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Hawkeye Kid

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  1. When shooter fired his pistols - a penalty (MS) was earned on the rifle.  As stated "may be corrected before firing the next firearm".  Plus the P as stated by Eyesa Horg for shooting pistols out of sequence (left to right) not right two - left two and center as in OP.

  2. Check out Shotgun Boogie’s website.  He can modify your bolt to accept his spring-loaded extractor.  This is very similar to the modification that Coyote Cap did on his 1897 shotguns.  If you shoot blackpowder or any “dirty” powder makes it easier to clean the gunk that collects under the extractor. Just had this done, about week on turnaround time.

  3. The screw that holds the kicker has an extremely narrow slot for the screwdriver. I replaced the slotted screw with a hex screw, made it easier to keep tight.

  4. I picked up one the other day from GunBroker. The 38 spec with the 20in round barrel. Haven't had time to actually fire it, did some dry firing with dummy rounds. Cycling was smooth, but not like a well turned gun from one of the top smiths supporting SASS shooters. Actually smoother, than my stock Miroku 73. What is interesting the caliber is marked 38 special but the carrier is the same length as the 73 - .357 rifle. Rounds loaded to 1.57 inches cycled much better than the 38 spec length of 1.42 inches. Sorry no pictures - compared to the non-shootable 150th year commemorative rifle fit and finish are about the same. Course the wood on the commemorative is outstanding compared to the stock gun and the bluing looks slightly darker on the commemorative. Price was the same as the Uberti's on Gunbroker.

  5. Mr. Pettifogger,


    Nice design - looks very similar to the light weight level safety springs being made for the Uberti. Maybe one of the entrepreneur gunsmiths will start making these for the Winchester. In the mean time looks like owners of the Winchester 73 are on their own. What size wire spring did you use?

  6. I have been fairly successful with the Ruger Vaquero 4 3/4" barrel with the low spur hammer & short stroke. As someone mentioned Taylor has a Colt clone with the 1860 grip that is also short stroked. Recommend the .357s - buy the 38 Long Colt cases- holds a little over 1CC of 2F. No filler necessary.

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