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The American Plainsmen Society / Re: Butcher Knife
« Last post by Jake MacReedy on Yesterday at 10:59:39 AM »
Big knives of all types...butchers and Bowies were quite common during the period we are trying to recreate.  Whichever you choose, it should work.
Ron
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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Board icon
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 10:34:11 AM »
I've thought for a long time it needs a picture of an SAA repro with a brass grip frame.  Though the brass grip frame is not authentic, that is the way the Italian replicas started out and it identifies it as a replica.
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STORM / Re: Dance Revolvers In Stock At Midway
« Last post by Tornado on Yesterday at 10:25:45 AM »
My lovely wife got me one for Christmas.  I slicked it up a little and took it to a match last weekend.  It ran flawlessly.  I will tinker on it some more this year and it should pair well with my '60 Colt.
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The Winchester Model 1886 / Taylor's Pedersoli 1886
« Last post by 6MT on Yesterday at 10:23:45 AM »
I just got one of my dream rifles. This one is a modern clone of the classic Winchester model 1886 lever in 45-70. I have been on a wait list for the Miroku Winchester 1886 for over two years. When I found out that there is no production date in the foreseeable future from Winchester, I decided to take the plunge on a Taylor’s & Company (read:hotrodded) Pedersoli 1886.



Thanks to a buddy of mine at a local gun store….he had two of these! So I proceeded to head out to see him for their gun show a week or so ago with the plan to choose one of the two that he had.

When I got it home, I cleaned it up, lubed, and treated the wood. It has the color case hardened finish. Words just can’t do this justice. Neither can my pictures…you really need to see this in person. The wood is incredible too, with a bit of tiger stripe on the butt.







This has the 26” round 1:18” barrel. The magazine holds 8 of the big torpedo rounds. And you can chamber one as well to give you 9 rounds on board.



So I immediately went about rolling up some rounds to try it out. I thought that using the same load as my old Marlin 1895 bear bust’n shorty would suffice. With 350gr flat nose full copper plated bullets over 49gr of IMR4198 with CCI BR2 primers. (I may try some black powder heavy cast loads in the future with this, I haven't yet decided.)









So out I went on Thursday (yes, I took the day off work) to try it out.

My first impressions were pretty good. The first ten shots were point of aim at 109 yards. The buckhorn style sights are dead-on! Banging away on all the steel, especially the small 8” gong, was sure fun! The loading gate is nothing like my Rossi .44mag. The Pedersoli is smooth like butter! Loading is a pleasure with this.





I decided to move over and try it out at longer range. I was popp’n away at 219 yards with regularity. Sad but true, but this might just be more accurate then my single shot Sharps 1874. But then again, it’s probably me and getting used to the sights on the Sharps. But this 1886 is a whole lot of fun! Yes it’s heavy. What do you expect with that action, the heavy wood, and that 26” barrel? (That weight helps quite a bit with recoil.) But once you get the hang of it…you can’t have more fun with your clothes on.

I shot a 103 rounds from the 1886 and, another 50 from my single shot Sharps. That’s a whole lot of 45-70 in one outing. And my shoulder was pretty sore on Friday. I am so glad I took the plunge on this. But I had to hide it from my Wife (successfully, I might add). And I really had other things financially that I needed to look after, but I don’t regret it.
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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Board icon
« Last post by RRio on Yesterday at 10:21:12 AM »
That looks nice. Are you planning on replacing the horizon pic, or would this be used for something else?

What horizon pic?    ???
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Tall Tales / Re: February Cawfee,Tea and 28 mondays in a row.
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 10:17:12 AM »
Good morning and happy February to you all. 28 here right now, supposed to get up to 31 with more ice and freezing rain incoming later today. Driveway is sloped and a sheet of ice, so unless we have a medical emergency, I ain't going anywhere! My Boss called a while ago, store is closed again today, he's not gonna have anyone get hurt trying to get in. And he just bought a new Point of Sale system in January, we've had a nice gal in the store inventorying everything the last week. Well, Apple decided that since we are an EVIL gunstore, they have cancelled and shutdown our new system along with his other 2 [non-gun related] business accounts!
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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Board icon
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 09:53:01 AM »
That looks nice. Are you planning on replacing the horizon pic, or would this be used for something else?
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CAS City Classifieds / Re: WTT -Uberti 1860 Richard's/Mason for trade
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Yesterday at 09:50:58 AM »
 :)  Pappy  ;)

Scary thought iddnit.  The "other" Mike is entirely correct.  None of the Uberti barrels so much as fit the gun they are on.  They ALL require some fitting.


People ARE Hazardous to Yer Health
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CAS City Classifieds / Re: WTT -Uberti 1860 Richard's/Mason for trade
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 09:49:43 AM »
Pappy, I have OTs in both 4 5/8" and 5 1/2" and love the balance and handling of both! You will be pleased, I think. [And I haven't been wrong in the last 5 minutes!]  ;D
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Tall Tales / Re: February Cawfee,Tea and 28 mondays in a row.
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 06:59:14 AM »
Back to the omnium-gatherum today.
 I was off Saturday (one of 2 my scheduled days) having swapped out a day with the operations curator.

Looking for cool down this weekend, reached low 80's yesterday rain is forecasted and temp's in the mid 40's on Friday.


 
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