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CAS City Classifieds / Re: ISO Uberti 1873 rifle toggles
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 03:34:27 PM »

 :) Ghostdevilguy  ;)

Pioneer Gunworks are really good folks.  Measure your head space between the cartridge base and breach face of the Bolt with a tapered thickness gauge.  Then Call Pioneer and let them know the dimension and they can make you a set of corrective links.  May not be perfect but they will get you as close as possible.

In your situation, the Head Space with OEM links is meaningless.  Simply doesn't matter.  Pioneer may also exchange your present link set.
The Longbranch / Re: The "Card Game"
« Last post by Major E A Sterner on Today at 02:42:16 PM »
Major comes in, immediately opens all the windows to air the place out from the caustic odor permeating the room. :o :o Empties a can of Fabreeze to help.
Thanks Slim.
The Darksider's Den / Re: .45 Cowboy Special
« Last post by Mako on Today at 01:34:44 PM »
I have another thing that you might have some insight to.  I Don't know if you have ever looked at the SAAMI specs for the .45 ACP, they have two, one is for a "Match" chamber.  BUT,  there is also a strange specification for the .45 Auto Rim.  Look at the bullet diameter and the huge allowable throat dimension.  Oddly they have a smaller Groove diameter of Ø.4512 +.004/-.000 and a larger Bore diameter Ø.444 +.004/-.000 than the standard or match chamber .45 ACP.  That has to be the direct result of the S&W chambers and information they had on the original 1917 specifications.

I mean the bullet diameter can run from Ø.446 to Ø.452 (??????) and the throat in the cylinder starts at Ø.4555 and runs to Ø.4595.  I have no idea how they got that, but there is a reason.


Shotguns / Re: My 1897's
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 01:33:08 PM »
Well, I got to try out the Norinco on Saturday.  It worked just fine and was a pleasure. Every shot was a slamfire with no misses.  Also, during a couple of 15 minute practice sessions beforehand at home, I discovered that the shorter stock makes the weight and balance different enough that I can pick it up more easily with my left hand than before.  So on most of the stages I did that and loaded from the right.  The technique seems to work okay, I just need to speed it up about 100% !  Here's a video of one of the stages:

Also, the title to this thread said "My 1897's" but I only showed the two Chinese guns.  Here is the rest of the stable.  I was down to 3 '97's for 48 hours but the Norinco brought me back to four.  :)  Front to back, the "01" Norinco, the "CB" IAC, the takedown from 1911, and the 30" full-choke solid frame from 1911.
My survival practice is multi level.   1st one is when I lose the remote.   How long can I survive?   Proud to say I have made it 4 days, although that was because we had no power. 

Okay, seriously I do at least once a year start a fire, from gathering to using flint/steel.   We have a fire pit for my practice area.  Funny was my neighbor watching and him calling out he would loan me some matches, just as my bundle took light and I got the fire going.   Timing could not have been more ideal. 
CAS City Classifieds / Re: ISO Uberti 1873 rifle toggles
« Last post by Ghostdevilguy on Today at 12:20:12 PM »
Did you find any yet? I have some but it may be a day or two before I can get my hands on them.
Take your time, and let me know!
CAS City Classifieds / Re: ISO Uberti 1873 rifle toggles
« Last post by Ghostdevilguy on Today at 12:18:40 PM »
I haven't found any links yet, and it was short stroked with pioneer gun works links
For what it's worth, I'm not a fan of much of the modern terminology; I don't even like the term 'bushcraft' because 'woodcraft' has been the proper vernacular since the latter half of the 1800s. I even wrote the Frontier Plainsman's guidebook in period first person because those who buy the book are going to make the time to sit and read through it.  The internet is a different animal. I have on average, no more than 1.5 seconds for a browser to see my link and make a decision to either click on it or keep on scrolling. Even when someone clicks through, I only get an average of 5 minutes read time although I break that rule a lot.

This calls for choosing imagery that will (hopefully) appeal the best to the target readership. The vernacular is harder because it changes with the current zeitgeist regularly. This is often trial and error. For instance, the term 'bedroll' was not at all common period vernacular, but when I used it on my "bedroll" article and also put in "bushcraft" as a search word, participation shot up.

I love the traditional ways and I wish I could keep it pure, but that's only going to happen in my print literature. For the online stuff, I have to wear the marketing manager ballcap whether I like it or not.

T-dave: I get it, and anything you can do that piques the interest of younger folks in history is a good thing!

Dave T: I got my 1st smartphone a couple years ago when the service ceased for my old flip-phone.  When I text, I have to look through a thousand different emojis to find the simple smiley face and frowny face, and those are almost all I use.  :) 
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