Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

 




6 comments:

  1. Henry 66 in .45 Colt - okay, I'm listening ...

    Brass will tarnish, but the resulting patina can be great looking too. Too much shiny otherwise.

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  2. I was coming into a small town in West Texas long years ago, when I saw a pawn shop sign. It was kind of out of place. No other businesses near it at all. I stopped in and had a great conversation with the owner. He was getting ready to fold up his tent and quit. Our talk turned to old guns and he said, stick around for a bit after I close up. He had a door that looked like an old cell door behind the counter. He opened that and then a wooden door behind it (like a screen door then the main door). Inside, was a thin room about four feet wide with his collection.

    2 original Henry's in rimfire. A Spencer, and COLTS!!!! I nearly swooned when I saw a Bisley in .41 Long Colt. He made me a really decent price and I just couldn't afford it at the time. I stopped in again and had him look at something dad gave me and he said it was a beauty and worth about X dollars. I nearly swallowed my teeth. He used a jewler's loupe to examine it.

    Next trip through there he was gone..... Like a ghost.

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    1. Where abouts? (If you don't mind sayin')

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    2. Yep, but... wasn't it a pinfire, STxAR? Some of those proto-cartridge guns had some really funky ignition systems... All the new repros are in either 44-40 or 45 Colt nowadays...and they are a pile of fun to shoot...

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    3. Outside of Crosbyton, TX. My stomping grounds are west of there a ways....

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    4. Glen, they were the brass framed Henry's with no front stock, just the magazine, I think they shot 44 rimfire. I could be out in left field, but that's my memory. One was in fine shape, the other had been under a truck seat for years and looked it.

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