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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: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 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: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

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

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  6. 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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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  8. 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
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  11. 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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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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    10-22-2016, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  14. 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. Fire Lapped Swede

    Started by fourarmed, 05-31-2018 02:26 PM
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  2. Remington 580 into a 9X19 pumpkin gun

    Started by justashooter, 07-05-2011 03:17 PM
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  3. Do modern Gunsmiths really 'smith, or, do they just 'assemble AR's'

    Started by kens, 06-16-2018 10:20 PM
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  4. Cracked 1896 Krag Stock

    Started by Kevinakaq, 06-15-2018 07:30 PM
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  5. Sharps castings on Ebay

    Started by oldred, 06-15-2018 10:25 AM
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  6. Ruger Super Redhawk Barrel Dims?

    Started by user55645, 06-15-2018 09:20 AM
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  7. Safe handguns by design?

    Started by Naphtali, 06-15-2018 01:13 AM
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    06-17-2018, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  8. Ed's red storage

    Started by slugflinger, 04-27-2018 09:48 AM
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  9. Ithaca 37 Ejection Problems

    Started by Andy, 06-11-2018 04:13 PM
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    06-16-2018, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  10. Buying files, making file handles

    Started by Clark, 04-17-2018 11:40 PM
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  11. old world peening a pin

    Started by nekshot, 06-01-2018 09:54 AM
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  12. located

    Started by RichardB, 06-06-2018 11:40 AM
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    06-15-2018, 12:08 AM Go to last post
  13. Tom Menck tools gone?

    Started by Thin Man, 04-30-2018 08:42 AM
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    06-14-2018, 09:04 AM Go to last post
  14. Chamber issue with a falling block, need ideas

    Started by mdevlin53, 05-20-2018 10:53 AM
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    06-13-2018, 09:15 AM Go to last post
  15. Cast iron work surface pitted.... Filler????

    Started by beezapilot, 04-01-2018 05:22 PM
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    06-12-2018, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  16. ? About stock stain

    Started by iron brigade, 06-03-2018 08:00 PM
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    06-07-2018, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  17. Can someone remove this for me? Broken tap inside Uberti Hammer

    Started by Gunfreak25, 09-12-2017 02:30 PM
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    06-06-2018, 05:38 PM Go to last post
  18. Question Screws To Nowhere...

    Started by BCB, 03-28-2018 06:33 PM
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    06-05-2018, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  19. M1 carbine front sight removal

    Started by Texas by God, 06-04-2018 12:07 AM
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  20. Lengthen 20 gauge chamber

    Started by smoked turkey, 06-02-2018 10:12 PM
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    06-04-2018, 03:23 AM Go to last post
  21. Boyd’s Hardwood Stocks Review

    Started by StuBach, 05-22-2018 11:55 PM
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  22. Gunsmith price in the ozarks

    Started by nekshot, 05-30-2018 08:09 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-30-2018, 10:13 AM 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