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 51 
 on: Yesterday at 10:04:51 am 
Started by chaindrive - Last post by chaindrive
hmmm...

the hammer is indeed one solid piece, no holes or cuts anywhere.

the firing pin has about 1/8" travel fore and aft.
you can hold the gun with the barrel pointing down, shake it and see the firing pin move in and out from the recoil shield.
by this I mean the pin will disappear while holding the gun up in the opposite direction.
all this is with the hammer in the full down position.

confused? me some too.

I can see where this may be a simple type of safety feature.
also, this pistol doesn't have the cylinder base pin safety like my cattleman.

I know the pistol was test fired at the factory so it must have passed muster.

i'm sure a phone call will reveal everything, just have to wait.
I will shoot it today to see what the primer strike on the fired cartridge looks like.



 52 
 on: Yesterday at 09:53:58 am 
Started by Johnny McCrae - Last post by Johnny McCrae
Here is a recap of my experiences brewing Walnut Dye with Black Walnut Hull Powder rather than fresh Green Black Walnut Hulls.

I made five different Holsters and tried several different methods of dyeing and finishing. I finally got reasonably close to the results I was looking for. My main issue was uneven coloring and darkening in certain areas on a Holster. Dyeing a flat piece of leather produced good results. Dyeing a sewn item caused problems.

Attached are pictures of two Mexican Loop Holsters and a Belt. These were immersed in the Walnut Dye for 12 hours and finished per Ten Wolve’s procedures with one exception. I omitted the Lexol and Neets applications and went right to applying Skidmore's. So far this seemed to produce the best results with "Powder Brewed" Walnut Dyes.

My conclusions after all of this experimenting with "Powder Brewed" Walnut Dyes is that dye brewed with fresh Green Black Walnut Hulls probably works the best and is more forgiving. I do not recall having any big issues with uneven coloring or darkening with my previous batch of "fresh Green hull brewed" dye. Just speculating but that may be because when brewing with fresh hulls, the solution dissolves completely. The powder may not. I had to scoop out a lot of sediment after brewing with powder. The quality of hides does definitely make a difference. I cleaned everything with pure Lemon Juice before immersing. I also was able to go right to Skidmore's omitting the Lexol and Neet's application. This may not be the case with fresh Green hulls. I learned that it is only necessary to keep the Pistol in a wet Holster for one half hour to wet mold.

Finally, I would say that "Powder Brewed" dyes can be acceptable substitute for "fresh Green Hull Brewed" dyes but one must experiment and test to see what works the best. As soon as fresh Green Black Walnut Hulls are available again, I will brew up a batch.

Here is a link to a Tutorial I made about brewing Walnut Dye with Black Walnut Powder: http://www.johnnymccrae.com/BREWING_WALNUT_DYES.html    This Tutorial describes how I brew the dye with powder. If you decide to brew some Walnut Dye using Black Walnut Powder, please try a small batch first and do some testing on scrap leather.

Attached are pictures of the completed two Mexican Loop Holsters and the Belt. Also attached are pictures showing the darkening and uneven colors. Some Leather Workers may like the look of the darkening and uneven coloring.

Below is a note from Ten Wolves Five Shooter on brewing Walnut Dye with fresh Green Black Walnut Hulls.
Just a note on walnut hulls, TRY TO USE GREEN black walnut HULLS when making your dye, you will get much better results, problem is you can only get them once a year and usually the beginning of fall, if you have access to them, you can gather as much as you can and freeze them if you're not ready to cook your nuts at that time, later you can add the black walnut  powder to your batch and this will only enrich your dye, some scummy looking stuff will form on your dye after a while, this doesn't hurt your dye, just scoop it up and remove it, your dye will last for years if you just add to it and take care of it, natural dyes are the best in my opinion, they are through and through and won't wear or rub off...





 53 
 on: Yesterday at 09:17:19 am 
Started by chaindrive - Last post by Galloway
Yay we can load all six chambers now! Remember change is always better than tradition. I totally wish they's add some urban camo rubber grips bros!

 54 
 on: Yesterday at 07:47:45 am 
Started by sfc rick - Last post by sfc rick
I loved the best gunbelt I've ever made, and thought I should build a better holster for it. I like the Hobby Lobby holster kit and thought I would use their pattern, except I wanted it built out of 12-14oz saddle skirting leather. Of course it would tuff and last me a lifetime. It also gave me a chance to try my airbrush and get more practice applying black dye around the edges too. Anyway I wanted to share the photo of the complete gunbelt and holster.



 55 
 on: Yesterday at 07:02:12 am 
Started by OD#3 - Last post by Marshall John Joseph
Great video.   At $2750 retail and $2200 street price for the Henry Original steel frame, I will stick with an Uberti ($1295 street price) for their steel frame, even IF I had the money.  Roll Eyes. I have an Uberti brass frame military version and an Uberti steel frame for the price of one HRA.  The Ubertis  are awesome rifles.  Who'd ever thought they would be a bargain to boot?  Wink Not putting down the HRA version, just sayin'. HRA is a beautiful rifle but ...

MJJ

 56 
 on: Yesterday at 06:57:51 am 
Started by chaindrive - Last post by Capt Quirk
I was going to say that the new Cattlemans have a new "floating" firing pin, that allows you to load all 6 cylinders... not sure if that extends to the other lines. Take a look at the hammer, and see if it is one piece or not.

 57 
 on: Yesterday at 06:44:10 am 
Started by Delmonico - Last post by Capt Quirk
Top O' the Mornin, y'all! The coffee is fresh and... HOT, the sky is clear, and I'm sure it's going to be... HOT outside. It's a good day for a nice Sunday drive to see the folks in Athens. Yeah, so it's not technically Sunday... I'm an Outlaw and a Rebel, and I don't follow convention Wink

Got a new laptop yesterday, and spent the rest of my day fighting with trying to load websites and software. Can't find my Photoshop disk, couldn't remember forum passwords... but, overall, I won 50% of the battles. So it's a WIN! I even uploaded a (poor quality flip phone) pic of the holster I just finished. It's over at the Leather Show off section.

Y'all have a great day, drive safe, and watch out for fools on the road for the Holiday Smiley
Homestead1 out!

 58 
 on: Yesterday at 05:26:15 am 
Started by Tuolumne Lawman - Last post by Major 2
That was my understanding as well...

Any movement , in the Kreg Direction ?


 59 
 on: Yesterday at 12:45:05 am 
Started by OD#3 - Last post by OD#3
Can you believe I haven't fired this yet?  I finally will this weekend, and I'll be posting a video of it as soon as I can edit and upload.  It had better shoot well, 'cause I've lavished a lot of labor and money on this thing.

 60 
 on: May 26, 2017, 11:49:00 pm 
Started by Tuolumne Lawman - Last post by Abilene
I think Mike Harvey , might have approached the IDEA with Uberti, which became the Type II , perhaps for the same reason the Type II
rather quickly replaced the Type I ... the extra steps (cost) to machine....

Mike has stated he didn't think there was enough interest in a Type I.  Not sure why, maybe still stinging from the ASM?  But he owns a Type II, which he sent to Uberti to copy.  It had the short ejector rod that some had, thus the first ones from Uberti did as well.  Other than the rear sight, the Type II has the same appearance as a Type I.  And it was a cost saving regarding the conversion ring, but the ejector system fit into the rammer slot still added cost, as it does with Uberti.  The Type II is their most expensive conversion. 

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