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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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  1. I have several pieces of Inline Fabrications equipment. The changable docks work fine for single stage or small presses. However, with something like a fully loaded 650 or 1050 it is not practical to move them around or try to hang them on the wall.
  2. Supposed to be 110+ for the next few days and it is boring sitting around the house. So today I decided to make the 40 mile trek from my house to the opposite side of Phoenix to visit the local Sheels. Lots of fun things to look at and really do not need anything BUT they were having a 20% off sale on everything from Frankford Arsenal. I have been curious about the X-10 progressive press and once I figured in the 5% veterans discount on top of the 20% sale price I went ahead and bought one just to play with it. That sucker is cast iron and I had to have help getting it into the car. Once I got it home and into the loading room the realization sank in that not only did I not need it but I also have no where to mount it without getting rid of a Dillon press or two. Right now it is sitting on the floor with all kinds of bright shiny little dohickies and thingabobs calling to me. I also saw a gun I have been reading about and thinking about buying one to do an article for the Chronicle. Do not need another gun either. Especially since I will just photograph it, tune it and then sell it at a loss to someone that does need it. The box and what it is supposed to look like set up.
  3. Wear in the cocking lever, cocking rod or in the cocking rod seat in the hammer.
  4. Drop in parts drop-in until they do not. It SHOULD drop-in. Sometimes variations in the various parts will cause some fitment issues.
  5. I guess we part company on this one CC. The current inflation is caused by polititians.
  6. There are no boy scouts anymore. Just scouts. Brought to you by the same people responsible for the 30% increase in the price of powder and primers.
  7. I hestiated to respond since everytime a question like this comes up somone will always say they use their outside hammer 18" barrel side by side for skeet and sporting clays. Yes you can go shoot in the air with an outside hammer 18" barrel side by side but if the intent is to shoot sporting clays and skeet even semi-seriously a seven pound, hunting, entry level side by side with lots of drop in the stock is not the proper tool for the job. Since CC broke the ice an eight pound+ O/U with a stock shaped for shotgun sports competition is more appropriate. Compared to a Stoeger side by side the CZ may be "quality". But it is not designed for the volume of use a sporting clays or skeet shotgun is put to. About the bottom line entry level shotgun I would recommend for even semi-serious competion is the Browning CX series. There are some Beretta's is the same price range but they are lighweight hunting guns and will beat you to death if firing hundreds of rounds in a day.
  8. Yet everyone is responding how well it works for CAS. Not the same thing guys.
  9. Probably companies find eight tons of surplus Serbian powder hidden in a bunker in east Wiseristan and decide to bottle it and slap on a label. They have to have something to sell. I have noticed a couple of "new" powders that were plentiful six months ago and now are gone from the shelves.
  10. An article from 11 years ago is giving you hope that Trail Boss is going to be resurrected from the dead? I read an 11 year old article that said ENRON may be coming back too.
  11. This is why identifying the make and model and giving a description of what has been done to the gun is important. Most Uberti, Pietta and all Ruger single actions use a coil spring and plunger on the hand/pawl. The Uberti conversions use the old stle leaf spring on the hand. When a SAA clone over rotates the first thing to look at is if the hand spring is broken or weak. Next would be the bolt/trigger spring. Last would be the bolt. In you case everything is the reverse since you changed the factory bolt. So it is bolt, bolt/trigger spring then look at the hand/pawl leaf spring while you have the gun apart.
  12. Added an arrow to Abilene's photo to show where "at this point" is located. You also need to make sure the head of the bolt fits into the cylinder notch. Sometimes they are wide and need to be fitted in addition to setting bolt drop.
  13. Kind of hard to believe you have never seen these used. The nut picker, can grabber (they have several names) and long handled fish tank net are pretty much standard equipment at every shoot I have ever been to.
  14. Locally new stainless Rossi's with 24" octagon barrels go for around $799.00.
  15. If you are going to shoot .44 Special you don't have much choice but to reload.
  16. OP the history of the Coyote Cap 1887s is long and complicated. The fact that some guns are inscribed and some are not is not dispositive. The inscribed ones mean Cap did additional work on them. There are lots of genuine Coyote Cap 87s that did not have the "race ready" package. If it has the Coyote Cap roll stamp on the receiver AND it has an 18 1/2 barrel it is almost for sure a Coyote Cap Special. The standard model 87s had 20" barrels. Have you looked to see if it has some sort of drop 2 system?
  17. It has been about 15 years so I forgot. Yes you are right the followers initially had a shallow indentation with a small lip on the front of the carrier. He modified mine before he delivered it by drilling out the indentation and making a hole and slightly enlarging the front of the carrier tab. Even that did not work all that well as if you pushed the carrier down too hard it just bounced out of the hole and dropped to the bottom of the receiver. I modified mine with a positive internal stop like Lassiter now uses.
  18. It did have a "drop 2". The early ones had a tab on the front of the carrier that went into a large hole in the magazine follower.
  19. Here is how the Coyote Cap 1887s were marked. This is an early one that I personally got directly from Cap. I think you may be thinking of the last batch of Norinco 1897s. Cap worked on many and they were marked CB and the serial number. Supposedly IAC imported many that were marked CB but had not been worked on personally by Cap.
  20. Owned some. Worked on some. My recommendation is you pass on the gun. Buy something that parts are still made for.
  21. Go to https://acsainc.com and click on contact us. Send a note to Darlin Darla or Shamrock Sadie. Lou is a member of ACSA and shoots there fairly regularly.
  22. I skipped that part as that is not Heine talking. Dick is short for Richard so I guess I got the Dicks mixed up.
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