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Abilene, SASS # 27489

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About Abilene, SASS # 27489

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  1. You can stone the burr flat. Are you using snap caps for dry firing?
  2. Is the triggerguard brass also? Then it is probably the Navy grip. While similar in size, they don't interchange with the Uberti SAA grip. You can get a new one but there ought to be some folks here with extra Navy grips laying around. Might not fit perfectly without some work, but you never know edit: just looked up your revolver. You need an Uberti Army grip.
  3. My '51 R-M conversions fit in all my SAA holsters just fine. But my 1860 Type II conversions , with the large hump under the barrel, do not fit. Rube, if it is too tight you could probably do a little wet molding. With no rammer, there is extra leather down there to move around some.
  4. I think Lumpy is right. The ad says "hand chased engraving" which is pretty common these days. Laser has come a long way in the past few years. Good looking rifle.
  5. Yes, you can get Piettas in 3 1/2" through 7 1/2" and at least one 10" model (in .45) that I know of. Pietta also makes a BP frame model.
  6. I think the new 1862 pocket pistol .380 conversion uses a retractable firing pin as well. Don't know if that is a predictor of what is to come on the OT/conversions but we will see.
  7. Howdy bgavin, When I first started, I had a Winchester 94 (didn't know any better), and a Baikal double trigger. Back of my middle finger was getting bruised, but I wrongly assumed it was the unpadded lever (and a stiff action) on the rifle. Later figured out it was the Baikal triggerguard. I simply started gripping the wrist of the shotgun a wee bit further back, and that totally eliminated the problem. For a few matches I had to concentrate on it, but it very shortly became my natural grip. YMMV
  8. I mentioned in the topic What Is The Oldest Gun You Shoot that my 1901 7 1/2" 45 Colt SAA started life as a 4 3/4" 38-40. I used to talk to a guy from Colt (Joe Canale, I think?) that attended CMSA events for Colt. He looked it up for me. There are no markings on the barrel or cylinder. The price I paid for it around 2001 was about right for a "shooter" gun. I've put a couple thousand rounds through it and now shoot it in 2 or 3 matches per year. Shooting this one will not diminish the value. I think it will always be worth something more than I paid.
  9. Any 44 Russian commercial ammo you can find will be perfectly safe in any modern handgun in 44 mag, 44 Spcl. It will chamber and safely fire in any 44 Spcl or 44 Mag rifle but will not feed in any of them without modification. It can be hard to find commercial 44 Russian. Black Hills is always available but very pricey.
  10. Colt 45 made in 1901. It left the factory as a 4 3/4 38-40. I've put a couple thousand rounds through it. These days it gets shot 2 or 3 matches a year. by the way, this is the gun you see in my Avatar, raised in recoil and silhouetted against the flame from the .45 in my right hand
  11. Good catch. The '66 and '73 manuals each have the correct parts diagrams, but the '73 manual has the '66 parts list. Probably been that way for a long time.
  12. Purdy! I have an 8" Nickle gun. There is no way a stainless Python can approach the beauty of these older guns!
  13. The '66 is supposed to have a shorter chamber so that it will not chamber a .357, same as a lot of .38 revolvers. However, some folks have reported that their '66 will chamber the magnums.
  14. Sorry, no. The .357 1873 and the .38 Spcl 1866 use the same carrier.
  15. Sometimes, but right now there are plenty of rifles in stock.
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