Ye Olde DY Clube recently contacted Mike116 for ground-draggin' holsters.
In his reply telegraph, Mike cautioned "GUNS N BARLS OFDIF THRED PITCH STOP". After a bit of discussion, Ye Really Olde Clube Members, Senile Section, concluded that might make a "simple barrel swap" a potential problem. Here is the link for more information:http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5862.msg92869.html#msg92869
There was a mad rush to Ye Olde Armourettee with rulers and wrenches. The 5.5" SS was found, but the 8" frame and 12" barrel were nowhere to be seen.
The scribe woke up, grumbled that the stage had not arrived with the 8", and the 12" was still being hammered on by Giuseppe Pietta back at his forge in Italy.
"Mebbe here late August or so."
After several rounds of Ye Olde Rotte Gutte, it was motioned and seconded that all recently-made Stainless Steel frames and barrels ought, by common sense, to be common pitch, oughtn't they? An ammendment was offered that if Ye Olde DY Clube can get the parts apart, and can find somebody who can count higher than fingers and toes, and the threads don't count the same, and that no matter how many wrenches are applied, the parts won't fit, then be it resolved that the DY Clube should sue the Eye Talian Subs for screwing with the threads.
No vote was taken because the Scribe fell asleep again.
Meeting was adjourned, pending the arrival of the stage.