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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 07:07:19 AM »
Having a cup, and had some oatmeal, heading to the Museum about 8:30 or so.

Expecting 94° and guessers say 35% rain, calling for 60%-70% tomorrow and Friday when I'm not at the place.
 we'll see about that  :-\ ( least I got the yard mowed yesterday.
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The Leather Shop / Metal in holsters, what do you use?
« Last post by McCrower on Yesterday at 04:40:25 AM »
I have been making my own holsters for CAS for some years now. In my next holster I want to tilt the holster out from the body a bit, and use metal inside the holster on the top part of it. What kind of metal should I use? Thickness?
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: Traditional Front Sight
« Last post by Tronicst1 on May 17, 2022, 11:59:42 PM »
Put a Marble Tang Sight on it, things will clear right up. You can line up the Peep with the Buckhorn and the Front Sight and the target in a clear view of all.
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The Barracks / Re: Krag advertisement
« Last post by 38OVI on May 17, 2022, 10:02:48 PM »
My Dad's friend bought a Krag Carbine through the NRA in the 30's for $3.00, but my Dad decided to buy 2 rifles and cut one down at $1.50 each.  I still have both, and the rifle was made in 1903 and has a 1903 dated bayonet with it.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: 45-70 case to 45-60 case?
« Last post by Montana Slim on May 17, 2022, 09:04:59 PM »
I directly fit each case into a tabletop drill press, case mouth oriented up, of course. Power up & use a small needle file on the front of the rim. Light pressure is sufficient. I stop the machine & check thickness using a 45-60 shell holder. If it freely slides on, I'm done. If not, give it some more. I developed a good feel after a bit & was rather easy to hit it pretty close - I verified samples using a caliper. Has worked fine for me so far (a few hundred cases).

Regards,
Slim
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: 45-70 case to 45-60 case?
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on May 17, 2022, 08:58:01 PM »
Sorry, its lathe work you need, anything less is crude work.
kw

Kwillias1876, I didn't mean to sound snippy. I just don't have access to a lathe. I appreciate your suggestion.

Baltimore Ed, thanks for the information, but I have already trimmed the Jamison cases to the same diameter as the Winchester 45-70 cases. I just want to reduce the Winchester case rim thickness to the same thickness as the Jamison cases. But I will check the toggles.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: 45-70 case to 45-60 case?
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on May 17, 2022, 08:30:02 PM »
I wrestled that bear with my 1876 NWMP 45-60 Carbine. Some cut down brass would chamber, some would cam over and some not at all. My bud tore it down and with the toggles only installed on one side it chambered everything, on the other side it wouldn’t chamber. We messed with the toggles on the tight side until that side chambered everything too. Didn’t remove much metal at all. Runs fine now. I would check your toggle links one side at a time before cutting your brass. Good luck.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: 45-70 case to 45-60 case?
« Last post by Coal Creek Griff on May 17, 2022, 07:46:29 PM »
You might be able to make a mandrel with a snug fit in the case mouth and mount it in a drill press. You could use a file to trim the rim, measuring often. Maybe. I did something similar to reform .45-75 cases from .50-90 cases.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: 45-70 case to 45-60 case?
« Last post by kwilliams1876 on May 17, 2022, 07:03:40 PM »
Sorry, its lathe work you need, anything less is crude work.
kw
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The Leather Shop / Re: SHOW US YER STUFF Thread #5
« Last post by Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on May 17, 2022, 06:50:53 PM »
Outstanding work.well done all around  ::)
TENWOLVES  ;D
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