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OK Dirty Dan

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  1. What’s the barrel length on those @Yul Lose?
  2. I’m thinking of having mine done… not that it helps answer your question at the moment. Based on feel of the plow handle models I’d go with a 5” barrel.
  3. I have been assuming this is how their production system worked, but when I asked Starline via email they wouldn't confirm. I even asked if there was a certain amount I could order to get the production run to happen and their response was that they can't tell me when .44 Russian (or any particular case) will be put into production.
  4. I’ll just pipe in here with still waiting on my backorder of .44 Russian from Starline placed in March 2021. Some calibers clearly aren’t produced as often and Starline won’t even give me a guess as to when they will be.
  5. I've had the opposite experience loading for my Lightning rifle. I use a .200 grain .430 sized bullet to fit my barrel and it has no issues chambering. However if I try to crimp with the Redding Profile Crimp die, by the time the die is adjusted to get a good crimp, the bullet often gets stuck in the die. I assume it's that I'm using what is intended to be a .44 Special bullet but I've never tried a "true" .427 .44-40 bullet to compare. On the other hand, crimping with the Lee Factory Crimp die does a marvelous job! Two different styles. The Redding Profile Crimp die rolls the entire circumference of the brass into the bullet, as opposed to the Lee which uses the collet style.
  6. For what it’s worth, from personal experience, I only use the Smith Shop springs with aluminum carriers. They will work with lightened brass carriers—never tried with stock carriers—but they wear out much quicker than if you use an aluminum lifter.
  7. Cimarron will have them. I had to order the firing pin return springs a while back and those aren’t listed online either. But I called them and they had plenty in stock. Think about if you need any other spare parts; it’s one shipping charge no matter how many parts you order.
  8. I shoot Classic and I've had a few people ask me if I slip hammer. I don't. But on big close targets I guess I'll sometimes pull the trigger so quickly after cocking the hammer that it can appear that I do. I'm not aware of anyone I've shot with who shoots in the duelist or gunfighter style and slip hammers. But I imagine there are some out there.
  9. I quite like mine. About half the bullets I’ve pulled take two strikes but it’s still a heck of a lot better than the hammer. I did have to shave off a bit of the latch which holds the component catch bin in order to get the thing out without prying with a screwdriver. Nothing a quick Dremeling couldn’t fix. Add-on: I forget to mention that in order to pull my 44 caliber rounds without scratching the cases like crazy I had to buy the Magnum Carrier. Another $11 or so off Amazon.
  10. Apparently J Hornaday are no longer producing these shirts and I'd love to have more. Before I learn to sew to reproduce them I wanted to see if anyone has any available for sale in 2XL. These sell normally for around $40 and I'd pay up to $30 for a used shirt, depending upon condition. Thanks!
  11. I'll take the rough outs. I'll text you as requested.
  12. I bought the checkered faux ivory pair from Doc Fill ‘Em in this post: Turns out they’re not my cup of tea. I’d sell them to you for what I paid, $50 shipped.
  13. I texted you but I suppose you’ve been pretty busy. I’ll take 75 lbs if available.
  14. I’ll take the Bisley checkered faux ivory. Sending you a PM.
  15. To go further down that line, each shooter chooses their category and receives the benefits and drawbacks of that category. I don’t think I understand this need to “even the playing field.” Seems to me all that rule would accomplish is tilting the playing field against a particular shooting style and/or category.
  16. Congratulations young man! You’ve certainly come a long way in a short amount of time; a testament to your hard work and dedication. Keep it up!
  17. Congratulations! It was a pleasure shooting with you at Land Run last year and I hope our paths cross again.
  18. I shuck my shells differently than T-Bone but otherwise use that same motion to open and cock the hammers. Works quite well for me.
  19. I haven’t tried contacting them but I also have noticed they don’t seem to have many shirt options. And haven’t for a while.
  20. I’ve hesitated on this because I too am unsure about the pistol grip. But I’ve decided I’ll give it a shot. I’ll take it; sending you a PM.
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