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« Reply #75 on: July 22, 2017, 05:51:21 pm »

Hey Yahoody , thanks for the big picture . Starting to like this little rifle a lot, handles better than any 76 i have . Have to fill that empty dovetail in fron of the  forend cap. Was thinking of a sling loop filler all in one . Or just fill it and polish .  What Y'all think ? ..DT
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« Reply #76 on: July 22, 2017, 08:28:32 pm »

Dusty,

You do fine work.  I wish I had your talents and maybe machinery.

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« Reply #77 on: July 22, 2017, 08:44:17 pm »

Not much for sling swivels on lever guns but that sure would be a handy way to add one to this rifle.   
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« Reply #78 on: July 23, 2017, 06:01:17 am »

Thank you  BRS ,  Good Sunday Morning to you Sir .,,,DT
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« Reply #79 on: July 23, 2017, 06:06:26 am »

Good Sunday morning Yahoody . Recon we do think alike . I will make a filler for it . ,,,,DT
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« Reply #80 on: July 23, 2017, 11:15:15 am »

Dusty
That is one fine looking 76 . Hope it shoots as well as it looks . Do you plan to hunt with it ?
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« Reply #81 on: July 23, 2017, 11:41:41 am »

Good morning as well  Grin


You asked  but as handy as a sling swivel would be on this gun sure would mess up its clean, unassuming lines.  A sling swivel on the butt stock would be unsightly to me.  I'd just put a clean and tidy (your signature work)  filler wedge in that barrel and call 'er good Smiley

Instead of buying that new barrel I put a bunch of guns up for sale and rebuilt this one from a beater Colt I had.  I do need to get on that barrel swap or just get rid of my '76  Cry

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to this...  Not refinished yet but getting there.



the reason for all the effort is obvious  Grin    It shoots really  good at 25 Yards!

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« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2017, 12:51:42 pm »

Hey Rowdy , Good Sunday Eve Amigo ! that little 76 is just to dang handy not to go hunting. Wouldnt doubt it become my everyday gun around the place. Made some varmint loads for it . Just in case you want to bring back a rabbit , or tend to a varmint  without all the buck smoke and thunder. Took some .50 cal. round balls ran them through the .457 sizer , made ballets out of em. Load them over a small dose of Unique and Walla a small game poper to keep in your pocket . ,,,DT


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« Reply #83 on: July 23, 2017, 12:56:02 pm »

Yahoody that is a fine looking pistol Amigo ! No doubt its a shooter , and you my friend are a Pistol ier ! Great shooting . ,,,DT
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« Reply #84 on: July 23, 2017, 07:29:47 pm »

Misters Dusty and Yahoody, ya all are some talented folks!  Thanks for sharing and keep the posts coming, this is my daily stop to see what is new!!!

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« Reply #85 on: July 25, 2017, 10:20:57 am »

Thanks for the reply Mr. Pinto beans . I check in every day also . Not much going on as of late . To Hot for shooting I guess  . ,,DT
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« Reply #86 on: July 27, 2017, 11:34:19 am »

Boiled linseed oil going on over the stain . One coat a day for a wk. one coat a wk. for a month.  One coat a month for a yr.  And one coat a yr. for life .  Starting to look like a gun stock .,,,DT
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« Reply #87 on: July 27, 2017, 11:36:01 am »

I like your style Dusty Smiley
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« Reply #88 on: August 04, 2017, 02:09:33 pm »

Update , went ahead anD made a mild steel filler for the dovetail under the barrel . Tapped it in tight , smoothed it down to match the barrel. Came out slick as a whistle . Cant even see it . Metal is still in the white / stocks have soaked a good bit of Linseed oil . Tried the  350 gr. 45/75 wcf original bullet over all the Swiss 2ff I could get under that bullet , my lube Win primer . That load shoots ragged hole @ 50 yds. and a fist size group at 100yd. I'm heading down to the border country in a day or two for a scout , gonna bring this little rifle for a field test . It's so light and handy it should do well .  Will let Y'all know . ,,,DT
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« Reply #89 on: August 04, 2017, 02:12:49 pm »

Thanks for the update, happy hunting.
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« Reply #90 on: August 04, 2017, 02:17:32 pm »

Nice!
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« Reply #91 on: January 24, 2018, 01:41:34 pm »

Did a little shooting with the 45/60 parts gun this wk. Two different loads tried . Each were Smokeless load's  300 gr. Original cast bullet / home brew lube /  32gr. 3031 IMR and small amount of toilet paper over powder and cornmeal filler over toilet paper and under the bullet  Winchester primer all squeezed together with a Winchester tong tool that gives it a light crimp  . That load was very accurate out of the little gun with its 22" barrel. Less than 1-1/2" 5 shot groups at 75 yd.    Also shot the same powder /cornmeal/ primer load under a 300gr. Barnes RNFP Jacketed bullet , the  Barnes bullet actually shot a bit better . The brass showed no pressure signs and there was very little unburned powder in the barrel . Wiped after every  5 shots . Was a very pleasant load to shoot / Mild .  A good target load for a Sunday afternoon shoot with the Boys .,,,,DT
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« Reply #92 on: April 11, 2018, 05:08:29 pm »

Shot the parts carbine 22" today with a load 57gr. Swiss 2ff  , Jamison case , Win. LRP , SPG lube , 300 gr. Win. bullet as cast .457 +   shot 5 @ 50 yd . then moved the target out to 100 yd. and shot 5 more on top of that first 5 . Not bad for 130+ yr. old bore and iron sights . ,,,,,,DT


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« Reply #93 on: April 11, 2018, 06:09:32 pm »

Nice shooting, DT.
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« Reply #94 on: April 11, 2018, 06:52:08 pm »

Thanks King !,,,DT
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« Reply #95 on: April 11, 2018, 06:56:59 pm »

Nice shooting Dusty, the old girl still has what it takes!
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« Reply #96 on: April 11, 2018, 07:55:00 pm »

Mr. Dusty,

Very fine shooting!  I have seen some new rifles of various types that couldn't hold a patch to that old girl and no where near as good looking a shooting iron!  Ya got yourself a real treasure there!  Thanks for sharing the update!  Keep em coming!

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« Reply #97 on: April 11, 2018, 09:38:40 pm »

A little low right there Pard Smiley  I am so jealous...nice shooting at both 50 and 100 and an outstanding rifle  Shocked  Congrads!
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« Reply #98 on: April 12, 2018, 12:19:23 pm »

Aw Gosh , ndnchf , pinto beans , yahoody , Y'all have me blushing . Seriously the little carbine build was one fun project , its an assemblage of old parts that I accumulated over the yrs. Having to make some of the parts makes this gun my own . I was free to build it as I would like not trying to duplicate a historical piece , what I ended up with is a great handling carbine with pretty potent power level  that fits me to a "T" . Thanks for the compliments ,,,,DT
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« Reply #99 on: April 12, 2018, 01:39:06 pm »

You know Dusty, I am kinda mad at you.  I got this fine little Uberti '76 replica here that was cut off and I rebuild and then had nice wood up made for it.  Nice gun.  But dang it your and TR's half mag guns just make way more sense to me.   I put my '76 projects on hold because of you.  Twice now I have  about ordered a new barrel for a short mag gun but things always got in the way.  Dang near bought that Texas Ranger .50 cal Cimarron is selling  because of you.  Now I am waiting to see if the TR half mag rifle that had at the SHOT show will eventually show up.  Not like I need another '76....unless of course it is like your '76 Smiley   

Next time i call up the barrel maker I'll be ordering.  So I deleted his number to avoid him.  You on the other hand keep showing me this sweet shooting, handy looking little rifle.  Yep, I am still a little mad at you Smiley 
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