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Everything posted by Jayster

  1. What a can of worms that must be, allowing one gun with a certain feature, but not another, even though it is the same make and model.....bet that is a sore subject. I am on the board of directors for a one-design class,( Lido 14) and to be fair, we apply all rules equally to all boats, NO EXCEPTIONS. There are lots of excuses for not winning, we hear it all the time at our events and meetings. My answer is always the same: Practice makes perfect! In the end, it is not the sights, it's how you use them, meaning you are either a good shot, or you are not, regardless of what type of sights.
  2. Why can't the Ruger be used by simply removing the adjustable sight ? It makes no sense, but then again, I'm new to all the SASS rules.
  3. Gosh, thanks for clearing all that up for me. I like to use a cross chest holster ( a-la Angle Eyes) if I plan to quick draw my iron, especially with a long barrel, it is just more comfortable and faster for me. The target sights are removable, a simple matter for anyone who knows how to use tools, but I like their accuracy so I'll keep 'em as is. I'm not selling my set, just wondered what a sequential set might be worth, as I have never seen a set sell on the gun broker sight and though some of you SASS "two-gun-Bills" here would be more in the know, which given your excellent informative responses, proves to be quite true. I was trained in point and shoot in the Army for night firing(shooting from the hip) and applied that to cap and ball shooting, so I don't use sights when making beer cans fly!
  4. With you on that Mud, my Old Army never fails me, works flawlessly, but another guy here just told me they are illegal for SASS. Back in day, you could buy two, or three Piettas for the price of an Uberti, unless you were buying used. I would get a couple Piettas and work them over, get the timing and the bolt stop set for perfect lock-up, and go plinking. Cut my teeth using Piettas to master fan firing from the hip... learned to use a thicker glove to fan with ......:)
  5. Thanks for the reply, Interesting, as I would think that to win a CAS shoot, you need to have an accurate weapon, and the Ruger Old Army is about as accurate as you can find for an out of the case (non-modified) cap and ball revolver. I have a conversion cylinder for long Colt .45, works great in my Ruger Old Army, more accurate than my Dakota. Is this why they are not sass legal? I understand Ruger has discontinued the Red Hawk and Old Army models, correct?
  6. Blued, standard barrel, target sights. Have a second one with sequential serial number (bought them as a pair, they were $550 each).
  7. Anybody here know the value of an Old Army .45? I have a new one in the box, never fired purchased in 1995
  8. I own multiple models of ASM, Pietta, Uberti, and pedersolis. One thing I have found to be consistent with all of these makes is that they are inconsistent with regards to quality. For example one of my Uberti Colt 1862 pocket police .36 models has two pins pressed into the lower part of the frame to locate the barrel, while the other one has the pins, but they are not pressed in, they are actually part of the frame casting and were machined to shape. In so doing when they machined the frame for the rebated relief a .36 frame requires, it removed half of the diameter of the pins, kinda hokey if you ask me, but both shoot fine. I had to send back a Pietta 1851 .36 Colt Navy for replacement because the hammer pivot screw hole in the frame was crooked, making the hammer walk off to the left when you cocked the hammer, Navy arms sent me another one and it had awesome wood grips and gorgeous bluing and case hardening, but two of the cylinders did not align with the barrel and it would spray you with lead, so I sent it back. Finally, the third one was a charm, but had brushed instead of polished bluing, and plain Jane grips...but it is the most accurate .36 cap and ball revolver I own. My ASM 1860 Colt .44 Army kept folding up the barrel wedge, so it had horrible accuracy. After destroying three of the wedges, I had one custom made from heat treated steel and blued it myself, and now it's a great shooter. I always used to say to myself, and told people that is why they are inexpensive reproductions... you get what you pay for, but that has changed too. They used to be $100-$200 depending on who was selling them. Now, with escalating prices, ( $300-500) man am I glad I got most of my cap and ball revolvers and long arms back in the 80 and early 90s. When I first got into Italian black powder pistols over 30 years ago, I was told by an expert at the time that they all came from Brescia, and that the raw forgings and castings all were done by one firm. The difference between brands was the care and quality that each company used to machine and finish the parts. Additionally, they were all hand fit, so parts from say one Pietta may, or may not fit another identical Pietta. Also, certain USA importers who were very competitive made deals to buy what in effect were "seconds" to get a better price. Money always explains everything!
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