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The Barracks / Re: Krag 30 40 bullets
« Last post by cpt dan blodgett on Today at 04:19:59 PM »
I get mine from montana bullet company 210 grainers
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Reloading Setup
« Last post by Cliff Fendley on Today at 03:56:17 PM »
I'm all blue press when it comes to loading volume.
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The Darksider's Den / Re: QUIET my Rosey Re . . . . .
« Last post by Dave T on Today at 03:35:23 PM »
OK, I'll play.

My latest acquisition isn't intended for CAS or Living History.  It's purpose is for repelling boarders a bit further out than shotgun range.  Might also be a "truck gun" on occasion.  I'm putting it here because, despite it's intended purposes it is still a gun with Old West connections, at least in the imagination.

Most of the '92 Winchester copies, and for that matter the Marlin '94, have been victimized by the safety Nazis.  The all have some variety of added on and totally unnecessary hammer block safety.  For about a year I've been looking for an early enough version/copy that it doesn't have that crap but when I found one it was either more than I was willing to spend or I just didn't have the money before the auction ended.

This was complicated by my wanting a 38/357 version rather than the more popular 44s.  When I occasionally came across a non-safety 357 they wanted big bucks.

In searching for said example I settled on the long out of production Browning B-92.  Made by Miroku in Japan they are touted to be well crafted examples of JMB's original design.  Sadly a lot of other folks seem to have come to the same conclusion.  When a 357 B-92 showed up they were quickly scarfed up, no matter the price.  One, reported to be new in the box, was priced at $2495.  And it didn't last all that long.  YIKES!

Well, a couple weeks ago I stumbled across a B-92 in the desired caliber that showed a bit of wear.  This little carbine had been carried and shot a fair amount with dings on the polyurethane coated stock and some bluing wear on the high spots.  The bright side was the opening bid was about half of what the better examples were being offered for.

So I put in the starting bid (still a little more than I wanted to pay but I'm getting old and inflation is going to destroy my money's purchasing power anyway) and forgot about it, convinced I would be out bid and probably by $5. (lol)

Shock of shocks, I won the auction.  It took almost two weeks to get it here (both USPS and UPS seem to have lost their edge - snark!) but what a pleasant surprise when I picked it up at the FFL.  It was in much better shape than the photos made it seem.  The action is smooth and it seems to feed my 38-44 hand loads, at least out in the shop.
I have a couple thousand of those 38-44s (158@1125 from a 4" revolver) so the B-92 will have lots of food to digest in practice and plinking.  (smiley face goes here)

Dave

PS:  My apologies since this isn't going to be used as a black powder cartridge gun. Just wanted to give the maker of coffins something to read.
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Brand new Spencer owner and member requesting to join the society. Just bought an 1860 (Springfield converted) and looking for info to reload and shoot it!

Thanks
Bryan
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STORM / Re: Fantastic surprise at the range, Cimarron Mason .38
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 03:06:15 PM »
Oh, alright. Here's pics. The SAA Uberti has an Army grip as well. And the .44-40 Vaquero wanted it's pic too with a "new" .44 Magnum cylinder.
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The Longbranch / Re: Somebody had deep POCKETS !
« Last post by Oldhorsetrader on Today at 01:18:16 PM »
I deal with this kind of stuff all the time in car parts, all of a sudden something that was 2 dollars new someone pays 100.00 for and off to the price war we go as long as someone puts up the money I guess at that moment that's what it's worth.
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1860 Henry / Re: 1860 Henry Original or Replica?
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Today at 12:40:54 PM »
You could always build a lamp.
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1860 Henry / Re: 1860 Henry Original or Replica?
« Last post by Pettifogger on Today at 10:11:57 AM »
A little Brasso and elbow grease and it will buff out like new.
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STORM / Re: Fantastic surprise at the range, Cimarron Mason .38
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 08:51:35 AM »
Atza Spicy Meata Ball to be sure!!  Gotta love it when a new gun shoots really well.  Sounds like a little judicious adjustment of the Barrel/Arbor fit may be all it needs.

Play Safe cause it's really some Slick out There

PS:  Not Fair!!  ALL of our ranges are under a whole bunch of Courier & Ives.  Plus it's too cold for an Old Coot
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The Darksider's Den / QUIET my Rosey Re . . . . .
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 08:41:09 AM »

HEY!!  What's going on !!!

Turkey (or Ham) Day is over.  Everbody had a chance to snooze off being over filled.  It's time to get out there and PLAY!!!  Or at least talk about playing.  Or something.

We can all (except me) whine about GOEX going down the tubes while those of us who Champion APP Gloat.  Or figure out which imported Black Powder to switch to.

I personally find it difficult to brag much about ho wonderfully I'm currently shooting because everything around here is covered in a bunch of Courier & Ives stuff.  And it's just too cold for an old coot

So alla Yunz plug in them Lap Tops and get this show onna ROAD!!!!

Play Safe.  It's slicker-n-snot onna door knob out there
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