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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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    08-15-2019, 02:20 PM Go to last post
  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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    01-18-2018, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  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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    04-05-2013, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  1. help with bluing! (not too long)

    Started by mozeppa, 03-27-2020 01:52 PM
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  2. i want to blue a pistol...what with?

    Started by mozeppa, 03-14-2020 06:04 PM
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  3. Winchester barrel folding sight?

    Started by Kev18, Yesterday 12:57 AM
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  4. Cooling Arbors While Neck Turning

    Started by RG1911, Yesterday 06:03 PM
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  5. Andy Horvath pistolsmith

    Started by Blkpwdrbuff, 03-25-2020 05:34 PM
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  6. Ream or Turn Case Neck?

    Started by RG1911, 03-29-2020 04:04 PM
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  7. How to remove a stuck cartridge

    Started by HumptyDumpty, 03-27-2020 10:12 AM
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    03-29-2020, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  8. What type of Drill do I need?

    Started by brstevns, 03-23-2020 05:31 PM
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    03-29-2020, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  9. American Firearms 25 ACP

    Started by Uncle Dave, 10-10-2017 02:31 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    03-29-2020, 01:28 AM Go to last post
  10. S&W Revolver Problems

    Started by Tatume, 03-15-2020 01:12 PM
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    03-29-2020, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  11. New miracle bore break-in method

    Started by onondaga, 01-19-2011 03:38 PM
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    03-28-2020, 04:49 AM Go to last post
  12. A method to bore a very narrow taper

    Started by Tokarev, 03-26-2020 09:37 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-27-2020, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  13. Turtlewax chrome polish and rust remover

    Started by shootzemm58, 03-27-2020 08:11 PM
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    03-26-2020, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  14. Can Anyone Tell Me Which???

    Started by HollowPoint, 12-20-2019 07:57 PM
    3 Pages
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    03-25-2020, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  15. The Very old Craft of making flint locks

    Started by Traffer, 02-18-2020 01:22 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-25-2020, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  16. Marlin Camp 9 recoil spring

    Started by abunaitoo, 03-25-2020 03:10 AM
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    03-25-2020, 11:51 AM Go to last post
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    03-25-2020, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  17. The .220 Meteorite Rifle-Getting Started.

    Started by Wolfram Malukker, 03-18-2020 09:00 PM
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    03-23-2020, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  18. No drill scope mount for 95 Mauser

    Started by brstevns, 02-17-2020 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-23-2020, 12:37 PM Go to last post
  19. Oil gun day

    Started by toallmy, 03-19-2020 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    03-23-2020, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  20. My Krag Sporter

    Started by Texas by God, 02-28-2019 08:03 PM
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    • Replies: 86
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    03-21-2020, 02:02 PM Go to last post
  21. Recommend a lathe for Hobbiest?

    Started by djryan13, 03-14-2020 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 756
    03-20-2020, 06:12 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