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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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Posts posted by Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

  1. 1 hour ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

    Because even within SASS there is a component of non competitors that believe that "just being there" is an accomplishment.


    I have been shooting SASS since 1995 (I did not join until January of 2000) and have traveled extensively all over the country shooting SASS matches.  Not once have I ever heard "I am just here to shoot slowly and hope my guns jam on the line as that is part of the fun of being here."  That is rubbish.  We have more and more local shooters going well past 80 and none of them show up to lose.  They show up to do the best they can do.


    1 hour ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

    As the game of Cowboy Action has been around longer than Henry Repeating Arms has existed.  If they were interested in providing a suitable product - they have had plenty of time.


    Precisely.  So when people ask for recommendations for a SASS rifle recommending a Henry is bad advice.  If someone asked about a good lever action hunting rifle Henry would be a solid recommendation.  However firing one shot at a deer and ten shots at steel plates are different things.

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  2. 6 minutes ago, Rooster Ron Wayne said:

    But will it work ?

    Hell yes it will work .

    Just Not Fast .



    8 minutes ago, Rooster Ron Wayne said:

    I took my Brand New HRA Big Boy 44 Magnum New out of the box to a local shoot just to see for myself .

    And if found if you run it hard and deliberate with moderate speed & Completely Full Stroke's every time .

    It will run .


    With that sterling recommendation why would anyone want to rely on one for SASS which is a timed, speed event?

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  3. Does not matter where you buy it as the price will be the same regardless of where you buy it.  The only difference might be shipping.  If a local retailer has it in stock and does not add shipping you might save a few dollars.

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  4. I was thinking 1/4" of snow.  Sure seemed like more than that.  Then I remembered I was thinking about Smoke in the Valley.  EOT was cold, drizzly, muddy and if I recall correctly one person got helicoptered out with a broken leg.





  5. Keep a close watch on your hammer/trigger engagement.  Once the sear surfaces have started to wear that is almost a sure sign the surface hardening on the parts has worn away.  Filing will just take the notches even further into softer metal.  If you know someone that can do it you should have the filed surfaces rehardened.

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  6. Anything can be slicked up.  The question is how easy can it be slicked up and what parts are available.  Stick with Uberti, Pietta or Ruger as they all tune well and there are parts available.  For a new shooter steer away from Open Tops, Schofields or any of the off-the-wall models as these are not well supported and have peculiarites most new shooters are not going to want to deal with.  In the price range you are looking you are pretty much limited to Uberti and Pietta.  Even used Rugers are generally going for more than your price range these days.

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  7. I called the number on the website last Monday (April 15) about an order I had placed at EOT.  They answered right away and said the bullets would go out on Tuesday.  They arrived at my house on Friday (April 19).

  8. Try putting in the old trigger spring.  You did not list what mods have been done.  Different mainspring?  Changed the lifter and carrier springs?  Short stroke?

  9. Since you have already ordered the parts you are on the right track.  The most likely cause of the problem is the tip of the trigger (sear) rounding its edges.  The next most likely is the hammer full cock notch wearing.  The least likely problem is the trigger spring, although anything can fail.  It is also possible for the hole in the receiver that the firing pin extension rides in to ware but that would take a LOT of rounds.  If you do not know what you are doing, do not have the proper stones or hones for the job and do not have a sear jig your chances of making things worse out weight your chances of making things better.  You have not provided any good CLEAR photos of any of these parts so any further guesses are just that.  SWAGS.

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  10. It has been a long time but my recollection of Brandon Lee's death is that there was a scene where the gun was shown with bullets.  They removed the dummies and the bullet from one stayed in the cylinder throat and the blank was loaded behind it.

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  11. 20 minutes ago, Eyesa Horg said:

    Why would there be bullets of any style in blanks?

    There would not be bullets in blanks.  However, I am sure most of us have seen scenes where the muzzle is pointed at the camera and you can see dummy bullets in the cylinder.  I am not going to go back and rewatch hundreds of hours of testimony but my recollection is that there were dummy rounds and these had no primers and had holes drilled in the brass case.

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