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Article was interesting but it was a teaser for a book about America's most iconic firearm designers.
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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on May 22, 2022, 07:45:45 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 47 and sunny. High of 57.

Slim
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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Major 2 on May 22, 2022, 07:38:33 AM »
The African Continent is coming to us, in the form of a huge Sahara dust cloud that has been
showcasing our sunsets.
With exception of the overcast & thunderstorms yesterday & Friday.

Observing Armed Forces Day...
We grilled 22 packages of Ballpark Franks (176) dogs & 25 pounds of burgers, all but 4 dogs
were consumed.
I was not privy as to the #'s of chip's, soft drinks and bottled water served.

All was free including admission and we had a crowd of folks.

I was able to work on the tribute to Native American exhibit. It is a work in progress, because I haven't a lot of artifacts.
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STORM / Re: Why are there no conversions options in .44 Caliber?
« Last post by Niederlander on May 22, 2022, 06:44:29 AM »
For what it's worth, a friend of mine had an original, that was essentially a rusty dug-up.  (He collected those.)  As I remember, most of the notches were all the way into the cylinder.  We surmised they were so thin a little bit of wear would result in a hole.  We also surmised that may have been why it had been discarded, or at least not looked for very hard when it was lost.
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STORM / Re: Why are there no conversions options in .44 Caliber?
« Last post by Long Johns Wolf on May 22, 2022, 02:31:38 AM »
I don't know the owner of this Uberti percussion 1860 converted to R1.
Why the gunsmith who made this conversion did not make a new strengthened cylinder, i.e. increased the dia of the breech band and used proper steel is beyond me.
This pistol would never had survived the mandatory proof testing procedure.
Long Johns Wolf
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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Annoyed by a Uberti
« Last post by cpt dan blodgett on May 21, 2022, 11:09:35 PM »
Just got a Case Hardened Charcoal Blue 5.5 Inch Cattleman in 44-40.  Will be interesting to see how it works.  I have some once fired brass from my Miroku 73 44-40.  Plan on making some dummy rounds for Dry Fire with the Revolver and the rifle.  New Loaded rounds won't really tell me anything as the New Starline brass has a straight taper and needs to be fire formed to look like a 44-40 case.  If I have extra once fired brass will also load some up.  Will use my cattleman cylinder as  a case guage.  Still waiting for the twin brother.  I may get sucked to the dark side once both are in the house.  Damn, I really hate to load shotgun shells but that could be in my future.  Hopefully the Goex/Olde Eynsford Plant gets up and running soon.

Made it to the range and did some load testing all went well something like 15 rounds down range, thought ok this is a keeper.  Fast fwd about a month and I attempted to shoot my first match with said pistole.  4 Stages great.  Stage 5 first round in cylinder Bang next for nothing.  Ground pistol pull second a $410 shipped uberti cattleman with new model frame 5 rounds bang.  Stage six fire the $419 shipped used pistole 5 bangs, pull the New Uberti Bang Click click click click.  Pretty obvious the floating firing pin is not functioning as it should.  Started the return for warranty work from Taylors.  In the mean time have given gun a good cleaning and will attemp to fire some more rounds in the next few days.
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Leave next week again for the 4 day, annual High Sierra Shoot out at Railroad Flat, CA.  First day is wild Bunch, so the Marlin will be spittin' lead!  While I know I will be using the 1860 Henry a lot during the main match, I have a feeling the Century will shoot at least half the stages, too.
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Marlin Lever Action Rifles / Re: marlin 1894
« Last post by Tuolumne Lawman on May 21, 2022, 10:05:51 PM »
Welcome to th board!  Numrich/Gunparts corp and Ebay.  LOTS of marlin parts...
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: Shipping
« Last post by 1961MJS on May 21, 2022, 08:11:16 PM »
Your dealer has a poor memory.  There has always been an outer box.  They have various size outer boxes depending on how many rifles, but the single rifle outer box fits very tightly around the white box.  The outer box has the Cimarron logo on it, as Cliff mentioned, for the last number of years, but even before that there was always an outer brown box.

I always recommend removing the stock before shipping any long gun.  The tang area is easily cracked if pressure is applied to the center area of the box, even if properly packed.

HI

And my dealer was nice enough to give me the outer box when I picked mine up.

Later
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STORM / Re: Why are there no conversions options in .44 Caliber?
« Last post by Tuolumne Lawman on May 21, 2022, 08:02:43 PM »
One could buy a .45 Colt Uberti Richards conversion (which has the corect bore for original .44 Colt heeled bullets), then fit a .44 Special cylinder that was bored to case diameter full length.  Then you could shoot heeled bullets.

You would need to shoot black powder though, unless you are fine with just getting one load from the case.  I found loading .375" heeled .38 long Colt bullets is that when you use smokeless propellants, you need to excessively crimp the heel into the case to create enough back pressure. The cases tend to tear where the petals of the crimp die join on the case mouth.  Black powder explodes, so it does not need as severe of a crimp.
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