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This link  will take you to Dave Taylor's Civil War Antiques and a listing for two Burnside Carbines.  Just thought there might be interest.

Two Flints
numrich had a 45 barrel!!!!   now get the cylinder reworked.... also looking for ivory like grips for the same west german clone.   prefer 1860 size for my hands.   aluminum grip can modified from 1873 size, welding or other.   then refinished, maybe nickel  to make it my barbecue gun. 
Shotguns / Re: I need some opinions - looking for a shot gun
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 01:42:06 PM »
Thanks Major, but I have my heart set on a side-by-side. The first toy gun I remember from my childhood was a double barrel and I'm reliving the good ol' days. (minus things like mumps, measles and homework)

aren't we all
The Leather Shop / Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Last post by Rube Burrows on Today at 01:24:36 PM »
Not familiar with Holstory. I'll go look it up. I look forward to seeing what you do with it. I like the design.

It's an expensive book but looks to be a very quality book.
The Longbranch / Re: NO LONGER!!
« Last post by Froogal on Today at 01:18:34 PM »
I've not really enjoyed snow since I had to give up riding dirtbikes.
My primary interest has always been the firearms of the post Civil War, Trans-Mississippi Frontier. From 1865 right up to 1912 when New Mexico and Arizona ceased being Territories and became the 47th and 48th States.

I don't shoot CAS anymore and I don't do re-enactments anymore, although I did both years ago. What I still do is shoot black powder cartridge guns, revolvers, lever-action and single shot rifles, and soon another DB hammer shotgun. I shoot them to understand what it was like in the years I'm interested in, to shoot those firearms with the ammunition they were made for. It's an experience. A learning experience. It connects me to the time period so much more than just reading about it in a book.

Not long ago I introduced another history buff to the world of black powder cartridge by letting him shoot my 45 Colt, 7-1/2" single action. I loaded it with full power (255g @ 910 fps) BP loads and handed it over with the admonishment to be ready for a surprise. After the first shot he started smiling and that smile just grew larger and larger with each cocking of the hammer and pull of the trigger. He hadn't know what it was really like to shoot that gun with that kind ammunition and he really enjoyed it. In a sense he was living history right there and then.

I reduced the rim diameter to .600 and now bolt closes well with a sharp but not agressive cycling. If I try to ease the shell in slowly and quietly (think deer in front of you and rifle not chambered) still hangs up sometimes. Ejects smoothly and leaves much less of a extractor mark on the rim, but still noticeable.

Running 34 gr of 2015 and lyman  300gr. 457191 bullets. OAL 2.25 which seats the bullets a bit past the upper lub groove.
The Longbranch / Re: NO LONGER!!
« Last post by Dave T on Today at 12:25:42 PM »
I'm a desert dweller. It's been so long since I've been in snow, or even seen any in person, I'd either shut down from hypothermia or if I still could, turn South and keep going until I wasn't cold anymore. (lol)

And ain't puppies a kick!

The Leather Shop / Re: Finished Up A New 1911 Holster
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Today at 11:43:55 AM »
Oh yeah, I remember seeing that one in the Packing Iron book. I just ordered Holstory which I believe will have a good bit of Brill information in it.
Not familiar with Holstory. I'll go look it up. I look forward to seeing what you do with it. I like the design.
It seems like the extractor is having problems getting over the rim possibly because of the diameter. Does anyone have a measurement of what the rim diameter should be? Or are each gun different slightly? Trial and error?

my 45-70 rim thickness is.063 and OD of the rim is .601
my 45-60 rim thickness is.053-.055 and OD of the rim is .612-.0613
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