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by TexasMac
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:53 am
ForumCOLON Springfield Trapdoor Rifles
TopicCOLON 1883 Springfield
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 290

Re: 1883 Springfield

I have a 1884 Trapdoor in verified unfired condition with very nice receiver case colors. Based on my knowledge of the rifles mine is worth around $2500 +/-, certainly no less than $2000. An excellent source for info and to check values is the Trapdoor Collectors forum (http://www.trapdoorcollector....
by TexasMac
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:40 am
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON Rifle Cleaning Q's
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 220

Re: Rifle Cleaning Q's

I fully agree with Premod70 comments about cleaning the bore but I do clean the action a couple of times a year. The following is my technique, which does not require disassembly of the receiver/action: Cleaning and lubricating the action is relatively easy with spray cleaners and lubricants. Disass...
by TexasMac
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:44 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Declicking a Fecker or Unertl
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 668

Re: Declicking a Fecker or Unertl

With the Fecker a small drill one size larger than the detent to cut the detent away could also work and a ball bearing under the former detent hole for the clicks when and if needed. The Unertls may require a little more study. Another excellent idea. Thanks. Wayne Thank you Wayne, if you ever run...
by TexasMac
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:55 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Declicking a Fecker or Unertl
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 668

Re: Declicking a Fecker or Unertl

Premod70 wroteCOLON
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:57 pm
With the Fecker a small drill one size larger than the detent to cut the detent away could also work and a ball bearing under the former detent hole for the clicks when and if needed. The Unertls may require a little more study.
Another excellent idea. Thanks.

Wayne
by TexasMac
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:15 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Declicking a Fecker or Unertl
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 668

Re: Declicking a Fecker or Unertl

Brent,

Very innovative solution especially since it does not require permanent modifications. I'm sending you another PM.

Regards,
Wayne
by TexasMac
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:21 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Declicking a Fecker or Unertl
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 668

Re: Declicking a Fecker or Unertl

Brent,

Fecker mounts are more significantly more complicated to de-click than Unertl's. I just sent you a PM.

Wayne
by TexasMac
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:44 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Are my cases ruined?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2120

Re: Are my cases ruined?

I deprime at the match & drop my cases in a water & soap solution that has been used many times, so it's already black from black powder residue. Although I normally clean them within a few days I've let them soak for up to a couple of weeks in the solution prior to cleaning in a tumbler with cerami...
by TexasMac
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:27 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON New casting pots with built-in PID controllers
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1946

Re: New casting pots with built-in PID controllers

Guys, If you subscribe to The Single Shot Exchange Magazine you can ignore this post since the article was just published in the most recent June 2018 edition. Otherwise, if you’re interested in a detailed evaluation of the RCBS Easy Melt casting furnace, click on the following link: http://www.texa...
by TexasMac
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:16 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Sensitivity of Black Powder to Static Discharge
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 900

Sensitivity of Black Powder to Static Discharge

Guys, If you subscribe to The Single Shot Exchange Magazine and had a chance to read the April issue, you’ve most likely read the article titled, Sensitivity to Black Powder to Static Discharge. If you don’t get the magazine and are interested in reading the article, you can access it by clicking on...
by TexasMac
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:16 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON New casting pots with built-in PID controllers
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1946

New casting pots with built-in PID controllers

Some of you may have seen my article titled, Casting with a PID Controller, that was recently published in The Single Shot Exchange Magazine and also posted on my website. It was submitted a few months ago and is already outdated since both RCBS and Lyman have recently introduced new casting furnace...
by TexasMac
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:19 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Best companies/gunsmiths to work for specializing in BPCR?
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1547

Re: Best companies/gunsmiths to work for specializing in BPCR?

I thought I saw an add from Lee Shaver recently for a gunsmith . You would learn a lot about old guns working for him . Arnie, Apparently jhawes71 (John Hawes) got the job working for Lee Shaver. He's already published a couple of articles in The Single Shot Exchange Magazine discussing his "Appren...
by TexasMac
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:46 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Article on .40-65 Win. Die Sets
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 587

Article on .40-65 Win. Die Sets

Hello all, I just posted an article titled, All .40-65 Winchester Die Sets Are Not Equal. If you’re considering a new or used rifle in the caliber you may be interested in the subject matter. It was published in the recent January edition of The Single Shot Exchange Magazine. If you’re not a subscri...
by TexasMac
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:41 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Using hotplate to preheat mould
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 923

Re: Using hotplate to preheat mould

Hey Wayne/TexasMac, I noticed in you picture that you have a RCBS furnace. Do you use this to ladle or bottom pour? I use a dip/ladle for BPCR & bottom pour for handgun bullets. There’s no way to get the consistency I require for BPCR using the bottom pour. Also the bottom pour sure makes it easy t...
by TexasMac
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:11 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Replacing scope crosshairs
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 331

Replacing scope crosshairs

I just finished replacing fine crosshairs in a 10X Fecker scope (very similar to a Unertl). It was a pain working with wire that thin and fragile but I got’er done. Rather than send the scope off & wait several weeks to a few months, I figured I’d replace the crosshairs myself & also save the expens...