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The Barracks / Re: .50-70
« Last post by Johnson Barr on Today at 12:38:08 PM »
How about '63 Sharps conversions; there will be a 'McNelly' .50-70 carbine at Fort Jerry next weekend.
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The Barracks / Re: ....in the FWIW category...
« Last post by Drydock on Today at 10:53:20 AM »
Probably got a hunnert years or so of copper build up.  Might be a surprisingly good bore beneath it.
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The Barracks / Re: ....in the FWIW category...
« Last post by Niederlander on Today at 10:09:56 AM »
Krags are usually fairly easy to get to shoot.  As Chuck said, we'll get you running!  Have you tried copper scrubbing pad wrapped around a worn bore brush?  Sometimes it helps.
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The Barracks / Re: ....in the FWIW category...
« Last post by Robert Swartz on Today at 09:21:21 AM »
Cool.  We'll get you running.

....thanks Chuck....my big fear is the bore, I keep hearing the term "sewer pipe"!  The rifling is strong, I used a .375 round ball to slug it. It took steady pressure and slid through without any tight spots or loose drops. May try some Sweets bore cleaner, then put some rounds through it?
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Colt Firearms / Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Last post by Black River Bill on Today at 09:00:55 AM »
Pictures of my Pony...





Nice looking gun.  To make it better looking, have the hammer Color Case Hardened.  I think Colt should do that with all their SAA's.  I have Bill Fuchs of Spring Creek Armory in Ten Sleep, Wyoming do my hammers.  He does a very nice job and is very reasonable too.
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The Barracks / Re: ....in the FWIW category...
« Last post by Drydock on Today at 08:58:58 AM »
Cool.  We'll get you running.
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The Barracks / Re: ....in the FWIW category...
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Today at 08:39:13 AM »
Bop on over to the KCA, Krag Collectors Association, they are the ones to talk to about the mysteries of all things Krag though we also have some knowledgeable troopers here in The Barracks. You’ll need photos of your rifle too. Good luck.
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The Barracks / ....in the FWIW category...
« Last post by Robert Swartz on Today at 08:22:18 AM »
....I picked up a Krag. It has strong rifling but the barrel bore is "ugly".  Before doing any cleaning, I slugged the barrel. Low measurement .298, high measurement .304.  It drove right through, no tight spots. I have put everything through it from homebrew black powder cleaners and boiling water, hoppes #9. It's cleaner but wouldn't win a beauty contest.  I have no dies, brass or bullets as yet.  If I can beg a few bullets from somebody, I'll throw a few rounds out of it and see what I have. Hope I'm not too optimistic, it should shoot.
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Morning y'all.
Coffee and iced tea are ready.

Thunder storms overnight.

'Tis 69 and overcast. High of 88.

Slim
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The Leather Shop / Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
« Last post by Rube Burrows on Today at 06:34:24 AM »
That really looks outstanding, Kid. Beautiful work. I like the nice even stamping pattern. The color compliments it nicely, too.

Agreed. The color is great.


OP, What color brown did you use on that one?
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