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    Fixing a jam

    You table, or ground, the gun that's in the second hand, making sure that the gun has been fired first. You can't let a cocked loaded gun out of your hand. Then you can clear your malfunction, or rotate the cylinder, of the first gun. Better yet, just shoot that second gun dry and holster it. The guns don't have to be shot alternately, left/right/left/right.
  2. Ruger Old Army is .45 C&B. .457 Ball, Bore is .452
  3. Check with Lock Stock & Barrel Investments, Spencer Hoglund (Lead Dispenser). He can put you on the right track with an appraisal and how/where to sell it.
  4. There are so many more interesting cartridges than just .45 and .38/.357. While the straight-walled cartridges, (don't forget .44!), are easiest to load, there is so much more available. Explore before buying. I saw one fellow post on another forum that he was into "historically correct", and was kicking himself for buying a rifle in .45
  5. Sounds like what you're looking for is one of these; a Uberti Richard-Mason Conversion Uberti Richard-Mason Conversion Ha! Too Tall beat me to the draw!
  6. I don't have the words to express my sadness at the passing of this fine man. Prayers up for the family.
  7. If you're going to carry this in the summer in the hot and humid Southland, you can put it on over a t-shirt, then cover it with a loose short sleeved button shirt, left open. That way the harness will print less... but it will print enough so that anyone who is more than a casual observer will see it. I'm assuming that you do have a CCW permit. It's still going to be hot and sticky. But that's summer through Sept., early Oct.
  8. Ok, I misspoke. At the top where you start a new post, click "More". (I sent you too high in the page). Then click "add file". Here's a picture of the drop-down menu.
  9. Up at the very top of the FB page under "more" is a place you can upload a PDF file. It will then display the PDF link on your page and automatically save it under "Files" for easy reference. (rename the file, otherwise they all come up as "matchresultsbytime") The other, less convenient way, is to take a screen shot of the opened file and post it as a picture. But, then it won't get saved under "Files". If you want to save them in order for easy reference, you'd have to mark each one as an announcement, and then they would be saved under the "Announcements" link on the left of the page.
  10. Excellent! I need to drive on over and shoot with y'all sometime. I made a couple of FB pages for some clubs up the road from you: Old Hickory Regulators in Rocky Mt. and Flat Branch Ranch Cowboys in Bunn Level Say Howdy! to Jefro and High Noon Henry for me. Y'all have a great bunch of folks there!
  11. Dang! My Colt budget is already used up for this month... You know you can't just buy one! BTT
  12. Still no answer... Fireball, if you want them that's fine.
  13. Besides the kickeez, a mercury recoil reducer in the buttstock helps tremendously. Of course, cutting the stock to proper length and "nose over toes" will go a long way. Having an experienced woman shooter helping to mentor her would be ideal.
  14. I suppose I've been quite lucky iny dealings with Gunsmiths. For most work, I use Three Cut, who's fairly local to me. He's worked over more guns than I can think of right now, and always did a good job in a timely manner. If there's a gun type that he is not fully comfortable working on, he'll tell you and recommend someone else. I do have some guns out with another Smith, because he's one of the few in the country doing what he does. He has quite a backlog and you know going in that it's going to take awhile. And that's ok. The only bad experience I had was long ago, and I've not used that Smith since, and now he's retired from the business. So, no one else is getting disappointed by him. I have bought a few used guns off the Classified.Wire with "action jobs", that were actually gun butchered. But, Three Cut was able to make them right for me. So, it all worked out in to end. It is a great thing to have someone you can talk to face-to-face about what you want done. But I know that isn't always possible. Anyway, good luck and keep us updated! If you wish to leave feedback about the transaction, you have the link.
  15. SDQ was the correct call. Earlier, squinting at my phone, it did not register with me that the round was chambered. Does not matter if it slid off the carrier into the chamber, or various "what ifs". We can only go by what is. I need to not answer these until I learn to comprehend whole sentences...
  16. Are you looking for an original Winchester, a Miroku/Winchester, or a Uberti reproduction? (Stay away from the Chaparrals) as has been noted the originals only came in .44 Henry rimfire. You'd need an 1873 for .44-40 (and no rifle of the era was ever chambered in .45 Colt) I haven't seen any Miroku/Winchesters in '66 yet, you'd probably have to order them new through your dealer and wait on them. Ubertis would be no problem. You'll find them here!
  17. OP says that the shooter corrected the situation before they fired the next gun... "Long guns will be emptied and discarded with their barrels pointed safely downrange. This condition may be corrected on the clock, prior to the next round being fired." SHB Vers 23.2 pg 18
  18. "Long guns will be emptied and discarded with their barrels pointed safely downrange. This condition may be corrected on the clock, prior to the next round being fired." SHB Vers 23.2 pg 18
  19. You'll see it all at the match and Miss Alli will get it all 'splained. The B-Western bit is only about that one costume category. Read those first pages where it says: "Cowboy Action Shooting™ is a combination of historical reenactment and Saturday morning at the matinee. Participants may choose the style of costume they wish to wear, but all clothing must be typical of the late 19th century, a B-Western movie, or Western television series." Many folks sort of fall into the "Bonanza", "Have Gun Will Travel" and "Gunsmoke" vein of clothing, sort of semi-modern. Others go all out "Cowboy", like they just walked out of a cattle drive. Some are townies, like Sheriff Behan in Tombstone. You'll see it all. Leather runs the gamut from inexpensive, (but DO NOT buy floppy holsters)... to the utilitarian, to the very competitive, to the Roy Rogers type. It's totally up to you. Again, you'll see lots of samples at the match and there are some great leather makers in CA!
  20. Revolver Calibers - Must be centerfire calibers of at least .32 caliber and no larger than .45 caliber or percussion calibers of at least .36 caliber and no larger than .45 caliber. - Must be in a caliber commonly available in revolvers. Examples include, but are not limited to, .32-20, .32 Magnum, .357 Magnum, .38 Special, .44 Magnum, .44- 40, and .45 Colt SHB Ver 23.2 pg 38 Rifle Calibers - Must be centerfire of at least .32 caliber and not larger than .45 caliber. - Must be in a caliber commonly available in revolvers. Examples include, but are not limited to, .32-20, .32 Magnum, .357 Magnum, .38 Special, .38-40, .44-40, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, and .45 Colt. The only allowed exceptions are the .25-20 and .56-50. No rifle calibers such as .30-30 or .38-55 are allowed. - Buckaroo/Buckarette Category competitors choosing to utilize .22 caliber firearms must use standard velocity .22 caliber rim-fire ammunition only. SHB Ver 23.2 pg 40 Since you're asking about the duelist category: Any main match, fixed sight model revolver may be used. o Any SASS legal main match shotgun and legal main match rifle may be used. o Any SASS legal ammunition may be used SHB Ver 23.2 pg 6 and since you want to shoot in other than the two specific Costume Categories: Cowboy Action Shooting™ is a combination of historical reenactment and Saturday morning at the matinee. Participants may choose the style of costume they wish to wear, but all clothing must be typical of the late 19th century, a B-Western movie, or Western television series. SHB Vers 23.2 pg 2 Think about TV shows like Bonanza... some kind of boot, (bare feet are acceptable), long pants, long sleeve shirt, (rolled up sleeves are acceptable), cowboy hat, kepi, slouch hat, palm leaf straw hat, (or no hat at all is acceptable). Welcome!! Come on out to a match, hang out, ask questions. You'll find folks to be helpful and informative.
  21. I haven't heard anything either.
  22. Read the part about what calibers are SASS-legal under firearm covenants, pg 38 and pg 40
  23. You can order it from Cimarron, maybe you'll get it. Not in stock. Try Dixie, see if they still have any. Bud's is out of stock.... Where are you finding the replacement hammers? Folks have come on here saying everyone is sold out with no idea if they will ever get restocked. VTI, Taylor's, Cimarron, none of them have 'em. Post the link so'se I can point them there, please?
  24. The sticking point is .44 special. Not many of them around anymore. That link that Abiline provided is the only new .44 I've seen. The black powder frame gun is exactly what you're looking for! Others... .45, 357, 44-40, but not much else For .44 spec and other calibers pretty much the used market, is the only place. Jump on they Cimarron while it's available.
  25. You are reading the section pertaining the two costume categories. That's just two of the million categories available. Skip that for now. .38/357 is only restricted from Classic Cowboy, and Frontiersman, (which requires percussion revolvers). Keep on reading. You'll get there.
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