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Red Cent

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  1. Slowhand, it seems that I have also incurred the wrath of Father Time. More accurately, God's plan.

    The latest iteration of a speed rig offers great access to the revolver, enough retention, and a hole big enough that you cannot miss when re-holstering. What more could a buckle aspiring cowboy want?


  2. Remington, besides drowning in debt, is fighting lawsuits of different kinds. They were sued because of the Bushmaster used in the school massacre. And they recently settled for millions in regard to their Rem 700 trigger lawsuit. 

    When Remington and Marlin were bound together by the Cerberus Group, Marlin suffered under management/quality control problems but I didn't hear anything about the Remington management.


  3. Interesting.

    The Wild Bunch and their corporation owns the Moriarity, NM property. The Wild Bunch owns all intangible property of SASS. On October 1, 2020, all of the Wild Bunch will retire. I would think at this time, no officers would exist under the SASS corporation. 

    On October 2, 2020, who will be running SASS? Will there be an organizational chart of new SASS officials? Will a new corporation be established ? I am aware that an advisory board will be established consisting of SASS members. They will have zero authority. Who will they advise?

     

    The last seven pages are interesting. It seems we are putting the cart before the horse. 

     

     


  4. "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.
     
     
     
     

  5. 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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  6. 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.

     


  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.

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