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Thread: 44-40 Stub job

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    I've got these sights epoxied on. If they work out I'll d&t to secure them fully. A Redding model P and a mystery steel front ramp out of my parts drawer.
    Excuse my messy work area. I almost know where everthing is.

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    I like it a lot better when all the tools and materials are out where I can see them. It saves looking through drawers and boxes every time I want something. My wife is the opposite , all the pots and dishes are put away and I can never find what I need , so I make a sandwich.

    I truly admire your project and hope you have a ton of fun with it.
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    Wow. That's a nice looking set.

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    Map55b, I wondered about that.225 Win pressure on the Savage 94 then I remembered PO Ackley rechambering .219 Zipper lever actions for it so it must be less pressure than I thought. That is a great set. I bet they weigh a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Map55b, I wondered about that.225 Win pressure on the Savage 94 then I remembered PO Ackley rechambering .219 Zipper lever actions for it so it must be less pressure than I thought. That is a great set. I bet they weigh a bit.
    I've been thinking about getting a mule to carry that set around. I'm not too sure what the pressures are on the 225 Win, but the action seems to handle the 7x57R without issue and it has larger head diameter and is up there in pressure. I know not very scientific. With that said, if the old man built it, I'd trust it.

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    That would be good enough for me as well.

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    If the frame / reciever is strong enough in the breech face area where most of the trust is applied the pivot point will soon start to loosen with hi pressure cartridges.
    It seems to happen to all of the types that have a lift off barrel. Accuracy will start to suffer when they loosen.

    Jedman

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    I had a couple of minutes so I flung enough boolits to know I need a shorter front sight. Offhand at 25 yards. More experimenting is in order.

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    The transfer bar broke for some reason. I robbed a front sight from a Marlin Papoose to correct the poi thing. I had to order a transfer bar spring- I have a spare bar. Argh.

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    9.1g of unique with .430 looks to be the ticket. Must be fun to be shooting it.

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    When I get it back to shooting I hope that load is the one. I have 8#of Unique. It was fun the few shots so far.

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    I have a Hopkins Allen Saddle Ring Medium falling block that I hope to rebarrel one of these days in 44-40. I've got all the parts, just need time.

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    I have heard of SMLE's rebarreled to 44-40 in Australia.
    It's a cool old cartridge I think.

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    I've remembered why I don't like to work on Topppers- reassembly, even with slave pins is aggravating.
    I will endeavor to persevere.

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    At least there 's not a bucket load of parts to try to remember where they went. I had to replace a firing pin once in my handy and it only took two attempts to get it back together.
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    No, only a handful of parts. Just getting them all to play well together is vexing me. The only video I 've seen is poorly made- so not much help.

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    I got antsy. My frame is apart so I thought to try the 44-40 barrel on my 490Jr. 20 gauge frame. Perfect fit. So I played with it at 25yds with my elbows on the truck hood. Two different powders, same boolit.
    That flyer on the 6 shot group was definitely me.
    It made up for the pizza being poor.

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    I've had people suggest that epoxy is not permanent?!- So, I drilled & tapped two screws under the action line to anchor the barrel/ stub together. Then I ground them flush so they are "threaded blind pins". Permanent.
    I rolled a can around with it the other day, grinning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    ...... I rolled a can around with it the other day, grinning.
    Great fun!!

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    You need to get that 44WCF Hopkins & Allen going, Mike!

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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