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    04-18-2018, 09:31 PM
    back in the 80's I worked for a gov. contractor. they would sign out a file swipe the al. armor plate choke it up it would go right in the trash I would fish them out along with the taps. still using those files and taps today.
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    04-17-2018, 09:54 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    took the trailer up to the Carlisle pa. spring car show yesterday. setting here now by the wood stove watching snow flurries.
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    04-12-2018, 05:31 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread 1866 Uberti in Leverguns
    I have had this problem with some guns. I did some head scratching and checking . I was using a wheel gun when I had a tight one going inone hole I tried it in another. then I started looking and measuring. found the cases that were tight in the...
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    04-11-2018, 01:02 PM
    check the thread size and drill and tap a bar of steel to fit. this is not rocket science.
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    04-08-2018, 11:33 PM
    where I am in pa. evert fourth house has a bench and back stop. some are 50 yd. some are 2-300 yds. our farm I have a 50 and 100 yard. but for hand gun or quick testing I shoot right off the back porch. thn there are private clubs every where.
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    04-08-2018, 07:30 PM
    the side holes for a receiver sight were not drilled till 1950's. also to put the 71 butplate on the end of the stock would have to been sanded flat.
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    04-06-2018, 09:13 PM
    short answer NO. go you like to lose money? a refinish will cost you twice once for the job and then ifor when you try to sell it.
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    04-06-2018, 09:07 PM
    .50-110 is the express load for the .50-100. I have a box of .50-110-350s in my collection.
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    04-06-2018, 08:55 PM
    if paying collector price then it should be collector grade. the one you looked at is not collector grade.
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    04-05-2018, 06:50 PM
    I have a 92 rebuilt to 96 spec. a early 96 rifle with the nonadjustable windage rear sight. a 96 with the later adjustable rear sight. 2 98s one with the 1901 sight. 1 96 saddle ring carbine 1 98 saddle ring carbine and a 99 carbine I killed a 8...
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    04-05-2018, 02:25 PM
    too many muzzleloaders ??? that is like a horse to fast whiskey too old or a girl too pretty.
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    04-05-2018, 02:17 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Dash Camera in Our Town
    after dodging idiots on cellphones and the break checks we got one for my truck and the wife's truck. also works good for the fools that run up beside you and try to cut over when the lane ends. the stepsons company put them in all their trucks....
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    04-01-2018, 09:46 PM
    you are plug over thinking this simple repair. just drill the hole out to the next larger size plug it with a loc-tight. then redrill to the right location. I have done this many times. never had one fail. do use fine threads
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    04-01-2018, 11:24 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Our government in action in Our Town
    tractor supply has nozzles for some of the older cans also I get a lot off ebay. I pick up all the old style gas cans at auctions and yard sales with missing caps and spouts.
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    03-30-2018, 02:49 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Cold camping? in Our Town
    in the 60's I was in the boy scouts. we would go camping once a month. go out Friday evening come back sunday. clean out a spot in the snow put up the tent pack snow back around the tent. after the first trip we learned how to stay warm.
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    03-29-2018, 06:22 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Mag Spark Nipple in Muzzleloading.
    are you using real black powder? are you having problems now? if it is not broken don't fix it.i have been shooting b-p for over 30 years. never had a problem getting a gun to fire.
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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
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