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 on: Yesterday at 09:41:08 pm 
Started by yahoody - Last post by yahoody
Hope you enjoy the pictures.  I like what my imagination can do with each pair.





 on: Yesterday at 09:28:48 pm 
Started by yahoody - Last post by yahoody
Likely posted this originally in the wrong place.  Pardon me if you have seen the question prior.  Wondered what others were doing.

One of the orders Bat Masterson sent to Colt asked for a higher front sight and "very Easy on the trigger".

During the course of his lifetime Bat ordered a total of eight revolvers from Colt that we know of. The one in this discussion was from Dodge City and written on Opera House Saloon stationary in July 1885 which stated:

Please send Me one of your nickel plated short .45 calibre revolvers. It is for my own use and for that reason I would like to have a little Extra pains taken with it. I am willing to pay Extra for Extra work. Make it very Easy on the trigger and have the front Sight a little higher and thicker than the ordinary pistol of this Kind. Put on a gutta percha handle and send it as soon as possible, have the barrel about the same length that the ejector rod is.

Truly Yours
 W B Masterson
 P.S. Duplicate the above order by sending 2

Anyone that shoots in dim light or has used black powder likely understands the reasoning behind nickel plate and a bigger front sight.  Same still works wonders in similar conditions 130 years later.

But how many here are shooting a custom trigger pull?  Colt and US Army Ordnance specs were and still are 3.5 to 5#.   Some written accounts of Masterson doing trigger jobs on his SAA at the  Opera House Saloon tables as well.  Have to wonder what he was looking for his personal own guns for a trigger pull.

Never seen a Colt Factory gun, even unaltered 1st gen guns with a a 3.5# trigger.  My personal guns are all @ between 2.25 and  2.5# on a NRA trigger scale measured with the bar in the middle of the trigger.  No take up and no creep.  The trigger break is like a glass rod snapping.  I am using standard Wolfe flat springs.  And never taken any material off the hammer cock notch on any maker's gun.  Nothing fancy.  Never had a SAA that was as good as the USFA triggers, everything else being equal.   And I do have some nice Colts.   

Which makes me curious as to what weight trigger pull you are using and why?  Or if you care?

Colt's SAA. product model 1841,  a common Masterson choice @ one point in his life.

 on: Yesterday at 09:25:28 pm 
Started by w44wcf - Last post by w44wcf
That may be since there would be more priming compound in the rim of the Spencer ctgs. than the .44 Henry. 

In the case of the .44 Henry, the original powder I removed from some Henry rounds and tested, generated a surprisingly close 1,131 f.p.s. as compared to the Winchester catalog velocity of 1,125 f.p.s.  Primer used in that instance was large pistol.


 on: Yesterday at 09:02:10 pm 
Started by olddaddy - Last post by olddaddy
Husqvarna 1871 Rolling Block .45 Colt project rifle

I am selling what I believe to be a complete Husqvarna Rolling Block Rifle that is a project, which will need work to be a safe firearm. The action is an 1871 and appears to be the large Remington #1 size. I was told it was originally a 12.77 rifle cartridge. The action was purchased along with a collection of small parts to assemble it. I believe, but do not know or guarantee all the parts are present. It is a rimfire breech block. The half-octagon barrel is from a Husqvarna shotgun as is the stock and forearm. The barrel was shortened to 20". Included in the sale is a barrel I am told is a Green Mountain .45 colt barrel blank. The barrel is a large diameter, over 1" and could be threaded and used with the action, or turned down to use as liner and maintain the original barrel appearance. This is a project rifle and will require competent assembly by a gunsmith to be used as a safe firearm. Sold as-is/where-is without warranty.  Note:  I have a second Husqvarna action, center fire breech block and hammer with half  octagon/half round barrel as a separate sale.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:58:00 pm 
Started by Gabriel Law - Last post by Gabriel Law
Thanks...That's a relief.

 on: Yesterday at 08:52:29 pm 
Started by olddaddy - Last post by olddaddy
H&R Classic Carbine .45 Colt

Selling a Harrington & Richardson- .45 Colt Classic Carbine Handi-Rifle. The rifle was assembled from a new unfired barrel fitted to a used good condition case colored SB-2 receiver. The stock and forearm are oiled walnut from Gunstocks Unlimited. The forearm spacer is steel and the butt plate is hand-made brass. Rifle opens and closes smoothly and locks up as it should. There are some minor nicks and scratches on the woodwork and on the underside of the barrel and receiver from handling and shelf wear. The rifle is unfired. $350 FTF in Orlando, add shipping outside CFL to FFL who will receive from private seller.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:49:59 pm 
Started by litl rooster - Last post by Mean Bob Mean
I got to be this old by respecting my elders.

Some of you whipper-snappers are reducing your odds of doing the same.

Think about it.   Roll Eyes    Grin

I respect anyone who uses the term Whipper-snapper!

 on: Yesterday at 08:45:07 pm 
Started by Bushranger - Last post by Major 2
The manufacture date will be coded within  brackets like these [  ]  Pretty sure being Euroarms it will be

[AD] or thru [AZ]   This would be in the late 70's to 1990 (I don't remember for sure when Euroarms last made the their 73's  I think I'm correct with that range...

Euroarms is no more, other than part of Davide Pedersoli Firearms ( as he bought them out )

I'll leave the (SAAMI) loads to the pards here that can, better talk reloading & pressures.... I believe they will mention .44-40 @ 13,000 cup

 on: Yesterday at 08:43:51 pm 
Started by jimbobborg - Last post by Bibbyman

Here is my 87 clone.  Note the left extractor has done its work and is free.  The right extractor is still holding on.  The action is just not long enough to handle star crimped hulls.  The last major improvement I made was to bevel the top edge of the chamber (no deeper than the rim depth) and polish it and the inside top of receiver ring.  This seems to give the hull mouth some ramp to allow it to ride up out of action.

Note:  This picture was taken before I removed some of the very top edge of the chamber.   You can see the barrel / chamber edge just in front of the open hull.  This is the scant little bit I removed and created a bevel.  Again,   I did not go into the chamber - just the rim section.   

 on: Yesterday at 08:35:12 pm 
Started by Gabriel Law - Last post by kingsnake
Below are the rules for WB Traditional category 1911 sights.
I have cut a dovetail in my traditional pistol and put in a square front sight that I can machine or file to the correct height for me.
On my stainless pistol it is a stainless sight and on my blued pistol I used Cold Blue on it.
You can not have any white dots or inserts. Hope this helps.

• Only non-adjustable “military style” simple blade rear and front sights allowed.
The 10-8 National Match and the Harrison Design 003 are approved rear sights.
• No sight inserts or colored sights allowed. Sights must be black, blued, or
• Front sights may be dovetailed, pinned, or staked.
• Any combination of blue, black, or stainless (natural colored) steel sights are legal.

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