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TN Mongo, SASS #61450

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  1. You can remove the rivets. Carefully, work on them with a needle nose pliers. You can use a small drill bit through the center of the rivets to help with their removal. I dislike screwed/riveted down holsters. I feel there is enough friction to secure your holsters in place, in the majority of cases.
  2. As July Smith said, a pair of Piettas are the closest thing going for a reasonable price to a second generation Colt. My Piettas are my main match guns because they shoot well and I have less in them than a set of Rugers. I have several pair of real Colts and a set of USFAs. I shoot them occasionally, but I almost always shoot my Piettas. Both of my Piettas have 2nd gen Colt parts in them including a real Colt cylinder in one pistol.
  3. Well done! I've struggled my whole life. I have belts that range from 36" to 48".
  4. The link below should help you determine a year of manufacture. Black Powder Arms - Welcome I don't think Navy Arms is currently importing revolvers at this time. You may find the model name in the following link> Navy Arms Past Products
  5. I own several .380s. They can be very "snappy", One of the easiest shooting .380s is the S&W .380 Shield EZ. This is a great pistol! It's a little big but, has little recoil and the slide is easy to work. s&w 380 shield ez - Search (bing.com) As a second gun, I carry a Beretta Pico in .380. Very small and flat: double action only: Pico (beretta.com) It shoots well and is very small.
  6. I like these: Klein Tools 5104MINI Mini Tool Bucket, Leather-Bottom - Tool Bags - Amazon.com Amazon.com: FOCCIUP 10 Pcs 8x10 Inches Reusable Muslin Bags with Drawstrings Cotton Sachet Bags for Jewelry Party Favors : Home & Kitchen I have a ton of Crown bags from when my kids bartended.
  7. SKB carries parts 12 GA Parts | SKB Shotguns
  8. Good advice listed above. Rugers our quality guns and seldomly have serious problems. I have had to send a few Rugers back over the years, but never for any really serious problems. I've always been well treated by their service department.
  9. The wife and I left Chicago in 1977 and moved to Chattanooga, TN. We love Tennessee! No state income tax, reasonable home prices, gun friendly, and wonderful people. At first the "ethnic food" scene (such as a good pizza) was pretty grim, but now, anything that had been available in Chicago, is available here. When we first moved, I remember asking the guy behind the meat counter at the grocery store where the bratwurst where? He had no idea what a bratwurst was. We like to tease northern friends about the difference in culture. I'm fond of telling them that in Chicago, the word "barbecue" is a verb, in the South, "barbecue" is a noun.
  10. This maker is big with the Civil War guys. I've spent time with him talking historic military hats. He really knows his stuff and makes authentic period hats. Dirty Billy Dirty Billy's Hats (dirtybillyshats.com)
  11. +1 for D Bar J hats. I bought a 100X "crappy" hat a Border Town and I love it. I also have purchased several top of the line hats for pennies on the dollar off of Ebay. Each of my Ebay hats had to be reshaped, but I have several really nice hats from that site.
  12. He cracks me up. He's one of the main reasons I watch Gutfeld.
  13. Sorry you had to deal with this CC. I just went through this again last week.
  14. Ashley, Regretfully, almost all Uberti or Pietta parts will need some fitting. Any decent gunsmith who knows his/her way around Colt style single actions should not have a problem fitting these parts. If you need recommendations of someone good in your area, this group will gladly hook you up.
  15. The new SKB company does have replacement wood for Japanese guns (click on the link below). I'm sure they're not cheap, but main springs I bought for them were well made and reasonably priced. Replacement Wood | SKB Shotguns
  16. As RR stated, new hammers are the way to go. Some of our more knowledgeable (and frugal) cowboys, however, have replaced the retractable pin behind the firing pin with a longer solid pin that lets the firing pins operate as normal firing pins. Other shooters who have made this conversion might want to chime in here. Fortunately, the couple pair of Ubertis I own, have regular firing pins.
  17. A great honor for a great cowboy!
  18. No good deed goes unpunished. New favorite country song: For all the "woke" young people who don't care for us old people.
  19. Oh boy! I've taken this journey before. As others have already stated, this needs to be soldered back on. The piece you showed came off my shotgun and later, the whole forend lug. There are two places that specialize in this repair: 1. Briley Manufacturing (713) 932-6995 2. Mitch Schultz Gunsmithing LTD 3 Lacey PL Southport, CT 06890 (203) 254-0436 I used Mitch Schultz because he was recommended by the new SKB company. He did an excellent job, but the repair was north of $300 a couple of years ago. A good friend used Briley and his shotgun barrel repair looks great. Briley was more reasonable on the cost. One of our top cowboy SKB gunsmiths likes to repair these with JB Weld, but that fix did not work for my gun and broke again in a few months. Since my SKB has been properly re-soldered, I have had no problems. One great recommendation I got from one of our SKB gunsmiths was to use a leather sleave that fits over the barrels and forend. The leather sleave helps relieve the stress on the locking lug system, which is a weak design part of an SKB with a single forend lug. I wasn't aware, until recently, that later SKBs featured two forend lugs to help deal with this problem.
  20. Dee, Perfectly legal for SASS, except as previously mentioned, Classic Cowboy. Go ahead and shoot the .45 ACPs. I had a pair of .38-40 Rugers that came with a pair of .40 S&W cylinders. I hardly ever shot them with the .38-40 cylinders. The .40 S&W cylinders worked great. I did have to get a .40 chamber checker to make sure all my ammo fit, but I loved shooting them. I currently have two "single" Rugers with double cylinders: .45 LC/.45 ACP and .357/9 mm. I enjoy shooting both of these, but I haven't bothered looking for another one of either to make a pair.
  21. I've wet tumbled for the last 10 years. I've experienced .44-40 brass that color on occasion. I use Lemi-shine as part of my cleaning solution, but only a little. Nickle cases (and even silver colored primers) really mess with my brass color. I've had "copper colored" brass (after tumbling) with BP subs. Now I only use real BP in rifle and pistol cases. My top cleaning ingredients are Strat-O-Sheen and Dawn. I still use a little Lemi-Shine. Thanks to the advice of Yul Loose, I no longer use SS pins and I see very little difference in my finished product. I now knock out all primers before tumbling and have found that my brass is drying much faster. Check the link below for Strat-O-Sheen; this is great stuff. Search results - RioGrande
  22. Decades ago I shot Silhouette with a scoped Thompson Contender out to 100 Meters. Around the same time, a good shooting buddy and I would shoot 2 liter Coke bottles filled with colored water at 100 yards. We had to "walk" the rounds into the bottles, but it was surprising how good we got with iron sights. I used my Super Blackhawk or my Redhawk. My buddy had a Virginia Dragoon that he was very good with. We were shooting .44 mags with loads a little more than .44 special strength. This was way before we started shooting cowboy.
  23. I'm so sorry to hear about this! The wife and I will add you to our prayer list. Hopefully, karma will catch up to this thug and his friends.
  24. Tuna is like crack cocaine for cats, but it lacks all the nutrition they need. When I make tuna salad for the wife, I have to give our little monsters a little tuna - they demand it.
  25. Your rifle will run better with a new or repaired lower bolt tab. Purchase a bolt assembly kit from VTI, Cimarron, or Taylors. The new bolt bolts have a replaceable lower bolt tab. I had a good friend, who is an excellent cowboy gunsmith, fit new ones for my rifle and my wife's. If you are a good "gun mechanic", you could do it yourself. There are a number of good videos on Youtube that are helpful.
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