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Upcoming Musters / Re: Dept. of the Missouri Muster
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 09:46:57 PM »
What ammo do we need for the long range rifle?

Upcoming Musters / Re: Dept. of the Missouri Muster
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 09:45:05 PM »
Here's hoping someone will record the "goings on" for posterity and those attending vicariously.
Looking forward to the photo's :)
I'll see what I can do.

Shotguns / Re: My 1897's
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Today at 09:09:13 PM »
Shoot WB simultaneously with your monthly matches a couple times a year. Everyone shoots the same targets only WB shooters shoot twice as much. And have twice the fun. ‘’Give’em hell ,Pike!’’
‘’More fun than a hog killen.’’
The Darksider's Den / Re: .45 Cowboy Special
« Last post by Mako on Today at 08:58:14 PM »
The only good N Frame barrels I have are those two 1950 barrels which are not "pencil" profiles and a 6 1/2" barrel that came off of a Model 27.  I do have at least two K-Frame model 10 barrels (4 inch), one might be a model 15 barrel.

The 1917 barrel that I have somewhere was replaced because if actually had a swell in it about 2/3rds the way down. You don't want it.  We suspect someone shot a squib and then another on top of it.  It shows how strong an N-Frame is...of course it was probably a low pressure target load.  It was a gun show purchase and he didn't realize it for some time. It was a refinished gun because it was parkerized, I have no idea if it was an arsenal rebuild or someone had it done later, it wasn't pitted or anything, just a bad barrel (and I had to replace the hand).  That was the first gun I ever put a zinc phosphate finish on, it's actually pretty easy, you just have to plug the bore and chambers (some people don't).

Shotguns / Anyone have any problems with Brass shells in 87 ?
« Last post by Macon Due on Today at 08:21:15 PM »
Howdy Gents
Today I got to make a very short test with my new Cimarron 1887 Lever gun. I tried roll crimped paper shells first. I had 2 or 3 that I had 'jiggle' the lever a bit to make em chamber. I think I need just a tiny bit more taper/roll crimp on them. Otherwise it was slick and fun. Then I tried the 12ga. brass shells and it would not feed at all. They were too long. They are longer by quite a bit over the roll crimped paper shells. So I guess I will shorten 10 of them [ to start] to the same length as the paper shells are loaded and roll crimped and see if that solves the problem. Have any of you had this problem with the brass 12 ga. shells in the 87's?
Upcoming Musters / Re: Dept. of the Missouri Muster
« Last post by Sam Perfye on Today at 08:05:45 PM »
Scotty, I'm going to claim a half victory. My estimates on temp. are pretty close. On rain not so much. The forecast as of 17:50 today is- rain all day on Fri. clearing about 7 or 8 on Sat. morning and rain Sat. evening and all day Sun. With that forecast in mind, Sunday Funday will be happy fire, no organized match. We have made plans to accommodate the weather for meals. Ken and I will still be at the range Fri. afternoon, we'll make plans when everyone is there. Conditions might not be the best, but the camraderie will be ;D
The Darksider's Den / Re: .45 Cowboy Special
« Last post by StrawHat on Today at 08:01:58 PM »
I will see what I have.

The Longbranch / Re: The "Card Game"
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 03:32:31 PM »

Coffinmaker tosses in an MRE BBQ Ham w/Beans  :P
Upcoming Musters / Re: Dept. of the Missouri Muster
« Last post by ira scott on Today at 02:49:54 PM »
Al, I like your weather forecast better than the professional's, I sure hope they're wrong!

B.N. Scotty
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Chiappa Spencer quality control
« Last post by Treeman on Today at 02:15:02 PM »
Three months ago I was in a large local gun shop. I asked if they had a Chiappa spencer. He pointed to one hanging on the wall behind the counter. I’d missed it. He said it was new but had been hanging there for like 6 years. He said they’d sold a few and had them come back for repairs so they’d not put this one out to sell. It had been relegated to a wall hanging decoration. It still had the 2018 price of $1800. I told him to give me a deal and I’d buy it and never bring it back for repairs if there were issues. He gave me a handful of snap caps to try there in the store. They would not recycle reliably. That was good for me because he sold me the rifle for $1200 or so. I brought it home, read a lot here and loaded up a bunch of ammo. I used 255 grain hard cast Keith bullets from Missouri bullet co in my loads. Got them loaded at exactly 1.6 inches and started shooting. Trigger measured at 6lbs right out of the box. The first 100 rounds I had quite a few feed issues. I just kept shooting and learning how to manhandle the lever. Now that I have about 500 rounds through it it’s as smooth as glass. Took at least 150 rounds to get it to this point. The only issue I had was feeding the very last round from the magazine. I clipped a couple rings off the spring and that cured that issue.
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