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    Today, 04:18 PM
    Guys, that is good to hear. I used to prefer Lyman equipment in the 60's but in the last 20 years have gone away from them because of poor service. They were not all that friendly when you called them with a problem. At one time Lyman made about...
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    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    My 57-2 is neither pinned or recessed. My sons 57 is a S serial number (if I remember right---I gave it to him a good 20 years ago) is both pinned and recessed and came in a wooden presentation case when I bought it. I did have a chart on the...
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    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    TNsailorman replied to a thread WTS: Boolits in Swappin & Sellin
    I'll take item #2, .358 FP boolits, 500 each. $32.00 shipped. Sending pm for address, james
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    01-18-2018, 06:52 PM
    I had one time a .300 EG, a .308 Deluxe, and a .308 G. They were all great rifles but as usual, I just had to try something different and traded them for things that didn't pan out. Afterwards, I bought a much used and abused 300 EG from a fellow...
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    01-15-2018, 11:08 PM
    TNsailorman replied to a thread Sks in Military Rifles
    Back in the 80's, my brother bought a couple of the milled receiver Russian SKS's (one for himself and one for his teenage son). I shot the nephew's rifle one time at the range. My brother threw a tennis ball out to about 25 yards and I had no...
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    01-15-2018, 10:59 PM
    I am not knowledgeable enough to answer your question on lot numbers. Maybe someone else can chime in and help. james
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    01-15-2018, 04:29 PM
    What do the holsters fit?
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    01-15-2018, 04:28 PM
    Outpost75, If I had know then what I know now, I would have gone the same route you did but I did not. Upshot was, I lost a beautiful .44-40 revolver because Ruger did not do the due diligence to make the revolver right in the first place and I did...
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    01-15-2018, 03:18 PM
    sending pm on #4.
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    01-15-2018, 03:11 PM
    Most of the modern made .44-40 that I have personal experience with, have .429 Special/magnum barrels and not the .427 of the original .44-40 barrels. I had a Ruger Vaquero in .44-40 and it shot all over the board with factory ammo because...
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    01-15-2018, 11:32 AM
    Why change a .44-40 to .44 Special or magnum. If I had a .44 magnum(with fixed sights) I would be more interested in trying to re-chamber it to .44-40, my choice of caliber. my choice anyway, james
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    01-14-2018, 09:17 PM
    Yes they do, especially if in good condition. I saw one of those sold just before Christmas in excellent condition for $50.00 plus shipping. The collecting market is beginning to stir on those old metal and cardboards can a little. Right now...
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    01-12-2018, 10:14 PM
    I had a 20 gauge Lee Load All and it would do a pretty decent job on a previously loaded hull. Just don't expect the same from New Hulls. For some reason, it just doesn't want to close the crimp tight enough to stay. It looks ok when you finish a...
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    01-09-2018, 10:51 AM
    I have owned 3 of the Model 333's by C&H. They are great little machines. My presses were all smooth operating and very handy once you established a working pattern with them. My son and grandson's have them now. I have been on the lookout for...
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    01-08-2018, 03:51 PM
    I knew several gunsmiths that were still doing skeleton cap and butt plates well into the late 1960's. Problem was, it is time consuming and takes a steady hand to get them right --thus pricey to have it done. There are gunsmiths that can do such...
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    12-25-2017, 02:08 PM
    Yes, grab it.
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    12-25-2017, 02:07 PM
    Laminated stock have been around for a long time. The modern glues and epoxies is what made them reliable and worth a little extra effort to work with. The only real drawback I see to them is the increased weight and I can live with that. james
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    12-24-2017, 11:17 AM
    I actually prefer the Arisaka action to the mauser in some ways. Much simpler takedown and is a little stronger also. The safety is also good to go with a scope without alteration. They can be made into very nice looking sporter. The 7.7mm is a...
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    12-23-2017, 08:28 PM
    TNsailorman replied to a thread Big bullets in Vintage Ammo
    My guess is Coastal Artillery. More like 12 to 15 inch projectiles. Looks to be armor piercing as well. james
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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
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