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STORM / Re: Cimarron's 1862 pocket police conversion update
« Last post by Long Johns Wolf on Today at 06:08:01 AM »
I measured and weighed an original Colt Pocket Navy in .38 CF and the Uberti Pocket Navy .380 ACP, both have round 3,5" barrels.
99,9% identical measurements incl. the weight.
Regarding sales in Germany of the little sucker since the importer received the first shipment in early 2019: three specimens only!
As a 5-shooter it is not legal as a main match pistol in CAS matches over here as opposed to the SASS rules.
On the other hand we have practically no side matches for pocket pistols.
Long Johns Wolf
STORM / Colt 1865 Pocket Navy Conversion .380 ACP
« Last post by Long Johns Wolf on Today at 05:38:42 AM »
Howdy from Germany,
Are these little 5-shooters SASS legal as main match pistols?
Are there any modifications required?
How about this semi-rimmed ammo?
Lead bullets are mandatory I assume.
Which loads are recommended?
Long Johns Wolf
STORM / Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Last post by Long Johns Wolf on Today at 05:26:02 AM »
My pair of 1861 RM Conversions in .38 Long Colt cal.
They are my main match pistols since 2018.
The one with the silverish grip frame is a 2nd gen Colt, the other a 4-screw frame Uberti.
Long Johns Wolf
SCORRS / Re: .46 Rimfire cartridge box labels I fabricated.
« Last post by John44 on Yesterday at 01:53:36 PM »
Hey Pard, if .44 Henry was fired in the Remington .46 rf NMA, would the .44 case split?
Considering the soft copper rim fire Henry cases my guess is probably not. Remembering the trapdoors had issues with the early copper case over expanding and sticking into the chambers, one of the reasons for the heavy extraction spring. That’s why brass case was such a advancement they retract slightly after firing vs the early copper cases which did not causing sticker extraction. Considering the wide spread use of .44 Henry and the Necessities of having ammo in such a hostile environment, even less than ideal ammo.
The real question is would anyone have cared if their non reloadable case did split?
1860 Henry / Re: Uberti Henry Carbine
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Yesterday at 08:53:32 AM »

"Not I" said the little Blue Man.  Nadia Klew.
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: New Spencer Owner!! Serial number help
« Last post by DJ on December 01, 2023, 10:28:05 PM »
That information about the 9th Cavalry and its Stabler cutoffs is something I had never heard before.

 I would be interested in learning more details.  Are you able to provide a source?


Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Looking at an original Spencer Rifle
« Last post by Arizona Trooper on December 01, 2023, 05:00:29 PM »
On the possibility of original center fire conversions, there is a mention in Marcot's book of Frankford and Springfield making some bar anvil, Martin and Farrington centerfire Spencer cartridges for trials (pg 208 in the 2nd edition). I have never seen a Spencer with an obviously period conversion. However, Spencers weren't the only breechloaders chambered for Spencer ammo. I have a 56-56 Ballard rifle with a period centerfire conversion. 
Zoot Shooters / Re: Slang from the 20s
« Last post by Major 2 on December 01, 2023, 04:23:51 PM »
22 skidoo = leave in hurry (also 23 skidoo used in Ney York)
also take a powder means to leave abruptly

Cement shoes or Chicago overcoat = loosely to murder inferring Lupara bianca a Mafia term
 in that the body is sunk in a body of water not to ever be found.

Lupara bianca  is an Italian meaning for a vendetta
It also used to refer to a sawed-off shotgun of the break-open type.
The Barracks / Re: Webley-Fosbery
« Last post by RattlesnakeJack on December 01, 2023, 03:07:00 PM »
Zoot Shooters / Re: Slang from the 20s
« Last post by Trailrider on December 01, 2023, 02:30:53 PM »
Chicago typewriter = Tompson sub-machinegun (Tommy gun)
Drop a dime = report someone to the police
Fin = five dollar bill
Sawbuck = ten dollar bill
Double Sawbuck = twenty dollar bill
C-note = $100 bill
"Shoot, it's your nickel!" - Go ahead and talk, I've got the time! (When pay telephones took a nickel.)
Call me on the Amechi = Call me on the phone. When actor Don Amechi played Alexander Graham Bell in the movie.
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