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The Leather Shop / Re: Rifle Scabbards
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Today at 06:27:05 PM »
I never leave leather cased in a plastic bag or anything overnight. There are people who make 'casing' leather a big deal. I just wet the leather and work with it. Like Rube does, I simply wet it as needed while working. I tool what I can and if the project can't be done in one day, which is highly unusual, it can dry overnight and I wet it again when I get back to it.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Magazine tube issue
« Last post by DarkLord on Today at 05:25:47 PM »
Sadly that's not uncommon with tubular fed rifles.  Seems to happen more with rifle that have the little magazine hangar that fits into a dovetail on the under side of the barrel vs. the rifles with barrel bands. 

I have seen (and own) rifles that had some significant damage to the magazine from that.  Sometimes you have to tap a mandrel down the magazine tube to get it all nice and round again.  But yeah, reverse the tube, cut a new half-moon slot, and reassemble. 

Then be mindful of the screw at the end of the barrel.  I actually keep a spare under my buttplate on my Win 94 as it has bit my 3 times over the past 40 years. 
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Swiss?
« Last post by King Medallion on Today at 04:28:44 PM »
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Magazine tube issue
« Last post by Cliff Fendley on Today at 04:13:30 PM »
small needle file should do the trick.
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The Leather Shop / Re: Rifle Scabbards
« Last post by Rube Burrows on Today at 02:07:53 PM »
That is a lot of basket weaving!

Out of curiosity, how do you tackle large tooling projects like that? I case my leather, try to keep it just moist enough, and it gets mold before I can finish it.

I just wet it and then let it dry some and once I start working on it I have to dampen it periodically and let it get back almost to color.

That is the way I do it. There may be better ways out there.
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Gunsmithing / Re: Dovetail front sight on 66 carbine?
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Today at 12:53:01 PM »
Don’t know how smith talented you are but the screw in the center could be replaced with a larger one that would need a notch into the bbl and magazine. Would have to drill and tap. But I would give pioneer gun works a call and get id dimensions to see if it’s tighter than whats on your rifle. If it is then try it. I put one on my Trapper and had to do a LOT of work to get it on my shorter 1894 bbl but it works great with the DGW carbine rear sight. I do wish the bead was smaller.
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I am in need of .45-75 cases made from resized .348 W-W brass.  The W-W make .348 brass works very well and feeds correctly in my .45-75 rifles.  Fired is OK.   Let me know what you have and what you want for it.
I know Buffalo Arms sometimes has these.  They are currently out of stock and the stuff they sell now is not W-W make brass.
 I have had good luck with W-W make cases, I don’t want to change horses in the middle of the stream…
As a scammer prevention tool, I will only deal with established members, preferably known to me from the 1876 rifle thread.  Times we live in...
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The Leather Shop / Re: Rifle Scabbards
« Last post by Capt Quirk on Today at 11:34:05 AM »
That is a lot of basket weaving!

Out of curiosity, how do you tackle large tooling projects like that? I case my leather, try to keep it just moist enough, and it gets mold before I can finish it.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Magazine tube issue
« Last post by Boone May on Today at 11:02:57 AM »
Dang, that's a disappointment to have that pin break.  I have owned and shot quite a few original 1876's and I have never heard of a magazine pin breaking.  It sounds to me like your idea is a good one.  I don't know how the reproduction tubes are made but the originals are rolled steel and can be dented or bent easily. 
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DarkLord thank you for the response.  ;D

Found a great pic of it, in this link.

https://gundigest.com/more/classic-guns/the-first-colt-clone
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