Nice shooting pard!
especially the bullets. They're identical to mine 'cept mine are plated.
Judging by the target the ol' antique dun good, gun did good too!
This is my 3rd attempt to post a reply ;<(
That my aged friend is some fine shooting.. matter of fact i had to counter the guns tendency to drift.. it was horrible.. everything i could do to make the old gal perform.. and then so as we were done i had a taste for shepherds pie.. and i don't even know what it is..
the gun did good.. sigh
ok.. it did.. the neat thing is those loads of Lee's are just "stout" enough to cycle a 1911 with ease, but soft enough to make it enjoyable, and in a big revolver (with out the percieved recoil of that pound of steel slaming back at ya) pretty much like shooting a 22 mag or 115 gr 38.. fun
notice i was back far enough you can't see any powder marks..
I should call it "cowboy's pie", if a barber cooked it would it be "hair pie"?
Have some triffle for desert :<)
Oh, back to Vaq photo shopping the powder burns off your target.. LOL!!!
Really, I'm a tad envious, I'd like to have been there to see that gun doin' it's thing.
that gents is from a low buck cell phone.. don't have the lap top routed yet.. i will but stuff guys, stuff.. anyway i got the camera phone just to be able to take pic's, and Vaq was good enough to post them.. (knows im a retard).. makes pretty good reloads to huh..
It looks like it is brand new, compared to tho one I bought in 1955, which looked like it had been through every British battle since WW I.
Starting to think I might want a Webley for the collection. What did your Webley cost you, Greg?
has a high price, for me it's high anyway.
Me, I'm still thinking back to the days when guns could be mail ordered from ads in gun magazines, a few extra dollars would get a hand picked specially selected item.
Those were the days ;<(
I would salivate over the mail order ads, but that's all I could do. I did not have the $$, since I was back in college, on the Korean GI Bill, and working a 40 hr week job at a UHF TV station.
My only claim to fame--gun-wise was a brand new [pre 1964] Model 70 Winnie .308 featherweight carbine. As I remember it, I paid $190.00 for it, by selling a beautiful Hallicrafters Ham Radio receiver. Seems like a million years ago...............
receiver, it's a beautiful thing.
I recall ads for tommy guns, demiled barrels of course and on other pages pristine barrels for the same tommy guns.
I really wanted a Remington Rolling Block, Spanish or Egyptian, I did not care but like you, money was a big issue and back then you could get them for anywhere from $12 and up depending on condition.
P-38s, Broom Handle Mausers, Webleys, 1911s. All military rifles from all over the world. Anti-tank 20MM guns, dang!
Geeze, almost makes me sick thinking about it. It's even worse than when I knuckled under to my ex-wife's demand we sell our house on Oahu.
What kind of future heart break am I missing now? I dread thinking about it.
You'd have to bring your whole army to displace me, and I would have gladly died in the fight. To me, it is not only a beautiful[if expensive] place, but also it is a piece of properly hallowed US real estate, because we got our collective asses kicked there, and it was a tough, painful, but valuable wake-up call.
I have always admired Hallicrafters radios. It was a company that was emblematic of the real opportunity for individual business success in the good old USA. Bill Halligan built good quality stuff, and many a young amateur radio op learned the code, and listened to the world on one of their radio receivers, and that stimulated study of radio electronics, to pass the FCC tests--including yours truly. If we had not had a cadre of about 160,000 skilled amateurs to use to train others, or be intercept operators, our armed forces would have been SOL at the outset of WWII. If we had not had companies like Hallicrafters, National Radio, RCA, and GE, we could never have met our need for all the combat radios we needed so badly.
When I was on active duty at Ft. Bliss, TX, I saved a good part of several monthly pays, to buy an advanced Hallicrafters receiver--It cost $149.95 at a downtown El Paso radio store. The equivalent in relative sophistication, today, would cost about 10x that.
Well--enough of the good old days. However, those days sure as hell taught me a lot.
back for a read, and with luck (ok, mine not yours) i'll be on later tonight.. On the Web.. first off Matty i paid close to six for the piece, which is a LOT of money for both me and the Webley.. I know i've got those two Jeeps in pics, but fact is i traded close to straight across, and G and i are on a fixed income.. Deal is the Web was close to perfect and one of the first of the MK VI they came out in 1910, and mine appears by sn revue and markings to be a 1916 .. the condition is outstanding, and the cool thing is that they load as fast as a revolver can be loaded.. i've always liked the moon clip acp's.. you really do "throw" them in to reload.. and once you manage the top break thing a tactical reload really is easy and fast.. Shooting is wonderful, and it's just flat cool to shoot a gun thats close to 100 years old..