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H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619

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  • Birthday 10/17/1966

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  1. Bill English, AKA Happy Trails. He's a great guy and a fantastic smith. But yeah, he's retired now. I remember once I had him repair a Colt M1894 that was out of time. He got it perfect. And then he told me that if I ever get another one, please, take it to someone else.
  2. The other thing it's good for, if doubling, is for dispatching gruesome monsters at close range with a single shot, or large clusters of zombies as they are rushing you. DOOM!
  3. Dantankerous.... I assume that the pistol you found is made by Uberti. I have one of theirs in .45 Colt, as well as a Third Model Schofield made by S&W in .45 S&W. The Uberti pistol is a much more "accurate" recreation of the original pistol than the one made by S&W, but both are pretty decent guns. Having one in .44-40 would be rather cool as it's great caliber. I have a S&W New Model 3 in .44-40, and it would be nice to have a modern S&W type gun in the caliber, American, Schofield or New Model 3, doesn't matter to me. I don't think you can go wrong. Warden, do you have a picture of that whole gun? It looks like a New Model 3. I didn't know anyone was making a replica of that model And, I can't ask for pics without providing... On the left is the Uberti, and the right is the S&W. Not sure why I made this pic with the 87, but go fig.
  4. On a Colt or S&W 1917, or a shaved Webley, you can use .45 ACP or .45 Autorim. With an SAA in .45ACP, you cant use .45 Auto rim because the gap between frame and cylinder isn't big enough. No need for clips with the SAA if the gap was big enough, and you could still use ACP.
  5. Oops! Typo! That should been 158 grain.
  6. I have experience with Remington and Winchester ammo in this caliber. Since it has been relatively expensive for a long time, it was one of the first calibers I started reloading for. Which has it's own set of challenges. First, finding .360" bullets can be difficult, but they are out there. I've not had to buy any for a long time. I usually load a .360" 358 grain RN bullet with excellent results. 1.1 Grains of Trailboss, which may be impossible to find now. I have also used a 150 grain RN Hollow Base .358" bullet. This load got 1.2 grains of Trailboss as it didn't sit as deep in the case, and the hollow base expands to engage the rifling. Early on, I also had a load that I don't recall how much Win 231 that "felt" idendical to the Remington factory load. I mention all of this because there is something you need to know for if/when you start reloading, the nickel brass Winchester is apparently thicker walled than the Remington stuff. You can see the case slightly bulging with the .360" bullets, and they won't chamber. But they will with the .358" bullet. So, with that in mind, I'd recommend the Remington ammo, if you can find it. PPU ammo I have no experience with in this caliber, but in others, it seems to be more lightly loaded than other ammo makers. But who knows if that carries over to .38 S&W. I have no experience with any other manufacturers. BUT, I do have experience with some vintage brass ammo/brass by various manufactures. You'd be surprised what you can find at gun shows for a surprisingly reasonable price from time to time. Even though some of this brass, usually with a .38 Colt NP (For New Police) headtamp, which is the same caliber, is cleary marked on the box as being smokeless, it has balloon head cases. This brass I use exclusively either black powder reloads, or for "hotter" loads that approximate the .38/200 round that the Brits used in WWII in their revolvers. In other words, ..38 S&W is a very addicting caliber with everything from vintage pocket pistols, main match pistols, and modern pistols that are far stronger than what the original load was ever meant to be. You may find yourself creating a collection of guns so chambered. Now if I could just get a main match rifle chambered for it. Or a reproduction Volcanic.
  7. A .45 ACP cylinder will also not allow you to use .45 Autorim. The only known revolver where this is not possible!
  8. I'll make sure it is well cared for. And if/when I get out to Tombstone for a shoot, I'll pair it with my Colt Buntline and be all Wyatt Earpy as I visit the OK Corral.
  9. Thanks for the info. Quite fascinating. The idea of a safe for smokeless muzzle loader is an intriguing one. To bad there are none on the market here. I think it'd be fun to try, even if I had no use for it in a SASS match. Novelties are always interesting!
  10. Questions.... 1. I assume that with the much larger hole the 209's need, you have to use paper cartridges. Loose powder would pour out of an unprimed cylinder. Is this assumption correct? 2. Other than availability, what is the reason for using 209's?
  11. A very good question. I forget that not everyone lives in New England and can just stop in there when they need to. https://www.colt.com/service/ That may have the info you need.
  12. A few years ago, the cross pin screw thing that holds the cylinder pin in place on my Dad's 3rd Gen Colt fell out. I found the pin, but not the screw thing. On my way home to the Boston area from the Delaware/Maryland region, I stopped at the Colt plant and asked them if they could fix it. They said yes. but they'd have to look at it to determine what was wrong and would contact me with any charges. A couple of weeks passed, and the pistol showed up at my door. Not only was this problem repaired, but one of the notches on the hammer was broken, so they replaced that as well. Total cost was $0.00 as it was all covered under the "lifetime warranty." Or at least, that's what they told me. Ever since then, when ever I have a problem with an SAA or a 1911, that's the first place I go. I recall reading that, other than other things that are still in production, they can only work on 2nd or 3rd Gen SAA's and "most" 1911's. Take it with a grain of salt. For what it's worth, I did have an action job done to a 2nd Gen SAA (An NRA Centennial Commemorative) and while that was not covered, the cost was remarkably reasonable, in my opinion.
  13. Send it back to Colt. The repair may be covered by the lifetime warranty. If it is, turn around is quick, and costs nothing.
  14. Maybe... But it still woulda been too light! I think I'll take out the Parker to use up the rest of this stuff. The one with 19.75" barrels.
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