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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Cleaning BP guns
« Last post by Gabriel Law on Today at 01:04:31 PM »
Water at room temperature cleans black powder fouling better than anything, including hot water.  Allowing the heat from the very hot water to dry your steel will induce flash rusting, particularly in the bore which has no protection from finish or case hardening.  Flash rust is iron cancer.  It gets worse and worse until the bore is ruined.  There are going to be subscribers who will say I'm full of hooey - they've been doing it that way since.....And if that way suits you, go ahead - it's your rifle/pistol/shotgun.  But I've seen some fine guns destroyed by their owners flushing with very hot water.
Use water that is comfortable to your skin.  Dry the metal after cleaning with towels and patches - the bore with a tight fitting jag and patches.  Oil with a water displacing fluid like WD 40 for short term - for long term storage, use a rust preventative oil.
Remove the oil prior to shooting.
This comes from a geezer who has been shooting black powder for over fifty years.
Gunsmithing / Re: Will an Uberti 1851 barrel fit an ASM frame?
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 12:46:41 PM »
I'm somewhat dubious that it would fit.  But even if it would, you would need a new ejector as well since they are different style.  It would cost a lot less to cut the ASM barrel.
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 11:50:35 AM »
63 here right now, on the second cup of Joe. Getting ready to put some pics up of a 38 Super for trade.
Gunsmithing / Will an Uberti 1851 barrel fit an ASM frame?
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 11:44:24 AM »
Okay, I have a .38 Open Top conversion built by ASM coming. It has a long barrel on it. I like the 5 1/2" better, so I was wondering if the Uberti barrel would fit or just have the current barrel shortened and a new front sight installed?
The Barracks / Re: Current value of a Colt 1909?
« Last post by smoke on Today at 11:25:56 AM »
Thanks for the info guys.  I am trading it to a young fellow, a gun trading buddy.  I put a value on it less than the lowest gunbroker sold price that I could find.   

Cool gun but I have others that I shoot more. 
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Tang sight
« Last post by Reverend P. Babcock Chase on Today at 10:55:30 AM »
Howdy King,

I believe that the staffs of the Lyman No. 2's may have different lengths depending on the rifle they are for given any differences in dimensions between the tang and the barrel height. Not sure, but you could try calling Lyman and see. If you get an answer, it might be good for you to post it here.

Rev. Chase
Colt Firearms / Re: 1/4 "safety" notch
« Last post by Davem on Today at 10:52:54 AM »
I saw an Army manual on Percussion revolvers, I wonder if there is one on the Peacemaker?
Gunsmithing / Re: just wondering
« Last post by willy on Today at 10:30:46 AM »
I don’t have the money or the desire to test loads and guns to the failure/exploding point,,I was just wondering “WHAT IF “. I do know  that there was a group of 44 special hand loaders back in the day that were loading the special to magnum levels..And seeing as Colt at one time would rework a customer’s gun ..I was just wondering if anyone might have had their old thumb buster in 38/40 or 32/20 upgraded to 44 special with a new barrel and cylinder!   Then proceed to magnumtize it!
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Tang sight
« Last post by matt45 on Today at 10:00:54 AM »
If you go the MVA route, you could call them, nd they'll answer any questions you might have.  They also make an excellent sight ;)
The Longbranch / Re: Rocky Mountain morning
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 09:36:23 AM »

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