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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: bluing tank

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

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  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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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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. SMLE 2A1 with tight chamber

    Started by Led, 11-30-2020 09:15 PM
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  2. .410 shotgun ID help

    Started by Remiel, Yesterday 02:42 AM
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  3. Checkering file

    Started by oldred, 12-02-2020 09:11 PM
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  4. Savage 111 trigger problem

    Started by oldhenry, 10-14-2020 07:54 PM
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  5. Win 94 30-30

    Started by sparky45, 12-02-2020 10:38 AM
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  6. M98 bolt/Mark II safety

    Started by DonHowe, 12-02-2020 11:08 AM
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  7. 1849 Colt

    Started by hawkenhunter50, 12-01-2020 11:18 AM
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  8. Reputable gunsmith's by state?

    Started by JohnSmiles, 11-26-2020 08:45 AM
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  9. Problem with 1974 Ruger M77 Magazine Spring

    Started by buckwheatpaul, 12-01-2020 05:54 PM
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  10. Ballistol?

    Started by Hi-Speed, 03-07-2019 11:22 PM
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  11. The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Edition

    Started by TINCANBANDIT, 11-30-2020 07:46 PM
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  12. Hand cut dovetail

    Started by Sooner, 11-25-2020 04:35 PM
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  13. Before I drop over a $1,000, some verification please

    Started by JohnSmiles, 11-15-2020 11:09 AM
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  14. Pistol Barrel Source?

    Started by Green Frog, 11-26-2020 03:19 PM
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  15. Forming screwdriver tips

    Started by Tatume, 06-06-2020 06:06 PM
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  16. 1873 Uberti broken shell extractor

    Started by Wayne Smith, 03-08-2012 09:13 PM
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  17. Questions about gunsmith delay

    Started by asmith80, 11-02-2020 12:57 PM
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  18. contender hammer spring

    Started by 1616s16, 08-08-2020 10:14 PM
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  19. Another fire lap ?

    Started by facetious, 11-23-2020 02:44 AM
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  20. Chamber Cast Options

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 11-23-2020 06:46 AM
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  21. Swivel stud with machine threads

    Started by Bazoo, 11-12-2020 06:32 PM
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  22. How to Make a Stock Duplicator !!

    Started by Hootmix, 10-25-2020 01:42 PM
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  23. Carcano and Gain twist barrels

    Started by Cree, 08-26-2019 11:03 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