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Marauder SASS #13056

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  1. 4 hours ago, Savvy Jack said:

    Howdy fellas,

    I'd like to see some detailed updates on those damage issues with the 60', 66' and 73' firearms.

    1. What firearm

    2. What caliber

    3. Toggles - original or kit parts 

    4. What Loads

    5. I would prefer first hand knowledge with photos and actual measurement's 





    Nothing a little duct tape and bailing wire wouldn't fix!! 



  2. I actually disagree with "shoot the rifle a while" because some of the springs are too strong. 

    The best example of that are the lifter/lever springs.  The strong spring WILL wear your lever. 

    Do you want to have to replace or repair your lever?  (I had to.)


    The hammer spring is not as critical, but it will increase wear.


    These are easy to swap out.  You can then shoot the gun with reduced wear.  Then decide where you may or may not want to go.

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  3. My biggest mistake in SASS was missing out on the annual Round Up in Fort Worth for that very reason. (That was in the early 1990s.)


    I had only shot or or maybe two matches, but I would have loved to have shot that match.


    The only qualifying statement is is the shooter familiar with safety rules.  I was raised around shooting so I was "fairly good."  Fortunately I had shot at a few ranges including an indoor range and attended a pistol match so they further refined my safety practices. 


    If anyone is in doubt, just as a more experienced  pard to work with you for just a little to be sure of your safety practices.  For nearly all shooters, less than an hour would be needed to have you confident and ready to go have fun safely.

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  4. 3 hours ago, Goody, SASS #26190 said:

    I know you're older and wiser (mostly older) but I don't recall any differences in frame size if we are talking about Uberti. I did have one at one point made by Armi San Paulo IIRC that was about 7/8 size.

    You are correct.  Mine is a Navy Arms model.  They made both 66 and 73 models with the slightly smaller frame.

  5. It really depends on how old.


    There were 3 major changes that i know of.

    Back in the 70's and possibly early 80's the frame was a smaller size and had many different parts for both the 66 & 73.

    Then it was pretty consistent with a larger fram and standardized design until roughly 10 years ago.  Then they slightly changed the bolt design as has been mentioned.

  6. Frog lube is  an excellent rust preventative. 

    I think it is probably a very lube (dry lube) as well.  Helpful for more dirty areas where you would not want grease or even mobil 1 oil.

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  7. Here on the East coast where land is scarce, they like smaller shot (7 1/2 or small) since it does not go as far.  Plus it has less mass if it does get away or come back at you.

    Softer lead generally would theoretically tend to smash (technical term :D )more on the target as well. 


    For aerial targets, I like #9 but for knockdowns I like 7 1/2 (or a little larger if allowed on those ranges.)

  8. Graphite can work if with in a lube, but it is corrosive, especially to aluminum.


    There are many better choices.


    For an internal lube such as you mention where they is not much dirt, even Mobil 1 oil or grease are much better choices. 


    Plus many different gun lubes such as Lucas, Some like EEzox which is pretty good rust preventative, but I'm not certain of it lubricating value.

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  9. In some situations, the TO can clearly see the firearm, the target and have an excellent view of where the bullet went - and be doing their job well.


    But it is up to the spotters to call the miss/hits.  In this case, the TO is advisory only - they can inform the spotters of what they saw but cannot override their vote.

  10. 27 minutes ago, John Kloehr said:

    No idea what happened to Marvintm (Marvin the Martian), he posted this one thread and then poof gone.



    Sadly, we believe the Venusians got him...   :(

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