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The Longbranch / Re: gunoholic
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 10:35:42 PM »
You win, you put the " -aholic " in gun acquisition this month  ;D

Nice score...
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Frontier Iron / Re: Merwin Hulbert 3rd model loading gate
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 10:29:35 PM »
I have a third model, large frame, double action Merwin Hulbert. It is missing the loading gate. I also have a second model, large frame, single action Merwin Hulbert. They are both in 44-40. I can use the loading gate shape on the single action as a guide to make one for the double action. However, there was a change in how they were attached. Does anyone have a third model that they are willing to take part and show me the back  side of the loading gate so that I can replicate the attachment method that was used at the factory? The second model has a detent ball and a trigger screw that holds in the loading gate. Neither of those are possibilities on the third model.
It's been a month since you've been here so I'm quoting you to hopefully get your attention to some replies. 

And as to Chicoine's book, the expanded 2nd edition that I have only covers the single action M-H.  Good luck.
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Frontier Iron / Re: Merwin Hulbert 3rd model loading gate
« Last post by DJ on Today at 09:17:19 PM »
Sorry I can't help you as much as I'd like.

Here are some photos of the relevant parts of a 3d model double action (skull crusher).  The gate is externally similar to the single action gates, but the backside is different.  You'll also see the additional tiny screw above the thumb screw.  Unfortunately, the head of my tiny screw has split in half, so I am currently unable to remove it.

From what I can see, on the double action, the thumb screw threads into a small flat spring located in a groove on the underside of the loading gate.  That spring applies pressure to the frame to retard the gate movement.  The small screw extends through the gate at the opposite end of the flat spring and protrudes into the groove in the frame.  It doesn't seem to touch the end of the flat spring or bottom out in the groove, but in a quick look I can't see what it does.

I know this won't give you all you need, but perhaps it will help at least a little.

--DJ
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The Longbranch / Re: gunoholic
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 09:09:39 PM »
Well if'n Abilene's gonna pick on me, I'll just post this Sig 220 I traded for today. Needs a new front night sight, but looking forward to having this one in the herd.
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Major E A Sterner on Today at 05:40:54 PM »
Del,I had the wrong year written on my list...Either that or I ussed "New Math" ;D ;D
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Frontier Iron / Re: Merwin Hulbert 3rd model loading gate
« Last post by St. George on Today at 05:12:46 PM »
Most guys aren't all that interested in disassembling their revolvers for fear of losing/breaking parts, and spare parts reside in other folks' guns, who are quite proud of them.

If you're still looking for an answer for this question - look at 'Gunsmithing the Guns of the Old West' by Dave Chicoine.

Scouts Out!
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Frontier Iron / Re: Black powder subs with Schofields
« Last post by St. George on Today at 05:08:47 PM »
Modern Schofields - S&W and Italian - were designed to work successfully with smokeless powder.

At the time of their development, black powder and its substitutes weren't even a thought, because no one was actively loading it.

There are numerous threads on this Forum - review them.

Scouts Out!
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Gunsmithing / Re: uberti 51 navy safety issue
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 03:59:20 PM »

I was going with a PLUS ONE for Abilene, but if your down to just the Hammer and Cylinder and it's still stuck, I don't even have a WAG without looking inside.  Butt - If you left the hammer in the gun and the .... nope. not even a guess without having it in-hand and looking inside.

If Brandy dam'd New, the Barrel Breach may be jamming against the Cylinder Face, stopping  rotation.  Or yer just not holding yer tongue just right, maybe.
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Frontier Iron / Re: Black powder subs with Schofields
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on Today at 03:57:39 PM »
I had one a while back, I shot it with APP and could fire about 20 rounds before it needed to have some of the residue washed off.  I sold it because my hands are too small to operate it duelist.
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The Leather Shop / Re: Sources for bookbinding weight leather?
« Last post by Doc Neeley on Today at 02:30:33 PM »
Siegel leather specializes in book binding leather.
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