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Re: 44 1/2 on Gunbroker
Reply #15 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 9:59am
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It would be nice to see somone put the pieces back together. While some guns are worth more for parts than they are in one piece, I hate to see a rare piece broken up unless it is in really bad shape. I bought a wire stock for a Stevens tip up pistol years back and discoverd the guy also had the rest of the gun. It had some issues but I bought it and put it back together and made it shootable. Have more in it than its worth but it had someinteresting modifications and it shoots well now. Good luck.
  
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Reply #16 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 5:18pm
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My apologies.  I was looking at the hammer from the rear at a slight angle and in a smaller picture, and what I thought was a lug is now obviously just the hammer nose.  Oh well.

Also, breakers never put "sets" back together.  They are sure - I mean SURE - that they will get more money for the parts, even if it's from just one "fool" who's out to save the item.  And my experience is that more often then not they are right.  Oh hell.

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Reply #17 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 9:59pm
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I got the 44 1/2. Probably paid too much but it's not the first time and probably not be the last. Some you get cheap and some not. It all averages out in the end i guess. Now I realy need some .22 lead bullets. Anyone?
  
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Reply #18 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 10:20pm
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slumlord44 wrote on Mar 12th, 2019 at 9:59pm:
I got the 44 1/2. Probably paid too much but it's not the first time and probably not be the last. Some you get cheap and some not. It all averages out in the end i guess. Now I realy need some .22 lead bullets. Anyone?


I'm assuming you're talking about the .22.
  
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Reply #19 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 10:50pm
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@Slumlord44 - Sent an email to your hotmail account.
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Reply #20 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 10:52pm
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Slumlord
Glad you got it.  I stumbled into it when it was first listed and  planned to buy it being it was a 44 1/2 and a caliber I've always wanted.  I have one a friend of mine bought in Louisiana 25 years ago that had a sewer pipe barrel. He had it rebored to 25-20 wcf.
Keep us updated on how this one shoots and what it takes to get there.
  

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Re: 44 1/2 on Gunbroker
Reply #21 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 11:06pm
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Bill Lawrence wrote on Mar 12th, 2019 at 5:18pm:
Also, breakers never put "sets" back together.  They are sure - I mean SURE - that they will get more money for the parts, even if it's from just one "fool" who's out to save the item.  And my experience is that more often then not they are right.  Oh hell.

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In the same class as kidnappers for ransom, in that case.
  
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Re: 44 1/2 on Gunbroker
Reply #22 - Mar 13th, 2019 at 11:26am
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Slumlord, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who'd rather save an old gun than part it out. I just can't look at a gun that's salvageable, and not try to do so.
There is a point when the condition, or previous major changes make it OK to do whatever with. I just have to look at each gun's condition, and possible history, and then decide what direction it needs to take.
  

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Re: 44 1/2 on Gunbroker
Reply #23 - Mar 14th, 2019 at 12:24pm
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This is what I enjoy most about this group. The last bastion of people with a sense of history and ethics.
  
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Re: 44 1/2 on Gunbroker
Reply #24 - Mar 24th, 2019 at 1:42am
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The 44 1/2 came in today. Marked .22-15 SS. Prety much as I thought it would be. Bore was not as nice as I had hoped but not as bad as I had feared it might be. Not pristine but good enough for what I'm doing. Thanks to uscra112 I have some bullets to try in it. Great people here who will send you free stuff that you can't find. Thanks again uscar112. Got to figure out how to prime the cases without a die set or the proper shell holder.
  
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Re: 44 1/2 on Gunbroker
Reply #25 - Mar 27th, 2019 at 7:34am
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slumlord44 wrote on Mar 24th, 2019 at 1:42am:
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Got to figure out how to prime the cases without a die set or the proper shell holder.


I have accomplished this using a "C" clamp and a rod of proper diameter and length to insert in the empty unprimed case.  Start the primer with your finger, insert the rod into the case, put all this in the "C" clamp, and carefully screw the clamp until everything bottoms out.  The primer is seated flush.

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Re: 44 1/2 on Gunbroker
Reply #26 - Mar 27th, 2019 at 7:35am
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P.S.  If you mount your "C" clamp into a bench vise it helps a lot.  You no longer need three hands!

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Reply #27 - Mar 27th, 2019 at 8:28am
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Clever !
  
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Re: 44 1/2 on Gunbroker
Reply #28 - Mar 27th, 2019 at 8:54am
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slumlord44 wrote on Mar 24th, 2019 at 1:42am:
Got to figure out how to prime the cases without a die set or the proper shell holder.


Forester's Bonanza press uses a built-in adjustable case holder--no separate case holders needed.
  
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Re: 44 1/2 on Gunbroker
Reply #29 - Mar 27th, 2019 at 11:54am
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I could make a bushing to modify an Ideal tong tool in minutes.  Already done it for .25-20 SS.  In a pinch, a thin washer of the correct I.D. suffices.
  
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