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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Burn Rates of Smokeless powders
« Last post by Bryan Austin on May 19, 2022, 02:21:31 PM »
Burn Rate is somewhat like having a V8 powered sports car that does 225mph. When the speed limit is 55mph, all powders are alike when loaded properly.
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The Leather Shop / SC Gallup, Sort Of
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on May 19, 2022, 01:57:15 PM »
I made a holster for an 8" 1860 conv. I wanted it to have the 'feel' of an RC Gallup holster on page 89 of Packing Iron but without the hammer being buried behind the upper curve. The original holster is clean and without any noteworthy decorative work. The maker's stamp and a bead along the top curve is all. The natural beauty of the leather does the rest.



It also needed to be a 30 degree cross draw holster, which is much better than trying to pull that long iron into your arm pit to draw it out of a strong side holster. To do that I just widened my pattern for a Slim Jim belt loop and angled the top back towards the center of the holster. Then I stitched and riveted it on at the proper angle.



To get the color I diluted a mixture of what-all colors I had on hand with about 4 parts alcohol.
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The Leather Shop / Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
« Last post by Rube Burrows on May 19, 2022, 12:48:21 PM »
:)  Echo, Echo, Echo   8)

I can only echo what all the other guys have said.  I'm not a leather crafter but I can certainly appreciate the work of "others."

Those represent some darn fine Leather Work your betcha!!

Hide!!!!  People are Hazardous to Yer Health!!

Thank you Coffinmaker.
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The Leather Shop / Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
« Last post by Rube Burrows on May 19, 2022, 12:48:03 PM »
My sentiments exactly. Your work is a genuine pleasure to view.

Thank you Mr. McCrae
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1860 Henry / Re: the Russian
« Last post by Sir Charles deMouton-Black on May 19, 2022, 11:14:44 AM »
If I understand, the earliest .44 RUSSIAN was very much like the .44 American? Only later, it seems, that the case was made wider to make an inside lubed case to accomodate the same bullet?
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1860 Henry / Re: the Russian
« Last post by Fox Creek Kid on May 19, 2022, 10:36:59 AM »
The .44 Russian was the first cartridge to use inside lubed bullets rather than heeled bullets.  Thus the case is larger in diameter than the .44 Henry.  The Smith & Wesson .44 American has dimensions very close to the .44 Henry rimfire or centerfire.  When the Russians suggested seating the bullet so the case lube was inside the case and protected that required the case to be larger in diameter.  This new larger case became the .44 Russian.

Ah, the myth that refuses to die. The .44 Russian as originally loaded used an OUTSIDE lubed bullet. The first inside lubed CF metallic ctg. rd. was made in 1865:  the 56-50 Spencer.

Back to the .44 Russian...  It was only at the behest of a famous target shooter (Bennett or Paine, can't remember which) that UMC started making inside lubed .44 Russian ctgs. due to fouling concerns and that was in the 1880's.

Here are some photos of early .44 Russian ctgs. to confirm this:

https://www.oldammo.com/september04.htm
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The Leather Shop / Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
« Last post by Coffinmaker on May 19, 2022, 09:33:05 AM »

 :)  Echo, Echo, Echo   8)

I can only echo what all the other guys have said.  I'm not a leather crafter but I can certainly appreciate the work of "others."

Those represent some darn fine Leather Work your betcha!!

Hide!!!!  People are Hazardous to Yer Health!!
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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Major 2 on May 19, 2022, 08:45:48 AM »
Thanks for the coffee, having mine with a pair of sunny side up eggs and everything bagel.

Very slow attendance yesterday, was no one till about 1pm the maybe 6 couples between 1 and 3
and then zip till 6pm closing.

Excitement at the home front as woods about 1/2 mile away was set ablaze by a kid.
 Lots of SMOKE and heavy ash fell on my place, my wife said. SHE called the FD, they put it out, and the cops nabbed the kid, with the help of a witness.

Just went and warmed up my coffee, and wishing you all good day  :)
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It is a really good article.
Lucky  ;D
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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on May 19, 2022, 07:35:13 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

Rained overnight.

'Tis 52 and mostly sunny. "Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Chance of precipitation 40%. High temperature around 75F. Dew point will be around 52F with an average humidity of 59%. Winds will be 8 mph from the WSW."

Slim
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