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Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

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About Driftwood Johnson, SASS #38283

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    CAS, Black Powder, SW DA Revolvers, Trap, Woodworking, Model Trains, History, Reloading.

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  1. Howdy The problem with 45 Schofield in the 'original model' Vaquero was the shape of the ratchet star. It was a simple cylinder with teeth cut into it. Notice there is very little clearance between the Schofield rims and the ratchet teeth 'cylinder' in the Vaquero cylinder on the left. With the 2nd Gen Colt cylinder on the right the teeth are scalloped, leaving more clearance. In point of fact, I had two Stainless 'original model' Vaqueros. of the two, there was one chamber that would not quite accept a Scofield rim because of the slight amount of interference. A few quick swipes w
  2. Howdy Again I was in the shop again today where I saw one of the Schofield 2000 revolvers that S&W made from 2000 until 2002. This time I asked the clerk for a tape measure. He provided one, probably thinking I was going to measure the barrel. Nope, I measured the length of the cylinder. 1 7/16", just like the originals. These revolvers were chambered for the 45 Schofield round, not 45 Colt. No way a 45 Colt would fit into a cylinder that short, just like with the originals. Dunno why S&W did not make space in the frame for a decent gas collet or ring on the front of the c
  3. Howdy Again You have far more patience than I do. I don't have the patience to sit through amateur videos where the author blabs and blabs instead of getting to the point in a timely manner. Anyway, yes, Uberti makes a replica of the 3rd Model Russian. This model had a knurled screw on the top strap for easy removal of the cylinder. My Russian is a 2nd Model, which did not have that knurled screw, instead there is a small slotted screw. It's been a long time since I took my Russian apart, but I seem to remember that screw has to be loosened a bit.
  4. Howdy Larsen is correct. Shooting Black Powder successfully in a S&W Top Break has nothing to do with the barrel/cylinder gap. It is all about the bushing on the front of the cylinder protecting the cylinder arbor from fouling blasted out of the barrel/cylinder gap. This is the cylinder from an original S&W Schofield made in 1875. Notice the bushing pressed into the front of the cylinder. Notice the bushing is outside the extractor rod and its spring. In this photo, the cylinder is lined up to the cylinder arbor, whic
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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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