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USFA CSS / Stainless rodeo?
« Last post by Marshall Matt Dillon on Yesterday at 09:13:53 PM »
Is there such a thing as a stainless rodeo?
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STORM / Re: Italian date stamps Year of Manufacture
« Last post by Drydock on Yesterday at 08:25:18 PM »
This appears to have changed in 2021.  The mark is now simply the last two numbers of the year in a box.
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NCOWS / Re: NCOWS National Match 2021
« Last post by Yuma Kid on Yesterday at 08:15:01 PM »
The 2021 National Match website has long-range information.  You can find a link on the NCOWS website.
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The American Plainsmen Society / Re: Jonathan Davis: amazing battle!
« Last post by Tsalagidave on Yesterday at 07:23:31 PM »
I have seen that print of the older warrior.   It always reminds me of Wanderer, an old Anglo Saxon poem.   Tolkien used lots of pieces of it in Lord of the Rings, a line stands out that I understand the older I get.  "A man cannot become wise before he has a portion of winters in the kingdom of the world."

Was just going over my copies of the Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity. Lewis is one of my favorites.

I was planning on an intro section on knife fighting in my Guidebook on Lawmen and Desperadoes. I was basing it on the few known texts that actually covered the topic of properly using a knife in the American West.

-Dave
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The Darksider's Den / Re: Anybody make reloadable .46 rimfire cases?
« Last post by ndnchf on Yesterday at 06:32:22 PM »
I decided to go a different route on the bullets. I really don't want to stress this old boy and prefer a lighter bullet than the 295gr bullets above. Looking through my bullet stash I found some 255gr, .453" diameter. 45 Colt bullets. Since they were a little undersized, I swaged them to .457". Then cut a heel on them in the lathe. I think these will be better for the first test firing.
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The Winchester Model 1886 / Re: Why the 1886?
« Last post by greyhawk on Yesterday at 06:00:45 PM »
:)  None Of The Above   ;)

Yep.  None of the above.  You all miss the actual reason for the 1886.

It's because 1885 didn't sound right and 1887 was already taken.  :D  Likewise, 1889 just didn't have a "ring" to it.  Therefore, the 1886.  Ripley's

Stay Safe Out There

Coffin - yre asleep at the wheel mate - 1885 wuz already took too  ;D

hey I saw the coolest 1885 - was on the last few days visiting friends in the Nebraska sandhills and one of the locals invited me around to see his collection (just a knockabout bloke that liked guns not a money man at all) had two tables of stuff laid out for me to look at maybe 15 old guns and other table of new stuff AR's n such

Had a rattly old colt SA with 7 notches filed (long time ago) in the ejector housing/tube - he'd dug it up out there someplace in the hills - my attention went straight to the 1885 SS - Granmaws rifle she bought it to bring out when they settled here from the east - whats calibre ? he says 32/20 - I looked again - hole in the end is right size - I sez no mate thats a 32/40 can we look? - this rifle was a full schutzen option - tang sight, hooked brass buttplate, palm rest, the works -we looked - sure nuff - 32/40 ------------Granmaw had shot dinner more than a few times with it and maybe she got it cheap of some dude back home - ole mate had left it alone but looked after it - bore was good for an old gun - never saw another like it (original 85's were pretty rare downunder)
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STORM / New Dragoon
« Last post by Drydock on Yesterday at 05:49:31 PM »
Back ordered a 2nd Model Dragoon from Midway back in March using my Birthday Discount.  Showed up this week.  New production, very nice, one of the best out of the box actions I've felt on a Uberti Percussion revolver.  Loads and shoots my paper cartridges quite nicely.  Good companion to my squareback 1851. 

Midway now shows Walkers, Whitneyvilles, 1st and 2nd Model Dragoons in stock if you're looking for Big Iron.

Guess Val Trompia is back up and running.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Trouble
« Last post by greyhawk on Yesterday at 05:30:14 PM »
Its Jamison 50/95 virgin brass. Can't tell you the rest right now, at work.

more'n likely made correct original size - if so my theory is no help (like a lot of theories eh?  :)

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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: 1876 Winchester Project Rifle
« Last post by greyhawk on Yesterday at 05:27:13 PM »
So is this project complete? Sending to Turnbull for CCH and reblue? Or stuffed in a scabbord for calf branding season?

I vote for stuffed in a scabbard for calf branding season  :)
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Marlin Lever Action Rifles / Re: magazine tube replacement
« Last post by greyhawk on Yesterday at 05:01:37 PM »
Dont know what Marlin did but we used to use a piece of old electrical conduit to replace winchester tubes (still have my dolly/thingy under the lathe that I used to expand the conduit to correct size) ----

these days a piece of 16mm chinese curtain rod from the homemaker store is exactemo fit for the mag tube rings on a winchester - takes all the 44 size rounds (winchester 30/30 group was same size tube although they a little smaller rim size) 

18mm tube from the same store is same exactemo fit for the 1876 uberti (45/75)

This stuff is thinner wall but perfect OD -- cheap --and it works.
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