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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!!
The Darksider's Den / Re: New Adams Revolver
« Last post by Jack Wagon on March 21, 2023, 07:41:51 PM »
Thanks Deacon. It caught my eye, and the seller was motivated because it wasn't a Colt. It fits a small percussion cap, which is problematic and by the looks of the rammer was made for a conical of some sort. It shoots ok with a .454 round ball.  Jw
STORM / Re: 1860 Vs 1851 Conversion Question
« Last post by Rube Burrows on March 21, 2023, 07:33:44 PM »
The grips are "'magnatusk" from Arizona Custom Grips on ebay.

The 1860 Richards and R-M's are identical except for the barrel and ejector assemblies (except the ones in .38 as noted above).  The R-M barrels are similar to the '51 R-M except being round.

You would't happen to have a side by side photo for comparison showing the differences in the Richards and Richards Mason would you? What about the barrel is shaped differently?

Am I correct in that the ejector rod sticks out a little more on the Richards than does on the RM?
1911 & Wild Bunch Shooting / Re: 1911 magazines
« Last post by Major 2 on March 21, 2023, 05:58:46 PM »
I agree, I usually loaded the 7 in my 1911 magazines by hand.
   But it is a royal PiTA with Sig 365, after maybe 2 or 3 rounds near imposable without a loader.
      Since I have the Uplula, I use it with all my 9MM & the 1911 too.
The Winchester Model 1886 / Re: Added a really nice one and now I have a trio.
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on March 21, 2023, 05:32:53 PM »
Well, I finally got around to calling Winchester today and was informed my 1886 was a special run for Davidsons back in 2008. The lady also told me they often have calls for individuals looking to purchase one of these rifles and that I was fortunate to have found one.
The Longbranch / Re: Custer at Little Bighorn.
« Last post by Darto on March 21, 2023, 04:42:34 PM »
One strange incident during the civil war demonstrates Custer's charm. A southern officer was to be married and General Custer showed up at the wedding reception (yes he had been invited, he had been a friend of the groom before the war started). Dressed in his U.S. blues, he danced with the Southern belles and a good time was had by all and no hard feelings or negative incidents.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think most or any of the other high ranking Union officers would have been invited to a Confederate officer's wedding during the war.
Shotguns / Re: Roper shotgun shells wanted
« Last post by Abilene on March 21, 2023, 04:33:45 PM »
I didn't know what that was so googled and first thing that came up was you looking for some on another forum last year.  :)

Cool guns.  Good luck!
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Annealing the brass?
« Last post by Sedalia Dave on March 21, 2023, 04:29:05 PM »
I anneal all my rifle brass. Makes it last a lot longer.

I built mine using these plans.

Cost me a hair over $100.00 and works great.  For shorter cases I just add a spacer made from some scraps of an R-Max insulation panel.
1911 & Wild Bunch Shooting / Re: 1911 magazines
« Last post by Abilene on March 21, 2023, 04:26:32 PM »
I've had that Adco super thumb for over 20 years.  I know there are some other nicer ones.  The 1911 mags I usually just reload by hand at a match, and just use the Adco when loading all at once before a match.  For my .45 and 9mm Glocks I use the one that came with them.  Back then with the 10 round mag limit it was near impossible to get that tenth round in without some help!
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