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Gunsmithing / Re: Increasing the life of Italian revolver hand springs
« Last post by Kent Shootwell on October 16, 2021, 06:40:59 PM »
I heartily agree with the Professor! Heat treatment of steel is a science and to get predictable results one must know what steel is being used. Although I’ve made a fair number of springs to include flat, V and coil types I haven’t broken very many. Being both lazy and poorly educated I generally use steel meant for springs and try to hit the numbers of time and temperature. What the old timers did with limited equipment was threw pasted on knowledge and trial and error. Impressive but not an easy learning curve.
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STORM / Re: JOIN STORM HERE!
« Last post by Abilene on October 16, 2021, 06:39:15 PM »
Did you happen to buy it from High Country Drifter?  I know he had a pair of the '61 Richards for sale recently on another site.
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STORM / Re: JOIN STORM HERE!
« Last post by Sage613 on October 16, 2021, 06:37:21 PM »
thank you sir   
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STORM / Re: JOIN STORM HERE!
« Last post by Abilene on October 16, 2021, 06:35:34 PM »
Just bought a Navy Arms 1860 Richards Conversion in 38sp
Would love to be a member

Actually that would be an 1861 conversion.  Their 1860 would look the same but be in 44 Colt.
 Welcome aboard!  I'm sure Major 2 will be along shortly with your STORM number.
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STORM / Re: JOIN STORM HERE!
« Last post by Sage613 on October 16, 2021, 06:26:12 PM »
Just bought a Navy Arms 1860 Richards Conversion in 38sp
Would love to be a member
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The Winchester Model 1876 / 1 of 100 Video
« Last post by Coal Creek Griff on October 16, 2021, 05:24:17 PM »
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Gunsmithing / Re: Increasing the life of Italian revolver hand springs
« Last post by Professor Marvel on October 16, 2021, 03:19:46 PM »
This is a simple method used by quite a few folks, but the problem arises that the tempering temperature and length of time held there, will vary depending on type of oil used and amount of oil used.
A LOT of muzzleloader Smith's use this method with good results!

However,
If one uses "too little" oil, the temperature is too low for the steel when the oil starts to burn.
"Too much" and the part might heat too hot.
"wrong oil" and we'll, your temperature is off.... It depends on the flashpoint temp of that oil....
If you wait until the oil burn off, that changes things

And of course "it depends" ™ on the steel used.

When making springs , consistency is important!
One of the more constant ways for tempering is to use the lead pot. And since we all cast lead bullets (don't we?) Everyone "should" have a lead pot and a lead thermometer....

Soaking the the springs in the molten lead is very consistent, if one knows the melting point of their alloy, and uses the thermometer to keep the temp there....

Of course, this is from the guy who keeps breaking springs, so, take it that into account....

Yhs
Prof spring breaker
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BROW / Re: Picked up a new Betsy
« Last post by Drydock on October 16, 2021, 02:52:26 PM »
Yeah, the originals were regulated for the carbine load, I'll stick with that. 
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BROW / Re: .50-70 range time
« Last post by Drydock on October 16, 2021, 02:26:50 PM »
Grand time at the KVC Buffalo shoot.  30 shots on 30 steel buffalo knock downs at various unknown ranges.  Know your loads and sights and be good at range guesstimating. They weigh 60 lbs or so, stuck with the 630s.  30 hits, 29 "kills". (One took 2 shots). Good folks, good food, great time.
 
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CAS City Classifieds / Re: FOR SALE Custom made Saddle Bags
« Last post by Two Bit Charlie on October 16, 2021, 01:32:33 PM »
I'l take them Johnny. I always admired them when we shot together. Since you're hanging up your spurs, I would be privileged to carry on with those saddlebags.

I'll drop the check off today.

Reed "Two-Bit Charlie" Van Ness
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