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by nrobertb
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Tom Hildreth Born:1856 Died:1908 Maker's Mark: "TL HILDRETH SAC" or "L HILDRETH" Tom Hildreth was born on his family’s ranch in California and they moved to San Jose when he was about 10 years old. Tom apprenticed in San Jose as a blacksmith and learned the trade of bit and spur making. He worked pr...
by nrobertb
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1678
Views: 432924

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Here is a pair of gal leg spurs which are unusual in that they have boots and spurs rather than shoes.
by nrobertb
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Forgotten western movies: Buck Benny Rides Again is a 1940 Paramount Pictures feature film starring Jack Benny and Ellen Drew. The film featured regulars from Benny's radio show including Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Andy Devine, Phil Harris, and Dennis Day. It also included a debut film appearance f...
by nrobertb
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Star garnet is an unusual form of garnet and is the state gemstone of Idaho. The garnet varieties that occasionally exhibit asterism are almandine and a mixture of almandine and pyrope garnet. Star garnet gemstones are usually opaque and deep brownish-red or reddish-black. Like all star gems, the st...
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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George Lawrence Company Born:1857 Died:1950s Maker's Mark: The George Lawrence Company was a saddlery and sold gear throughout the northwest starting in the 1860s. It was originally started by Samuel Sherlock, but it was bought by George Lawrence (who was Sherlock’s brother in law). The Company supp...
by nrobertb
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Nodaway River is a 65.7-mile-long river in southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri. The river's name (as "Nodawa") first appears in the journal of Lewis and Clark, who camped at the mouth of the river on July 8, 1804. but who provide no derivation of the name. The name is an Otoe-Missouria term me...
by nrobertb
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Best commercial .45-70 bullet?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Best commercial .45-70 bullet?

Thanks. I'll give them a try. I've used several different bullets and powders with inconsistent results..
by nrobertb
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Batista Pini Born:1886 Died:1951 Maker's Mark: "BP" or "BV PINI" Little in known about Batista Pini’s life but it is known that he was born in Switzerland and that in the early to mid 1900s he was working on California ranches, his work is typical of the California style with bits and spurs featurin...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Yakama Indian Reservation is a Native American reservation in Washington state of the federally recognized tribe known as the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. The tribe is made up of Klikitat, Palus, Wallawalla, Wanapam, Wenatchi, Wishram, and Yakama peoples.. The reservation ...
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Best commercial .45-70 bullet?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Best commercial .45-70 bullet?

What is the best commercially available (as opposed to molding your own) bullet for .45-70?
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Forest Armstrong Born:1893 Died:1966 Maker's Mark: "F.A." or "A", sometimes a date is also stamped Forest ran a shop by himself, he never married or had any children. His main work was repairing broken items so there aren’t a lot of his bits out there. His style is most notable for his technique of ...
by nrobertb
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Views: 432924

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The Glass Mountains (also known as Gloss Mountains or Gloss Hills) are not actually mountains, but a series of mesas and buttes that are part of the Blaine Escarpment that extends from the Permian red beds of northwestern Oklahoma in Major County. The Glass Mountains rise 150 feet to 200 feet above ...
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:53 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Yucca brevifolia is a plant species belonging to the genus Yucca. It is tree-like in habit, which is reflected in its common name, Joshua Tree. This monocotyledonous tree is native to the arid southwestern United States, specifically California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, and to northwestern Mexico....
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1678
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Great western character actors: One of those familiar character actors who seems to have been born old, Will Wright specialized in playing crusty old codgers, rich skinflints, crooked small-town politicians and the like. A former newspaper reporter in San Francisco, he switched careers and entered v...
by nrobertb
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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I previously mentioned quick draw artist Arvo Ojala and actor Rodd Redwing. Between 1950 and 1959 there was a TV show called "You Asked For It", hosted by Art Baker. I recall there was one episode that featured quick draw artists competing against each other. Redwing and Ojala were both there, along...

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