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Cactus Jack Calder

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About Cactus Jack Calder

  • Birthday 12/07/1944

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Whispering Pines, The Old North State
  • Interests
    Grandkids, Shooting, RC Planes, Scale 1 Live Steam RR, Moutain Dulcimer, Native American Flute, Wood Carving small figures

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  • SASS Number or "Guest"
    106185
  • SASS Affiliated Club
    Cross Creek Cowboys

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  1. Cactus Jack Calder

    large double holster rig

    Lone Coyote is a good pard to deal with. He was accommodating on my payment method, prompt in shipping and even changed out the hearts for very nice Pesos. His description of the holsters and belt was spot on. I am very satisfied with the rig I bought. I apologize to Lone Coyote as this review is late in coming. I had to run off to a wedding and then more visiting family immediately after receiving the package. Many thanks, Cactus Jack Calder
  2. Cactus Jack Calder

    Wild Bill & How He could Shoot

    Smoked D, I got it and copied to my files. Thank you for the article. My mother told me that her Great Aunt always claimed that William F. Cody was the Great Aunts, Great Uncle. As a child I figured that made him my Great, Great, Great, Great Uncle. If there is such a title. I still tell my grandchildren about my “Uncle Bill” and how they are related. So far they are not that impressed, but at 12 years old they don’t have a big appreciation for history.
  3. Cactus Jack Calder

    Navy Times

    A place to take a drink and hear the latest “Scuttlebutt”.
  4. Cactus Jack Calder

    What is it?

    Maybe a hair ball the cat coughed up?
  5. Cactus Jack Calder

    What is it?

    Looks like what comes out of our vacuum cleaner.
  6. Cactus Jack Calder

    large double holster rig

    Lone Coyote, I sent you a PM. Cactus Jack Calder
  7. Cactus Jack Calder

    Uberti Firing Pin Safety

    Thank you for the information. I had read about the epoxy solution earlier. I was reluctant to make that conversion. The spacer seams like a better option for me.
  8. Cactus Jack Calder

    Uberti Firing Pin Safety

    Is there some reason that a spacer made of softer metal (bolt shaft or common nail) is an advantage? It seems to me that the harder material of a drill bit would be a better choice. Perhaps the firing pins are softer and would be damaged by the harder spacer?
  9. Cactus Jack Calder

    Pranking Google

    The spoofing calls took a different turn today. Apparently I called myself. The display showed my name and telephone number, including area code. Don’t know what that is supposed to accomplish. I know I didn’t call me.
  10. Cactus Jack Calder

    Range Report: Taylors Smoke Wagons with Retractable Firing Pins

    LOL, I know I have a small box with a dozen steel 1943 pennies in it somewhere in this house. Do you think I could find it? Not to save my life. ARRRGH
  11. Cactus Jack Calder

    Range Report: Taylors Smoke Wagons with Retractable Firing Pins

    Cypress Sam, I got the PM and saved the information. Thank you. It will be a while until I can get to this project. Warden Callaway, Thank you for the measure technique. I have dial calipers but I can see it would be awkward get the measurement with them. Where did you find a wheat penny these days?
  12. Cactus Jack Calder

    Range Report: Taylors Smoke Wagons with Retractable Firing Pins

    Iron-head, I found the site, thank you. Cypress Sam, From you written description it sounds like you leave out the pin/push rod that pushes the firing pin forward. To me this means the new steel rod goes behind/in line with the firing pin? I have done a little smoothing on my pistols and replaced springs. Does this job require more skill than that level of work?
  13. Cactus Jack Calder

    Range Report: Taylors Smoke Wagons with Retractable Firing Pins

    Ironhead, I am new to the CAS scene. Would you please spell out the name of VTI. I tried looking the initials up on Google but all I got was Vanguard Investments.
  14. Cactus Jack Calder

    Range Report: Taylors Smoke Wagons with Retractable Firing Pins

    Ironhead, Where did you find the fixed firing pin hammers and triggers? I had seen much earlier posts about this safety system that indicated the fixed pin hammers were very hard to find as they were old stock that was not being manufactured anymore. AIR the triggers must be replaced with the hammers as the profile of the new style trigger would not match the fixed pin hammer. Is that your understanding also?
  15. Cactus Jack Calder

    Walking on ice

    Alpo, One thing you learn about walking on ice is to put your foot down flat, no heal to toe walking. Lots of flat contact with the ground/ice helps reduce sliding. Smaller than usual steps are advisable and it doesn’t hurt to duck walk a little (toes out just a little, not a lot). The duck walk helps with forward thrust by turning the foot out of straight line. As Marshall Mo Hare said slopes can be dangerous. I’ve got the scars to prove that.
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