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Gunsmithing / 1873 rifle headspace measurement
« Last post by Ghostdevilguy on February 21, 2024, 05:10:38 PM »
Hi all! First post here, I've been wanting to get into CAS for years, my big hold up was getting a rifle, they were always out if my budget. However at the start of February we were on a trip to Tuscon and I found an Cimarron 1873 trapper used for a price I couldn't pass up. I've been going through it and learning about it, from what I can tell it's already had a lot of work done to it for CAS, it has an aluminum carrier, extended firing pin, a super short stroke kit (I think), and a mag tube with the right internal diameter for 357/38 shells, as well has some nice engraving on the receiver.

I took it to the range and it was deadly accurate at 100 yards with 357 loads, however when going to resize the brass I discovered that some of the brass had a bulge. After doing research, I now believe the headspace is too long. It had zero issues functioning, but it's something I'd like to fix or make sure it's correct for the longevity of the rifle.

With a case in the chamber I can fit a .025 feeler guage between the bolt face and cartridge, without calipers to measure the rim, and knowing that the average 357 rim is .060, my headspace would be ~ .085 correct?

Now where I need help, is I can't find anything that states what the headapace is when it's correct. It could be my fault for not searching correctly. Any advice, input, or information would be greatly appreciated!
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Major 2 on February 21, 2024, 03:51:20 PM »
outstanding news, when we spoke earlier.  :)
Hope Renee feels Better
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Johnny McCrae on February 21, 2024, 01:28:20 PM »
Finally tested negative for Covid, yesterday and today. My bride has a bad sore throat but tests negative for Covid. I'm almost 100%. Can't wait to get back to the pool.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Loading Data for the 45/75
« Last post by pinto beans on February 21, 2024, 12:37:14 PM »
Square Butte,

RMC delivery times of late I can't answer for but they will get it to you.  I have purchased 45-75 brass from them in the past (couple years back last time) and can tell you it is worth the wait.  I do know they are swamped what with some other companies that make obsolete and semi-obsolete cases going out of business.  Last order I placed took a while to get but it made it.  Hope you have as good a luck with the cases as I have.  Options for getting cases made are getting slim these days.

P.B.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Loading Data for the 45/75
« Last post by Square Butte on February 21, 2024, 09:37:26 AM »
Anyone know what the wait time these days might be from Rocky Mountain Cart. for 45-75 Win - I've had some ordered since last fall
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Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: A Ruger Comes Home
« Last post by Abilene on February 21, 2024, 09:29:18 AM »
Apparently your cousin did not wear it out.  :)

I haven't gotten rid of too many guns, but there's a few that I wish would come back home.
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Major 2 on February 21, 2024, 08:47:37 AM »
I have taken to CCW my S&W mod. 36...actually again,
 I had carried it for some time, some years ago. Super reliable,
Did like the 38cal. Critical Defense but 5 rounds were a bit lacking.


I just ordered one of these. 
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on February 21, 2024, 07:40:37 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are hot.

'Tis 21 and partly cloudy. High of 53.

Slim
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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Frontier and Great Western II
« Last post by Abilene on February 20, 2024, 07:47:28 PM »
Essentially the same.  Markings different, of course.  Each company will have some models that the other doesn't, and some others that are close to identical.  Now, Cimarron can confuse you because they have called some of their Ubertis "Frontier Six Shooters".  I know that any Cimarron that has a part number starting with PP is Pietta.  Starting with MP or CA is Uberti.
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