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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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  1. Just peel back the foil and put it in the microwave. For Thanksgiving I am treating myself to the large size Hungry Man dinner.
  2. Back in the 1960s myself and one other guy from the ROTC rifle team got hired by the local University. The pigeon feathers and poop were playing havoc with the AC systems. They gave us each a pellet rifle, a big box of pellets and a burlap sack and told us to go and kill pigeons. We killed bags of those things every weekend. A bunch of local hippies took them at the end of each day and ate them. (Squab.) We were doing great until one weekend one beady eyed liberal professor saw us and went ballistic. He managed to get the program stopped and we lost our source of income and the hippies lost a source of food.
  3. She looks awful cute in the photos and I don't have to buy her a banquet ticket.
  4. Arizona is the same way. To get the new style hi-security driver's license they give you a sheet of paper divided into three sections. You have to have a piece of evidence from each of the three sections. Had to go home and dig them up and come back. Needed if you want to be able to use your driver's license to get on an airplane.
  5. Morning Larsen, if you dont sell the rugers in 32 mag at winter range please contact me. Thank You Oak Creek Martin

  6. Can you tell me more about the Colt Lightning .38?  Condition, s/n, photos.  Thanks, Oregonian

  7. Here is one of my Lightning pushers. This one is made from a .30-30 and some aluminum rod. Fits in a cartridge loop.
  8. I have been trying to get more information but the Match Director for the WB match is out of town.  Basically the WB side matches are not in the schedule because the WB shooters decided a few years ago that only people signed up for the WB match should be able to shoot the WB side matches.  So, the side matches have basically become an ad hoc affair.  Depending on how tired people are they hold the side matches on Monday, Tuesday, or both after the match shooting for the day has ended.  They use props and targets that we do not include in the regular side matches and decide what they want to shoot themselves.  Since only WB shooters can shoot the WB side matches the shooters just spread the word among themselves.  This year there are 133 shooters signed up for the WB match which is the most that have ever shot the WB match anywhere in the world.

    1. Back 40 #23910 L

      Back 40 #23910 L

      Thanks Larsen, I greatly appreciate your response.

  9. Larsen, I've been reading about the expansion of classes into sub categories, provided the numbers exist.  Will you be offering Elderstatesman Duelist or Silver Senior Duelist at WR?. How many will you need if either is offered?  I am Currently signed up  for WR as a Senior Duelist, because at the time there was nothing more offered, but at age 71 could qualify for either Elderstatesman Duelist or Silver Senior Duelist, if offered.......and would be willing to make the switch...


    Your thoughts please.  Thank you  Rootin Tootin 21707

  10. I'm thinking of making a 7 1/2 Ruger Vaquero. I have a barrel from a new model Blackhawk that will fit an Old Model Vaquero but want a blade front site since it needs to be a Vaquero with a 7 1/2 barrel to be legal for SASS.

    Duece shoots 7 inchers that he built and thought I'd try and build one to see if there is any benefit over my 5 1/2's 

    That's  why the question. 



  11. after pouring off the dirty water, rinsing and pouring off the rinse water I just pour the brass and SS pellet mix into the separator and start turning. I see no need for putting water into the separator. My separator has a Claim Shell type top that closes and keeps all the SS pellets inside. After a few turns, I just pour the pellets back in the tumbling drum, ready for a new batch of dirty cases. You are gonna LOVE the results you get with the wet tumbling. Just for your information,  99% of my brass cleaning is on Straight walled cases such as 38 spl and 32 H&R, and I have no problem with pellets hanging inside the cases. I doubt that you will have any problem with the slight necked down 44-40. It might become a problem with some highly necked down rifle cases. However I did some 7.69 X 39 cases and had no problem.

  12. Larsen,

    When Lipseys had a special run of New Vaqueros in .44 Spl, I purchased a set of stainless steel from Long Hunter.  Now, I've always wanted to shoot .44-40 and planned to have custom cylinders made by Gary Reeder, but I decided to check with the Ruger service centre here in Canada to see if I could get another set of .44 Spl cylinders from them.  I could so I bought a pair which they fit to my guns.  After I got them guns with their new cylinders back, I sent them to a gunsmith I know who reamed them out for .44-40.  Now I can shoot either caliber but for the past 3 years have exclusively shot .44-40.  So when Ruger says the New Vaqueros can't be chambered for .44-40, they aren't correct.

    Kananaskis Kid

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    2. Kananaskis Kid, SASS #62402

      Kananaskis Kid, SASS #62402

      I'm not sure which brand of .44-40 brass has the maximum size rim, but every brand of .44-40 brass I use fits; I use Winchester and Starline most.  Every part of my guns was made by Ruger, the only "customization" was the reaming out of a New Vaquero .44 Spl cylinder to .44-40.  There isn't a lot of space between the cartridge rims, but they don't touch; everything loads smoothly.

    3. Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

      Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

      Again, no brand has the maximum size rim by design.  It is a matter of tolerance stacking and tool wear.  I have several .44-40 guns and ammo from one won't necessarily work in another depending on the bullet OD and case brand used.  I have standardized on the original bullet size of .427.  This fits all of my current guns.  I have .44-40s that vary from .423 to .432.  In the old days SAAMI did not exist so the dimensions for the chambers and cases were/are not uniform.  I have had the worse luck with Remington and CBC.  Both of those frequently have rims that won't fit in some of my guns or stick in the shell plates on my reloading presses.  So, I now only use Winchester or Starline brass.  They have the thinnest case necks and seem relatively consistent for rim size.  As an example, suppose the reamer your smith used was towards the maximum.  That would allow the cases to move outward from the centerline and give the rims a tiny bit more space.  A tighter chamber with wider rims and they would be a no go.

    4. Kananaskis Kid, SASS #62402

      Kananaskis Kid, SASS #62402

      The reamer used by my gunsmith was a new one from Mason, one for which I paid half.  So maybe the chambers were more toward the maximum.  All the bullets I load are .429 RNFP, usually as I previously mentioned, in Winchester or Starline brass.  Use these rounds in my Rugers as well as my Marlin Cowboy Limited and new Winchester from Miroku.  Love the .44-40.

  13. 1. You need to slowly cock the hammer and see when the bolt comes up. It should pop up at the lead-in notch. If it is early or late or mushy you need to describe the problem better. 2. Take a LITTLE material off the lower finger on the hand/pawl. It only takes a stroke or two with a sharp file to make the difference.
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