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  • Dale53's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    I have a Ruger SS Bisley .45 ACP/.45 Colt Covertible 5 1/2”. Both cylinders had undersize throats. I reamed the throats to .4525”. The revolver will now shoot under 1” at 25yards off a rest with either cylinder. These, after a bit of work, are...
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    02-17-2018, 12:17 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Ballard #2 in Single Shot Guns
    To add to what Vall said (and this is pretty arrogant of me ‘cause he knows tons more about Ballard’s than I) there were two big times when Ballard’s seem to have been popularly modified, or perhaps three. In the last years of the 19th and the...
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    02-14-2018, 12:42 PM
    Every Ruger I have shot, seen, or owned (and I own a number of them) has required a trigger job. I have done some myself, and had some professionally done. I am NOT slamming Ruger, just stating a fact. So, first thing to do is have a trigger job...
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    02-13-2018, 11:07 AM
    When he was in high school, my cousin had a side hustle... he gathered up night crawlers and sold them by the dozen to fishermen and stores that supplied fishermen. Everything he bought or had to pay for (movies, etc) he would mentally catalog in...
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    02-12-2018, 05:11 PM
    Try here for starters; https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-High-Standard-Sentinel-one-piece-revolver-grip/302632463606?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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    02-12-2018, 04:19 PM
    2-4 layers of ticking cloth... 100% cotton with a smooth surface and no lint. I've been using the same piece for 30+ years, and refold it as it gets scorched in any one place. Froggie
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    02-12-2018, 01:12 PM
    Correction: It was Herter’s “Bull Cook Cookbook”. There was some good stuff in there... Dale53
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    02-12-2018, 11:43 AM
    Froggie; Don't forget, Herters reloading stuff is "better than need be":bigsmyl2: Many, MANY years ago, I was a Herter's fan. They sold about everything an outdoorsman might want. My shooting buddy and I got a big kick out of the outlandish claims...
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    02-12-2018, 08:56 AM
    Out of curiosity I went on fleaBay and did a search for High Standard grips. The plastic/Bakelite service style like I have on mine were available for about $15-30 or so. At one time I also had a white “ivory” colored set (just like the brown ones...
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    02-11-2018, 04:09 PM
    Bump to top... are you still looking for this shell holder 1989toddm, or did you find it elsewhere? Froggie
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    02-10-2018, 05:41 PM
    This is your lucky Saturday, 1989toddm! I've just received a Herter's #25 shell holder and am in the "pay it forward" mode today. Send me a PM with your snail mail address and you will be the lucky recipient of a NOS Lee size CC shell holder...
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    02-10-2018, 02:04 PM
    I was fortunate recently to purchase a Herter's Super U press (thanks, Stratsman!) and am trying to replenish my neglected supply of Herter's shell holders. (Yes, I know I can use an adaptor and RCBS shell holders, but where's the fun in that?) ...
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    02-10-2018, 11:08 AM
    Yep, that looks pretty familiar. I’m thinking the grip style and “Model 88” designation indicate it was marketed by Sears when you could buy guns right out of their mail order catalog. They had a similarly gussied up version of the HS Duramatic...
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    02-09-2018, 11:09 PM
    I'm going to assemble a variant of this setup. I want to start with a brass 22 cal rod and include jags, patches, brushes and mops for 22, 32, 38/9mm and 44/45 so I can clean any of the pistols or revolvers I will have been likely to have fired and...
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    02-09-2018, 10:40 PM
    Pictures?? Do I need a certain kind of program to see them or just my Commander Cody Decoder Ring? ;) I'm not aware of any wooden grips having been marketed for this gun... certainly none from the factory. Is the grip one piece or two? My R101...
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    02-09-2018, 10:25 PM
    All of the barrels I mentioned had the precise same OD and a pair of divots at 3 and 9 o'clock. The screws about which you ask locked into those notches and held the muzzle brake in place. The brake came with a sheet steel item that looked like a...
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    02-09-2018, 01:49 PM
    I HATE TAURUS... I’M A GEMINI!!! There you go, fixed it for you! :bigsmyl2:
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    02-09-2018, 01:45 PM
    PS to last: the grips may be original. If not, they were probably from FITZ or Franzite. I’ve seen original grips from Numrich and from time to time at gun shows, but be aware that there are both one piece and two piece styles. I wouldn’t be in...
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    02-09-2018, 01:39 PM
    Although I collected High Standards for a while, I never heard of an “88.” There was a Double Nine, IIRC, and a variety of Western styled DA revolvers based on the same basic 9 shot aluminum frame that was the basis for the Sentinel series of...
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    02-09-2018, 11:39 AM
    Not to be too negative, but it looks like what we’ve got is what we’ll get. :cry: The several attempts mentioned previously seem to indicate that there is insufficient demand for anyone to gear up and make a profitable batch. More’s the pity! ...
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    02-09-2018, 11:08 AM
    Not to depart too far from the intended thrust of this forum, that High Standard muzzle break is quite collectible. In the halcyon days of Bullseye Pistol Competition, they were quite popular for a while, and could be found fitted to the “Space...
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    02-06-2018, 12:12 PM
    I was marginally involved with Charlie Dell and Dale McGee when similar tests were conducted, only Charlie had a fixture to hold the various primers and strike them with a plunger to set them off. The resulting photographs were interesting... I ran...
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    02-05-2018, 09:19 PM
    Arlon; I had a 625-6 Model of 1989 with a 5” barrel until this past Christmas when I gifted it to my son, and VERY MUCH still have my 625-8 JM Special with a 4” barrel. Either of them will, on demand, shoot under an inch at 25 yards off a rest with...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    02-05-2018, 07:49 AM
    Good for you, Vall! The one time I put together a Ballard #2 from random parts, I got to within about 3/4 of a turn or so, but was still clocked wrong and had daylight showing between breech face and shoulder. My replacement barrel was a 22 target...
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    02-04-2018, 06:19 PM
    It's more likely that a piece of Sambar Stag will have sufficient span and thickness to make a quality grip without running into the more porous core you see in most pieces of Elk "stag." For a pair of relatively flat, thin scales needed on a 1911...
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    02-03-2018, 07:25 PM
    I don't know about Picatinny rail stock, but I bought Weaver rail blank stock from Brownell's over 20 years ago. It comes in pieces about a foot long, IIRC and was made of black anodized aluminum. I made some pretty off-the-wall applications out of...
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    02-03-2018, 07:15 PM
    The thing to remember about this kind of conversion is the pressure limit imposed by the relatively weak receiver that was sufficient for even a 10 or 12 gauge, but with that consideration you should be able to take a modern made, relatively strong...
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    02-03-2018, 01:27 PM
    I had a 625-6 with 5” barrel (recently gifted it to my youngest son), and shoot my 625-8 JM Special with 4” barrel. I have shot both THOUSANDS of times with my home cast bullets. Either of them will shoot under an inch at 25 yards off a rest....
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    02-03-2018, 09:47 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Ballard #2 in Single Shot Guns
    I can answer that for you, GARD72977. There was a CF version of the 32s, it came in short, long, and extra long, and the first two may be nicely substituted with the 32 short and long Colt pistol cartridges. That’s why you see so many Ballard #2s...
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    02-02-2018, 07:43 PM
    I've always distinguished between a gunsmith who makes or alters parts for the guns he builds or repairs and an armorer who changes parts on guns he builds or repairs. If you want to replace the word "build" with the word "assembles" in my...
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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
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