Thanks Ten Wolves,
I have thought of trying to do my own leather goods. You mentioned buying some one eles's problems, and you are right! Well I don't know if you have ever heard of Branson Mo., they have a place called Silver Dollar City, it is a place for everyone, if you have kids there are rides, for the adults, there is a wood working shop a carving shop, a leather shop, ect. Now I guess they still do this, but when I was 12 years old and that was 1967, we went down there, at that time they had a Big train with several cars, and doing your ride, there would be a train robbery, good guys, bad guys. ect, Most there gun props were Hawes Western Marshall's in 45 LC and they shot B.P. Blanks.
Well about 4 months ago, I was in my local gun shop and he had just bought these 2 boxes of gun parts and fishing reels ect., in those boxes where 2 hawes frames, 2 cyclinders, 1 hammer, and that is it! They didn't have a spot of blue on them, but what caught my eye was they were stamped Silver Dollar City Mo., then I found the dates, and I couldn't believe it, they were 1967's. I paid to much for them, but sometimes you do that, if I would of know how much the parts were going to cost I wouldn't of bought them. ( mI could of bought 2 new Uberti Cattleman) Now I have been reloading and Tinkering around with broken guns for 30 years, shotguns, rifles, a lot of action jobs on Auto's mainly 1911's.
Yesterday I started putting one of those guns toghter (what a pain) I spent 4 hours trying to get this first one timed, and I havn't got it yet, got 5 out of 6, so tomorrow, a complete tear down, and re inspect and mic out my cyclinder lugs. Every piece has to be hand fitted, and I must make sure I havn't got something wrong.
Sorry about getting off track, could you tell me what they call or where I might look for the Flat top hat like the one that Clint Eastwood wore in Hang EM High?
I don't know where you live but with my bad back, I can't hardly get around in this cold. I am wanting to go to a shoot so bad
that it is driving me crazy!!!!
Hope to talk soon.