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  1. Also remember, What ever you buy you have to clean. 1873's are easy to clean. Never owned a Rossi so I can't speak for them.
  2. What Jefro said. Come down for a visit. 1st Saturday of the month. We shoot year round.
  3. For around $1,300 - $1,400 You should be able to pick up a new Winchester 1873. It will be competitive with out any action work. It's all about your competitive spirit. Most people I know started with out competition in mind but it starts to take over once you start shooting better. A Uberti could be found for around $1,100. I picked up a new 44-40 for $900. You just have to keep an eye out for them. As many say "buy once cry once".
  4. You can also heat the drill bit cherry red and cool very slowly to anneal it. Test the bit with a file to make sure it's soft. That would limit damage to the bore as well.
  5. I cut the handle off of one half at the pivot hole and welded a steel shank to it. Then sandwiched it with two pcs. of oak and epoxied and pinned in place.
  6. Did you get the barrel's threaded hole for the ejector rod housing repaired as well?
  7. Taylor & Company is another. https://www.taylorsfirearms.com/accessories/parts/uberti/cartridge-rifles.html
  8. I would think you could reduce that if you want to. Maybe to around 4.6 - 4.7 grains. It may lighten recoil a bit. Merry Christmas to you too. Tree
  9. I load the same as Hodgdon Clays powder using their guide. Using their data for a 200 grain RNFP which is 4.6 - 5.9 grains powder. I'd keep it to the middle to high side of the data. Like 5.4 - 5.6 grains of Clay Dot. Any lower you will probably get blow back in your face because the case doesn't expand. Using a 250 grain bullet will also limit the blow back but the recoil increases. I still use Clays for the 45 Colt but use Clay Dot for the 44-40's.
  10. Keep the name. Just don't dishonor it. Of course we know you never would.
  11. Ditto what Tyrel Cody said. I started out with 45 Colts. Was in the game a couple years and decided I'd be better off with 44-40's. Later the wife thought she'd like to try the sport. Now I have 45 Colt's, 44-40's and 357's. At some point I need to down size maybe.!? Knowing what manufacture you prefer will also help in choosing your caliber.
  12. With a set of standardized rules and guidelines that we all follow to make this a level playing field. I for one thank them for all they do for us in the United States and all the other Countries that have the enjoyment of participating in this sport.
  13. For Sale: Lyman Molds w/ handles #452664 – .45 Cal. (.452) 250 gr. RNFP. One 4 cavity $70.00 and One 2 cavity $40.00. (Sold to Wintun pending funds.) Lee w/handles #452-255-RF – .45Cal. (.452) 255 gr. RNFP one 2 cavity $25.00. Or Trade, depending on what you’ve got.for .44 Cal. (.429) 200 gr. RNFP mold w/handles or .38 Cal. 125 gr. RF. Lee Mold w/handles #90574 or #90306
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