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Tall Tales / Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Last post by Russ T Chambers on Today at 06:10:31 pm »
Afternoon all.

Today is the date of my emergence from my mother's loins, an event which took place 21 years ago. So my present to me is a box of 9mm.

--TK

Happy Birthday Kid. 

Just remember the basics.

  There are no more useless things than:

1) Altitude below you.
2) Runway behind you.
3) Fuel in a fuel truck on the ground.

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Colt SAA Clones / Re: Pietta 7-1/2"SAA in 44-40
« Last post by russ1943 on Today at 06:07:55 pm »
Where did you get it? Cost?
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Main spring
« Last post by King Medallion on Today at 05:54:45 pm »
That's the plan.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Main spring
« Last post by greyhawk on Today at 05:51:54 pm »
Cliff, they are longer, but alot thinner. Old spring is 0.09, new spring is 0.06 on my calipers. I got some shim stock from work, going to fiddle with that before I try Hawk's way. New springs have near zero tension on them.

Thats skinny ! the stock I used for my 86 mainspring is .75 thick and only just enough I reckon.

If you can shim/wedge one of those tightly up into the top of the slot and find a longer strain screw - might work ok. 
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: .45-75 Winchester brass
« Last post by greyhawk on Today at 05:46:07 pm »
Has anyone here tried to form 45-75 brass out of 50 Alaskan?  Been doing some research on the process and it seems marginally simpler than the 348 fire forming technique.  I have also found that there is 45-75 brass available from Ammunition Artifacts.  Has anyone heard about them or used their product.  At $54 per 20 plus $8 shipping it seems a little pricey bus still cheaper than Bertram's product.

I been thinking about that 50 alsakan - its a good price at present - then I perused the ammo cupboard and decided I got enough brass - but then I wondered ........if I had a couple hundred 50 alsakan cases , maybe a homeless 50/95 would find me ??

I made 38/40 out of 44/40 Starline a while back - I lost 5 out of 100 to crinkled necks - have not had a problem with necks when expanding 348 - BUT - I didnt anneal that starline brass either just ran it in the sizer die - the ones that crinkled were all when I just stroked the lever a bit quick. 
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: .45-75 Winchester brass
« Last post by Cimarron on Today at 05:06:37 pm »
Has anyone here tried to form 45-75 brass out of 50 Alaskan?  Been doing some research on the process and it seems marginally simpler than the 348 fire forming technique.  I have also found that there is 45-75 brass available from Ammunition Artifacts.  Has anyone heard about them or used their product.  At $54 per 20 plus $8 shipping it seems a little pricey bus still cheaper than Bertram's product.
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Colt SAA Clones / Pietta 7-1/2"SAA in 44-40
« Last post by PJ Hardtack on Today at 04:28:42 pm »
I just received my 7-1/2" Pietta SAA in 44-40. It is without doubt the best looking, best timed CAS gun I've ever owned!

I chose the case coloured frame with dark blued barrel and cylinder. It has poylmer ivory one piece grips that FIT like they were melted in place. The timing is perfect, the locking bolt popping up just before the locking notch. The trigger is more than acceptable out of the box.

My wife has a brace of blued 44-40 7-1/2" Pietta SAAs with case coloured frame and walnut grips, which are every bit as nice. Also a blued 7-1/2" Uberti 44-40 with laser engraving marked - "CUSTOM by ALDO UBERTI - ITALY". The engraving on the barrel/frame/cylinder is gold filled and the ejector rod housing is gold plated as well. The grip frame is brass. The front edge of the cylinder is not bevelled as are the Piettas. The timing is alright, but not as good as my new Pietta. It also prefers Winchester brass due to it's tight chambers. It has that ridiculous little screw in the hammer for the safety.

In any case, I've adopted it to shoot along with my new Pietta. Can't wait to shoot, hopefully tomorrow.

Now I'm loading 44-40s for our pistols and my rifles. Life is good, damn good!
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Tall Tales / Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on Today at 03:49:26 pm »
Afternoon all.

Broken clouds and wind today. No flying, but the 70 degrees of ambient temperature isn't too bad.

Today is the date of my emergence from my mother's loins, an event which took place 21 years ago. So my present to me is a box of 9mm.

--TK
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: Winchester Miroku !873
« Last post by Don Kenna on Today at 03:37:23 pm »
I?ve had nothing but good luck with mine?a straight gripped full length rifle and a short rifle.  I shoot black powder in black powder cartridge rifle side matches out to 300 yards.  That latter range is stretching things considerably for the .44/40 cartridge, but my Miroku/Winchester 1873 does very well?especially when I do my part.  Of course, immediately after an initial function check, I ditched the factory sights in favor of a Montana Vintage Arms Soule tang sight and a globe front.  The MW 1873?s tang is properly factory drilled ant tapped for tang sights, which most if not all Italian replicas were not.
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The Longbranch / Re: Bucket lists
« Last post by Forty Rod on Today at 01:11:55 pm »
an alert ( sound ) on my Cell phone, woke me and now left awake and to idle musing ...

I got to thinking bucket lists.... did a search to see if "someone" else had started a thread on the subject....
well there were some entries, but not in the area I was pondering .

Your top 5  Bucket list firearms, you'd like to own ?

 I'll list mine in hopes a it becomes an interesting thread and/or maybe additional advertizment might bear fruit in my quest .



i'll go along with 1,3,& 5 and add a S&W First model Russian in .44 Russian, 8" barrel nickel plated with scrimshawn ivory grips.

in no real order then...

1.  A C96 broomhandle Mauser ( quirky and cool I've always like them )

2. A Colt SAA in 32/20 ( has to be a COLT , even a 3rd. gen. )

3. Luger  ( 9mm P-08)

4. A  95 Winchester Carbine in 30/40 Krag ( A Miroku Browning might work )

5. Thompson M1921 or M1927 - M1928A1


I could go on I suppose ...but I said 5 so there's mine....
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