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Old December 27, 2005, 09:57 AM   #26
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Is this the place MEC?

Clarksville Gun & Rod
803 1/2 Vine Street
Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
(479) 754-8358

That's the place. Don is a great guy to deal with.
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Old December 28, 2005, 03:35 AM   #27
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Mike,

Ignore my post in the other thread. I didn't know you COULD go 200 miles in any direction in WVA and still be instate.

Have fun with the '51, innyhoo.

Cheers,

George

BTW, did you get the casting stuff from Cabela's, too, or Bosesguns or someone else? The Production Pot IV looks like a toy, but it does hold 10 pounds, and it does melt it in about 20-30 minutes. S'prised me.

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Old December 28, 2005, 07:52 AM   #28
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George, The pot I got cost around $43.00 and it does hold #10 and has the spout on it so you don't need a laddel.
From where I live it's 130 miles to the Ohio River and Marritta, Ohio if I go up 77. From my house I have to go up 79 to Rt 50 and then on into Washington county Pa. Long way for me.
Next time I go to the Akron area to visit kids and grandkids I swing by the Log cabin gun shop in Lodi Ohio and stock up on Black.It's about 20 miles out of my way on the way up.

Forgot to tell you: Got the pot and the .454 mold from Cabelas but had to get the .380 mold from Midway.They are both Lee double cavity.
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Old December 29, 2005, 01:36 AM   #29
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"I was loading some Unique Smokeless this last evening so I can shoot my "58's inside and not cause any problems."

You're kidding (or I'm hopefully misunderstanding). Loading a Cap and Ball '58 remington repro with Unique smokeless powder? I'd consider that a recipie for disaster.
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Old December 29, 2005, 01:53 AM   #30
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...I missed he said cartridges. So much for my first step into the safety police territory.
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Old December 29, 2005, 03:56 AM   #31
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Mike,

Too late now, but I did mention bosesguns a couple times.

Got the Production Pot IV, 10 pounder with the up front spout, for 36 and change, the 380 and 451 double cavity moulds for 14.48 each. Dropped on my porch in about 3 days.

Little mini pot that it is, soup can size, the damned thing DOES hold 10 pounds, and it does melt that in 20 to 30 minutes, got 20 pounds from the s'in'laws dad, offered to buy, he said hell no, I'll give it to you. Good ole boy. Few years older than me, a better shooter than me, want to get him to go shoot BP with me.

Shoots bowling pins with a TC 44 mag. 24 or 25 every week. Got plaques for his shootin'. Like I said, hell of a shooter.

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George
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Old December 29, 2005, 06:49 AM   #32
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Wow, Now that has got to lead to good shooten when you shoot that much.
I have some lead but not much. A friend of mine who works for the phone company said he can get some pure lead off some old equipment that they through away. Don't know what it is but he said he would have some for me in a few days. I think Steve get's his from the same source and he may know where it comes from or what equipment the phone company has with lead in it.
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Old December 29, 2005, 08:34 AM   #33
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RugerOldArmy,
Thanks for the heads up anyway!.
Nope! I'd never load Smokless in the BP cylinder.
I just use the smokeless for shooting my pistols(with the conversion cylinders) at a range that is inside. I don't like it because of unburnt powder, so I have worked up a load that doesn't leave so much unburnt powder.
I called all over my area yesterday looking for IMR Trail Boss, the new Cowboy Smokeless loads that pretty near fills the cases with a safe Cowboy load and allows for compression with the bullet. Either out of Trail Boss,or a dumb answer. I understand that the Trail Boss powder doesn't have that unburnt powder problem. The problem seems to be finding a source of obtaining it. My local range/gunshop is out of it. Anyone out there using it?
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Old December 29, 2005, 12:22 PM   #34
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Trail Boss

Old Dragoon

I have some and like it. There is only one place that I
can get Trail Boss close to me. Next closest is almost
200 hundred miles. It is hard enough to get that if I want
some, that I ask the shop to keep some for me when they
get some. They have some customers that will buy all of
the Trail Boss that they have on hand.

So far the only loads that I have used it for are .32 S&W,
.38 S&W and .38 Special. All loads were with round balls.
I got it for my .44/40, .44 Special, .45 Colt.

I have been house bound for quite a while now hence the
light loads with round balls. My .38 Special load that I
shot yesterday was 2 grains of Trail Boss. Filled the rest
of the space in the case with corn meal, a round ball
crimped in. It shoots well and will bury it self flush
in a piece of hard wood.

Shooting it in the basement.
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Old December 29, 2005, 03:26 PM   #35
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I read of a place in El Monte, CA that carries Trail Boss and that they sell other loading supplies also. I'm gonna haveto call them and order some I guess. I googled it yesterday and founsd a supplier, Mid South...their's is all on backorder too.

Wow I remember basements.....Never shot in one, but that should help your healing process, just being able to go down there knock around and to be able to shoot too. You'll be back good as new shortly. I will still keep you in my prayers.

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Old December 29, 2005, 04:26 PM   #36
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Old Dragoon

‘You'll be back good as new shortly”

You got that right, maybe not new, but my wife told me
that I am taking her to Hawaii in March and that’s all
the time she is giving me to recover.

As a wise man once said “ yes dear ”

I spend almost all my time pushing my self to do more so
I will recover as fast as I can. My wife tells me I am like a
dog with a bone. I am not sure what she means but it must
be a good thing?

The prayers are most appreciated, thanks very much. I need them.
If ever I can be of any help to you, do not hesitate to ask my friend.
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Old December 29, 2005, 04:32 PM   #37
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Can't think of aanything right off the bat, Thanks
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Old December 29, 2005, 04:34 PM   #38
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Can't think of a thing right off the bat. You flying out of Chicago or LAx to the big H?
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Old December 29, 2005, 09:33 PM   #39
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Glad to hear you're shooting in the basement, Tink. I used to push a primed .38 case through an old, partially used bar of soap and shoot in the basement to fight off the stir-crazies. Worked o.k. but your round ball sounds better, just don't miss the board! When I was loading very light charges of unique behind a 148 grain wadcutter, I used to sharpen the case mouths with a deburring tool. after I primed and charged the cases, I would cut them like a cookie-cutter through a styrofoam tray and push the wad down on top of the powder with a pencil eraser. I didn't use any filler, the wad kept the powder against the primer no matter how the gun was angled. They shot pretty good!

Mike, the phone company lead I have is lead pipe. Apparently they used to have to run cable through lead pipe for certain applications and aren't allowed to use lead any longer. If there is unused lead pipe in the inventory of your local telephone service department, you might be able to pick it up very cheap, or maybe for nothing like I did. They just wanted rid of it.

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Old December 29, 2005, 09:57 PM   #40
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Steve. We just got 911 two years ago. There is no fiber optics here or anything close. The first internet service was 5 years ago due to problems with the lines that would drive the providers crazy.
They just started replacing all the phone wires this year. Two guy's I know who are lineman for our company said they would get me some good lead but never said where they would get it.That's when I remembered you telling me that you got some from the phone company. Just found out today that I can get a lot of wheel weights too.
My 51 should be here tomorrow along with the Lee melting pot and casting goodies. Bought a couple of steel cup cake pans for ingot molds. They will make 24 3" round ingots. Still looking for a metal spoon with holes and a good steel ladle that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I have a large old dutch over pot for smelting.
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Old December 29, 2005, 10:30 PM   #41
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Mike, I made a skimming spoon out of some scrap 1/4 inch aluminum plate I had laying around. I took a ball peen hammer to it to form a bowl, then cut around the depression to make it into a spoon with a handle. Drilled some holes and smoothed it all out. I knew those Lee moulds were made out of aluminum for some reason- lead just won't stick to it!

I got my Uberti .36 pocket navy today. Boy, is it sweet! Reminds me of a Ruger Bearcat.I haven't shot it yet, won't get to until maybe tomorrow or Saturday. I can't say a single thing bad about it. The wood is beautiful, the finish is flawless, the fit is perfect, the cylinder locks up positively with absolutely ZERO play and the chambers are all lined up exactly with the bore.I was prepared to have to do a little smoothing here and polishing there but it didn't need anything. The trigger pull is even good! It's itty-bitty cone shaped front sight will probably have to go but I'm going to shoot it some before I replace it. I'd like to square up the rear sight notch and have a flat topped front sight when I'm all done. I hope yours turns out like mine did!

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Old December 30, 2005, 07:01 AM   #42
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Steve, Thanks for the tip on the spoon! Got my Pietta Navy .36 last night too! It's great also. The grips fit perfect, cylinder timeing is right on, hammer and trigger pull is great. I'm still going to tear it down and do some carding and stoning . Now I have to wait for my .380 mold that I had to order from another site. Got my double cavity .545 mold from Cabelas and the pot.
Got the repair kit for the 51 also.
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Old December 30, 2005, 03:10 PM   #43
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Old Dragoon

From here to Denver to Lax to Hawaii. Then 10 days later,
the return trip to San Francisco to Denver to home.
We are staying on the island of Kauai (my pistol permit is
good in Hawaii) We have a cabin on (rented) the beach at a
place called barking sands.

Steve499

What is a Styrofoam tray? How light of a “very light
charges of unique” ?
I never shot any soap but I have shot wax bullets, they were
a lot of fun.
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Old December 30, 2005, 10:26 PM   #44
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If I remember right, Tinker 2, I was loading 2.5 grains of unique. The styrofoam I used was the flat trays that you find in the grocery store with meat, vegetables or mushrooms in them and covered with clear plastic wrap. You would think they would melt when they are subjected to the flame of the powder charge going off but they won't. I used them in a 45-70 also. You would find the wads out in front of the bench with one side just a little stippled and the other side like it was when it was loaded. I started using a wad in those small charges after I read about the potential of detonation when a small amount of powder is spread along the bottom of the case and the primer lights it all at once instead of it burning from rear to front progressively. It may have been an unnecessary precaution, I don't know, but it might be easier and maybe a little tidier in the basement than the filler in the cases.
For fun, you can prime a case, cut the case through a tray so there is a barrier in front of the primer, then push the case through a slice of raw potato about 5/8 of an inch thick. At 10 or 15 feet it shoots pretty good and won't hurt anything it hits, it just splatters. I haven't done that in years but had a good time with it long ago. Great for fast draw practice.

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