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RATS / Re: Need a Heavier Hammer spring for my New Vaquero
« Last post by Doc Holloman on May 07, 2022, 10:42:19 AM »
Well, with the numerous possibilities that have been suggested, both here and on other sites, I’ve realized that I am probably in over my head. I admit I’m not much of a revolver guy (give me a 1911 or a Garand and I can deal with most issues.)   The trouble that the guy from my club (who IS a revolver guy) had reassembling my NV with the new hammer has made me leery of trying to do any more myself than replacing the spring.  So I will try shimming the old spring with washers (assuming I can find some that fit on the strut and under the grips) and if that doesn’t work, I need to send it off to someone who knows what he is doing.
Who do you recommend?  I see a lot of lists of Ruger pistol smiths online, but most of those are 5-10 years old, and I have already run across a few instances of gunsmiths who are getting out of the business or who are not taking new work.  As I think I mentioned, I don’t want o send it off to Ruger as they will probably put the factory spec high hammer back in.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Short Brass ?
« Last post by matt45 on May 07, 2022, 08:42:41 AM »
a big 'yup' on all above ;) The length of the brass seems to indicate the trimmer of said cases didn't understand toggle link actions very well.
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RATS / Re: Need a Heavier Hammer spring for my New Vaquero
« Last post by Niederlander on May 07, 2022, 07:55:28 AM »
Not totally on topic, but you might change to a Brownells round hammer strut.  I've got them in both my Ruger SA's, and I couldn't believe how much smoother they were than even a smoothed up factory strut.  I've never had any problem with light primer strikes, either.
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Upcoming Musters / Re: Dept. of Missouri Muster
« Last post by Niederlander on May 07, 2022, 06:51:35 AM »
Hope y'all have a great time today!
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Spencer rimfire reloadable brass.
« Last post by El Supremo on May 07, 2022, 06:28:37 AM »
Thanks, MOREARMS:

Fascinating about a Starr converted to C-fire.  Perhaps you can share photo's of the Starr conversion?
Apologies to our admired Moderator if this is off-topic. Smiles.
El Supremo/Kevin Tinny
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Spencer rimfire reloadable brass.
« Last post by morerams on May 07, 2022, 04:10:43 AM »
A friend of mine converted his to centrefire and uses 56-50 brass.
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The Winchester Model 1892 / Re: Winchester Model 1892 lever action rifle
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on May 06, 2022, 05:32:30 PM »
Both of my 38-40 92's will hold 13 or 14. 
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RATS / Re: Need a Heavier Hammer spring for my New Vaquero
« Last post by Coffinmaker on May 06, 2022, 04:26:41 PM »

 :) Doc  ;)

Two other things you may wish to verify.  Head Space.  Optimum head space for most any revolver is .004.  The other culprit is End Shake.  End Shake should be held to .001. Ruger is not known for tight tolerance.  If the end shake is contributing to open head space, your going to need to shim the cylinder bushing (that little thing stick out the front of the cylinder).

Then start shimming the Main Spring and checking the Firing Pin Extension.

Play Safe Out There
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RATS / Re: Need a Heavier Hammer spring for my New Vaquero
« Last post by 45 Dragoon on May 06, 2022, 04:11:19 PM »
 Yep. Cutting coils is a no no!! 
 Abilene's suggestion is a good one.

Mike
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Short Brass ?
« Last post by Slamfire on May 06, 2022, 03:36:07 PM »
BRS, thank you, seeing that fine 92 all broke up, brought a tear to my eyes. Glad to hear the shooter was not badly hurt.
 I did weigh the powder in the rds. average @ about 19gns. + -, it was really fine pencil lead looking, not anything i'm familiar with, it also had some black pieces in it, so out it came (dumped). As far as the bullets, into the pot, too hard for my taste. Primers look like CCI, red w/ a gray dot in the center, ???.
 I barely trust myself.

  coffee's ready,  Hootmix.
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