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    10-20-2017, 01:06 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Barn/ outbuilding gun in Our Town
    use masking tape over the muzzle. it keeps things out of the barrel plus the air punches a hole through it. no chance of blowing a barrel. I read about them taping the barrels on fighters in ww2 to keep them from icing up.
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    10-18-2017, 04:03 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    in pa. if you have a licenses to carry you can carry any hand gun you want loaded. I carry a browning n-p with me all the time. but the bunny cops case problems if you have a loaded long gun in the truck.
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    10-16-2017, 10:13 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Stupid Cat!! in Our Town
    lost my one cat two weeks ago. I have the stove burning to night. got three of them around it right now.
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    10-15-2017, 06:58 PM
    I already have a henry with a loading gate it is called a 66.
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    10-15-2017, 06:55 PM
    I think uberti is making them in .44spl. now. I have a 66 uberti in .44-40 it handles well I use it for deer. it shoots about as far as I can safely. a .30-30 will carry too far.
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    10-15-2017, 01:24 PM
    first check with the bunny cops. to see if it is legal. then if it is. lyman had a 215 gr rnfp mold that is like the old marlin bullet. mine is gas checked works great in the .44-40 with b-p.
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    10-14-2017, 04:57 PM
    trimming brass is no problem gone through couple thousand. I do them in the mill.
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    10-13-2017, 11:45 PM
    i have a set of jo-blocks.
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    10-12-2017, 04:51 PM
    I have fixed more then one s-b lathe with broke back gear teeth. best way to remove a stuck chuck it to make a clamp block with a long handle that clamps to the back part of the spindle then you can use a long bar in the chuck. that way you are...
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    10-12-2017, 11:38 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Uberti 1866 Yellow boy in Leverguns
    I picked up one many years ago in .44-40 it is marked western arms. which was made by uberti. shoots great. I use it for deer hunting on the farm.
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    10-12-2017, 11:32 AM
    yes they did make some in centerfire in later production. so now we have what I have seen a 66 that could be bought at a reasonable cost will be well used. one that will be in shooting condition will be $10,000 plus. I have a uberti 66 in .44-40...
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    10-11-2017, 06:51 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    wife spent 4 days in hospital her potassium dropped too low.
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    10-11-2017, 01:29 PM
    I use the roto hammer forged barrels. I think we got them from scarco. they fit good and shot real good.
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    10-10-2017, 09:49 PM
    after breaking my leg the first time. I went to a kneeling setting. a sand bad is strapped to right ankle would kneel and set back on the bag. was very stable. but after breaking the leg again both setting and kneeling are out now.
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    10-10-2017, 09:38 PM
    in pa we have stand your ground and castle doctrine. which means if it is a good shoot then the one shot nor his family can not sue. many many years ago I loaded for some police forces. this was in the wheel gun days. they had mag handguns but...
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    10-10-2017, 01:21 PM
    I prefer south-bends because I have 3 now and parts are plentiful. but if I had a good working Sheldon lathe I would be just as happy. you did good. I hope you get that old American iron running.
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    10-09-2017, 08:49 PM
    for the price of the welding alone you can buy a uberti Remington.
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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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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