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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Major 2 on February 26, 2024, 07:55:44 AM »
Well, been a bit busy here the last few days. Pretty weather, if I could get the back to quit growling, I would enjoy it more. I carried a 642 for many years as my pocket gun. Got talked out of it by a Williamson County Detective some years ago. Today my always gun is a Ruger LCP2 in .380 with the 7 round magazine, what a great little gun. Got my Sunday School lesson ready for tomorrow. May God bless you all, my friends.

Your 642 Lightweight Alloy Frame @ 14.6 oz is about 5 oz lighter than my nickel 36 @ 19.6 oz.
That's big in the CCw world.
But the 36 is only an oz heaver that my Sig 365 @ 18.5 oz so I'm use to the feel.
After 2 broken FP's in the Sig I had lost confidence. 

I keep my eyes open for a 642 Lightweight on the secondary market, but the seldom if ever show up,
in the consignment case  >:(
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: FS Chiappa Spencer rifle
« Last post by Shortgrub on February 26, 2024, 07:52:56 AM »
Sold
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Good hand tools
« Last post by El Supremo on February 26, 2024, 07:33:23 AM »
Hello, Erikamills18:

I suggest you contact Buffalo Arms in Ponderay, ID at 208-263-6953.
They will know what is currently compatable.  Over many years, I have found company literature indicating a particular hand priming tool was suitable, especially "universal" ones, to be incorrect. 

There have been some semi-custom re-de capping hand tools, but they are out of production.  I use one from Meecham Tool, who is out of business.  It takes CH4D shellholer #57, which is for the 50 Sharps and 50 Spencer cases. There will be some wiggle room in all of them to accommodate minor variations in rim OD and thickness. Please let us know what you learn.  Thanks. Smiles.
El Supremo/Kevin Tinny
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on February 26, 2024, 07:24:43 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are hot.

Worked on revolver stocks after church.

'Tis 15 and sunny. High of 57.

Slim
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The Barracks / Re: Sling for a Winchester 1866 musket
« Last post by Major 2 on February 26, 2024, 06:02:37 AM »
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Tall Tales / Re: February,29 Mondays of Cawfee,Tea and vittles
« Last post by Hair Trigger Jim on February 25, 2024, 11:59:12 PM »
Deacon, that is as good as it gets!

We had a blessed church service today as well, and as always, the Lord provided.  My wife and I were leading singing/playing today, and we were apparently able to be a blessing even though the morning was crazy enough I didn't even realize until I was at church that I'd forgotten to put on a belt!  And our new pastor was there for his first Sunday "on duty" and preached a good sermon.  I was on the pastoral search committee (our previous pastor had left last fall), so having him there and hearing him preach was especially rewarding.
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CAS FAQ / Re: I’m getting a new rifle
« Last post by Hair Trigger Jim on February 25, 2024, 11:39:21 PM »
Phhttt! They ain't cowboy guns unless the caliber has a dash in it!!  >:( ;) ;D

What's with this newfangled dash instead of just a W.C.F.?
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CAS FAQ / Re: I’m getting a new rifle
« Last post by Reverend P. Babcock Chase on February 25, 2024, 11:30:52 PM »
Howdy King M.

I don't have any cowboy guns with a dash. I have some long range guns with a slash (/). I've always preferred to use a slash rather than a dash. I also think that the .45 Colt should never ba referred to as "long". I guess I'm a hidebound traditionalist.

Rev. Chase
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STORM / Re: Wedge question
« Last post by 45 Dragoon on February 25, 2024, 10:53:14 PM »
Ideally .  .  .  if you want it to be set up correctly,  there is a process.  I have a '61 Navy  in 38sp here so the first step is correcting  the arbor length. This particular example is going to need the forcing cone dressed a little so the endshake can be established. The thing to understand is the ratchet is the "stop" for the rearward movement of the cylinder ( now would be a good time to take a headspace measurement). Correcting the arbor length is going to involve a spacer mounted in the arbor hole  for the arbor to butt up against.   Along with that, the endshake is determined by the cylinder mounted "gas ring" and its proximity to the barrel assy directly under the forcing cone. I like zero endshake with a .002"(smokeless) - .003"( bp)  barrel/cylinder gap.
  This particular '61 will  have the f.c. meeting the cyl before the gas ring meets the bbl assy.   For this reason,  the f.c. will be dressed enough to allow a zero endshake. Once that happens,  the spacer can be installed.
   Now, with zero endshake,  the f.c. can be further reduced and squared to the appropriate bbl / cyl gap with the wedge driven in.

  At this point you have a corrected arbor length,  correct bbl/cyl gap and zero endshake.  Now you can address the headspace ( by removing recoil shield material if needed).   

  Headspace clearance was key to making Tame Bill and Jedi Knight's revolvers run!!

Mike
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The Barracks / Re: Sling for a Winchester 1866 musket
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on February 25, 2024, 09:59:26 PM »
That’s what I saw too Deacon. A loop with a double headed brass button on the bottom with a buckle for adjustment on the other end. As the sling swivels are small on my ‘66 it would need to be 1 inch wide.
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