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Tall Tales / Re: Happy New Year Coffee
« Last post by Delmonico on Today at 10:45:46 AM »
One girl was excited to get to learn to drive a "boy" car. She said automatics were "girl" cars and sticks were "boy cars".

Kinda like in HS, you could own one but you better be able to drive a stick. ;D
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: First Time 73 Owner
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 09:09:59 AM »

 :)  Brickwall  ;)

Nice Job rebuilding our rifle.  80% of the resistance felt in the Finger Lever is from the Main Spring that powers the hammer.  20% is from the two springs that retain the lever in the closed position and hold the carrier block up.

If you wish to reduce the effort on the finger lever, first source another Main Spring and than reduce one of the main springs.  Reduce it very CAREFULLY. Reduce it too much and you get light primer strikes.  I suggest leaving the side springs alone.  Since you're not a CAS player, extensive spring grinding is not necessary nor recommended.


People ARE hazardous to Yer Health
 
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Tall Tales / Re: Happy New Year Coffee
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 07:29:33 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 5 and overcast. "Colder. Cloudy with a chance of light snow. Highs in the middle teens. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent."

Slim
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: All Four
« Last post by DrummerBoy on Yesterday at 11:28:56 PM »
Well, for whomever might be interested, DrummerBoy hisself here with some new acquisitions toward the “All Four” goal. I now have brass in all four calibers. As a neophyte I just do what comes easiest for the time being.  45-60 and 50-95 in cowboy loads from Steinel, 40-60 from Graf (Jamison) and now 45-75 that Mr Palazzo at Ammunition Artifacts makes from Starline 50 Alaskan. Obviously I’ve shot the rounds from Steinel so they work … all I can do at this time is drop the 40-60 and the 45-75 into their respective barrels which I did and both drop right in…more rigorous testing to come
I did manage to get the three-die legacy sets for the 45-60 and the 50-90..I know that it’s possible to get the Lyman 310 in every caliber except the 50, but who knows when that’ll turn up…lastly I’m gonna try to slug all  the bores with some of these 54 caliber Hornady balls…..”Slowly We Turn, Step by Step”……
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SCORRS / Re: 1890 Remington
« Last post by LongWalker on Yesterday at 10:29:43 PM »
I've always liked the 1890.  I never liked that big ol' web on the '75.
I always look at revolvers with an eye to how I can use them once I've fired all 5 or 6 shots (you'll never catch me with an aluminum-framed snubby!).  The 1875 Remington looks like something I would come up after a couple days of no sleep and too much coffee.  Needs a spring-loaded bayonet and it would be perfect. 
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: First Time 73 Owner
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Yesterday at 09:53:10 PM »
A beautiful build, very impressive. My real ‘73 is a musket from 1891.  A leather lever wrap will make the lever easier to cycle by making the lever bigger [wider] and giving you more leverage. Makes it gentler on the knuckles too.
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The Darksider's Den / Re: Dick Dastardly
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 09:48:03 PM »
I sent him a PM asking if he was okay.  I got a PM back from Marshall Halloway saying that Dick responded but sent it to the Marshall, and he forwarded it to me.
Dick said:

Fine here.  Cold, but fine.

Thank you

Dick Dastardly aka Dick Rhody

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The Darksider's Den / Re: Dick Dastardly
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 09:06:00 PM »
has anyone tried to call ?  (608) 837-2154 
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Zoot Shooters / Re: Mud puppy came home with me
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 08:38:12 PM »
I have the dies to reload .38 S&W, so I am actually just thinking of using those in the gun.
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