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    09-13-2019, 01:22 PM
    beemer replied to a thread Remingtom 552 in Rimfire Area
    Most Remingtons have a date code on the barrel just forward of the receiver on the left side, the list can be found online. I don't know if the 552 had a number before 1968. Most people that are not gun people think you buy one and it needs no...
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    09-12-2019, 10:19 AM
    beemer replied to a thread Remingtom 552 in Rimfire Area
    I've never owned one but have tinkered with several of them, some were reliable and some not. Semi auto's tend to get dirty and the 552 is a little hard to clean. The trigger group has to be dropped out to access the bolt. One I cleaned was...
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    09-06-2019, 07:24 PM
    I bought a used blue 34 with a 2'' barrel back in the 80's, It's nice but not perfect. Just for fun I looked them up on Gun Broker. It's hard to believe what the starting bid is on some of them. I haven't to a lot of shops or shows lately so I guess...
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    09-05-2019, 10:50 AM
    Around that time frame I bought a Mosin M-44 that was unissued for about $80. I sold it not long after and bought it back a couple years ago with the bayonet lug sawn off. I got it back fairly cheep but that did hurt the value. That rifle has the...
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    08-29-2019, 10:58 PM
    Weaver makes detachable rings with screws on both sides. I have both, the old style can sometimes be a pain. I have had them to go back with perfect zero as well as needing a bit of tweeking but not off enough to ruin a deer hunt if your spare is...
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    08-18-2019, 11:50 AM
    I had the bevel cut off a Lee 45 ACP mould because it left a ring of lube at the base. I did a friends Lee 38-55 with a sharp blade. We were working on one cavity of the mould to try to get the rifle to shoot and finally did. He said the mould was...
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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