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Gunsmithing / Re: Newer Uberti arbor lengths.
« Last post by Niederlander on November 25, 2022, 09:34:57 PM »
I've never had any major issues with Ubertis.  Of course, the arbors are generally too short, but that's a pretty easy fix.  I've converted a couple to coil springs for the hand, and that's not too difficult, either.  One thing I DO wish they'd do is use better quality screws.  They always seem to be soft and really easily damaged.  As has been mentioned here, I now look at them as really pretty kits that will need to be fitted.  I'm sure they could do more fitting, but the price would then probably be more than I'd want to pay.
NCOWS / Re: 2023 NCOWS Convention website
« Last post by Johnny McCrae on November 25, 2022, 05:38:54 PM »
Please note that the NCOWS Convention website has been updated with information on the NCOWS 2023 Convention:
CAS City Classifieds / Re: SOLD Shotgun/rifle Knock Down Targets
« Last post by Major 2 on November 25, 2022, 04:57:03 PM »
Good to meet you,
 Glad you like the targets and thanks for buying one of the Gongs too.
Have safe trip home and enjoy the KD's  :)
The Leather Shop / Re: Wild Bunch Belt
« Last post by Johnny McCrae on November 25, 2022, 04:01:41 PM »
Beautiful! That is one top quality belt. Looks like it was factory made with great care and precision.
The Leather Shop / Wild Bunch Belt
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on November 25, 2022, 03:50:18 PM »
Years ago I made a belt for a friend of mine. It was a copy of a +-1920 work belt that was my father's. I made one for myself to use as a Wild Bunch belt to hold a 1911 holster and mag holders. He has worn his for over 30 years and won't wear any other belt. Period. He likes everything about it: the roller buckle, the double tangs and the backing piece behind the buckle. He mentioned the other day that his belt needed to be re-dyed. I told him to bring it over and I'd dye it for him. I did that the other day but it's totally worn out so I made a new one for him over the last few days. I'm giving it to him this weekend.

This one is made out of 8-9 oz bridle leather. I put copper rivets in it instead of the split end rivets the original had. Also, the original only had three rivets but I put four in it. He should be able to pick up a horse with this thing. I worked the whole belt both ways to soften it and give it a little surface texture. I may have to make another one for myself.

Tall Tales / Re: Remember Remember the 5th of November Coffee,Tea and grub.
« Last post by Major 2 on November 25, 2022, 02:01:45 PM »
BTW, working on a Remington 742 for a buddy. Derusting and cleaning.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a gunsafe dehumidifier?


Like you, I had done some work on an old Shotgun for a friend.
I my case a Stevens Model 59A Bolt Action Shotgun.

The Stock was cracked and had been repaired by a BUBBA , there was fitment issues.
The action was moving back under recoil and would jam the bolt when you tried to re-cock to feed for the next round.
Somewhere, the fellow acquired a replacement stock, that I fitted & finished for him...
Repaired the Safety slide spring and fixed the trigger pivot pin....
Stevens Model 59A's were inexpensive back in the day and aren't valuable or collectable today.
He had taken it to a Gunsmith and was told it was not worth fixing...calling it junk!
BUT to the guy it had a sentimental value, and for him something he wanted to shoot...
it wasn't junk to him.... 
So, I agreed to look at it, and I was able to repair it.... being retired I had the time and enjoyed the project.
He wanted to pay me; I said naught!... but he insisted and stuck $60 in my shirt pocket.

CAS City Classifieds / Re: WTB Spencer carbine
« Last post by Cody Bill on November 25, 2022, 12:56:10 PM »
Dixie Gun Works shows the 44/40 in stock. I think there’s also a few on GB. Been looking at them myself
The Leather Shop / Re: The replacement holster and Pietta conversion
« Last post by 1961MJS on November 25, 2022, 11:38:43 AM »
Hi, the worst "wear" I ever saw was a Browning Hi Power that was "New in Box", but the box it was in must have had 1 inch gravel in it.  It had at least one deep scratch every square inch.  The seller wanted NIB price too.
Gunsmithing / Re: Newer Uberti arbor lengths.
« Last post by Bunk on November 25, 2022, 11:33:34 AM »
In August I bought a brand new in the greasy bag Uberti (Taylor) 1851 Navy that must have been put together by an annoyed employee.
There was no date code on it only a number22 in a circle stamped on the frame.
It took a brass TOW wedge driver and a fairly  big hammer to remove the wedge after taking out the retention screw.
Using the loading lever and a bit of Swedish steam the barrel came off. It would not go back on..
Three of the nipples were tight past my good nipple wrench.
Quality control department there must be run by a poorly trained rat.
It looks great and Hoof Hearted sorted out the problems and installed a Krist Konversion to shoot either .38 Short Colt or as a cap and ball.
Shoots fine both ways but that was rediculious.
Yr' Obt' Svt'
P.S. A certain retired gun plumber warned me to steer clear of Uberti.
 Did I listen?
Should I have paid attention
You bet your boots
Tall Tales / Re: Remember Remember the 5th of November Coffee,Tea and grub.
« Last post by River City John on November 25, 2022, 10:56:33 AM »

Two children went to Appleton for Black Friday.


So how much money ya going to get for them? ;)
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