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Can you?  Yes.  Should you?  No.  Magazine detonations, while not commonplace, can and do happen.  Round nose ammo has been the cause of some of them.  Nose hits primer of round ahead of it.  It's not usually the recoil with these guns, it is more likely from the column of ammo slamming into each other from the recoil spring every time the rifle is levered.
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Federal American Eagle 38 Special Ammo Round Nose
« Last post by Pdxpiper on August 10, 2022, 10:00:56 PM »
Hello!

Just bought a Winchester 38/357 and I wanted to know if I can use Federal American Eagle 38 Special Ammo 158 Grain Lead Round Nose?
I read to use flat nose.

Thank you.
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 Dave, I've been enjoying his videos.
 I bet he'd be a good guy to have as a friend.
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STORM / Re: New Faux Ivory grips
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on August 10, 2022, 05:30:33 PM »
When I dyed walnut grips with dye, there were some darker areas I lightened with 0000 steel wool. I don't think dye penetrates very deep into walnut. You might be able to lighten the brown that way.
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Frontier Iron / Re: This Is So Wrong!!
« Last post by Jake MacReedy on August 10, 2022, 05:15:29 PM »

Well, now....isn't THAT interesting!!!!!!! :o
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: No Trail Boss what's close?
« Last post by Froogal on August 10, 2022, 03:17:09 PM »
I did some research a couple of days ago, and it looked like CLAYS was the next best thing to TrailBoss, but guess what? There is no Clays to be found anywhere.
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The Longbranch / Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Last post by Froogal on August 10, 2022, 03:12:09 PM »
Like many of you I had cap guns that used the caps that came in a roll. You would shoot several times and tear off that part of the roll that had the expended caps and continue shooting.

My only BB gun was a hand-me-down Daisy that had no front sight. I could see the BB when it was shot so I learned to judge the distance to my target by watching the arch of the BB. The same principal used when shooting a basketball. I became very proficient with that BB gun and could shoot it as well as my friends could theirs with sights.

As far as war games was concerned I did not have any of the weapons other than an old WWII bayonet, but I did have a steel US infantryman helmet that made your neck sore if you wore it for very long, a belt that held a canteen, a canteen, and a backpack.

I also had the cap guns that used the roll caps. I remember one time squeezing the trigger as fast as I could, and used up an entire roll of caps without stopping. I learned that a cowboy should NOT touch the hammer after doing such a thing. OUCH!!!
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I purchased this four volume book set to research serial numbers when I collected Civil War firearms and Trapdoor rifles.  These four volumes sets are long out of print and are sold singly and complete sets are impossible to find. They will help in researching the serial number of your firearm to see if it is one of those listed. The entries also provide information as to which arms were issued, to which units and at what period of history. They list a wide range of firearm manufacturers serial numbers, not all have been recorded because of the immense amounts of firearms produced. Volume 1 is a first edition, never researched, excellent condition, Volume 2, same condition, Volume 3 cover has a fold crease in it and volume 4 cover shows some wear. but that is it. Otherwise they are in very good condition not missing any pages, and the bindings are still strong and intact.
Price is $650 includes shipping. USPS money order, certified bank check or PayPal
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The Longbranch / Re: Something a little different or Gun-a-holic Part II
« Last post by Abilene on August 10, 2022, 01:52:31 PM »
I had the Mattel Fanner 50, with "shootin' shells" that shot out the plastic bullet.  Mine had the stag grips.  And of course, we had lots of the others, the cavalry carbine, the belt buckle derringer, etc.
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Tall Tales / Re: Hot August Nights with Coffee & Tea.
« Last post by Delmonico on August 10, 2022, 12:36:59 PM »
I'm here, had to get up and get blood draw, went to Wally and got the things I needed from there, found a  pair of old man black tennis shoes with Velcro for about $20, can't see paying more for them, it's not like I'm going to run the Boston Marathon in them or even run.  Made it this far today, with out pain and muscle relaxers, just this far, Got to go to Costco later but need a fill up on my antibiotics bag at 3:45. 

Wife was hungry and we stopped down town to Ala Babba and got those Greek Gyro things, I waited in the car and the guy knows us and asked how I was.  Rita stopped there last hospital visit and he asked why just one, she told him so today he asked about me.  Don't go there more than 5-6 times a year but he asks if it's the usual.
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