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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. I've wondered if these new Charles Daly triple barrel shotguns are legal... https://www.charlesdaly.com/product.php?id=372
  2. MIM parts are cheaper and easier to make with modern methods when compared to older ones (machining, casting, stamping, etc). Manufacturers like this. Some shooters will claim that MIM parts are weaker, more brittle, less reliable than originals. Whether that is true is to be determined. MIM has been used for lots of parts, even outside of the firearms industry. Its a fairly safe bet that everyone's automobile is full of MIM parts. If its going to break, its going to break is what I say. I've had parts of all methods of manufacture break. Things wear out and then are replaced. It all comes down to what a person wants, and today if you want something affordable, especially if it is a part for a almost 150 year old design, MIM is the way to go (right or wrong).
  3. Well after who knows how many rounds fired the ole half moon ejector on my Buntline finally set for the last time. Figured I'd see if anyone on the wire had an extra laying around they didn't need before I scrounge the vendors. I'd like to find a bullseye rod as a replacement. My buntline is in 45LC.
  4. Metal Injection Molding (MIM) is a metal manufacturing method. It is a rapidly growing segment of metal component manufacturing and is being used for firearm applications, to the dislike of many.
  5. I'm all for it. Make wild bunch a main match category vs. a separate side match. Ca[, if we do have auto loader rifles you can use my BAR anyday.
  6. Sent you a message pard... extremely interested in this.
  7. Pards, I'm looking for a few pistols: 1. Rossi Ranch Hand - This is the "Mares Leg" that Rossi made a few years ago. Not quite a SASS revolver, but definitely a fun pistol. I prefer 45LC for the caliber. 2. 18" Buntline - I need something to compliment my 10" Buntline. I don't need a real SAA, so a Uberti would be just fine. Again, prefer 45LC. I have seen versions with adjustable and fixed sights and would prefer fixed. Also, last thing I'm looking for is a part. I've have seen in the past that there are 45ACP cylinders made for 1875 Remington pistols but have not seen one for a long long time. Anyone have an extra? Edit to add: Anyone have 444 Marlin brass as well?
  8. Interesting. Comes out to $66 for 100. Buying the components is ~$150 for 100 but that includes 300 additional bullets for reloading.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. I am not taking trades.

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