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Shooter's Meeting / Re: .38-40
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 05:56:57 PM »
You are looking at generic Uberti offerings.

Cimarron still carries the '66 in 32wcf, 38wcf, 44wcf, 44 Spcl, 38 Spcl, 45 Colt.  Here's one:
https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/1866-short-rifle-38-wcf-20-oct-barrel.html
Of course, finding one in stock or waiting on a list is another matter.
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The Leather Shop / Suspender Holster
« Last post by BrushyCreekDouglas on Today at 05:01:38 PM »


Good Evening Gents,

One of the holsters I offer is a version of the Suspender holster pictured in “Packing Iron” pictured below is my prototype and as you can see it’s seen some use. I’ve packed a brace of SAAs in these around the farm and have to say they’re some of my favorite holsters. They ride well and are surprisingly comfortable. They conceal my 4 3/4” Ubertis very well and with a shirt or coat over them they’re practically invisible.

I make mine from 6-7oz Hermann Oak finished with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They’re sewn with very high quality linen thread waxed with coad. I try to keep my materials as close as possible to those used in the period.

Changes I made to the design from PI were slightly refined flaps and an open toe. Sometimes I’ll carry a brace of 7 1/2” guns in them and find they have no problems with the sign clearing the toe.

Pardon my crude work on this holster, it’s rather rough. Was experimenting with a couple new tools.

God Bless everyone and hope y’all have a great rest of the week!
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Gunsmithing / Re: .44 Magnum Cylinder Throats
« Last post by Niederlander on Today at 04:15:30 PM »
It's actually a Smith & Wesson 629-3.  (Definitely non-CAS.)  It doesn't lead nearly as badly as a 629-1 I had with .432 throats, but I'm going to have it adjusted to .430.  That way I'll be able to use the same bullets in my .44 Ruger, as well.
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Follow UP  I obtained an older model Uberti with floating firing pin.  The ones with 4 click hammer and slots in the hammer where one can see the strut and some of the other mechanizm in the hammer.  It has functioned flawlessly with my reloads using CCI large pistol primers.  The older pistol hammer cocks noticeably easier than the brand new cattleman II.  It also has a lighter trigger pull.  I did notice when I had the grips off a washer between frame and the mainspring.  Have not had the grips off the brand new gun to see if the washer is user installed or factory.

The new model I received and posted about in this forum was working well until stage 5 of the May match went bang click click click click on both state 5 and 6.  After match I cleaned it really well.  I am guessing some of the Arizona grit got into the firing pin channel of the frame preventing firing pin from properly impacting.   After cleaning the pistol worked flawlessly for 50 rounds fired by 5 different shooters and also worked flawlessly in the June ACSA CAS match.
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Shooter's Meeting / Re: .38-40
« Last post by Doc Holloman on Today at 03:41:35 PM »
Doesnt look like they are currently offering it in anything but .45 Colt or .38 special.  I know Chiappa used to make a 92 in .38-40 (and since I want it for Wild Bunch --a 92 would be just fine.) but that doesn't appear to be offered right now.  I see a few original 92s on GB, but the condition of those is a crap shoot.
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Gunsmithing / Re: .44 Magnum Cylinder Throats
« Last post by Trailrider on Today at 01:49:36 PM »
Is this an Old Model Vaquero cylinder?  We had that problem with the OMV's in .44-40 originally, but I wasn't aware of it in the .44 Mangle-em's. Are you intending to shoot jacketed bullets? In that case, you should have the throats reamed out to groove diameter of the barrel. With my .44-40 OMV's and the .425" throats, I have just been shoting .429-.430" hard cast bullets ONLY (BHN 12-17). I get great accuracy and virtually no leading. The way that works, is the bullet compress going through the throats, but the compressive strength of the alloy is such and the dwell time in the throats is such that the bullets re-expand in the forcing cone.
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: No Trail Boss what's close?
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 01:46:51 PM »

 :)  For RRio  ;)

I need to add an addendum.  Have been playing with some Suppository Shooters of late and have found very little fouling on the Cylinder Face.  Run a whole match without a wipe-down.

For Fun and Frivolity with your pistoles, APP be your Huckleberry.  just skip that fad heathen smokeless stuff  ;D
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The Darksider's Den / Re: Substitutes
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 01:41:59 PM »

 :)  Dave T  ;)

I be your Huckleberry you betcha.  Black MZ is NOT dead.  Shooters World is now marketing Shooters World Multi Black. Natchez is carrying it.  Shooters World Multi Black is same same as Black MZ, made for Shooters World by the great folks at APP.  You can also get both from Scarlett at "Bullets bye Scarlett."  Rejoice amigo.  All is not lost.  Hang on to your Smitty.

People are Contagious.  Avoid 'em
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Shooter's Meeting / Re: .38-40
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 12:50:40 PM »
There is the Uberti 1866.  Not a whole lot different than the '73, but that's one.  20 and 24" rifles and 19" carbine.
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Shooter's Meeting / .38-40
« Last post by Doc Holloman on Today at 12:41:41 PM »
Is anyone currently making a SASS-legal rifle in .38-40 (.38WCF) other than the Uberti 1873 short rifle?  I am looking for a second rifle in that caliber and I would like to get something different from the 73 that I already have (I'm funny that way.)
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