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Earl Brasse, SASS #3562

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About Earl Brasse, SASS #3562

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    Cowboy action shooting (and all the fun that goes with it), History, antiques, classic cars,

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  1. I don't know the cost one way or the other but... If you could find a "junk" hammer that has notch issues & have someone graft the spur onto your hammer might be an idea. If your gun is smooth & in time etc you would be saving all the time, money & heartache of trying to get everything back to "just right' . I would think fitting etc on a used unknown hammer could be pricey, not to mention, yours is smooth? People have been cutting & welding hammers for higher-lower etc for a long time.
  2. It looks to me the reason your S&W will close with 1/2 but not full moon clips is in the way it was converted. Looking at the rear of the cylinder it looks like they did not mill off the star face far enough to accept full moons. I believe full moons were a much later & at the outset more expensive idea than 1/2 moons. You should be able to (or have) it trimmed until the full moon will fit. They most likely thought it would leave the star stronger than milling all the way to the ratchet teeth circle. Yes, 1/2 moon clips are less sturdy than full moons. They can try up a gun if they aren't kept "tight" & in shape so they hold the ammo & still allow the cylinder to rotate. If they spread open too far they can go out part the edge of the cylinder blocking rotation. In the 1st World War, they may have been an "expendable" item. You can make a "de-mooning" tool from a piece of copper pipe to aid in removing fired brass. They make & sell tools from low to high prices to both load & unload moon clips. Webley .455 came in Mk I (older & longer brass now long gone) & Mk.II shorter & newly made.
  3. Sent you a pm, also if you need a vintage hand crank roll crimper and/ or hand primer seating tool I have a couple. The hand primer seating tool also works on the brass Magtech shells
  4. Just some thoughts... S&W Revolver You may want to check the cylinder on your S&W to see what / how the conversion was done. If there are no stampings on the rear, then yes, it was cut. (should see serial # digits & inspection marks) Then did they bore it for ACP length? If so. you should be able to test fit an empty case & see if it closes & has good headspace. (without using clips) I have one of the S&W's & a Colt 1917 in .455 that were converted to also shoot .45 Colt. They bored it deep enough to chamber the .45 Colt while countersinking the chamber approx. 1/2 the thickness of the Colt rim (until properly headspaced.) This allowed the larger .455 Webley to still work as it has a larger rim to rest on the chamber mouth. (won't work with Auto-Rim) Webley Revolver There was a guy on E-Bay selling "re-conversion rings" , basically a shim to put on a .45 acp shaved cylinder to bring it back up to be able to shoot .455 Webley. I haven't tried one. Yes, .455 Webley pressure is much less than .45 acp. There are forums talking about loads & pressures that would be good to look at before loading any .45 acp for a Webley. There is a lot of info out there on .455 Webley reloading, lots of variables. Happy researching & shooting
  5. A must to make mule meat a more manageable meal on the march?
  6. Nice to know they found a good home & won't be burned in some protest.
  7. Saw 2 of those blue Trump flags about 20 feet up on the light poles on the bridge in the morning last week that were gone the next morning. A bit gutsy on both sides as the drop on the off side is about 40 feet ? onto dirt (or concrete if you hit the bike path) plus the first 20.
  8. SOLD Two Thompson .45 cal. 30 round Stick Mags 1927 / 1928 These are original 1928 magazines "the Seymour Products Co. , Seymour Conn." They had the round magazine release stud hole made into the oval style of the semi-auto then welded back to round again. If your gun is a round stud hole type good, if not, a little file work & you're good. Both have good springs & lips, one has good original finish, the other has some light pits under a duller old refinish . Only buy if they are legal for you to own & me to ship to you. SOLD $ 70 shipped to you in the USA (a posted "I'll take has priority)
  9. Now that's something to get revved up about.
  10. If you end up wanting a hand crank antique one I have several I could sell, also have the old style primer seater for the brass shells, Earl
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