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Offline Yolla Bolly Brad

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Re: Removing safety pins, facing recoil surfaces
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2019, 01:28:46 PM »
   I do run across the loose pin or missing pin (both pins on a couple of occasions!) now and then and rather than use my good drill bits ( good reason maybe to keep old ones! .  .  .  hmmm) 
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No need to chop up drill bits to make pins Mike. "Drill rod" is available in one to three foot lengths from industrial supply places like McMaster. It's typically soft tool steel precisely ground to drill sizes, (fraction, number, letter or metric). Don't confuse it with drill or reamer blanks, they are harder then Kelsey's nuts.
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Re: Removing safety pins, facing recoil surfaces
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2019, 05:30:03 PM »
Thank you for your responses guys.  I really appreciate your views and help on this. 

I too “feel“ that these guns should be optimized as much as practicality and circumstance will allow.  That - but at the same time not going emo over matters that don‘t necessarily warrant it.  I’ll order a pin or two from VTI just to have available while I think this over.   In the mean time I’ll continue to use the gun.  It’s a smooth shooter and as accurate and fun as any pistol I own.  I used to have real reservations about brassers generally but this Griswold taught me that fifteen grains can sometimes be as much fun as any full-house load.

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Re: Removing safety pins, facing recoil surfaces
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2019, 07:39:30 PM »
Thanks Brad. I get a couple of things from McMaster Carr already, I'll have to look into some drill rod next order!

Sounds good G Dog. Main thing is have fun!!

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Re: Removing safety pins, facing recoil surfaces
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2019, 12:09:26 PM »
Thank you for your responses guys.  I really appreciate your views and help on this. 

I too “feel“ that these guns should be optimized as much as practicality and circumstance will allow.  That - but at the same time not going emo over matters that don‘t necessarily warrant it.  I’ll order a pin or two from VTI just to have available while I think this over.   In the mean time I’ll continue to use the gun.  It’s a smooth shooter and as accurate and fun as any pistol I own.  I used to have real reservations about brassers generally but this Griswold taught me that fifteen grains can sometimes be as much fun as any full-house load.

Many thanks.

Ya know, G...my Pietta .44 Navy brasser gets more palm time than any of my other BP guns, even if just while watching westerns on TV. So smooth, perfect timing and lock up, light hammer pull...what's not to like? Full house loads are overrated anyway, IMHO.
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Re: Removing safety pins, facing recoil surfaces
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2019, 03:50:40 PM »
Full house loads are overrated anyway, IMHO.

No they're not  )L$ I tried to convince myself that 15 grains out of my G&G was the .22 of the bp world  but it didn't work.
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Re: Removing safety pins, facing recoil surfaces
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2019, 11:41:32 AM »
Full house loads are overrated anyway, IMHO.

No they're not  )L$ I tried to convince myself that 15 grains out of my G&G was the .22 of the bp world  but it didn't work.

I think you can do 20gr out of a .44 brasser without over-stressing the frame. I've even shot 25 but not as a steady diet.
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Re: Removing safety pins, facing recoil surfaces
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2019, 01:52:29 PM »
Full house loads are overrated anyway, IMHO.

No they're not  )L$ I tried to convince myself that 15 grains out of my G&G was the .22 of the bp world  but it didn't work.

I think you can do 20gr out of a .44 brasser without over-stressing the frame. I've even shot 25 but not as a steady diet.

I'm gun shy pardon the pun but I almost ruined a .36 Remington with 25 grain loads and it didn't take many of them and of course my G&G is a .36 so I'm scairt.
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