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Ranger Dan

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  1. I had same problem with same gun (El Patron). Sent back to Uberti, they returned it, still had same issue. Cylinder failing to lock up, probably a timing or bolt not seating properly in the cylinder. Only happened about every 10 to 15 times and only when attempting to fire it fast. Even the gunsmith at the shop I bought it at tested and agreed it was defective, but would not fix it as it was under warranty and Uberti wouldn't fix it either. Traded it back in for a Cattleman that didn't do that. Added: eventually it will stop close enough to set off a round that is not aligned with the barrel and spray lead back at you. Not good.
  2. Leatherman multi-tool rag small gunsmiths screw driver set small spray can of ballistoil small bottle of CLP spare firing pin for rifles shotshell checker shotgun chamber swab squib rod extra ear plugs cryin towel cleaning kit stays in the truck have never needed to clean guns at a 2 day 12 stage match at the most I'll run a snake through the shotgun barrels
  3. Appeals Court Blocks California Law Banning Firearms in Public Places | The Gateway Pundit | by Cristina Laila It's called the 9th circus for a reason. Now it's back to blocking the law from going into effect.
  4. The only thing rarer than a 44-40 vaquero is a pair of 44-40 cylinders to convert your 44 magnums to 44-40. Good luck. I spent several years trying to find a match for my 44-40 4.62 inch Vaquero. Finally just bought a 7.5 inch and swapped the barrel off a 4.62 44 magnum.
  5. Hey CW, TN Gun Country had some Fed SPP on the shelf last week.
  6. Having a lathe for one. The method and tools I described does not require a lathe. All the same processes can be done on a lathe, and is the "usual" method of setting the cylinder gap on a single action revolver. As others mentioned adding metal to the forcing cone and re-cutting it adds a variable (heat) that can cause problems to the barrel. Only reason I could think to do this is the forcing cone is damaged.
  7. Forgot to add, yes you will probably have to do some filing on the ejector rod housing where it fits into the frame, depending on how tight it fits now. In my barrel swap I only had to file one of them, as the barrel of the other only needed a little cut from the barrel set back to fit it. The other needed 3/4 turn cut to fit.
  8. Obviously you need a barrel vice, not hard to find on the www. 4d rental has the tool to cut the barrel behind the threads. You will need to cut enough to add a full turn then tighten the barrel back onto the frame, cut a little, check fit, repeat till you have it fit hand tight 10-12 degrees before center. 2nd tool is to cut the forcing cone to achieve the correct cylinder gap. Take your time, cut a little, check fit till it's right. Finally the tool to re-cut the inside of the forcing cone since it is now shorter than it was. A frame wrench can be made easily with a couple bolts and some angle steel and leather padding. I did this to a pair of 44 rugers, swapping the barrels. Barrel set back cutter: Barrel Set-Back Fixture, Revolver (Brownells™) - 4D Reamer Rentals (4drentals.com) This kit has the tools to cut face of the forcing cone to set the cylinder gap, and the inside of the cone itself: Revolver Forcing Cone Tools 38/357/9mm (11 degree) - 4D Reamer Rentals (4drentals.com)
  9. 4Drental has the tools and it's really not that difficult.
  10. Clicked the link. Price is $134.49. Don't you have to replace the hammer and trigger to convert a plow handle to a bisley grip? I like the SBH hammers over the bisley hammer.
  11. Yes, lite loads of 38sp produce blowback. Compared to lite 44-40 its a lot and needs cleaning often. Compared to lite 45colt, its minor and you only need to clean it half as often. I reload for all 3 of these, smokeless only CAS ammo, and that is my experience.
  12. To actually answer your question. No, that makes no sense at all.
  13. Sounds like you have a seating/crimping die with the crimping die set too deep. bring the die up a couple turns and the seating stem down to the desired seating depth. I'm assuming you are crimping in a separate step.
  14. I have skin in this game. I shoot WB monthly even though I could shoot CAS at the same mid-month match at our club. I also sign up for the WB side match at every big match we attend. With the new rules, has anything changed for me and my better half, no we will continue to shoot WB with our 44-40 rifles. We do welcome more shooters regardless of what caliber rifle they use. Those opposing these changes wanted WB to go in the opposite direction. Condition 1 carry and movement with loaded guns. More IPSIC IDPA style shooting. Although I could go either direction as a shooter, most WB shooters I have shot with would not do well in that environment. Going in that direction would have attracted some of those shooters to try WB, but I don't see them really sticking with it. They shoot factory ammo. They are not reloaders and would balk at the requirement of lead only bullets. Which would have the advocates for this style of shooting eventually wanting plated or jacketed ammo allowed. I just don't see that direction being good for the game of WBAS. I fully support the direction SASS is going with these changes. Gents, if you want to quit in protest, more power to ya, I don't see it as productive.
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