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Nickel City Dude

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Nickel City Dude last won the day on November 8 2016

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  • Birthday 03/21/1950

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    Western New York
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    Free Masons, Shooting, reloading, Civil War Reenacting, Skeet shooting, Reloading for cowboy, reloading for skeet more shooting, more reloading, shooting reenacting blanks and reloading more blanks for reenacting. And a little bit more reloading, just to keep ahead.

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  1. Have you considered a C-Z sharp-tail coach gun. There is a nice one for sale on this forum.
  2. There is a new one for sale in the Merchant Cornor
  3. Cheddite primers are larger then Winchester primers. I have had trouble with them not seating all the way in Remington Gun Club hulls but I don't load enough AA's to be able to say anything. But if the primer is not seated in the hull all the way sometimes the first hit pushes it the rest of the way into the primer pocket and then the second hit will then set it off. You might want to check to see if you have some that are not fully seated.
  4. It would probably be about $50 to ship from me to you.
  5. I have a barely used Rugid Gear 4 gun for sale $450. But I am in Western NY.
  6. If you are talking blanks, then there is another problem you have to address. Primers backing out. This can be fixed in most cases by enlarging the primer hole. I have been making blanks for Civil War and Cowboy reenacting for over 30 years and if you drill out the primer hole with a 1/8" drill in most cases the primer backing out will stop. There are also some more problems you can encounter such as chain firing and extraction issues. Send me a PM if you would like more detailed information on the subject of making blanks.
  7. This is a common occurrence with Uberti revolvers. If you feel comfortable with it just a few strokes with a fine file will remove the sharpness of the bump and you are good to go. You just need to give it a ramp type effect. The Head space area is mainly just behind the cartridge that is in line with the hammer. The bump is well away from this area.
  8. CL You should seriously consider reloading for which ever caliber you decide on. It will save you money and it tends to become a fun hobby all of its own.
  9. When I first started shooting muskets with the N-SSA I was lucky enough to have a Mentor that taught me much of what I know now. We shot together for about 30 years and every time I was having a problem, he almost always had the answer or was able to figure out what needed to be done. He died about 10 years ago and I have tried to pass along what he taught me but not many young people are interested in Musket shooting. I have been able to pass along some of what he taught me, and I get a warm fuzzy feeling when I realize that what I just told someone is pretty much what he said to me years ago.
  10. I know of several cowboy reenactors that use floral foam in their blanks and it seems to work for them.
  11. CR I forgot to tell you that for the blanks I make for the 357 revolver I start with 38 short Colt brass I get from Starline. I used to just cut down 38 Spl. brass but the short Colt are more uniform, and I can make them on my 650 Dillon so I can make a bunch in a short period of time. I make them short because all commercial blank guns use 380 or 9mm blanks and these will fit in them also. The biggest hurtle with blanks for a revolver is to get them not to chain fire and to not have anything solid flying out of the barrel but at the same time not allowing the black powder to leak from the cartridge. Here is a picture of the way my 650 set up for 357 blanks with two powder throws. One for the black powder and the other for COW. If you would like more details about how to make blanks just send me a pm with your email or phone #. I would be happy to share my successes and failures with you.
  12. I have been making blanks for 44-40 for about 30 years. I used to reenact the Civil War and used an 1860 Henry. I found that using 44 Mag brass worked better than the 44-40. In a rifle the primer backing out is not usually an issue, but you definitely need to drill out the primer hole to keep that rascally little primer in check. I also use a 1/8 drill to open the hole. I star crimped the end of the cartridge so it would feed better in a lever gun. With a revolver it is not as critical. About 20 grains of black powder is what I used. Makes a good bang and enough smoke to look good. I have also made 38 cal. blanks with black powder, but I only use about 12 grains in them so I can use 10 grains of Cream of Wheat to protect the blanks from chain firing. It is hard to tell the difference in sound and smoke between the 44 Mag. blanks and the 38. If this works, I will post some pictures.
  13. Do you know if the person that bought them would be interested in selling the rear sight that is second from the right?
  14. Have you ever noticed that when the State does something successfully they always crow loudly about it? I have not heard anything from the state about the successful set up of the data base or the system they are going to use to do all this. Except for the fees. I have a good hunch that the state will back off on the starting date because they forgot to include funding, instructions, and structure to the plan. Just my 2 cents. NCD
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