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Thursday, 13 October 2022

The Ultimate Possibles Bag?

 


Hrrrmmmmmmmmm…..

Y’know, I haven’t fired my .58 cal Spaghetti Plains Rifle in years. It’s the damnedest thing too: mine has that $&*@ 1:48 spin on the barrel which makes it darn near useless for serious round lead ball (spun too fast) and conicals (spun too slow). It’s just the ticket for range and targets and tin cans… but you’re S.O.L. if ya want to hunt with it. I searched high and low for a super light conical that might stabilize with that spin rate and finally found some 300 grainers. With 95 grains of black powder (FFg) it will hit like a ton of bricks AND shoot fairly well too. Then the company that made them went out of business. I searched high and low for a bullet mould… and finally found one…but hung up the rifle and never got round to doing any load development. 

But…if I were to get it out…it’s been so long, I can’t remember all the plunder and accouterments I’d need to make it go bang. So…looking at this fine specimen… welp… it might not be traditional, but it would be darn near perfect for a target rich trail walk or rondy. That first pouch would be for ball, the Second for patch, and the third for your worm and jags and maybe a capper and a couple tins of cap. That leaves the big compartment. Looks like there might be enough room there for a water bottle, some solvents, rags and a small bottle of oil. Maybe a small tinder box? All ya need beyond that is a good powder horn… and you could spend all day on the trail. 

Life is truly too short to do all the things a want to do…

5 comments:

  1. That appears to be a very nice hunting / camping day pack. With my luck, I'd set it down for a spell, only to return and find a mouse or porcupine gnawing on the odd corner (ALWAYS where maximum visual exposure is, not the back where is hardly seen).

    I'm guessing it might have some leather *creak* when moving about. I used to see old military surplus items sold which had that kind of 'old but still serviceable' look about them.

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    1. Hmmmmpppfff. I thought it was a belt bag…

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    2. Well, if that Kabar is about 12" long, it is one heckuva belt bag. But I'm going with a faulty memory here so my apologies if this isn't the case.

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  2. Reminds me of old pictures of the Boers.

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  3. At first I thought it was a saddle bag. Those cartridge pockets, and a fo sho K-Bar.

    In the book "With the Old Breed" E. Sledge his corporal in boot camp said by the end of the war either you or your fox hole buddy would use the K-Bar to save your life. man......

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