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Captain Clark

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  1. 2 hours ago, Broke N West said:

    1897 staged flat.   Loading gate accessible.  Shooter loads one shell, then picks up the gun.  
    Any penalty or transgression?


    You state the shooter” loads” one. Do you mean it was actually inserted into chamber while laying on the table or dropped into the open ejection port and was on the carrier, then shooter racked the action? 

    You mention Loading gate? Are you referring to the Ejection port on a 97,

    Or was the shell inserted into the magazine tube before being picked up?

  2. @Creeker, SASS #43022 I too am on the mend from COVID. Everyone listen to what his experience was with this disease. My experience was about 85% of what Creeker described, but I managed to stay out of the hospital and lost only about 25 pounds. I was of the opinion that the politics on both sides of Covid we’re making it impossible to get a true picture of what is happening with it. After Me and Moonshine Millie both went through the ordeal I too urge you to take a good look at life around you without you in it! Sadly I’ve also experienced the bigotry of being a “dirty” person after having Covid. The  brain fog is about gone for me, but still almost no taste and only very little smell. I am getting my stamina back now but am needing more rest breaks during the day to reenergize. Thanks for your words Creeker!

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  3. 1 hour ago, Squ1d Vicious said:

    Prefer actual Cowboy Special brass over cut down 45LC.



    Squid Vicious

    The strange thing I’ve experienced is that my cut down 45 Colt cases have less loss due to case cracks than actual C45s ( 45 Cowboy)  . It doesn’t seem to matter what head stamp is on the cutdown case is, they last a bit longer!

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  4. A Sharptail from Longhunter is an excellent choice for our game IMO. I’m selecting it over my SKB the majority of the time. It seems to be holding up well for over a year of multiple monthly matches and a few multi days now. 

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  5. 16 hours ago, Singin' Sue 71615 said:

    We were stopped for the very same...truck matched a robbery that had just occured.

    You two definitely fit the description of robbers….. Shanley  and Sue!

    Y’all could be stunt doubles for Bonnie and Clyde :lol:

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  6. 2 hours ago, Painted Mohawk SASS 77785 said:

    From Down -Under we lost a beautiful couple who travelled to the USA many times.


    Odd Shoe Kate RIP 2014

    Little RiVer Scout RIP 2021


    I Shot with Little River Scout and his wife at EOT. I still have the Aussie bandana they gave me. They were great folks. 

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  7. IMR SR 4759 till it's gone then switching to Accurate 5744 for cowboy loads. IMR 4198 for hunting loads.

    +1.....SR4759 for my roller and Marlin with 300 gr cast, 4198 for heavier bullets. When my supply is exhausted soon, am switching to 5744 for all weights. My favorite sub is APP.

  8. This is a symptom that can come from of an over length hammer spring contacting the back of the hammer in front of the hammer bearing ( roller ) often times. I have only broken one Colt hammer spring, but it was a 45 Colt 1878 (artillery model )manufactured gun. It broke about 10 years ago, guess a 130 year life span is all they are good for!

    If your breakage is at random points and the spring has been thinned along its length, this can be due to the grinding being done cross wise to the length of the spring rather than longitudinally and the finish polishing not removing the grinding marks which create stress risers. It's something to look for! Hope you update us when you find the cause!

  9. Certainly no inside reaming is needed to shoot in revolvers. And I can't see where it would be needed in rifle either, as the .45 Colt chamber dimensions are VERY large.


    Chop saw and a jig to get close - then a case trimmer to get right on (0.898"). And a mouth deburring tool to take of the burrs!



    MUCH less recoil loading a 160 to 175 grain bullet, which is now fairly easy to find! I've used both of those powders. Crimp tightly.


    Good luck, GJ

    +1...... have made a few { hundreds } cases to supplement my 1,000 plus factory, and what GJ says is good advice! I am now playing with the 155gr cast bullets and 160 along with APP and Black MZ as well as Trail Boss, and 700x. They run through my Dillon with no problem, and like a heavy crimp! Good luck, and let us know how it goes!

  10. I shot it. It was usually 10 rifle, (9 on a couple of stages), 30 pistol and, very annoyingly, 6 shotgun. My 97's are all unmodified from the way they were made, and none of them holds 6 rounds.


    To have a stage convention that requires you to modify your gun if you don't have one of the random ones that hold six from the factory is not right.


    To be honest, if I ever make it back to EoT, I prolly won't bother with Wild Bunch again for that very reason.

    Well.... don't use those modern length shells, there are many 2 5/8 and 2 1/2" options to make the gun hold 6... I know from first hand experience with a particular 97 and my LC Smith hammer gun with short chambers and STEEL barrels. The shorter length shells have worked well for me many times, EOT included!

  11. Great sub IMHO! Have been using it in 45 Colt, 45 CS and shotgun. Oh yea......works well in my small cannon as well!


    Basically Black MZ is just repackaged APP. After months of $10.00 per bottle prices the local Sportsman's Warehouse hasn't had any for the past several weeks. I hope the gravy train hasn't ended.

    +1 Same here at our local Sportsmans Warehouse!

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