
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