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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Chainfire event.
« Last post by necessaryevil on Today at 01:00:54 PM »
Mould handles of the type LEE sells give good heat protection, especially when used with welding gloves. All of my moulds have these, I suffer no problems.
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Wads/lubes/Cleaning / Re: Grits for filler above powder?
« Last post by Omnivore on Today at 12:45:25 PM »
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We shot at 25 and 50 yards off hand and the 10 ring was 3 1/2". You're not gonna shoot very many 100's if your gun only shoots 4 to 5" off a rest.

Impressive.  Shooting 100 at 25 is pretty darned good, but at fifty, on a 3.5" ten ring, that's simply amazing!
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Chainfire event.
« Last post by Omnivore on Today at 12:36:35 PM »
This should go in the "Chainfire Log" section of this forum.

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Ill fitting ball and poor powder discipline combined with no sort of barrier probably accounts for most cook offs and maybe all of them.  There’s an open track to the charges if those chambers aren’t sealed, somehow or other and certainly there’s no shortage of spark.

I agree.  Most likely the poor casting combined with lack of wad or lube.

A mold MUST be hot before it can make good castings, and so you need a way to deal with that heat before you start.  I've used the leather gloves, but even those are inadequate for a mold of the correct temperature.  Some sort of handle extension is called for, or insulating scales on the handles.  That, or relegate the display mold to it's intended purpose of sitting in the case and looking good, and get a modern design mold.  I truly wonder how they coped with that little, all-metal design back in the day.  I assume that they too settled for poor castings.  I suppose that with the right ladle, one could "force pressurize" the mold cavity and this get away with using a mold at below its ideal operating temperature.
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Wads/lubes/Cleaning / Re: Grits for filler above powder?
« Last post by G Dog on Today at 12:30:49 PM »
…  last I checked, corn meal was cheaper than BP.  :)

Not if you happen to be using Black MZ at the time.   ])M
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General Discussion / Re: Thanks to Polish Cappers
« Last post by G Dog on Today at 12:27:07 PM »
My own TC and Traditions straight-line cappers have been working very well over the years, thank you.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Chainfire event.
« Last post by G Dog on Today at 12:21:28 PM »
The only two meaningful questions regarding chain fires are how & why.  None have happened to me, so far.  I saw one once at an outdoor range many years ago.  A loud and obnoxious fellow there was sloppily overloading a brass .44 with no wad and no lube and the first shot lit him up.  He dropped the gun and yelled.  Poor form - he wasn’t hurt at all.  A twenty-two-caliber sort of guy, I thought at the time.

Ill fitting ball and poor powder discipline combined with no sort of barrier probably accounts for most cook offs and maybe all of them.  There’s an open track to the charges if those chambers aren’t sealed, somehow or other and certainly there’s no shortage of spark.
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Pocket Remingtons and Derringers / Re: Reaming A .31 Pocket
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 09:48:14 AM »
Hi Jim, nice!! Thanks for posting that photo. I wish I could afford to own originals.

Regards,
Richard
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Chainfire event.
« Last post by Hawg on Today at 08:08:25 AM »
])M I am assuming you are OK, you didn't mention any injuries. Was there damage  to the firearm?

Not likely since the only round with any pressure behind it is the one that goes down the barrel. The rest just go a few yards and drop.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: dry firing ?
« Last post by HardlyD on Today at 08:05:04 AM »
Ditto on the aquarium tubing.  Works fine and takes awhile to wear out.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Chainfire event.
« Last post by Sooty Barrels on Today at 07:30:25 AM »
 ])M I am assuming you are OK, you didn't mention any injuries. Was there damage  to the firearm?
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