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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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  1. The timing of the Uberti short stroke is very precise.  Advice that it might be this or it might be that is not going to fix the problem.  The trigger, hand, bolt and hammer are all different.  Here is just one critical adjustment.  On a regular stroke the sear is the tip of the trigger (green arrow) and it fits into the half-cock and full cock notches and there is quite a bit of cylinder rotation between half-cock and full cock.  On the short stroke the tip of the trigger (green) still fits into the half-cock but the full cock is a notch on the back of the trigger.  (Purple arrow.)  The parts are very hard to find so experimenting is not much of an option.  If the gun is under warranty send it back to Uberti or one of the distributors and get it fixed.  If the gun is out of warranty I would still send it back as parts are hard to get and not that many smiths can adjust them.



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  2. You frequently see grips with the area around the screw hole cracked or broken.  Some grips are very brittle and people simply over tighten them.  So here is a little trick to help prevent grip breakage.  Ruger grip frames come in two thicknesses.  1/2"and 7/16".  The grip frame on the left is 1/2 and the one on the right 7/16.




    Ruger grip frames are interchangable.  For example the Single Six, Vaquero and New Vaquero gripframes will all interchange.  The Single Six and Vaquero use the 1/2" thick gripframes.  The New Vaquero uses the 7/16" thick gripframe.  EXCEPT for the birdshead grip.  Ruger did not bother making a special gripframe for the New Vaquero birdshead so it uses the same 1/2 version as the Single Six and Vaquero.  In fact both of the gripframes in the above photo are of New Vaqueros.  Birdshead on the left and plow handle on the right.  A simple trick is to go to your local ACE Hardware and buy some spacers.  Remember get 7/16" for plow handle New Vaqueros and 1/2" for everything else.  You can get plastic or if you want to get fancy aluminum.




    Simply put on one grip, slip the spacer over the screw and put on the other grip.  Now just snug up the screw and you minimize any risk of grip breakage.



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  3. On 9/7/2023 at 5:20 AM, Bison Bud said:

    Just wondering whether the new Ruger made Marlins have that stupid "Rebounding Hammer" that was on most of the later production models?  I have always preferred the original hammer with either the half-cock or cross-pin safety, but the lawyers always seem to find a way to screw up a good thing.  

    Other than the rimfires I have never seen a rebounding hammer on a Marlin centerfire lever gun.  Where did you get this infomation?

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  4. "Senate Bill 553 (SB 553) by State Senator Dave Cortese (D) aims to prohibit the direct confrontation of shoplifters by store owners and employees. Cortese says he is concerned about recent incidents that have led to shoplifters getting hurt or killed and suggests we rely on law enforcement agencies to handle such incidents instead." 


    It is interesting that in California they are worried about criminals being injured but care nothing about the victims of crime.  Whatever starts in California seems to spread to other states.  God help us.

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  5. Threads should have a time limit or expire?  Moot point.  My attention span is getting so short they have expired before I finish reading them.  What was the topic of this thread again?

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