Continued saga of the Sixty-Two.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Ugly Sauce, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. Ugly Sauce

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    I posted this under "Hunting", but y'all will be pleased to know that the SlixShots, although not the ultimate or final cure, brought Mighty Mite's reliability up to where I'm satisfied with it for now, so I took her out for her "baptism" in the mountains. I left Bessie at home, as I didn't want to face Grizz with a shot load, so I took the old double (called "Bloody Nose") with a ball in one barrel, and a turkey load in the other. Usually if I take Bess up North for Turkey, I'll carry a heavy caliber revolver. But it was time to officially graduate the '62 to working gun status. !!!!

    So yeah, she felt good and nice and light on the left hip. I like that I can carry lots of bullets in the civil-war cap pouch. And again, although one cylinder full/five shots is not the greatest grounds for an evaluation, I could tell that the SlixShots do work well.

    "Mighty Mite" says: "Thanks for listening"!!
     
  2. TheOutlawKid

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    I love that shotgun!!! Make and model? I freakin want one!!
     
  3. Ugly Sauce

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    That is a Janssen & Sons "Interchangeable". The shops that made those Belguim (sp) guns closed up in 1914, so it was made prior to that. This was my great grandfather's. Also have another one that I found at a gun-show. (18.25" barrels) I paid $300 for it. I like the 30" barrels much better. These old doubles are not hard to find, and are not expensive. Similar old hammer guns like it such as the "American Arms Co." doubles are really nice guns.

    Black powder only, but that won't hurt your feelings. They will shoot smokeless shells, but will loosen up badly. However, you can hot-rod them with black. I can safely (IMHO, some may load more) shoot up to 120 grains of 1fg under a .690" round ball in this one. And a heavy "turkey load" is no problem of course.
     
  4. sigwally

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    Mike thanks so much for explaining this to me. You practically have to be a jeweler to do this degree of fine work. You are an inspiration to these up and coming young gunsmiths I'm sure!
     
  5. Ugly Sauce

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    Dang. Rocket scientists got nothing on the Kid. Nada. Zip. Zero.
     
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  6. 45 Dragoon

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    Sigwally, thank you. It's been quite the experience . . . I was lucky enough to learn from the best (Mr. Jim Martin) and over a 7 yr period of talking with some of the best Smith's in the business and deciphering the top action designs, I'm finally happy with my own action (cherry pickin the best from the best), simplifying the layout for coil spring placement. Along the way I designed the first coil spring layout for the Remington action (a pair just won the Alabama state championship) so, it's been a very satisfying experience.
    There should be some ROA conversion news pretty soon . . .

    Mike
     
  7. NathanHale

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    I’m looking forward to getting my “Dragoon Tuned” ROA back from Mike myself. Also excited about being on the list for his conversion. Like bein a little kid on Christmas Eve. Anticipation........
     
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  8. Ugly Sauce

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    Or Mike. Or the Jackrabbit. Or whoever I missed that shares that kind of talent.
     
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  9. 44 Dave

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    Thank goodness there are a few people who understand the workings of these guns, and have the patience to work on them for other people.
    There are some other groups out there that let us know that many owners do not understand the mechanics of these guns.
     
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  10. Ugly Sauce

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    I understand the mechanics of a single action revolver, but not in the detail and depth I see around here.
     
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  11. sigwally

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    As I said in a different thread, we are so blessed to have this level of skilled black powder smith's at our disposal. I mean, think of it, they are at the top or very near the top of the most experienced Gunsmiths in this field. And they are right here every day to give advice or fix our guns.
     
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