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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Accurate 2460 in .45-70
« Last post by Niederlander on December 01, 2023, 10:03:41 PM »
Gentlemen,  Can't find much of anything on this.  Can you use Accurate 2460 in a .45-70 405 grain load?  I ask because I have a few pounds of it and not a lot of 5744.
The Leather Shop / Re: Several new ones
« Last post by 1961MJS on December 01, 2023, 09:10:12 PM »
Hi Craig, those all look great.

What is the curved stamp that ISN'T a Veiner from Tandy?  It's just a curved line that appears to be thicker in the center.  I think I have the rest of those stamps and stamping along or between lines is something I can handle.  Artistic I ain't.
Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: There Is No Smoke Without Fire
« Last post by RRio on December 01, 2023, 05:46:05 PM »
I am afraid sir you have been infected with a condition called
There is no cure, but can be relieved temporarily by getting another gun.
As anyone who looks at my gun rack, closet, room walls, and under the bed   can see i  am a long time sufferer.
I hope this will help.

I am as well. Sometimes, I am almost ashamed of myself.

Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Looking at an original Spencer Rifle
« Last post by Arizona Trooper on December 01, 2023, 05:00:29 PM »
On the possibility of original center fire conversions, there is a mention in Marcot's book of Frankford and Springfield making some bar anvil, Martin and Farrington centerfire Spencer cartridges for trials (pg 208 in the 2nd edition). I have never seen a Spencer with an obviously period conversion. However, Spencers weren't the only breechloaders chambered for Spencer ammo. I have a 56-56 Ballard rifle with a period centerfire conversion. 
Zoot Shooters / Re: Slang from the 20s
« Last post by Major 2 on December 01, 2023, 04:23:51 PM »
22 skidoo = leave in hurry (also 23 skidoo used in Ney York)
also take a powder means to leave abruptly

Cement shoes or Chicago overcoat = loosely to murder inferring Lupara bianca a Mafia term
 in that the body is sunk in a body of water not to ever be found.

Lupara bianca  is an Italian meaning for a vendetta
It also used to refer to a sawed-off shotgun of the break-open type.
The Barracks / Re: Webley-Fosbery
« Last post by RattlesnakeJack on December 01, 2023, 03:07:00 PM »
Zoot Shooters / Re: Slang from the 20s
« Last post by Trailrider on December 01, 2023, 02:30:53 PM »
Chicago typewriter = Tompson sub-machinegun (Tommy gun)
Drop a dime = report someone to the police
Fin = five dollar bill
Sawbuck = ten dollar bill
Double Sawbuck = twenty dollar bill
C-note = $100 bill
"Shoot, it's your nickel!" - Go ahead and talk, I've got the time! (When pay telephones took a nickel.)
Call me on the Amechi = Call me on the phone. When actor Don Amechi played Alexander Graham Bell in the movie.
I posted this in last months thread, but then the month ended, so if Y'all didn't see it...

I went to an Estate sale for a friend that passed away about 2 months ago, He was a long time reloader, I was able to pick up an unopened 25 Lb. bag of #9 shot, 150 rounds of 9mm Ball ammo, 100 Rounds of .38 special 110gr +P+ jacketed controlled expansion rounds(Law enforcement only) 4 boxes of match grade .22 LR a box of 10 CCI .38/.357 Shot shells, a speedloader for a S&W J-Frame and a Savage Arms Four Tenner shotgun adapter for the low price of $146.00 I have to go back Saturday to help them price some remaining items, There is a good sized box of new .45 Colt brass there,I'm guessing maybe 400 + pieces.
1860 Henry / Re: Uberti Henry Carbine
« Last post by Major 2 on December 01, 2023, 10:05:06 AM »
1860 Henry / Re: Uberti Henry Carbine
« Last post by KWK on December 01, 2023, 09:22:09 AM »
It is in fact a TRAPPER.  One of six.

Really? They made only 6 of them? I had one of the 44 at my house for evaluation. It was from Dixie (excellent people to deal with). QC was, ah, not all that I had hoped, and I sent it back. The factory web site no longer catalogs that length, but I've handled an 18.5" at Taylor's. As I recall, Madis reckoned 20" was the only stumpy to be found among the originals and only as an experiment. Shoulder an original '66 carbine at an auction house and it's easy to feel why the Henry didn't last long.
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