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 on: Yesterday at 05:17:55 pm 
Started by Niederlander - Last post by Niederlander
I like Granpas gun parts.  I got an 1896 Carbine band from him in poor condition.  It cleaned up quite nicely.  Just the right level of use for my carbine.  A 1901 sight would probably suffice. 

Update:  In fact, after doing some more research, the 1901 sight would probably be preferable.

 on: Yesterday at 05:01:53 pm 
Started by Major 2 - Last post by Major 2
I worked up a load of APP (Jim Shockey's™ GOLD™ Powder) and .313 -115 grain cast, coated bullets.  I had some NRA Pistol targets I pressed into service. Set at 25 yards at the range, the first shot was a flyer (1.75 inch off center @ 11:00) because I was just a bit apprehensive. With every following shot both my confidence & my aim improved. I settled down and kept the entire magazine within 3 inches, with 9 bullets in the black, 5 in the 8 ring and the one flyer in the 7 ring. Pretty much that’s the way it went all morning, I even snugged up my grouping.  Cheesy
 This old gun is still quite spry and is not near ready to retire. But it has earned my respect and so all my shots were off hand slow and deliberate.

Here is my target.... I'm quite pleased  Cheesy

I should add...this was off rest used  Cool

 on: Yesterday at 04:26:42 pm 
Started by Kent Shootwell - Last post by Kent Shootwell
Passed another hurtle today. I made up a window that has two panels that slides side ways. Then cut in a 2" X 10" frame to carry the wall weight and installed it. Either window will slide to the other side.

IMG_0128 by Oliver Sudden, on Flickr

IMG_0129 by Oliver Sudden, on Flickr

 on: Yesterday at 03:20:26 pm 
Started by litl rooster - Last post by The Trinity Kid
Good rainy morning all.

Today's my sister's graduation.  We'll be leaving for the city in about two hours.  I've taken my dog for a walk and showered, so I guess I'm ready.

We've put some more effort into the Jeep today.  Rotated and rebalanced the tires, didn't have time to pull the bearings: that's about four hours each.  Probably just going to take it in to the shop Monday. 


 on: Yesterday at 02:44:47 pm 
Started by Black River Smith - Last post by DeaconKC
 Sad He was the kind of man that made Hollywood and then they have turned to cheap effects to try to keep people. Men of that era's character are rare today.

 on: Yesterday at 02:30:01 pm 
Started by Niederlander - Last post by Drydock
I may have one, away from home right now, check my parts box soon's I get back.

I have found this to be a good source:

 on: Yesterday at 01:48:39 pm 
Started by Niederlander - Last post by Blair

You may find many variation in sights and forearm guards between the late 1896 and 1898/01 Krag rifle/carbine combinations. I would suggest you contact Lodgewood or S&S with specifics and photos of your firearm as it is now!
They maybe able to help you?
My best,

 on: Yesterday at 12:52:02 pm 
Started by Tinker Pearce - Last post by Johnson Barr
The '.38 S&W' caught me eye. Sometime back I picked up a R&D .38 Special conversion cylinder on Gun Broker for a hundred bucks for my conversion project. I reamed the chambers for .38 S&W cases and opened up the chamber throats to .375". The doner pistol
came from Cabel's bargain cave; .36 caliber Pietta 1861 Sheriff's model with fake ivories. Another $150 deal. My 'as cast' .363" RNL bullets do well enough at NCOWS distances, but as of late I'm experimenting with .375" Colt heeled bullets loaded in .38 S&W cases. No range time as of yet. Maybe this weekend. 

 on: Yesterday at 10:55:38 am 
Started by litl rooster - Last post by Silver Creek Slim
Morning y'all.
Iced tea today.

Off verk today 'cuz I verked Sunday.

'Tis 80, sunny and humid. "Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent."

Normal high is 69.


 on: Yesterday at 09:23:22 am 
Started by Robert6588 - Last post by matt45
Buffalo Arms sells black powder cartridges, as well as all the stuff for reloading.

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