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Cypress Sam, SASS #10915

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About Cypress Sam, SASS #10915

  • Birthday 10/17/1937

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    Kissimmee, Florida
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    CAS, racing sailboats, competitive swimming, airplanes, amateur gunsmithing and some other stuff I can’t remember right now

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  1. I repaired one of my doubles that had some of the solder broken loose using JB Weld. The trick was to degrease it completely and make sure it was securely clamped for 24 hours.
  2. Back in the earlier days of CAS, we had stages that used a pocket pistol or derringer, but never from “concealed on the body”. I know that other shooting disciplines like IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Assn), require concealed carry, but they have strict rules on how that carry is to be done, and they use modern guns. Many of the derringers that we use and I believe all of the pocket pistols must manually be put on half-cock before closing because the firing pin protrudes from the frame and could strike a primer upon closing. And derringers not on half cock always have the hammer down on a live round. The potential is there for disaster in the case of a dropped derringer ot antique pocket pistol. It is fun to use them on main match stages, but stage them on a table rather than drawing from concealment.
  3. I have a Bianchi shoulder holster for a Browning Hi Power. It has a screw adjustment for the tension.
  4. Back in the early 1900’s, say ‘20’s or ‘30’s, in Florida there was a tick epidemic that required all of the cattle to be rounded up and “dipped” by driving them through “dipping vats” filled with DDT (a poison that killed ticks). Since wildlife couldn’t be rounded up and dipped, the State Ag Dept decided to eliminate the deer population by hiring professional hunters to shoot them. They issued them 32-20 rifles or carbines for the task. All the ones I saw were Winchester M-92’s, but there may have been others. Note: I think the DDT was more effective than the slaughter.
  5. The ends of the firing pins have likely become “braded” where the hammers hit them. You will need to replace them or take them out and remove the “brad” with a file or stone.
  6. Looks like the spring behind the stud that holds the lever closed.
  7. If you’re wanting a perfect fit, make a pattern out of glued-together file folders that are cut to exactly fit the body contour. Then trace that onto the leather.
  8. In my experience the Lee 6 cavity molds can be problematic. They are fine if you pay close attention and make sure they are fully closed before filling with lead. It’s really easy to get oversized bullets from a 6 cavity aluminum mold because of its length where a small bit of material can stop the mold from closing all of the way. With care you can make pretty good bullets though. (Not as good as a Lyman 4-cavity mold though).
  9. Coffinmaker is right. Cut some shims from a piece of Bond typing paper and shim until the case will just fit between the guides. Shim the right side guide. (If it doesn’t work, at least it’s cheap.
  10. Ejection is a function of the extractor pulling the case out of the chamber and the carrier block knocking it out of the gun. You might try increasing or decreasing the tension on the extractor. I’ve never tried to “tune” an extractor to adjust where the brass fell. Also check the tab on the lower bolt face to make sure it isn’t beat up. The newer Uberties bolts have a removable tab (I think). Mine are all older ones with the tab milled in the bolt. Be careful if you try to fix it, the tab on the older rifles is very easy to break off and the gun won’t work without it. 32-20 is my favorite caliber for CAS, the attached photos are my “accumulation” of 32-20s.
  11. The early Stoegers from the 90’s and maybe newer ones too, had firing pins that the ends would “brad” where the hammer hit them. The aftermarket “hardened” firing pins solve this problem. The bradded end prevents the FP from extending far enough out of thr frame to fire the primer. You can remove the “brad” by smoothing it out with a file as a temporary fix. In addition to Long Hunters site, Brownells and also VTI carry parts and tools.
  12. Thank y’all for the thoughts! (If I knew I was going to live this long, I woulda partied a lot more!
  13. I have a pair of ASM ‘61 Navies in 38 Special, with the barrels shortened to 5.5”. After some minor smoothing up, they are fine shooters.
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