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Diamond Curly SASS#57086

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  1. I broke my 45 sized jag for my 44/40 rifle and thought I would try a 44 sized jag and it was to large. I bought another 44 jag and same issue being too large. I replace my 45 jag with a new one that fits. Why does a 45 jag work but not a 44 sized jag. Am I thinking wrong or what. Thanks for any insight. DC
  2. I just switched over to brass shotgun shells only this year. All my shells use the large pistol primer and no issues at all. I have tried some subs but prefer the real black because of the flame. 70 grains of FF with 1oz of shot is what I enjoyed the most.. Loading them has been fun and doesn't take that much time to make up 25 rounds for the next shoot. I keep 100 total loaded just in case a fellow shooter wants to try out the brass shells before buying some. May shoot plastic this winter depending on range conditions. The brass pickers don't like picking up the brass shells with their handsite because they are hot. I have about 200 rounds which should last me for awile. DC
  3. Welcome to the BP side of SASS. I only shoot C&B now but when I did shoot Vaqueros they were in 45 Colt and I used ballistol to wipe down the front of the cylinders after three stages. I also shot 45 colt in my 73 and I also sprayed ballistol on the carrier when it started to stick just a little, stage number varied. I used plastic shotshells at first but now shoot only brass shotshells. Bring along a wire shotgun brush and swap out the shotgun after three stages and the shells will not stick. For cleaning the shotgun I bought a tornado wire brush and soak the barrels with windex, with vinegar, to get out the plactic snot and run a couple of patches and it was clean. I used the windex on the rifle and revolvers and used ballistol on all guns to finish them up. Hot water and soap works but I don't have a sink in my loading shed so the windex works out fine. If the wind is blowing not much different than smokeless but no wind and humidity are a challenge seeing the next target. Have fun and enjoy your day. The boom and flames make shooting black powder worth it! DC
  4. I use simple green and water in a bottle and let them soak driving home from a match. Most matches are over two hours away so rinse and lay out to dry overnight before putting them in a tumbler. Seems to work fine for me. DC
  5. I agree that you need to shoot as many different C&B revolvers to see which you prefer. I shoot Rogers & Spencers, Walkers, Remingtons, Dance Brothers, Griswolds and most of the colt clones. I even shoot brass frames where most give them a bad rap. Everyone has an opinion on Uberti or Pieta so see which you like. My most comfortable revolver to shoot for me are my Pieta 60 Armies with Navy grips tuned by Goonworks in Georgia. Keep an open mind and you will find what works for you.I shoot all my revolvers at least once per year and each are just a little different but I enjoy shooting all of them. Enjoy the journey buying a C&B revolver.
  6. I have two outlaws and neither have the retractable firing pin. DC
  7. I had one 73 that would cycle Schofield and an older production 73 that would not. Same was true for my newer Outlaw in 45 Colt will cycle Schofield but my older Outlaw will not. rotate with S hofield loaded. Go figure.
  8. I started with real BP and it is not that hard to reload with. I shoot cap & ball and tried Black MZ because it was cheap and not a good decision on my part. I load cartridges by hand as well as my brass shotgun shells. I know some load BP with a MEC loader but I have not tried loading with my MEC yet. If you shoot with anyone who reloads black powder just ask him for some advise. Welcome to the black side and have fun. DC
  9. I have used these for six years and they work great on the empty cylinder.
  10. I shot 45 colt in my 73 for many years and I did take the side plates off after each match and cleaned the inside. I found it easier to clean each time and not try to remember the last time I cleaned the toggle system. Sometimes it really needed cleaning and sometimes not so bad. I shot 250 grain as well and squirted PAM every other stage just because I think it helped. When I (needed) another rifle I did switch to 44/40 only because I wanted to. Shoot the 45 and enjoy the Black.
  11. Sounds good to me. I do have issues with messages at time. Thanks, DC
  12. My fat fingers hit the wrong button before I have the new post completed.
  13. I am looking for one more 3 inch barrel for my second 61 Navy in 36 caliber. VTI has new ones for $135.00 so looking for an extra one someone may have. Thanks, DC
  14. I sent you a message last night. Are you still interested. Thanks, DC
  15. My 8 inch Dance Brothers fits so either will work. Never used it so just pulling the revolver out there is a little movement.
  16. My Dance Brothers eight inch barrel sticks out 1 1/2 inches so I think 6 1/2should fit.
  17. I found this holster for my Ruger Single Six and then sold the Ruger. I tried a colt clone and it was too tight. Asking $25.00 plus shipping. Thanks, DC
  18. I got this holster in a trade. I am asking $25.00 plus shipping for it. Thanks, DC
  19. I am looking for the brochure and will post it when I find it. Everyone received one in their documents at HOW.
  20. Bringing some holsters, western and modern, Pedersoli 45-70 trap door, Tula 28' S x S hammered 12 gauge, CVA bowie knife, 45 caliber single shot pistol, Walker, 51 Navy, some free copies of Shoot magazines I just located. See ya at the swap meet.
  21. I have owned two Model T's and two Model A's all with mechanical brakes. I drove my 1930 Model A Coupe up Pikes Peak highway and still have cramps in my fingers going back down. Yes I did use the emergency brake more than the mechanical brakes going back. Old cars are fun but unless you are driving a 16 cylinder Cadillac not very comfortable. The picture is my 1933 Dodge Brothers sedan which is equipped with hydraulic brakes. The other picture is my 1950 John Deer Model MT which takes three men and a boy to stop. DC
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