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Tuolumne Lawman 6127

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  • Birthday 07/31/1952

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  1. 150 grain hollow base. Use standard 150 grain recipes, not 148 wadcutter. The wad cutters seat much deeper. Because of the hollow base you can load them longer in a 38 Colt case for use in rifles.
  2. Yes! They duplicate the original WW and Remington 150 long Colt. Walt Kirst will be marketing loaded bullets also.
  3. After a long (over two years) cooperative project by myself, Walt from Kirst Konverters, Debbie Sims at EMF, and Steve at Bear Creek Bullets in California, Bear Creek Bullets now producing .357" hollow base round nose bullets for .375" bore converted 1851/61 Colts and 1863 Remington revolvers! No need to line barrel, and will also work in standard .357" bore pistols and lever action rifles. More to come. This allows you to replicate the original 1892 Army load for the .38 Colt, which could be used in converted .36 percussion or all modern .357" bore guns. More info to come!
  4. Well, very interesting. Dave Anderson was actually the first to attempt to produce conversions in limited small production runs.. He used ASM 1860s as the host guns, and eventually contracted to ASM to produce stepped 1860 cartridge cylinders and some other parts. This was before ASM started to produce Type I conversions of their own. around 2000. I discovered that Truth and Justice's cylinders are NOT converted percussion cylinders! They are beefier, and actually almost the same diameter as Uberti's cartridge conversion's cylinders. When ASM started producing conversions, they used the shortcut of not having stepped cylinders or frames. Anderson, however, had ASM make stepped 1860 cartridge cylinders, and had the corresponding step on the frame. As I have said already, truth and Justice have have these stepped cylinders.
  5. Introducing "Truth" and "Justice"! 1860 Colt custom conversion in .44 Colt (BHA). Both have 5.5" barrels, The host pistols were Armi San Marcos from Cimarron (The bottom of the barrel says "ASM Fredericksburg Texas". Hand stamped serial numbers 71 and 72. After some research in Adler's book and reviewing them with those who know (including Walt Kirst) they are apparently early conversions done by Dave Anderson in the 1990s. (ASM host guns, threaded end plug in cylinder side of ejector rod housing, and several other small things). The engraving was was supposedly done by Frank "Texas Jack" Lehman in the same time period. I knew Frank, and he had engraved several of my guns back then, and it is the script and pattern is the same as he preferred. and used on my guns. They are well used, with honest wear, which is fine with me. The action is slick, with about a 2 to 2.5 pound trigger pull. The front sights appear to be from Mexican brass coins cut to size. The grips have been shaved down to make them thinner, but I plan on putting faux ivory on them. Need to figure out is I use Pietta or Uberti grips. Got them along with 500 rounds of Load-X .44 Colt cowboy ammo. I also already have dies and bullet from loading 44 Colt in the past. I got the from a shooting pard, that has been teasing me with them for a few years now.
  6. In my military service, I had a 1911A1, even when I was a Criminal Investigator. I had it issued instead of a 2" 38. I carried it in a Roy's pancake holster, strong side, under my suit coat In my entire LEO career, however, I only had a short window of one year that I was able to choose my caliber. I had a Para-Ordnance P13 (13 shot 1911 Commander style).n I did a two year Homeland Security gig as a domestic Security Contractor protecting infrastructure, and I carried a 1911A1. Now, I am 70, and I carry a Glock 43X in 9mm for EDC. It is a compromise for easier concealment, and I am not enforcing laws.. I load either Federal HST 124 grain +P or 9BPLE 115 grain +P+. Modern 9mm ammo is very effective, but modern .45 ammo is even better. I still have a 1911A1 I shoot in Wild Bunch, and carry in a drop leg holster when hiking in the woods.
  7. Military 9mm Nato FMJ never expands. .45 ACP has double the frontal area of the 9mm, and doen't need to expand. The best 9mm JHPs expand to about .60" + or -. Winchester T-Seriesd 45 ACP expands to a full inch! I have 7 years military and 20+ years as an LEO. The .45 has been a better stopper since 1871 (Colt .44 Richards use a .451" heeled bullet in the .44 Colt case).
  8. Main page up, but forums still Kaput!
  9. Timeless designs... The 1894 is 128 years old and the 1911 is 111 years old! I'm 70 and a firearms guy all my life. The longevity of these iconic firearms amazes me. I was shooting a Wild Bunch match at Railroad Flat this weekend, and I realized the 1911 is a top notch weapon to this day, and far from obsolete! In combat, I would rather have a 1911 than a Beretta M9 ANY DAY!
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