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Old February 6, 2014, 10:16 AM   #1826
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Hammer work

Rodwha,

Basically I put the hammers in the vice cross ways and heated up the just the spur with a small oxy/ map gas torch till it was a warm red, I used a small hammer and firmly tapped the spur until it was the shape I wanted. I tried to use the least amount of heat possible as I'm not exactly sure what it would do to the hardening. I let the hammer air cool and then polished out the discoloration. I then took a small V shaped diamond file to clean up the serrations that had been flattened out.

Rodman579, Those are BAD ASS! very, very nice.


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Old February 7, 2014, 04:56 PM   #1827
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Figured I'd ask..what the Hell? I'm looking for a stainless Bisley frame and hammer for my stainless ROA. Anyone willing to part? Send me a PM. Thanks.



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Old February 7, 2014, 10:44 PM   #1828
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Snubbie ROAs.........

TaurusBob : hmmm, changed my mind on that scope thing. A small laser perhaps only, like the ones made for the NAA Companions perhaps. Hah, two of them, yes two, snake eyes Snubbie ! ......now back to the drawing board,.....it never ends........where was I.........
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Old February 24, 2014, 07:39 PM   #1829
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Finally put my pimp grips on.

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Old February 24, 2014, 09:48 PM   #1830
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How is the lever held in place?

Do you actually use the lever to load?

Cool!
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Old February 24, 2014, 11:02 PM   #1831
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Thats a copper loop that swings down to use the lever. Yes I use it, It is easiest to do if you turn your hand so you're using the heel of your palm.
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Old February 25, 2014, 10:06 AM   #1832
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Nice!
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Old February 25, 2014, 02:40 PM   #1833
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If the band were in stainless steel, I'll bet it would look like it came from the factory in that configuration.

Really neat looking gun.
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Old February 25, 2014, 07:19 PM   #1834
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Thats the eventual plan. I did the copper just to see what it would do. I've had it on for about 6 months and its working fine. Stainless is not as easy to work with, so I knocked it out in copper first.
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Old February 25, 2014, 09:40 PM   #1835
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I kinda liked it, though stainless would likely look better.
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Old February 26, 2014, 09:46 AM   #1836
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That is a very nice Pistola you have there. Could you post a few additional pics of the loop set up, that's a very cool idea.

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Old February 27, 2014, 12:23 PM   #1837
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Iím in the process of buying a camera. The picture I posted was with a borrowed one.
Once I get that Iíll get some more posted.
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Old March 3, 2014, 08:38 PM   #1838
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Can I join the club? Just picked this up today as a good shooting companion to my Belgian Colt 1860
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Old March 4, 2014, 03:42 AM   #1839
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Me too, can i be part of the cool guy club?

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Old March 4, 2014, 08:30 AM   #1840
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BowerR64 we might have to bring some life to this group
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Old March 4, 2014, 09:13 AM   #1841
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Ahhh, Finally ! tomorrow my stainless Ruger Old Army .45 should arrive I wanted to join this club when it started but I guess the time wasn't right then. I'll post pictures when I get it Can someone direct me to the site where I can look up the serial number to see what year it was made ?
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Old March 4, 2014, 09:26 AM   #1842
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roa serial #

Just do a search for ruger dates of mfr
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Old March 4, 2014, 11:50 AM   #1843
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Anybody shoot with over 40gr pyrodex in their ROA?
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Old March 4, 2014, 11:56 AM   #1844
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That would be me but I have deeper chambers and use bullets...I also moved to Triple 7. I don't like Pyrodex.

If you use Triple 7, no wad and deepened chambers...most will be surprised how much you can get in there. You will also get less than optimal accuracy and lots of lead lining the barrel.
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Old March 4, 2014, 01:01 PM   #1845
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Who did you get to deepen your chambers?

I'd like to have it done to mine, but would prefer to see if I can find someone in town. Can you be specific on what exactly was done? It appears as though the bottom of the stock chamber is rounded. Was this made straight-walled to help achieve capacity?

Do you know how much extra capacity you gained? A prior max load vs the new?
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Old March 4, 2014, 01:23 PM   #1846
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Who did you get to deepen your chambers?

I'd like to have it done to mine, but would prefer to see if I can find someone in town. Can you be specific on what exactly was done? It appears as though the bottom of the stock chamber is rounded. Was this made straight-walled to help achieve capacity?

Do you know how much extra capacity you gained? A prior max load vs the new?
http://www.clementscustomguns.com/mi...onoptions.html

See #35

I did this a couple years ago, and boy was it a blast. The accuracy does fall though.
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Old March 4, 2014, 02:24 PM   #1847
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Good lord 40 grains and T7?!!!


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You will also get less than optimal accuracy and lots of lead lining the barrel.
Well who doesnt want that?

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BowerR64 we might have to bring some life to this group
I think i might know why once i shoot this thing.
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Old March 4, 2014, 02:47 PM   #1848
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I've been able to get 45 grns of 3F T7 behind a ball. I tried it with 3F Olde Eynsford and had to shave the end off.

If I can get that much T7 behind a ball it's likely I can get it behind the 195 grn bullet I made, and maybe even 50 grns behind the 170 grn bullet that's only .400" long. I can only imagine what kind of thump that will give!
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Old March 4, 2014, 03:08 PM   #1849
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Good to know I'm in he ballpark then with a 45gr load. I'm thinking about zeroing the sights at 50 yards
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Old March 4, 2014, 03:10 PM   #1850
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Oh, by the way, anybody looking for a mint Uberti 1860 I have one in the box cheap
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