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The Darksider's Den / Re: Goex sold.
« Last post by Drydock on Today at 11:22:29 AM »
All artillery and cannon greater than 25mm use a BP igniter charge.  This includes tank rounds.   Many rockets an missles also use BP for ignition and unit separations.  It's a LOT of powder, and it is required by federal statute that a domestic supplier must be used if available.

FYI,  the Iowa 16"/50 used 6 110 lb bags of smokeless powder. Each bag had a 1 lb BP igniter charge sewn on one end.
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The Leather Shop / Re: Weight leather for cartridge money belts
« Last post by CraigC on Today at 10:51:44 AM »
That's kinda what I figured, that stitched loops would work better. I think I may try one with some extra material on the inside to shore it up a bit. I'd rather smack myself with a hammer than do stitched loops.  ;D
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Morning all.

Currently 12 degrees, and probably not getting much better.

On todays agenda, I hopefully will get an audience with the county clerk and treasurer to register our new trucks. The last three times I’ve gone they have been so full that  the receptionist (somewhere between friend and acquaintance to me) has suggested to just leave because even if I stayed in line until close, I wouldn’t get my stuff done.

—TK
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Going to try this again and hopefully I will get the add right this time. This is a Ruger limited addition single six pistol called the Last Cowboy it is chambered in 32 H&R mag it will come with what is pictured including the L/C holster. I have never fired it and I was told by the previous owner he never fired it either. I am now including shipping in the price of 900.00 if you have any questions or would like additional pics please ask. 
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The Leather Shop / Re: Leather Scabbard Repair?
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Today at 10:22:11 AM »
That's a vast improvement over what it was. I'd say it's good enough for display purposes. Well done.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Winchester 50 Express
« Last post by SiringoMN on Today at 10:02:23 AM »
I have been using 35.0 grains of 5744 with a 330 grain bullet. I have been contemplating getting a bullet mold that uses a gas check. Thinking being it will enhance accuracy considerably.
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The Darksider's Den / Re: Goex sold.
« Last post by Cliff Fendley on Today at 09:42:56 AM »
Hooray !

Estees has a pretty good reputation. Smart move on their part.
Now Estes can take over the lucrative Govt contracts for BP....

prf mumbles

I've wondered about Govt contracts for BP. Is it really still lucrative? With the retirement of the Iowa class battleships is there a large demand for the military? It was my understanding those big cannons on those ships had already been decommissioned long before the ships themselves were and have even heard rumor that the government had left over stash of BP in quantities to last the next hundred or more years with current rate of use. Can someone with more intel elaborate on this subject?
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: 1873 30 inch conundrum.
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 09:26:20 AM »

 :)  Hi Ya Biltmore  :D

I have several thoughts (the resultant pain is horrible).  Whilst I have reservations about whacking off your long barrel (fella up on 'gunsmithing' looking for one), you might consider changing out the Carrier Block (If it's not the "old" short block).  Or reshaping the cartridge return ramp.  should you elect to whack it off, consider a "special" Carrier Block from The Smith Shop and shoot C45S cases.  In which case you could whack it off to 16" if desired.

My thought though, is to sell it on and grab up something more user friendly for us more "seasoned" players.  Those long barrels suddenly aren't fun anymore if you know what I mean.

Play Safe Out There
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 :)  Snake Oil  ;)

Referencing Powder Coating as a "Lube."   It's going to depend on your propellant.  Shooting powder coated bullets with that heathen Fad Smokeless may be well acceptable.  Shooting powder coated bullets with APP based Subs will work a treat since APP based subs require NO lube at all. 

Shooting Powder Coated bullets with Black Powder may be somewhat less than optimum.  Not necessarily a Harmonious outcome.  The powder fouling from Black Powder is cumulative and as firing continues, the fouling hardens severely and will completely fill the grooves.  The prime purpose of BP Lube is to keep the BP fouling soft enough to deal with.  While Powder Coat may (or may not) help with leading, is will not help with BP fouling.

The short answer is . . TA DA . .  Your stuck with using a lube.  Unless shooting APP based Subs.

Play Safe Out There
Avoid People.  They be Hazardous to Yer Health
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CAS City Classifieds / Re: WTB or Trade for: Smith & Wesson 629
« Last post by Pitspitr on Today at 08:02:49 AM »
 :o
You mean you don't have the money to just buy whatever you want? I'm shocked!
Very nice, but that one will go really high.........
I have good taste in spending your money
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