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  • swheeler's Avatar
    08-21-2016, 11:10 AM
    I have a NM single-six 5.5 inch blued, love it.
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    08-21-2016, 03:47 AM
    My 38-55 doesn't seem to have one of those? ..............Buckshot
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    08-21-2016, 02:58 AM
    I bought this rifle a few years back, and was satisfied with it. It is the color cased version, and come to find out it really IS case hardened! The colors seemed 'Off' to me at first, and wondered if they were the fake 'Dipped' surface treatment....
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    08-21-2016, 01:55 AM
    .............I do not have a Marlin or any other lever action in 35 Rem, but I do have a small ring Mauser I converted. The heaviest boolit I've used was the Saeco #356 @ 200 grs (a GC design). I've also heard multiple times about the...
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    08-20-2016, 09:54 PM
    I think being full of copper fouling is why the slug measures so small ;-)
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    08-19-2016, 12:57 AM
    .............Probably be better off with a lathe vs a mill for a chamber insert. A guy on the British and Militaria board several years back made a body out of nylon that included from the rim to the shoulder, ending where the neck started. It was...
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    08-19-2016, 12:47 AM
    ................The Old Western Scrounger offered a steel chamber insert in 577-450 for use with the 45 Colt. At least that's who I bought mine from. They may have been offered by someone else too. I'd mentioned that having one for 45-70...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    08-18-2016, 11:42 PM
    ..............Thanks for the info on the model. There is nothing stamped on the crown. .............Buckshot
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    08-18-2016, 06:10 PM
    Buy a variation of one of these. I have two of them. My wife has one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Headband-2-LED-Lamp-Light-Jeweler-Head-Magnifier-Magnifying-Glass-Loupe-5-Lens-/331943594486?hash=item4d496149f6:g:pdkAAOSw65FXtCVw They are...
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    08-18-2016, 02:45 PM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Wc820 in Canister & Surplus Powder
    .............The original posts were from 2006. about 10 years ago, near as I can figure :-) .............Buckshot
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    08-18-2016, 02:16 AM
    ...............I had an 01 FFL from 1982 till 2001. I was calling my sales rep at Century one day about something or other and he mentioned they'd gotten in a new shipment of M95 Steyrs that were very nice for $39 each. This is what I got. It's all...
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    08-18-2016, 01:42 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Mas 36 in CB Loads / Military Rifles
    ..............Bought one and converted it to 45-70: With that short 12.5" pull, you learn not to put your thumb in front of your nose :-) ...............Buckshot
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    08-18-2016, 01:21 AM
    ..................One Tuesday at the range while us Burrito Shooters where sitting at a picnic table having lunch and solving the world's problems, one of the old pistol shooters came over and asked if any of us were in the market for a few guns?...
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    08-17-2016, 11:06 PM
    ..............I too have a Martini Match rifle. If anyone could tell me what model number it is, I'd appreciate it :-) The barrel is 28" long and the muzzle OD is 0.745" The rifle came with a somewhat wide adjustable cloth or...
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  • DoctorBill's Avatar
    08-17-2016, 05:59 PM
    What you are doing is correct. Push the button half-way down and let the camera focus, THEN move in an out until the focus is good and push the button the rest of the way down. Try working the Zoom - then do the above. LOTS of light gives you...
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    08-17-2016, 10:59 AM
    Yes, TRAFFER, I got your message. Thanks for your offer, but I will wait - I am not in any great hurry and I really need to slow down - I need to think this out and read all the advice from this forum. As to Cameras - every Friday, my wife...
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    08-16-2016, 03:18 PM
    I hope this idea works ! I have started Drilling out the Cavity in the Top Punch with various Drills. My intention is to then finish the cavity's shape using the Diamond Coated Bits (Burrs) which are coming soon. Most of the metal was...
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    08-16-2016, 02:06 PM
    I am now onto the Top Punch Concave shaping. Pre-Drilling out most of the metal on my Lathe with 'Center Drills' to make shaping the concave surface less work. Here is the beginning - about 0.3 inch in. I will use various sized Drills to...
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    08-16-2016, 12:45 PM
    I had to heat up the Bottom Half of the Die to melt out the WW Lead Bullet - wouldn't come out as the Die is made so far. The Die turned a nice Blue Color. Here I am about to drill it thru with a 7/16 Drill. Notice the 'registration'...
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    08-15-2016, 05:33 PM
    My 7/16" Drill Rod arrived. I cut off a piece and lightly tapped one of the Cast Bullets into the die. The end flattened like downtown. The Bullet Metal shaped exactly to the Drill Rod Ram's end shape. The Bullet Metal is like a soft putty at...
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PhD Biochemistry UC Davis 1973
E WA State
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THE most fun rifle to shoot - The Martini Henry .577-450 "Zulu"
It was fun making the 'Milk Bottle' cartridge cases out of Magtech
24 gauge Brass shells and paper patching the 500 grain .45 cal
round nose bullets. Even made my own Bullet Molds !
80 gr Black Powder and Very accurate, very deadly.
They used to hunt Cape Buffalo and Elephants with it.



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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