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The Darksider's Den / Re: Brass wet tumbling additive?
« Last post by Oregon Bill on May 27, 2023, 02:00:02 PM »
Preaching to the crowd: A squirt of Dawn, a pinch of Lemshine and a capful of Armorall car wash into the pins and onto the Thumler. No eye of newt required.
The Darksider's Den / Re: HELLO OUT THERE
« Last post by Oregon Bill on May 27, 2023, 01:33:53 PM »
I can't help ya. We've had a buncha rain and I was out on my knees looking for the hammer-headed land planarians that are alleged to exist in these parts o' Texas. Couldn't get back up.
CAS City Classifieds / Uberti Model 1873 Deluxe Sporting Rifle, .44WCF
« Last post by Oregon Bill on May 27, 2023, 01:07:54 PM »
The Model 1873 is the Deluxe Sporting Rifle configuration, with 24 ¼-inch barrel, nicely casehardened and blued, as new with fewer than 100 rounds through it. A Marbles tang peep sight has been fitted. The capacity is 13 rounds. $1100 plus $50 shipped to your FFL. If you don’t want the Marbles sight, $1000 plus $50 shipping.
If you plan to load for it, let’s talk about RCBS dies, Starline brass and bullet molds. 

The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: 44 Colt/Russian
« Last post by Drydock on May 27, 2023, 12:48:19 PM »
Historically this is true. But current production by Uberti all use .429 barrels and chamber throats.
STORM / Re: EMF Pietta Dance. C'mon EMF
« Last post by Cap'n Redneck on May 27, 2023, 12:19:45 PM »
Y'all seem to be forgetting there's a cartridge inbetween the .45 Colt and the .45 ACP/.455 Webley/.45 Cowboy Special: namely the .45 S&W Schofield.

I'd shorten a .45 Colt/.45 Schofield conversion cylinder and load it with .45 Schofield cartridges. 
That way I could still use the percussion cylinder if need be.

The timing & lock-up problems is entirely another rabbithole...
STORM / Re: EMF Pietta Dance. C'mon EMF
« Last post by Coffinmaker on May 27, 2023, 11:56:54 AM »

 :) Hey Rube & ALL  ;)

So I trot'd my sorry butt down to the shop.  Working on a project anyway.  Pull'd out one of my Dance & Bros. by Pietta, and one of my 1851 .44 Conversions (Yea, I know, Never Never), using the Kirst Konverter.

Yes.  the Kirst Konverter for .45 will fit the Dance frame, just barely.  Stuck the Barrel assembly from the '51 conversion on and fit was fine as well, with the Kirst.  However, the cylinder would NOT lock up.  The Pietta bolt would have to be altered to come up farther thru the frame window to reach the Kirst cylinder, which would also require alteration of the Hand, or reset side of the Bolt to get the bolt to "lock-Up."  If you have "other" Pietta .44 Cap Guns, one can simply swap for an OEM Pietta barrel assembly.  If you don't have a barrel assembly laying around, you will have to alter the breach end of the Dance barrel, making it a "one-way" conversion.

An additional note.  I know I keep harping on this, but . . . PAY ATTENTION.  When using a Kirst Konverter, the second you cut the cartridge channel in the Recoil Shield, you have MANUFACTURED A FIREARM.  That frame will FOREVER be a Firearm, no if, ands, or butts.  You CANNOT transfer it in any way without going thru an FFL for registration and paying for the Tax Stamp.  If you try and transfer it without that step, you have Manufactured a Firearm without a license.  BATFE does not have a sense of humor and do not take prisoners. DO NOT POKE that Bear.  Oh, It's yours forever without the Stamp.  Should you expire, your survivors have no choice but to have that frame DESTROYED!!  There is NO GETAROUND.

Yes Auntie June, People are Still Hazardous to Yer Health

Liked the mule and music at the end of that one too.  (smile)

The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: 44 Colt/Russian
« Last post by RoyceP on May 27, 2023, 11:13:30 AM »
Is there no company making 44 Colt/Russian ammo? Can't see to find any. Anyone in my area of Independence  MO that does reloading?

44 Russian and 44 Colt ammo are quite different and require different equipment. Heel type bullets require a heeled bullet crimp die like this:

Also 44 Colt heel bullets are totally different. Cases for 44 Colt are also unique.
CAS City Classifieds / Re: 1861 Navy Conversion
« Last post by CraigC on May 27, 2023, 10:59:04 AM »
:) Hey Pappy and ALL  :)

Just to throw a little cold water.  A percussion revolver, converted to Suppositories, with a Kirst Konverter,  CANNOT be transferred, traded, give, or sold without going thru a bunch of BATFE hoops, registering, paying a bunch of taxes.

An individual can certainly convert their own Percussion revolver to Suppository for their own personal use.  However, it is considered to be manufacturing a FIREARM.  Any attempt to transfer the gun is having manufactured a firearm WITHOUT a License.  Once the loading channel is cut into the frame, it is a FIREARM forever.  So one must remember, The BATFE does NOT take prisoners.  DO NOT poke that Bear.

People are still Hazardous to Yer Health
Huh??? Not to be argumentative but I don't think any of that is true. You can sell one you converted, as a conversion, as long as it's transferred as a modern firearm. You just can't do it for a living.

The loading channel does not make it a firearm either. As long as the conversion to cartridges is not permanent, it's not a firearm. The Kirst gated conversion is not permanent.
The Cutting Edge / Re: 19th Century Knife Sheaths
« Last post by CraigC on May 27, 2023, 10:48:36 AM »
I know what kind I like, rawhide!

Or one that somebody else beaded. ;)

Found this knife at the flea market. All it needed was some stain, tung oil and a rawhide wrap.

This one I made from a new Green River blade and a deer leg bone.

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