Monday, July 27, 2015

Some funny stuff that makes Cal laugh

Sunday, July 26, 2015

More pics of my return home via the Yukon Territory

These pics are from the same critters in the post below, just different views. Life in the north country is wonderful! I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did taking the pics and being there in person.

Returning home, May 2015 in the Yukon Territory

In June returning to Alaska I saw even more wildlife and super scenery. Black bears, a brown phase black bear, sheep, bison, and two grizzly bears.

Southeast Yukon and northwest BC--May 20154

Here are 23 pics I took on my war through the Yukon and north British Columbia in May of 2015. I saw 18 bears, sheep, moose, bison, coyote, and a great white wolf in the road. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Powell .500 bpe for sale

I've one more bpe double to offer for sale. A Powell .500 bpe from the 1870s with a copy of the Powell ledger page. What a rifle when it was new!!

W. Powell .500 black powder express, 1874. Number 47xx. $6000.
H.M. Surand, Esq. Our patent action central fire express double rifle with laminated stele barrels 28 inches long. Henry's patent rifling, taking Eley's .500 size 3 inch Boxer cartridge, 120 grains no 6 and express bullet. Our patent strikers, back action locks, bolted. Sights flush 1,2,3,4, 1st standing. Pistol hand stock. With ezra main springs, xxx spring and slide to action, brass mould and stick for paper. Best solid leather case with cleaning rod, bristle and wire brushes, jag and loop, sling. 100 Eley's express cartridges 120 grains. 8 3/4 pounds, Bartram's patent filler and lock. price: 39.14.
60% Damascus finish on barrels, excellent and shiny bores. Stock finish very good to excellent. 30% very fine engraving on action, no case colors remain. Unusual feature is on each striker is the word "loaded" when the hammers are pulled back.
340 grain bullet and 50 grains of IMR 4198 has a 3 inch group at 50 yards.