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NCOWS / Saddle Bags
« Last post by Johnny McCrae on Today at 12:59:30 PM »
Please view my ad in the Classified section for a set of Saddle Bags ideal for use in NCOWS Matches.

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Gunsmithing / Re: New cylinder,,teeth to long?
« Last post by willy on Today at 12:27:52 PM »
Yes it does have the removable bushing,,The teeth on the new cylinder are .01 longer than the old cylinder,,all other measurements are the same,,Also the teeth on new cylinder come to a sharp point where as the original cylinder has more of a blunt shape on the teeth.
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Gunsmithing / Re: New cylinder,,teeth to long?
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 10:41:35 AM »

 :)  willy   ;)

Does this cylinder have a removable bushing ??

Yes, you can work the star down, but advised, you may well screw up the headspace in the process.

Play Safe out There
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Gunsmithing / New cylinder,,teeth to long?
« Last post by willy on Today at 10:04:34 AM »
Converting a Uberti to 44 special,,Bought new cylinder and it will not fit in frame ,, tried fitting it in a Uberti cattleman revolver and a new El patron revolver,, It was a no go on both,,After measuring everything ,,the only thing different is the ratchet teeth are longer on the new cylinder,,So before I start taking a file to it,,Is this a feasible solution?
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With help from his friend, Josh Willis

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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 Yesterday at 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 Yesterday at 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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