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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: 38 Long Colt Ballon head cases
« Last post by ndnchf on Today at 01:27:25 PM »
It would be prudent to retire those old balloon head cases.  I've read that the old mercuric primers contributed to brass embrittlement. Its not just a matter of annealing them, it somehow affects the grain structure.  I certainly wouldn't use Trail Boss or any smokeless powder in them.  With a little searching, you can find new made Starline brass. That would be safer all around.

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tobb,

Looking forward to your future installments.  Thanks for posting this.  When I lived in Tucson, Tombstone was one of my favorite places to visit.

Dave
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.....no, thought maybe I had started the war! I mentioned to Dewayne before we ever started our merry little band. Opening up the timeline to the expansion era might draw out some WW1 guys to come out and actually use their weapons. I too, reenacted for a long time. What got me shooting, I had an issue with a pistol which led me to meeting one of my neighbors. Who just happened to be one of the best gunsmiths in my neck of the woods. That introduced me to another whole world of people. Starting NCOWS shooting with Trapdoors, SAA's and BP. Then finding interest in GAF among that group. Another journey of discovery began.
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My house, which was built in the 1920's, did not have window weights, also.

Slim

Slim, I believe the windows in this tombstone home were fabricated on site by carpenters with hand tools... The problem with these windows not have window weights that I am encountering is that over the years people living there put screws , nails, tension clips and other modifications in the window frames to jimmy rig a way to keep them up for ventilation... currently the place only has gas heat.. no air conditioner

The windows are repairable.. just tedious to have to wood epoxy all the structural issues in them .. re glazing is also “fun” :D
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Jerry, I understand, the key word being "common"! Putting together a simple outfit for the man with this Mk 3 Enfield consisting of a uniform, ammo belt, softcap/hat, easy task. If he wants, for our local matches he doesn't need it. He could choose between, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, those are the easy ones. Not wanting to start a war, lol.....do enjoy a spirited give and go! For me, the appeal was putting together the outfits with the shooting being a bonus..
Sorry If I sounded like I was starting a war, but we had a former member who was very upset that we would include other nations and I wanted to be completely clear that include and honor other nations, including (but not limited to) our former enemies and allies.

Not wanting to start a war, lol.....do enjoy a spirited give and go! For me, the appeal was putting together the outfits with the shooting being a bonus..
+1 except that the uniforms were the bonus for me. Although; I guess if I'm honest, I guess I'm something of a clothes horse.  I can do impressions for all the periods from the Civil War up through and including Viet Nam with arms and uniforms.
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My house, which was built in the 1920's, did not have window weights, also.

Slim
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Here is my 2 cents

I have a few real Colt saa’s Made in the 1870’s and 1880’s.. I have more Italian Colt saa replicas.. I really like the ASM Hartford model which unfortunately is no longer being made....I also have a few Ubertis and IMO these are superior to pietta because of Ubertis attention to detail and authenticity... my collecting interest is limited to only black powder framed Colt saa’s and the same in the Italian clones.
My choice of an Italian Colt clone would be ASM Hartford model, Uberti, pietta in that order.

My specific favorite shooter Italian replicas are : ASM US cavalry model , Uberti pinched frame early Colt saa replica with German silver (brass) front sight and a older made in 1990’s Uberti cimarron with a 4-3/4” barrel that I conceal carry... some vintage cimarron Ubertis are better than others.. for example the old cimarron I have has a heavy beveled black powder style cylinder and has the deeper cast hammer checkering va. The newest cimarron hammer checkering which appears to be laser cut which I don’t care for at all... looks cheap IMO.. Cimarron does do a very good job with other details like simulation italic barrel markings, authentic caliber markings on trigger guard and serial numbers on all parts emulating the real Colts

I feel a sense of responsibility owning the Colts ... the responsibility is that it survived in very good condition for over 130 years and I would be really upset if I were the one to damage the pistol by having it fall out of a holster or somehow damage it by carrying it in the field or blow it up by firing it with a hot smokeless round . I don’t have this sense of responsibility with the Italian replicas... I don’t really care if I drop it in the dirt, carry it in the Desert, or if it were to fall out of my holster and land on a rock and be dented or dinged.

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STORM / Re: Open Top Problem
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Today at 10:32:21 AM »
The idea is to get it set up so the wedge secures the arbor against the bottom of the arbor hole in the barrel rather than just jamming the barrel against the frame or cylinder. If the wedge forces the barrel against the frame, the tighter it gets, the more it flexes the arbor allowing the barrel to get too close or against the cylinder face. That inconsistent installation also affects your point of aim. The split washer is a good fix but you have to be careful when you take the barrel off to not loose it. Another solution is to silver solder a washer or spacer of the correct thickness to the end of the arbor. Then you may have to adjust the width of the wedge if the spacer is fairly thick. That will be a fix that won't get lost when you take the barrel off. Pettifogger explains how to get the spacing correct here. Another consideration is that the end of the arbor is flat and the bottom of the arbor hole in the barrel is not, so once this is done you won't ever have to address it again. Dropping a washer down the hole can give different results each time you assemble it if the washer is smaller than the diameter of the hole.

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NO!
The GAF honors ALL nations militaries, even through the EEM.We chose the 1916 cut off date because the research we were using at the time indicated helmets and gas masks weren't in COMMON use yet. NOT because we didn't want to include other nations.


Jerry, I understand, the key word being "common"! Putting together a simple outfit for the man with this Mk 3 Enfield consisting of a uniform, ammo belt, softcap/hat, easy task. If he wants, for our local matches he doesn't need it. He could choose between, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, those are the easy ones. Not wanting to start a war, lol.....do enjoy a spirited give and go! For me, the appeal was putting together the outfits with the shooting being a bonus..
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