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Red Cent

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. I ordered two main springs from Numrich/Eparts. The two springs I ordered were for a pair of Hombres or whatever they call them nowadays. The new springs were much thicker than the factory ones and were a little longer than the factory springs.

    After hourglassing the new springs to match a pair of springs in another pair of Hombres, the actions felt far apart.

    The factory springs are blued and thinner. The new ones are in the white and polished.


    I would like to get the thinner blue mainsprings.


    Any one familiar with the differences and where I would order them?

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    I would guess $1500.00 to $2000.00 for the extra barrel and gun. I would guess $1500.00 for the single gun. One has to assume that based on the exterior the guts are in great condition.

  6. There is a man in West Virginia who loves SASS kids and has a big reputation for doing everything from giving kids rifles (all 1873s) to fixing them free, even if he did not work on it before. The kids he has set up with rifles are a lot bigger now and he may know of a deal.



    Don Jones


    Cody Conagher

    For all he has done for SASS, he should be in the Hall of Fame.



    By the way, he and Lone Dude invented the short stroke. Hell, I was there. :D

  7. Up to three things is/are broke.



    That is a schematic of a single action. Look at #12. That is the bolt/cylinder stop. There are two legs sticking back. One of those legs rides on protuberance on the other side of the hammer. It is a cam and as the hammer is cocked it raises a back leg causing the bolt to pivot and drop down and release the cylinder. The cam like protuberance is shaped so that just before the cylinder indentation gets to the bolt, the leg falls of the cam and the bolt pops up and stops the cylinder.

    Since the bolt will not drop I will cross off #19 (trigger and bolt spring) since it seems it is doing its job. One of the legs on the thing we used to call a stirrup is broke or the cam is worn.

  8. SASS brass needs to be cleaned just enough to rid it of grit and grime. The stuff our brass lands in will scratch the interior of the die. I have never deprimed mine before cleaning. Any hand press has the power to overcome the carbon and should seat with a firm push unless the press is not rock solid. Any give when seating the prime will remove the power to seat the primer.

  9. Lone Rider, I have won three or four Senior and/or Silver Senior badges and I don't remember having to buy them. Man, do I miss going up there. The Singing Ranch stages will give you a work out. They wouldn't let me bring the golf cart. ;)

  10. John Boy, the 38-55 by SSAMI dimensions never had a throat and the area where the throat should be is too big. Many 38-55 shooters claim that if you "fix" it it will only get worse.

    I am aware that Manson Reamers sell a 38-55 McPherson reamer which McPherson says will make the 38-55 a shooter if you cut back the barrel and re-chamber.

    Ever see this? This chamber accommodates the long brass.


  11. On my shotgun belt. I strongly believe they are earned and should be worn proudly. That same year they gave statues instead of buckles. You can't wear/show off a statue. We got buckles also. Never under estimate a man's ego.




    Now, I never had much of an ego. Well...................



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