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Old 02-20-2004, 04:43 PM
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Solid Brass Tacks

I've got a line on being able to order authentic 1/4" head solid brass tacks - shanks and heads not just the common brass head/steel shank - like were used in the 19th Century - the only bugaboo is I have to order them 10,000 at a time so......

Anyway if anybody is interested in going in on a case the cost would be at my cost of $5.00 a hundred plus S/H - that price is only a buck more than the brasshead/steel shank ones.

I can also get them with 3/8" heads for $5.25 a hundred, but I can order these 1,000 at a time.

So if you want some please email me at chuck@wrtcleather.com - hey I can even take Credit Card payments - if I can get enough to make it worth while I can order ASAP. (I'm planning on a couple of thousand for myself so I only need to come up with enough to cover the 8K)


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Old 02-20-2004, 10:31 PM
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i,ll take a couple a hundred of both sizes
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Old 02-21-2004, 01:46 AM
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Hell....I'll take a couple of hundred too.
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Old 02-21-2004, 06:23 AM
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How long are the shanks Chuck? And what's the reason for solid brass over the steel shank ones? Is it as obvious as I figure, corrosion resistance? If I had a use for some I'd order some myself. Heck, I might order some anyway just to have them. I can always use a few to keep my hat on in high wind! If I decide to get some I'll work it out with you when I send you the pitch. Here's an idea for you. Dip the shank in hot pitch before you drive it in. It should act as a lubricant and an adhesive all in one step.
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Old 02-21-2004, 07:55 AM
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Chuck, I'll take 200 of each. Let me know when you're ready to order and I'll paypal.


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Old 02-21-2004, 03:08 PM
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Well I have counted up the orders as of this morning and I need to sell 1500 more of the 1/4" in order to place the order.
The 3/8" are on the way as of now and I should get them by the middle of the week by then we should hopefully have the rest of the 1/4"ers sold.

When we get enough to be able to order the 1/4" I will notify you all of the total due including S/H and once the moeny is in hand will get them shipped off.


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Old 02-21-2004, 05:57 PM
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500 here

I'll take 500 and pay by check when you are ready.

Question about using tacks on a Mtn Man style sheath: What is the method of clenching or securing the shank in the back??

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Old 02-21-2004, 06:10 PM
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Oldman What size do you want 1/4" or 3/8"?

Also to answer yours and Max's questions:

Shanks - 1/2"

Why - they are PC (period correct for pre 1860 or so), they don't rust, and most important you do not have to anneal the shanks when using them to make tack sheaths or belts.

Which brings us to how to on the back of sheaths, etc - clip them almost flush with the back side - I use a pair of end nippers that have bee ground flat on the face - then peen them by laying them head down on a piece of thin leather laid on a hard surface and tap them with a smooth face steel hammer - you can also use a large nail set but I find that slow and the original pieces I've seen were just hammered.

Max that dipping in hot pitch trick is what I use when putting them in bone or antler - predrill your holes, clip to length and then work fast to get them in.


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Chuck Buddy, I'll take a couple hundred of the 1/4" head ones + Shipping of course. Just let me know when they are ready to fly.


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Old 02-21-2004, 08:03 PM
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PS. I know these are hard to find. Even in the late 60's Dixie Gun works was selling hard to find, genuine, "brass tacks" for work with powder horns and such that were just brass plated carpet steel tacks.


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Old 02-21-2004, 08:12 PM
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Richard - the solid brass head ones with a steel shank are easy to find these days - most muzzleloading and Indian supply companies carry them - but none of them that I know of have the solid brass head and shank.
The only other place I've found that does have them is a trunk shop and they get $40.00 a HUNDRED!


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Chuck, I'll take 500 1/4" if you've still got room in the order to fill...

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Old 02-22-2004, 06:39 AM
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Chuck,
As usual, I'm a day behind everyone. If you still need another buyer, I would like 200 of the 1/4". If you've already ordered just keep me in mind when you order again. I'm not in dyer need, but good supplies is good supplies.


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I'll take a 100 of the 1/4 ones if theres
still room left.
Just let me know the total cost


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Old 02-22-2004, 10:06 AM
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Chris, Carl, And Rob - you are a go - I still have room for a few more. Everybody that has posted and wants some please email your mailing addresses so I can figure the shipping and I will email you what your total cost will be.
Email to - chuck@wrtcleather.com

Yes I do PayPal - use burrows@fone.net


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