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 on: April 23, 2019, 09:46:42 AM 
Started by Brian D. - Last post by Brian D.
Yeah buddy! Maybe what, five posts total here so far in 2019? I didn't bother to count them.

 on: April 14, 2019, 05:22:24 AM 
Started by Popeye - Last post by StrawHat
Here are a couple more ACP revolvers to round out the group. Upper left is a Model 25-2 with a 6 1/2 barrel.  Upper right is a 1917 Commercial Model with a 5 1/2 barrel.

While both have longer barrels than I like on a carry piece, in a pinch...


 on: March 28, 2019, 12:22:15 PM 
Started by Popeye - Last post by StrawHat
Just realized I did not identify the four short barreled revolvers. All are 45 ACP and all have 4 tapered barrels. The top two are the Model 22-4 and carry fixed sights. Middle left is a 1917 from the Brazilian contract. Middle right is a 28-2 I converted after attending the S&W armorers school. I bought an ACP cylinder. After I unscrewed the barrel, I shipped it to Dick Nicole and he rebored it and rifled it for the 45.   While it was gone, I fitted the new cylinder and a new frame lug for the new cylinder. When the barrel came bake I spun it in and had a huge gap. Lacking a lathe to setback the shoulder on the barrel, I used a file and cut the face of the frame until the barrel was 90% indexed.  The I used the file on the breech end of the barrel to set the cylinder gap. When everything was to my liking, I spun the barrel in until the forecsight was at 12 oclock and drilled for the pin.  My 240 grain handloads print well so I did not mess with the front sight. I also rounded the trip frame.

About a decade later, S&W introduced the Mountain revolvers which would have saved me a lot of work! 

I have several more with 4, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 barrel but the 4 ones are considered EDC.


 on: March 20, 2019, 08:50:31 PM 
Started by Popeye - Last post by budroe
I just received an order of .45 Colt 255 grain SWC ammo from  Its rated at 900 fps and falls well within pressure standards for the Colt .45 SAA.  I've fired 100+ rounds through my SAA with no issues; a clean, accurate load.  In my Ruger Bisley their ammo is very accurate.  The same company loads 240 grain SWC loads in .44 special at 825 fps.  Love shooting it in my 6.5" model 624 and my 4" 629.  Right now the .44 special is on sale for  $22.50/50 rds.  'Nother order going in tonight.

 on: March 20, 2019, 07:09:47 PM 
Started by Popeye - Last post by Freehold Marshal
Nice collection!, Most of my .45 revolvers are in .45 Colt or they are black powder .45's. The only thing I currently have in .45 ACP is a 1911.

 on: March 20, 2019, 07:41:08 AM 
Started by Popeye - Last post by StrawHat
Here are some of my favorites. All ACP, most ready for EDC. The long barreled revolver is the Commercial version of the 1917.


 on: March 15, 2019, 04:40:51 PM 
Started by loknload - Last post by budroe
Yep, they were on local tv on Saturday mornings/afternoons.

 on: March 15, 2019, 09:31:23 AM 
Started by loknload - Last post by Freehold Marshal
I remember seeing their movies played on our local TV stations Saturday afternoon movies.

 on: March 15, 2019, 09:30:04 AM 
Started by Freehold Marshal - Last post by Freehold Marshal
Yeah this has happened four or five times in the past where he was late paying the hosting fees and the site was shut down for a couple days. I figured it was down for good since he hadn't shown up there in over two years.

 on: March 15, 2019, 09:04:12 AM 
Started by loknload - Last post by loknload
Just throwing this out here since Im sure some of you can appreciate!
I you grew up seeing Laurel and Hardy you may enjoy this movie. It about their final tour before Hardy died. They were trying to get back on top again.
Very well done and the actors do a very great job portraying them. Its really worth a look.

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