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1911 & Wild Bunch Shooting / Re: 1911 magazines
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 08:44:17 AM »
When I won the Door Prize Glock it came with an obligatory loader.
  A plastic monstrosity that was wobbly and flexy at best, it was suggest I get the Shotmaker.
I traded off the Glock, the obligatory plastic OWB holster thingy, the wobbled/flexy thingy, and the 3 mag's
all came with the gun and left with it.
I kept the Shotmaker???  the Uplula then superseded it.  :)

I'm not meaning to post a testimonial, but I do like the Maglula.
1911 & Wild Bunch Shooting / Re: 1911 magazines
« Last post by Froogal on Yesterday at 07:46:52 AM »
My Ruger SR9 was furnished with a loader for double stack mags. I can't load a magazine without it.

I bought one for single stack mags on Amazon. Name on it is "". It works for 9mm single stack and also works on the 1911 .45acp. Don't remember what I paid for it.
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

Nice job on the shotgun, Major 2.

'Tis 32, fog and sprinkling. "Cloudy. A chance of light rain in the morning. Highs around 50. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent."

STORM / Re: 1860 Vs 1851 Conversion Question
« Last post by Rube Burrows on March 21, 2023, 11:25:43 PM »
Thanks y’all for the explanation and pics/links to show exactly what you’re talking about.
So many fun guns. I’m
So thankful for Uberti and their importers for giving us a chance to shoot these great firearms.
CAS City Classifieds / Want to trade for: Colt Army Special or Official Police
« Last post by Niederlander on March 21, 2023, 09:06:25 PM »
Gentlemen,  I'm looking for a Colt Army Special or Official Police in a 6" barrel .38 Special.  The Official Police would have to have the light barrel, and would prefer pre-war.  I've got a nice S & W Military & Police, 6" barrel in .38 Special to trade.  Thanks!
STORM / Re: 1860 Vs 1851 Conversion Question
« Last post by Coffinmaker on March 21, 2023, 08:46:07 PM »

 :o  Oh Balderdash.  I als forgot, one needs to not the difference in the Barrel Lug.  The 1860 Richards/Mason has the "new" manufacture barrel with the "S" Lug while the 1860 type II Transitional reflects the use of the original 1860 Army pattern Percussion Barrel.

And then Along Came Jones!!
Shotguns / Re: Roper shotgun shells wanted
« Last post by Coffinmaker on March 21, 2023, 08:35:34 PM »

 :)  Daryl  ;)

I seriously doubt you're going to find many, if any, of those "cartridges" in the wild.  Your best bet, would be to find just "one" and then find ya a crazy machinist to make you several more.  You need to talk to your Broker, preferably over a good lunch, before you embark.  It ain't gonna be cheap, Trust Me.

And, if you happen to have a Roper Revolver, you're gonna give the "Collector" apoplexy at the thought of actually shooting it.  Were it mine and were I crazy enough to shoot it, I would first take it apart and duplicate every single internal part.
STORM / Re: 1860 Vs 1851 Conversion Question
« Last post by Abilene on March 21, 2023, 08:27:26 PM »
I've never owned a '60 R-M and have no pics of one.  But like Coffinmaker said, pics are on Cimarron's website.  Yes, the Richards (Type II, that is) has part of the ejector rod exposed.  It is the under barrel lug area that is different, as the Type II originally had a rammer attached, and the R-M was a new dedicated barrel for cartridges so didn't need that big hunk of metal underneath the barrel.  The R-M barrel is also similarly shaped to the Opentop barrel.

'60 R-M:

'60 Richards (Transition / Type II):

Note that the ejector rod is short in those pictures, barely longer than the ejector housing.  Those are old pictures.  Some originals were like that, including the one owned by Mike Harvey that was sent to Italy to copy.  But it makes it harder to eject empties, so they quickly changed to the full length rod.
STORM / Re: 1860 Vs 1851 Conversion Question
« Last post by Coffinmaker on March 21, 2023, 08:06:09 PM »

 :)  Hey Rube!!  ;)

I just love that greeting.  OK, shortcut.  Hop up on Cimarron's Web Pages.  Take ganger (a long gander) or even a "print Screen" of the Richards/Mason 1860 Conversion and pay attention to the Ejector Assembly. 

Then go to the Richards Type II and do the same thing.  Paying lots of attention to the Ejector assembly.

Then it get's even more complicated when you go looking for pictures of Richards Type I.

then we can get into ..>>>
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Annealing the brass?
« Last post by Coffinmaker on March 21, 2023, 07:57:18 PM »

 :)  OK, OK, OK, O   ;)


I'M without doubt the most vocal advocate of annealing on the forum.  I am THE jump up and down Champion.  Bar None.  Except for Handguns (different thread).

Back to the Spencer.  I don't own nor shoot a Spencer.  Butt.  Itza Rifle.  If you have the slightest amount of Blow-By, you need to Anneal your cases so they seal the chamber and the Rifle will shoot cleaner.  If you're shooting Fire-Form'd cases, you need to anneal, the cases will last lotz longer.  If you're splitting the case mouth, you need to anneal.

Now Here Be The Deal BOB!!  YOU answered your own questions in your own post about your results with 45-70 cases and 38-55 cases.  Stopped your Blow-By cold.  Bet you don't split cases enough you don't notice you don't split cases. 

Your Method of Annealing works just fine.  I also use a cordless drill motor with the right size socket on the end and prop. torch.  Works a treat.  Not only that, but you can use the cordless drill motor for all sorts of other things, like drilling, screw driving, polishing, etc.  Just keep what yer already doing.

Remembering of course, People ARE Hazardous to Yer Health!!
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