Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dear Santa

Amazon apparently has a "wish list" function where one can post things they want to buy or have their friends to buy for them.

None of the things I wanted are for sale on Amazon though. So I'll do my list the old fashioned way.

Just a few old pieces to keep the Mausers company, if any of these can be found any more.

Shiloh Sharps 1874 Long Range Rifle
Colt 1860 Army
Briswold & Gunnison 1860
Colt 1851 "U.S. Marshall
Colt 1862 Pocket Navy
Remington 1858 New Army
Thompson Center Arms Hawken Plains Rifle
Colt Dragoon 1848
Colt Walker 1847
Enfield 1863 Calvary Carbine

Stranger things have happened. It appears Santa reads my blog.


  1. The Sharps are neat rifles. A friend of mine has the Sharps Buffalo in 45/70. Definitely an heirloom piece.

  2. I don't know about any of the guns on your list but I know where you can find a Model 1842 Springfield musket (made in 1851) for $1500.

    In my mind's eye I can see a cute little redhead taking her list to Santa at the department store. I hope Santa is good to you.

    There is a wish list on the MidwayUSA site.

  3. Lady Brigid,
    I do like your list. Wouldn't mind having those myself. Now, if only I believed in Santa Claus I might get some of those nice gifts!
    Thanks for your posts!

  4. All good choices - and I echo Bruce B's hope. I'm sure you've been a good girl ... haven't you?

  5. I know you can find authentic Colt 1860 Revolvers at Gettysburg. There is a store that sells them.
    Of course the price always depends on the condition.

  6. Hey, I have one of the Euroarms Enfield Musketoon replicas. It's fun to shoot, if you don't have your heart set on an original.

    I'm shooting a Uberti 1861 Navy replica in my pic.


  7. I hope that now that Santa knows what you want, he brings it to you.

  8. Hmmmmm. Have you been naughty or nice?

  9. Sounds like some old pieces I have in the safe just collecting dust. Ought to take them out & exercise them or find them good homes.

  10. Good luck on you wish list. The hunt is half the fun.

    Just how good do you have to be to score gifts like those from Santa?

  11. Heh.

    I want Massachusetts to adopt "Shall Issue". Hey, it is on my wish list!

  12. Good luck with the list. One question, just curious why a Thompson Center Hawkin, as opposed to Lyman Great Plains Rifle?

    I just thought it would have been more 'original' like the rest of your list.

    Mr Fixit

  13. As luck would have it, North Pole AK is a pretty nice town in the summer. It is next door to Eielson AFB and Fort Wainwright. It is also a day trip to Denali National Park, which is entirely worth the trip.


  14. Lady Brigid,

    It appears that you are a fan of the movie "Quigley, Down Under."

  15. Santa only stayed for 0 seconds?

    Hmmmm.... well... I suppose he has lots of other good boys and girls to drop off all that loot - and in one night, no less.

  16. Looks like you have an admirer at the north pole factory - please put in a good word for me. I would like a 1851 Navy Conversion - I really like that octagon barrel with the front post. Thanks

  17. I have (all replicas) the Sharps, '58 Remington (x2) and a Walker colt

  18. Sounds like your Dad was buds with Santa in high school.

    You should ask him sometime. ;)

  19. Google/Blogger knows all, sees all. And people worry about the Gubmint.

    I'm surprised Santa doesn't have more sophisticated privacy protection. OTOH, Flash and browser cookies make online life so much more convenient.

  20. I'm sure Santa will be nice to you.Redheads always deserve the best.

    See Ya

  21. Very nice wish list but for some reason a different image has siezed control of my overly caffeinated mind. An elf, manning a turreted chain gun, on the back of a flying sleigh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,steve

  22. Where did you develop your intrest in these black powder firearms you've indicated Brigid? Have you handled or seen any of the cartridge converson set ups for the black powder wheel guns? If not by all means do so, one in 38 Special is very high on my want list. Also, I've never met you or seen you but can't help but believe any Santa would be anything less then agreeable towards you. It wouldn't be in Santa's best intrest to offend you or Barkley!!! Good post, made me smile and lifted my sprits.

  23. Great Christmas list.. but I'm really not ready to think about Christmas yet.. We still have 4 months to go!

  24. One of the more likable things in life is having something to look forward to---birthdays (for some), holidays, vacations and such. It's not the receiving of gifts or the actual activities, but the mental pleasure of the dream or search or preparation that comes before the event.

    Merry Christmas. May a falling block Spencer come your way. :-)

  25. Actually, I think you can add anything from any web site to your Amazon wish list.

  26. Curious myself whether you are asking Santa for replicas or originals. I've got a TC .45 Hawken percussion rifle (passed from a friend) that hasn't been shot in quite some time, perhaps Santa will pick it up on his way through ...

  27. Amazon has a "Universal Wish List" feature:


    You can add this as a bookmarklet, and it'll figure out the product. Pretty cool.

  28. Dear Santa...I want a stick.


    Nice list!!!

    WV: wations (what that wascally wabbit stores in his den)

  29. Theres no school like Olde School - you have taste in firearms!

  30. My first Xmas present from my new, incredibly lovely bride was an original Rolling Block rifle in 11.7X56 (.45 Danish). Can I pick 'em or what? Goes great with my replica 1873 Trapdoor carbine! Both came from Two Wright Arms in Springtown, TX... check'em out!

  31. I just want a Holland and Holland double in 500 nitro express. With a spare set of 20 gauge barrels. I would give up every other firearm I own if I could have that.

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