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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: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  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: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. Selling my Atlas - Craftsman metal lathe

    Started by ammohead, 09-21-2014 08:46 PM
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  2. Gun Paint

    Started by Danth, 09-09-2014 05:53 PM
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  3. 1917 barrel ?

    Started by randyrat, 09-19-2014 07:07 AM
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    09-21-2014, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  4. 1917 colt DA .45 question

    Started by flydoc, 09-17-2014 11:40 PM
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  5. Over due lathe improvement

    Started by BKB, 09-18-2014 11:22 PM
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  6. Egyptian Helwan 9mm question

    Started by 41 mag fan, 09-19-2014 10:02 PM
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    09-20-2014, 04:49 PM Go to last post
  7. New at Fire Lapping - questions

    Started by ghh3rd, 09-16-2014 12:39 PM
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    09-18-2014, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Always wanted to learn how to use a lathe

    Started by polebilly, 09-16-2014 11:26 AM
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  9. how to loosen JP weld?

    Started by nekshot, 09-10-2014 08:09 AM
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  10. Question about rem-age barrel

    Started by shawnba67, 09-17-2014 08:50 PM
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  11. Just got my own set of pin gauges!

    Started by Fergie, 07-23-2014 09:07 PM
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  12. Marvil mystery oil

    Started by 1johnlb, 09-01-2014 03:27 AM
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  13. What blueing process is this?

    Started by pretzelxx, 09-09-2014 12:03 AM
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  14. Ruger Super Blackhawk sights

    Started by LUCKYDAWG13, 09-13-2014 09:02 AM
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  15. Stockmakers Opinons on This Stock Please !!

    Started by RustyReel, 09-06-2014 11:59 AM
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    09-12-2014, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  16. Martini Cadet Extraction/Ejection

    Started by seaboltm, 09-04-2014 12:34 AM
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    09-11-2014, 10:09 PM Go to last post
  17. scope ring screw torque

    Started by ubetcha, 07-28-2014 07:17 AM
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    09-11-2014, 10:57 AM 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