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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: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

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

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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    10-09-2019, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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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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    06-12-2019, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    05-03-2019, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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    02-09-2019, 03:32 PM 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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    12-04-2018, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

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

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

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

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    01-15-2018, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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    12-10-2017, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. S&W hammer stud

    Started by Tatume, Today 08:13 AM
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  2. Brass head stamp change/removal possible?

    Started by Kev18, 02-24-2020 01:47 AM
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  3. Evaporust on Stainless?

    Started by RickinTN, 02-25-2020 02:29 PM
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  4. 1891 Argentine re-barrel caliber?

    Started by ronniet, 02-15-2019 11:21 AM
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    02-25-2020, 12:49 AM Go to last post
  5. Stock Finishing

    Started by MDC, 02-14-2020 11:08 PM
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    02-24-2020, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  6. Savage accutrigger

    Started by fourclicks, 02-11-2020 10:30 AM
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    02-24-2020, 09:02 PM Go to last post
  7. Soldering a Front Sight On

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 02-24-2020 05:19 PM
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    02-24-2020, 07:15 PM Go to last post
  8. Hardening Screws

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 02-16-2020 01:57 PM
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    02-24-2020, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  9. Anyone heard of Al Biesen?

    Started by Idaho45guy, 02-22-2020 11:42 PM
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    02-23-2020, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  10. Want To Build A 9 mm 1911

    Started by fourarmed, 01-24-2020 07:04 PM
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  11. 6x47 Remington to 6x47 Lapua?

    Started by gnostic, 02-22-2020 04:13 PM
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    02-23-2020, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  12. What can be used in a Tumbler?

    Started by Kev18, 02-17-2020 08:07 PM
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    02-23-2020, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  13. Can Anyone Tell Me Which???

    Started by HollowPoint, 12-20-2019 07:57 PM
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    02-21-2020, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  14. Remington 512 Sportmaster refinish

    Started by TINCANBANDIT, 12-23-2019 12:56 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    02-21-2020, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  15. Stock Finish Clean Up, how would you do it?

    Started by Pressman, 02-17-2020 07:54 PM
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    02-21-2020, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  16. Pre-`64 action restoration?

    Started by Idaho45guy, 01-06-2020 12:35 AM
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    02-21-2020, 02:02 AM Go to last post
  17. Will resoldering front sight damage bluing?

    Started by NikA, 02-17-2020 12:19 AM
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    02-20-2020, 10:55 AM Go to last post
  18. Peening ratchet for a temporary carry-up fix?

    Started by Petander, 02-16-2020 09:34 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    02-20-2020, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  19. My Krag Sporter

    Started by Texas by God, 02-28-2019 08:03 PM
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    02-20-2020, 01:28 AM Go to last post
  20. 80% AR lower tips?

    Started by Texas by God, 09-30-2019 10:40 PM
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    02-20-2020, 12:45 AM Go to last post
  21. 1911 - How to work the slide with less force?

    Started by BNE, 12-06-2014 01:56 PM
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    02-20-2020, 12:38 AM Go to last post
  22. The Very old Craft of making flint locks

    Started by Traffer, 02-18-2020 01:22 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-18-2020, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  23. Norwegian Rolling B.ock

    Started by ydouask, 02-16-2020 10:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 214
    02-17-2020, 11:03 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