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    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    If I recall, Colt only made about 400 Bisleys in that chambering. You could probably easily sell or trade for a similar gun in a more user friendly chambering. Depending on what the bore measures, if itís close to 358, you could get a second...
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    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    Caliber? How is the lettering on the top of the barrel? Yes, wood and I believe it was plain with no emblems was like a $5 option. Wood with nickel appears to be more common. Take them off and see if the serial number is written on the insides.
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    12-01-2018, 05:13 PM
    SPF to Gewehr guy. Thanks
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    12-01-2018, 01:39 PM
    Bump with price reduction.
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    12-01-2018, 01:33 PM
    I lucked out finding a pre-positive lock colt new service 45 ( pre-1909) with the least common barrel a 4 1/2” for well under $200. It wasn’t working right and it was a simple fix to exchange the broken flat hammer strut spring with a later coil...
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    11-29-2018, 11:38 AM
    These are from the Old West molds that weight about 128 grains. 100 should last forever. Iíll buy outfight or trade heeled or hollow base 190 grain bullets for 41 long colt.
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    11-29-2018, 11:26 AM
    38 count new 348 brass cases found in a lot of 8mm Lebel components. These are lightly marked with a stylist to be formed into 8mm lebel 2/3 up the body of the case. I would load these. For some reason my pics won’t attach. I can send pics via...
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    11-29-2018, 09:51 AM
    I graduated from MHS in 1979. Back then there was maybe 2 gun shows a year. They were in the national guard armory or the bigger building connected. Gun shows in the pre internet days were pretty exciting and got me hooked.
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    11-24-2018, 06:52 AM
    From your description it’s impossible to determine the problem. It could be as simple as the crane being bent, which can be bent back. Caliber, barrel length, vintage and other factors determine rarity and desirability.
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    11-22-2018, 01:17 PM
    Academy had fed. 22lr black packs (1600 rds.) for 49.99 plus $20 rebate. $3 Kentucky tax on $50 so after rebate, $33 per 1600 rounds. That’s about .02. ea. I bought 3 packs. Both Louisville locations ran out 22 Tuesday. Blazer 9mm bulk came to...
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    11-21-2018, 04:54 PM
    smkummer replied to a thread Big Bore Regret..? in Leverguns
    Often what we see here is shooters downloading 45-70 to hotter 45 colt levels. Can’t agree more with the above statement.
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    11-20-2018, 06:28 AM
    I find a 200 gr. bullet at 700 FPS hits very close to the same point as a 250 gr. at 850/900. This is out to 25 yards which is over twice the distance as SASS shooting.
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    11-19-2018, 08:09 PM
    Truth be told, I don’t know a single cowboy action shooter shooting a 250 grain in cowboy action. I am shooting a 200 with 4.8 grains 700X. Bullseye, red dot, 700 X, 231 and trail boss are the go to powders for reduced 45 colt.
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    11-17-2018, 12:18 PM
    This is interesting. I am loading RCBS 170 RN which is about identical to 311291 for most of my cast 30-30. I do have 311041 but it doesn’t feed as smoothly. Anyway, sizing to .311 for my 30-06 rifles and 30-30. In my pre-64, the bullet feeds...
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    11-17-2018, 09:15 AM
    A 1 pound 8 oz. trigger pull? That is a bullseye match target type of trigger pull. I wouldn’t use that gun for anything other than target shooting. And I would not let just anyone shoot that without letting them dry fire it first. Be careful. ...
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    11-15-2018, 09:36 PM
    Good for you. I have more colts than I’ll ever need so I would buy all day at $1600 and know it’s a easy flip at a gun show.
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    11-15-2018, 11:46 AM
    smkummer replied to a thread 22 mag in Rimfire Area
    I have colt 22 mag bolt action single shot that is a perfect woodchuck gun and will work for lots more as well. At about $12 per 50 rounds, that comes to I believe .24 per shot. I have enough 22 mag purchased back when it was $5 ea for colt saa...
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    11-13-2018, 10:39 AM
    45 Colt both standard and plus P, along with 44 mag. and special are all my 58 year old hands can stand. Very very little full power 44 mag. I like shooting a lot (75-150 rounds per range session) and recoil spoils a fun time. Ill be fine if I...
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    11-11-2018, 09:25 AM
    My cowboy and plinking load is 5 grains 700X and Lee’s 200 RF cast bullet. Red dot, promo and bullseye would also work so as to expand the case enough and not get sooty cases. I am guessing about 700 FPS and shoots very close to the sights in my...
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    11-10-2018, 04:15 PM
    smkummer replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    I am using lyman’s 252435 51 grain round nose that has been discontinued maybe 15 years ago. They do from time to time show up on eBay and here. Was initially worried about sizing it but as cast it fits and functions in both a pre-war vest pocket...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check