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The Aggie Rifleman, SASS#55213

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About The Aggie Rifleman, SASS#55213

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  • Birthday 07/07/1976

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    Las Cruces NM
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    SASS, WWII Reenacting

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  1. Interesting. Comes out to $66 for 100. Buying the components is ~$150 for 100 but that includes 300 additional bullets for reloading.
  2. Bullet wise they are quite big. 262g vs your 250/255g in standard 45LC. Traditional 455 rounds are very pointy cones vs. flatter type for 45LC. 455 also had at the time the "manstopper" round, which was a hunk of lead with a conical cone cut out of it very much like a hollow point. For SASS use a 455 Webley case with one of the popular LW 45's used in CS would be an even shorter package than CS. Less case capacity depending on powder used could be a benefit. If SASS lever guns could be made to run 455s the short case would make for higher capacity without additional length.
  3. One thing I found interesting was the Webley's ease of loading/unloading. The revolver is a top break like my Schofields, but the latch is much easier to manipulate. On reloading, the cam that cycles the extractor star on the Webley seemed to work better than the Schofield as well. I wonder how much the short 455 case vs 45LC has to do with that.
  4. Thanks to my local club last weekend I was able to shoot a unique round in the match, 455 Webley. The picture shows the 3 fired cartridges (45LC, 45 ACP, 455 Webley). 455 is shorter than ACP. Traditionally it was loaded with a 265g bullet at ~600fps. Being a period correct cartridge for SASS it would make for an interesting alternative to 45CS. Even less case volume/length could make loading lighter bullets quite easy. Components, while expensive are available from starline and MO bullet Co. A lever rifle that holds 10 45LCs would hold 13+ 455s. Either way it was fun to shoot. The revolver had no noticible difference in recoil compared to 45LC or ACP. It's 100+ year old sights were still dead on and I didn't miss...I still was slow but I didn't miss!
  5. They kinda did when they mounted a bunch on the front made out of scrapped German beach obstacles. Curtis Cullin's Hedgerow Cutter (AKA the Rhino Tank) was a bunch of sharpened blades to smash their way through the Normandy Bocage.
  6. Here's what I could find off of ye olde google: "Only about 250 of these were manufactured for the Costa Rican military in the late 19th century. Caliber is 44-40. Military features include a 27" round barrel with large steel lug on right side for mounting a saber bayonet. Magazine tube is slightly shorter than barrel for the bayonet. Military sights feature a reverse ladder rear sight and post front...identical to what we see on standard carbines. Stock and forearm feature semi-crescent buttplate and two panel checkered forend. Original military sling swivels are intact with the front mounted to the magazine tube and the rear one mounted toward the rear of the stock. Good markings throughout with nice Colt barrel address. Caliber marking on left side of barrel "44 Cal." shows a bit of wear but still good and legible. Serial number is in the 51,000 range." (from an item description) So it takes some kind of saber style bayonet. probably looked like the one for a Commission Mauser (bayonet was identical to its tube mag predecessor)
  7. I want matching 1895 Winchester Mares leg pistols in 30-06. Also would like a freedoms arms revolver in 454 with a 18" buntline barrel. For shotgun I want that literal hand cannon thing that Jim Bowie used in John Wayne's version of the Alamo.
  8. AMERC brass gets tossed or made into dummies for other purposes (molds for leather loops).
  9. When I started the club I shot at (Panhandle Cowboys of NWFL) had a category called "Working Cowboy". You used only one pistol and reloaded on the clock. It was a lot of fun shooting that and at the time I couldn't afford 2 pistols, but I did get a 45ACP cylinder for my 1873 so I just swapped on the clock.
  10. A 30" 73 won't quite get you 20 shots (in 45 Long Colt). Mine holds 17 I think and my 1866 Musket holds 15. I would love to see something like this. More shooting = More Fun!
  11. As you state, there's a pile of post 1899 calibers that are allowed. Others include 357 Magnum, 44 Special, 44 Magnum, 32 H&R Mag, and the latest bee's knees 45 Cowboy Special. If a revolver is of an older design but chambered in a modern cartridge and can meet all other requirements (power factor). This smaller pistol in 380 may be the ideal pistol for shooters of smaller stature/youth.
  12. If Nagant revolvers in 380 are legal I don't see why this pistol wouldn't be. If it meets the power factor should be gtg. I'd like to see one of these.
  13. I am not taking trades.

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