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    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    The rifling is as straight as straight can be. Took her to our local gunsmith his first reaction was quite funny actually. He had never ever seen it before. From what I can find in bits and pieces on the internet is Husqvarna did it on 3...
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    02-15-2020, 08:30 PM
    I believe this is a very early 1870 1/2 round 1/2 hex bbl. It is definitely a Husqvarna stamped on the left side of the bbl. I need a forestock that is 11" long and has a wedge pin to hold it on. I need a butt plate for this thing and a set of...
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  • Red River Rick's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 03:07 PM
    Probably most mould manufacturers use a ductile iron, of one grade or another, for their iron mould blocks. Easily machined, holds detail very well, and less resistant to warpage from the heating and cooling cycle. I use Dura-Bar 65-45-12 for...
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  • Red River Rick's Avatar
    01-22-2020, 02:17 PM
    What does any of this have to do with Paper Patching? This should be moved to the "Muzzle loading" section.
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  • Red River Rick's Avatar
    01-21-2020, 06:16 PM
    They work great for working up a load.
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Oilfield Trash.
Alberta Territory. Canada
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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