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H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619

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  1. I have heard some drop 2's disable the magazine, and others do not. I did not modify either of my 87's as I want to be able to use the magazine. In fact, when I got my original Winchester, there was something wrong with it where it would not feed from the mag. I sent it to Coyote Cap who fixed it so it would work properly. I specifically told him that's what I wanted and I did not want a drop 2 mod. Interestingly enough, while it may not be modified for it, I have figured out you can essentially drop 2 if you are methodical about it. Same with my Chiappa reproduction.
  2. This is an idea that is long overdue. In all the years I've been doing this, I have been to 1 shoot where on 1 stage you were allowed to load up the magazines on repeating shotguns on the clock. I have also been to one shoot, somewhere in Pennsylvania, where it was stated that it could be done on every stage. Those are the only 2 times I've ever seen stages so written to allow for stoking on the clock. I think it's time to just allow for it all the time and be done with it.
  3. Plus one for this. With both .32-20 and .44-40, I was having "issues" with the loaded cartridges properly chambering. I stopped trying to seat and crimp with the same die, and seated with the one and got a Lee factory crimp die to crimp with and the problems went away.
  4. I shoot both .32-20 and .44-40. Both are good calibers for all the reasons you stated in the original post. .44-40 components, and guns, are much easier to find than .32-20, it seems, so that might be a factor in deciding which way to go. Of course, .32-20 bullets are much less heavy than .44-40 bullets, so when you can find them, the cost per bullet is usually quite a bit less. Brass seems to be a wash price wise, but finding .32-20 brass is much more difficult. (Bullets have not been easy for me to find either of late.) As far as guns go... My .32-20's... 1 Winchester 73. 1 Winchester 92 1 Colt Lightning 2 First Generation Colt SAA 2 First Generation Colt Bisley 1 Third Generation Colt SAA My .44-40's 1 Uberti Henry 1 Uberti 66 1 AWA Lightning 1 Colt Lightning 1 1st Generation Colt SAA 1 Merwin & Hulbert 1 S&W New Model 3 1 3rd Generation Colt SAA 2 Uberti SAA Clones 2 Colt Sheriff's Models 1 Colt Bubtline In other words, finding guns in .32-20 seems to be easier with originals than with reproductions. I understand that they exist, but I have not personally seen much in that caliber in reproduction guns. .44-40's, original and reproduction, can be found fairly easy. Reproductions cost less than real Colts/Winchesters. Take that with a grain of salt. Good luck with it all.
  5. May not be very fast, but using a shotgun based on the Martini Henry action is a hoot and a half of fun!
  6. To say nothing of different side match guns, 1911s for Wild Bunch, other "of the era" guns that don't really have a place in our game but are still cool to own.
  7. When I started this game, I had 2 "main match" type rifles, 1 pistol and 2 shotguns. I quickly got the second pistol. Now, I could easily outfit at least a dozen shooters with guns if I wanted too.
  8. Well, it's an 1878, not an 1888. But that ramrod bayonet is a puzzlement. I've read they were unique to the model 1884. But yours clearly has one. Keeping up with all the trapdoor variants is a challenge! Good luck with it.
  9. It's hard to see with the soft focus, but I agree with the comment about the cartridges not having a firm crimp.
  10. Well, here's one of me shooting Duelist style. The "Big Gun" in question is a converted Walker. Other pistol is a reproduction SAA set to GI specs. Rifle is an Armi San Marco 92. Here's another one. Amazingly, neither stage has me using my Lightning. Pistols are a 1st and 3rd gen SAA and the 73 with 'em are all in .32-20.
  11. I would not sell a pistol to someone from another state unless said pistol was C&R eligible and said seller had a C&R FFL. For the matter, no rifle or shotgun either. If those criteria could not be met, I'd do everything through a Dealer FFL.
  12. Either have the chambered lengthened to 2-3/4" or reload shorter shells. Simplest way to do the latter is just trim 2-3/4" to the desired shorter length, and put an overshot card in before you crimp. That's how I load 2-1/2". (Well, that and Magtech all brass.) The advantage of lengthening the chamber is that you can use/reload ordinary 2-3/4" shells.
  13. Iver Johnson made some excellent pocket pistols. Less "prestigious" than a S&W, but every bit as serviceable and reliable. I have several pocket pistols. Among my favorites are an Iver Johnson and a Merwin & Hulbert, both in .38 S&W. I also have a few in .32 S&W, which is a nice caliber, but I prefer the .38. That's just a personal preference. You can't really go wrong with either caliber. The M&H is single action, so I only use it for the occasional accuracy match. I always use a DA for the speed ones. I also have a Colt Lightning in .38 Long Colt that is a lot of fun to shoot. Depending on make/model/date of manufacture a pocket pistol stands a good chance of being black powder only. For example, the Lightning, although made until 1909, was never approved for smokeless. Other pistols, it depends on when it was made. Good luck!
  14. I enjoyed David Tenant's run as the Doctor. When I heard he was back, I considered starting to watch the show again. But when I heard about some of the things planned, I re-lost interest. Peter Davison remains my favorite. And just to keep it semi on topic, anyone remember the 1st Doctor story, "The Gunfighters?" Probably one of the worst TV Westerns ever made. That alone makes if very much worth watching.
  15. He resigned from the NRA after leaving office when the NRA was critical of the Secret Service. I don't remember the context, but the phrase, "jack booted thugs" was used. But the falling out began during his term. He came out in support of many gun control proposals after running as a friend to America's gun owners. The NRA refused to endorse him for reelection. That was the beginning of the falling out.
  16. Oddly, the New Frontier is the only SAA variant that I don't have an example of in my collection. At least not a real Colt. I do have clone made by Interarms that they called "The Virginian Dragoon," in .44 Magnum. (Curiously Colt did make a handful of NFs in that caliber.) It's a nice gun, got it for cheap, and I am itching to use it at a match someday. That being said, I'd like to eventually get a real Colt NF to round out the collection. For some reason, I think .44 Special is the most "logical" caliber to get one in. But I don't know why.
  17. If the longer barrel 62's are main match legal, then the shorter barrel ones would be main match legal as well. I base this assumption on the following. The Colt SAA is main match legal. So is the short barrel Sheriff's model. The Sheriff's model is NOT legal for a pocket pistol even though the barrel is short enough, it's not a small frame. And, it's specifically said to not be legal for use as a pocket. Based on all that data, I'd say a short barrel 62 is probably not legal for use as a pocket pistol. That's all an assumption on my part. But I think there is some logic to it. Of course, the name of the pistol is the 1862 Pocket. So that means that... Uhm... I don't know. We may very well have found a pistol that can be used as both. Is... A puzzlement!
  18. It's weird that he looks just like the 10th Doctor.
  19. Note that even "Trapdoor safe" smokeless loads might kick like a mule. When I got my first .45-70, it was an 1884 rifle. I loaded it up with... I don't remember what, with a .405 Grain bullet. It shot fine. When I tried that same load in my 1873 carbine and my 1886 Winchester with a 20" barrel, it was very painful to shoot. I looked it up found a "Trapdoor safe" load with Trailboss. It was higher pressure than the other load, but lower velocity, and still well below the max pressure for use in a Trapdoor. The load I developed shot very nicely in all three of my rifles. And then there is something known as .45-85-285. This is a cartridge developed by Colt for use in their Lightning rifles. It uses a case with identical dimensions to the .45-70. However, the 405 grain bullet creates and overall cartridge length that is JUST too long to fit through the loading gate. Found some 300 grain bullets, a load listed as Trapdoor safe with Trailboss, loaded it said load up and ran them through the Lightning with no problems. You may have noticed that I have not listed the amount of powder used. That's because Trailboss is at the moment, unavailable, so there is no point in listing the load. However, my point is that looks at different bullet weights and powders, stick to the Trapdoor safe loads, and you will find a loading that is pleasant to shoot. My above alluded to Trailboss loads were quite capable of hitting the gong at up to 200 yards with no problems. Never tried longer distances. Good luck!
  20. I use .45 Auto Rim in my Colt and S&W 1917's, and in my Mark V and VI Webleys that are shaved for .45 ACP all the time.
  21. Well, what meant was, if you leave the clips off, can you use Autorims? I looked at some photos, and while the pistol is clearly modified, it's not changed so much that "Otto" will work.
  22. Quite nice. One could argue/make the point that the Uberti Schofields are more "original," caliber aside, than the ones made by Smith and Wesson at the turn of the century.
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