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Dixie Gun Works supposedly has a couple of the screws for originals.  Another option would be to find a machinist to make them for you.  Might be worth asking places such as S & S Firearms if they have what you need.  Sometimes parts places have a few parts they don't have enough of, or enough demand for, to advertise.
Or someone who knows enough to be able to find screws with the correct threads that can be re-purposed for your current project.  S&S was able to help me put together a Portugese cigar-box gun (all the action parts were loose in a cigar-box, and all the screws were missing) despite having no parts that were actually from or for the Portugese gun. 
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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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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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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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Zoot Shooters / Re: Mud puppy came home with me
« Last post by Sir Charles deMouton-Black on Yesterday at 08:30:21 PM »
A sad little S&W Victory model came into the shop a couple weeks ago. The barrel was cut down to 2", the .38 S&W cylinder has been reamed to .38 Special...

Reaming a .38 S&W with a ,38 Spl reamer leaves an odd shaped chamber. The 38 S&W has a tapered case, wider at the base, so a fired .38 Spl case fired in it will have a wider bulge near the base. Not a safety issue, but if excessively sized too often might show up as an odd crack. It was often done, and if the fired cases get tossed, who cares.
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: First Time 73 Owner
« Last post by BrickwallJackson on Yesterday at 04:52:49 PM »
Thanks for all the info, y'all. Just an update, I took her to my gunsmith today and did a successful test fire. She times up just right and goes bang.

I fitted a front sight so now I just need to install a proper rear sight and replace the missing screws.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: TWIST
« Last post by Roosterman on Yesterday at 04:19:13 PM »
Falling down never a good thing. I'm supposed to be extra cautious about that & I also had surgery last Friday. Nothing over 8 lb for 6 weeks to prevent stitches opening or worse a hernia. Figure that means I'm ok to shoot a lightweight 22 & take short walks as long as don't slip.

I'll get to green pastures & spring one way or another 😁 👍
Hang in there Pard. I fall down going up steps....I need a new back I think so I can lift my feet higher!
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The Barracks / Re: paging Rattlesnake Jack Robson
« Last post by RattlesnakeJack on Yesterday at 11:22:13 AM »
The No. 4 should definitely go in one of the “Commonwealth” portions of the display, but a Sten would also be good …. (If either the No. 4 or the Sten are Long Branch production, that would be ideal for the Canadian.)
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