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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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  1. Let's not get into that confusion again. The gate in question is NOT a 66 gate it is for a 73. Nothing to do with a 66 gate or reinforcement.
  2. Those are modern frames that use the wire trigger return spring. You can see the spring retaining pin hole and the hooks the legs hook over. Guys the OP is looking for THREE SCREW frames. These are the old pre-transfer bar models that had a hole behind the trigger and used a coil spring and plunger to push the trigger forward. Those have not been made for almost 50 years and are getting hard to find. I use to pick them up on EBay but have not seen any on there for a while. OP, good luck.
  3. The descriptions says "66 style Uberti 1873 loading gate." Sligthly confusing but the description and text below it say it is for a 73. The "style" means it is not dished like a factory 73 it is troughed like a 66. Supposedly makes loaded rounds easier.
  4. Top, old style 66 loading gate with solid welded tab. They quit making these years ago. Next, bent tab gate with the tab broken off. This is what current Uberti and most replacements are. Bottom, bent tab gate with metal bar soldered behind the tab. This is usually a permanent fix. Someone sent you the wrong gate. As noted the one in the photo is for a 73.
  5. I guess it all depends on how long her contract is for. A full season or just a few episodes.
  6. I guess I am missing something. Why would you take a .38-55 in decent shape and transfer the parts to a junker gun? Then you wind up with two beaters.
  7. If you spend two or three years and several thousand dollars in parts and labor fitting the parts and wood you will wind up with a good solid $500.00 gun. The original configuration looks like a half-round/half-octagon barrel with a button magazine. That would be a good find if the gun were whole. If it got hot enough to warp the barrel you have a nice wall hanger. Make up a story to go with it.
  8. This is all I have had the past five years. I am not sure I will even be this extravagant this year. Bah, humbug.
  9. I'm not sure I got her photo so there is no proof she was there. Although someone that looked an awful lot like her was wandering around covered in green paint.
  10. I learned something tonight that kind of surprised me. Teeter on Yellowstone has a long connection with westerns. She is the daughter of Michael Landon of Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie. Jennifer Landon.
  11. New owners of SASS? That is a new one. Where did you hear that?
  12. TO "Shooter ready?" Shooter "What?" TO moves timer closer - TO "Shooter Ready?" Shooter "What!?" TO, "I'll touch your shoulder when the beep goes off." Shooter "Just move the timer closer to my left ear." TO "Shooter Ready?" Shooter "What?"
  13. Oops, you missed it. It was last weekend. Tomorrow should be in the mid to high 70s.
  14. No there just are some old pharts that shoot trap that love papers, mostly for the smell. Like a lot of old pharts here there are fewer and fewer of them so the market is very small. Since Vista owns Federal and Remington speculation is they are just Federal papers dyed a different color.
  15. For example, here is a snippet of guideance from ATF - May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service? A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another state. A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of their own state or to a licensee in any state. The U.S. Postal Service recommends that long guns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms. I added the bold italics in the last sentence. The P.O. does not want markings on the box indicating there is a firearm inside. The clerks don't need to know what is inside either. That is an invitation to theft. If there is another P.O. in your area I would just go to a different P.O.
  16. You are correct and can look up the USPS and ATF rules but why did you tell them what was in the box? Even when mailing modern long guns to an FFL you don't need to tell them what is in the box.
  17. If you cut down the stock then you will need a grind to fit pad if you want it to fit properly. KickEez has the largest variety of sizes and styles. Sounds like the Junior might be the closest to what you need. https://kickeezproducts.com
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