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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by Kaeto on Today at 08:20:56 AM »
For giving him fresher and better food than his troops.
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no google etc

according to legend  why did General Lee  scold his cook?
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Ruger Old Army (ROA) / Re: dang...
« Last post by Dellbert on Today at 07:32:32 AM »
I've been looking for another full size ROA.









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Ruger Old Army (ROA) / Re: Ruger "Customer No-Service Dept."
« Last post by Dellbert on Today at 07:11:22 AM »
Thanks for the info Boomstick, use all I can get.
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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Load lever link pin - Pietta '58 NMA
« Last post by B. P. Roscoe on August 20, 2017, 12:45:00 PM »
For what it is worth, I have made many gun (and other) pins out of non-galvanized finishing or box nails by cutting off the head, chucking it in a drill press (or hand-held drill) and then holding a file to the nail shank until it fits.  I always put a slight taper to it, so it tightens as it is inserted.
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BPC Conversions / Re: Howell .45 ACP
« Last post by Hewy on August 20, 2017, 10:07:31 AM »
Antique, thanks for your observations . I did want to gradually approach conversion. 
Now I know it would be the right starting point, as the cylinder can be machined to accept 45 Colt.
I do cast, and have hundreds of 45 ACP brass plus a die set.
Fouling is not a concern,ha.... compared to shooting C&B which is not a very clean endeavor .
I do like your 44 approach.
Hewy
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BPC Conversions / Re: Howell .45 ACP
« Last post by AntiqueSledMan on August 20, 2017, 09:33:30 AM »
Hello Hewy,

The choice of cartridge is just that, a choice. You are looking for pro's @ con's.

The only "con" I can see is the fouling issue with Head-Space & Black Powder.
Maybe the fact of keeping loads separate, I label all my reloads so I don't think that would be an issue.

As far as "pro's", if you have the equipment to load with, it's a go. Not to mention "on hand brass".

With proper shell holder, you could probably load 45 Colt, 45 Schofield, or 45 Cowboy Special with your 45 ACP dies.

If after having a 45 ACP & not really liking it for some reason,
one could probably have it re-chambered for 45 Colt at a later time.

You know I chose the 44 Colt Original and have been obsessed with it ever since.
But that was my choice, even after talking with Hoof (through e-mails)
and ignoring his recommendation to go with a 45 Colt.

What ever you chose, you will make the most of it & have fun.

Good luck, AntiqueSledMan.
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BPC Conversions / Pietta 1851 in .38 Long Colt
« Last post by prof marvel on August 20, 2017, 04:36:10 AM »
Greetings My Dear Netizens -
I have been piddling with the Pietta Navy and the factory .38 LC cartridges, and I have some small insight to share, but no photos yet
as I have to keep it under the radar until Gift Day.

I took a hard wax casting of my Navy barrel, and with dial calipers it appears to be ~ .372-.374 . I will slug it with lead for a more accurate measurement.

The Factory Bullets seem to have driving bands of ~ .361 ( which conforms to their website specs.)

I "assume" the soft lead .361 bullets will bump up, but shooting it next week will tell.

the cylinder chamber mouths readily accept the .372 wax casting, so I will cast some Lee .375 C&B bullets and see how everything fits.  I plan to load those up as "heal based" bullets in some .38 spcl cases, and see if they chamber, fire, and actually exit the barrel LOL.

photos will follow when Mrs Marvel is indisposed.

ys
prof marvel
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BPC Conversions / Re: Howell .45 ACP
« Last post by prof marvel on August 20, 2017, 04:25:28 AM »
Your desire for M1917 revolver I assume, saves a bunch of dollars using your Remington.

BINGO!

yhs
parfl mumble
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BPC Conversions / Re: Howell .45 ACP
« Last post by Hewy on August 19, 2017, 11:13:28 PM »
Your desire for M1917 revolver I assume, saves a bunch of dollars using your Remington.
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