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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: I really need a 1876 mag tube?
« Last post by yahoody on Yesterday at 11:31:41 PM »
gotcha, thanks.
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: I really need a 1876 mag tube?
« Last post by greyhawk on Yesterday at 11:10:35 PM »
>just goes to show its never safe to assume stuff - I eyeballed these from ten feet and thought they all same

I did as well.  I have Browning '86 tubes.  But foolishly gave away my '76 short mag tube that I could have used.  Surprised me the '86 tube wouldn't work as I am using cut down 45-70 brass.

I'll keep looking for that curtain rod.

Is the "Home maker" store an actual chain store?  I tried Lowes, no go.  Home Depot is next.

nah we have "Spotlight " downunder (woulda called it haberdashery store in the old days I think) ..sewing stuff , all kinds of cloth, curtain material, soft furnishings, crafty supplies ....  first place we go look for cloth patching material for the front loader guns.     
The Longbranch / Re: Lever rifles back in the day, rifle vs. carbine
« Last post by Galloway on Yesterday at 09:59:34 PM »
I second that! I doubt they knew or cared if they were buying a carbine, they just knew they wanted a winchester in 44.
The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: Traditional Front Sight
« Last post by 1961MJS on Yesterday at 09:55:19 PM »

I like the factory sights on my new Uberti.  A blade front with a buckhorn sight that's plain ole black with no adjustments or white diamond.  I've been busy, but I might try an Uberti front sight on the Rossi also.

Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on Yesterday at 09:51:12 PM »
Evening all.

65 degrees and windy here in great falls. Not bad weather.

Mrs TK came up to visit over the weekend, so we did some fun things around town. Saw Buffalo Jump park, which was neat. Lots of interesting history. She is now making the journey home, accompanied by our furry companion.

I turned all the Jamison brass rims down to .600 the same size as the Winchester 45-70 brass. They chamber and eject properly now. Anything larger and the rim guide would bite into the brass.

I have not pulled the bolt out of the rifle to examine it. I just haven't wanted to break the rifle down that far yet. I will some time in the future. Since trimming the rims down on the Jamison brass the rifle seems to be functioning ok now. I will go to the range again before too long and will report back then.

Thank you gentlemen for the assistance. You guys are the best!
Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Afraid to shoot it
« Last post by RRio on Yesterday at 09:31:57 PM »
Shoot it and enjoy it. Life is too short to "save" it because it "might" be worth something in the future. Enjoy it now!    :D
Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
« Last post by RRio on Yesterday at 09:28:16 PM »
It's my new favorite shooter. Hard to miss with it.  ;D
Colt Long Gun Clones / Thunderbolt Outing
« Last post by RRio on Yesterday at 09:25:47 PM »
My son and I had an outing yesterday. I wanted to put my Thunderbolt and some newer guns through their paces. First off the newer guns, which consisted of a brace of 1872 Uberti Colts which performed without flaw and my new Fred Dodge/ Wyatt Earp replica. I totally enjoyed all three of them.
Then came the Thunderbolt. I am happy to announce that after an initial bobble (no fault of the Thunderbolt) it performed flawlessly as well. I had a ball with it, and was quite impressed with it's accuracy. The only regret, I forgot to bring my camera. Oh well, next time. Then we went and had breakfast in our favorite cafe in Florence. All in all, a very good day. ;D
An original M76 Winchester I had in .45-60 required .45-70 brass to have the rims thinned somewhat. (Sorry, I don't recall how much I had to thin them.) This was done from the front of the rim. I also seem to recall having to run the brass (after shortening) all the way into my .45-70 sizer die, so I couldn't use the shell holder, but use a bench vise, and then knocked the case out with a wooden dowel.  I had a similar problem with a .33 WCF. This only has to be done once.  I don't recall having to reduce the diameter of the brass (Winchester brand, IIRC).
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