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Cheyenne Ranger, 48747L

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  1. My understanding (but I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn) is to wasp-waist them from the sides. don't reduce the thickness, rather narrow both sides in a smooth curve from near the top to near the bottom then file/sand/stone them smooth to remove any rough places that might allow cracks to develop. take it easy--don't heat them any more than is necessary and the cardinal rule: you can always take off more--putting it back is tough
  2. Concho, this is interesting. What part of The Republic do you hail from? is the shipping store part of a chain? or stand-alone? could be as simple as a decision of the owners/operators--it's their business after all
  3. wonder if he would do a 'road trip' to the colonies and work on ours? all that but he can't shoot! bummer
  4. FWIW my pard, just this past week sold his, after 4 years and countless trips to the gunsmith he gave up on it. Will say he never sent it to the gurus of Lightnings just the ones he could drive to here in Houston--doesn't trust sending them by mail. For him, there was a 'sweet spot' in working the slide and he never could find and stay there during a run. I've been playing this game for over 20 years and have only seen one cowboy with a fully functioning Lightning. Another pard said they were built for bottleneck cartridges, .44-40s, and straight walls have problems--the one mentioned above is a 45 Colt version.
  5. nice looking scattergun I find reloading is as much fun as shooting wait till you start to roll crimp--that's a blast (pun intended)
  6. just spit-balling: some gunk had a chance to dry on the moving parts and slow things down. we tell our members (I'm newsletter editor) in cold weather to clean firearms and use graphite or sewing machine oil which is very thin. "Normal" (whatever that means) lube will thicken and slow things down. so will the sewing machine oil but it's already as thin as water so not as much a problem
  7. ▲ this is just one reason I never plan to leave the U.S. ever again (probably could say that about leaving The Republic, too) The last time I left I ended up with people shooting at me--trying to kill me! Almost succeded three times. This boy is staying home
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