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by George Babits
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:57 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON SOLD
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 2062

Re: 38-55 Shiloh Sharps NICE!!

PM sent

George
Salmon, Idaho
by George Babits
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:14 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON bottom pouring... Bad?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 2503

Re: bottom pouring... Bad?

I ladle cast for a long time when I started out casting. About 40 years ago I went to bottom pour and I wouldn't go back to ladle pouring for anything. I cast bullets from 115 to 550 grains with the bottom pour with many different alloys. My first bottom pour was a Lee "production pot." that didn't ...
by George Babits
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:52 am
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON duplex load 45 -70
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 2334

Re: duplex load 45 -70

I don't know about using 2400, but it should be OK. The 2400 burn rate is just a skosh quicker than 4759 and I have been using 7g of 4759 for many years as a "kicker" in my duplex load with 57g of Fg GOEX and the 420 grain flat nose bullet (it's a 45-70). Has never given me any trouble. Rifle is an ...
by George Babits
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:25 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON bp loaded cartridges
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2182

Re: bp loaded cartridges

My first black powder cartridge rifle was a "factory reconditioned" Argentine Remington rolling block ($14.95). I bouught 200 rounds of original 43 Spanish ammunition for $5/100 and 90% of them went off just fine. That ammunition would have had to been at least 70 years old. I was also shooting my g...
by George Babits
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:55 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Triple seven inconsistency
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 4321

Re: Triple seven inconsistency

GADZOOKS!! Last time I got powder from the Maine Powder House it was only about $14 shipped to Idaho. Looks like it has gone up $7/pound in the last 4 years. Guess that is because there is no inflation. I think the Main Powder House is closed now, but there are a couple of other suppliers that just ...
by George Babits
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:27 pm
ForumCOLON Maynard Rifles
TopicCOLON Movie Maynards
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 13709

Movie Maynards

A few years ago I was watching an old Bonanza episode and there was a Maynard Carbine in it. No-one ever used it, just took it off the rack and opened and closed it. That was all. A few evenings ago we were watching an old Gary Cooper movie, "Friendly Persuasion" and one of the boys went off to join...
by George Babits
Tue May 03, 2016 7:43 am
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON Bore dimensions Shiloh 38-55
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1892

Re: Bore dimensions Shiloh 38-55

Just give Shiloh a call and ask them. I'm pretty sure they make all their own barrels.

George
Salmon, Idaho
by George Babits
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:59 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Model 92 Winchester parts
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1612

Re: Model 92 Winchester parts

Thanks, Thanks; I've sent him an email. Looks like he is geared toward Rossie but the extractor "looks" about the same. Maybe he'll know if it fits. Price is 2X what one for the current production Japchester '92 is though. I've talked to the JapChester/Browning people a couple of times. First time t...
by George Babits
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:46 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Model 92 Winchester parts
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1612

Model 92 Winchester parts

Anybody know where I can get an ejector for a 44 caliber Moldel 1892? Looks like all the sources I know of are out of stock. That includes Numerich (last resort), Weismans, and Homestead. Might the parts frm the new JapChecter Model '92 fit? They probably wouldn't sell one even if they did. George
by George Babits
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:16 pm
ForumCOLON Sharps Rifles
TopicCOLON Orig 1859 Sharps Value Help!
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1873

Re: Orig 1859 Sharps Value Help!

Sounds like everyone is happy Bob, and that's what counts. Glad that I could help as well as make your acquaintence.

George
by George Babits
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:53 pm
ForumCOLON Sharps Rifles
TopicCOLON Orig 1859 Sharps Value Help!
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1873

Re: Orig 1859 Sharps Value Help!

It would be extemely difficult to put a value on something like this without seeing it. From what you describe, it sounds like a "Meacham Sharps." These were put together after the Sharps Rifle Company folded and built in the early 1880s. The 3/4" dovetails are a bit scarey though as that is much la...
by George Babits
Sun May 10, 2015 7:55 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Removing a barrel liner
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 5272

Re: Removing a barrel liner

Keith,

We've strayed from the topic!! I sent you a PM.

George
by George Babits
Sun May 10, 2015 7:30 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Removing a barrel liner
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 5272

Re: Removing a barrel liner

Hi Keith, Wow; I've been owning and chasing Land Rovers for 50 years and that was a new one on me. I don't even recall seeing the Pickford Station Wgon in The Land Rover book. I've got a 1967 109 station wagon which I've had since 1978. I think that was the 3rd or 4th Land Rover for me. Good luck on...
by George Babits
Sat May 09, 2015 8:01 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Removing a barrel liner
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 5272

Re: Removing a barrel liner

Keith,

If you are going to have it relined to the original caliber just drill it out. Keep it simple.

But - - - what the heck kind of a hermorphiditic top is that on the Series I Land Rover??

George
Salmon, Idaho
by George Babits
Thu May 07, 2015 11:41 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON Looking for 30-40 brass
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 2199

Re: Looking for 30-40 brass

Just as an "aside" and depending on your intended use of the 30-40 brass, you can easilly use 303 British brass in the 30-40. Simply set the shoulder back with your full length sizing die. The brass comes out a little short, a little less than 0.1" but seems to work for me. I've tried it with cast b...