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Gunsmithing / Re: New cylinder,,teeth to long?
« Last post by Pettifogger on Yesterday at 10:40:37 AM »
If the bushing is removable remove it and try putting the cylinder in the frame.  If it goes in put an empty case in the cylinder and check the headspace.  Then put the cylinder in a lathe and turn the teeth down until the headspace is correct.  Then fit the cylinder bushing.  I had several brand new Colt cylinders that came just as you describe and had to turn the ratchet teeth down to set the headspace.  If you donot know how to set headspace let someone else fit the cylinder.  I also would not use a file if you genuinely have to remove .01 of material.  That is 100 thousands of an inch and the chances of you filing the teeth square is pretty low.
Colt Firearms / Re: When it rains it pours 1902 Philippine Colt
« Last post by Roscoe Coles on Yesterday at 09:57:16 AM »
Yeah, I have a Pavlovian response to a cool old gun at a good price.  I just can’t help myself.  The problem is that I am also an old car guy, am constantly looking to upgrade/ad to my shop tools, the wife and son want to eat and have a house to live in, and I would like to retire someday….
Welcome to the forum. 
You will want to add The Winchester Book to your reference library if you don't already have it.  It has been printed many times and can be found on Amazon.  It has a chapter on the 1876 and other chapters on options and special order features.
The best single reference on the 1876 rifle is The Winchester Model 1876 "Centennial" Rifle by Herbert Houze.   It only had one printing back in 2001 and is pricey today.   I see three on Amazon now, starting at $199. 
I looked at the letter for your rifle and it doesn't list nickel plating but that doesn't necessarily mean it wasn't done at the factory.  The surviving warehouse records don't always show all features of a rifle.  That would have been on the order form which have been lost to history.
The Barracks / Re: Division of Nebraska Muster?
« Last post by River City John on Yesterday at 09:46:30 AM »
Well done, Quick Fire and Broken Nose Scotty!
Excellent weather, great food, and very happy participants.

Congratulations to Ned Niederlander for winning the Nebraska GAF Muster trophy.
« Last post by Sage613 on Yesterday at 08:32:14 AM »
Thank you!
Colt Firearms / Re: When it rains it pours 1902 Philippine Colt
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Yesterday at 08:27:12 AM »
 :)  PLUS ONE for Major Two  ;)

As another card carrying sworn Gunoholic, I am well aware there is no cure.  And "Resistance is Futile . . . You Will Be Assimilated."   And sooner than later.

Avoid People
People are Hazardous to yer Health

PS:  Yepper.  Really nice Colt !!  ::)
The Longbranch / Re: Capt Kirk finally did it for real!
« Last post by Rye Miles on Yesterday at 08:18:55 AM »
Everyone has a price.

Now we know Shatner's.

What do either of those articles have to do with Shatner's going up in the rocket? I don't think he got paid, excuse me but am I missing something here? If I am please educate me! ::)
The Longbranch / Re: Colt unfired, should I???
« Last post by Rye Miles on Yesterday at 08:14:52 AM »
Reminds me of the exchange in "Dances With Wolves" when Dunbar gave Kicking Bird a pipe he made.

"How does it smoke?"
"I don't know, I never tried it."

Enjoy it, it's just a Colt, after all.

You're a little late, I've shot it at 3 matches already! LOL  ;D
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Yesterday at 07:36:50 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 28 and sunny. High of 63.

Colt Firearms / Re: When it rains it pours 1902 Philippine Colt
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 06:23:22 AM »
" ....I need to stop looking at things for a while. "

you can try  :) , but as a card carrying , fully involved "Gunoholic"  I know it's a futile effort , something will come along and the
cycle will repeat itself ... ;)

Nice Colt  BTW
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