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  1. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Winchester 1886 Replica

    Just got back from a LGS. Newly arrived Uberti 1886 Sporting Rifle in 45-70. Had to force myself out of the store.
  2. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Shipping long guns?

    You might also check with the carriers, UPS, Fed Ex, as they may have rules that are stricter than Federal law.
  3. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Lonesome Dove - Is it just me?

    "Anyway, whacking a surly bartender ain't much of a crime".
  4. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Replacing carrier on 1866 rifle question

    Without looking at it, I would do as Coffinmaker suggests and clean it up first. As he said, a new carrier block may require some fitting. Has the present carrier been lightened? If so, that may be an extra step that will be required.
  5. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Replacing carrier on 1866 rifle question

    Do you mean the slot at the bottom of the carrier block, where the lifter arm enters?
  6. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Another 45 acp question

    Like Ozzy said. Both firearms were designed for round nose ammo.
  7. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Kanye West in the Oval Office

    Nope. Selleck resigned a couple of weeks ago. Said he was too busy and was not active on it.
  8. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Colt SAA mfg. 1893 value & buying advice

    Tough to answer without a physical inspection. Based on pics alone, $1,000-$1,250. If it's to be a shooter then a thorough exam by an experienced gun smith would be necessary before a final price. If it's a wall hanger then absent any historical significance $800-$900. First generation prices can fluctuate a bit depending on the condition and historical importance. Nettleton Colts in good shape can go for $9-10,000 while run of the mill Colts can be had for less than $1,000. There is a Colt Collectors Forum web site where you might get a better idea as to value. The serial number puts the manufacturing date in 1893. Based on that date, it looks to be in good shape. In the end, it's up to you to pay what YOU think its worth to YOU. BTW, the cylinder pin seems to be partly out of the frame, but it's correctly seated in the third photo.
  9. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Winchester 1886 Replica

    True, but I have had both. Unless you're absolutely sure you want a Winchester/Miroku, quality wise they're close enough that there is no practical difference. The Pedersoli Sporting Rifle has the benefit of a shotgun Butt plate, which helps with recoil.
  10. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Winchester 1886 Replica

    At that price, you can, pretty much, order one from a Pedersoli or Uberti dealer, such as Taylor's. Actually, Taylor's is cheaper.
  11. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Winchester 1886 Replica

    If you're unsure, pass. There's always another one around.
  12. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Winchester 1886 Replica

    Saw one like this recently in a LGS. Looks like a cheaper version of the ones that are listed on the Uberti and Pedersoli web sites, in that the wood does not have the same finish. It's also a cheaper price by around $800 or so.
  13. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    Cautionary Note about Posting Loading Data

    i'm all for verifying data before posting, but that has nothing to do with setting the powder scale incorrectly.
  14. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    1866 VS 1873 >>> Is this true?

    I did the same, but I did bend the lever. I got rid of the '66 after that.
  15. Tex Jones, SASS 2263

    .44 WCF Smokeless

    I have used a number of powders for the .44. Right now, Hodgdon's Titegroup at 5.2 grs. That's on the low side, but works well for me with 5 1/2" barreled USFA's.
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