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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. Reputable gunsmith's by state?

    Started by JohnSmiles, 11-26-2020 08:45 AM
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  2. Before I drop over a $1,000, some verification please

    Started by JohnSmiles, 11-15-2020 11:09 AM
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  3. Hand cut dovetail

    Started by Sooner, 11-25-2020 04:35 PM
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  4. Forming screwdriver tips

    Started by Tatume, 06-06-2020 06:06 PM
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  5. Pistol Barrel Source?

    Started by Green Frog, 11-26-2020 03:19 PM
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  6. 1873 Uberti broken shell extractor

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

    Started by asmith80, 11-02-2020 12:57 PM
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    11-25-2020, 02:57 AM Go to last post
  8. contender hammer spring

    Started by 1616s16, 08-08-2020 10:14 PM
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    11-24-2020, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  9. Ballistol?

    Started by Hi-Speed, 03-07-2019 11:22 PM
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    11-24-2020, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  10. Another fire lap ?

    Started by facetious, 11-23-2020 02:44 AM
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    11-24-2020, 09:29 AM Go to last post
  11. Chamber Cast Options

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 11-23-2020 06:46 AM
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    11-24-2020, 01:36 AM Go to last post
  12. Swivel stud with machine threads

    Started by Bazoo, 11-12-2020 06:32 PM
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    11-22-2020, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  13. How to Make a Stock Duplicator !!

    Started by Hootmix, 10-25-2020 01:42 PM
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    11-22-2020, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  14. Carcano and Gain twist barrels

    Started by Cree, 08-26-2019 11:03 PM
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  15. Mauser 98 detachable Magazine

    Started by LAGS, 11-15-2020 06:00 PM
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  16. Powder coating a gun part?

    Started by brstevns, 11-16-2020 01:39 PM
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    11-17-2020, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  17. Modify D Frame Short Grips to fit long Frame?

    Started by rintinglen, 11-12-2020 09:56 PM
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  18. Help with Ruger Blackhawk

    Started by lightman, 09-30-2020 11:21 AM
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    11-13-2020, 11:27 PM Go to last post
  19. Winchester ladder site

    Started by RU shooter, 11-12-2020 08:41 PM
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  20. Old double barrel won't open all the way.

    Started by Cosmic_Charlie, 11-07-2020 02:00 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-11-2020, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  21. Counter-boring a 22 Remington.

    Started by 303Guy, 09-27-2020 05:41 PM
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    • Replies: 39
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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