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CAS City Classifieds / Franklin Mint General Custer replica revolver
« Last post by Cheyenne Logan on August 06, 2022, 05:18:28 PM »
This is a non firing replica of General Custer's 1861 Navy revolver, comes with a display board.....wood display has a couple of scratches....asking 150.00 shipped. Will try to post pictures in the next couple of days.
The Darksider's Den / Re: 30 / 30 like 6.5 Carcano? BP in Carcano
« Last post by Professor Marvel on August 06, 2022, 05:02:01 PM »
Sir Charles is spot on.

Undersized "standard" bullets in the 6.5 Carcano led to its reputation for very poor accuracy.

I make small game rounds  for my hunting rifles. I use smokeless, and I use cast bullets, but not lubed normally.

Years ago a new gunwriter, named Venturino, wrote an article about using TEFLON gasfitters tape wrapped around the bullet. The Teflon proved excellent lubrication, and solved a problem that NRA researchers had long identified, that copper jacketed fouling did  NOT play well with fouling from the ALOX based lube used with most cast bullets. This required thorough barrel cleaning when switching from  cast to jacketed rounds. OK for midrange target use, but impractical when small game offered tasty camp meat. The DIY plumbers tape found in hardware store is a bit flimsy. Talk to a gas fitting professional for a source.

Thick Yellow gaspipe teflon tape works a treat for wrapping a lead bullet to size.
Various long distance shooters (and paper patchers)  tried teflon back in the day and have disgarded it,
but for practical purposes it is great and easiers to get good results than with paper patching.

The next thing for small game rounds is find a medium pistol/shotgun powder in the speed range from Greendot to HERCO. Universal is a good choice.  For .30-30. I use 7 to 9 grains while for .308 to 7 x 57, I go up to about 11 grains. While fillers are controversial, I use a quarter sheet of toilet paper or a pinch of soft toy stuffing to hold the powder against the primer.

Unique powder ( as well as Universal) is excellent for this also. the "magic" load for ~ 30 ish cal rifles is ~ 7 to 10 grains.
TP is good, poly toy or pillow stuffing also.
Some folks make a point of elevating the muzzle and giving the stock a tap between shots with reduced loads.

Another advantage is these loads are rather quiet.

P.S. I am not recommending black powder in bottle neck cases. Even in the day, necked cases using BP were problematic.

prf marbles
Books & Movies / Re: Movies that You Would LIKE to See Remade
« Last post by Mogorilla on August 06, 2022, 04:39:46 PM »
Shane was, it was essentially remade as Pale Rider.    I would like to see Rio Bravo and Rio Lobo remade in a more historical accurate way.   
USFA CSS / Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on August 06, 2022, 04:27:13 PM »
Gun K1n6,

I think the only person who might know would be Gary Granger. He is on this site as GaryG and I thought he might have chimed in by now. You might try to private message him if he doesn't chime in on this post.
USFA CSS / Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Last post by Gun K1n6 on August 06, 2022, 02:27:30 PM »
So I’m pitching this question again.
Does anyone have any information on a factory 6 digit serial number (200012) on a Bisley model?

Wondering if it was a custom SN at the customers request or factory issued.
I have never seen six digits before.

Thanks fellas…..
Tall Tales / Re: Hot August Nights with Coffee & Tea.
« Last post by Major E A Sterner on August 06, 2022, 12:28:33 PM »
98 degrees with 49% humidity here, no breeze, too hot to go outside for more than 5 minutes.Y.'all stay cool
Books & Movies / Re: Movies that You Would LIKE to See Remade
« Last post by River City John on August 06, 2022, 11:56:33 AM »
I would really like to see "Shane" remade.
Frontier Iron / Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Last post by CraigC on August 06, 2022, 11:53:44 AM »
Looking for an 8" barrel in any caliber.  Have been on the list for an 8" .44 since December, 2019.
Only see one 8" on Gunbroker. Now it's all 5" .44's.
Gunsmithing / Re: Barrel liner?
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on August 06, 2022, 11:52:17 AM »
That is one awesome Trapdoor.
Tall Tales / Re: Hot August Nights with Coffee & Tea.
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on August 06, 2022, 11:43:09 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

Sounds like a great event, Major 2.

Slept in. Changed the oil in the Avalanche.

'Tis 83, humid and overcast. High of 90. Heat indices to 102.

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