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Welcome to Up Next w/ Popcorn Kelly, Episode 3.    In this video I show how I built an ultra-compact gun cart that was sturdy and inexpensive yet worked very well for me on our 5-week trip to Texas. 

Supplies Needed:
Folding Hand Truck and Dolly, 220 lbs.; Amazon, $55
Pelican 1301 4-Piece Foam Set; Amazon, $21.00
6’, ¾” foam tubular pipe insulation; Lowes, $3.00
1 small crate (21 x 14 x 11.5 inches when set up); Costco, $9.00
Bungee cord set; Amazon, $10.00
   --Two 8” Canopy/Tarp Ball ties;
   --Two 18” Bungees to secure the crate front to back; and,
   --Two 40” Bungees to secure the crate around the dolly =======================================
Total Cost: $98

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Gunsmithing / Re: 1873 rifle headspace measurement
« Last post by Ghostdevilguy on Today at 04:48:46 PM »
So I failed to mention, the main reason I believe it has an extended firing pin is because of how deep the primer strike was on the 357, and it worked 100% reliably. But I was also aware enough to notice the brass and look farther into the issues. I know a .025 headspace isn't right, now it's just a matter of getting her back into spec. Thanks for the help so far! Also, let me know if there are any more pictures needed
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Gunsmithing / Re: 1873 rifle headspace measurement
« Last post by Ghostdevilguy on Today at 04:45:23 PM »




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Gunsmithing / Re: 1873 rifle headspace measurement
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 04:28:04 PM »
An OOB discharge usually has no effect on Head Space.  Bending the lever, yes.  But a bent lever is easy to spot as the lever won't close all the way although the bolt closes up.  Carrier Block Arm also won't affect Head Space.  Head Space is determined by the Links.  Very very difficult to "bend" links.

If the rifle has poor Head Space to begin with, a "Cut and Weld" shorty stroke usually makes it worse.  Short Stroke with link sets can usually correct bad Head Space so long as the manufacturer is known and it is known how far out of spec the Head Space is. 

Head Space is measured between the Cartridge Head and the Bolt Face.  Measured with the Bolt closed up in Battery.  Best measuring tool is a tapered set of feeler gages (Auto Parts Store).  Both Cowboys and Indian Store and Pioneer can provide longer length links.  Don't try to do it by eMail.  Best with a Phone call so questions can be answered.

Most forgot.  You can "get by" with Head Space of .006 - .008.  Once past .008 your flirting with light primer strike and fail to fire.
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Spencer Shooting Society / New/Old Member
« Last post by Beadswinger on Today at 03:23:05 PM »
I used to own an original 56-56 Rifle and shot it; (See ) still have the mold. 'Still love Spencers.
Currently I shoot a 44 Evans Long (1877) when I get a chance.  'Lots of information on reloading for the Evans.
Beadswinger - Steubenville OH
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CAS City Classifieds / Re: For Sale: Cimarron (Uberti) 1851 Navy
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 03:04:02 PM »
here you go Dale
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 01:15:30 PM »
   ;)  good stuff
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Delmonico on Today at 12:32:40 PM »
Major 2, here is the picture I told you about, he just loves that song.
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 10:20:18 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are hot.
The pouch is for your belt?
Do you have the Magna grips on your Model 36?

'Tis 18 and sunny. High of 55.

Slim

Yes Sir, I'll left side it, and pocket the 36 in the right side.
It will be un-reading on the belt, probably pass for Cell phone case.
My 36 has S&W's classic walnut grips (below) they replaced the OEM Rosewood Manga's

Sorry you are under the weather with Woo Hoo flu, Mog.... hope it's a light case.

I had it just once in June 2022, so far knock on wood I've avoided getting it again.
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Mogorilla on Today at 10:19:34 AM »
i am working on hot lemonade at the moment.  It is a family remedy from my dad's side.   joke was you only got it if there was hope of recovery, lemons were to expensive to waste on someone if you needed money for the funeral.  (we have a dark humor).   Lemons much cheaper than they used to be, thankfully.   
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