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    Well, the couple of times our road washed out (last time was hurricane Harvey) and I got stuck here, I could still shoot.

    Nice find! Love the bluing on that piece!
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    A true Warrior would be out there in a boat practicing landing assaults and fire from a moving vessel!
    My Gator Freighter days riding in the Sal-boat are way behind me.
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    I had a DW 744VH-Hunter. I sold it when I decided that I wasn't going to be hunting anymore. I don't miss shooting .44Mag but I do miss that gun. Right now though I'm keeping my eyes open for a 15-2 Pistol-Pak.

    Nice find on a very nice revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morrcarr67 View Post
    I had a DW 744VH-Hunter. I sold it when I decided that I wasn't going to be hunting anymore. I don't miss shooting .44Mag but I do miss that gun. Right now though I'm keeping my eyes open for a 15-2 Pistol-Pak.

    Nice find on a very nice revolver.
    This MK III has the tightest mechanical lockup I've seen in a revolver, and its design concepts were way ahead of the pack.

    The pin wrench nut doesn't do much to protect the muzzle though, and not covering the face of the shroud looks like it'd become a debris magnet. I'd like to find a 12 point socket barrel nut instead.
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    I like your skills Lomax, if you really want a challenge with tuning a revolver pick up a cheap H & R I have one apart right now. There is no side plate to remove to see what is going on. You have to remove a couple of pins and pull the whole assembly down and out of the frame.
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    Been thinking about reloading for this beast. With the throats cleaned, only .357" dia. bullets will pass through the cylinder without effort. Very few of the .357" jacketed bullets I had on the shelf would pass through the cylinder, so I ran them past my .357'' sizer to true them up. Next in line was to slug the barrel for the groove diameter. Instead of actually pounding a lead slug down the bore, Cerrosafe chamber casting was utilized.

    Cerrosafe 160-190 Chamber Casting Alloy 1/2 lb. ingot



    Some disassembly required.
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    Cerrosafe melts to liquid at about 160 degrees. Making sure the barrel was clean, a patch loaded with petroleum jelly was ran down the bore to keep a slick barrier between the steel bore and melted Cerrosafe. I then plugged the barrel an inch or so behind the bore. Again, using the same greasy patch, only this time it was backed up by a nasty looking foam ear plug to seal the bore. Once the pour is made, I waited for the melted metal in the ladle to solidify before popping out the cast. Groove diameter was .357'' on the nut.
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    Damn, Lomax, for a grumpy, curmudgeonly lookin’ old fella you are good with yer smithing skills!

    Gotta ask, what fortune was foretold in the fortune cookie on yer work counter?

    Seriously, we could use a whole lot more threads like the one you’ve produced here.
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    Cerrosafe shrinks during the first 30 minutes of cooling and then at the end of an hour, is EXACTLY chamber size. At the end of 200 hours it will have expanded approximately .0025.

    When I made the original cast three days ago, the groove diameter had sized out as .357". That same cast now reads in at .359".

    With the new trigger spring installed and gun apart, I slugged the barrel with .358'' HBWC bullets. Having a revolver with a removable barrel made this task simple.

    Both greased slugs came out with .357" groove diameters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonaredeye View Post
    Damn, Lomax, for a grumpy, curmudgeonly lookin’ old fella you are good with yer smithing skills!

    Gotta ask, what fortune was foretold in the fortune cookie on yer work counter?

    Seriously, we could use a whole lot more threads like the one you’ve produced here.
    Yeah, but apparently he's a crack addict. I assume that's what all that was.
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