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Colorado Coffinmaker

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Colorado Coffinmaker last won the day on August 29 2018

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    CAS, Fine Wood Working, Toggle Link Rifle Tuner , SA Tuner

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  1. Now that you know "What, Where, When of that 1860 . . . . some ham hock stuck the barrel wedge in upside down and replace a missing wedge screw with that phillips thing. Should not be too difficult to source a correct wedge screw and turn the wedge right side up. Nice 1860 by the way.
  2. Sacremento, Bursting your Bubble. Taylors and Howell cylinders are ALL made by Howell. If memory serves, the 6 shot cylinders only fit Remington or Ruger. Colt pattern guns all use 5 shot cylinders. PLUS ONE for Prairie Dawg
  3. I've seen lots and lots of 20Ga coach guns at matches. Most of the shooters make the same mistake. Factory Target ammunition. A 20 is lighter than a 12 and over the eons, wing shooters have asked the manufacturers to provide 20Ga ammo to compete with 12Ga. The ammo folks were happy to oblige. A. Regardless of belief, "Target" ammunition is not "Light." It is designed and loaded to break clay targets at 30+ yards. Combine really heavy loading with a light gun and the 20 can be Brutal. For our game, I have always recommended Fiocchi "Trainer" ammo as it is nicely light. Or Reload. Field or Target loads are way overkill and will beat you to death. If you like the shotgun, definitely "GO FOR IT"
  4. Just eating at a Golden Corral gives me the willies. Regardless the item.
  5. Larsen E. I just gotta know. Who built that '73/Henry?? Just gotta know. There were several occasions when I was working really hard to re-Barrel a '66 frame with a Henry Barrel assembly. Even put the two clapped out donors in the safe. Just never got the build done though. So: Who dun nit?? Weak Mind wants to know !! Pretty Please. May have to dust off those donors and actually finishing the project for just "One More Build."
  6. Maria Uberti, Aldo Uberti's daughter ran Uberti USA in Lakeville Ct. Uberti USA was Uberti's prime US importer. When Uberti was sold, one of the conditions was Uberti USA could no longer exist. Maria went home and the facility became VTI Gun Parts, operated by Lisa Miller. Lisa was Uberti USA's Parts and Service Manager. VTI Gun Parts is still chugging right along.
  7. PLUS ONE for Abilene About 2 maybe 3 seasons ago, I got bitten by the "10Ga" bug. Went seriously hunting an exposed hammer 10Ga double. I found one. Then I went sourcing Al Brass 10Ga hulls. 7 - 9 bucks a pop. Absolutely now way says I. Called the guy with the 10Ga back and expressed my reluctance. Admittedly, those machined 10Ga Hulls would last several lifetimes, but that is a bunch of dinero. So I recovered from the 10Ga illness quickly.
  8. Well Gosh Waxahachie, hate to disappoint, but Magtech 12Ga All Brass hulls still go for around 25 Bucks a Box of 25. Bout a dollar a round. Unless some Ham Hock steps on em, shooting Subs, the life is indefinite (a long time).
  9. Don't have the problem anymore. Annealed cases eliminated the Blow-By. Rifles shoot super clean you betcha
  10. CONSIDER: Attacking the "Latch" and the barrel Stud with sharp tools is only going to open the distance the latch has to travel, making the problem worse. SUGGEST: Replace the latch, inspect and replace the barrel stud if needed. Also, determine if the loading arm is indeed straight.
  11. Best I can do . . . . "Because."
  12. I am betting my WAG on the .45 Government. Produced to provide comparable ammunition for both .45 Colt SAAs and .45 Schofield for the military (and civilian) when the military found logistics problems and field problems when the .45 Colt and .45 Schofield were found to be incompatible.
  13. Historically speaking, there were Seven known versions of the Henry Transitional made by Winchester. ALL seven still exist in private collections. At one time, all seven were pictured on the "Rare Winchesters" site, however the owners have since taken the pictures down. The Rifle shown by Hege in Germany is a Uberti built gun. Approximately 260 were imported by Taylors & Co. The loading gate shown is based on the original "Kings Patent" loading gate which later became the "Ladle" we know today. I also built several replicas for myself and Prairie Dawg. Super Fun!!
  14. It looks to be a tad sort for a .45 Colt. How does it measure compared to a 45 Schofield ??
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