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Grizz Henry

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  1. We finally made contact. Thanx for your efforts.
  2. P W Rooter Please check your PM Grizz
  3. Smoky, Just went to your profile listing - no email addy - so I guess you will need to email me first. Mine is listed in my profile. Grizz
  4. Smoky, The dies are yours. I will get mailing cost from USPS and advise along with other information to you in a PM. Thanx, Grizz
  5. CAT, F.Y.I This is the caliber identification that Lee Die company stamped on the dies. There was absolutely no racist nor derogatory connotation intended by my listing accurately what the die rifle caliber was.
  6. PW You will find my email addy for a PM listed in my profile.
  7. OK PW you got it. PM me with your address and I will, advise what the USPS mailing cost will be once I visit the PO with the package.
  8. 349 pieces 45 colt brass- mostly unpolished with the majority, shiny Starline brand noted when hand count made. I shoot 44-40 & over the years these were collected with my 44-40's by brass pickers at shoots. $42.00 plus bulk USPS shipping. 6.5 Jap Lee rifle dies , used but not abused in Lee container minus the top. $10.00 plus shipping USPS. Grizz
  9. Many, many years ago I put Lyman Plains Rifle (a muzzleloader) rear sights on my Uberti Henry 44-40 and on an early model 66 in 38 special. The dovetails fit perfectly. On the 66, I had to mount the sight backwards due to not enough space between the dovetail and the face of the receiver. This Lyman Plains Rifle sight is a beautiful buckhorn design and very period correct looking. Sure was a tremendous improvement to the stock flip up sights on both rifles. Driftwood liked it as he did the same on his Henry after viewing mine and getting the pertinent poop!!, I believe.
  10. Ray, Forgot to mention that the bullet I use is a "Snakebite" designed 1 58 grain big lube that I cast from a Lee 6 cavity mold. As you have mentioned the heavier bullet is important in that it creates more chamber pressure than the 125 grain or lighter bullets and must result in better 38 special case expansion helping to seal off the chamber minimizing if not stopping rearward escape of gases & crud into the action. At least with my rifle this appears to be the case. My rifle is not a 38/357 so there is no unfilled case space in the chamber as there would be if it were a .357. I would experiment with some real BP and the subs that you are now using with your heavier bullets and annealed .357 cases and see what gives you the best results. ( DO NOT go out and buy .357 cases. I have jugs full of them, brass and nickel, that you are most welcome to have for your experimentation - free. Email me if you are interested in them). Grizz
  11. Ray, You have shot with me many times. I use a full case of real black powder in that highly scratched up model '66 "Girly Rifle" which is 38 special. I get minimal blowback using 38's, my only option. I do not anneal cases. I do not have to disassemble the rifle after each match. Matter of fact, the last time I disassembled it to clean it, I found ZERO blow back debris in the action. I liberally apply spray ballistol to the carrier when it begins to drag a tad and the big lube bullets that I cast and lube with my homebrew beeswax BP lube keep the rifle running with no hiccups for the entire shoot. My suggestion is to try getting away from using the BP substitutes and go to a full case of the real black powder. You will solve all your problems. My success using real BP cannot be denied. Grizz
  12. Hey Stoppy, That probably was Driftwood. Pay him no mind if it was. He gets crotchety sometimes. ANNNND, If so, I"ll smack him up side the head next time we posse together!!! You know, as Moe does to Curly in an episode of the 3 stooges!!! Hee Hee HEEEE BG. Grizz
  13. I do not succumb to the urge to post much on the Wire but thought I would add a tad to this thread for what it is worth. By the way of establishing a modicum of credibility, I am the BP shooting pard and mentor of Wire Information Guru _ Driftwood Johnson. Inspired Driftwood and contributed to his "edjumacation" to the joy of shooting the holy black!!! Here is a technique to speed up the "Patinarization" (to create a new word, maybe) on a shiny Henry or 1866 brass frame. After shooting real black powder and swabbing the bore with a patch moistened with HOT soapy water, squeeze the black goop from the patch that is produced from the first several passes down the bore into a container. Use that "juice" and the soiled patch to rub the juice evenly over all of the brass on the rifle. Leave it on the brass for a reasonably long time before removing. Just a few of these applications will accelerate an even colored "Patinarization" of the rifle receiver and other brass parts that otherwise would take years to achieve. My 1860 Henry with brass receiver, butt plate and browned barrel that I have been shooting BP exclusively with since 1998 and my 1866 have taken on a most pleasing patina. I have been asked several times if the Henry was an original to which I reply "I just wish it were". Ca-ching $ $ $. Grizz
  14. Dusty,


    I can provide you with a tool head for the RL 550 Dillon.  Email me for details.


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