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Abilene, SASS # 27489

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  1. Howdy Dee Mak, there is a 165gr big-lube bullet that Springfield Slim sells called the 44 Slim. I don't know if molds are available for that one or not.
  2. If you get a hankering later, an Uberti 1860 Richards Type II in .38 actually uses a Navy frame and cylinder, and '60 barrel looks the same as a '61.. So replacing the army grip with Navy makes a '61 conversion! (I did). Safecracker Solon, enjoy your new Richards. They are purdy!
  3. Well, sort of. What you described is a Thunderer. The Lightning/P-Jr (Stallion) is smaller frame. And a vintage Karmann Ghia is worth a lot.
  4. Brass rats worth their salt will look extra hard for your brass.
  5. Buy the '73 because those are harder to find and '66 in .22 is in current production so you can always order one of those later.
  6. I set my face on fire in '77 (gasoline). The mustache and beard actually helped protect my face! But once was enough.
  7. Are you sure those are threads? Pic on VTI and exploded diagram of part, while not hi-res, do not appear threaded, and in fact would seem to me an odd part to be threaded.
  8. There's always lots of neat pics of BP shooters making smoke. Usually from the barrel. Dutch Van Horn takes lots of pics at matches in central Texas, and got this one at the recent Battle of Plum Creek. The smoke is still pouring from the empty! I must confess, I was slacking and shooting APP in the rifle, just didn't have time to lube bullets. Obviously this was the first shot, otherwise there would be 5 or 6 more empties in the air, right?
  9. Thanks. That tells me that the cci small rifle magnum cups were probably harder than standard a dozen years ago, but I'm wondering if that has changed now that cci standard cups seem more like Federal. Thanks. A 2010 discussion indicated that the magnum cups are harder, but again has anything changed? I am going to assume that they are still harder unless some folks come forward and say they have been using them with no problems in their tuned CAS guns. Natchez has had the small magnum rifle lately .
  10. Bringing this back for a question. Knowing that small rifle primers are same as small pistol is good, but what about small rifle MAGNUM primers? Are those interchangeable with small pistol magnum (which for CAS use would be same as SP)? In particular, does being magnum make them have a harder cup that would take more force to set off?
  11. When I bought my 1901 vintage .45 SAA twenty years ago, it was to shoot. Not full time, of course. I have about 3000 rounds through it now. These days it only comes out once or twice a year to shoot with my brother's 1st gen 32-20. I'm a middle of the pack shooter so not too fast but I don't slow down for the guns. Now, that gun always had a light trigger and lately seemed lighter still. So it is currently at a 'smith getting the hammer rebuilt. Did I wear it out shooting matches? I think it was already worn, but who knows. The $150 price tag for the repair will be worth it.
  12. I've heard of some smiths cutting off the top half of the dogbone, but I don't know if this is one of the guns that it can be done on.
  13. The rim being larger than 45 Colt might cause problems as well as the shorter length. Not likely to feed well, but you never know. I've heard of some folks mention that their '92 fed some short cartridge or another that seemed unlikely. The longer OAL that you can get with the round, the better. They feed great in my '73 but that doesn't help you.
  14. Howdy Hellbender. I got my tickets from Tell Sackett at Plum Creek (thanks, Tell!). The drawing will be here before you know it! I figure my chances this time are about 50-50. Either I's gonna win, or I ain't.
  15. Your power is in your wallet. You can buy a Pietta and tell Uberti that you did it and why. However, they sell virtually everything they can crank out at the factory so they really don't care, plus the safety system probably saves them a ton in liability insurance costs.
  16. I don't get to shoot with the Texas Riviera Pistoleros too often and had no idea they were doing this, but was lucky enough to be there this morning when the pistolas were presented to Tom. He had no idea and the look of wonder and disbelief on his face was just priceless.
  17. There is a Youtube video from Uberti that has been out since that safety came out. It is animated and shows very well how the system works. I would say the easier ways tell if you have a 3 click gun is just cock the hammer and grab the firing pin with the finger and thumb and see if it moves forward and backward. Another way is because the gun has 3 clicks. I wouldn't want one myself. I bought a couple of the old style hammer/trigger sets from Taylors to have on hand should I run across a gun that I like otherwise.
  18. Hi Cypress, I know of A-Merc's reputation, but what is the issue with S&B? I haven't had any problems with them but then haven't had that many. Thanks.
  19. And in the meantime, we will pray that some of what you lost from Covid eventually comes back. We really don't know the long term on this.
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