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Re: B H 1874 Expedition

Posted by frontierwest on Wednesday, 29 June 2016, at 1:03 a.m., in response to Re: B H 1874 Expedition, posted by Keogh on Tuesday, 28 June 2016, at 1:42 p.m.

And Ike, there is my dilemma also is not having the fire arm to compare.. and the site your refer too as indian and the site I found mine at also, could have been from Indians too. I did not see any drag mark like the Sharps.

For those that do not know the Sharps when the hammer is down against the firing pin, it creates tension (from the main spring) and pushes the pin forward. If the arm is not brought to a half cock, and loaded and or ejected after firing without taking off the hammer pressure, the force of the extraction and or loading pushes against the cartridge base, leaving a score down it, and or almost acts like a key/dead bolt when ejecting, making it difficult to draw the lever down, and also leaving a drag mark. I'm surprised more of the teat ends of those firing pin/blocks were not broken off.

I hope my muddy water of a description was perhaps clearer than what it seems I wrote. ;)

John

It was Ike(Keogh) actually, years ago that got me to start trying to replicate a lot of odd things I was finding (and from his collections).. and it was my goal to actually make something work.. like re firing a 2nd allin conversion with a benet casing and a hole drilled in the end by removing the firing pin and inserting a nipple and cap, and or drilling a hole in the end and hap- hazzardly gluing in a primer.. and by god they worked! I meant to do an instructional videos on them some day! :) Though do not recommend trying this at home! ;)


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