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Old 01-03-2012, 08:59 PM
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Jim, thanks for the sight adjustment lesson as I have 2 pre war guns. Dick, the grips will go out tomorrow. My wife spent most of the day in emergency today and I couldn't make it to the post office. She's OK, she had severe pain and they couldn't figure it out. The youngest son was with her today and he's an emergency room Doctor. She was in good hands. Larry
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How's your wife by now? OK, I hope!
I received the stocks, today. They're great! I put them on one of my 28s. A no dash that is sort of my regular shooter. Thanks again, I really like them! I have them on four different guns, now!
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Dick, glad you like the grips. They look good on the 28, they should be happy at their new home. Wifes doing better, seemed the pain was less every day. I like the K Herrets for double action. Larry
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I bought a pair for my K-38 back in the mid 60s. Don't know what gun they're on now without digging through all of them. I gave the princly sum of $11.00 new, back then! Steve Herrett was alive then.
Have got to shoot several times in the last few days! We had 75, today! In January!
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75 would be nice, glad it was nice shooting weather. It'll be abt 40 on Sat, I'll be shooting in the cold. We'll be out there around 9am and the temp will only be abt 32. Better then a warm day at work, Larry
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Brrrrrr! Hope the wind doesn't blow!
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I'm bummed, went all the way out there and its deer season with muzzle loader. The ranges are closed for safety. Larry
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That's too bad! How far do you have to go?
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It was a 70 minute drive one way. Took a friend and his son to see the property before he joins the club. Figured if we drove that far, we should take something to shoot. When I saw some of the members walking with muzzle loaders I realized it was the late deer season. OOPS. Oh well, he wants to join. It was abt 44 degrees, not bad. Larry
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Before we moved to the farm, about 32 years ago, I had to drive to a gun club about 5 miles north of town. The first chance we got, we laid out a 100 yard range in the shelterbelt right behind where we were building our new house! I also designed a special room in the basement for reloading and a gun safe. It's seen a ton of use with my four sons and three grandsons! Plus many friends!
You can see the pile of logs I use for a backstop at 25 yards in the pic.
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Dick,

That's just a beautiful thing!

I know lots'a forum members have their own ranges. I live in a suburban neighborhood. We have to go under ground from our basement loading rooms, usually in 25 yards of 3 ft concrete culvert with the target on a pulley.
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Nice range Dick. We talk abt downsizing since the kids are gone. She says we should buy something where I could shoot in the back. Shootable land is harder to find convenient for us where we work. Most rural towns wouldn't say nothing shooting .22's but it all depends who you're neighbors are. I often considered going underground also like Jim mentioned. Wouldn't be overwelmingly expensive and I really don't want the hassle of moving again. I'll quit the club mentioned when I can't hunt the birds anymore. Finding a close 100 yd range would make me happy at that point. Larry
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I still thank my parents for buying this place, even though they've been gone for nearly 20 years! I've lived in cities and don't like it.
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When sending in a cylinder to the factory for re-bluing, do they mark it in some way to show that it has been re-blued?
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I recall from threads on this forum that they no longer do, not even if the entire gun is re-blued.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:14 PM
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That's what I thought! I had a cylinder for a Mod. 28 re-blued and couldn't find a mark on it. I'm getting ready to send one in off my Chopped Mod. 27. Chopped 27-2
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That's what I thought! I had a cylinder for a Mod. 28 re-blued and couldn't find a mark on it. I'm getting ready to send one in off my Chopped Mod. 27. Chopped 27-2
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What do they charge to re-blue a cylinder?

That's a nice shooter you have there. Looks like your sight has a 'quick remove' front blade so you could easily have more adjustment range on the rear sight for different loads.

I know what you mean about the barrel crown. Every detail has to be stated before the work is done or else it leaves too many decisions up to the gunsmith.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:03 PM
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Jim,
$80, plus shipping. They really did a good job on my Mod. 28 cylinder!
I had the barrel cut off locally.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:44 PM
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Boy that .38-44 is coming along. I would also give Bowen Arms a try too with the rebluing, they do great work. I bet with some handloads of 170 grain cast #358429 bullets and 12.5 grains of 2400 or so it would group really nicely (my Outdoorsman's favorite load).
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Dave,
The re-blued cylinder is from a Mod. 27. The Outdoorsman is done. That 429 bullet is one of my favorites in all my .38/.357s.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:25 PM
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I'm sending off for my Jinks letter tomorrow! I'll post it when I get it back.
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Heyas all, i dont post much, but hadda say this is a great place to learn Gents like you all are the reason i read all these forum posts, so much knowledge if ya just take the time to read it all Hope 2012 is a great year for ya's all n ya families. Best wishes from Chicago...Mike.
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Hey Dick, I saw this post was back at the top. Have you taken the 38/44 back out to shoot? Sometimes you have to work up a load it likes, some of the old girls are fussy abt what they eat. Be sure to let us know where you're gun went when you get the letter. Check the early revolver section and see my Reg Mag pics. I'm a happy camper. Hope all is well, Larry
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Larry,
I haven't been out to shoot for the last three weeks. I've had a medical thing going on. I'll let you know.
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Hope you're medical thing isn't serious. Don't need complications when it comes to shootin. Larry
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It's a simple basal cell skin cancer on my back, but they're doing a new kind of treatment, instead of surgery. It's kind of like a mixture of battery acid and nuclear dust applied at home at bedtime each night for twenty four days straight! Only four nights to go! By that time either I or it will be dead! The cost of it would have bought a lnib Mod. 27! $800! Hopefully, I'll be all well and back to normal next week!
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Dick, good luck.Tried to be a friend on you're side but wasn't sure how to do it. Just won a CZ Brno SXS sidelock 12 ga on an auction site. Been a good month. Larry
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Thanks, Larry!
The 12 ga. sounds nice! Do you know anyone that would be interested in a Win. Mod. 12 in 16 ga? I have a nice one!
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Well Dick, the treatment should be over. Hope you don't glow in the dark. Hope what you used worked and you went out shootin. Larry
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I'm just waiting for it to heal, now. Until it does, it's hard to get comfortable in bed or in an easy chair. The doc doesn't want it covered with a bandage of any kind. It's been 3 days. I'll know more in another 3 or 4. Don't go back to the doc until the 6th. Thanks for asking!
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I did get out to the range, yesterday! 73 and light breeze! I took the Outdoorsman and the Chopped Mod. 27-2. I was concentrating on heavy loads of 2400 with the 172 gr. Keith bullet. Both guns performed up to expectations! I used 10 grains in the 38/44 and 12 grains in the 27.
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Nice group with the ODman., they shoot so nice. You're chopped 27 is a nice gun also, I followed that thread when you posted it. I'll be on vacation next week so I won't be on till Sat Mar. 3rd. I'll be on a westrn Caribbean cruise, can't wait. Keep shooting till I get back, Larry
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Hi Dick, I'm back. Had a great time. How did you're treatment work? Did it clear up? Hope you worked some more with the 38/44. Larry
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It's lookin' good, Larry!
It won't be clear done 'til next week, but it looks to be healing fine! Thanks for asking. Glad they didn't keep you down there! Sounds like those cruises are getting risky!
Haven't fired the Outdoorsman anymore. Been shooting the chopped Mod. 27 with heavy loads of 2400 and the 172 Keith bullet, 358429! Cast and sized another 100 of them today, too.
Glad you're back!
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You're chopped 27 is a cool gun. What do you use to lube the cast bullets with? Is there a lube that doesn't need a press of some sort? I need to cast some bullets for a Martini Rifle at .318 and was hoping to just jiggle them in a can with some lube. Larry
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You're chopped 27 is a cool gun. What do you use to lube the cast bullets with? Is there a lube that doesn't need a press of some sort? I need to cast some bullets for a Martini Rifle at .318 and was hoping to just jiggle them in a can with some lube. Larry
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Yes you can, it's one of the oldest ways to lube bullets. Pick any lube that you can heat to a liquified state. Stand the bullets on their bases in a shallow pan, then pour in the lube to depth just above the lube groove in the bullets. Once the lube solidifies, use a slightly over expanded case with the case head cut off and 'cookie cut' the bullets out of the lube. Each one will push the preceding bullet up and out of the case.

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Jim's right.
That's the way I lubed bullets when I first started casting, back in the early '60s! Better yet, Lee sells a setup that will lube bullets just like you describe. It comes with a plastic container that you put the bullets in. Then you put in the prescribed amount of their thin bullet lube and shake it all up. The only thing that I would do extra is wipe the excess lube of the bases before it hardens and before you load them. Lots of guys lube that way.
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Thank you gentlemen for the answers. Just loaded some 32 HBWC for my new pistol when its done. Andy had the gun for a month and I don't want to be surprised when he calls to pick it up. Hope its done by May 12th for the NE Ohio bunch I have, it will make a good display. WOW, went from 80-85 deg weather in the Caribbean to snow and 30 deg. It only gets worse tomorrow when I go to work. Jim, do you have a basement range? Larry
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Thank you gentlemen for the answers. Just loaded some 32 HBWC for my new pistol when its done. Andy had the gun for a month and I don't want to be surprised when he calls to pick it up. Hope its done by May 12th for the NE Ohio bunch I have, it will make a good display. WOW, went from 80-85 deg weather in the Caribbean to snow and 30 deg. It only gets worse tomorrow when I go to work. Jim, do you have a basement range? Larry
I wish! Some friends do however. And I'm 15 minutes from the range and we can shoot year 'round here in the Central Valley. I've been known to shoot in my garage for function testing however.
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Hi Jim, some where in some of the past discussions I thought you mentioned a basement range. If not too costly, I would consider one in the cellar. I live in a no firearms discharge city but if the local police said OK, it would work out great. I would need some ideas on how to build it. Still talking on down sizing and that would be better. Not sure I want to move again. Dick hows the chopped 27 shooting? Larry
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Larry,
I haven't been out to shoot for several days. I've got quite a bit done in the gunroom the last couple days! I've emptied my Thumler's Tumbler and sized some .41 Magnum brass from it. I've also cast over 150 - 358429 and 150 - 153 gr. RCBS SW. All work that I always put off! Go to the Doc, tomorrow to see what he thinks about my progress. I think it's going to be positive!
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Hey Dick, how'd it go with the doc visit? I'm sure it went well. This week is tough after a good vacation. Larry
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Larry,
Great! He's going to watch it for a couple more months, but thinks it will be fine!
Thanks, Larry!
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Glad you're on the road to recovery. Tomorrow nite I get my C-Pap to sleep with. Did a sleep study 2 weeks ago and I was told that if someone quit breathing 20 times, they put you on the C-Pap they had in the room you sleep in. Well, abt 2 am the door opens and the girl had a hose to hook me up to the machine. Guess I quit breathing, huh? She laughed and hooked me up. I hope that I feel rested when I start using it. I'm always tired. Larry
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My wife has a cousin that uses one of those. She say it's helped her rest a lot!
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Well, my first nite was not good. I have a beard and the mask didn't seal well. Finally took it off abt 5am to sleep. Trimmed the beard and slept better last nite. The youngest son is an emergency room doctor and he said it'll be abt 2 weeks to get used to it. I feel not so tired today, hope it gets better. Larry
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Larry,
I hope your sleep machine works better for you down the road!
We had 83 here, today! So I took the Outdoorsman out for another test run, today! Before going out I thought I would see if I could do anything for the "too light" trigger. In another post I had read about putting a large pistol primer cup over the end of the mainspring tension screw so it could be tightened more and increase the pressure on the spring, which I thought was supposed to increase the trigger pull? It didn't do any good? I wonder if some one has done an amateur trigger job on it? I don't even know how to tell?
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Sounds like someone may have been inside the gun. Hopefully Hondo will chim in to help you. The dream machine is actually a pain in the ***. I only hope to not feel tired on the future. Its getting easier to sleep with it. Larry
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I would check the trigger rebound spring (trigger return spring), that almost always gets cut or replaced with a trigger job. It's easy to tell if cut, both ends won't look the same. If not cut, my next step would be to replace it with another standard factory spring. If trigger let off is still too light, a heavier than standard spring. I think one of those should work.

Worst scenario, a trigger or hammer replacement but it should not come to that.
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Thanks guys!
I'll have to study that to see if I can do it myself. Tomorrow I need to put the scale on the trigger. Haven't checked that yet.
Going to shoot my 39-2 tomorrow! Thanks for your help!
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