WCChapin | RCBS Clearance Unboxing – An Unexpectedly Large Box from Palmetto State Armory

Nathan from The Reloading Press and I placed orders with Palmetto State Armory during the RCBS Clearance sale. After a long lead time, two boxes arrived – one was unusually large. The shipment contained a gift for one of our friends from The Reloaders Network…… Read More WCChapin | RCBS Clearance Unboxing – An Unexpectedly Large Box from Palmetto State Armory

WCChapin | Single Action Attributes – Learning the .45 Colt Ruger Vaquero

Video memories from springtime past – the first time out with my Ruger Vaquero 7 1/2″ .45 Colt Single Action Revolver. I quickly discovered that the manual of arms, sight picture and technique differ somewhat from that of my Double Action Revolvers! Enjoy the smoke from NRA Formula Bullet Lube (50/50 Beeswax/Alox) and a screen… Read More WCChapin | Single Action Attributes – Learning the .45 Colt Ruger Vaquero

WCChapin | Meet Mabel Mauser – 1912 Chilean Short Rifle

Meet “Mabel” – my first Military Surplus Rifle – A 1912 Chilean Contract Mauser manufactured in Steyr, Austria by Österreichische Waffenfabriksgesellschaft (CEWG). Mabel is a “non-matching” example of a Modelo 1912 Short Rifle – the bolt, floor plate and cleaning rod have non-matching numbers. The parade loop for the sling is missing as well. The… Read More WCChapin | Meet Mabel Mauser – 1912 Chilean Short Rifle