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  1. , defined as anything having to do with a barrel. Fire lapping Hand lapping Fire polishing Throats (& bullet fit) Chambers Crowns and Crowning Cut Rifleing Swaged Rifleing Button Rifleing Exterior grind & polish Exterior finishing Caustic Niter Cold blues Browning Barrel mounted sights

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Removing Stuck Wooden Dowel and Soft Lead Sinker from a barrel

    Started by Fire_stick, 01-04-2011 03:36 AM
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    03-06-2016, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    01-13-2016, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: GunStock Re-Finishing, The Roger Method explained with Pics

    Started by AlaskanGuy, 01-17-2014 06:44 PM
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    12-29-2015, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
    • Replies: 16
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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    06-27-2015, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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    04-01-2015, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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    12-12-2014, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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    11-05-2014, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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    04-05-2013, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  1. End Shake in Colt Police Positive

    Started by MtGun44, 10-24-2011 02:11 AM
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  2. Break the corners?

    Started by robroy, Yesterday 02:22 PM
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  3. Lathe Purchase Dilemma

    Started by dsbock, 07-15-2016 02:58 PM
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  4. Different homemade dies from 7/8 x 14 bolts ?

    Started by littlejack, 01-02-2013 04:39 AM
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  5. Nut and bolt for scope ring??

    Started by LAKEMASTER, 07-16-2016 10:22 PM
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  6. John Taylor fixes things

    Started by sliphammer, Yesterday 05:17 PM
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  7. Custom rifle won't group

    Started by fatelk, 12-13-2015 11:17 PM
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  8. Planned gunsmithing shop purchase: what are the most common jobs?

    Started by Andy, 07-14-2016 12:51 AM
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  9. What is it with 27 tpi and old firearms?

    Started by Chill Wills, 07-28-2016 05:45 PM
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    07-28-2016, 11:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Stevens 44

    Started by Hooker53, 07-23-2016 03:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    07-27-2016, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  11. Finishing bare aluminum handwheels

    Started by cheese1566, 07-25-2016 09:51 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-26-2016, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  12. the motor on my lathe died

    Started by abunaitoo, 06-30-2016 07:13 PM
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    07-26-2016, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  13. Glass bedding Zytel stocks

    Started by facetious, 07-25-2016 04:01 AM
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    07-26-2016, 03:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Exhibition finish on Bastogne Walnut stocks

    Started by Tnfalconer, 07-19-2016 12:25 PM
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    07-25-2016, 03:30 PM Go to last post
  15. XD trigger and sear

    Started by bigted, 07-23-2016 10:04 PM
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    07-25-2016, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  16. Sear Sspring Question

    Started by Silverboolit, 07-23-2016 01:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-24-2016, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  17. Torque Wrench Screwdriver

    Started by DCP, 07-19-2016 06:27 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-24-2016, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  18. 1911 Bushing Grease

    Started by catmandu, 07-20-2016 07:38 PM
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    07-24-2016, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  19. Bluing Removal - Safe, Quick, and Easy

    Started by Phineas Bluster, 11-10-2015 09:41 PM
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    07-24-2016, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  20. Best cleaner of carbon removal??

    Started by Jim-Bibs, 06-26-2016 06:46 PM
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    07-23-2016, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  21. Rounds jammed in AR chamber

    Started by rodsvet, 07-14-2016 03:41 PM
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    07-23-2016, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  22. Question Lathe oil

    Started by abunaitoo, 06-27-2016 05:53 AM
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    07-22-2016, 06:16 PM Go to last post
  23. Put together my first lower

    Started by osteodoc08, 07-17-2016 01:14 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-21-2016, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  24. Colt Lightning Rifle

    Started by Hooker53, 07-17-2016 06:24 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 278
    07-21-2016, 01:40 PM Go to last post

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check