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Baltimore Ed

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  1. Been using 5.2 gr of Clays or Clay Dot in 45 colt with 200 and 250s for years.
  2. Interesting thread, but covid has made us sick, killed our loved ones, destroyed our jobs and businesses, disrupted our schools, cancelled our sports, travel, family holidays, you name it. Until covid is at zero new cases we are stuck behind the eight ball. Combine that with the very real fear Americans have of what America’s new leaders might due to our 2nd Amendment rights has made ammo, firearms and reloading components disappear and what little is available is insanely expensive. That 200 rd monthly match has become a very pricy event. Until these two huge things are resolved all the shoo
  3. Save the .22 brass that you’ve fired from that gun and use them as snap caps, just turn them a little each time. But it would be better to dry fire your center fire guns not your .22s.
  4. Both of my old 1894 Marlins run 200gr rnfp Schofield loads fine and my old Stoeger [uberti] 1873 will also feed Schofield. The way that the carrier is shaped [on the magazine side] cams the next round back into the mag when the lifter is raised.
  5. I’ve been reading about Marlins run of these short barreled rifles, too bad they still don’t offer them. A rifle with a 16.5 in bbl, a factory modified lifter and chambered for C45S would be a real big seller for the Marlin lover cas crowd. I’ll probably not mess with the lifter as mine will hold 10 Schofield loads and runs fine. I’ve shortened the mag spring to make more room. I might drill out the endcap to make a little more room for the spring if I need it. It needs a lever wrap too. Can’t imagine that it didn’t have one at some time but haven’t shot it in a match in almost 20 years using
  6. We do 3-4 WB shoots a year and set up the shoot so the cas shooters can shoot alongside the 1911 shooters. The WB guys shoot 15-20 pistol and the cas folks shoot 10. Rifle and sg are the same for both. We also do BAM along with cas shooters, Boltguns have their own targets but pistols and sg is the same for everybody. It’s not hard to do but folks have got to get over the whole ‘it ain’t cowboy’ mentality. Shooting is shooting. Here I’m shooting Spaniards with Teddy. ‘Remember the Maine’
  7. Started another build today. Normally I like long bbl’ed rifles especially muskets but I’ve been enjoying the 1873/76 Centennial build so much I decided to cut my wife’s old never used 1894s .45 down to a 16 1/2 inch Trapper with a src butt and forearm. Waiting on the buttstock and carbine rear sight. Cut the bbl and magazine tube and opened the mag tube channel in the forearm and opened up the front sight bbl band. Used my table disc sander to true up my cuts but I’ll borrow my buds facing tools to do it right. Tomorrow I need to instal a new belt drive on my mini mill to drill the holes in t
  8. Have an low primer alarm on one Dillon 550. Need another. Don’t load fast enough to merit a powder alarm.
  9. We shoot in Dare Co [near Manns Harbor] every 4th Saturday at ECSASS. We are not sass affiliated anymore but do use sass and WASA rules to play the game. We also do the occasional WB and BAMM along with cowboy at our monthly shoots. A fun club.
  10. I put the wide spur Super Blackhawk ss hammers [30.00] on my vaqueros [5] this year and like them. I have always shot duelist. It wasn’t hard to do with no mods to the gun, pick one up from midway and give it a try. They are grippier than the standard narrow ones but you could knock down some of the spur’s checkering if needed.
  11. I did a match many years ago that used two stage guns [not for every stage], my Ruger .22 vaquero and a model 39 Marlin. It was a little different having 2 rifle or 3 revolvers.
  12. While we’re talking .45 Cowboy, my Marlin 1894 will run 200 gr rnfp Schofield loads fine but will it run .45 Cowboy? If not can it be made to run the short brass? Just curious. Thx.
  13. I would disagree on one point, that being placing your safe on an outside wall. Thugs have been known to cut through walls and pull safes out. Your house has pillars down the center [at least it should unless we’re talking a tiny house.] Would also suggest not putting it where it’s visible through a window that’s facing the street. Don’t advertise. My safe was 1400 lb mty, heaven knows what it weighs now. Hasn’t fallen through yet.
  14. This kinda of brings up another question. Would you share your primers if your cas bud needed some? .22s are as valuable as primers. Give him a match worth, a pack, a brick? Charge him pre election [about 30.00/brick is what I paid last time I bought a brick] or current market value?
  15. Coping saw blade and jbweld fixed mine 20 plus years ago. Not fancy but still running.
  16. It’s just reloaders hoarding, ammo manufacturers building ammo instead of components and suppliers/resellers holding back supplies to run up prices. Why sell a brick of primers for 30.00 when you can get 50.00. I restocked after the last draught and haven’t bought any for a while. Barring any political influence they will return.
  17. We set up all 6 stages using the same target arrays in one berm with a slight target rearrangement after a lunch break. We have a small club with less than 20 shooters. KISS principle. Steel is heavy and we is old.
  18. He looks good now but wait until he finds out about girls and cars but then maybe he’ll return to cas if work, wife/girlfriend, kids don’t get in the way. Seen this happen with both buckaroos and buckerettes. Cas doesn’t stand a chance against them hormones. I know he’s a newby but watch the 170 on that crossdraw. Nice stages.
  19. English was the guy mentioned at cascity but he’s retired now. I don’t shoot for speed any more so I’ll just have to slow down and enjoy shooting it. I’ll shoot it and my .45 uberti Thunderer next month. The Thunderer was a door prize that I won at the NE Regional in Thurmont Md years ago. I had test fired an identical revolver at a SE Regional a couple years earlier and really liked it but was very much a lover of my vaqueros and bought a ruger vaquero birdshead instead. You win some and you lose some.
  20. Hi Deacon. It seems that the consensus on two forums is that I’ve bought a white elephant, not my first, that has a built in idiosyncrasy that can’t be fixed without great expense if at all. Just have to live with it and enjoy until it maybe craps out. While I’ve never carried extra guns to shoots I’ll have to remember to tote a second revolver whenever I plan on using my Schofield, just in case.
  21. A while back I picked up an ASM Schofield to go with my Rafe Covington Centennial build and always wanted one, love the look, enjoy the way it handles and shoots but it has that annoying no touchee trigger=no cockee hammer issue. Wondering if you cowpokes knew of someone that could fix this aggravation. Or is it something that I need to live with and ‘quit my bellyachin’. The guys at cascity had two guys who used to fix them, both retired. And then there’s the fact that it’s an ASM which might make doing a uberti Schofield repair on it impossible. It seems to be a good revolver with a tight l
  22. Built this cartridge carrier to go on my .45 lc 1873 ‘Centennial’ carbine couple of months ago. Ran into some snags on the rifle build but I should be about done with it. Part of my Rafe Covington impression. The rifle will also double as a Spanish Contract Musket. I’ll just put sling swivels and a sling on it and remove them for Covington’s ‘Centennial.’
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