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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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  1. Got one more item and the box to carry to the swap meet is full. This is a very rare, very early Navy Arms .36 Remington. Correct navy size frame and 6 1/2" barrel. Serial number 51 with the Navy Arms, Bogota, New Jersey barrel address. Very scarce vintage C&B. $275.00.
  2. I have talked to several people that are bringing guns to the swap meet. Still hoping they will post. The swap will, as usual, have a lot to offer. Several of the items in my initial post have been spoken for so I went through the infamous "closet" and dug out a few more. I will have the handguns at the swap meet. I will probably only bring long guns if someone is intersted in them as they are a pain to transport. Pair of Ruger .32s with adjustable sights. $650.00 for the pair. Ruger buntline .32 with adjustable sights. $375.00. American Derringer M7 Ultralight in .380 ACP. With holster and dies. $250.00 American Frontier Firearms conversion in .44. These are scarce and were produced in the U.S. from imported forgings. $375.00. Colt 1911 (1991) NIB with extra mag and holster. $750.00. Colt Cowboy from Custom Shop. All blue with faux Ivory grips. Never out of box. $1,100.00. Ruger 10/22 takedown. Never out of box. With two Ruger hi-capacity mags. $250.00. Stoeger Coach Gun. I bought this to photograph an article for the Chronicle. Lots of annoying problems which were fixed for the article. New springs, triggers are much lighter than stock, auto safety removed. Everything done except chamfering the chamber mouths. Basically a new unfired gun with a free action job. $425.00.
  3. I was out of town for a couple of days. I think I have responded to everyone's emails or PMs. If you sent a question and did not get a response let me know. I'll look through what I have and try to mark which ones have been spoken for. The Merwin and S&W are both sold.
  4. Pair 3rdGen Colt, 7 ½” barrels, .357, early models. Has original grips and custom wood gunfighter grips by Classic Single Action in Tucson, Arizona. Excellent condition. $2500.00 pair. Colt 2ndGen Calvary model, .45 Colt, 7 ½” barrel, BP frame, bulls-eye ejector, conical firing pin, custom faux ivory grips, cased. Bob James action job. Very nice. $1,400.00. SOLD Pair 2ndGen Colt 1851 Navy, very rare round trigger guard, cased sets, arbors fixed and guns tuned but unfired. First year production “C” series guns. $1,200.00 pair Pair blue Ruger Single Six, .32 mag, very rare 5 ½” barrels, short stroke, Bisley hammers. Aluminum parts replaced with steel. Original hammers and other parts in box. $1,200.00 pair. SOLD Pair stainless New Vaqueros, .357, 5 ½” barrels. Complete Shotgun Boogie short stroke and spring kits. $1,500.00 pair. SOLD Pair of ASM 1stModel Richards Colt Conversions (rear sight on adapter ring), .38 Special/Long Colt, nickel-plated. Arbors have been repaired. $450.00 pair. SOLD 1stGen Colt, wall hanger but probably could be shot. Made 1897. .45 Colt. $500.00 SOLD 1877 Lightning revolver, .38 Colt. $500.00 S&W New Model #3 in very scarce .44-40 caliber, shootable condition. $500.00 SOLD Merwin Hulbert copy by Anitua Y Charola. Very high quality licensed copy, .44 Russian. $500.00 SOLD Two Belgium Centaur 1860 Army revolvers. $125.00 each. SOLD Remember, In God We Trust, but all others pay cash.
  5. Wednesday is the busiest day at Winter Range with side matches and the warm-up matches. Several shooters on last year's shooter survey noted they could not attend the swap meet because of the busy schedule. The only time vacant on the schedule for the entire week was Thursday night. So, Winter Range decided to try holding the swap meet Thursday evening. Someone here on the wire suggested that a thread be started with listings of guns that will be available and this might help bring people back to the range after they are done shooting. So here goes. The swap meet will be from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Thursday evening. I'll start the list with a separate posting. Hope you all can make it.
  6. Here is one of my Lightning pushers. This one is made from a .30-30 and some aluminum rod. Fits in a cartridge loop.
  7. 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.

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      Back 40 #23910 L

      Thanks Larsen, I greatly appreciate your response.

  8. 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.
  9. I could tell you, but if I did I would be banned from the wire.🤔
  10. Hole where detent is fitted. ({Punch in hole to show where it is.) Detent, spring, and set-screw. To me the easier loading and unloading more than offsets any perceived benefits of the reverse spin. Unless I am installing s short stroke I leave them in.
  11. There is virtually zero market for BP shotshells, especially 20 gauge shells. Even in SASS, which is one of the few places BP shotshells are used, there are VERY few people using 20 gauge BP shells. You say you need 6 to 10 boxes. That is going to run around $120.00 to $200.00. If you buy a Lee loader for $45.00 and then load 10 boxes you will be money ahead. Here is one source that advertises them and had some in the past. I don't know if they have any in stock. http://www.ows-ammo.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=125
  12. They have a reverse pawl to help align the chambers with the loading gate. To get this alignment correct it has a spring loaded detent that engages the ratchet teeth. Cock the hammer and look in the hammer channel and you can see the set screw that holds in the spring and detent. If you remove the detent in many cases the reverse pawl will work. In some cases it may require a little more work for it to allow the cylinder to turn fully backwards. Two reasons are typically given for removing the detent. First, if you have a high primer sometimes you can back it up far enough to clear the jam. Key word, sometimes. Checking for high primers is not something people should be doing while firing or at the loading table. It should be done at home as part of your ammo inspection. The second reason is that it might help with a reload. For the past several years reloads on-the-clock have become more and more rare at SASS matches, especially matches above the club level. Even with the reverse feature a lot of people screw up the reload anyway because they don't practice reloads. So, for 99.9% of shooters the reverse spin is of little or no value.
  13. Kind of irrelevant with a 60 power factor.
  14. Can't see anything. Asking me to sign in to something I know nothing about.
  15. You can also call Bond and see if they still sell their competition mainspring.
  16. Your issue is not with powder coated bullets. It is with a crummy bullet caster. It's like painting a car. If you paint over dents the car is still going to be dented. Your heading makes it sound like the coating caused some sort of problem. That is apparently not so.
  17. They are legal but I have never seen one used in a side match. The side matches are speed matches and are completely dominated by double action top break revolvers.
  18. Many of the guns used for SASS are tuned for competition. Dual purpose generally means it is not good for either purpose. Sort of like "universal fit" means it does not fit anything.
  19. I click on these and it says I have to sign into an Amazon account.
  20. The other thread got closed but here is a video showing the new Standard SAA. The part about the single action starts at about the 45 second mark. Very nice looking gun but it's target price is the same as a new Colt. Hope it succeeds but at that price point it is apt to go down the same path as the STI attempt to make single actions a couple of years ago. P.S. The firing pin looks odd because the tip has been cut off. Guns shown at the Shot Show have to have their firing pins removed.
  21. There are only two guys that work on the SAA at Colt. The issue isn't there are not enough smiths. The issue is there is not enough demand to have a full-time production line. Colt tried making a bunch of SAA's a few years ago and keeping an inventory so they would be available on dealer shelves. Heck the local Cabelas had them on the shelf. The problem is they sold very slowly so now they are only made to order. Pretty much everything comes out of the "custom" shop as there is really no such thing as a standard "production" model at this point. When they get enough orders they run off a batch. Think about it. They build about 1,000 per year. That is only about 80 per month or around 4 per work day. Four is about a minute's worth of production at Ruger.
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