Winchester Toggle Link 101

As seen in the March 2008 Cowboy Chronicle, reproduced here with bigger and color photos! Please see The Open Range homepage. By Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933L  “Why are Winchester 73’s so OAL (overall length) sensitive.” “Why won’t my 66 in .44  Special feed .44 Russians?” You see these kinds of questions on the SASS wire…

Cap Gun Primer: Percussion Caps

This is an archived forum post. Please see The Open Range homepage to find current posts and more archived forum posts. Author Topic: Cap Gun Primer: Percussion Caps  (Read 47700 times) Mako Free Grazer Cap Gun Primer: Percussion Caps « on: January 10, 2012, 03:33:15 PM »This thread is for information only.Thank you! Cap sizing and the fit…

Tuning the Pietta Cap and Ball for Competition (Parts 1 and 2)

Tuning the Pietta Cap and Ball for Competition (Parts 1 and 2)

As seen in the June and July 2008 Cowboy Chronicle, reproduced here with bigger photos! By Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS # 32933L Part 1: Diagnosing the Problem Areas Cap and ball handguns are fun to shoot and if tuned properly can be very reliable.  However, many pards buy a pair, go to a match, have problems,…

Average Gun Weight

Average Gun Weight

Guns come in a variety of sizes and materials, which affect their weights. And remember: ammunition adds to average gun weight, so bigger caliber size = heavier gun. If you’re wondering how heavy is a gun?, here are 21 of the most popular gun weight examples (loaded & unloaded). So, what is the average gun…

How Much Does a Shotgun Weigh?

How Much Does a Shotgun Weigh?

So you’re thinking about getting a shotgun? A lot of thought and consideration goes into choosing the perfect firearm. One of the more pressing issues is how much does a shotgun weigh? This post gives real-world shotgun weight examples and factors that influence that number. So, how much does a shotgun weigh? Unloaded shotguns weigh…