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Hollifer A. Dollar

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About Hollifer A. Dollar

  • Birthday 05/29/1961

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    91847P Regulator
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    ROI/ROII/WB, Panhandle Cattle Company, Red Hills Rangers, Panhandle Cowboys, Big Bend Bushwhackers

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    Greenwood, FL

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  1. I have been using a Thumler's for about 6 years. Like Sedalia Dave says above, (300) 38 spcl cases is about max. Don't use more than 1/4 tsp of Lemishine - too much is not a good thing. I only put in a drop or 2 of Dawn. I don't run the tumbler for more than 45 minutes. I found that if the brass runs longer than that, the dirt starts to redeposit on the brass & it looks dull. You can also use Rio Grande Strat-o-sheen (https://www.riogrande.com/product/strat-o-sheen-powder-burnishing-compounds/33901725gp ) instead of Dawn & Lemishine. It makes your brass REALLY shiny!
  2. I have shipped several (more than 2, less than 5, but I can't remember exactly how many) shotguns for either repair or having sold them. I used the US Postal Service each time with surprisingly good results. The postal regulations (the last time I mailed a gun) allowed non-FFLs to ship long guns directly to FFLs in other states, & to non-FFLs within your state of residence (which surprised me). My local postmaster pointed that out to me the first time I shipped a shotgun. In that case it was going back to the manufacturer, so we got into a discussion about what you can & can't ship
  3. I started casting bullets when I started shooting real black powder. After a couple of rounds of melting the lube out of commercial bullets then pan lubing them with crisco/beeswax, I figured that it was easier to do it from scratch...& it is...kinda. The larger quantities of bullets that I make are "big lube" bullets using Dick Dastardly's molds (38 Snakebite, 44 Mav Dutchman & 200 gr 45s) & they are used strictly for black powder ammo. We also have 38 revolvers & (2) 32-20 rifles, but I can't find suitable molds for them. For those bullets (120 gn 38 & 105
  4. A good friend of mine bought a Remlin 1894CS through gunbroker 2 or so years ago. Out of the box it was OK, wasn't smooth at all, but it did function. Outside finish was utilitarian but no blemishes. There was a helluva sharp edge inside the receiver that was like a razor, but that was the worst we saw. We did the usual workover on it - one piece firing pin, lighter mainspring, adjusted the lever safety spring, polished the bolt/ejector/lever/hammer, rounded the end of the trigger, shortened the magazine spring, SS mag follower, etc. Nothing unusual. A couple of evenings work
  5. I have a bunch (20 or so) that I bought a few years back, but are just gathering dust because I bought a couple of the 30 round external magazines. PM me your address & I will send them to you. Holler
  6. I never turn on the scale when loading BP. I loaded 150 rounds of 44-40 on the 550 today, using Goex 2F & virgin brass (getting ready for EoT). Set the powder measure so that it filled the case to about 3/16" below the case mouth. With 200 gn big lube bullets, that gives about 1/8" of an inch of compression. Holler
  7. Gypsy Rider, Gypsy's Daughter & Kay Sadeeya have shot hundreds of rounds of 38 special, 125 gn TCFP over 3.3 gns of N320. Very light recoil. The residue looks like orange grains of sand after it burns, so don't be surprised when your revolvers look like they are spitting sand. I haven't tried it in 44-40 or 45...yet. Holler Editor's note: This time I DID read & comprehend the thread! Posted this same statement in a thread about N32C...which I read as N320. Doh.
  8. Interested in selling me the .357 mag brass?

    1. Hollifer A. Dollar

      Hollifer A. Dollar

      Someone beat you to it, sorry.

  9. Posting a 2nd set for Kay Sadeeya SASS #93732 Greenwood, FL 5 years
  10. Hollifer A. Dollar SASS #91847 Greenwood FL 7 years
  11. Kay Sadeeya & I went to EoT for the first time last year, best trip of our lives! We enjoyed every minute. Can't wait to go back in 2018. Holler
  12. Abe E.S. Corpus gets full credit. I had bought a Taurus Judge revolver & mentioned to him that it would be nice to have a rifle in 45 Colt to match up with it. He said "ever thought about a lever action rifle?" & it was downhill from there. Holler
  13. I am on my 2nd set of prescription safety glasses from WalMart. Full wraparound protection & very comfortable. Very reasonably priced if you get them in single vision, something like $75. I got them for distance only, which I prefer for shooting, but I did put a stick-on bifocal on the left lens, which covers close vision for scoring. The stick-on bifocal lenses came from Amazon for $15. Like Boggus said, safety eyewear is more about protection than being period correct. After seeing someone take a bit of lead to the eye while wearing very small lenses without side shields, I decid
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