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Old May 2, 2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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reproduction brassers

I too, have found that, upping the dose of powder in these can be done and shoots very well.. But, I guess recommendations are there for a reason.. Kind of like, using paper instead of a corn cob.. Eventually, something will ware out..

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Old May 2, 2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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Yep

You get the idea
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Old May 2, 2013, 08:59 PM   #3
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Re: reproduction brassers

So what kind of longevity can you expect from these? I keep picking up more from the boxes at cabelas and the smell of that new gun oil reminds me of when my Walker was new. I think I may need a few more...
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Old May 2, 2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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With light loads

They will last a long time.

But you definitely need a couple more.
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Old May 2, 2013, 09:16 PM   #5
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Re: reproduction brassers

Ha! If my wife knew about this forum she would forbid me from using it and beg me to keep drinking.
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Old May 2, 2013, 09:55 PM   #6
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Old May 2, 2013, 10:52 PM   #7
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My wife knows I'm here, which is better than me drinking... go figure..
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Old May 3, 2013, 01:37 AM   #8
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I have the solution

I don't ask my wife to go shooting and she does not ask me to go to church. She thinks its an even trade.
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Old May 3, 2013, 01:39 AM   #9
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When I first started shooting repro revolvers, I bought brassers. No more, steel or SS only. Like any other tool I purchase, I run em hard. Nothing wrong with brass framed guns, I just prefer non brass for shooting strong loads and lots of them.
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Old May 3, 2013, 02:21 AM   #10
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Agree

I'd be interested in more brass frame revolvers but I would apply some caveats.

If it was unique or cheap, I'd be interested. That includes revolvers that are in poor condition and can be bought for song.

Prolly would buy it and figure on not shooting it much.
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Old May 3, 2013, 04:47 PM   #11
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I only bought the brassers to start the NEXT generation into BP.. The little turds handle them pretty good and can hit more than the old man....It's a good start for them and I don't have to go to the store every week to buy powder...
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Old May 3, 2013, 09:03 PM   #12
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I have a ****load of BP revolvers, so the few brassers I own get shot very seldom in terms of hard and/or frequent use. From a "hobby" standpoint, they are cheap, look really good when shined up, are easy to work with (brass is very simple to shape and file and requires no re-bluing afterwards) don't rust (brass parts, anyway) and are just as fun to play with on a cold winter's evening.
If all I had were brassers, I might feel somehow "restricted" by not being able to pack in full-house loads.
They make an excellent way to build up one's collection on the cheap, though.
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Old May 3, 2013, 09:17 PM   #13
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I have a Walker for that..
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