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Muley Gil SASS # 57795

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  1. Generally, reenactor powder is for shooting blanks, not live ammo. IIRC, this powder isn't screened like regular black powder. I'm sure someone here has tried it for live fire.
  2. Anybody that bought pistol or revolver ammo had to sign a book, up until 1986. If you bought .22 rimfire, the clerk would ask if it was for a rifle or a handgun. of course, you said rifle, even if you DID intend to put in into your Single Six or Colt Woodsman.
  3. I live in a little Blue Ridge mountain town where the "Welcome to..." and "Y'all come back!" are on the same post! Seriously, you can stand at the northbound sign and see the back of the southbound sign, about 50 yards away.
  4. Sure helps when it comes to the proving that you are in the right.
  5. Rye Miles, if you already own a Ruger Blackhawk or Vaquero, you can add a 9mm to it. You need to know the overall length of the cylinder of the Ruger you already own, including the boss at the front. Too long is better than too short. AND the most important factor is that you have to match the frame size. Old Model (3 screw) Blackhawks are built on the medium frame, as are the New Vaquero. The New Model Blackhawks are built on the large (.44 Magnum) frames. An additional cylinder is around $100. Many are a drop-in fit. I have bought several off of ebay.
  6. I'll take it. PM me with your mailing address & how you want to be paid-check, USPS money order, etc.
  7. They are very popular. I shoot a 1858 Parker-Hale 2 band rifle in the N-SSA. I also have an 1863 Springfield rifle that appears to have been put together after the War, probably for one of the numerous military schools that were common back then.
  8. Dusty, Sure wish I could afford that rifle-gun, but all my piggy bank holds these days is dust.
  9. Didn't know that Uberti ever made any SAA clones in .41 Colt. I knew about the .38-40s.
  10. I'd be interested in any leftovers. I'm close to your waistline.
  11. What shape is the .58 mould? Trash can, semi-wadcutter, traditional Minie? And what weight bullet does it throw?
  12. If you intend to use this Single Six cylinder chambered in a .32 round, the metal that forms the recesses for the .22 rims can be machined away. The .45 ACP cylinder for my convertible Blackhawk was recessed and I had the rear turned down so that I could use .45 Auto Rim cartridges in it.
  13. The SN that he posted is the Army # on the butt, looking at his first picture. It gets confusing, fer sure. I'm on the S&W forum and on the Colt forum too. For years, S&W stamped an assembly number on the frame, behind the yoke, to keep all of the major parts together during the build. Many folks have mistaken that number for the SN. BTW, crane=Colt, yoke=S&W.
  14. The butt number on a Colt 1917 is the US Arny number, NOT the serial number. Colt put their serial numbers on the frame, behind the crane. 1917 serial numbers were included in the New Service SN range. The SN on the range and the Army number on the butt will not match. S&W assigned a separate serial number range their 1917 production and the butt number on a S&W 1917 IS the serial number. Besides, in 1916, there was no 1917 production. Judging by the narrow cylinder/frame gap and the color of the cylinder, it appears a .45 Colt New Service cylinder has been mated to a 1917 frame.
  15. It does appear that Ronnie's revolver has the longer .45 Colt cylinder. The bluing is also different.
  16. The grips on this revolver are commercial. Military issue was smooth walnut. BUT, $750 is still a good price!
  17. You have a S&W Victory model & it should be a .38 special. Ones that were issued to the US military during WW II had 4" barrels & usually went to the Navy and the Marine Corps for issue to pilots. Other Victory models went to police departments and for use by security officers that worked for defense industries. The lanyard loop has been removed. I can't tell by the pictures if the hole is empty or plugged. Other Victory models, known as British Service Revolvers (BSRs) went to the British to be issued to Commonwealth troops. These were chambered in .38 S&W and most of them had 5" barrels, although 4" and 6" barrels are occasionally encountered.
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