#2: Last Saturday I shot the first load of 6 balls from the fixed sight 7.5" Ruger Old Army and I'm very pleased - "rapt" even - that it shot them onto target very nicely into what is, for me, a tight group.
Considering that this is the used gun that had a bent, jammed base pin and has corrosion-pitting in the bore - it performs "extra good". - However the nipples (cones?) were found to be distorted and hard to cap so they'll be coming out of the cylinder asap to be spun-up in a drill press and polished down to a taper fit with the #11 percussion caps.
#3: "Neville" e-mailed me this picture of a pithy T-Shirt message - and I have to agree that it somewhat captures what our current Government is about:
I came across "Cody" on Youtube for the first time the other day - and his demos on making gunpowder - totally using 'found' natural raw materials is fun and worth knowing eh:
- "Mad Scientist" - naah, very sane I'd say. Thanks Cody. - Oh was that 4 things?