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The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: Texas State Championship new added side match!
« Last post by Last Chance on February 21, 2019, 11:22:51 PM »
The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: Model 12 problem
« Last post by Garrison Joe on February 21, 2019, 10:09:08 PM »
You need to provide more info for us to be able to guess (remotely, without looking) what 2 gunsmiths couldn't determine when they had the gun in hands!

Yes, recoil of firing a shell should unlock action - without needing any manual forward push by you.   

Let's start with the age of your Model 12.  Do you know how old it is, roughly?  Does it have a 2 3/4" or a 3" (heavy duck gun) chamber?

Have you tried brass base hulls like Winchester AA or Remington STS or Federal target loads?  Or only the steel base hulls (anything cheap or foreign is often steel base).   

Does the action open (after firing a shell) when you use the slide release button behind the trigger guard?   If it won't open with slide release, you can be sure the action slide lock is not working.

The slide lock mechanism is part of the trigger group.  Disassembly of the trigger group is not advised for someone without training on it!  But you can take the trigger group out and hose it down with a good solvent and air pressure.   Very lightly relube with spray gun oil and reinstall and see if that clears up the lock releasing.

Good luck, GJ

The Wild Bunch Wire / Model 12 problem
« Last post by buck wilder on February 21, 2019, 06:15:03 PM »
 Need help from the forum. When I fire the first round it locks up tight. Have tried various shoshell  brands to no avail. Had two gunsmiths look at one gave up the other charged me$ and said it was fixed but it Still locks up. Worked great first couple of years and then it started. It works dry firing and with dummy rounds. Hope someone has the fix for this it's not good🤷🏻‍♂️The recoil should unlock it and then a little push forward should should unlock it but it won't move.
The Wild Bunch Wire / Texas State Championship new added side match!
« Last post by DUSTY BODDAMS on February 21, 2019, 03:15:40 PM »
Wild Bunch on the Brazos the Texas State Championship is in the planning stages and the newest offering will be a POP gun match. That’s right ! Pocket pistols! Being how we are wild bunch we are doing a side match using the types of pocket pistols that would be popular in that era. So pull out the pocket hammerless 32 auto colt or that savage 1905 and let’s play! Remember lead bullets only!
Rules in the attachment.
Wild Bunch Matches / Duel in the Desert - March 29-31, 2019 in Tombstone, AZ
« Last post by C.N. Double on February 21, 2019, 10:48:41 AM »
The Old Pueblo Shootists Association is hosting the 7th annual Duel in the Desert on March 29-31 at the Tombstone Livery.

March 29th: 6-stage WBAS match
March 30th: Stages 1-6 of CAS
March 31st: Stages 7-12 of CAS

Application is attached or available on the OPSA website.
Come on out for 6 stages of WB bliss at the Tombstone Livery on Saturday.

If you aren't at Winter Range (or the rain scared you off), come on down and shoot with us! We shoot WB every 4th Saturday. More information is available on the OPSA website.

Shooter's handbook for the February match is attached.
Reloading for Wild Bunch / Re: WST Colt 45 Loads?
« Last post by Johnny Longpants on February 17, 2019, 09:22:46 AM »
Thanks Joe, that will give me a great place to start testing.   
Reloading for Wild Bunch / Re: WST Colt 45 Loads?
« Last post by Garrison Joe on February 16, 2019, 09:57:52 PM »
My .45 Colt load is 6.2 grains WST with a 200 grain TC bullet.  Runs pretty clean.  Bullet shape really will not matter in .45 Colt. 

This makes 175+ PF in my 20" rifle.    You will want to check this in your rifle with a chrono.

Good luck, GJ
The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: BAMM Match at Wild Bunch Nationals Winter Ranger
« Last post by Kid Rich on February 16, 2019, 05:11:07 PM »
In the past we have used factory ammo for the Mosins.
Reloading for Wild Bunch / WST Colt 45 Loads?
« Last post by Johnny Longpants on February 16, 2019, 09:19:33 AM »
Does anyone have a 200 gr RNFP Colt 45 Load using WST that they would be willing to share?

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