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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    06-11-2020, 11:26 PM
    yeah Bob that exchange rate is tough on us colonials......I just go U$ times two now -- those boys south of you have it pretty good when it comes to buyin stuff - would we swap places ? ...................maybe not right now eh!
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    06-11-2020, 10:57 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Figuring fps in Leverguns
    He was talking seriously reduced loads with NO chrono baseline to start from ??? WAG I reckon !!!
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    06-11-2020, 10:52 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread 375 Win in Leverguns
    Get a gascheck mold - then you can run this one full throttle anytime you want -
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    06-11-2020, 09:33 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Figuring fps in Leverguns
    I woulda thought it dont work like that ---ie not straight line math ? maybe wrong but that just seems too easy to be true???
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    06-11-2020, 09:27 AM
    whats the problem here ? whats out in the wilds of Alabama that a normal slug (255 grain cast) from a new made 45 colt rifle wont handle? just wondering whats the fascination with overloading these pistol calibre guns with heavy slugs they not made...
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    06-11-2020, 09:07 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Time for a reline? in Leverguns
    Its a bottleneck case those pistol speed powders might not be best choice - Maybe try some 4227 - 8 or 9 grains should get about 1250FPS (guessing that). I run 11 grains in mine under a 75 grain jacket slug but its a little savage bolt gun - might...
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    06-08-2020, 08:35 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread It's a start in Muzzleloading.
    way to go!! I have a "Buchelle" lock (I bought cheap off a guy that was learning the hard way how to build a flinter) its well made and a good sparker - wondering if any of you guys know the maker ?
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    06-07-2020, 11:10 PM
    Lots of L & R locks downunder only problem was some of them had crummy mainsprings (cast? and they broke) lock geometry was good and they good sparkers.
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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
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