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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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  1. Its 2024 is your club stuck in the 90’s? Nope, most of our members are in their 80's.
  2. Part of the problem with a lot of these modern inexpensive devices is that they "reveal" all sorts of problems. Sometimes real, sometimes imaginery. How does the bore look if you inspect it the old fashioned way, i.e, take out the cylinder put your thumbnail behind the barrel and look in the other end? I just did this with a couple of New Vaqueros I have that have less than 100 rounds through them. With the fingernail test they look bright and shiny. I stick a bore scope in there and they look like the surface of the moon. The rings in the bore do not look like rings a lot of CAS shooters talk about. I.e., a double charge and the barrel got "ringed." They look like machine marks. I have been to one of the Ruger plants a few times and these are mass produced firearms. They are not hand fitted precision polished pieces. They are test fired and placed on racks. More than one round is fired. Then they are rolled out to the shipping area and wiped down, boxed and immediately shipped. They are not cleaned in the sense that many of us mean when we talk about cleaning a gun. How does the bore look without the bore scope? If it looks normal I would clean it and take it out and test fire it before getting too excited.
  3. The honest answer is no one can tell you the answer to your question. I just tuned a pair of NMVs for a Chronicle article. One was a nightmare. The other was easy. Just a few things that can impact mainspring selection. A - firing pin protrusion. B - the fit of the tail of the pawl (the part sticking straight down) to the gripframe. What length strut and what spring seat the gun has - I or H. G are Longhunter 15 pound springs. The one on the left for I and the one on the right for H. AND depending on how much friction your gun has you can use the shorter spring to get a lighter hammer pull in a gun with the I springseat. F is a Shotgun Boogie spring that I was able to use after adjusting/eliminating some key friction points. Springs are cheap. Buy several and try different springs with the primers you want to use and adjust until the gun fires reliably.
  4. One of my holsters was separating slightly at the top. I was talking to a guy on my posse and noted the stitching was still good but it was separating at the top edge and I needed to figure out how to fix it. He said I can fix. So I gave him the holster and he brought he back the next day fixed. Easy, peasy.
  5. All a cowboy needs to be dressed is a hat and boots. From - The Cowboy Way
  6. The Brits are having the same problem with revisionist history that we are. Young Brits are being taught Winston Chruchill was a vile rotten man because of the way he put people of color (MauMaus) in concentration camps and tortured them. They are also taught Chruchill was responsible for the famine in India during WWII that killed millions.
  7. All I am seeing is overall. For me the 2023 categories keep popping up.
  8. Found this on YouTube. The wind noise is bad but it shows a little of the work that has to be done to set-up EOT. Ben Avery is a public range so everything has to be hauled from storage set-up and then taken down when the match is over. After years of doing this set-up usually takes four days and take-down a day and one-half.
  9. Nothing at EOT tomorrow. (i.e., Saturday). Registration opens Sunday at noon and some shooting starts on Monday.
  10. Dillon normally has a tent at EOT and brings lots of spare parts with them. You might be able to get what you need at the range.
  11. That is always that first thing every says when a problem props up. I have had this happen several times over the years. Ammo loaded fine the last time I run a batch and then problems. The last time this happened I was having the exact same problem as you are having. Six or seven primers out of a hundred were getting squashed. Turns out it was a broken index ring and the break was not visible just inspecting the press. It is highly unlikely the problem is the primers. Check your machine very carefully as it is most likely something has gotten out of wack. Scroll down a few posts and look for the thread XL 650 “old faithful” broke.
  12. Flat Top I know you. Been to Land Run a few times. PM me when you get here and I will give you my cell so we can arrange to meet.
  13. I will have these guns available for sale at EOT. I will NOT ship. They will go to the first person that posts here "I will take it." I will arrange to meet the buyers at EOT. If after inspecting the gun you decide you do not like it that is OK. I do not take BitCoin, Venmo or Credit Cards. In God we trust, but all others pay cash. 1. American Derringer M7 Ultralight. These are all-aluminum and probably not suitable as a side match gun. They are meant to be carried a lot and shot a little. .380 ACP. Comes with dies and holster. $200.00. I have owned it for 25 years but never shot it. (The box says stainless because they never made any boxes reading Aluminum Derringer.) 2. American Derringer stainless steel in .38 Special. $175.00. This would be a suitable side match gun. SOLD 3. Colt 125th Anniversary Single Action Army. $1,500.00. This is a 1961 vintage 2nd Gen in .45 Colt. Unfired. SOLD 4. Winchester 1887. $900.00. This my favorite 1887 and has a totally reliable drop-two ramped barrel modification. First generation, single extractor. These are easier to load than the later version and work fine with modern hulls. NOT for heavy smokeless loads. Best with black powder. 24 Hour Hold 5. USFA Lightning. $1,200.00. This has a 26" barrel and is in .44-40. These are scarce and as close to a real Colt as you can get. Yes it does slam fire. SOLD 6. Ruger .44 Magnum Carbine. $750.00. 1967 production. This is the version with the built-in Williams receiver sight and no barrel mounted rear sight. Scarce. I looked for years to find one and then it has sat in the safe for the past 20 years. I have never fired it. SOLD
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