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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: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

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

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  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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  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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  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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  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. Remington 512 Sportmaster refinish

    Started by TINCANBANDIT, 12-23-2019 12:56 PM
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  2. Bluing an old 92 winchester

    Started by iomskp, 01-18-2020 08:48 AM
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  3. A little help identification

    Started by beezapilot, Yesterday 08:16 PM
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  4. Crane Alignment Video

    Started by Silvercreek Farmer, Yesterday 06:56 PM
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  5. Questions on salvaging a burned up 1911

    Started by Multigunner, Yesterday 04:08 PM
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  6. Can Anyone Tell Me Which???

    Started by HollowPoint, 12-20-2019 07:57 PM
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  7. south bend 9B for gunsmithing

    Started by Brett Ross, 12-12-2019 07:54 PM
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  8. Reflex sight on a Rossi 92?

    Started by Wolfer, 01-17-2020 11:07 AM
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  9. First rebarreling attempt

    Started by Ernest, 12-25-2019 01:19 PM
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  10. Screwdrivers for S&W revolvers?

    Started by Petander, 01-16-2020 02:48 PM
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  11. So I got the Kuhnhausen S&W revolver book...

    Started by Petander, 01-16-2020 09:42 PM
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  12. The mystery of the 1884 Trapdoor

    Started by Carrie450, 01-07-2020 01:49 AM
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    01-17-2020, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Caswell Nickel

    Started by oldred, 01-15-2020 12:08 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-17-2020, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  14. H&R revolver help

    Started by Texas by God, 12-20-2019 09:08 PM
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    • Replies: 21
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    01-17-2020, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  15. CVA Single Short Scout in 45/70

    Started by LouP, 01-14-2020 03:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-16-2020, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  16. Sight help please

    Started by Lefty SRH, 01-14-2020 06:51 PM
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    01-16-2020, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  17. How does one "grey" stainless steel?

    Started by Andy45, 01-13-2020 10:10 PM
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    01-14-2020, 10:10 PM Go to last post
  18. Fooling a Smoker Thermostat

    Started by deltaenterprizes, 01-13-2020 05:36 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-14-2020, 11:28 AM Go to last post
  19. Home made lathe

    Started by MrWolf, 01-11-2020 03:02 PM
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    01-14-2020, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  20. Cracked stock simple fix, yeah right :(

    Started by wyofool, 01-08-2020 08:54 PM
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    01-13-2020, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  21. New way to dislodge a stuck boolit.

    Started by BrutalAB, 01-12-2020 10:40 AM
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    01-12-2020, 03:41 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