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The Leather Shop / Re: SC Gallup, Sort Of
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Yesterday at 04:17:34 PM »
No problem, Rube. I'm not an expert on the chemistry of this but it goes away when you put Skidmore's or Lexol conditioner on it. That doesn't seem to happen with dye when diluted with alcohol.

It's hard to get two dye jobs exactly the same. Also over time, leather darkens naturally, especially when exposed to light. Like Skeeter said, it can drive you nuts.
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The Leather Shop / Re: SC Gallup, Sort Of
« Last post by Rube Burrows on Yesterday at 03:59:43 PM »
The colour is great. I find dyeing so hot-or-miss. Drives me nuts.

I have never really had a problem with the dying process however lately I have had a couple problems. I had a guy who I made a holster for contact me a month or so later and want another holster to match it. Well, same leather, same dye. I made him one and it looked good to me but when side by side the colors don't match like he'd like so I told him I'd make him another.

Well, again, same color same leather and I am getting these almost oil slick like color on it. Not sure what is going on here. I have ordered Herman Oak leather in an attempt to have more consistency.

Any ideas what causes this? Is it the leather? Possibly the tanning process? 

Not trying to hijack your thread Marshal
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: 45-70 case to 45-60 case?
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on Yesterday at 03:02:21 PM »
I use a lathe to turn some thickness from the rim, cutting on the inside so the primer pocket stays the correct depth.

I realize it's been 5 days or so since you posted, but if you've not solved your problem here's an idea.  How about making a mandrel from wood (or metal) that's a fairly snug fit inside the brass case.  Use a small hose clamp to tighten with part of clamp on brass, other part on mandrel so the case doesn't slip.  Next take a file with the edge ground smooth so it won't mark the case, and file the inside of rim with drill motor (hand or drillpress) spinning the mandrel.

Seems like that would work?

KenH, that is precisely what I did except I did not need to use a clamp and it worked great. I just snugged the drill chuck up to the brass case so as not to mar the case and it prevented it from slipping. I measured periodically to make sure I wasn't going too far. I used the same method to make the rims on the Jamison brass the same diameter of the Winchester 45-70 brass. Thanks guys for the advise and help.
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The Leather Shop / Re: SC Gallup, Sort Of
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Yesterday at 02:57:12 PM »
The colour is great. I find dyeing so hot-or-miss. Drives me nuts.
Thanks, this is a color I've tried many times to achieve and finally hit on it. I have it saved in a jar so I can get a couple more out of the same batch.

I hear you on hit-or-miss. Even two pieces of leather from different parts of the same hide can come out different using one batch of dye. Yes, drives me nuts, too.

There is a solution of sorts. ;D

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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: 45-70 case to 45-60 case?
« Last post by KenH on Yesterday at 12:23:27 PM »
I use a lathe to turn some thickness from the rim, cutting on the inside so the primer pocket stays the correct depth.

I realize it's been 5 days or so since you posted, but if you've not solved your problem here's an idea.  How about making a mandrel from wood (or metal) that's a fairly snug fit inside the brass case.  Use a small hose clamp to tighten with part of clamp on brass, other part on mandrel so the case doesn't slip.  Next take a file with the edge ground smooth so it won't mark the case, and file the inside of rim with drill motor (hand or drillpress) spinning the mandrel.

Seems like that would work?
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The Leather Shop / Re: SC Gallup, Sort Of
« Last post by Skeeter Lewis on Yesterday at 12:01:46 PM »
The colour is great. I find dyeing so hot-or-miss. Drives me nuts.
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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 11:58:48 AM »
Putz'n in the kitchen, making BBQ beans from a dry package of Great Northerns, they will simmer all day.
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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Annoyed by a Uberti
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Yesterday at 09:11:58 AM »

 :)  Capt. Blodgett  ;)

While I would agree you are owed "Warranty," I would personally be more inclined to invest in the Parts Set to convert your "retractable" to the old standby form of Hammer/Trigger/Firing Pin.

Play Safe Out There
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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Yesterday at 07:17:29 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 32 and sunny. High of 62.

Slim
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USFA CSS / Re: USFA Premium
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on Yesterday at 06:50:38 AM »
I am not the expert but a 25K SN range is an all US pistol.
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