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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: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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    10-06-2020, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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    • Replies: 84
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    10-05-2020, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

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

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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    09-13-2020, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  7. 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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    02-19-2020, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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    10-12-2019, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 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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    05-03-2019, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  11. 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. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 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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    01-18-2018, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  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. 35 Remington or .30WCF in Commercial Mauser

    Started by Lead&Diesel, Yesterday 01:23 AM
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  2. Help with split buttstock on shotgun

    Started by BK7saum, 01-15-2021 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 17
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  3. AR15 to Mini 14 mag

    Started by hiram, 01-14-2021 07:51 PM
    • Replies: 8
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  4. Trigger for an AR

    Started by mike britton, 01-01-2021 12:02 PM
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  5. Question for you Ar15 shooters- changing it to a 9mm ?

    Started by brstevns, 12-01-2020 10:20 PM
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  6. 1894 Winchester Removing the Forearm.

    Started by jonp, 01-15-2021 06:38 PM
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    01-15-2021, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  7. Tips for 1917 Assembly

    Started by SeabeeMan, 01-14-2021 07:10 PM
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    01-15-2021, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  8. laminate pillar bedding

    Started by milkman, 01-12-2021 01:47 PM
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    01-15-2021, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  9. S K S bolt fitment

    Started by lead collector, 01-14-2021 10:59 AM
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    01-15-2021, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  10. Calling John Taylor

    Started by Green Frog, 01-09-2021 11:12 AM
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    01-14-2021, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  11. Shotgun barrel work--Who?

    Started by rockrat, 01-01-2021 08:44 PM
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    01-12-2021, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  12. armor-all and tru oil

    Started by fast ronnie, 03-18-2015 12:34 AM
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    01-11-2021, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  13. Rebuilding an original S&W Schofield

    Started by RichardB, 12-28-2020 01:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-11-2021, 07:55 PM Go to last post
  14. ironing out a stock ding

    Started by kcajeel, 01-09-2021 06:28 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    01-11-2021, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  15. anyone know a gunsmith that would rechamber

    Started by Lloyd Smale, 01-05-2021 06:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-09-2021, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  16. Gunsmith to remove chrome plating

    Started by wv109323, 12-25-2020 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-09-2021, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  17. Thinking about getting a gunsmithing degree/certificate/???

    Started by zymguy, 06-05-2017 08:32 PM
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    01-08-2021, 09:37 PM Go to last post
  18. Remington #4

    Started by cwtebay, 01-06-2021 02:13 AM
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    01-07-2021, 03:16 PM Go to last post
  19. Replacement screw for a Redfield site question

    Started by tominboise, 04-08-2020 11:10 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    01-06-2021, 12:06 AM Go to last post
  20. Small Ring Mauser Extractor

    Started by DonHowe, 01-05-2021 02:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-05-2021, 03:26 PM Go to last post
  21. Eye relief problem on Win. Mod. 70 long action

    Started by DickelDawg, 12-29-2020 07:00 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-05-2021, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  22. Recommendation for a tap handle

    Started by Dimner, 12-31-2020 05:40 PM
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    01-04-2021, 10:10 PM Go to last post
  23. What steel for turning new fasteners

    Started by wonderwolf, 12-17-2020 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    01-04-2021, 09:02 PM Go to last post
  24. Price check tools Iím considering purchasing

    Started by zymguy, 12-29-2020 03:34 PM
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    01-04-2021, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  25. Bushing firing pin hole

    Started by augercreek, 01-01-2021 07:36 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 365
    01-04-2021, 02:54 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