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Conversions / Re: About to enter Conversion Territory.
« on: May 31, 2017, 06:57:22 AM »
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/

Not mad, did not fall from anything, just realigning my life.

Sold a few things and moving on.

Kevin

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Conversions / Re: About to enter Conversion Territory.
« on: May 26, 2017, 12:40:44 PM »
There a a 41 Long Colt conversion available  for the 36 caliber belt revolvers that doesn't need heeled bullets.

Kevin

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Police Models / Re: 62 police question
« on: March 15, 2017, 04:22:18 AM »
The Pocket Police (round barrel and improved lever) and Pocket Navy (octagonal barrel and old style lever) are the only 36 caliber revolvers with any recoil.  Both are a hoot to shoot but I am partial to the Pocket Police.  Originally built on the 31 caliber frame and copied as such by Uberti, they are only five shots but much more easily carried.  Pietta chose to cheap out and not retool and what they call an 1862 is merely a short barreled version of Colt's Improved Navy revolver.  Not a bad revolver but not a Pocket Navy.

None of mine have cap sucking issues but I install a post on them.  As for shooting cartridges, it seems you and I are in agreement, we have other revolvers for that purpose.

I do not currently have a photo of the three revolvers but believe I have posted such in the past.

If you have any questions, sent me an email as I am not often on the forum anymore.

Kevin

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Army Models / Re: New-to-me '60
« on: November 24, 2016, 03:14:51 AM »
Or....make a set of two-pieces grips from apple, walnut, curly maple, rose wood, or??

It is not that hard to make one piece grips.  And they look better than having a screw in the stock.

Kevin

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Lead casting / Re: New .380 mold coming
« on: November 23, 2016, 05:01:57 AM »
If the bottom pour mold turns into a drip-o-matic, there are many fixes for that problem.

I have many six cavity molds, about the same number of two cavity molds and several one, three and four cavity molds.  I use a hot plate to bring them up to temp and maintain temps.  If the molds get too hot, a damp towel will help draw down the temperature.

Kevin

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 41 years ago today
« on: November 20, 2016, 03:56:14 AM »
November, 1975, I was ashore when I heard the news.  A news crawler said, " ...Great Lakes Ship Gone Missing... " I was sailing for Cleveland Cliffs and contacted my dispatcher to see if it was one of the Cliffs Fleet.  Not o a Cliffs boat but also not sure who it was.  Later I found it was the Fitz.  Three former shipmates went to the bottom.

Some changes were made because of the sinking.  Actually, each time a Great Lakes vessel sinks changes are made.  Mostly in the way a Captain thinks about his ship.

Kevin

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: My new buddy...
« on: November 18, 2016, 03:39:59 AM »
I have a Daisy 747 single shot air pistol I used for many decades for the same reasons.  Easy to shot in the house or when I was younger, on board whatever ship I was working.  Great way to keep the eye on target.

Kevin

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: November 18, 2016, 03:33:50 AM »
October and November have been crazy busy months.  Looking forward to a couple of days off.

Kevin

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Army Models / Re: Interesting Front Sight
« on: November 13, 2016, 04:22:05 AM »
The missing screws are probably why it went for less than expected.

The frame is cut for the stock as is the grip strap.  A shoulder stock will work even with the missing 4th screws.

It should make an interesting albeit single purpose experiment.

Kevin

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Army Models / Re: Interesting Front Sight
« on: November 10, 2016, 04:32:16 AM »
He and I figured it for a long range sight used with a shoulder stock.  I have a several spare 1860s so may give it a try with one.

Kevin

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Welcome Wagon / Re: New member
« on: November 10, 2016, 04:22:56 AM »
Grab a seat and get some coffee.  Better to bring your own, the stuff around here is old and bitter, like many of the members!  Listen to the scuttlebutt and join in when you are comfortable.

Anchors Aweigh!

Kevin

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Lead casting / Re: Some Plinking Conicals
« on: November 07, 2016, 04:24:32 AM »
Cool beans. I was wondering how they did since there's not much bearing surface for the rifling.

There is a bit more bearing than on a round ball.  I would guess that if loaded straight, the bearing surface is sufficient to allow reasonably accurate shooting.  The nose shape is what troubles me.  Talk about something that will make a small wound.

Kevin

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General Discussion / Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« on: November 07, 2016, 04:21:13 AM »
I just read, on another forum, that when the Colt 1911 is used in movies, a 1911 is used for scenes where the pistol is not fired.  But, in scenes which required firing, a Star pistol would be substituted because they could be made to work with the blanks.  A still from "The Wild Bunch" confirms the use of the Star Model "P".

Kevin

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General Discussion / Re: Goofy things in movies and Audio books
« on: November 07, 2016, 04:16:28 AM »
A dragoon is a horse pistol and as such, the Walker does indeed satisfy that definition.  A "Dragoon" is commonly held to be a Colt's revolver of some sort.  The spoken language rarely allows one to hear a capital letter!

I believe Colt's described the Walker as a dragoon.

Kevin

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Army Models / Interesting Front Sight
« on: November 07, 2016, 04:12:48 AM »
My brother missed out on this 1860 in an auction.  We speculated on the reason for the front sight.  Let's hear your thoughts.

https://www.ebth.com/items/4396599-colt-1851-navy-single-action-revolver

Kevin

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