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    03-22-2020, 09:35 PM
    Phosphoric acid is also in most soda soft drinks. I would bet you could use generic ( low cost) 7-up as a brass cleaner ( could use darker soda such as cola, but it may stain the brass, so use "clear" soda). Soda has a pH of about 3.5-3.8, which...
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    03-08-2020, 02:08 PM
    Keep it safe, simple and cheap. Use vinegar (acetic acid), and a squirt of dish detergent (Dawn) as a surfactant (removes/separates small particles). you don't even have to use vinegar full strength. 25/75 to 50/50 vinegar/Hot water with...
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    03-05-2020, 09:11 PM
    I vote 45 acp. The 1911 was designed for it / around it. I picked up a Springfield 1911 MILSPEC (not the GI version which has the tiny front site and small rear sight). The MILSPEC version has much better fixed sights ( front is higher, wider,...
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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