Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

Red Cent

Territorial Governors
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Red Cent

  1. "At 45 Colt velocities, unless you have a fitment problem (too small a diameter) or a rough, irregular bore, you shouldn't have any leading with dead soft, pure lead projectiles." What Griff said. You can drive a soft lead bullet too fast and you can drive a very hard bullet too slow. Either will cause leading. http://cowboybullets.com/ Read the home page.
  2. Because of back surgery (and a lot of difficulty before surgery), I cannot run and gun. So I got interested in "long range" rifle. I had purchased a Marlin 336CB 38-55 years ago and decided to start to work. I started loading in 1963. I have a couple of rifles that I load for and thought "ain't no big deal". Well let me tell you, you ain't never run into a really confusing situation. My point. I am very thankful for all the responses from Marlinowners., Levergunscoundrels, and a number of forums who spoon fed me on the slippery 38-55. I also want to thank Lee Shaver for taking the time to discuss the 38-55 and the different chamber specs of the 38-55. I totally agree on book learning. I state that book learning is specific and does not take into consideration good, honest, passed down experience. John Boy has posted some very interesting forums/articles/posts. But............I have a question about breech seating. But wait. The original owner had the Marlin "throated". And I borrowed a reamer that removed the abrupt leade into the lands. I can seat a 260 gr bullet so that less than 1/8" is in the case and it will chamber. Is it safe to breech seat in such a chamber? No, a forum is a forum. a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged: synonyms: · conference · seminar · an Internet site where users can post comments about a particular issue or topic and reply to other users' postings; a message board.
  3. The holster thing reminds me of the original black powder hoorah. There are some who do not believe cowboys should use a cut down, radical cant (legal), speed rig. Then there are those who are looking for the ergonomics of a rig to fit their need for speed. My heroes are Steve McQueen, James Drury, Peter Brown, Clint Eastwood and even Russell Crowe. The only one in the whole movie who wore a holster that one could actually get a fast draw. Sharon Stone would have hurt herself if she did "hit it hard". That first shot of the match or the first shot of every stage is an attention getter. I firmly believe that if one has to require his body to "strain" ( as in not ergonomic) in order to draw and get off that shot fast, he is wasting some time. Hunch your shoulder up, break the wrist to the back to get a grip. Bad leather. My favorite is watching cowboys draw with their weak hand and do the transfer for the shooting grip.
  4. Trailrider, the double buckle belt shows up once in a while in the old movies.
  5. Fire five, open gate, turn to hole, insert round, do a Clint Eastwood spin, and sliphammer like crazy.
  6. Lyman Spartan single stage 1963. $225.00?! Sorry, I'll use my Lee Turret.
  7. Not difficult but hour glassing a Colt mainspring needs careful polishing. Like Driftwood said, any scratch, grinding marks will make it let go like a dry twig. And you need a get the taper even. Rule of thumb, no thinner than 1/3 of spring.
  8. They make you wait for so many minutes after each post before you can post again. PITA.
  9. Pat Riot, this is a picture from Imgur What is the thinking about posting too quick?
  10. Had the privilege to listen to that song and watch Joe Bowman twirl the six guns at a few state championships and above. My era was 2000-2007. Grand old fella.
  11. As in most mass production items, some need fixin". The FA VibraPrime is no exception. I have one of the first ones (they stopped making them for a spell) and it needed a burr removed here and there. I have used it for 8-10 years and it runs like a charm. Dollar Bill Newman, a relative newcomer to the game, bought a recent VibraPrime and it works right out of the box. I heartily reccomend the Frankford Arsenal VibraPrime.
  12. What have you guys been drinking? 'Course, we could use some for stage starting lines. Have you seen my pet peeve? On my profile page is this: And I don't make pet peeves. http://www.redcentcustomleather.com/
  13. "And you have yours posted where?​" you're kidding
  14. A factory replacement from Numrich is about $8.50. And it is fun to practice. Doesn't work though. Guess I will have to mod if I need the strong springs. Lee Gunsmithing spring kit is $26.95. Mainspring and a bolt/trigger spring. Uberti mainspring at Brownells out of stock. It does look like the spring that I need.
  15. Larsen, the rp Wolf springs are too stiff. Opened Lee Spring. Where do I find a mainspring?
  16. I guess I didn't do good asking the question. What do I ask for or order? Why were the ones I ordered different?
  17. This could get interesting. People join a forum to glean information from the members. They join to gain the comradery that is generally present in forums, especially SASS. They offer opinions and pass along valuable information at times. Why is it that a bunch won't inform the membership what they are, who they are, or where they are. Do they think someone will burn down the house? Steal their guns? I can respect the hesitation to post their street address, phone number, and/or Social Security number.
  18. About 12 years ago there was a famous, now infamous, cowboy shooter that, usually, broke his Ruger Vaqueros with annual regularity. He ran heavy mainsprings because he would catch the hammer. There were problems with the 73' that he ran that seemed to be similar. Awesome shooter at the time. His legacy includes being remembered for wining 9 out of 10 stages at MuleCamp and losing the match. Boy, could he have train wrecks.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.