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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: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

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

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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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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    12-14-2017, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

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

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  11. 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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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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    10-22-2016, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 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. Mauser 95 223 Bolt Face Pics

    Started by deltaenterprizes, 07-11-2018 01:45 PM
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  2. .50 cent ar15 trigger job diy

    Started by nouseforaname1246, 04-21-2013 07:15 PM
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  3. Twist Rate?

    Started by joatmon, 07-09-2018 11:28 PM
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  4. Dexron

    Started by shtur, 07-14-2018 04:05 PM
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    07-15-2018, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  5. Do modern Gunsmiths really 'smith, or, do they just 'assemble AR's'

    Started by kens, 06-16-2018 10:20 PM
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    07-15-2018, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Buying files, making file handles

    Started by Clark, 04-17-2018 11:40 PM
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    07-15-2018, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  7. Shimming to Raise Scope

    Started by deltaenterprizes, 07-13-2018 11:22 AM
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    07-15-2018, 11:12 AM Go to last post
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    07-14-2018, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  8. Anybody reamed and tapped for choke tubes?

    Started by roverboy, 07-10-2018 06:35 PM
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    07-13-2018, 09:34 PM Go to last post
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    07-13-2018, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  9. 1873 build

    Started by bigted, 06-25-2018 08:26 PM
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    07-13-2018, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Another Stupid Question, well mabe

    Started by brstevns, 07-04-2018 10:15 AM
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    07-11-2018, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  11. Vernier Tang Sight - Advice Required

    Started by Andrewm28, 07-10-2018 10:05 AM
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    07-10-2018, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  12. Thinking about getting a gunsmithing degree/certificate/???

    Started by zymguy, 06-05-2017 08:32 PM
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    07-10-2018, 03:59 AM Go to last post
  13. Front sight help

    Started by Sweetpea, 07-07-2018 10:42 PM
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    07-08-2018, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  14. chicken coop 1911 slide

    Started by firebyprolong, 07-03-2018 11:29 AM
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    07-06-2018, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  15. Polyurethane as a stock finish ?

    Started by brstevns, 07-05-2018 10:19 PM
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    07-06-2018, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  16. Parts help

    Started by beezapilot, 06-22-2018 09:52 AM
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    07-06-2018, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  17. Borrow a yoke alignment tool?

    Started by sutherpride59, 07-03-2018 03:58 PM
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    07-03-2018, 11:29 PM Go to last post
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    06-29-2018, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  18. Remington 512 fires when bolt handle closed

    Started by kaiser, 06-22-2018 12:50 PM
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    06-26-2018, 04:41 AM Go to last post
  19. Revolver timing

    Started by sutherpride59, 06-22-2018 07:41 PM
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    06-25-2018, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  20. Which a better sight drilling jig ??

    Started by kens, 06-23-2018 09:29 PM
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    06-25-2018, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  21. Remington No. 6 Rolling Block .22 Rifle

    Started by LarryMike, 06-24-2018 02:40 PM
    • Replies: 1
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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