Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Pistols and Pancakes - Guess that Firearm

Reader Glenn K. got it right (though many of you were oh, so close).  The Range firearm is a Harrington and Richardson Hammerless .38 S+W. 

It was manufactured sometime prior to 1904 I believe, given the caliber and very low serial number and like all first models of the H & R Hammerless, both large and small frames, it was manufactured for black powder cartridge pressures (a give away for that being it doesn't have the caliber stamped on the side of the barrel and there are no horizontal notches on the side of the cylinder).

It has not been fired, but it's nice to see a little bit of history someplace other than  gathering dust somewhere.
Look!  A Squirrel!

Now for the Sunday pancake (I've been living on gerbil pellets, dehydrated gruel and dried pine cones all week out in the field so I'm going to have pancakes two days in a row.  But for my friend out West (the other) Brighid, this one's for you.
"Sourdough" Silver Dollars

Sourdough taste without the sourdough starter (serves 2-3). They're bite sized, tall and light as a feather (and no blueberries as those got made into individual ramekins of cobbler last night).

Mix well in a medium bowl:
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tablespoons plus a pinch granulated sugar.
make a "well" in the center of the dry ingredients.
In a small  bowl thoroughly whisk
3/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon plain kefir (fermented milk found in the yogurt section)
1 large egg at room temperature
1/2 teaspoons Mexican vanilla
2 Tablespoons melted unsalted butter.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry all at once, stirring JUST til  flour is combined (batter will be thick with lumps and bumps). Let sit while you heat up the pan. Fill a 1/4 cup measure up a bit more than half full with batter and drop to cook on slightly oiled cast iron griddle (batter will be quick thick but will thin out some as it cooks).

Then get back to organizing the rest of your weekend.
I'll be back tomorrow with some tales from the Range clan and a post on the growing and gathering of a plant that all preppers should have in their flowerbed.
 - Brigid


  1. Those pancakes sure look yummy even though I had so much food last night I thought I wouldn't want to eat for a week. We grilled out, had guests in town who are also on vacation from "work" to enjoy it, and had designated drivers for them so they could enjoy a few beers. It was one heck of a fun day.

  2. Those pancakes are making me regret my diet right now ... sigh.

  3. So what are the chances you can load up some black powder rounds and give her some exercise?

  4. Oh Gosh that is so sweet of you to give me another flapjack recipe! Now I'll have to do overtime on the Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX II Home Gym cause I refuse to live on leaves and twigs... maybe I could just do the up right-recline, repeat.. in the easy chair. It would be more age appropriate.

  5. Lois - sounds like a wonderful time. After a very long couple of weeks I just needed a couple days to "putter" and cook. Glad you had a wonderful time.

    Rev. Paul - They are pretty tasty. If you can't find kefir up there in your stores, buttermilk with a drop of lemon juice will do.

    TinCanAssassin - pretty good. I bet either Partner, Mr. B, or Tam have a few rounds.

    Brighid - I had one of those home trainers as well, my best friend came over one night after I sold it and said "where's the clothes tree?" Picking up brass at the range is good for the abs and gluts though.

  6. Pancakes! Why did it have to be pancakes...?



  7. Yeah, why DID it have to be pancakes?!? heh

  8. Great looking pancakes, and I totally missed on the pistol... I don't think I've ever actually seen one of the H&Rs up close.

  9. I saw a recipe for the world's fluffiest waffles that got those bubbles in there a little easier than this - you use your favorite mix and substitute club soda for about 1/3 of the water.

  10. And for those of you who wish to discuss waffles vs. pancakes, I refer you to this:

    A site that I highly reccommend in any case.

  11. Ron F - I'm aware of that recipe and I don't use it because frankly it doesn't taste nearly as good. Easy doesn't always mean delicious (but it can). Thanks for the heads up though!

  12. I'm sure your recipe DOES taste much better. If I can get my act together this weekend (root canal scheduled for Friday, furniture delivery scheduled for Saturday, so we'll see) I may do some field testing.


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