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  • cajun shooter's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 05:00 PM
    The current price of a Wagge is $236 plus $30 shipping. They are built from scratch when ordered and it's about 10 to 14 days to complete. I've had 2 of them for years and they are the best if you ladle pour for the larger calibers. I also have 2...
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    02-23-2018, 03:44 PM
    toot replied to a thread Ballard #2 in Single Shot Guns
    marlinman93, well today i took off the hand guard on my MARLIN BALLARD #2 rifle in 38 /55 cal. and checked the serial # on the bottom barrel flat on the octagon barrel and it is the same as on the bottom of the receiver- 304xx, both are the same....
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    02-22-2018, 05:03 PM
    toot replied to a thread 32 40 in Case Forming / Re-forming
    black powder is fine but remember it is a bugger to get all of the residue out of the inner workings and a week later they are rusting again , that is what happened to me and maybe it was just me that it happened too?
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    02-22-2018, 05:00 PM
    toot replied to a thread 32 40 in Case Forming / Re-forming
    30 /30's are cheap and it is the way to go. they are not short enough to mount to any thing. they work just fine, been doing it for years and remember they head space on the rim not the lip.
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    02-21-2018, 03:58 PM
    i'm sure i will with all of the great help you have provided me in my quest for info. on the subject i posted. again i cant thank you enough for helping me.
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    02-21-2018, 03:04 PM
    marlinman93, got the info. and site you sent and will take it from there. thank you very much for your help..
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    02-21-2018, 02:57 PM
    marlinman93, sorry i jumped in ahead of your post to me. that info for some reason didn't come up for me. that is what i will research from. again I can't thank you enough for the help you have given me.
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    02-21-2018, 02:51 PM
    I GOOGLED it again and holsters for sale came up, even one made in WW2, soled for $49.99. but nothing on the history of the Co. when they started in business and ended.
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    02-21-2018, 02:43 PM
    I hope I can help you with a subject. thank you very much for your help. what is a GOOGLE FOO?
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    02-21-2018, 11:03 AM
    marlinman, thanks please let me know.
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    02-21-2018, 11:02 AM
    Dutchman, i GOOGLED the name and nothing came up for me.
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    02-20-2018, 05:34 PM
    the same guy MANNYCA, also makes and sells a device that takes soda / beer cans and punches out percussion caps out of them, i bought one of them from him, works great.
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    02-20-2018, 04:56 PM
    i push a .457 .405 GR. into a home made .439 sizer for my 43 SPANISH, works great. beats buying them.
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    02-20-2018, 04:52 PM
    so simple a CAVE MAN CAN DO IT!!! thanks for sharing it with us. why can't i ever think of some thing as simple as that??
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    02-20-2018, 08:52 AM
    i think some one used the news paper as a plug for the spout and over the years it got pushed in to the horn. have seen this material used for that purpose in the past. when rolled up very tight it will work for a time.
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    02-20-2018, 08:46 AM
    not a problem.
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    02-19-2018, 05:33 PM
    most 43 SPANISH heads are .439 I be-leave. so .437 is not very far off if you paper patch.
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    02-19-2018, 05:31 PM
    I purchased a model 49 COLT 31 cal. revolver in a very old flower patterned tooled leather holster. on the rear it is MKD. FINKS LEATHER SHOP. 225. HP. I be-leave it is hard to make out all of the stamping. any one ever heard of this leather holster...
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    02-19-2018, 11:03 AM
    BUCK SHOT has finally been outlawed in my state, RI. be cause of all of the gut shot deer that got away and died a horrible death according to the state biologists. a slug either hits and kills or misses. a hunters prayer- o lord please let me kill...
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    02-19-2018, 10:56 AM
    we have taps in the sugar maples already in RHODE ISLAND, and also a very good flow.
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    02-16-2018, 10:26 AM
    toot replied to a thread Ballard #2 in Single Shot Guns
    marlinman93, thank you for that information on my gun and loading tool's, BTW. if i sold the extra loading tool what should i ask for it ?. and did they come with the gun or did it have to be purchased separate. i am placing the info you posted to...
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    02-15-2018, 10:44 AM
    toot replied to a thread Ballard #2 in Single Shot Guns
    marlinman93, i checked the gun. on the left side in 3 lines it is stamped-MARLIN FIREARMS Co. NEW HAVEN Ct. PATENTED. FEBRUARY. 9. 1875. BALLARD'S PATENT. NOV.5.1861. SERIAL #304XX. the two loading tools that I have are marked, IDEAL MF'G Co. NEW...
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    02-15-2018, 09:11 AM
    what size wads / cards does a 13 bore take?
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    02-15-2018, 09:07 AM
    good thread but all of the pict,s are all blocked.
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    02-14-2018, 04:21 PM
    toot replied to a thread Ballard #2 in Single Shot Guns
    i have a BALLARD in 38/55 BALLARD with a BALLARD reloading tool. my gun has the reversible firing pin for rim fire. my question is what would the rim fire cartridge be for this gun in this caliber?
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    02-14-2018, 04:12 PM
    toot replied to a thread ZULU shot gun in Single Shot Guns
    WOW!! $3400.00, is a far cry from all of the people who puck on them when you read about them in articles, saying they are junk.
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    02-14-2018, 03:57 PM
    JoseBob, please e-mail me the measurements and info. on the BACKWOODSMAN MAGAZINE wooden self built shot gun re-loader, thanking you.
    25 replies | 1491 view(s)
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    02-14-2018, 09:57 AM
    toot replied to a thread ZULU shot gun in Single Shot Guns
    in a battle i would want all of the HOLY H2O. that i could get, and that little hole doesn't hold very much! when the water was put in it how did they keep it in the hole, a cork or wooden plug? thanks for the history of the hole. always wondered...
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    02-14-2018, 09:47 AM
    sausage gravy- reminds me of 1960 in the US. ARMY, breakfast- S.O.S.!! UM-UM UM-GOOD!!.
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    02-13-2018, 05:50 PM
    toot replied to a thread ZULU shot gun in Single Shot Guns
    justashooter, thanks for the info. you posted.
    11 replies | 416 view(s)
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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
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