Hardbrake

Riverside, Calif

I am in my 60's and have been picking up stuff starting in about the 4th grade, on the way to school. Trash day was my day to find good stuff. I collect cameras aI am in my 60's and have been picking up stuff starting in about the 4th grade, on the way to school. Trash day was my day to find good stuff. I collect cameras and photographs from the turn of the century (American West) and Cowboy and Indian items (no repo's). I have been working at my first love photography for a few years and it is a dream come true in a lot of ways. Now I have to learn a hole new way of using the digital camera and computer. (Read more)

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Texas Indian Troubles by H.G. Bedford - Booksin Books
Cowboy Time Machine  - Booksin Books
Bicylists Revolver  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1870's Texas Rangers  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Stuido Table ? - Furniturein Furniture
The world through rose colored glass - Camerasin Cameras
Patten Medicines (Lies in a bottle or box) - Bottlesin Bottles
Merwin Hulbert what? - Outdoor Sportsin Outdoor Sports
Cowboys were Flashy  - Outdoor Sportsin Outdoor Sports
American Cowboys  - Accessoriesin Accessories

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  1. This is the first of this type I have seen and all I can say is how beautiful.
  2. I will send you an e-mail in a second or two.
  3. Post a picture is simple just make sure it is not a big file and go to post and item and it will direct you as what to do. I have an attachment to mine almost like a pet or buddy I had her so long. Y...
  4. Outhousepatrol: Gee I wish I could help you and I guess I can and here how. Go to hood ornaments on Collectors Weekly and find a posting by PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, he has several or contact him at...
  5. I believe that the primer was slid into the casing and crimped in behind the casing at just below the marks on the side of the casing. I tried to remove them years ago and was unable to with out dest...
  6. It's not that the copper did not allow reloading but the used primer could not be removed as to replace with a new one. I will be posting several item I still have not photographed on C.W. that are f...
  7. The military round which this inside primed round is was manufactured by the Frankford Arsenal (F A 4 81) and head stamp as such. It has a 405 grain bullet backed by approximately 67 (+ -) grains of ...
  8. Thank you for the question and to give you the brake down on the inside primed round in a nut shell here it is. Between the metal Arrowhead and the flint spare point there is a large copper cased 45-...
  9. Thank you, and to answer your question, yes the artifacts are mine the arrowheads I found in New Mexico, California, Utah as well as Oklahoma. The large spear point was found around Mittland, MO.. T...
  10. Thanks, I have kept the shades that were on the lamp when I brought it. The man whom repaired the lamp said in the 40 years that he has been repairing lamps that he believes this to be one of the old...
  11. To answer your question if I have seen any other out there the answer is simply NO. I have looked in 100's of Antique stores and never seen a one. One person sent me a e-mail saying that they had a ...
  12. Thank You for the link: I measured Betty at about 5 1/4 tall and 3 1/2 at the widest part (finger tips to finger tips). I did not measure the mounting bolt as I would have to remove parts of the sta...
  13. Thank you for the information and I agree with you, your ceramic reproduction are very close to my Betty. I found a decal for sale on e-bay which had a drawing of Betty Pinkston on it and it was clos...
  14. It is a very nice item and it is amazing that it made it so long because of it construction Keep it dry! I like it.
  15. ONCE AGAIN THANKS PHIL
  16. Thank you very much Phil, I learned more today about "Betty" then I have discovered in the last 40 years. I truly appreciate the information that you have given me. I will now discover all the infor...
  17. There was and I found a few things. When the idiots who run Los Angles county into the ground canceled the contract with the Great Western show who put the sale on they had to give 7 million of the t...
  18. It is now, but L.A's. took up the L.A. Fair grounds in Pomona, California, with 9 huge buildings and a large part of the outside grounds. There was hundreds if not a thousand dealers. Not only guns...
  19. Well then you have a great time, the Los Angles, California gun show used to be the biggest gun show in the nation. But the Socialist L.A. city government shut it down. Now we has just a lot of litt...
  20. Blunderbuss: I just paid a visit to your Collector Weekly page and see that you live outside the U.S. Is that correct?
  21. Blunderbuss: I know there was something about that I liked. I reload for the 45.70 also and I currently have a Springfield 1884 model. I run across old calibers every once in a while that I have ne...
  22. Thanks for the question: With the start of the Single Action Shooting Society (S.A.S.S.) there has been a rebirth in older rounds and a market for manufactures to produce the rounds or casings. The...
  23. Scott: Thanks I like the cabinet card and the rounds could be 40.82 cal as they look just like them. They made this rifle is several different cal. Thanks again Hardbrake
  24. Thank Blunderbuss: This Winchester Model 1886 is is cal. 40.82 not unlike the 38.56, 44.40 and dozens of other rounds, it shoots a 40 cal. bullet backed by 82 grains of ffg.(black power). I shoot th...
  25. Thanks Phil: I found it very informative and funny in parts. I am looking forward to reading it again. The individual stories as relayed by the cowboy who's telling the reader, what happen to him ...
  26. Thank you for the information I will continue my search about "Betty." I glad to know that Betty has nothing to do with Betty Boop. If you could remember the name of the model it would be of great h...
  27. Thanks for the information and offer but "Betty" and I have been a pair so to speak for over 40 years and she sets in the middle of my dressers top and lights up the dark when ever I turn her on. I ...
  28. Nessa: Nice decoy, most decorative pieces do not have a weight attachment on the bottom and this one does based on that and the little kill on the bottom, I would say that this is or was used as a de...
  29. DrNessa: It is a very nice old Club it could be English but the clubs the Bobby carry are not very long and are very thick like 2 inch thick. They could be carrying are newer style now but your clu...
  30. Very very nice collection, have you ever taken a picture with any of them? The loading of of glossy enlarging paper in place of a plate would be interesting to see what results you receive. Either w...
  31. Nice set of spurs I am an avid Cowboy and Indian collector and I have a single spur with the same design, it's nice to see a set Hardbrake.
  32. I have enjoyed collecting item of the American west both Cowboy and Indian but I have also loved researching the west. I have dozens of book both old and new regarding Cowboys and Indians sometime I ...
  33. I spent over 2 month in Holland while stationed in Europe in the 60's and By Far I found it the best country in Europe, loved every minute of the stay (the people were outstanding)
  34. Very nice and even harder to find then people think Hardbrake
  35. Shannon: I have a picture (tin type) of a lady with the same last name (Parnell) in one of the old photo albums. I will scan it with in the week and if you want I will e-mail you a copy of it. The ...
  36. Thank you, I received this item from my step-father upon his passing. Ira Long would have been his great uncle as John W. Adams was his grandfather. I have sent the Texas ranger Hall of Fame copies ...
  37. Very nice I have never seen this camera before how nice . Will you take a picture with it? Hardbrake
  38. I have always to go to Fort Smith Ar.Maybe someday I will get there.
  39. Yes that be her a Real Texan and a bit on the wild side.
  40. Could you be related to Bell Star?
  41. Thank You: I kinda of use this site to practice my passion Photography. I fell that just to take a picture like number 2 and 3 is just not what I want to do I have taken hundreds of identification p...
  42. Yes I do have some photographs and information regarding Captain Ira Long. I am sorry to report that I do not have a picture of him but in one of my listing on Collectors Weekly I have a picture (tin...
  43. Touching story (sad) and yes I will visit your listing, thank you Hardbrake
  44. I have never seen one like this until this one, nice, Hardbrake
  45. This Very fine example looks as if it was made last week how nice, Hardbrake
  46. Very nice and in outstanding condition Hardbrake
  47. You correct Colt captured the market Remington made a fine hand gun but it was heavy and a lot of them had their barrel shortened as did this one. The stuff under the barrel added to the weight but i...
  48. Thanks: Investigating into an item or items is the real enjoyment of collecting for me, not to bring up the photography and writing. Hardbrake
  49. Thank you both, Stevensvintage and blunderbuss, the thank should go to Lesley, John Adams Daughter for saving and coping the letter. Hardbrake
  50. Thank You I failed to add to the description that if a viewer would like to read the account of the Lost Valley fight it can by Googled, Hardbrake
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