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Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: Old West YouTube Channel---Arizona Ghostriders
« Last post by santee on October 16, 2021, 07:20:03 AM »
With help from his friend, Josh Willis

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Gunsmithing / Re: Increasing the life of Italian revolver hand springs
« Last post by Black River Smith on October 15, 2021, 10:33:16 AM »
That deserves a big DIY Thank you.   Good knowledge to pass on.

Will give that a try on the next new spring, I have to replace.
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Gunsmithing / Increasing the life of Italian revolver hand springs
« Last post by GeezerD on October 15, 2021, 10:11:19 AM »
Most shooters of Italian made cowboy revolvers have experienced spring failure. Usually it is the hand spring or the trigger/bolt spring.

The reason that most springs break is they are too brittle. A spring must be hardened and then drawn back or tempered.  In order for a spring to be properly tempered it must be held at the proper temperature for a long enough time to attain spring temper.

An old blacksmith told me an easy way to do this is to - put the spring in a metal bowl and then add just enough motor oil to cover the spring and set the oil on fire then allow it to burn itself out. The oil burns at a temperature { 650F -700F as I remember } for long enough to properly temper a spring.

I have been doing this for years with any Italian replacement spring I buy and have not had a problem since.
                                                                                                 GeezerD
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Lee 230gr RN in 45 ACP problem..
« Last post by McCrower on October 15, 2021, 12:53:27 AM »
Thank  for the replies so far. I use 4.7grains of VV320 and a slightly lighter spring than standard on the Ruger SR1911.
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CAS Matches & Events / Bad news from the Lincoln Area Regulators
« Last post by Mustang Gregg on October 14, 2021, 10:21:26 PM »
We closed our outfit this week, after shooting near Bennet, NE for four years.  :(
I'm sorry to have to put out bad news, but we need to let SASS folks know.
It's been a fun ride, but the last call has come and gone now.

Thank you to all of the Pards and Gals who have shot, helped, sweated, froze, and laughed with us!
 

There is good news too... 
A local range near Firth has offered to start up a new SASS outfit (only 20 miles from where we were shooting).

And there are still 3 other SASS clubs in NE.
1  Eastern NE Gun Club, Louisville.  POC:  Crooked Creek
2  Platte Valley Gunslingers, Alda.  POC:  Stirrup Trouble
3  Columbus Rifle Club, Columbus.  POC:  Tom Two Dogs

Contact Mustang Gregg for further information.

 
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Lee 230gr RN in 45 ACP problem..
« Last post by wildman1 on October 14, 2021, 07:33:00 PM »
When your springs are properly tuned the empties should LAND 3'-9' from you when ejected. Sounds as if you need more powder or slightly lighter spring. Mags are also important, but they will usually give you a double feed towards the end of the mag if the lip spread is to much or they don't have the proper spring tension.
wM1
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Lee 230gr RN in 45 ACP problem..
« Last post by Drydock on October 14, 2021, 06:24:10 PM »
Was going to say, little more powder, little stiffer wrist.  Ed will steer ya right.
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Lee 230gr RN in 45 ACP problem..
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on October 14, 2021, 03:53:29 PM »
Stovepipe is just what it sounds like, the open end of the mty brass is sticking straight up trapped by the slide. Just rake the case rearward with the heel of your off hand to remove. The next round is usually in or partly in the chamber. Weak loads or not locking your wrist can cause it. What is your powder and load? I’m currently running 3.5-4.0 gr of Bullseye with a 200 gr rnfp or semi wad cutter long nose bullet. Had been using Clays or Clay Dot.
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Lee 230gr RN in 45 ACP problem..
« Last post by McCrower on October 14, 2021, 02:25:49 PM »
I think stovepipe is what I am talking about  ;D
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Lee 230gr RN in 45 ACP problem..
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on October 14, 2021, 12:58:32 PM »
What are you calling ‘stuck’? Stovepipe, actually stuck in the chamber, flipped backwards in the action? My first wag is your extractor, without the muscle of the magazine spring to help eject the case maybe?  Another thought would be the difference in recoil between a loaded and an mty pistol is messing with the extraction. The lighter the gun is the snappier the recoil. Do you shoot duelist or modern? It shoots the top 5-6 rds fine and then acts up and it’s happened with multiple mags, its a gun thing not a bullet thing. But all this is a wag. Sure someone smarter will be along shortly.
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