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BPCR Reloading / Re: Another Antique Winchester Reloading Tool
« Last post by mike116 on Today at 09:51:56 AM »
I never had that good of results with Super Blue.   
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BPCR Reloading / Re: Another Antique Winchester Reloading Tool
« Last post by scooby on Today at 06:28:47 AM »
Mike, I used Super Blue.
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BPCR Reloading / Re: Another Antique Winchester Reloading Tool
« Last post by mike116 on Today at 06:10:47 AM »
Good work restoring the 1894 tool Scooby.   What did you use to reblue it with?   It looks good.
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What I've been working on lately.
« Last post by Electric Miner on Today at 05:50:33 AM »
G-scale. 45mm track
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What I've been working on lately.
« Last post by Len on Today at 02:35:42 AM »
Nice!
What scale is the RR? Tracks width?
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BPCR Reloading / Re: Another Antique Winchester Reloading Tool
« Last post by scooby on December 16, 2017, 09:32:13 PM »
Here are some pics of the finished project. I did in fact load up three rounds using bullets from the original mould. The old tool works perfectly. I am well pleased with the purchace.

DSCN1614 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN1613 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN1612 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr
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Navy Models / Re: 1851 Navy Arms Brasser G&G
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on December 16, 2017, 07:17:37 PM »
A couple weeks ago a local gun store that usually doesn't have any bp revolvers got in an old Pietta G&G. They had just got it and didn't really know what it was. They described it as "like a Colt Navy" but with a brass frame. At least they knew Colt's don't have brass frames. They said they were gonna put $250 on it and see what happens. I was actually tempted to offer them $200 because the lockup was super tight.
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General Discussion / Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on December 16, 2017, 07:04:25 PM »
 I've had one chainfire. It occured a few weeks ago with a Pietta 1858 Remington "Shooter's Model". The load was about 35 grains Goex 3F and a cast .457 ball from a Lee mold, no filler, no wads and no lube, just powder and ball. I am very sure I know why it happened. These "Shooter's Models" have very specific dimensions, including nominal .456 chamber diameter. A .457 ball barely shaves any ring. The Lee roundball molds do not really leave a sprue, rather they leave a little flat spot. On this occasion I loaded one ball with the flat spot facing sideways instead of straight up like I normally do. I am 99.999% sure that little flat spot left a tiny gap for the flame to pass through and since I had no filler, wad or grease to impede it the flame went right into the chamber and ignited the powder. Previously I had loaded this gun with ball's flat spot sideways and never had a chainfire but I was always using filler, lube or filler and lube. Now I always load with the flat spot facing upwards and I use filler and/or lube and have not had any more chainfires.

Oh yeah, the chainfire I experienced did not hurt me or the gun or anybody else. All it did was make an extra loud bang and the recoil felt harder. After it happened I put some lube on the remaining chambers(while keeping the gun pointed safely down range and using a plastic knife to apply the lube with my hands well out of the way) and then fired them off no problem.
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General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday to me!
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on December 16, 2017, 06:41:36 PM »
Those are all awesome.
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BPCR Reloading / Re: Another Antique Winchester Reloading Tool
« Last post by scooby on December 16, 2017, 05:49:19 PM »
I have been plugging away at this tool for many hours this afternoon. Turned out to be more work than I anticipated. I do believe I will still be well satisfied with the end results. Many parts are finished and re-blued and they look good. Just finished restoration of the cartridge cavity, and as it is with most of these old tools, the bullet lube helped prevent corrosion in that area. I should have no trouble making reloads and will test it when done. The Winchester and calibre stamping has finished out clean and crisp. I have two more parts to boil and clean yet, and the a bit of hand scrubbing, and then I will finish rebluing the remaining pieces. I have got nothing better to do for the rest of the night, so I am going to keep at it until it is fully finished.
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