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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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  1. 19 is the trigger spring and 240 is the trigger spring/safety screw.  As previously noted those should still be in the gun.  One thing to check is if the trigger and sear have been welded together to make a solid trigger.  This is frequently done with the safety is removed.  If they are still two pieces it is an easy fix.  Just get the safety lever (91) and pin (111).  Do not buy the old style safety spring shown in this diagram (94).  Buy one of the aftermarket wire wound springs.  For example -



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  2. 7 minutes ago, Nimble Fingers SASS# 25439 said:

    I am also a fan, bought a Winchester/Colt commemorative, this one has a black powder frame, .44-40 and 7.5 barrel. Took off the barrel, had a .44spcl 4.75 barrel put on


    The Winchester/Colt was absolutely ugly.  The "gold" on the barrel and other parts looked like it was applied with a stencil.  I converted mine to .38-40.



  3. As noted most of the Colt Commemoratives are ugly and were made to sit in a box.  Only a few are worth more than a standard model.  However they can present good deals as shooters.  I picked up this 125th Anniversary of the founding of Colt SAA about a month ago.  Unfired in the box.  It has a gold plated hammer, trigger, backstrap and trigger guard, base pin and ejector.  I find it to be hideous.  HOWEVER this is a 2nd Gen Colt vintage 1961.  The 50s and early 60s 2nd Gens are more desirable than the late 60s and 70s models.  I got this one for 1/2 to 1/3 of what a NIB standard model would cost.  If I ever find another one at a decent price I will shoot them.  In the mean time this one will sit in the safe.



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  4. 3 hours ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:


    Enough to get the Bullet all the way from the Pistol to the Target.  Any more is just wasted powder :rolleyes:


    I use standard pistol primers in my revolvers and magnum pistol primers in my rifle just to make sure they can make the extra two yards.

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  5. Looks like GM started putting the system into some 2021 models as part of a teen ager safety system.  It is in most models for 2023.  I did find this -


    Before you start a letter-writing campaign to GM about overreach, however, you should know that there are multiple ways to disable Buckle to Drive. We’re sharing that with you not because we’re encouraging people to drive unbuckled, but because it’s an important point to understand. GM-Techlink.com laid out the instructions in detail: “Buckle to Drive can be turned off through the Settings menu on the infotainment screen; go to Settings > Vehicle > Buckle to Drive. On vehicles that include the feature as part of Teen Driver Mode, go to Settings > Vehicle > Teen Driver. The vehicle may need to be restarted to register the setting change.”




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  6. 30 minutes ago, Dusty Devil Dale said:

    Look at the front under Spirit of the Game.

    What the heck does this mean?  Front of what?  If you are talking about the rule book cite a page and paragraph.  SOG's are not addressed in the rule book until page 23.  Is that the front?

  7. 29 minutes ago, Nawlins Kid SASS #36107 said:

    I am not very familiar with different styles of 97s, so is there a reason why one has a push button and the other has a screw?


    The Winchester Model 97 was in production for 60 years.  During that time there were numerous refinements during production.  Major refinements were designated by a "C", "D" or "E" stamped above the serial number.  On the one with the screw its serial number should be below the one with the button as the button is a later refinement.


    Oh, the button allows the magazine to be emptied without cycling the action.

  8. I always liked this caliber.  It is pretty much like a .243 - the 80 grain bullets are generally for varmits and the 100 grain for deer size animals.  Sold my last 99 in .250 several years ago and regretted it.  Just last month I saw a Ruger RSI at Cabelas in .250 Savage.  I fondled it, drooled on it, wiped it off and put it back on the shelf.  A very rare gun and even two or three years ago I would have bought it.  But I am trying to get rid of some guns and no longer hunt so I passed on it.

  9. You simply do NOT have enought pressure.  When you fire a gun the primer pokes out and then when pressure builds up in the shell it pushes against the recoil shield and reseats the primers.  If you want to shoot BP blanks the standard fix is to drill out the flash hole to a larger size.  This is NOT something that needs to go to Cimarron for repair.  Once you have drilled out the primer flash holes keep them separate from your other brass as they are no longer safe for full pressure loads.

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