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Offline Wolfgang

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. . . . Some Brass . . . .
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:15:19 PM »
I've got a few Brass Remingtons . . .

The first one I purchased off of Gun Broker . . . Brass Frame '58 Pietta.  See it at  11 oclock in this picture, . . .

http://www.drburkholter.com/cf6.html . . bottom of the page.

And a "shorty" that I made out of a very rough brass ASM that I got as part of a deal on some other stuff.  It's at 9 Oclock in the same picture.

And then I got another Pietta brasser . . . just cuz that first one of mine was "lonely" and need a companion.  It is at 5 Oclock in the picture.

But then, . . . . I figured I needed a long barreled one . . . so got a barrel from VTI gun parts . . and made up this, . . .

http://www.drburkholter.com/cf19.html  I pull that out from under my frock coat and people go  {:(

( note . . the conversion cylinder that is shown in it is for the use of blanks only not live rounds.)
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Re: . . . . Some Brass . . . .
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 09:39:23 PM »
Very nice! I like your approach to "creating" guns you want.
I have done very well with brassers, having owned four Remmies and sold off three of them. They are a darn inexpensive way to get into the hobby, and if you load 'em light (20 grains or less) seem to hold up much better than the screw-in arbor Colt relicas.

 I bought THIS pig-in-a-poke as you see it here for under 50 bucks:



And wound up with THIS a little later, after buying a new cylinder & nipples and spending a few evenings playing:


Unfired, yet!

They are out there. The brassers can be snagged on the auction sites for a little over 100 bucks if you watch & wait. Considering a decent steel-framed Remmy runs 200+, it's not a bad entry-level gun. And, brass is easy to work, blend, shape and polish.
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Re: . . . . Some Brass . . . .
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 10:53:24 PM »
I'd passed up a couple of factory produced long barreled brass ones as I don't care for the long range sights that the put on them.   

And I passed up one steel frame long barreled one by ASM just because I was on a tight budget at the time  (u^  :'(  :(
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Re: . . . . Some Brass . . . .
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 11:09:44 PM »
Well; either you CAN or you CAN'T.
If you only short by $20.00, it might as well be $200.00. Would've been a nice gun to own, but...there will always be another.
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Re: . . . . Some Brass . . . .
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 01:01:23 PM »
Those ALL look great!  {?|
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