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Offline mtmarfield

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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #280 on: May 25, 2022, 10:35:10 PM »
      Greetings, All!

   Over the span of two evenings, I took a double-handful of mixed head stamp  .45Colt's brass ( Just shy of 100 pcs. ), and cut them down to 1.095", the same length as my sample box of Starline .45 S&W Schofield brass. I then annealed the case mouths, and ran them through my old Hornady Titanium Nitride .45 Auto / .45 Long Colt 3 Die Set in my bid to create ".45 Colt's Government" cartridges for my OM #3.
   With a Reloading Manual starting charge of Alliant Unique ( 5.4gr. ) using my RCBS Little Dandy + #12 bushing, I capped half with CCI #300 Lg Pistol Primers, the other half with S&B Lg Pistol Primers recently acquired at Cabela's. These were corked with NEI #323A bullets ( .454-230HB ) that I had cast to a BHN-14. Crimp was light, just removing the flare, and gently pressing the case mouth into the bullet ogive, giving 1.404" OAL...
   Thus, I recreated the ".45 Colt's Govt." cartridge, in an effort to give myself not only a slightly more economical load, but also one that, by virtue of its shorter length, might eject and clear the cylinder a bit more freely from my Cimarron Old Model #3 Americans' cylinder. Which they almost always did.
   What they did do well was shoot rather accurately, neck-in-neck with my .45 Colt reloads in my previous post, about two and a half to three inches at 25yds, when my eyeballs were screwed in just right. Also, I was unable to discern any performance difference between the two brands of primers, neither was one fired primer materially different appearing from the other. Nonetheless, I would encourage you to seek out Published Reloading Data for S&B Primers.
   I'd say that they were a success! The biggest pain was cutting the .45 Colt's brass down, for the sometimes benefit of ejecting and clearing of fired cases from the cylinder. The simpler solution: buy a bag of Starline .45 S&W Schofield brass!

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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #281 on: June 09, 2022, 12:42:20 PM »
I am beginning to lose faith in an 8" .44 Colt/Russian chambering. I can forgive them for releasing the .45 Colt version first in order to theoretically make more sales, but 44-40, really?  ::) 

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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #282 on: June 10, 2022, 12:28:43 PM »
Fox Creek if you could find an American in.44-40 I would think that you could have a cylinder from a .44 Russian fitted.

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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #283 on: June 10, 2022, 02:24:58 PM »
I'm with ya, Fox Creek!  Been on the waiting list for over two years to get an 8" .44Russian/Colt/Special!
Jake

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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #284 on: July 12, 2022, 08:57:00 PM »
I decided not to hold out on a .44 American and got the 8" .45Colt. I may be tempted to get a 5" .44. Were I to add another, I'd probably rather have a 5" Schofield, as it's my favorite variant.



Followed closely by the New Model .44Spl.

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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #285 on: Today at 10:38:37 PM »

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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #285 on: July 24, 2022, 12:42:02 AM »
      Greetings, All!

   I've noticed that the bottom of the grip frame on my OM #3 has a screw in it, as if it was a filler screw for a lanyard ring... If that's the case, has someone tried to mount one?

                         M.T.Marfield

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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #286 on: August 04, 2022, 04:40:41 PM »
Well, talked with Cimarron today and have frankly decided to probably settle for a 5" in .44 special. They told me I could use 44 Russian; 44Colt AND 44 Special.  So I am now on that particular waiting list.  Ten months if lucky
Gee, maybe I should buy lottery tickets instead. LOL  :)
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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #287 on: August 04, 2022, 11:21:45 PM »
So they are coming, guess I need to be prepared.  ;D
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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #288 on: August 05, 2022, 04:05:35 PM »
Looking for an 8" barrel in any caliber.  Have been on the list for an 8" .44 since December, 2019.
Jake

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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #289 on: August 05, 2022, 04:24:36 PM »
Looking for an 8" barrel in any caliber.  Have been on the list for an 8" .44 since December, 2019.
Jake
Jake, I think they must have lost that list!  Maybe you should call again.  :)

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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
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Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Reply #290 on: August 06, 2022, 11:53:44 AM »
Looking for an 8" barrel in any caliber.  Have been on the list for an 8" .44 since December, 2019.
Jake
Only see one 8" on Gunbroker. Now it's all 5" .44's.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/939343172
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