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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Piettas from Shot Show
« Last post by Cheyenne Logan on February 26, 2024, 05:35:28 PM »
Agree they are a step up, and the CCH is great, but has anyone seen a price?  I haven't seen anything on them other than cursory mentions in Shot Show reviews....
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Shooting A Spencer Carbine In 45 Colt
« Last post by Johnson Barr on February 26, 2024, 02:06:21 PM »
 Had my carbine completely disassembled on my workbench just yesterday. Including the the transverse plate the moves the firing pin forward when struck by the hammer face. The firing pin has a return spring that retracts the firing pin from the bolt face just as the bolt drops when the lever is cycled downward stopping contact between hammer face and transverse plate.
  I have a Pedreddi  Sharps that has a similar inertia driven firing pin system. The firing pin retracts the moment the breech block moves downward out of contact with the hammer face.  Not what you would find on the original guns.
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: FS Chiappa Spencer rifle
« Last post by Shortgrub on February 26, 2024, 07:52:56 AM »
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
The Barracks / Re: Sling for a Winchester 1866 musket
« Last post by Major 2 on February 26, 2024, 06:02:37 AM »
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!!

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.
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Shooting A Spencer Carbine In 45 Colt
« Last post by Sedalia Dave on February 25, 2024, 09:46:10 PM »
Tip from a fellow Carbine shooter; work the lever more briskly to and fro. Faster in one fluid motion without stopping. Down and back, down and back. Mine is a .44 S&W Russian version and she likes it rough. The faster the better.  Leave the butt on your shoulder, look down the sights and run that lever as fast as you can, then thumb the hammer back before tripping the hammer.  ;D

Cock the hammer BEFORE cycling the action. The bolt in a Spencer does not move straight back, when first opening the lever the bolt moves down slightly. You could break the firing pin if you don't cock before opening the action.
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Good hand tools
« Last post by Sedalia Dave on February 25, 2024, 09:42:38 PM »
Hand tool for what???
The Barracks / Re: Sling for a Winchester 1866 musket
« Last post by DeaconKC on February 25, 2024, 09:17:52 PM »
This was the only decent picture I could find of one.
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