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Everything posted by KH24

  1. Stripping the stock is easy. Use Citristrip in a spray can. Non-caustic. Spray good layer (I use plenty of newspaper), wait over night and use a plactic scraper. If you have checkering use a toothbrush. May require two or three coats to completely remove finish. Absolutely no sandpaper, if needed light scrubbing with very fine steel wool. Once stripped, I wipe stock with damp rage to raise gain, coat of oil and light steel wool. This procedure was posted a while back on the OpenRange site. Done at least 4, all came out looking better than the orginal finish.
  2. Win AA or Gun Club hulls, red wad, Fed primers, 3.1 cc 2 or 3 F; about 1 1/8 shot, #8 or 7 1/2. Shot filled to top of wad, overshot card. Takes down all targets, without perfect aim.
  3. Didn't realize posting picture would be so pain full. Is there some delay on the number of posts?
  4. I will get some pictures out later tonight. If you thought the tab on the Uberti was bad, wait tell you see this one. Just a thin post.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. Can you provide cost and contact information Mr. Lipowicz? Thanks
  8. 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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