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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: New miroku 1873 owner question
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on Today at 12:02:09 AM »
My receiver is CCH and the slight scratches are caused by the slight contact of the lifter moving up and down and slightly scratching the CCH on the inside of the receiver. They are not machining marks. It is really more akin to rub marks but they sort of look like scratches. They are not deep but just surface scratches or rub marks. Could be dust particles or a little grit gets between the lifter and the inside of the receiver, but they are definitely marks caused by the up and down movement of the lifter and not machining marks. They are only in an area the width of the lifter and no where else in the receiver and are not a problem.
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We are discussing PRIMER AVAILABILTY.

keep politics out of the thread or the thread will be gone.
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BROW / Re: Sad Rolling Block
« Last post by Drydock on Yesterday at 09:56:03 PM »
True.   A wise man once wrote: "History is not what it used to be."
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Tall Tales / Re: April showers and fresh coffee
« Last post by Delmonico on Yesterday at 09:17:21 PM »
My old family Dr who was the best I ever had said if the vaccination made you sick be thankful because the full blow virus might kill you.   He got my stubborn wife to start getting flu shots.  See way back in the dark ages her mother got one and it made here sick so the whole famn damily was against  flu shots. ::)
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Roscoe I would add some photos but i’m not too savvy on this stuff. I don’t know how to add photos. If someone could tell me  Thanks Jim
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SCORRS / Remington 1858 with Kirst 45ACP cylinder
« Last post by antagony on Yesterday at 08:44:32 PM »
Hey guys,

I plan on using a Remmy with Kirst 45LC cylinder, and getting another cylinder for 45ACP. I have plenty of factory 45ACP and plan on reloading more.
I have a few questions I am hoping you could help me with:
  • Can I shoot factory 45ACP?
  • Will the Kirst loading gate work for both 45LC and 45ACP cylinders?

I assume yes to both but wanted to make sure.
thanks!
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: I BROKE MY PRESS!!
« Last post by Professor Marvel on Yesterday at 08:44:14 PM »
Ah My Dear Coffin

That's what you get for messing with those dang newfangled brass suppositories....

Yhs
Prof mumbles
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BROW / Re: Sad Rolling Block
« Last post by Professor Marvel on Yesterday at 08:39:56 PM »
Since 43 Spanish isn't a cartridge you can run down to the gun shop and buy (even when gun shops had ammo) one wonders what the previous owner was thinking when he/she/it put that scope on. Curiouser and curiouser.

Dave
Re the scope...
Bad Eyes?  If it was already cutdown, as a deer carbine, the owner most likely saw no harm.

I myself am running into that issue... Anything I want to shoot past 75 yards is getting a scope put on it, but in a manner that is not irredeemable. Ascetics and originality be damned, if I can't put the roundinto a teacup with my eyes at 175 yards it becomes a museum piece.

I see a progression in these old rifles.
Milsurp "fill in the blank" gets offered via Bannerman, hardware store or mail-order at $1.59 a pop.
Makes a great first deer rifle for the kid! Ah, but it is too long and too heavy, so we cut down the stock
And the barrel... Makes a satisfactory cheap deer carbine.

That crappy looking but good enough carbine gets passed around the family, may end up as a wagon gun or loaner, pretty soon gets shoved in the closet, if not tossed out. After all more modern stuff , betterer stuff is available by now, ( 1920?  1930? 1950? )

Eventually it comes out of the closet or attic. A more mature sort with the funds available might try to rebarrell, restock, or restore it... A more frugal fellow with less disposable cash just wants to make
G-grandpa's  "deer gun" shoot again and take another deer!  Or, turn it into the cheap first rifle for the latest sprout.... Again ... But with a scope for easy sighting....

Not everybody has $200 to drop on juniors first deer rifle, especially if he/she might not carry on the hunting tradition for whatever reason...  Have you seen the price of a new water heater lately? I shudder...

Better to have it shooting than to turn into a wall decoration.

Yhs
Prof marvbles
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Tall Tales / Re: April showers and fresh coffee
« Last post by Professor Marvel on Yesterday at 08:24:08 PM »
Morning all.

Weather is currently 35 and windy.

I got my covid shot yesterday. This one was a little worse than the last one. Ended up with a pretty good fever, some muscle cramping, and headache.  Basically this morning I feel hungover without having touched a drink.

—TK

My Good TK
I got similar symptoms , but mild , to my first Moderna shot.
Mrs Marvel, ( a retired Dr who knows stuff )  indicates that this is the body's reaction when you have no built in immunity to the bug in the first place. The immune system sees the vaccine ( a fake of the bug)
And kicks in to makes what is req'd . We feel the "milder" symptoms because of the immune defense mechanisms.  Essentially , the symptoms we get "from a bug" are actually reactions to our own the body's
Defense mechanism. Once the bug is killed off, the defense mechanism stands down and we no longer react.

 She says the "ideal bug" neithers kills the patient nor triggers an immune defense. It would seem this is why some folks can be non symptomatic carriers.

Like a Typhoid Mary. She carried Typhus her entire adult life, spread it via unwashed hands and saliva/nasal droplets/spray and killed off scores of other people but never suffered a single symptom.

Ain't Science amazing?

Yhs
Prof mumbles
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The American Plainsmen Society / Re: Jonathan Davis: amazing battle!
« Last post by Niederlander on Yesterday at 08:06:43 PM »
VERY nice!
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