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STORM / Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Last post by Long Johns Wolf on December 03, 2023, 06:08:01 AM »
I measured and weighed an original Colt Pocket Navy in .38 CF and the Uberti Pocket Navy .380 ACP, both have round 3,5" barrels.
99,9% identical measurements incl. the weight.
Regarding sales in Germany of the little sucker since the importer received the first shipment in early 2019: three specimens only!
As a 5-shooter it is not legal as a main match pistol in CAS matches over here as opposed to the SASS rules.
On the other hand we have practically no side matches for pocket pistols.
Long Johns Wolf
STORM / Colt 1865 Pocket Navy Conversion .380 ACP
« Last post by Long Johns Wolf on December 03, 2023, 05:38:42 AM »
Howdy from Germany,
Are these little 5-shooters SASS legal as main match pistols?
Are there any modifications required?
How about this semi-rimmed ammo?
Lead bullets are mandatory I assume.
Which loads are recommended?
Long Johns Wolf
STORM / Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Last post by Long Johns Wolf on December 03, 2023, 05:26:02 AM »
My pair of 1861 RM Conversions in .38 Long Colt cal.
They are my main match pistols since 2018.
The one with the silverish grip frame is a 2nd gen Colt, the other a 4-screw frame Uberti.
Long Johns Wolf
The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Accurate 2460 in .45-70
« Last post by Professor Marvel on December 03, 2023, 03:15:15 AM »
I would be leary of using itin the .45-70

Hodgens says
“ Accurate 2460 is a fast burning, double-base, spherical rifle powder that is a slower derivative of the AA2230 powder. It is suitable for small and medium sized caliber applications but with slightly higher loading densities than AA2230. It provides an additional option for shooters to fine tune and optimize loads and combinations with calibers ranging from the 223 Rem to the 308 Win. 2460 is within the threshold limit for M14 systems.”

Their website
Does not include low pressure rounds like the 45-70
The Leather Shop / Re: Several new ones
« Last post by CraigC on December 02, 2023, 10:29:27 PM »
Yeah, i think for that particular use, the scallops would be too much. There's already a lot going on there. It looks like the original is actually a wiggle. So I ordered one of those too. ;)

Barry had said a few years ago that he was working on a Greek wave stamp but alas, I still don't see it.
The Longbranch / Re: Do you own a piece of history? Please share your items & accounts
« Last post by Froogal on December 02, 2023, 03:23:35 PM »
My grandma had a Singer with the foot treadle for power. My mom had one just like it, but electric.
Gunsmithing / Re: 11 degree forcing cone reaming kit
« Last post by Niederlander on December 02, 2023, 02:37:59 PM »
I like to use the Brownells plug gauges to get the correct depth.  I don't have one for the .36 bore, though.  The one for .45's should work for percussion .44's since the bore size is the same.
Rita is doing fine, sounds good, they decided to keep her till the IV med is done the middle of next week.  I know it sounds bad but not unhappy about that.
Gun Reviews / Re: Standard Mfg. SAA
« Last post by hatman on December 02, 2023, 02:13:29 PM »
I have two, 7 1/2 and 5 1/2.
I wanted them for their Turnbull-like case hardening.
They didn't disappoint in that regard, but in terms of overall quality and shootability my Ubertis are just as good.
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