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The Barracks / Re: 50-70 dies
« Last post by ira scott on Today at 05:14:28 PM »
Maybe there will be more time available for you next year, when you get that four letter word, (WORK) out of your life!

B.N. Scotty
Colt Firearms / Re: Looking For: Bullseye Ejector Rod Head
« Last post by Niederlander on Today at 05:08:42 PM »
Yep.  I think the Uberti one will be JUST fine!

The firing pin tip looks ok, but the chamber edge has taken a beating from it.
The Longbranch / Re: "Barking Squirrels"
« Last post by Mogorilla on Today at 01:54:28 PM »
I will have to expand on my hearing of this type of hunting.   Being from a rural community, I had heard of it (just not called barking).   When I got to high school, I went right to Biology.   Our Bio and Zoo teacher had scars on his right forearm that were numerous and long.  I am a science geek, so it did not take long before I was doing extra work, got to know him and spent a lot of time in that room.  I finally got the nerve to ask him what the heck happened to his arm.
Story starts with him hunting squirrels with a friend when they were 16.  He shot right in front of the squirrel, it fell to the ground dead, or so he thought.   He walked over, picked it up and proceeded to place it in the pocket at the back of his hunting vest.   As he neared the pocket, the not dead squirrel used its back feet to shred his arm in an effort to get away.   He began to bleed profusely and called out to his friend.   he had passed out when his friend found him, applied a tournequet and drove him to the hospital.   It took over 200 stitches (which beats my single record of 108 by a long shot) and he was given 3 pints of blood.    He laughed and said he was almost the first person in Illinois to be killed by a squirrel. 
I asked him if he still hunted them, and he said yes, but he shoots them in the head now.
Blair - you may be right.  I'll take a close look at the firing pin and chamber tonight.

I plan to reload at least two more of the cartridges you sent, for a total of at least three to shoot.  That will give me a better average velocity and maybe a group too  :)  I have to admit to being distracted recently loading .41 rimfire short for my derringers and .25 Stevens for a little #4 rolling block I picked up.  Too many projects, not enough time!

Frontier Iron / Re: Shooting a .41 rimfire Remington double derringer
« Last post by ndnchf on Today at 01:11:42 PM »

Love all the stuff you do.  Thank you for posting your adventures and keep them coming.


Thanks Dave. I appreciate the kind words.
1860 Henry / Re: Lots of Henries in the movies.
« Last post by Johnson Barr on Today at 01:09:51 PM »
Also seems to be a great number of '92's masquerading as Henry's; sans fore end wood with brass looking receivers. Take a close look at Pea Eyes rifle in 'Streets of Laredo'.  Most screen shots go out of the way to hide the loading gate, but the separate mag tube dove tailed at the muzzle end are a dead give away. 
SCORRS / Re: "New" ASM 1863 pocket
« Last post by Johnson Barr on Today at 01:02:04 PM »
That just might do the trick. After drifting mine out from the left side (barrel forward) I found that the pin has a slight taper; 0.077" on the right side down to 0.075" on the left side. Shouldn't be too difficult to manipulate a 5/64" roll pin to fit. Haven't met a cap gun yet that didn't need to be diddled with some how.

 Just wanted to let you know that both Kevin and I are on the lookout for more rimfire Spencer ammo for you to try out with your reloading and test shooting.
 I was looking at your photos (post # 36?) of the rim fire indentation on your '71 Springfield/Spencer trial shot. I am still thinking, from what I can see in the photo, that there maybe something not quite right with your rim fire firing pin in your '71. It almost looks like the firing pin is not being crushed quite enough against the other side enough to set off the primer compound?
 This could be because the gun was "dry fired" a lot. One of two things could have happened.
#1. damaging the face of the firing pin.
#2. causing damage to the "detent" set up in the breach end of the barrel.
This repeated hammering/peening may also deepen the detent, usually pushing some of that displaced metal inward to the chamber. I have seen this in many original Spencer's. (Your photo shows slight shine on the body of the cartridge case just below that rim fire dent. This might be from that peening, that has been lightly removed with fine curved files called "riflers"?)
 You might try finding a good TIG welder that can add a bit of metal to the face of you firing pin. You have lost nothing by giving it a try. Just a suggestion on my part.
 My best,
The Barracks / Re: 50-70 dies
« Last post by Good Troy on Today at 12:48:13 PM »
Many Horses is softening up on the issue....I got a "maybe" I'll let you from her this weekend.
But, Jerry has a good point....there is only so much time available.
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