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Jailhouse Jim, SASS #13104

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About Jailhouse Jim, SASS #13104

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    Riding the Grubline with only the stars for a roof and a tree branch to hang my hat

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    Way out West
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  1. Great to see you hear Shorty, learned allot from the Colt discussions.
  2. Comin At Cha WR Fort Miller Hell on Wheels
  3. 38WCF is my choice. I run an original born in 1892 and a Chaparral. Both are sweet.
  4. Actually, it's not nearly as bad as folks want to make it Captain. The sections relating to the carry and transportation of firearms is only a few pages long and simple to understand. I like your parable of boiling the frog and yes we are used to the heat but our firearm transportation rules are easy to comply with :-). You can come to California with your SASS guns secured in your trunk without worry. The trunk is considered a locked container, just have them unloaded. If you want to bring your CW, as long as it has a magazine capacity of 10 rds or less, it must be in the trunk or in a locked container and unloaded as well. It's a bit of a PITA but not hard to comply with. If you get stopped for speeding :-), the CHP will not ask you if you have any firearms unless there is probably cause to believe you have committed a crime. The difference between DDD and me is he is a regular citizen with a CCW whereas I am a 30-year LEO with 25-years as a rangemaster. I am required to know the current laws regarding firearms and legal carry of concealed weapons as well as the specific parameters of the use of deadly force. Many folks simply don't take the time to do their own research and rely on what someone says. My whole point in injecting my comments into the thread is to keep misinformation from being spread. When I travel out of state, even though I am covered in all 50 states under LEOSA, I make sure I know the state laws regarding CW carry because some jurisdictions won't honor Federal Law, that's just good business and keeps me out of trouble. The biggest difference out here is we don't have the Castle Doctrine so our threshold for the use of deadly force is much higher than where you live. That doesn't mean you can't defend yourself or that you are required to retreat, it just means there has to be a defined threat to life in order to use deadly force. Come on out to California if you get the chance. There are a lot of great clubs and folks who will welcome you. Let the clubs know in advance and I'll bet you get guns offered up for you to use if you're not comfortable bringing your own. If you want more information, you can PM me and I will be happy to pass on or find out what you need to know.
  5. CAPC 16850 speaks to what is considered a locked box. The console and glove box are specifically spoken to as not a lawful locked container even if they are lockable. What is on your CCW may be a local suggestion, recommendation, or requirement that is not supported by the CAPC. If you carry a lawfully permitted firearm in an area along with your vehicle registration, inform the LEO contacting you of the presence of your sidearm prior to opening the area to retrieve your registration so there are no surprises for him or you. Long guns are considered unconcealable and are not governed by the CAPC when transported in a vehicle. In rural areas, you will commonly find farmers/ranchers/hunters with unloaded long guns carried in open sight within reach of the owner as they conduct day to day business. The language is ambiguous when said firearms are carried to and from your vehicle in an urban environment but when open carry was abolished, there was some talk of including long guns in that order. I am unclear if long guns have been included in the open carry restriction or not. It would make sense to err on the side of caution in such instances and have them in a suitable carrying case, no lock required. While not required to be kept out of sight in a vehicle, it makes good sense to keep long guns covered up in some manner if you must leave them unattended. The CAPC sections on firearms and weapons is more than 130 pages long and is very enlightening to read about things we assume are true. Don't take what someone says as gospel, read the book or call the CADOJ for an answer.
  6. DDD, if you are going to cite applicable law, please be accurate. 1) Carrying a firearm in consoles and glove compartments are prohibited ONLY because those locations are specifically not considered lockboxes. You MAY carry a firearm in either location with a CCW. 2) Only handguns and rifles that fall into the assault weapon category must be carried in a suitable locked box. Standard hunting/sports rifles/shotguns may be carried in other manners that are not secured by a lock. JJ
  7. The Slix-lever works great Warden but it needs a bit of fitting for a '51 Navy. I've used one for several years on a cut down Navy with no issues. The main concern is to not use more effort than is necessary to seat the ball so you don't take a chance on bending the lever. I load the cylinder in gun freehand on the top of my cart.
  8. Never Sleeps, if you can walk and handle your firearms safely, there is hope for you. Some clubs can even handle mobility aids but certainly not all. Find a club and come on out to see what, if any, limitations you have. Most clubs will try to accommodate a shooter with infirmities. You won't know until you try.
  9. I built a primitive reflector and used road flares to light up the steel. The extra smoke was a extra added attraction.
  10. AA's work fine for bp, you just have to get the column the correct height. I use 60grs of powder under a Claybuster 1138-12 red wad with 1 oz of shot with 100% success. Don't over crimp by trying to stuff too much powder or shot into the hull.
  11. Generally speaking, you have to soak the parts in pure vinegar to remove bluing, it doesn't come off right away. Thin bluing might be affected with diluted vinegar but has not been the case in my experience. As far as a day of shooting, carry WD-40 or BreakFree to give the lifter a little squirt if it gets sticky. BreakFree or a bit of Bore Butter on the cylinder face helps keep the fouling soft, especially if you aren't using Big Lube bullets. A bore mop from time to time doesn't hurt either. Most importantly, have fun.
  12. Not the best but they can be made to run reliably. It's a rifle you will have to work on yourself. Most Smith's won't touch them because of the internal parts not being made well and is very time consuming to make right. The wood on the early ones was soft and not much good with a dyed finish. The later ones had better wood. I I have two, one is great (38WCF), one is fair (45 Colt). I've used original Winchester internal parts, springs, lifers, lifter arm, link pins, firing pin, and a Uberti extractor on occasion when I was tuning them. No short strokes are available. I stripped the finish on both the wood and metal on the 45 Colt to make it look antiqued. I stained the stock with antique oak stain and added a Indian tack pattern to the stock. Lighten the springs and polish the rough edges. It has a one piece firing pin so you will need to run that one pretty heavy. If it was free and if you are patient with getting it smoothed up, it could be a fun project.
  13. Just when I thought you couldn't out do the last one, you go and do it. Great job Yul
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