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Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

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About Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

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    Anyplace that is foolish enough to let me shoot.

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    Land of the Pilgrims
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    CAS, Black Powder, SW DA Revolvers, Trap, Woodworking, Model Trains, History, Reloading.

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  1. Howdy One of my favorite topics. Black Powder fouling being blasted out of the Barrel/Cylinder gap and deposited onto the cylinder pin is the most common cause of a revolver binding up when shooting Black Powder. The fouling works its way between the cylinder and the cylinder pin, and causes the cylinder to bind, making it difficult for the cylinder to rotate, which also affects how difficult it is to cock the hammer. When fouling is blasted out of the B/C gap, it spreads out pretty much in a plane. Way back during the Black Powder cartridge era revolver man
  2. Howdy Regarding 38-40 rims fitting in a New Vaquero, how about a reality check? Here is a 45 caliber New Vaquero cylinder loaded with six 45 Schofield rounds. According my loading manuals, 45 Schofield rim diameter is .520 (as opposed to 45 Colt which is .512 just so we understand what we are talking about) The actual diameters of these Starline 45 Schofield rims are running a little bit undersized, as rim diameters often do, at .517 - .519. Six rounds fit in this cylinder very nicely. None of them are touching each other. Bear in mind, there is
  3. Howdy I am having an argument with a guy on another forum. He just inherited a Colt Police Positive Special chambered for 32-20. He is brand new to the cartridge and has been quoting the Starline web page, where by the way I buy all my brass. This is part of what Starline has to say regarding the 32-20: "Designed for use in rifles and single action revolvers, this cartridge is making a strong comeback with the advent of cowboy action shooting." To which I say bunk. My point is, despite the fact that Starline makes excellent brass, they don't know much about
  4. Howdy I like to go with Jerry Kunhausen's recommendation in his book The Colt Single Action Revolvers, A shop Manual, Volumes 1 & 2. He states .006 for jacketed bullets, .008 for lead. Personally I do not believe the gap should be larger for Black Powder. More of a gap will simply let more fouling blast out of the gap onto the surface of the cylinder and cause the cylinder to bind more quickly.
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    Howdy Driftwood Johnson

    I trust these Photos are of use to you


    Jabez Cowboy








    1. Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

      Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

      Howdy Jabez


      Thanks for the photos.


      My shotgun is clearly different than yours. Mine has side locks, yours is a boxlock. And the bottom of my shotgun looks different than yours. I have a book about Stevens/Savage, and it clearly shows the model 235, which looks just like yours.


      It does not show my shotgun.


      If you google Stevens Model 250 you will find photos of my shotgun. Only because at some point somebody, I don't remember who, told me that is what it is.


      However I just googled again and came up with a picture from an old catalog, which pretty well convinces me that mine is a Model 250.


      Thanks again for the photos.




    2. Jabez Cowboy,SASS # 50129

      Jabez Cowboy,SASS # 50129

      I was that Cowboy that suggested it was perhaps a 250 ...

      A 325 is a Boxlock and a 350 is a sidelock , and I thought that might be the case with the 200 series as well ...


      I trust you are Well ...


      Jabez Cowboy

    3. Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

      Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

      Well, there you have it.


      Thanks for reminding me it was you who suggested mine was a 250. I did not remember.


      I'm glad we both agree on what mine is, there is no model number on it.


      Thanks again,



  6. Howdy Driftwood Johnson :

    Pard, it is my failing that I have No idea as to how to get Photos onto the Wire, but I have just taken some pretty good ones of my Stevens Model 235 ....

    I just noticed there is an Attachment icon below , will it work for getting you those Photos ???

    My gun has matching Ser.# and I bought it from the Son of the first owner....


    Jabez Cowboy

    1. Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

      Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

      Let's see.


      I clicked on it and downloaded this photo from my hard drive. I did not have to go out to Photobucket to get the photo. Did you receive it?



      Stevens 355 and 250.jpg

  7. I upgraded from a Pro-Jector to one of the first L-N-L Presses. Too soon, if I'd waited a few more more months.....I'd have a good ejector system. The conversions are still available. But you have to send back your old shell plates to have the groove for the bottom ejector cut. $10.00 A piece, includes return postage.

    I cut off the feed "trough(?)" Off my new subplate. It was in the way and I'll never use a case feeder.   

  8. Need help on merwin Hulbert.  I am looking at a 7 shot my.  The seller says 32 s&w long.  However, I think it is actually 32 M&H long which is different.  Do you know it SW long or short will chamber?

  9. Driftwood

      I wonder if you could help me establish a value on an Lyman mold # 450229. 182 . It cast a hollow base .452 at 155 gr. With the original handles. 

    We are relocating and will be able to cast at the new place. 

    Thank You 

    Turkey Bob

  10. Hi, I'm curious, who was the original Driftwood Johnson?

    1. Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

      Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

      I am the original Driftwood Johnson.


      That was just a joke. It was a tintype photo I had done a few years ago at the Great Nor'Easter. I'm not really that old, the photo just makes me look old.

  11. Nope. I'm not gonna dissect one of those rounds to find out.
  12. I'm so popular my mail box fills up all the time. Just emptied a bunch of stuff out of it.

  13. PREVIEW? Howdy. As a confirmed Luddite I am having a few growing pains with the new software. I don't seem to be able to find the ability to preview a post before I send it. There is a Preview icon, page with a magnifying glass, to the far right of the text box tool bar. I think Preview is its intent. I have always found this a very useful feature, because I like to edit my post before I send it. I too liked the old way. You all know I tend to get blabby at times and I need to make sure my spelling is correct and see that I am saying what I need to say. I always see
  14. As you all know by now I seriously dislike the term Period Correct. However the guy all the way on the right in that photo is Geronimo, and you can bet what he is wearing is historically accurate.
  15. Well Griff, as I've said many times, it is the cylinder that contains the pressure of the cartridge firing. The frame, which includes the top strap, does not see the pressure of the cartridge firing. However the frame does see the pounding of recoil, and a thicker top strap will be important in keeping the frame from stretching or otherwise failing from the heavier recoil of the 44 Mag cartridge.
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