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    07-15-2018, 01:11 PM
    I don't call my self a gunsmith. but i have made my own barrels on my rifling machine i made my self. made new pims for old single shots. relined barrels. made adjustable scope mounts and installed them. made long slide 1911 from cut up slides...
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    07-15-2018, 10:47 AM
    could you make a delrin block to fit inside both parts making it one part ?
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    07-14-2018, 11:14 PM
    I have seen the two parts silver soldered together.
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    07-14-2018, 07:55 PM
    358429 6gr. unique in .38 spl. cases. I loaded a lot of that load for police officers. also dropped a deer with it. it will work just fine as a defense round.
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    07-14-2018, 06:43 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    when I was welding. when a storm came through all the weldors would lay down the leads and walk away. last place I worked a bad storm and all of us maintenance guys would spend a day or two replacing wires motors panel boxes and more.
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    07-14-2018, 05:36 PM
    I have a ss security six mase in 76 I bought used in 77 it was my go to gun for over 30 years. then a browning h-p became my carry gun. but the ruger was still my main shooter until I replaced it with a ss security-six. made in the last year of...
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    07-12-2018, 10:51 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    well am back. we are still with century-link. hughes net did not show up reschuled for Monday they did not show we called they said the installer was there and no body was home. I was working on the tractor all day in the driveway. find out the...
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    07-08-2018, 01:29 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    we got hit july 4 took out phone lines and modem. we are switching to a satellite service they are coming tomorrow to hook us up. centerylink has a repair order for the end of the month. .
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    07-04-2018, 12:21 PM
    I have never slugged the bore in my 94 rifle. but I fallowed the book and sized to .379. it did not shoot real good. then I tried some unsized .381. that tightened up the groups. I have a 94 carbine with button mag also.
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    07-04-2018, 11:55 AM
    I won a match with a 94 rifle with cases formed as in post number 2. I loaded with 35 gr. 2f through a 24 inch drop tube. the bullet was the lyman 165 gr. listed for the 8 m/m lubed with spg.
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    07-04-2018, 09:27 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    trhe only real protection for a lighting strick is to turn them off and unplug them routers too. we lost 2 routers one computer and a well pump
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    07-03-2018, 11:10 AM
    in the day we used the Hornady plinker and bullets for the .30 luger. the Hornaday worked fair the othe not that good in the rifle in the Blackhawk they were good.
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    07-03-2018, 10:32 AM
    I use the stainless steel tornado brushes when I need a brush. which is very rare. most of the times I use a brush is on a military rifle. I have been shooting .38 spl. brass in .357 pistols since I started shooting pistol in 71. never had a...
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    07-03-2018, 10:15 AM
    I got one when a bunch came in from china. the outfit I got it from offered relining so I had it done. it shoots good hits where I aim it and never had a malfunction. it is a 1930 commercial. when navy arms had a warehouse in WV. I picked up 2...
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    07-02-2018, 10:07 AM
    all civil war rifles were made to shoot high. as pointed out there are many different weights mini balls. the heaver the higher they shoot. I have seen the front sight base slotted and blades put in. there was a sharper shooters sight that...
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    07-01-2018, 09:46 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread What brand mug? in Our Town
    we use sub zero bottles. it takes about two hours for my tea to cool to drink also does just as well for cold.
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    06-30-2018, 06:22 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread High Wall Rebore in Single Shot Guns
    anything away from the .38-55 case will require work on the extractor also. I would reline back to .38-55. I got lucky mine was a washed out .32-40 with a number 3 barrel so it is a .38-55 now.
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    06-30-2018, 12:40 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread phone scams in Our Town
    I got one yesterday my windows license was expired. wanted my c,c number to renew.
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    06-29-2018, 08:54 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread 38wcf or 44wcf in Leverguns
    my first 92 was in .38-40 it is a rifle with octagon barrel. I dropped a deer with it one shot. I still have it. bought a uberti ssa in .38-40 to go with it.
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    06-26-2018, 12:56 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    I lay this problem right on the doctors. they prescribe the strongest pain killer for a hang nail or a sprained joint.
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    06-24-2018, 08:24 PM
    the small restaurants and dinners are making a come back around here. buildings look rough on the out side inside clean good food and good service. some even have senior prices and menus'. .
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. was a certified weldor for 30 years. then learned toolmaking.
gardners pa.
blackpowder gunsmithing. shooting matchs classic cars and trucks.
retired. now i have time for my own machine weld shop. many projects to try to finish


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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