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Offline DD4lifeusmc

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Re: BP long guns
« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2013, 08:41:19 PM »
DD4lifeusmc,
Haven't shot it yet, but will go for Swiss No2, in both plastic and brass cartridges. I turn my cartridges out myself in a lathe.
Just did some reading on the smith carbine. Looks like I just got to have one to compliment my Sharps.
Where are you buying brass full load cases from?
Going to plan on ordering one within the next 30 days, but I want access to the brass first.
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Offline Len

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Re: BP long guns
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2013, 04:00:43 PM »
"Quote DD4lifeusmc
Where are you buying brass full load cases from?"

I don't buy them. I make them myself, out of brass rods I get from the scrap yard.

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Re: BP long guns
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2013, 04:16:21 PM »
I had an original Gallagher carbine in excellent shape; bore was shiny bright. Only thing wrong was the saddle ring and bar were missing. I traded it to a buddy several years ago. Oh well, I got more than my money I had invested; but it would be worth 2-3 times that now.

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Re: BP long guns
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2013, 04:23:05 PM »
Bad luck! As they say in bonds and shares circles, don't invest in short time issues.

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Re: BP long guns
« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2015, 03:51:16 PM »
Yeah, I need a spring for a Bacon .31 but, like alot of things, it's on hold.
Here's a mold question - the Gallagher shoots .54 bullets.  I use .535 roundballs in the case and that works fine.  But I want to make a mold for the .54 bullet (I can buy one for $110 plus shipping for a single cavity).
So, the Gallagher bullet goes from .515 at the base (inside the case for 1/4" or so) up to .540.  I was thinking of buying a .54 bullet mold and reducing the base by using a spacer of some kind.  Would that work?

Nice job on that mold.

Over 35 years ago I bought a Lee Improved Minie Mold for my Erma Gallagher.  .533" diameter minie fits and fires OK, but the roundballs give Much better accuracy. 

...35 years later, I've still got a quantity of the Lee minie's & they work great in my .54 cal. Investarms 1:48" rifles.  Accuracy is close to that of the super-accurate RB's.

While the original Gallaghers may have run just fine with heavier projectiles, the replica barrel is significantly different.  IMO, it's a waste of time and money to use anything other than RB's in the Erma Gallagher.