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  1. Well I knew most of them, and have not forgotten them. Some left a bigger footprint than others, but they all added color to the game which became a central point in the life of many of us.
  2. Just borrow one from somebody, lay the parts out on a piece of heavy paper and draw around them as a basic templet. Cut, heat, beat, weld, hammer, add more material, file some off, cut bend beat some more to fine tune the timing. If you can Butcher a Hog, you can do it. Really, you ought to be able to visualize what you are doing, and why you are doing it. If you don't understand why you are bending the top of the lever, or adding material to the lifter, etc, then you might ought to reconsider things. The after market kits are easy, and with little effort, they work every time. Snakebite
  3. Don't know what the great price is on the gun you speak of, but I have a Browning BPCR 45-70 that I've never fired that I am considering listing. Had two of them, and the one I used was a excellent gun. The 45-70 is proofed for Smokeless powder too. They are not cheap, but they are a premium rifle with Bull Barrel and decent Soule type factory sights.
  4. Geeze Pard... I read that wrong and thought it said that Half of us were near death!
  5. Both work but the best bullets come from a ladle.
  6. All I can say is that you must be shooting in the wrong places. I've seen spotters intimidated by certain shooters, and I've seen "Team Shooting" that yields a lot of missed calls, but I've not seen any Popularity contest calls.
  7. Always a strong possibility of guns getting taken while in transit. Something that I always do, is to ship them is a disguised box. Lke a Battery charger box, or Rice cooker box, etc, etc. I always remove the stocks on Long Guns and ship them in a odd shaped box that would not look like it would hold a Long Gun. Snakebite
  8. Removed, sorry to rant, and yes, I do have a very good idea.
  9. If they use replacement parts to do the Short Stroke, then they ought to be OK. I sure would not get one if they have been Short stroked via the Cut, Bend, Hammer and Weld method.
  10. What penalty does the shooter get for loading too many rounds?
  11. I agree that they should have one. It's hard to get much further out West than the clubs I shoot at, unless you go to Hawaii. They all require a LTO. That person can be either a full time dedicated LTO assigned the task, or it can NOW be a shooter in line that STOPS loading their own guns and becomes a dedicated LTO for the moment and actually watches the other shooter load. (this is my second choice, but better than nothing at all) Not doing so will get you a SDQ. That does not happen at the matches I shoot in some of the neighboring states, even the largest of them. It is given lip service, but I have NEVER seen it enforced. I just got back from a large match East of here. Not even one stage had a LTO on it. I held up my pistols to the shooter behind me at the Loading table and ask them to check them. This shooter was a top notch shooter... won category and placed high over all. The response was that "We don't do that here, or at any of the matches in (XX). As long as the LTO requirement is not enforced at the Premier matches, it's use will continue to decline. The rules have been watered down to allow for not assigning a LTO, but even the Watered down version is not enforced.
  12. What loading table officer? It seems like half or more of the matches, big and small, don't have one.
  13. Nope, I won't do it! I won't say a word about Ballistol.
  14. Snakebite

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    Thanks to all. It looks like our long time supplier will be able to help us after all.
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    Man, I bet that hurt when they were put on while picking up your shooter's package! Maybe I could just brand everyone on the Left Cheek.
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    Hey Match Directors, where do you get your name tags?
  17. I have not cut and replaced the Spur, but have notched, heated and bend down the hammer on several. As for the timing on a Colt or Clone, sometimes a simple swap will work, but my experience has had me do some work on the Bolt to get it to drop at the right time. In the early days I screwed up many of my own guns messing with the timing, just out of ignorance. It looks so simple, but can be a bit tricky. You might just try it and see where thing fall. Over dressing the Cam can get you into trouble, so go slowly if you work on it. Playing with the inside leg of the Bolt is the cheapest part to replace if you mess it up. If you are cycling the action fast, setting the timing a little early can be helpful. Just try it, then do some research on dressing the Bolt and go for it. If you need to replace it because you went too far... it's not an expensive mistake, and can be a great learning process. when adjusting the timing on a Colt, just go slow. Snakebite
  18. The “Good Old Days”. Most of us that have played this game a long time were a lot younger in the Good Old Days. Some of the things that use take place on a stage are not quite as palatable as the memory of them might seem to be. The more time that goes by, the better we were. Playing the game as the Good Old Days are perceived to have been must be tempered a bit in today’s game. Today’s retro match needs to have a measured amount of today’s game infused into it. It’s called “Balance”. Just writing stages that are full of everything that you use to do or have heard use to happen will just frustrate most shooters. I am a strong proponent of “Playing the Game”, but moderation and balance is important. Having a dish of Ice Cream is great, being forced to eat a gallon of it, is not.
  19. If the gun was fired out of battery because of a separated case, maybe the lever bent or the lifter bent and the timing is now off allowing the bolt to catch on the carrier.
  20. Does anyone have a 18" 357 Oct barrel for a Uberti 1873 rifle. Must be in very good to excel condition, both bore and bluing. I have a new 45 that I would like to convert.
  21. I have spent a lot of time running the timer. No doubt that there have always been shooters that have blamed the T.O. for the mistakes that they made. The 170 call is one that is often disputed rather heavily. One of the hardest situations is when a shooter pulls his/her pistol at the wrong location, and the T.O. yells "Move", not knowing that the shooter has already cocked the pistol. The shooter moves and then gets a SDQ. When a T.O. is slow to announce that a Shotgun Target isn’t down, it puts some shooter’s over the edge. A problem that I often see in today's game is the tendency to over use the "Benefit of Doubt” I'm very big on cutting all the slack possible, and NOT being a "Hard Ass", and in fact trying to find a way to NOT penalize the shooter. I find it more difficult to get folks to be Posse Leaders and T.O. today, than I did yesterday. One reason is because of all the rules, clarifications, the fact that it can take away from your own game. Being a Good T.O. means being a Benevolent Dictator.
  22. It's the T.O.s job to call "P's".
  23. Yeah, put a little on your index finger, but be careful if you pick your nose, you might poke your brain out when your finger goes all the way in.
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