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.357 lswc

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Dan Forrester, Jun 29, 2013.

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  1. CraigC
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    I've been extremely tempted to pick one up but have developed an unreasonable preference for traditional half cock actions. So my plan is to have an Old Model .357 converted into a 3.75" - 4" .45ACP.
     
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    CraigC,

    You gonna "Bisley" it? Or would you need to?
     
  3. CraigC
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    Nah, I've already retro-fitted it with an original XR3 grip frame. Just gonna polish out the grip frame, roundbutt it, rechamber and bevel the cylinder, install a new barrel, new sights and do a bright blue on the rest. A very basic conversion. You got the old Taffin "Lil Rugers" article from 1989? Like that. I managed to wrangle an extra cylinder but probably will save it for the 7½" .38-40 convertible I have in mind. Maybe a revision of the .401 PowerMag.


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    Found it! Like the bottom gun, only without the engraving and probably with something "white" for grips. Dunno, stag, ivory micarta or maybe dall sheep horn.

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    Hey everyone, thanks for all the responses. Been busy with work the past week since I posted this; lots of good information here. I’ve been doing as suggested and checking Gunbroker for older boxes of ammo. Just picked up a nice older box of Remington LSWC for a little less than I would have bought it from Walmart for.

    Too bad Buffalo Bore wouldn’t reload these. I’m only 31 years old but even I remember when it seemed like the 158 grain LSWC was the standard .357 load wherever you went.

    Thanks for all the good reading!

    Dan
     
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    the lipsey's 45 flattop blackhawk frame is the same size and strength as the new vaquero frame. "ruger only" loads are too hot for and should never be used in these guns.

    murf
     
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    This would be a good time, Dan, to allow your secret fantasy, handloading, free run with your checkbook. When the current panic/frenzy of component buying dies down, you'll be able to make 'em as you see 'em. Loading your own is at least as fun as a new gun, maybe more. And for the price of a good gun, let's say $700 for a first rate, all inclusive outfit, Dillon comes to mind, you can double your fun and shoot more for the same money. Best Regards, Rod
     
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