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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2014, 11:29:08 am »
That helps!  You have to have pretty long fingers to grip that thing AND properly reach the trigger.  Big gun!
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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2014, 08:10:41 pm »


I think I would at least try to shoot a Colt's New Service one handed double action with Ned Niederlander, but with Colonel Drydock shooting his Colt's Army Special two handed, well, now I'll be toast on at least two counts!

My nature is by no means overly competitive, but I want to at least try to place as well as possible.







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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2014, 09:43:37 pm »
Well, I shot it tonight. (All 1 handed I might add  8) )
First 5 shots single action a group I could cover with my hand but about 8-9" high and 2 inches left.
Second 5, double action all over the place.
Last 5, double action and I could cover it with my hand again. Slightly right and about 6-7" high.
All this was at 15 yds.

So not great by any means, but I'm not disappointed either. I am pleased to see that I can shoot it well single handed in spite of the heavy trigger pull.

A lighter bullet leaves the barrel faster and therefore hits lower from a pistol, right? I may have to get some 150 gr bullets.
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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #53 on: October 14, 2014, 10:42:11 pm »
Sounds like minute-of-steel cowboy accuracy, and most of the targets this weekend will be standard SASS type, BIG and CLOSE. But sometimes there's things like plate racks and the dreaded Texas Star, that are a bit smaller. Don't know exactly what it'll look like this time, we got rained out on our setup day yesterday, and they're planning to set it all up on Sat afternoon now, and I'll be out of town then. Family "mini vacation" to Branson Friday and Sat, arrive back home Sat evening, then up early and off to the range Sun.

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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #54 on: October 20, 2014, 12:00:28 pm »
Well, I shot a my first match with it.

When I missed a target it was me and not the pistol. The thing that really surprised me was that with as heavy as the trigger is, I never noticed it during the match.
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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2014, 10:01:05 am »


Well, I shot it tonight. (All 1 handed I might add  8) )




Show Off!!  ;D






A lighter bullet leaves the barrel faster and therefore hits lower from a pistol, right? I may have to get some 150 gr bullets.




This is actually a very common misconception Sir! (Aren't I tactful?)

It has more to do with recoil and a heavier bullet will usually generate more recoil so the bullet leaves the barrel with the line of sight higher above the original aiming point.  Now, take into consideration a .357 Magnum.

A 158 gr launched with a .357 Magnum load will land higher on the target than when the exact same gun is fired with .38 Specials and the exact same bullet, but a lighter (and less recoiling) powder charge. :)

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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2014, 11:53:40 am »
I had the general concept correct in my mind, just didn't word it properly. Any way if I can find a load that recoils less it should hit lower. Trailboss might be the ticket. Although; ...I didn't seem to have any trouble hitting the target with it, anyway last weekend.
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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2014, 01:12:27 pm »
You could try some 125gr, that should lower it. But remember, our targets at COWS are only at about 7-8 yards, you need to be able to hit the odd 30-40 yard one too.

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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #58 on: October 29, 2014, 10:40:57 am »
Well, I have to say this actually is pretty exciting for me-I can't remember the last time, if ever, that I have heard of someone buying an M1899 Army Smith & Wesson and actually firing it-I do hope to see this pistol some day!

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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #59 on: October 29, 2014, 12:02:53 pm »
Well, I might not shoot it either if it were mint and therefore worth about 5 times what I gave for this one. As it is, it has ALOT of holster wear and almost no finish left so I doubt that shooting it will harm it's value.

Tell you what. I'll make sure I have plenty of ammunition loaded so that when you're here next summer you can try it out. Just remind me.
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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2014, 11:45:51 am »




Well, I might not shoot it either if it were mint......................




I have some guns like that and I have a name for guns I can only look at.

They're called "for sale" :D





Tell you what. I'll make sure I have plenty of ammunition loaded so that when you're here next summer you can try it out. Just remind me.





You don't even have to load extra-I have some original 1900 Frankford Arsenal .38 Caliber hollow base. I've fired a few and it works great........so far.........feel lucky? ;D






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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2014, 07:11:58 pm »
1.0 cc of 2f and either 140 or 158 grain pill works great for me in all my 38's!

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Re: I'm Super excited!
« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2014, 10:32:43 am »
A couple of weeks ago E-bay had a lot of 1899 Smith and Wesson parts And I got thinking that if a spring breaks or I lose a screw I'm, well, screwed.  So any way, I bought the lot of parts and they got here yesterday. One of the parts in the lot is a cylinder and another is a main spring. If I were really a gamer I could lighten the main spring  and change to a 38 Special cylinder with the parts from E-bay. Even If I never do that at least I know I have spare parts should I break something.
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