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General Discussion / Re: Books
« Last post by Krylandalian on Today at 08:55:02 PM »
  F  i  n  e  .   I ll  give it away to someone around here.
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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Another refugee from next door.
« Last post by Bishop Creek on Today at 08:40:30 PM »
Alright Miguel you're here now. Welcome! My name is also Michael, but my wife and sister-in-law call me "Mik" (short for Mick), my friends call me Mike, and my kids call me Dad.
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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Another refugee from next door.
« Last post by Miguel Loco on Today at 06:28:07 PM »
My name is Mick (short for Michael). I'm in Tombstone, AZ. I'm fortunate enough to get paid to be a cow boy some days, other days I have gainful employment that takes me countywide. I also do some hand pinstriping and lettering which is where I acquired the moniker "Sick Mick" (not enough space here to go into where that one came from). However, my compadres in Tombstone didn't feel that name was period correct enough so it became Miguel Loco. But I answer to about anything with 4 letters in it.

I've been around C&B for a while and have several of those along with my "working guns" .... a pair of Uberti/Cimarron 1873's. One an El Patron and one is a Birdshead Thunderer.....among other stuff.

Looking forward to hanging out.......

Thanks...

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Ask The Experts / Re: 44-40 vs 45 colt.
« Last post by Hawg on Today at 06:23:09 PM »
The thin case mouth and slight bottleneck is what make the 44-40 better with blackpowder. seals the chamber on a rifle better than the 45 colt,

That it does. I leave an empty case in the chamber when I clean the bore and don't have much if any powder fouling in the chamber. You just have to eject the empty with the rifle upside down.
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Welcome Wagon / Re: Another refugee from the 1858 Forum
« Last post by Yolla Bolly Brad on Today at 05:10:44 PM »
Thanks boys. I look forward to talking "Colt" with all of you in the future. For those of you that don't know me from the 1858 Forum, I'm a Machinist/Tool & Die Maker by trade and a habitual tinkerer by nature. I have enjoyed owning and shooting all types of firearms for the last 45 years. Other than poking around with mechanical devices, my hobbies include  camping, hiking, back packing and hunting. I look forward to retirement in one  to three years so I'll have more time to pursue my interests.
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Ask The Experts / Re: 44-40 vs 45 colt.
« Last post by HAWKEN50 on Today at 03:29:56 PM »
The thin case mouth and slight bottleneck is what make the 44-40 better with blackpowder. seals the chamber on a rifle better than the 45 colt,
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Ask The Experts / Re: 44-40 vs 45 colt.
« Last post by Mad Dog Stafford on Today at 01:56:04 PM »
To me, .45LC is easyer for me to get and reload.  L@.
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1873 SAA Colts / Re: My Colt SAA
« Last post by Mad Dog Stafford on Today at 01:52:22 PM »
 ;)
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Pocket Models / Re: A pocket with some juice
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 01:07:12 PM »
Hi Dave, the thickness of the 1862 barrel is just a little over 0.1" thick. The depth of the dovetail did concern me for fear of weakening the barrel. The thickness at the narrowest part of the dovetail remaining after cutting the dovetail is a skimp 0.035". There is still the full barrel thickness around the remainder and front and back of the dovetail. Only shooting will learn if I have a problem. If there is a problem, a shorter barrel length is in order.

In hindsight, I should have used a thicker aluminum spacer under the jig to minimize the depth of the dovetail.

Regards,
Richard
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Pocket Models / Re: A pocket with some juice
« Last post by Dave Shooter on Today at 12:37:38 PM »
Richard, on your 1862 (.36 cal), how deep did you cut your dovetail and how much meat is left between bore and bottom of cut?

Looks great!
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