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Red Cent

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  1. I have a 20" 1873 in 45 Colt. This has a mild SS done by one of two cowboys who started the SS craze. The rifle is race ready. Very smooth action. One piece trigger. Rifle is in excellent condition. Shiny bore. There is one place on the buttstock that was rubbed on one of our four day weekends. Light trigger.


    I have a 30" 1873 in 45 Colt. I traded Salvadore Dally for the rifle some time ago. I have not done anything to the rifle. Never took it apart. Safe queen. I would guess SD didn't. Marble tang sight does not go with the rifle. Just now occurred to me that I had put it on the rifle. The tan stuff on the butt plate is where I removed a suede cover and that is glue. I will get the citrus stuff and make it like new. 

    Excellent condition. Shiny bore. 


    Rifles have always been in very good condition. If you can find any 75 to 80 year old cowboys, ask them. They know Red Cent took care of his guns :)


    $1400.00 for the 20".

    $1500.00 for the 30".


    Shipping and insurance responsibility of buyer. 










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  2. I officially closed Red Cent Custom Leather a couple  months ago.  Now I need to clear out some items so I can have my two car garage back. 

    I have around 25 or so "blue" guns. These are plastic and aluminum guns, cannot fire, used in making and molding of holsters. 

    They cost $50.00 each retail. I am selling these for $38.00 and that includes shipping. E=mail me at


    Checks, cash, or gold and silver will work. 

    Here ya go.


    Blue Gun Inventory


    Ruger LC9



    Colt M 1911 5" (aluminum)

    Ruger SP101



    M&P Shield 40

    M&P Shield



    Ruger LC9 (aluminum)

    Ruger P89



    Walther PPS (aluminum)

    Ruger SR9c



    Ruger P95

    Sig Sauer P320 4.5"



    Springfield XDs 3.3

    Ruger P89



    Sig Sauer P65

    S&W K frame 4" barrel



    M&P 40

    Ruger GP100 4"



    Sig Sauer P320  3.25"

    Springfield XDsc



    Charter Arms Bulldog

    Ruger LCR



    Ruger Bearcat


    $38.00 each which includes shipping



  3. "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. 


    Read the home page.
  4. 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?



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  5. 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.


  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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