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by black river smith
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay 45/70 jig for the Win1876 shooters
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Ebay 45/70 jig for the Win1876 shooters

For the Win1876 shooters that have to make their own brass casings. I ran across this ebay seller offering a 3D printed jig. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-Adjustable-45-60WCF-Brass-Trim-Jig-for-45-70-Govt-Brass-3D-Printed/114627854584?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=414798023880&_trksid=p2060353....
by black river smith
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Size

Yeah, I love the folks who say that the 0.312" is superior to the 0.308" due to a larger bleed-hole, or even a 0.452" versus a 0.430"... Ever try to take a deer hide and measure a hole with 0.02" precision, much less 0.004" precision...??? Laughable. I am an analytical person by nature and educatio...
by black river smith
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Tape Loom

Pitchy wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:18 am
but as usual i make things just to say i did it is more important than using it. :)
Darn impressive. You are right keep your mind and hands active. You are skilled.
by black river smith
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti quality
Replies: 22
Views: 813

Re: Uberti quality

Nate, I agree with all your statements about the Pietta's. Cimarron also offers a Pietta called the Frontier. It is just the standard SAA model. They do not offer all the different models that EMF does. The only reason that I did not choice a Pietta back then was -- Pietta did not offer a 38/40 cali...
by black river smith
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another peachy Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 557

Re: Another peachy Christmas

Merry Christmas, to you Pitchy. It was only 13degrees when I got up, here in the center part of the country. Glad to see you're out and about. Like the looks of the 1876 sit'n off to the side.
Stay warm up there. Enjoy the ending of this year.
by black river smith
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti quality
Replies: 22
Views: 813

Re: Uberti quality

The only credible complaint I've heard on the older Ubertis is that their lack of a hardened firing pin bushing can result in peening of the firing pin hole. I would expect Uberti has corrected that in the past 45 years. Sarge, My last Uberti SAA's where bought in 2015 and 2018. One was a Cimarron ...
by black river smith
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi and general info 38/40 -- Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Rossi and general info 38/40 -- Questions

Gentleman thanks for the comment and info. The fact that I have to pay straight retail at ~$700. Then the ~$500 alteration to the desired caliber. I believe an original at the same price or a few hundred more would be the best approach. Too bad, I am not interested in a '66 or '73 reproduction. They...
by black river smith
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi and general info 38/40 -- Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Rossi and general info 38/40 -- Questions

The questions are. Did Rossi or Chiappa or any of the suppliers ever offer an 1892 Rifle version in 38/40 caliber? If not what does lining an existing 24" barrel run nowadays? I will be searching for a 38/40 1892 Rifle either Rossi or Chiappa or an original Winchester. I have to determine what appro...
by black river smith
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK....I'd have given the kid a REAL AR-15....
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: OK....I'd have given the kid a REAL AR-15....

The latest update is the leftist Santa has been let go. The boy was given a nerf gun by the 'real Santa' as was reported. There are good people out there somewhere for children to be children. I was 4 years old when I received a pair of cap pistols for Christmas. Six when I received a plastic SAA th...
by black river smith
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns
Replies: 39
Views: 1212

Re: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns

I am going to address your question directly, as asked. Per 'todays market' and therefore 'CAS/SASS shooting'(the main reason for the market), I believe that the 357 is the most used and purchased caliber for rifles, that are matched to corresponding revolver. This is because of it lighter bullet we...
by black river smith
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can`t have enough candles
Replies: 63
Views: 1161

Re: Can`t have enough candles

Pitchy,
Nice form for your 12 hole mold.
by black river smith
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I spent all afternoon under a Pecan tree ...
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: I spent all afternoon under a Pecan tree ...

Jim T, A suggestion for you. I use a plain hotplate like yours and a cast iron pot with a removable wood handle. What I did was to take 'aluminum flashing' and make a heat shield around that pot in order to retain the heat and reflect it back to the pot. It covers all the heating element circumferen...
by black river smith
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shiloh Sharps
Replies: 23
Views: 847

Re: Shiloh Sharps

Interesting, but the person that did that, did not understand or does not know how a Sharps operates. The buyer/owner will never be able to drop the lever and block out of the receiver. The tacks on the forearm will not allow the lever pin to rotate forward and then pull-out for general cleaning and...
by black river smith
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite levergun
Replies: 80
Views: 2099

Re: Favorite levergun

Pitchy, I am surprised you did not pick your 1876, liked the looks of your rifle, vidoes and write ups about it way back when, that I finally got one in '14. It looks like yours after striping and tung oiling. The first time I handled one was in '06 and took me another 8 years before buying from CDN...
by black river smith
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can`t have enough candles
Replies: 63
Views: 1161

Re: Can`t have enough candles

Pitchy,

I like your new additions. Cannot wait to see the 12 candle mold mounted. You really do great work with wood, that oak wooden mold looks like it works well.

Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents.
by black river smith
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can`t have enough candles
Replies: 63
Views: 1161

Re: Can`t have enough candles

Pitchy, Thanks for the advise on the straight pin. I went back to original pics and then pick it up. Nice option. The Betty lamp was another thing I tried but I went more to the slightly larger miners wink lamp or a genie brass lamp design. I tried using a small watering can but still too much lift ...
by black river smith
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can`t have enough candles
Replies: 63
Views: 1161

Re: Can`t have enough candles

pitchy, Now you are talking one of my interests. I have two - 6 candle molds. One is old but functional the other is a new made one that works. I use them for making paraffin and beeswax candles. I would use the beeswax candles for CAS outings and re-enactments. Not real easy to keep the wicks cente...
by black river smith
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version

Go here for Lefty Dude conversion work - very interesting to say the least: http://www.cartridgeconversion.com/Converters.php Go to lower part of the page. I do like a loading gate and ejector rod on the conversion pattern but this is interesting for something unique. MM Wright, This appears to be j...
by black river smith
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version

Lefty Dude, That conversion ring on your 1860 looks like a Thuer style. So how does the cylinder use rimmed cartridges? Never saw one of the 'Newer' Thuer conversions operate. Or am I wrong about the conversion plate or ring. M M Wright, Nice conversion and that shorter barrel is sleek. I still like...
by black river smith
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool vintage carpet sweepers
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Cool vintage carpet sweepers

Memories, My parents had one like those pictured above on the Right and/or Center. That was the first, I used on an area living room rug. Then my father got and old electric torpedo on wheels. The next one was the fancy Hoover floating ball after wall to wall carpeting was installed. Memories my 195...
by black river smith
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi barrel/magazine ring screw
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Rossi barrel/magazine ring screw

Thanks for all the suggestions and comments. I am looking at all my option and even thinking about making the screw myself. Right now I have the measurements and know that the hole is tapped at #4-48 and a winchester 1970's screw with fit the threads. But, the length is long and the head is not just...
by black river smith
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi barrel/magazine ring screw
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Rossi barrel/magazine ring screw

Does anyone know where I can buy a 44 Mag (2019) - Rossi 92 Carbine Front Barrel/Magazine Ring Screw? While taking my carbine completely apart for polishing, I could not easily remove the front ring screw and ruined the head by pure accident, thinking it was moving. I did get the screw out but reall...
by black river smith
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: delete
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Hey Black River Smith

jdad,

Thanks for the postings and I did receive todays emails.

I am happy you received the my letter and I have received the package.

Thanks for everything.
by black river smith
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay problems
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Ebay problems

Nope, mine worked when I logged on.
by black river smith
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: I Think This Sums Up Governor Cuomo Pretty Well

First off this is my first post in this section. I have been reading for several years. I signed up for something in the classified section. But I have to say this is really ... really a great post. Yea, I will buy 6 bullets to put into a revolver to shoot for practice or sighting AND then I will ha...