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Messages - Dave Shooter

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: WW 11 B17 crash in Connecticut
« on: October 03, 2019, 05:23:50 PM »
Saw Nine oh Nine flying above Wright Patt last year.
As an 8th Air Force veteran I'm moved by the hell the WW II crews went through.

Sad day indeed.

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Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: New and improved Cash inline capper
« on: September 23, 2019, 06:04:13 PM »
Yeah, I have not been impressed with straight line cappers in the past and quit using them years ago.  This one does seem to be an improvement.

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Percussion Caps and Primers / New and improved Cash inline capper
« on: September 23, 2019, 11:43:22 AM »
So I was shooting at the NMLRA Nationals last week when a friend comes by and asks
"Have you seen these?"
"Is that the new Cash capper?"
"Yes" says he.
"No, I haven't"
"They have them over on commercial row.  You can bring your guns in and try them out."
"Cool" says I.  "How much they want?"
"Two for $25"
"How much for one?"
"$12.50" he says.
"Whadda ya want two for?"
"Different brands of caps"
"Ah so"

A little while later I'm sitting behind the line and he comes by and throws one in my lap.
"What's this?"
"Keep it"
"Thanks!"

The new Cash capper is supposed to work with all c&b revolvers, has side loading, and positive retention of the cap in the feed area.

I used it a bit and can report the following.
The good: it worked fine with Rem #11s and RWS.  It worked on an inline caplock, a sidelock, an Uberti .36 1858, a ROA, and an Uberti 1860.  The side load seems easier to use, and I like the way a cap "snaps" into the feed lips when you push the slide follower.

The bad: CCI #11s can tip over inside of it.  Jim reported he couldn't get Rem #10s into his.

The mundane: holds 15 usable caps.  I wouldn't put too much pressure on it to seat the cap as it's still thin brass.  If you need them seated hard that would still be another step.

Fairly inexpensive and seems to work so long as you use a brand of caps it likes.

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General Discussion / Re: How many here actually shoot their BP firearms?
« on: September 19, 2019, 04:58:01 AM »
Makin smoke all this week at Friendship, IN.
So far two flintlocks, two percussion pistold, and my Uberti .36 1858. :)

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Pocket Models / Re: New to me, Pocket Navy
« on: September 10, 2019, 04:30:15 AM »
The Pocket Navy is a 6 shot or 5. I believe is a replica of a Colt Pocket 1862 that came out just before the Police Pocket .
Is Uberti making the Navy Pocket currently ?
Hewy

They were, at least as of two years ago.  I got one NIB from Midway.  Foolishly traded it...

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Pocket Models / Re: 1st Generation Pocket Model
« on: September 05, 2019, 07:00:29 PM »
When did Colt first produce 6 shot pocket models?

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Forum Issues / Re: BlackPowderSmoke migration
« on: August 18, 2019, 07:38:40 PM »
Received email.  Howdy and thanks for making this work.

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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: New From 1858 Remington forum
« on: August 18, 2019, 07:36:41 PM »
Welcome!

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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Hammer stop. Anyone use them?
« on: August 05, 2019, 02:21:29 AM »
I've installed a couple.  Like 'em.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Another gift from the neighbor
« on: August 03, 2019, 05:24:34 PM »
Looks like it is "bulk" shotgun powder, designed for volume for volume replacement of black.

Neat!

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Colt Automatics / Re: 1911 .22 Pistols
« on: July 28, 2019, 05:48:54 AM »


I have two problems.

1, Which is the best .22 kit in terms of reliability and accuracy ?

2, It also depends what's available here in Spain ?

The Bullseye guys and gals think highly of the Marvel and Nelson units.

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Colt Automatics / Re: 1911 .22 Pistols
« on: July 27, 2019, 05:18:08 PM »
I've got an Ace conversion unit.  Beautiful looking, but never found it super accurate.  Had to keep the floating chamber clean for it to run IIRC.

Also have an Advantage Arms conversion that's on semi-permanent loan to a friend with three young daughters.

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The link in this thread didn't work for me, but I was able to hit the donate button on the front page.  That did work.  Weird.

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I'm in for 4 tickets.

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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Hello from Kentucky
« on: July 06, 2019, 04:32:51 PM »
Welcome!

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