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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    I want to buy one of those old Ideal 20 ga reloading tools to make up roll crimped black powder ammo for my old shotgun. Anybody have one to sell or trade for?
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  • bigted's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    bigted replied to a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    My imagination werkin here. Betcha those huge chambers that cause the brass ruination with the bulges are because of the perfectly straight walled cases in the huge 45 Colt. They have ton's more surface area and with the straight walled case ......
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  • bigted's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Cool to know that the crazy big chambers are just in the 45 Colt chambers. Glad your 357 chamber is of a standard size.
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    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    Was just perusing the broker for the 1894 Marlin's and bout swallowed my teeth! Wowww the price is sky high on these. Guess I been under a rock for awhile ... MAN!!! crazy
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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 10:24 PM
    Very cool Marlin. Congrats for sure. Looks like she is very accurate to boot. Quick question concerning your chamber; Have had several 45 Colt levers and they all have a giant chamber. The Winchesters model 92 will split cases the chamber was...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 03:37 PM
    Measure the ID of your hulls to see how they compare to your wads.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 05:51 AM
    Another option is Marbles FULL BUCKHORN. I find that removal of the tiny plate in the bottom of this sight gives a nice round bottom peep looking sight that when relaxed and not over trying ... gives me an accurate and easy to use BIG peep barrel...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 05:34 AM
    You made a great choice with a short barreled 45-70. That rifle will give you very many hours of fun and endless experiments with loads that range from rite down hurtful to loads that the young can use comfortably. The 45 Colt has been contrary...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-01-2020, 07:02 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    Naaa ... I do not have the least interest in having a 44 mag in a 1873 toggle link action. Guess I was not clear. My interest in this is pretty simple really. I already own the Japchester chambered in 45 Colt. This little short 16 inch carbine is...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-01-2020, 05:48 AM
    bigted started a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    Just read that for sure Uberti makes a 44 mag in the 73 toggle link rifle action. Always wondered if the rumer was true. So is thete anything "special" done to the old toggle action to withstand the considerable thrust from the mag chamber? ...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    06-30-2020, 01:32 PM
    From everything I've read, the very large artillery pieces used it as a means to ignite the main charge of smokeless as in the 16" naval guns.
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    06-30-2020, 01:15 PM
    I recently bought a CZ457 varmint .22 and I'm very happy with it's accuracy. Cleaned the bore, headed to the range and shot some different types of ammo. The CCI SV shot a .536" group at 50 yds and some old Wolf Match shot a .37" group. Atn100...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    06-30-2020, 01:03 AM
    I've pulled down a number of cartridges made in the 1880's and never saw any corrosion of the brass cases from the powder. However the grease cookie under the paper patch bullet had deteriorated and some cases were corroded at the base of the...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    06-29-2020, 02:40 PM
    LynC2 replied to a thread The old gunsmith in Our Town
    He's with "https://scorehi.com/" They do excellent work and 99% of their work is shipped in from other cities/states. They have a great reputation and are very reliable. Edited to add: Because of their work standards and reputation: There is...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    06-29-2020, 02:17 PM
    That's an impressive velocity Larry! Yes, I know it's a typo but I couldn't resist.:bigsmyl2: I've certainly shot my share of "Special Ball and Match" ammo also. Some was pretty good, a lot not so. The brass is typical military from my...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    06-28-2020, 01:43 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    I replied to the second post mistakenly. Oops... on the cases, my Marlin 45 colt only gets sized to where the base of the bullet is, and well annealed. The loaded rounds look like fat 44wcf cases but they seal the chamber, feed well, and are...
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    06-27-2020, 02:18 PM
    LynC2 replied to a thread What state are you from? in Our Town
    Nuevo Mexico. Too bad Texas sold half the state to the federal government as it is really nice up here except the d#&% demo-rats have ruined it! The corruption here has much in common with old Mexico. I'm originally from Texas, my ancestors on...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-27-2020, 02:10 PM
    bigted replied to a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    Good of you for your reply outpost. Also good to know about the earlier Marlin 44-40 chamber and bore diameter. Had never asked about the Marlin 44 WCF chamber. Great to know that they are in spec. Thanks
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-27-2020, 11:12 AM
    bigted replied to a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    Yes I have never had problems with bore diameters (within reason). My concern is in the chamber and if it did not split cases with regularity ... that would not bother me either. My 92 got a bulged barrel ahead of the chamber rite under the rear...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    06-27-2020, 06:52 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    And as you know, load them with soft lead and black powder the groove diameter doesn't matter much within reason.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-26-2020, 08:37 PM
    bigted started a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    I have been disappointed in the chamber sizes in the '73' and '92'. Do not know about the marlin's chamber. I am ready to begin my own journey into the 44 WCF because of this large chamber problem with the (Favorite cartridge of mine) the 45 Colt...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-23-2020, 07:38 PM
    bigted replied to a thread New 1899 Marlin 1893 in Leverguns
    Also ... how different are the 32-40 and the 32 Special. Seems that Winchester at least chambered their model 94 in both these cartridges. Ballistics wise, I guess is what my question concerns. Seems they are both pretty close except for the...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-23-2020, 07:31 PM
    bigted replied to a thread New 1899 Marlin 1893 in Leverguns
    So what happens if some gets on the finish?
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-23-2020, 05:57 AM
    bigted replied to a thread barrel life 44-40 in Leverguns
    Another consideration is 'what was the cleaning regimen like. Not enough = a pitted barrel and permanent damage Too much = extreme wear at the muzzle where the rod contacted the crown of vintage steel. Just rite = a shiney oiled bore with...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    06-21-2020, 05:09 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread The old gunsmith in Our Town
    Sounds like you are well on your way!
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-21-2020, 12:24 PM
    I can not say with certainty concerning that brass plug ... but I have seen them on a lot of those Swedish rollers. I wonder if that is where the number of the rifle is found ... or maybe unit number.
    14 replies | 742 view(s)
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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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