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Breechloaders / Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Last post by Racing on Today at 07:08:01 PM »
Very actually.
Fireformed brass that lacks its "bottom". This being replaced with a piece to work as primer holder/fixture AND will let go of cartridge upon firing.
Ergo,not a gastight cartridge.

Flipside though is that the brass that´d work for a Chassepot would be the 460....aaaaaaaaaaaand thus is price wise goes to hell in a handbasket in a hurry.
It´d be a million times more economical to just turn the things out of solid brass in such a case on a CNC and be done with it already.
As the brass can be reused to hearts content really....one time outlay.
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"Brand-X" / i'm seeing a connection.......
« Last post by Cross Plains Drifter on Today at 06:54:42 PM »
was over at my Grandmothers old house going through a few old things with a cousin ( Nanny passed away in '98) and came across this old toy from when I was a kid..........on close inspection I realized, it's an ASM !! cap-gun

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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: A range day with Signor Uberti
« Last post by necessaryevil on Today at 03:37:34 PM »
A nice easy to score target round.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: A range day with Signor Uberti
« Last post by Omnivore on Today at 03:18:29 PM »
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There are some black patches on that target. Expand the photo and have a closer look.

Hah!  My bad.  I was looking at the patches and seeing nice wadcutter holes.  Maybe I need glasses...  Thanks for clearing up that mystery, which was founded in my stupidity!  Now it's bloody obvious what I'm looking at.

Yeah, those round ball holes look just like all the round ball holes I've seen.

THAT BEING SAID, I am working on a swaging die set, the idea behind which is to make a nice, sharp, 90 degree wadcutter shoulder on, get this;  a Lead, Heeled, Ball-Nosed, Hollow Base, SemiWadCutter HolloPoint (LHBNHBSWCHP) bullet, and I bet it will cut some real clean holes (once I get it finished and running).
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At The Range / Re: range mishap
« Last post by Omnivore on Today at 03:00:01 PM »
"Range" and "Mishap" are not good words to see in that arrangement.  I'm glad no one and no property was hurt.

#11s are made to fit larger nipples and will only be worse if the 10s are loose.

I have, many times, upheld the Treso nipples with Remington #10s as **The Perfect Fit**.  I've equipped 8 or 10 revolvers with Tresos, from a pocket model Colt, to Navy and Army models of Remington and Colt design, Uberti and Pietta, to the Colt Walker, and never have I had that loose fit problem you describe.  I wonder if either Remington or Treso, is letting enough dimensional tolerance by to make the issue of "stacking tolerances" (as we call it in manufacturing) come to bite you (one batch of maximum tolerance-sized caps mated with one batch of minimum tolerance-sized nipples).  That or you got a tin of 11s shipped in a tin that's labeled #10?  11s in a 10 tin.

I've used the hammer to seat caps more than a few times (before I got the Tresos installed) and never had that happen.  I had always thought you'd need to let the hammer drop accidentally, at least a little way, before that could ever happen.  At least one member here has said he's crushed caps in a vice without ever igniting them, and the assertions on the internets of Algore that a cap CANNOT ignite by pressure alone, but needs IMPACT, are ubiquitous.

Well; live and learn, as the saying goes.  No harm no foul, don't let it happen again, and everybody walks away intact.

With the Treso/Rem 10 combo, I never "seat" caps.  Slip em on with a little push from the capping tool, they stay on, and they fire.

Don't bother with the 11s.  They’ll be extra loose.

It's good to know that you’ve found a nice accurate load.

Also; I usually see the Tresos advertized as being made to fit "#11 caps".  I do not understand why they say that, other than maybe Treso was using as their standard a brand of cap unlike the brands that I've used.  Possibly a CCI #11 would fit it OK, as CCI tend to fit tighter than Remingtons.  Haven't tried CCI in ages, having no reason to quit using Rem 10s.
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At The Range / Re: range mishap
« Last post by Yolla Bolly Brad on Today at 12:33:09 PM »
You might want to type up a nastygram and send it to that video. I'm always cautious when capping a percussion revolver, being careful to keep it pointed in a safe direction and keep my hands away from the barrel/cylinder gap.
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At The Range / Re: range mishap
« Last post by Fingers McGee on Today at 10:57:03 AM »
I use #10 Remington caps on all my C&B revolvers, regardless of make or model revolver or brand of nipple. 
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: A range day with Signor Uberti
« Last post by necessaryevil on Today at 10:04:14 AM »
I've never once seen a round ball cut a clean hole.  Only wadcutters do that.  Interesting.  I can only assume that during the seating process the chamber and rammer are forming a de facto wadcutter shoulder onto the ball.  My guns don't do that.

They are pretty clean holes, but nothing like .38 spl wadcutters. There are some black patches on that target. Expand the photo and have a closer look.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: A range day with Signor Uberti
« Last post by Omnivore on Today at 09:48:05 AM »
I've never once seen a round ball cut a clean hole.  Only wadcutters do that.  Interesting.  I can only assume that during the seating process the chamber and rammer are forming a de facto wadcutter shoulder onto the ball.  My guns don't do that.
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Donations / Re: Potential Forum Crisis
« Last post by Smokey on Today at 08:14:22 AM »
Much gratitude to the ones who helped.

I am working to insure that this type of thing will not happen again.

The objective was to meet the immediate need. This has been surpassed.

Any surplus will be used to help purchase yearly hosting, so this will not happen again.

And if there is extra money left, it can be used to purchase ssl certificates, which will increase forum security.
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