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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: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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  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: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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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: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

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

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. Need help with wood IDing

    Started by Tripplebeards, Yesterday 07:59 PM
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  2. Savage 219 trigger work

    Started by riverdog, 02-28-2021 03:26 PM
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  3. Further my education - barrel making

    Started by Nobade, 02-25-2021 08:11 AM
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  4. Favorite Bedding Material

    Started by tbpollard, 02-24-2021 09:43 AM
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  5. south bend 9B for gunsmithing

    Started by Brett Ross, 12-12-2019 07:54 PM
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  6. AR15 80% lower jig question

    Started by brstevns, 02-19-2021 11:36 AM
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    02-25-2021, 01:43 AM Go to last post
  7. sorry about picture, gunstock werk

    Started by 444ttd, 01-26-2021 03:05 PM
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  8. Sad To Say 4D Rentals Lost My Recommendation

    Started by DougGuy, 02-08-2021 05:25 PM
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  9. model 70 woe's

    Started by white eagle, 02-05-2021 05:48 PM
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  10. Moved: The coming 10 round magazine limit law

    Started by bangerjim, 02-16-2021 09:32 PM
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  11. Question on Ar15 80% milling

    Started by brstevns, 02-14-2021 07:18 PM
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    02-17-2021, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  12. looking for gunsmith to rebarrel my carcano

    Started by Rick459, 02-15-2021 11:43 PM
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    02-17-2021, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  13. Accurizing the M-1 Rifle

    Started by wch, 02-08-2021 04:31 PM
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  14. Filed The Barrel Lug On A 9mm. Cold Blue?

    Started by jonp, 02-07-2021 08:11 AM
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  15. Lyman 48 slide swap/availability

    Started by brnomauser, 02-01-2021 06:36 AM
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  16. Converting a .38 Special to .41 Long Colt?

    Started by gun toting monkeyboy, 01-25-2021 08:51 PM
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    02-13-2021, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Navy Arms Zouave main spring help

    Started by fiatdad, 02-08-2021 12:05 PM
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    02-13-2021, 02:14 AM Go to last post
  18. Barrel Opinions Wanted

    Started by Rcmaveric, 02-08-2021 02:18 PM
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    02-11-2021, 04:02 AM Go to last post
  19. Armalight AR10 lower Question

    Started by Mozz, 02-06-2021 06:04 AM
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    02-11-2021, 12:32 AM Go to last post
  20. Trigger for an AR

    Started by mike britton, 01-01-2021 12:02 PM
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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