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PJ Hardtack
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« on: June 28, 2017, 06:00:42 pm »


Finally decided it was time to clean the innards of my Uberti '66 44-40.

Considering that it digested about 1000 BP loads and God knows how many smokeless since last cleaned, I was surprised how little crud there was. Still had the grease from the previous cleaning.

While nicely finished externally, it sure is a rough looking piece of work inside. But - it works and is getting smoother all the time with use.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 11:26:09 am »

I have noticed that about the Uberti brass frames.  The insides are so rough from casting, it makes you wonder, but the actions and the outside are well done.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 01:03:48 pm »

Finally decided it was time to clean the innards of my Uberti '66 44-40.

Considering that it digested about 1000 BP loads and God knows how many smokeless since last cleaned, I was surprised how little crud there was. Still had the grease from the previous cleaning.

While nicely finished externally, it sure is a rough looking piece of work inside. But - it works and is getting smoother all the time with use.

The magic word here is 44-40(well, 38-40 and 32-20 will also do Roll Eyes).

But you won't get away with it using 45 Colt. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 04:41:56 pm »

I once went about 5 years without opening up my .44 Spcl '66.  Sorta giving it a torcher test.  It was my main CAS rifle at the time, even for a while after I got a 44-40 '73; once the shiny wore off it just looked "right" with both my Navy conversions, and the antique-finish and antique SAA's.  Anyway, it was REALLY goopy in there but no rust, since I always sprayed Ballistol into the action when cleaning.  The brass inside had some serious patina  Grin  These days, all my BP shooting is in the .32 and .44 dash calibers.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 05:45:49 pm »

Oh WOW!!  I once ran into a shooter who's alias was "Dash Caliber"

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Oh wait, folks use to bring me guns to work on, at the range, after a match.  Most asked how much I was gonna charge for cleaning it so I could work on it.  If it was a 45 my answer was "Fifty Bucks."  44-40 and 38-40 (a few) got a "pass" as it was swab the bore and done.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 10:08:33 pm »

Oh WOW!!  I once ran into a shooter who's alias was "Dash Caliber"...

Hey, that's a good 'un!  Not taken on the SASS Alias lookup
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 10:12:54 pm »

Hmmm.. Maybe a NCOWS guy?
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