Search found 88 matches

by black river smith
Sun Nov 19, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of our friend Pitchy
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: Thinking of our friend Pitchy

Same here, Have a Happy Holidays for the remainder of the year.

BRS
by black river smith
Wed Aug 30, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of a Relationship.
Replies: 25
Views: 830

Re: End of a Relationship.

Like the rest of the replies here. Very Sorry to here this. Sorry as to what 'You' are having to give up.

BRS
by black river smith
Tue Aug 29, 2023 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading for 38 special and 44 special Rossi Carbine
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: Reloading for 38 special and 44 special Rossi Carbine

bcraig, I had a nice long post nearly finished last night but it was lost. So will try to shorten this one 1. The Lee loader and carbide dies for the listed calibers are good starters. 2. Using a RNFP is the best design for these rifles. 3. The bullet weights you are suggesting to use are probably t...
by black river smith
Mon Aug 21, 2023 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dropping the tension on rossi 92 loading gate ?
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: Dropping the tension on rossi 92 loading gate ?

bcraig, I can understand your hesitation about a non-responsive seller but I would also point out that there are not a 'lot' of other options/sources for these after-market items. The manufacturer in past years has been reluctant to sell 'PARTS' for general repairs. They demanded that firearm be sen...
by black river smith
Mon Aug 21, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dropping the tension on rossi 92 loading gate ?
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: Dropping the tension on rossi 92 loading gate ?

bcraig, For the gate tension, try making a brass (or aluminum, brass is better) shim for under the spring, something like 0.005 to 0.010". Drill a hole the size of the gate screw in the shim material first then cut or sand the shim to the size of the gate rear portion/stem until it slides in th...
by black river smith
Sat Jul 29, 2023 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading issues with Rossi 92
Replies: 26
Views: 994

Re: Loading issues with Rossi 92

bcraig, Just saw your 'Quote' of my posting and your comments. I am glad it worked 'somewhat' for you. I am still trying to get my rifle apart to check the interiors to see if there are burrs. I can't get the darn lever/bolt link pin to break loss on this rifle. Have not had this much trouble on two...
by black river smith
Fri Jul 21, 2023 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading issues with Rossi 92
Replies: 26
Views: 994

Re: Loading issues with Rossi 92

I had the very same problem with a new 38/357. I was working up bullets and lengths, trying them in the rifle for function. Well sometimes I could load one leaving the rim extend out so the second would push in. The second one had a problem jamming itself. The first bullet went in but second hit som...
by black river smith
Mon Jul 17, 2023 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1876 Action Strength
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Winchester 1876 Action Strength

Shrapnel, I also read this years ago but 'thanks' for sharing this, here. I believe that the early manufacturers did a vast array of testing on there firearms before releasing them to the public. A lot more than most realize. The same is true about their bullet designs created for a particular origi...
by black river smith
Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Second battle of Adobe Walls
Replies: 41
Views: 1336

Re: Second battle of Adobe Walls

Another -- thanks for sharing your visit to an interesting historical site and event.
by black river smith
Fri Jun 16, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1866 Winchester original sling
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: 1866 Winchester original sling

Here is a result from a search. https://www.collectorsfirearms.com/216670/winchester-1866-musket-w7741.jpg And a second one: https://p1.liveauctioneers.com/906/131635/66933186_1_x.jpg?version=1542733844&format=pjpg&auto=webp&quality=50 A third one: https://cdn.rockislandauction.com/dev_c...
by black river smith
Sat Apr 08, 2023 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about a short stroke 1873
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Question about a short stroke 1873

Scott, Type the following into your Search engine.....'mechanical issues with CAS short stroking an 1873'. I found this during the review of the results. https://forums.sassnet.com/index.php?/topic/173185-trouble-with-a-uberti-1873/ I had heard through the years that --- the need to continue to 're-...
by black river smith
Fri Feb 24, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: big horn armory
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: big horn armory

Yikes, not for me.

A deposit of $2,2XX to $2,500 with a MSR of $4,500 to $5,100 depending on caliber.

Again YIKES.
by black river smith
Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Balancing toys. ( more toys added )
Replies: 20
Views: 833

Re: Balancing toys.

You are clever and they are nicely made.
Christmas is coming too, how many do you have to make to meet the requests? :D
by black river smith
Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead Rifle Men
Replies: 29
Views: 1036

Re: Lead Rifle Men

Pitchy,

So, what was the trick/recipe for perfect molds? Just need to 'know' after all your work.

BRS
by black river smith
Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead Rifle Men
Replies: 29
Views: 1036

Re: Lead Rifle Men

Pitchy, While I can see what you mean by, 'they are not perfect'. It sure looks, like you are making progress towards a completed figurine. Keep up the experimentation. I just can't believe the people who did this years ago, had this much trouble. But I am not one of those people. Good luck getting ...
by black river smith
Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead Rifle Men
Replies: 29
Views: 1036

Re: Lead Rifle Men

Just a question first. You may have already done these but --- Did you soak the mold or wash the mold in acetone to remove any preserving oils? Did you soot the mold with wood matches or butane lighters? If you did all the above like for normal bullet molds then only one more possibility. Can you ad...
by black river smith
Mon Nov 07, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone into the model 1876?
Replies: 47
Views: 2007

Re: Anyone into the model 1876?

Throw me in on the list too. Bought my 1876 in 2014. It is a Chaparral in 45/60 with 28" barrel. It did have a few minor issues but nothing that I could not handle myself, and end up with perfect rifle. I have only shot smokeless in it so far. It is easy shooting with the heavy 28" barrel ...
by black river smith
Fri Oct 07, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest toys
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Latest toys

I logged on just to say, your cleverness and skill just ceases to amaze me. You are so talented.

Thanks for sharing these ideas.
by black river smith
Mon Aug 29, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One noisy woodpecker
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: One noisy woodpecker

Cute
by black river smith
Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I miss Sagebrush Longshots
Replies: 16
Views: 955

Re: I miss Sagebrush Longshots

Thanks for the website, never saw this before. Their videos look interesting, just from scanning through the 12yr timeframe. Will be watching them.
by black river smith
Thu Aug 25, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage candle snuffers
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Vintage candle snuffers

You're amazing with your re-creations.

From your wood cut posting - 'stay healthy'.
by black river smith
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 Winchester Parts Gun
Replies: 26
Views: 1140

Re: 1876 Winchester Parts Gun

BRS here are two Jamison cases ,the one on the bottom is new unfired the one on the top has been fired in a Winchester 1876 once with Bp . The picture is not good but you may be able to see the fire formed shoulder. ,,,DT Dusty, so for not getting back to you sooner but the weekend was a little tou...
by black river smith
Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 Winchester Parts Gun
Replies: 26
Views: 1140

Re: 1876 Winchester Parts Gun

Has just enough bottleneck to allow good gas seal . I know most think its a straight wall cartridge but when fireformed in a Winchester chamber its bottleneck is defined . Dusty, thanks for the above comment. This is the answer to a question that has long plagued me about my rifle and its' chamber....
by black river smith
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wild Hogs & 1876 Winchester 50-95wcf
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: Wild Hogs & 1876 Winchester 50-95wcf

Dusty,

My Friend, you 'really' had to use a 50/95 on that tiny little piglet. :? :lol:

Always like the original reloading tools.

Keep up the good work of keeping the wild boar population down. They say that they are moving into the southern part of my state.

BRS
by black river smith
Sun Feb 20, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1876 parts
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Uberti 1876 parts

I can see you are starting from almost bare minimum of parts. You mention reading some of the rebuilds over on CAS City but did you look at the stickies above. I am adding the link here where members compare and contrast and Original to a Uberti. If you already saw and read this complete 3 page post...
by black river smith
Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever crooked / off center?
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Lever crooked / off center?

It's just bent. As many of you know, I sell and install the big loop levers. So, because Rossi has been making these 92's since the 60's there will be variances in how the new levers fit in relationship to the lower tangs. I've had to bend the loop portion up or down and sometimes even open the tri...
by black river smith
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever crooked / off center?
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Lever crooked / off center?

I do not have an original Win1892 but with my experience with Rossi '92's, the levers are the same general shape and 'cannot' be installed crooked. That just to answer your one question. How did that happen -- is a hard one to take a guess at. As 3 Miller stated that lever is bent at the trigger and...
by black river smith
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice needed on Bullet Mould
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Advice needed on Bullet Mould

I am not the best on the suggestions for 'hunting bullets' but I have shot mainly BP in my 45/70's. I would suggest the Lyman 457193 bullet. It was described as... 457193. Is the regular .45-70-405 Marlin. The difference between it and the .45-70-405 Government is the flat point. (PB, 405 - TP is 19...
by black river smith
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terry Murbach - Favorite Guns
Replies: 24
Views: 2753

Re: Terry Murbach - Favorite Guns

I am relatively new to the board but read it a number of years before signing on. I just saw this posting and finally read through it and noticed this line of his. Favorite Guns Part I By Terry Murbach The first 38/40 I ever shot is a Cimarron 4 ¾" SAA. It shot groups averaging 1 ¼" at 25 ...
by black river smith
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Uncle Gave me a .30-30 Win Lever Action. Need Parts!
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: My Uncle Gave me a .30-30 Win Lever Action. Need Parts!

Here is the best place to go look and call......... https://www.midwestgunworks.com/

Then here is the Win94 page for that site. https://www.midwestgunworks.com/winches ... parts.html

Good luck finding and buying the parts you need.
by black river smith
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 64A
Replies: 17
Views: 1669

Re: Winchester 64A

Scott, Please recheck you serial #. The main winchester site I use for serial # searches - stated 'Not found'. I found this statement on a dedicated 64 site - 'The Cody Firearms Museum research office has the Polishing Room serialization records for all Model 64s manufactured through serial number 1...
by black river smith
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1894 SRC replacement saddle ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Re: Winchester 1894 SRC replacement saddle ring

Scott, If you do not mind an off branded replacement then I would try a hardware store for a welded ring. According to Arthur Pirkle the author of Winchester lever actions repeating Firearms the saddle ring on an 1892 ( which is the same as an 1894 / sorry do not have the 1894 book) measures "1...
by black river smith
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie 50-100 now has donor rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Newbie 50-100 now has donor rifle

Try these guys for a barrel. Roy the barrel maker is ( Winchestergunbarrels) out of Flodida. May be winchesterbarrels.com
by black river smith
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44sp/44mag vs 44-40 lever in modern guns
Replies: 25
Views: 2586

Re: 44sp/44mag vs 44-40 lever in modern guns

I dont think all the modern repros are .429 , be nice if they were. I heard the win/mirokus are slugging well over .430. mickbr, I guess I should have phased it differently to get the point across. My statement was not referring to repro's being bored accurately at 0.429, they are not, some way ove...
by black river smith
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44sp/44mag vs 44-40 lever in modern guns
Replies: 25
Views: 2586

Re: 44sp/44mag vs 44-40 lever in modern guns

Fellas with light powder charges what would your choice be between a 44 mag running 44 special brass and a 44-40? Main focus would be finding accurate loads around 1000-1200fps with 200-240 grain. Anything to suggest one will do better than the other? Anything else worth considering, brass life, co...
by black river smith
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dixie gun works
Replies: 18
Views: 2576

Re: Dixie gun works

Pitchy,

Sorry did not realize you lost interest, just remember that you had that interest.

OK
by black river smith
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dixie gun works
Replies: 18
Views: 2576

Re: Dixie gun works

Pitchy, Go over to Cas City Classified, immediately, if you are still interested in an 1862 pocket pistol. Just moments ago, I saw and ad from a person selling two pistols. One for $350 or both for $600. One is 5 1/2" the other is 6 1/2". You buy either one or both. Hope this helps you if ...
by black river smith
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Shooting in Eight Months!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2680

Re: First Time Shooting in Eight Months!!!!!

Bryan,

Nice looking 1873 rifle and scope setup. Are you still loading all your 44/40 cartridges on your Green Machine? From the videos it looks like that setup does a good job of 'reaching out there', also.

Keep having fun.
by black river smith
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi M92 sight removal
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Rossi M92 sight removal

Thanks all, so I gave it more force with the brass hammer and or punch, the rear sight did start to move. I did not remove them until I have a replacement in hand. I have the rifle apart for deep cleaning and polishing. I do not want to reassemble it, then have to disassemble again, to install the n...
by black river smith
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FOR SIXGUN
Replies: 36
Views: 2602

Re: FOR SIXGUN

JimT, I know I am late into this discussion but that is a very nice looking 1894 button octagon barrelled 30/30 with custom 3leaf folding rear sight. I have read through most of the posting and I do not want to get into an argument with some but by three different 1894 serial # records website that ...
by black river smith
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi M92 sight removal
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Rossi M92 sight removal

45Colt, Since these dovetails may not be tapered. Just how did you get your new sight to stay 'set'? What size slot did your rifle barrel have -- 0.400 or 0.385? I am use to American older rifle sights not these. My 2019 Rossi SRC has the very nice semi-buckhorn (traditional winchester looking) sigh...
by black river smith
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi M92 sight removal
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Rossi M92 sight removal

Thanks for the replies. I would like to think it is --- out from (left to right) and in (right to left) but this darn sight would not budge with general tapping. Did not want to hammer the heck out of it first, then ruining the presumed dovetail taper, before asking. 45Colt, It is my intent to remov...
by black river smith
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi M92 sight removal
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Rossi M92 sight removal

Which direction are Rossi sights removed? Left to Right or Right to Left??? This is on a Rossi 24" octagon barrel.

They do not want to move either direction. Are they by chance glued in??
by black river smith
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Creedmoor Long Range rifle
Replies: 29
Views: 2719

Re: Remington Creedmoor Long Range rifle

marlinman93,

Thanks for all that info. I have a Remington Rolling Block book by Schreier. It does have a section about the Creedmoor but it does not define the parameter of the rifle, like you have. It only has one rifle pictured with an octagon barrel.

Again, thanks for the detailed description.
by black river smith
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Creedmoor Long Range rifle
Replies: 29
Views: 2719

Re: Remington Creedmoor Long Range rifle

What is the length of the barrel? Please.
by black river smith
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday To Dusty Texian (62)
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Happy Birthday To Dusty Texian (62)

Dusty,
Happy Birthday to you, sir.

BRS
by black river smith
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Perfection heaters
Replies: 58
Views: 4186

Re: Perfection heaters

Pitchy,

Very nice and different. I believe that is the first one of its type, I have ever seen.

Interesting.
by black river smith
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Perfection heaters
Replies: 58
Views: 4186

Re: Perfection heaters

Pitchy, So, I went and checked them. Both are Perfections. One has a triangular plate that is stamped 525 and it has a screen. The other has a fancy scrolled plate that is stamped 130-C and it definitely has a mica window. I was thinking the screen was just a replacement, so that is why I stated the...