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Army Models / Re: Not too bad a price
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 04:26:58 AM »
Hi Antique,  there are no safety notches on my Kirst gated .45 Colt conversion cylinder. The Taylor (Howell) 1860 conversion cylinder has safety notches. Also the COAL information is wrong for the cylinder I have. The COAL for my cylinder is 1.604".

Yesterday I had a slight problem in that the cylinder would jam on half-cock if the revolver was tilted to the side. That makes loading and unloading difficult. What I found is that the two bottom legs of the back plate don't completely touch the top of the frame. That allows the plate to rotate a little where the back plate would interfere with the ratchet. A little JB Weld was placed on the back plate legs to extend the legs. The JB Weld was then filed down for a precise fit. The jam is now gone. Time will tell is this is a permanent fix. I have a Kirst .32 S&W conversion cylinder for a 1863 Remington where the back plate legs were too long and needed to be shortened by filing.

As I reported before the Kirst conversion cylinder is a fussier cylinder to install than the Taylor (Howell).

Regards,
Richard
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Army Models / Re: Not too bad a price
« Last post by AntiqueSledMan on Today at 03:09:51 AM »
Richard,

Could you show me what is highlighted on photo?

Thanks, AntiqueSledMan.

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Schneider & Glassick / Re: Schneider & Glassick for sale
« Last post by 99whip on June 26, 2017, 04:33:08 PM »
Here's one for $20 less with no bids yet. Smooth cylinder.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/660888741

Same gun.
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Percussion Muskets and Rifles / Re: .50 cal Lyman Plains Rifle
« Last post by scooby on June 26, 2017, 04:08:22 PM »
GPR is for Great Plains Rifle Mad dog. ;)
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Griswold & Gunnison / Re: Home Gunsmith G&G Special! 3 Pistols
« Last post by sourdough on June 26, 2017, 03:26:32 PM »
Sourdough, are you going to bid on those?  I'm wondering how high the bids will go over the next four days.
I'll be tracking this, thanks for the notice.

No, sir, I am not bidding, and I have no affiliation whatsoever with the seller. If I did not have my Pietta G&G I would really think about it. My impetus is newer Pietta 1851 Navy type .36 pistols with interchangeable CNC machined parts. It's going to be a crapshoot with the older pistols like this lot of 3 to do that with mine.

It appears that the visible missing parts are 2 load-lever pivot screws, 1 rammer, 1 load lever catch, and probably some internals like hands or trigger/bolt springs. IMO, these are probably kit guns made by ASM in the 70's-80's.

I think a good gun tinkerer could get 2 good guns out of this lot (with the addition of a few parts). VTI does carry some ASM parts. If the bid goes for $130 for 3 guns, that's only about $40/gun plus shipping, and one could pick and choose the best parts for two guns out of the three.

If the winning bid goes for $160 for the lot, I still think it is a swell deal. The seller has an A+(92) rating.

I have looked at the other firearms for sale by this outfit and I don't see any other BP stuff, just modern firearms, so I think this is like a "loss leader" at grocery stores or they just want to get shuck of such things.

Good luck and let us know how you do!

Jim
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Griswold & Gunnison / Re: Home Gunsmith G&G Special! 3 Pistols
« Last post by G Dog on June 26, 2017, 02:38:25 PM »
Sourdough, are you going to bid on those?  I'm wondering how high the bids will go over the next four days.
I'll be tracking this, thanks for the notice.
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Griswold & Gunnison / Home Gunsmith G&G Special! 3 Pistols
« Last post by sourdough on June 26, 2017, 02:21:15 PM »
Not quite G&G's (roll engraved cylinders) but correct barrels and brass frames. All are kit guns but they don't look too bad!

Minimum bid $130, no reserve, no bids yet,

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/660899305

One can always defarb the cylinders.

I got my G&G Pietta, but this sounds like a doable project even if you only get 2 good pistols out of the deal.

Just FWIW.

Jim
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Schneider & Glassick / Re: Schneider & Glassick for sale
« Last post by sourdough on June 26, 2017, 02:09:00 PM »
Here's one for $20 less with no bids yet. Smooth cylinder.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/660888741



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Percussion Muskets and Rifles / Re: .50 cal Lyman Plains Rifle
« Last post by Mad Dog Stafford on June 26, 2017, 01:26:39 PM »
What is or are.....GPR guns?
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Fingers has some catching up
« Last post by Fingers McGee on June 26, 2017, 12:09:27 PM »
Way outta my league. 
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