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    Today, 08:16 PM
    Make a Nipple Wrench with a tee handle,mount the Assembly in a drill press,Apply pressure on the Key with the Drill spindle and turn.This will stop the Key riding over the Nipple Flats.This method is also ideal for Screws that have worn Slots.
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    Today, 08:08 PM
    Col4570 replied to a thread Venison?? in Our Town
    Give neighbours some then observe them for a few days.If all is well enjoy yourself. Just kidding:veryconfu
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    03-07-2018, 11:51 AM
    Any sort of Card under a Hollow Base Bullet will Blow into the cavity and set the bullet off balance.It is OK to Put the Bullet directly onto the Powder.Alternately a paper patched Hollow base bullet might do the trick.The Air Space is negligible...
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    03-07-2018, 04:15 AM
    Col4570 replied to a thread Don't Like Cats in Our Town
    She likes them.
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    03-07-2018, 04:14 AM
    Col4570 replied to a thread Don't Like Cats in Our Town
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    03-07-2018, 04:03 AM
    Col4570 replied to a thread Don't Like Cats in Our Town
    Well that's you off my list.I personally do not hate any living creature we share this planet with.
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    03-03-2018, 04:11 AM
    8mm Swedish rolling block Rifle barrels make a decent 32.40 Liner.Many of those rifles where modified to a larger Calibre For BPCR.I lined this Martini using a 8mm Barrel inside a 20 Bore ex smooth bore Sharps repro Barrel.The two larger rounds are...
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    03-02-2018, 03:18 AM
    Another view of the Model 1871 single shot rifle.The forerunner of the 71-84 model that had a tubular magazine.I had the rifle proofed at the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House.
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    03-01-2018, 03:27 AM
    Here is my 1871 Mauser in 45-70 Black in twenty twist.It started life as an action and furniture I fitted it to a used Stock.I Rifled the Barrel using a whitworth Barrel as the Rifling Guide.It has Six Grooves and took many hours to cut...
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    03-01-2018, 03:20 AM
    Texas by God has it right,I burn the Oil off twice watching the Spring go dry each time and drop the Spring into a can of Oil.Very much like his burning off in a metal tray.
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    02-28-2018, 03:47 AM
    Heat until Cherry Red,Quench in Oil,at this stage it will be Glass hard and will break if flexed.Clean off scale until the metal is bright.Now hold the spring in a flame until the metal is blue then Quench in Oil immediately.Spring Making can be...
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Enjoy being at the Range. Produced several BP rifles from Raw materials.Own two original Whitworths
Black Powder shooting.both Muzzle and Breach loading. MLAGB Member.
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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