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  • indian joe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    I had a japchester 71 did this to me - I modified mine several years ago and it works fine Winchester Bob is advertising 1886 solid firing pins for $30 (werent available then and we not allowed to import gun parts anyway) Phone call would soon...
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    Yesterday, 03:40 AM
    top eject gun or angle eject ?
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    Yesterday, 01:04 AM
    That was (is) the accepted story, when I bought my 375 BB many moons ago, I quickly became allergic to the cost of proper brass, had a 30/30 at the time and upon dismemberment of some PMC 30/30 brass and a couple of Winchester 375, + diligent use of...
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    07-11-2020, 10:29 PM
    Brent its doable with Grease boolits - five at 100yards - shot dirty - how important is it to you to get that bear with a PP ????? This is not a regular occurrence by any means but the lever gun and the load is up to it - ES under 10FPS for a...
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    07-11-2020, 10:13 PM
    " A friend was in the reloading room and commented how dangerous BP was. So I poured a pile on a steel plate and beat it with a steel hammer. Then I said to Scottie ... watch this. Made trail of the powder on the steel plate and got my lighter out...
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    07-11-2020, 09:50 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    Nope!!! a japchester 73 might take it ok but I reckon thats a 92 load - we know a modern made 92 will take that stuff better, easier and for way longer.
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    07-11-2020, 07:20 PM
    Brent Did you make a typo here ? up top you are asking for 2 MOA at 200yards ....thats 4"? ...... further down you say 2" at 100 yards we know the shooter here is top notch but 2MOA with black is stretching most lever guns - I have done it a few...
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    07-11-2020, 07:01 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    yes with 90 grains loaded the OAL is way to much to cycle from the magazine - I cant even eject an unfired round - have shot my Uberti 76 thisaway using pointy nose 500 grain over about 83 grains FFg - I figured if Winchester sold the ammo for an...
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    07-11-2020, 02:55 AM
    yup - his post said they was in the loading room and he lit it before his mate had time to leave the room - in that case my comment stands and I dont care if he or you is offended nor do I care by how much - out in the yard - who cares - but in the...
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    07-09-2020, 02:50 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    There was a discussion simlilar to this around the Uberti 1876 some time back - eventually someone came back saying Uberti had stated it safe for loads up to 28000 (PSI ?) - proofed to 34000(PSI?) ---loaded to that level would be a stomping load in...
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    07-09-2020, 02:36 AM
    Chill wills is right ya know - lets split another hair - if you can keep the moisture out the actual powder residue is not corrosive - we live in a dry enough environment (low low humidity) that we can park a fired blackpowder gun for two or three...
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    07-09-2020, 02:27 AM
    All comments fine and dandy - but - if we fail to treat our propellants with the respect they deserve - someone will get hurt ----there was an earlier post someone ran a trail of blackpowder out in the loading room and lit it to prove a point to a...
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    07-07-2020, 01:29 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    I guess side by side comparison with an original would be about the only way to figure this - for sure the metal quality would be no comparison - but there plenty room in there to make the toggle bearing surfaces a little more beefy - bigger pins,...
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    07-06-2020, 08:25 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    Had me a very early Rossi 357 carbine - it looked to have a pretty neat chamber - was more picky on the shape of round it wanted to feed sweet but once we figured it out - all good . Was real accurate shooter - sold it to a mate a couple years back....
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    07-06-2020, 08:14 AM
    :drinks:
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    07-05-2020, 09:31 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    Yeah you can bet they tested that 44mag sixteen ways to sunday .................. Diggin strainer post hole by hand yesterday in hard stony ground - dang crowbar would not go into that stuff - never thought ta check the oil in it...
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    07-05-2020, 01:27 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    I woulda thought the problem was as much about reliable feed as it is about extraction? ........perticularly in the 92 where the round is entering the chamber at an angle off the lifter .....
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    07-05-2020, 01:17 AM
    Nah mate it was the typo did it ------ thought anybody believed there was 250+ bits was likely messing with us deliberately - we all started here with a zero post count .............
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    07-05-2020, 01:05 AM
    I shot this at 100yards with an open sight CVA flintlock, sitting match at the Majura range Canberra -- no spotting allowed and I had no idea where I was hitting until I spotted the light behind that raggedey three holes at the top left of the main...
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    07-05-2020, 12:47 AM
    yep WW2 - seen pictures of them old 1920's cars with the "Gas Producer" on the back - my Dad told me a well fed horse was a better bet but those old contraptions spluttered along and got there - my Grandad and the boys buried a 44 gal of good petrol...
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    07-03-2020, 07:17 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    I saw a photo in a gun mag some years ago of a Winchester M1873 that blew up. The toggle links held strong. The barrel split a 6 o’clock right under the chamber through the threads. The barrel steel is thin there in order to have the magazine...
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    07-03-2020, 07:14 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    nope I believe you are right - a toggle gun made properly, the radius around the outside of the pin holes is what takes the thrust - as you said the alignment of the links themselves ................... thanks fer the coffee..
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    07-03-2020, 07:06 AM
    I would think an 1886 Winchester would top the list for most bits 1892 less so but proly comes second - dunno where you got the info that a Rossi is more parts than an original - that would be splitting hairs on a technicality I think Toggle...
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    07-01-2020, 06:37 PM
    The barrel was then indicated in and the face of the attachment plate was turned true and perfect headspace was achived: A new "plug" was turned for the end of the magazine. This plug will have a spring loaded button to keep the magazine in...
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    06-29-2020, 01:18 AM
    RCBS cowboy mold is also a good blackpowder mold for 44/40 (and 38/40) - nice profile, big enough lube groove to shoot without cleaning, and keeps to the original 200grain weight.
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    06-29-2020, 12:51 AM
    I have an 86 chiappa solid frame - had some issues, but feed through the loading gate was sweet from the start. (using the LEE 405 HB with a little flatter nose / wider meplat) Check that you dont have some misalignment through the port into the...
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    06-23-2020, 10:26 AM
    There was a movietone newsreel showed the buff shooting - using a sawed down 303 one handed -early days was all done for skins ------ part of the deal with spine shooting them in later years was the rules for delivery of meat - spine shot buff...
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    06-14-2020, 07:01 PM
    Mike if you ream cylinders I reckon its smart to only go as deep as the projectile seats - we took an army colt (repro) out to .464 to match a fat bore - shoots roundball so we didnt need to go very deep - that gun (with full house loads) turned...
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    06-14-2020, 06:48 PM
    If you are a bit handy in the workshop and dont have spare cash ........find a set of old sights off a junker someplace ---replace the blade of the front sight with something thick - ridiculously thick! if the uberti has a 24inch barrel go to maybe...
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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