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NCOWS / Re: NCOWS Midwest Regional, Guns In The Hills 2024
« Last post by Two Bit Charlie on July 10, 2024, 02:57:44 PM »
I've got my registration in. I'm bringing two of my grandkids with me! This is one of the best shoots of the year! You don't want to miss it.

Two-Bit Charlie
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Cartridge base alteration??
« Last post by Black River Smith on July 10, 2024, 01:40:10 PM »
I thank you all for the additional replies and new Rook idea.

To answer some of the additional questions about the conditions of the brass --- The extractor groove on them has not been modified.  The diameter of the bases are all around 0.435, like new Win.  The OAL is standard at 1.285"( I checked OAL on all 500 purchased pieces of mixed brands after sizing).  Did not lose that many pieces of this brand, so did not think about 'something funny being up' like a cartridge conversion alteration.

Do appreciate all the insight you all have provided into this issue that I have never experience before.  Thanks again.
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Cartridge base alteration??
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on July 10, 2024, 01:36:16 PM »
Lucky RK is probably more versed than I on this subject.   All the Rook rifles (less than 20) that I have seen have been small single shot rifles most of the ones I have seen have been a variation of a falling block and in a .32 bore diameter.
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Cartridge base alteration??
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on July 10, 2024, 01:31:03 PM »
Howdy cartridge historians,

The previous mentions of "Rook" rifles have gotten me thinking. What does a Rook taste like?

Rev. Chase
Chicken
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CAS City Classifieds / FS Pedersoli Lightning Rifle 45 Colt
« Last post by Tommy Reb on July 10, 2024, 01:13:48 PM »
I've got a Lightning rifle for sale.

Pedersoli made the barreled action (45 Colt), imported by Navy Arms.  Turnbull did the fancy wood and metal finish  (CCH & blue).  Lassiter did the tuning and slam fire conversion.  It has a 20-inch octagon barrel and includes a pistol grip which, for me, greatly aids in control of a pump).  It has a Marbles tang rear sight.  I have the original factory buckhorn sight as well, also the box and papers.  I also have the article about these guns from the September 2016 issue of Guns of the Old West magazine. 

It is my back up Wild Bunch rifle and has been very lightly used.  The rifle is in virtually "as new" condition.   It looks good and, as you would expect from a Lassiter gun, shoots good and reliability.  And, of course, it is "lightning" fast. 😁

I'm asking $2900.  Apparently my pics are too big to post here.  However, if you are interested, please PM me an email address and I can send pics.  Thanks for looking.

TR
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The Leather Shop / Re: Looking for a border stamp
« Last post by Graveyard Jack on July 10, 2024, 12:08:28 PM »
I got a response on their FB page that they can make the stamps but to call them. Also got the holster and the BK order. Also spent a couple hours pouring over the civilian holster section of Packing Iron with a fine toothed comb. Going to do a test piece and snap some pics. IMHO, this whole thing is very interesting.......
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Tall Tales / Re: July Cawfee,Tea and rockets red glare!
« Last post by DeaconKC on July 10, 2024, 11:52:55 AM »
If Y'all could keep my Mom in your thoughts and prayers, She'll be 90 in Dec and just had surgery for colon cancer. They removed a section of her colon along with a tumor that was 3 centimeters big. it will go to the lab to be checked out. She's a little confused due to the effect of anesthesia and being in a strange place(Hospital) Thanks.
You betcha! Praying here.
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USFA CSS / Long Hunter Values
« Last post by Rex Mahan on July 10, 2024, 10:08:04 AM »
Would yall say guns with the "LH" serial numbers are worth the same as normal production USFA?  I have seen that sometimes USFAs do not sell well with alternate serial numbers
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Cartridge base alteration??
« Last post by Hair Trigger Jim on July 10, 2024, 09:43:03 AM »
I do something similar to my wildcated 1905 Winchester.  I take a 38 special and reduce the diameter of the rim, then bevel the back of the rim, similar to this brass.  This allows it to fit and operate with the existing extractor.

Some people do this with .357 Magnum brass to make .351 Self Loading.  .357 Maximum is a "better" parent case, but people certainly seem to be able to get the Magnum brass to work as long as they seat the bullet to a usable OAL.

You didn't mention an extractor groove being cut as well, so I'm assuming that wasn't done.  Some people do it when making .351 brass and some don't.

I think the rim would need to be turned down a tiny bit too.  I don't see any evidence of that on your brass.

The diameter of the case mouth before sizing may be a hint as to the brass's past life.  I know the .351 Self Loading uses a smaller bullet than the .357 Magnum.

The Rook angle is certainly interesting too.
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Cartridge base alteration??
« Last post by Coffinmaker on July 10, 2024, 09:38:43 AM »

 :) Well, since I was Asked  :P

I would see no problem shooting the Brass as shown.  I would also be want to refer to the above post from the esteemed Perfesser Marvelous.  All that beveling was done at the perimeter of the base and poses no pressure or stress issues.  Other than a little Weeble Wobble in the loading press, quite shootable.  Fire Away!!
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