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Colorado Coffinmaker

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    the reason is Hysterical - er - Historical . . . yup . . Historical.  The 1860 Army was a "Martial" weapon initially.  Produced for the military.  The 1860 was requested to be able to fit a shoulder stock so Colt did that.  It was only much later, the "Civilian" version, without the Shoulder Stock mounting screws were seen.  The Sample Example, Uberti and "others" had for the initial reproductions was of course, a martial 1860.  So now, so many years later, we're screwed. :rolleyes:

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  2. Hogleg -


    You pose a very good question.  The RWS do not play well with Slix.  The play moderately well with OEM Pietta nipples.  I would not, however, want to rely on them for anything other than local play.  Not real Bueno with Ruger.  Can't comment on Uberti, no real encounter with OEM Uberti nipples.  


    Did however, observe another shooter with an Uberti 1860 this past Saturday. He was only shooting one Cap Gun and it didn't run the entire stage.  Not one stage.  His were OEM nipples, I am unsure of which Caps.

  3. For general consumption:  NO two powders are "interchangeable."  Powders ALL react differently.


    When there is NO load data available . . . and the manufacturer does NOT recommend for cartridge loading, Successfully and Safely become Oxymoron.  Without scientific pressure test equipment, you're flying blind.


    I would suggest, you only use scientifically derived data from established loading manuals.  To do otherwise is to invite disaster.


    Stay Safe Out There



  4. ;)  But El CupAJoe  :o


    Do your really mean an 1851 with a Stepped cylinder and a Rebated Water Table in .44 has no historical basis?? (tongue stuck firmly in cheek).  I am crushed!!  And here I thought I was hysterically kerrekt all this time (Sob, sniffle).


    :huh: Dawg Hair B)


    Have no fear !! (At least not a lot).  Common knowledge, Pietta has been building the "better Mouse Trap" for several years.  The Great Western II is a "ringer" for the early second generation Colt with a much better action.  I do have to admit, including the Encyclopedia Brittanica in bold print on the barrel is a mite annoying though.


    Stay Safe Out There 

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  5. OK . . . . AGAIN . . . . Back splatter is dictated by Target Condition, Stand Design, Gravel Base of the range.  targets need to be in good condition (Already Said).  Targets need to be hung with about 15 degrees back deflection at the target bottom.  Target frames should not include any "right angles."  Mounting targets on Rebar will guarantee splash back.  A range with a Gravel Base will guarantee splash back.  Target distance, with correct targets is immaterial, as it velocity.  Simple Physics and Geometry.

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    Ha.  None of the Above.  Toss my brass into the shop sink with water and some Whit Vinegar.  Soak for Half Hour.  Rinse.  Put it onna cookie sheet in into the small oven for an hour at 180 - 190 degrees.  Ready to load.


    PS:  I Dont shoot that heathen smokeless stuff.  BP and Subs only. 

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    Just as an aside . . . Shot with a fella for a couple of seasons that used a 20Ga, Single shot H&R.  He could keep up with the 97 guys and gals.  Was a hoot to watch.


    This missive add no real content for the OP.  Just a bit of Tuesday Evening commentary of trivial pursuit.  Should you choose to ignore this missive, I'll not take offense.  I'd probably ignore it myself.  But, if you have gotten this far, it's too late.  Yer HERE!! 

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    PLUS ONE for J-BAR absolutely!!


    As an aside.  My Metronome was installed on the left and I shoot on the right.  Mine was installed during the Winter "Off" season so I have no idea how long I could have, should have, would have waited under other circumstances.  Under NO circumstances would I trust other than the information provided by your Cardiologist.  If your Cardiologist is clueless, he or she has access to an entire network from which to get answers.  If your particular Cardio won't get you answers, you need to find a different Cardio.


    Stay Safe Out There.


    PS:  NOBODY on the forum can be trusted to answer your question.  YMMV

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  9. There is actually little if anything stated in writing as pertains to Percussion Guns.  Per BATFE daffynitions, a Percussion anything is not a firearm, and as such BATFE doesn't care.


    Now.  The other shoe.  If your customer is injured or killed by one of your creations, it befalls the Lawyers to fight it out.  The cost of a really competent Lawyer will take every penny one can Beg, Borrow or Steal.


    B) Hi Sue,


    There are two problems with 45 Schofield in '73s.  First up is the rim diameter which the Schofield is larger and "adjustment" may be necessary to the extractor.  Next up is cartridge length.  A '73 will run just fine so long as the bullet used is no shorter than a 200Gr RNFP crimped in the crimp groove.


    Seamus:  All that is necessary is to machine the breach of the cylinder for the thicker Auto Rim Rim.  Echo Echo


    Stay Safe Out There

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    Just plain "Mo Betta" fer CAS.


    :huh: If you didn't really already know that, you just haven't been paying attention of the past few years.

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    Hah.  None of the Above.  Of an age, cutting grass is NOT grins and giggles.  SO:  Hired a "Service."  They provide the Mower, They run the Mower.  They maintain the Mower.  They haul the Mower away along with the clippings.  SWEET!!

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  13. ;) Hi Fretless :mellow:


    As you see, there are an uncounted number of methods and opinions.  It's a lot like asking a question of a Lawyer (Hi Loophole :D) so I'll try and make simple.  First, a wash with water, when shooting smokeless is a waste of your time.  Water is NOT going to remove the spooge (technical term) buildup from Smokeless Powder.  SO:  Let's keep it simple.  Real simple.  Go to DILLON for a Vibratory Case Tumbler.  If you're shooting by yourself, the small one will do just fine.  Stop by your local pet store and pick up a bag of "Lizard Litter" which is Crushed Walnut, or order a bag from DILLON.  Same stuff.  After you get a couple hundred fired cases, drop them in the vibrator, and let it run for an hour or two.  You're done.  the brass won't come out looking new.  It WILL come out clean for reloading.  Then just run your brass thru you press as normal.  You don't need to de-prime before cleaning.  That's just an unnecessary extra step.  Get a shoe box.  Toss your cases in the shoe box and spray with a little case lube, even if using carbide dies.  You're brass and your arm will thank you.  When you finish a loading session, just toss your newly loaded ammo in your cartridge boxes or in a bulk box.  No need to remove the lube residue.


    If your OCD about your brass looking like "new" every time.  You'll need to spend lots more money and go thru a bunch more steps to get it that way.  Bright shiny brass doesn't shoot any better than lightly stained brass.  Those stains give it character.


    You only use water to clean brass if your shooting Black Powder or Subs.


    Stay Safe Out There

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