One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by AndyC » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:27 pm

The Couger has landed:
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Post by SQLGeek » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:24 pm

Oooh very nice! :drool:
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Post by ELB » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:25 pm

That looks good!

The bluing looks like it matches in the picture, is that true in real life?
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Post by AndyC » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:00 pm

The picture is pretty accurate - the bluing matches closely but the Colt polish is definitely smoother/deeper than the Ruger's. I doubt anyone would notice unless they were specifically looking for it.
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Post by flechero » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:09 pm

Looks great! Hoe it shoots equally as nice! :thumbs2:

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:19 pm

That's a fine looking revolver! You truly have a unique piece.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:33 pm

Wow, Andy! That thing is cool! Very iconic looking.
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Post by puma guy » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:55 pm

A marriage made in heaven! Beautiful couple. Can't wait to get you range report.
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Post by AndyC » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:37 am

Thanks, guys :cheers2:

Off to Cabela's to find powder/primers and maybe even a 158gr mold...
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Post by LeonCarr » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:57 pm

That turned out great.

Nice Revolver.

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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by E.Marquez » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:17 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
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I'm no expert on the specifics but my understanding is that the barrel threads have to be welded up, machined down and re-threaded.
I'm just guessing here, but I wonder if the barrel could be sleeved with a sleeve that was threaded inside and out, then pinned into the frame.

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If my searches are correct we are talking Major OD of colt threads at 550" and Security Six bbl at .560".
There is not enough materiel to put two sets of threads ID and OD in a .010 thick bushing
Welding the Colt barrel and then turning to size, then single point cutting threads is not a hard machining task for an experienced machinist, though Id bet most machinist would need to outsource the welding part.

A very good firearms builder though can do it in house.

Thinking it though, Im not sure how I would chuck the barrel up..likely make a mandrel for the bore for alignment but drive the part with a lathe dog type deal
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Post by karder » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:58 pm

beautiful!
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by bulletslap » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:47 pm

Can I buy the Ruger take off barrel ?

I have a Rohm 38 I want to rebarrel, it will be a Roger. ;-)

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Post by AndyC » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:49 am

:lol: "rlol" :rolll
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by AndyC » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:59 pm

Took it to the range today with some factory ammo and some handloads I made from 158gr home-cast Lee bullets. The DA trigger is typical Ruger - the weight is all over the place during the pull - but SA is 4lbs exactly and almost perfectly crisp (I can feel a tiny *snick* feeling just before it fires, so I can actually "stage" it).
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The barrel stays where it should and the revolver shoots tiny groups at 7 yards. Yep, I'm happy - good-to-go.
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