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The Coconino Pistolero, SASS # 72432

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  1. After looking at the breech block with a magnifier I finally saw the pin. It was blended into the block very well. Learned something new. It was bigger than I thought. Will try to get it loose tomorrow.
  2. GJ, I did as suggested and the firing pin came out. The rear of the firing pin had some burrs on it that possibly was causing the pin to stick. Front of firing pin was straight. I will inspect all the parts for any bends. I agree about forcing the lever not being good. I didn't force it, I bobbled the lever and I may have had the case extracting when I tried closing the lever. That trying to go fast does have a downside. Probably broke the extractor from fatigue, I put almost 9000 rounds through it. Who knows what the previous owners shot through it. The base of the blown case was intact. This breech block does not have an extractor pin. It looks like a press fit. I have an email to VTI to see if a new breech block assembly will fit.
  3. Howdy Kingsnake I got a big hammer too. Figure the opening action could stand to be loosened up too.
  4. Finally got to look at the backup CZ Amarillo that let me down at Winter Range, I had cleaned it and put away until the Covids left. Firing pin appears to be broken. Never had a problem with my primary. Who is working on these now? The 1873 had an interesting malfunction last weekend starting with a BP round exploding out of the chamber during a bobbled levering. The case was wedged in the carrier when it detonated. Upon taking the gun down the firing pin was stuck out and would not retract initially and the extractor was broken. No injury other than to skivvies. Rifle was made in 1986 and the breech block does not look like the one in my newer 1866. The firing pin is now free but it does not fall out of the breech block. Can't get the firing pin out. Almost looks like the firing pin assembly was pressed into the breech. Also no retaining pin visible for the extractor. CP
  5. I have too much .45 acp brass. Not shooting Wild Bunch anymore. All brass is cleaned and ready to load. I have 4,000 pieces of commercial brass that is a mix of 1x, 2x, and 3x fired. 80% is Federal, Winchester, Remington. The rest is mostly PMC and Magtech with a smattering of Starline, Black Hills, etc. No small primer or S&B. Each 1,000 has a few extra in case I missed them pesky small primers.. ALL commercial brass is SPF. 1K is $70 shipped 2K is $125 shipped 3K is $165 shipped all 4K is $210 shipped I have 1, 875 pieces of US GI brass. All has been reloaded before. Mostly WCC and WRA with some RA. $100 shipped for all. Coconino PIstolero
  6. For sale Ruger Bisley Old Model Vaquero, 5 1/2” blued, .45 Colt, Ruger simulated ivory grips, with case and set of 3 Wolff reduced power hammer springs, $670 shipped to your FFL.
  7. Howdy Notso Slim, 



    $110 for both shipped and insured.


    A check is fine from a pard.



  8. Lyman 2 cavity .45 230 gr RN missing the handle screws. Very good to exc. condition. $30 shipped. NOE 5 cavity .45 230 gr RN . VG to exc. condition. Ready for your allow. $75 shipped. $90 shipped for both.
  9. There was a biggun! Not sure how since I look at them to see if there were defects like a large sprue ring when the mould is not closed right. I took out the cylinder from the 1860 Army and pounded the ball in with a plastic punch so the cylinder would rotate. Took off the nipple and filled in the powder gap. Went bang and really could not tell the difference. Another day in capgun paradise! Not a Ninja but a sooty cowboy
  10. I learned Saturday that oversize balls are worse. First time in years of casting RB. My Uberti and Pietta prefer .454.
  11. One-shot has its uses. It is all I need to resize .44 WCF. I started using One Shot when I discovered a downside to pin cleaning brass. If it gets like-new clean I noticed drag on the Dillon belling die and little streaks of brass being deposited on it. Especially with .45 acp and .45 Colt. I dump the brass in a tub and give a quick spray to get some inside the case mouth of some of the cases. It is enough to stop the drag. It turns out the residue inside the case mouth acts as a lubricant in the belling operation. One Shot does not work sizing larger rifle cases well. I learned that with .308 Win. If the case was WET with the One Shot it sort of worked some time. I picked up some lanolin grease at the local hippy grocery and it works like a champ. Just a little smear around the case below the neck and sizing is SMOOTH. I will have to get the liquid stuff and make some spray.
  12. Good luck on the surgery Dawg. Next time ask if anyone has a gently used on the Wire!
  13. I got 2 sometimes 3 using either AA or Federal top gun without fiddling with the press. They get singed with real BP but as long as the crimp closes they are fine and shuck easy. I got a bushel of the Federal at our local range last summer so I am tossing them after one toasting now.
  14. I use 20:1 lead to tin but that was along with cheap lead and 50/50 bar solder on ebay for low bids . May have to start diluting WW next batch.
  15. My RCBS was from 1986. For the cost of shipping there they got it working fine again several times. I only use it for tumbling off case lube now. Have a heavy duty tumbler for pins and ceramic.
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