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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Trouble
« Last post by King Medallion on Today at 04:51:40 AM »
Its Jamison 50/95 virgin brass. Can't tell you the rest right now, at work.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Trouble
« Last post by greyhawk on Today at 04:32:45 AM »
Just ordered my first mold, an Accurate 51-350CL, 2 cavity.

Questions
1) What is your brass? -(348 based stuff - 50 alaskan etc is smaller rim diameter than the old original specs)
so 2) where is the base of the case in relation to the extractor and bottom tab as you cycle forwards? (thinking here that a smaller diameter rim could allow the round to hang down a little as it rests on the tab and then its skewey going in the chamber ?

just a thought - its a big fat near straight wall case - not gonna feed as easy as the others with more taper (like the others I would be looking to blame boolit nose shape first though)

(The bottom of the chamber on my 45/75 has quite a noticeable chamfer on the bottom edge) - maybe all around?   
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USFA CSS / Re: USFA San Juan Hill SAA
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on Yesterday at 11:09:57 PM »
Pete, I would think the one antiqued all US parts San Juan Hill gun GaryG mentioned that was at the shot show would very much have collector value, but like Capt. John said the ones contracted by Cherry's not so sure. I only have two USFA'a that haven't been fired and only one of them is a safe queen.
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: My Cimarron 1873 stable
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 11:08:46 PM »
Thanks.  The striping in the stocks changes with the angle and it was hard to get an angle where they all looked good.

When I won the first carbine at the Range War banquet is when I met Mike Harvey.  I went up to him to thank him for the gun, and he said "that has some nice wood on it, doesn't it?"

Besides the freebie and the distributor priced 32-20, the other 3 were bought at or below dealer cost.  I have been very fortunate in my cowboy gun buying! 
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The Darksider's Den / Re: RWS 1075s
« Last post by River City John on Yesterday at 09:49:10 PM »
The hammer face is already cratering slightly.
Time for J-B Weld . . .
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: My Cimarron 1873 stable
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 09:46:07 PM »
Just beautiful!



Adopt me?
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The Darksider's Den / Re: RWS 1075s
« Last post by hellgate on Yesterday at 09:06:21 PM »
River City John,
You mat need to shim those Treso nipples if they are short.  You can easily make your own or buy them from McMaster Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-shims/=q5h0dh


Click:  Metric 18-8 Stainless Steel Shims for Lengthening Screw Shoulders

Shoulder diameter of the nipples is 8mm.
 
Get the screw size 6mm which is the nipple threaded shank size. 

Pick the thicknesses you want.)


It is easy to shim nipples. Take soft fine steel or bronze wire and coil it around a nail or screw shank about 10 times to make a spiral the diameter of the threaded shank on the nipples. Then with wire cutters snip them off and you end up with a pile of what look like lock washers. I then I take a small hammer and flatten them on the vise pounding surface or an anvil to the desired thickness. They resemble small open ended washers. Slip one onto the shank of the low nipple and screw it in. I use anti-seize lube or heavy lithium grease on the threads so I can get the nipples back out. If the nipple is too high, pound the shim flatter or find some finer wire. If it still isn't tall enough, use two shims or get a thicker piece of wire to start over with. I've done this on several guns and have had no problems with it. If you have too high of a nipple then the hammer face gets battered and may not fire the other nipples or it will get burrs on it that may lift spent caps off the nipples and drop them into the action.
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The Darksider's Den / Re: RWS 1075s
« Last post by River City John on Yesterday at 08:54:21 PM »
I have three new Ted Cash inline cappers and none of my Remington #10's would fit. These are the "40% Hotter" ones.
I ordered the RWS 1075's in hopes that they'll fit in the cappers.

At our shoot Sunday last, I had trouble getting Remington#11's to ignite on my 1851 Navy. I'm going to try putting the original hammer spring back in my 1851. I have Treso nipples installed, and they all should have gone bang. I'm guessing the lighter spring did not slam them hard enough.

The new Lyman Remington Navy performed very well, but not enough oomph! to down reactive targets using APP. I will use Triple 7 in the revolvers and save the APP for the cartridges in the rifle.
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NCOWS / Re: NCOWS National Match 2021
« Last post by River City John on Yesterday at 08:47:40 PM »
Do we know whether there will be 10 or 12 stages?
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The Darksider's Den / Re: RWS 1075s
« Last post by hellgate on Yesterday at 08:46:40 PM »
They only fit about 5 of the 16 C&Bs that I own. They are less forgiving of nipple size. When they fit they fit snugly. Another 3rd of my guns will take the CCI#11a. Same thing: they are less forgiving of nipple size & shape. ALL of my 16 (or so) C&Bs will take the Remington #10s (plus either the CCI 11s or the RWS 1075s).
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