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Cholla Hill Tirador

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    CAS, High Power Competition, Reloading, Bullet Casting, Elk & Deer Hunting and most of all, Fiddle Playing.

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  1. Sorry, I'm not getting email notifications for some reason. The package is yours. PM coming.
  2. For Sale- Everything you need to get in the 32-20 reloading business. A set of Lee 32-20 dies, a Lee FCD die, and 250+ pieces of Starline brass(plus a few odds and ends R-P and W-W), all fired two, maybe three times, all sized, trimmed, polished and ready to be loaded. All for $75 shipped to your doorstep. Thanks for looking!
  3. Up for sale is a 5 1/2" Uberti Cattleman in 32-20. This is a fairly recent production revolver (2017) and as such is well fitted and is of the "4-click" variety, having the pivoting hammer block that is actuated when the hammer is pulled back to the first click, or safety position. Timing is spot-on and the trigger pull is crisp and light. The rear of the front sight has been cut with a 40 lpi Swiss file which eliminates glare and makes for a much better sight picture. The revolvers cylinder throats are .3125" and the groove diameter of the barrel is .3105", by my measurements. These are compatible measurments and help make this a very accurate revolver. The original grips have been stripped and refinished with linseed oil (Some of the photos picture the grips prior to refinishing). I'm including with the revolver a set of original Colt grips that someone has done a pretty fair job of altering so they'll work on Uberti's. I had them on this revolver for awhile and they fit plenty good for shooting. Please excuse the crummy pictures, the bright Texas sun doesn't lends itself well for photography! If you want better pictures or more info, please let me know. $425 + shipping and the revolver will be shipped in its original box.
  4. I would think it not entirely inconceivable that Uberti offers different variations of their firearms to different countries. Cholla
  5. Several years ago I bought a new Uberti Carbine in .44 Magnum. It was the slickest toggle link action I've ever owned and was an exceptionally accurate rifle at 100 yds. Its barrel had a .429" groove diameter and I fired .430" bullets through it. I fired very, very few .44 Magnum rounds through it, but lots of .44 Special, even short rounds loaded with a stubby little 170 gr. RNFP bullet, which it fed fine. My '92 seems more sensitive to o.a.l.'s than my '73's, but that's just my experience. I wouldn't worry in the least about whether the rifle handle the pressures of the .44 Magnum. No firearms manufacturer is going to just willy-nilly chamber one of their product in a model which isn't suitable. Cholla
  6. Little (evidently, very little) known fact: I have a farmer/cattle raising buddy for whom I load .44 Specials and .44 Magnums to feed his '92 Rossi as he attempts to keep the hog population of Taylor Co., TX in check. I load the Keith SWC both in the Special and Magnum brass and having watched him mow down hogs with it, know it feeds both cartridges with equal aplomb. He prefers the Special loads because the magazine holds more rounds. When I used to shoot CAS I shot a .44 Special. My load was a cast 170 gr. RNFP over 4.0 grs. of Red Dot (~1750 rounds per pound of powder)for 838 fps out of my carbine. Cholla
  7. I cast this bullet which weighs around 220 grs. for my 1866 Sporting Rifle in 44-40- It has plenty of lube capacity for loading BP, and I've used it with both BP and smokeless. Plenty accurate for deer to at least 200 yds, IF you're good at range estimation. I load 9.5 grs. of Unique, Power Pistol or Herco and get right around 1300 fps with any of the three, same velocity, and accuracy with a case full of Swiss 3Fg. . A couple of years ago I whacked a buck with this load and he died right away with no complaints. The bullet sailed on through for parts unknown, so I don't think another couple hundred fps would've made a bit of difference. Cholla
  8. Howdy Cholla


    I saw your post on the SASS Wire wanting dillon 550 tool head and .38/.357 dies. I have a new in the box Lee 3 die carbide set in .38, used dillion tool head and maybe a cartridge conversion kit, but I will have to check to see if I have an extra conversion kit. I have to go out of town tomorrow and will not be able to check what all I have until I get back in town on Sun. If you are interested, send me a message.




  9. I NOE 432421 in a 4-cavity and it casts great bullets, but they weigh almost 260 grs., if that matters to you. Also, they're currently out of stock and I've found that sometimes it takes quite awhile for them to get moulds back in stock. As others have said, Tom at Accurate moulds is a great person with whom to deal. He cuts moulds when they're ordered, you have your choice of iron, brass or aluminum, and the number of designs in his catalog is mind boggling. Accurate-.44-moulds He's a little higher than NOE but his moulds are works of art and for no additional charge you he will modify the design of any mould to meet your requirements, if you wish. Cholla
  10. Thanks for the kind words, guys. The finish is BLO cut 3-1 with pure gun turpentine, no stain is used at all. The process takes weeks, sometimes months if the oil is slow drying and is definitely a labor of love. I strip the stock with the stuff from the hardware that would exfoliate an elephant. After whiskering the stock, using 1" squares of wet/dry sandpaper dipped in the oil mix, I sand the stock beginning with 220 grit, then 320, then finally 400 three to four times with each grit, allowing it to dry for 30 minutes before sloppily wiping it off with paper towels . The sand paper removes almost no wood, but makes a sort of mud that fills the grain. After each round of sandpaper, I let the stock dry. After the final round with 400 grit, I apply a tiny amount of the oil to the stock and rub it in with the heel of my hand and let each coat completely dry. I have no idea how many coats I apply, but it is a bunch. I stop when I like the looks of the stock. This one actually didn't turn out as good as the others I have done as the oil didn't seem to want to dry, and I can't figure out why. Maybe BLO get old or something. I've been using the same can for years. Several years ago I did a stock on a '70 vintage Ruger 77. That stock had all the beauty of a mud fence, but refinishing it as described above, it took on a pretty, deep look and exposed grain that I had no idea was there. Ditto for an old Ruger 10-22 that my Dad bought me when I was a kid: Before: After: Redleg, coming over there and shooting is never far from my mind. I have a full set of ancient 38-40's I want to come shoot with BP, but I have to get some more brass and some more BP! Cholla
  11. Factory finish- After stripping and hand rubbing in linseed oil-
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