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    03-12-2018, 10:44 PM
    Back when you could still buy replacement parts for the auto prime. I replaced 2 or 3 of the rams. Still one new one just in case. A couple years ago the bottom wore out and let the ram poke thru the handle. A section of 300 win mag case was a good...
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    03-11-2018, 10:55 PM
    When I ordered my Swedish rolling block my first thought to rebarrel was 35 Krag. After a little more research I decided something from the same time period would be better. I understand the pressure needs to be kept under 28,000 psi. Now I'm...
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    03-06-2018, 06:47 PM
    I'm talking out my butt since I don't really know but Ive read the earlier models were what Marlin was referring to. They could fire out of battery if if everything went wrong. The 17 supposedly had that fixed. The hammer couldn't drop until the gun...
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    03-06-2018, 12:25 AM
    It does now. I'm kinda slow!
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    03-05-2018, 11:36 PM
    Ive run across a marlin 17 action I would like to restore/build upon. It's missing everything in front of the action except for the rod that works the action. Numrich has everything except the barrel and magazine tube. Barrel and mag tube thread...
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    03-05-2018, 09:33 PM
    I believe the lower spring is what holds the trigger into the hammer when the block is open. You can't pull the trigger unless the block is fully closed. Midway has a video on YouTube with a cutaway that really shows how they work.
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    03-05-2018, 09:28 PM
    Picked mine up today also. It looks much better than I expected it to. I can't wait to make this thing go bang!
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    03-04-2018, 07:43 PM
    Thanks Marlin man. Ive been working on some dies this weekend. I'd like to shoot it as is but before I invest too much money I'll rebarrel. Right now I'm thinking 38-55 or 40-65. But that's down the road a piece. Planning on retiring early next...
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    03-03-2018, 10:01 AM
    Well there wasn't anyone home when the fedex man came so I can't get mine until Monday. I have lots of questions that I planned on the gun providing the answers. Are the barrel threads metric? Could an 8x58RD reamer be used to modify standard...
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    03-02-2018, 09:24 PM
    Ive never owned an old Vaqeuro but always thought they felt good but were borderline heavy for a belt pistol. When the new model was announced I ordered one and had it in about a year. By far my favorite handgun. I'm not interested in heavy loads...
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    03-02-2018, 08:26 PM
    I have 2 .338 cal rifles. A 338 win mag and my homemade 34-57. With a bhn of about 10/12 and going 1800/1900 fps the Lee boolit handles deer VERY easily. Quite accurate and pleasant to shoot also. At these velocities I don't have any trouble with...
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    03-01-2018, 07:09 PM
    I'm afraid I took that first step many years ago but I haven't hit bottom yet. I'm the kinda guy that if you could buy something excellent for $500 or buy parts and pieces for $600 and cobble something together that would be half as good I'll take...
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    02-28-2018, 11:53 PM
    My sandbags are sewn from the leg of old jeans. I use sand now since I shoot at home but when I had to carry my bags I used shelled corn. If it stays wet too long it will mold but since I feed shelled corn it is pretty easy to change it out.
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    02-27-2018, 11:03 PM
    I use powdered rosin.
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    02-27-2018, 09:01 PM
    The salesman didn't say his name. I plan on trying to shoot mine as is. It said the bore was fair. But I suspect it will end up as a 35 Krag. Graf's has dies but too pricey for me. I'll just make my own. Looks like there are several options to...
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    02-27-2018, 07:35 PM
    You dogs! I had never heard of simpsons. The salesman said he would try to ship mine out tomorrow.
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    02-26-2018, 09:04 PM
    Wolfer replied to a thread Remington 760 cast in Factory Rifles
    My old 760 was first year of manufacture. 53? It's quite accurate with 311041 sized .309 and up to 20 gr of 2400. Right at 1800 fps. My alloy is soft, about bhn 10 and I have a small HP. I believe we've killed 10 deer and a couple coyotes with...
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    02-25-2018, 11:06 PM
    On my Mausers I use 1/4" steel brake line from the auto parts store. Doesn't take as big a hole in the wood as the aluminum. I determine the length with the action out of the stock. I rough up the outside of the tube to give the epoxy a better grip.
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    02-25-2018, 08:49 PM
    Wolfer replied to a thread H&R Stub Barrel in Single Shot Guns
    I ordered an extra 410 barrel for my NEF pardner 410 yesterday. Not sure what caliber it's going to be in yet. It will be 45 colt, 38-40 wcf, 38 special, 32 H&R. Depends on what donor barrel I come up with. Ive long wanted a poor mans rook rifle in...
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    02-20-2018, 06:33 PM
    Like Jim B I usually try to chuck in a drill and spin while I'm grinding. A carriage head bolt and valve grinding compound is what I used to cut a crown in sawn off rifle barrels before I got a lathe. I still would if I didn't want to pull the...
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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