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Captain Bill Burt

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  1. Mine are close to Widders. If I holster a gun then turn the holster upside down the gun will slide VERY slowly. for about an inch, then fall out.
  2. Sometimes even if the plunger isn't sticking the T-bar can catch on the firing pin. The next time it binds look there. If the T-bar is stuck on the lower part of the firing pin that's your problem. I solved it by taking the T-Bar out and filing the leading edge on the firing pin side down just a bit. Problem solved.
  3. On these boards I'm not old yet. At work quite the opposite, I'm the oldest person there by far. At 56 I don't feel much different than at 36, or even 26. Same height, pretty much same weight, maybe 8 or 10 lbs extra. Less hair, sigh. But my 52 year old brother and I beat his 21 year old son and my teenager pretty badly at basketball over Christmas break. That felt good. Knock on wood for now age hasn't slowed me down much.
  4. I guess if he happened to be carrying a squib rod he could do it! I think if you're using a 97 you'll have to ground and move on.
  5. Kudos to the ROC for their decision about how to handle a squib in SxS shotgun.
  6. To me the two biggest issues for feeding are the shape of the bullet and the OAL of the cartridge. The primers and powder charge you use have very little if anything to do with proper feeding, unless you load so light you start having squibs or backed out primers. Different guns like different lengths, so what works for mine may not work for yours. I'm not as technically proficient as many on this forum, so when I started out I bought ammo from Georgia Arms. It fed fine, so when I started reloading I used the same OAL. Basically I adjusted my seating depth until the length of the cartridge I was loading looked about the same as the length of a GA's cartridge. Then I placed a bubble level across the top of the two cartridges. When the bubble was between the lines I had my length right. I've been running with that for the last nine years with no problems.
  7. Here's a Rossi in the Classifieds Here's a Winchester
  8. That’s correct, January 1797 to May 1900. He and his wife had 17 children. She lived to be 84. We’re a pretty long lived family, mostly. My grandmother is 98.
  9. Just as an FYI, if you’re going for style points it’s hard to beat an ‘87, at some point I’ll pick one up myself. If you want speed you’ll be better served by a double or a ‘97.
  10. Then buy your next shotgun from a ‘known’ cowboy gunsmith like Fast Eddie or Johnny Meadows. You’ll pay a bit more, but if something breaks they’ll make it right. It’s hard for me to get Eddie to even accept money for parts. We had a spring in one of our SKB’s wear out, after 500+ matches things do wear out, and he resisted me compensating him for the cost of the part. I insisted.
  11. If you want a reliable double for SASS you can’t go wrong with an SKB.
  12. 1863. I would have probably been the grandson of Captain William Burt (instead of great-great-great-great grandson). He and my father would have been fighting for the Confederacy in Burt’s Rifles. I would have grown up in Crystal Springs MS surrounded by by 16 uncles and aunts and 100 or so cousins. I would have probably lived an affluent life by the standards of that time. William Burt 1797-1900
  13. It sounds like you can stand however you like with hands however you like as long as you’re not touching guns or ammo and complying with any specific stage instructions. I like it. Wish that was SASS default.
  14. I can't remember if it's $30 or $35. One of the two.
  15. He'll be running 16 second stages in no time!
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