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Re: A Sharps
« Reply #90 on: November 24, 2018, 02:19:45 PM »
several companies have offered brass  for sharps over the years   jut google them.
even though not authentic carry a 5/16 ram rod  to remove a stuck cartridge     it happens

back in the day Originals were made of a rubber based compound

Smith cartridges were rubber. I never heard of rubber or brass cartridges used in paper cutter Sharps but that doesn't mean anything.
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Re: A Sharps
« Reply #91 on: November 24, 2018, 03:07:26 PM »
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« Reply #92 on: November 24, 2018, 07:13:10 PM »

And they're thick as hell and only hold about 50 grains of powder.
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Re: A Sharps
« Reply #93 on: November 25, 2018, 02:41:37 AM »
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Re: A Sharps
« Reply #94 on: November 25, 2018, 10:35:59 AM »
Have ordered a 54 ringtail mold. Some enthusiast had LEE made a few runs of them according to the original specs so...

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« Reply #95 on: December 20, 2018, 05:55:02 PM »
Ah.
Ringtails. To weigh 51o when out of pure lead,i added tin here (and dumped them straight into water) which made these end up at rather sharp 500.
Time to load up some brass.  (T^
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Re: A Sharps
« Reply #96 on: December 24, 2018, 06:23:31 PM »
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Re: A Sharps
« Reply #97 on: December 24, 2018, 07:54:00 PM »
Awesomous!
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« Reply #98 on: December 27, 2018, 03:38:16 AM »
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Re: A Sharps
« Reply #99 on: May 10, 2020, 07:55:36 PM »
Came to not use this rifle as much due to blowby.
..which got me thinking.

So. I rearranged the Conant setup a tad and voila!
Indeed even the color of the primer pocket changed,to a greyish white. Within..chalk white,telling us of way better efficiency.


So what´s currently up is sort of a revival. Gun all of a sudden gets used,a LOT,and performs accordingly.

I´ll be sure to post some range results for ya.
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« Reply #100 on: May 24, 2020, 05:41:33 PM »
Ok.
Sort of a brief update then. The rifle has now had approx 200 more booms and all that can be said is that..it runs like a damn locomotive. That simple.

Extraction of a spent cartridge is rather simple by the means of a screwdriver blade,but..kind of turns boring after a while.. So i´m going to take a long good hard look at the extractor for the 1874 model.

If there´s anyone of our members with such a cartridge Sharps that could post a few pics of how it´s installed and works i´d absolutely love it.  ])M
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