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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
    3 Pages
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    10-12-2019, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
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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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    • Replies: 88
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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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    • Replies: 30
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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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    09-03-2018, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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    01-30-2018, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  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. Pre-`64 action restoration?

    Started by Idaho45guy, 01-06-2020 12:35 AM
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  2. What can be used in a Tumbler?

    Started by Kev18, 02-17-2020 08:07 PM
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    Today, 01:06 AM Go to last post
  3. Will resoldering front sight damage bluing?

    Started by NikA, 02-17-2020 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 387
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  4. Peening ratchet for a temporary carry-up fix?

    Started by Petander, 02-16-2020 09:34 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 409
    Yesterday, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  5. My Krag Sporter

    Started by Texas by God, 02-28-2019 08:03 PM
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  6. 80% AR lower tips?

    Started by Texas by God, 09-30-2019 10:40 PM
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  7. 1911 - How to work the slide with less force?

    Started by BNE, 12-06-2014 01:56 PM
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  8. Stock Finish Clean Up, how would you do it?

    Started by Pressman, 02-17-2020 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    02-19-2020, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  9. Stock Finishing

    Started by MDC, 02-14-2020 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    02-18-2020, 04:03 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. Norwegian Rolling B.ock

    Started by ydouask, 02-16-2020 10:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-17-2020, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  12. No drill scope mount for 95 Mauser

    Started by brstevns, 02-17-2020 05:51 PM
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    02-17-2020, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  13. Hardening Screws

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 02-16-2020 01:57 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-16-2020, 08:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Burr in rifled barrel

    Started by DeadWoodDan, 02-12-2020 07:42 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    02-16-2020, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  15. SKS barrel thread

    Started by bigdog454, 02-14-2020 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 185
    02-15-2020, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  16. 357 Max reamer?

    Started by Steve E, 02-14-2020 07:04 PM
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    02-14-2020, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  17. Stock for LCS Smith 20ga double barrel

    Started by Tazlaw, 02-10-2020 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-14-2020, 03:21 PM Go to last post
  18. Cleaning rusted stainless steel?

    Started by Andy45, 02-08-2020 11:11 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,019
    02-13-2020, 06:52 PM Go to last post
  19. A little help identification

    Started by beezapilot, 01-19-2020 08:16 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    02-13-2020, 04:48 AM Go to last post
  20. Stuck Lock Ring on Unertl Scope

    Started by PBSmith, 02-08-2020 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 528
    02-12-2020, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  21. Savage accutrigger

    Started by fourclicks, 02-11-2020 10:30 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-12-2020, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  22. Can Anyone Tell Me Which???

    Started by HollowPoint, 12-20-2019 07:57 PM
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    02-12-2020, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  23. Nagant feeding issue

    Started by Bantou, 01-31-2020 08:28 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 947
    02-12-2020, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  24. Heat-Treating Barrels: Rifle Mag Article

    Started by rodclark, 02-04-2020 11:04 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,174
    02-11-2020, 10:20 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