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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Actual Uberti bore diameters, .45-60?
« Last post by Roosterman on Today at 04:20:01 PM »
Standard rifle. I'd like to point out I had one 10 years ago and it didn't shoot well. I think I was shooting too small of bullet .457 and commercial hard cast. Not a good combo for me.
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: casting about for a 40 60
« Last post by Roosterman on Today at 04:16:02 PM »
Done casting about now. Found one at Buffalo Arms. ;D Now I'm still in hot pursuit of dies.

How many 40 60's do you suppose Uberti Made? Couldn't have been many. Scarce as hen's teeth these days.
The Longbranch / Re: Kirstie Alley has passed
« Last post by Trailrider on Today at 12:26:01 PM »
Savaak in Star Trek movies. She was supposed to be half-Vulcan, half-Romulan and Spock mentored her. She later saved him. RIP Savaak. :'(
Hey Dan, sorry for the slow response. A gentleman over on the Castboolits forum designed, printed and mailed me some 3-D printed adapters that simply adapt the Lee top and bottom parts up to 5/8” thinwall clear tubing (sold as aquarium supplies, seems like the same stuff Lee uses just bigger). I haven’t set the feeder up yet, but everything mocks up well and I don’t see any reason it won’t work just fine. Here’s a link to a video he made of the parts mocked up:

And a link to our thread where he shows drawings of the parts:

I was wondering if you had a chance to work on this and if the Dillon Tubes worked or not. I am looking at the Pro 6000 and wish to use if for 44-40 along with 9mm and 45acp. I do see that an e-bay retailer has the tubes you referenced (or at least darn close). For $30 you get 20 4 foot tubes. I have not used this vendor and have no connections to them at all. Anyway, I was just curious if you had pursued this or not. Thanks.
Tall Tales / Re: December coffee and grub
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 09:18:59 AM »
G'morning folks! 56 here right now, pouring rain AND foggy [huh?] anyway supposed to hit 65 today and be mild and wet the rest of the week. Going to the eye doc today for check up and new glasses. Lady C is finally over her cold, so that is good news. Y'all have a good day!
Hello, on reproduction Blakeslee boxes: 

The "old days, U.S. leather craftsmanship" usually costs big bucks, and is difficult to find.  There are several fine leather workers that can do the leather portion, but they struggle to find the box inserts that are another category of specialized skill.  Making the wooden Blakeslee insert without serious flaws is not simple! Some originals clearly present layer edge seams that indicate they were milled and glued instead of being drilled, probably to avoid tube holes running together. 

A truly high quality U. S. Blakeslee box by a recognized craftsman will be at least $400, if it can be found.  At that price, it will be a labor of love.  Think about a realistic shop hour rate of $75/hr, plus materials.  Ouch.

From reports here, the quality of Coon Creek's varies, perhaps due to who they had make it.  Mine was a museum grade work of art, but when I tried a couple years later to buy another, I was told that artisan was out of the picture.  The brass hinge shown on Coon's latest one is not the work of the fellow that did mine, unless he's slipped a lot. 

Another, maker (deceased) of superb Civil War era reproduction cartridge boxes, including Blakeslee's was Bob Stanley of Buffalo, NY. He had a source for flawless wooden inserts and thin, well finished aluminum tubes.   Bob's are unmarked, but some N-SSA skirmishers can spot it because of quality.  I suggest placing a Want To Purchase THREAD on the N-SSA Forum.

John Holland, Chairman of The Small Arms Committe ("SAC"), told me he can ID Bob's stuff.  Another testament to Bob's quality is Larry Romano's use of Bob's work.  I have several pieces from Larry with distinctly high-grade leather and stitching.  They are Smithsonian grade.

Very respectfully,
El Supremo/Kevin Tinny

The Longbranch / Re: Kirstie Alley has passed
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Today at 08:24:33 AM »
Always thought she was a cutie. Enjoyed her in Cheers.
Tall Tales / Re: December coffee and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 07:32:14 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are hot.

'Tis 18 and overcast. High of 36.

I just received mine from S and S yesterday.  $160
  ok for the price.  If want to use it at the range and it will be fine for that.
  six tubes, a little rusty but cleaned up fine.
   the stitching is white and I intend to darken it some. 
    the top of the tubes just 'ends' and I plan to put a round edge on it like the originals. 
   I did this once before (sold it bummer) and will post picts when I get it done.
   all in all, worth the $160 rather than another hundred and not perfect  at that price.
  NO lettering by the way.  just plain black leather.   
The Longbranch / Re: Kirstie Alley has passed
« Last post by RRio on Today at 02:09:16 AM »
How sad. :'(
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