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Conversions / Re: About to enter Conversion Territory.
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 04:59:42 AM »
Hi, I was wondering what ever happened to Kevin. Did he fall off his horse?

The .41 is an interesting idea until you learn the price of brass. Using 38 Special HBWC works well enough that the .36 revolver can be kept stock where it can shoot both 38 Special and C&B. If target accuracy is absolutely necessary, I would opt for an extra additional barrel lined for .357" projectiles.

Regards,
Richard
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Navy Models / Re: Colt Signature Series 1851 Navy
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on May 26, 2017, 09:21:58 PM »
 Thank you all for the advice. Here's what I did.

The arbor was too fat, there's a shelf inside the holes in the barrel lug where the frame pins go and the frame nose was too long. The barrel was not going all the way on as evidenced by a gap between the frame pins and the barrel lug. This is the point at which the cylinder gap measured .02.

First I removed the frame pins(actually they came out on their own but this was a good thing. It was a good thing because it allowed me to lap the arbor to the arbor hole, which then allowed the barrel lug to seat firmly against the frame nose. Once the barrel was seated the cylinder gap was down to about .01, with the wedge screw out and the wedge hammered all the way in.
Next I put a shim on the end of the arbor, I just estimated this shim at about .004 and I lapped the barrel lug to the frame nose until the shim prevented any further lapping effect to occur.

Next I put the frame pins back in but now they were too long because the lapping of the lug and the frame nose made the holes in the frame and lug shallower. So then I flied down the frame pins until the barrel lug could sit firmly against the frame nose. I also had to turn down part of the frame pins because of the shelf inside the frame pin holes.

The end result is the cylinder gap is now about .0035, good enough for me, for now at least. Now all I have to do is clean everything free of oil and JB Weld the arbor shim to the end of the arbor and Locktite the frame pins into the frame. I will probably shoot it before I affix everything in place permanently.

 
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Powder / Re: T7 pellets for Walker?
« Last post by BOOMSTICK BRUCE on May 26, 2017, 07:15:27 PM »
Hi Kirk, I'm waiting to see if Bruce is willing to step up. He's good at blowing up his revolvers with hot loads.  )lI )lI

Regards,
Richard

oh no, not me this time... but i do have a 5 shot "safety" cylinder you can use if you really want to test it...  )lI )lI
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Conversions / Re: About to enter Conversion Territory.
« Last post by mike116 on May 26, 2017, 04:58:16 PM »
There a a 41 Long Colt conversion available  for the 36 caliber belt revolvers that doesn't need heeled bullets.

Kevin

I figured Kevin was mad at us.  Must have gotten over it.
Check with this guy for the .41 Colt conversion   http://www.cartridgeconversion.com/
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Conversions / Re: About to enter Conversion Territory.
« Last post by Captainkirk on May 26, 2017, 04:49:14 PM »
There a a 41 Long Colt conversion available  for the 36 caliber belt revolvers that doesn't need heeled bullets.

Kevin
Kevin, glad to see you drop in! ;)
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Powder / Re: T7 pellets for Walker?
« Last post by Captainkirk on May 26, 2017, 04:48:24 PM »
Let me know your test results. I have 3 Dragoons and a pending Walker (?) I might want to try this on.
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Forum Donations / Re: About Donations...
« Last post by Captainkirk on May 26, 2017, 04:45:39 PM »
Thanks, Richard! )l_
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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Tru Oil not allowed in ........
« Last post by Hewy on May 26, 2017, 04:15:14 PM »
Tung is OK . Will try that.
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Powder / Re: T7 pellets for Walker?
« Last post by ssb73q on May 26, 2017, 01:11:19 PM »
Hi, has anyone ever tried the T7 50gr pellets in their Walker? See:
https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/5623

Regards,
Richard

Hi, I bought a box of these T7 pellets to try. I will go slow so as to not hurt the revolver or myself. I also purchased a bunch more of Olde Eynsford and some straight GOEX to have on hand for testing purposes.

Especially living in NYS I am very concerned on potential limitations on propellant purchases in the future. Having a good stock on hand may return dividends.

Regards,
Richard 
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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Tru Oil not allowed in ........
« Last post by mike116 on May 26, 2017, 01:09:12 PM »
Use Tung oil instead if you can't get BLO.   Just be sure each coat dries long enough.   
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