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  1. I've never used a Lee Load-All so I can' t speak about it, but I did have a MEC Junior and I liked it quite well-as I remember it was well made and didn't give me any trouble at all. I no longer have it, but in going through stuff today, I still have a few hundred rounds that I loaded in the off time using the MEC.
  2. Saw a NEW Winchester 1873 Deluxe Sporting Lever-Action Rifle 44-40 with gorgeous figured wood for $1725 out the door, half octagon, half round barrel, case colors, shotgun butt plate. Is it worth that much, or should I keep looking? What experiences have folks had with the Miroku Winchesters? Let the opinions begin! :-) Stock photo...
  3. I used those orange hat cleaning sponges back in the old days. Bought them at Renton Western Wear, but I have been away from Seattle for a long time now, and I see they shut down in 2013. Search for “orange hat cleaning sponges” in your favorite search engine.
  4. When I was actively shooting BP and loading my own shotshells, I used 209 primers with BP and they worked fine. No issues at all. As I remember I used a couple different brands, Winchester and CCI. (Edit, I just reread the original post and saw that the question was about Magnum primers-I used standard primers.)
  5. My guess is that the OP wants 4 clicks rather that the new 3 click Uberti safety firing pin gadget that the new revolvers come with. I am not a gunsmith, nor do I play one on television, but my guess would be that replacing the hammer has changed the geometry of the hand, bolt, trigger & now the timing is off. My internet guess would be that the clicks with the new hammer and cylinder installed are 1 click-“safety” notch, 2 click-half cock, 3 click-bolt drop, 4 click-cylinder lock, 5 click-force the hammer back far enough to engage the full cock sear. Just a guess t
  6. Don’t know if this will help, as the number stamp appears to be incomplete and I am late to the meeting. As far a I can remember, these were purchased sometime in the mid 1990’s. I normally reload but could not find brass at the time.
  7. Does anyone know if the Cimarron (Uberti) 1851 Richards-Mason conversion revolvers have the same arbor issues that the Uberti 1851 cap and ball revolvers have? (short arbors) Got the bug to perhaps pick one up in .38 Special. Thanks.
  8. Just checked a 44-40 older Uberti SAA clone that was set up for black powder by Dakota Slim out of RUCAS in Washington state a number of years ago. I just took it out of the safe and measured the gap, as I have not shot any matches for some time. The gap is .008 and as I remember I would shoot a day long match (5 or 6 stages) and not need to do anything to it and it functioned fine. Never shot it more than that as on a 2 day match I would disassemble and clean it at the end of the day. Only ever shot black, no substitutes.
  9. This is like watching a train wreck. I just can't stop myself! :-)
  10. Ace, I'll take it. I was just thinking about loading for this caliber. Will send you a PM. Portugee John
  11. I think the difference is the rod size, round vs. half-round. Not positive as I've never had a smaller caliber single action to compare them.
  12. You might try Taylor's. They just shipped a backorder that I had for one, so they may have gotten more in... https://taylorsfirearms.com/contact-us
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