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Old 11-22-2012, 03:04 PM   #21
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Good idea Bob. I'm still new to the whole picture taking thing. I need to take them outside and get some good pictures, better light and I can maybe work some fall leaves into it. Thanks for the clay tip.

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And further, if you can get outside on a bright overcast day you get pretty much shadowless photos.

Otherwise, open shade, but watch out for trees or foliage reflecting in your gun's bright finish.

And use a tripod. I use the self timer on my camera set at a two second delay to get my hands off the camera during exposure. Shady photos often take longer exposure times, so a tripod isa a must.

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A little off topic maybe: I quit putting dowels or shotgun shells through the trigger guard to make photos. I bought a package of children's modelling clay at a toy counter. I make a short "pedestal" of clay and set the gun on it, balancing it on its cylinder, then tilt it to suit. The clay is not visible, or shouldn't be, in the photo, yet the gun is set apart from the background.

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Bob, I like that idea but is there any concerns with water/rust since most clays contains moisture in them for plasticity? Great idea just curious
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Bob, I like that idea but is there any concerns with water/rust since most clays contains moisture in them for plasticity? Great idea just curious
These clays use some type of oil for plasticity. No problems for me, as my guns are protected by my "formula."

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These clays use some type of oil for plasticity. No problems for me, as my guns are protected by my "formula."

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Good deal! And sooooo whats the "formula"??????
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Good deal! And sooooo whats the "formula"??????

About forty years ago I concocted a mix of 50/50 automotive motor oil (10W30) and Three-In-One machine oil. After cleaning, I oil the exterior of my guns heavily, too much, in fact. Then I use a paper towel (those blue shop towels from AutoZone) to wipe the gun down to a reasonable film.

I've used this for over forty years, and never do anything in between shootings/cleanings. Some guns have been left alone for a year or more without further cleaning or oiling.

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I don't have any pictures, but I LOVE single action revolvers. I have managed to acquire:
1 Ruger Single Six Convertible, .22lr/WMR, blue, 9.5" barrel
1 Ruger Blackhawk, .41 magnum, blue, 6.5" barrel
1 Colt SAA, .44-40, blue, 7.5" barrel
3 Ruger Super Blackhawk's, .44 magnum, 1 blue w/7.5"barrel, 1 stainless w/ 7.5" barrel, 1 blue w/10.5" bqrrel
3 Ruger large frame Vaquero's, color case hardened & blue, 2 with 4.625" barrels, 1 with 5.5" barrel
3 Ruger Blackhawk's, .45 Colt, 2 blue, 1 stainless, with 7.5" barrels
1 Freedom Arms .454 Casull, stainless, with 7.5" barrel
and 1 piddly Heritage Arms "Texas Ranger", .22lr/WMR convertible, blue, with 6.5" barrel
My favorite? Generally whichever one I am carrying or shooting at the time.
The one I'll never part with? The .41 magnum Blackhawk. It has saved my bacon on several occasions.

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I you like Colt SAA's, and have the time to travel to Reno, Nevada, go to Sierra Sid's truck stop/casino. He has literally hundreds of Colt SAA's mounted in display cases hanging on the wall. Many of them previously owned by people like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Elvis Presley (spelling?), and other famous people.

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I love all SA's, but I've been collecting them for years and am especially fond of the old 1st and 2nd generation Colts. This one was owned by a Texas cowboy who was also a movie extra. This .45LC started out in 1891 and was used in the movie Streets Of Laredo. The ammo on the belt is non firing dummy ammo and there are a couple of 5 in 1 blanks. The rig goes back to the 30's, or 40's. I had to make the belt larger, so to cover the stitch holes I had a pouch added that comes in handy. The spurs have ranch hand made rowels and were made in the late 1890's, or early 1900's. Using Ten-X bp ammo I regularly hit targets out to 80 yards. At 130 years old it's in better shape than I'm in.


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Very nice, Gunsmoke.

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