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Forum: Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks

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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: 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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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    09-16-2014, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

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

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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    09-12-2014, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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    08-24-2014, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

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

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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    08-02-2014, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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    07-04-2014, 01:10 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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    06-26-2014, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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    04-03-2014, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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    02-18-2014, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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    12-08-2013, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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    11-30-2013, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-05-2013, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  1. What is a gunsmith???

    Started by GRUMPA, Yesterday 06:18 PM
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    Today, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  2. Williamsburg Gunsmith!

    Started by seagiant, Yesterday 09:58 PM
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  3. Scotch Brite to tone down stainless?

    Started by Silvercreek Farmer, 10-20-2014 09:12 PM
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    10-21-2014, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  4. Who knows how to make box magazines from scratch?

    Started by goodsteel, 09-22-2012 07:32 AM
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    10-21-2014, 04:56 AM Go to last post
  5. Question Using lead to measure barrel volume

    Started by dbooksta, 09-30-2014 03:16 PM
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    10-20-2014, 10:51 PM Go to last post
  6. Ruger SP 101 help

    Started by 454gene, 10-14-2014 06:51 PM
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    10-20-2014, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  7. How hard is it?

    Started by Freightman, 10-20-2014 07:11 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-20-2014, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  8. I need aSmith and Wesson revolversmith

    Started by Wayne Smith, 10-20-2014 07:36 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-20-2014, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  9. Savage 110 bolt face replacement

    Started by roverboy, 10-18-2014 05:35 PM
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    10-19-2014, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  10. Over due lathe improvement

    Started by BKB, 09-18-2014 11:22 PM
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    10-18-2014, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  11. Neat Rust Bluing trick

    Started by oldred, 09-29-2014 09:02 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    10-17-2014, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  12. Bad Cut chamber 5.56 /223

    Started by Ford SD, 10-15-2014 03:04 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    10-16-2014, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  13. Any pine tar finish experience?

    Started by Merick, 10-14-2014 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-15-2014, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  14. Lapping lugs

    Started by mattd, 10-07-2014 08:24 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    10-14-2014, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  15. So I own a 6.5 Sporter bolt now. What to do with it?

    Started by bruce drake, 08-17-2013 06:56 PM
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    10-14-2014, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Remington 700ML Bolt Disassembly Issues

    Started by ticket machine, 10-08-2014 01:38 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-13-2014, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  17. Question on Trap Door set trigger.

    Started by Reg, 10-09-2014 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-11-2014, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  18. So, you want a nice diopter sight on a Mosin

    Started by texassako, 10-09-2014 10:10 PM
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    10-10-2014, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  19. Fix a bad chamber????

    Started by abunaitoo, 10-08-2014 03:42 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-10-2014, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  20. I hope someone knows Ortgies pistol

    Started by farmallcrew, 10-05-2012 08:03 PM
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    10-10-2014, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  21. Short Side Raill mounting screws?

    Started by AGB-1, 10-02-2014 06:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-09-2014, 09:55 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