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Tex Jones, SASS 2263

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  1. Nice purchase.  A LGS up here had one in stock for over a year.  Also had a Winchester '92 in 44 Mag as well.  I haven't been in the shop for over a month so I don't know if they're still there.

  2. Same here.  How many pills are being hawked for all the ailments/conditions that exist?  I watch a couple of shows on network TV, but tape them so I can fast forward through the commercials.  The national news is a joke.  If it's not how many millions are at risk due to an upcoming snow event it's  how many million are getting rained on/flooded. 

  3. I have been watching the shows for a while now and I noticed a couple of things:


    The half hour shows were better than the hour long ones later in the run.

    Matt sure put a lot of folks in Boot Hill.

    Kitty was a beauty. 

    Why didn't Chester carry a gun, except for a few occasions? 

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  4. 1 hour ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:

    Some quick measurements done carefully, but only with an good dial caliper (not a depth mike, which I don't have).

    Five cases, very lightly cleaned pockets, average depth:


    Starline unfired, from about 2008             0.124"

    Starline fired with BP loads 2006?            0.123"

    Winchester fired with BP loads                 0.120"

      (some fairly old - maybe back to 1995) 


    Those all seem to be made to PISTOL depth (0.117 to 0.123", per SAAMI)

    Rather than made to RIFLE depth (SAAMI spec,  0.125 to 0.132")


    Anybody compare to these?  Especially new made Starline?


    good luck, GJ

    Just checked 10 new Starline 44-40 cases.  Miked out (dial caliper) to .120", almost exactly.

  5. DA in Santa Fe indicated today that Alec Baldwin and Hanna Gutierrez Reed will be charged with involuntary manslaughter.  The assistant director, David Halls has agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon.

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  6. I had the pleasant surprise to be on the same flight with her once, over 20+ years ago.  All by herself and very quiet.  I didn't have the courage to say hello, even though she was directly across from me in the cabin.  RIP, Gina.

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  7. Interesting problem.  The charge weight appears to be too light, according to Hodgdon's web site when using Winchester primers.  That may be the variable.  I would try loading to, at least, the minimum, which is 5 grains of 700X and see the results.  Also, if you're shooting in cold weather, that may have an effect on velocity.


    I had a problem with high primers in one pistol last year when using my regular loads. It turned out the firing pin bushing had cme loose and the spent primer ended up locking up the pistol.  That was relatively easy to solve with the help of Cholla, who diagnosed the problem.


  8. 14 hours ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:




    ...is a real Winchester and has a 17.5" barrel.   When I bought it, I spun it.   I "impressed" myself, so I spun it again.   Front sight caught my shirt ripped it open, and left a scratch across my chest.  (No scar)   I've never tried to spin it again!

    That's because you don't have long arms like Chuck Connors.  I don't recall exactly, but there was a "stop" attached or machined into his rifles that prevented the cartridge from falling out when the rifle was spin cocked.  John Wayne could spin cock his '92, but in later years the barrel was shortened.

  9. There was one battery open at Ft. Hancock (Sandy Hook, NJ ) years ago, but as the concrete began to crumble it was, and remains, closed to the public.  There are also a number of pillboxes in the area, also either closed or flooded.  About 20 years ago, some ordinance was discovered, which dated from, most likely, the First World War, but could have been from the Civil War.  The beach was closed off and the ordinance was exploded.  Lots of black smoke. 


    The Nike missile batteries are gone, but one reproduction with its control vehicle is on display.  Also, there is a memorial stone from the American revolution, which commemorates the loss of British troops.  Lots of history in and around NY harbor.

  10. 5 minutes ago, Wyatt Earp SASS#1628L said:

    The company has been in business since 1931, so I don't understand your comment about history.  Am I missing something?

    During WW II the "French State" known a Vichy France, which included the portion occupied by the Germans, collaborated with the Nazis.  The Free French government in exile was led by Charles DeGaulle.  The "French State" was headquartered in the town of Vichy, in the "unoccupied" zone of France.

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  11. 21 minutes ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:

    I just got off the phone with Clint.  He said the gun in question was a Mattel Shootin' Shell and that all the Greenie Stick-Um caps were stored before the shoot.  Ruta was wearing a Vibranium skull cap and Alex Baldwin was only two years old so they all felt pretty safe.

    BTW, it's not completely clear, but the revolver looks to be a Great Western, or a Mattel copy.  :)


  12. As Cholla said, Colts in 44-40 can be pricey.  A consecutive set of 44s with 7 1/2'' bbls was listed on Gunbroker (items closed yesterday), which, when fees and shipping are thrown in, went for over $3,000 each.  As above, availability is hit or miss and because Colt is not listing them as standard production the ones that come up ( 3rd generation models ) are NOS ( new old stock ).  Factory ammo is almost non existent so reloading is a must.  With care, loading 44-40 ammunition can be fairly straightforward, but I wouldn't recommend it for beginners. 


    The caliber and guns are fun to shoot, but if I were to start out now, clones would be the best, read cheapest, way to start. However, if you have your heart set on Colts then have it it.  You only live once.  I have three now and don't regret buying them.   I also have clones in the same caliber, though.


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