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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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  1. 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.
  2. She looks awful cute in the photos and I don't have to buy her a banquet ticket.
  3. 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.
  4. Here is one of my Lightning pushers. This one is made from a .30-30 and some aluminum rod. Fits in a cartridge loop.
  5. 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.

  6. 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.
  7. I could tell you, but if I did I would be banned from the wire.🤔
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Kind of irrelevant with a 60 power factor.
  12. Can't see anything. Asking me to sign in to something I know nothing about.
  13. You can also call Bond and see if they still sell their competition mainspring.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. I click on these and it says I have to sign into an Amazon account.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Without looking at the gun it is hard to tell. In all candor and not trying to be snide your friend needs to take it to someone that knows 73s. Five in a year is rediculous. If a "professional" installed the last one and it broke after two months he needs to find a new professional. You are in Louisiana. Are you close to Slick McClade?
  21. The .45 has a lot of blow-by. Now that you know how to take it apart you will be able to keep it clean and happy.
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