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    05-29-2020, 02:13 PM
    Penetrating oil and time. Would NOT use any heat from a flame but boiling water wouldn’t be too hot. For the life of me I can’t remember how mine came apart but here are some photos that might help you figure your gun out. You might be able to...
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    05-29-2020, 09:25 AM
    I don’t think that these were threaded in, later ones are. Been years since I’ve played with my Mk1. With the screw out will the ejector cam move it when the gun is opened? You might take it apart at the hinge and peek in there from the bottom. See...
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    05-29-2020, 08:06 AM
    Open the gun up and remove the large headed screw on the left side of the bbl assembly in front of the cylinder directly in front of the holster wedge. The cylinder should lift right out. Might need some penetrating oil if itís rusty. Donít have...
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    05-29-2020, 07:53 AM
    My one piece pins are from Long Hunter so whatever spring that comes in their kit is what’s in my two 1894s. They’ve been in my guns for decades.
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    05-28-2020, 03:03 PM
    I just went out to my truck and looked in the boxes. Surprise! They’re Berrys, they’re copper jacketed and they’re not 500 rd boxes but 1000 rd boxes which drops my per bullet cost down to .058 cents. I mic’ed a couple and they’re .3565 to .357....
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    05-28-2020, 08:59 AM
    I haven’t opened them up but I think that they're lubed, thought that I would pick the lube out of a few, wash then in acetone and pc them. See how they do. They were in a group of reloading components that I just got. Bought about 5500 commercial...
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    05-28-2020, 12:02 AM
    Haven’t slugged anything but as I said I’ve found a good deal on some 9mm and being the cheap..err...frugal fellow that I am was wondering if pc’ing could enlarge them enough to use them as cas revolver loads. Yes I have a mic and calipers too.
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    05-26-2020, 10:12 PM
    Iíve been standing mine up on aluminum trays after pc, cooking them and when theyíre done I drop the whole tray into my water quench. I use a 5 gal water cooler jug. The drop and temp change knocks most off the tray. I might have to knock a few off.
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    05-26-2020, 10:01 PM
    Anybody ever tried coating 9mm lead boolits to use in a 38 spcl? Might be getting a good deal on some and am wondering about using them in my 38ís. Donít reload 9mm. Thinking that pc might make them a little bit bigger so they would work ok for cas...
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    05-26-2020, 08:33 PM
    My preference has always been steel and walnut but I do have some aluminum in my safe. Happy to say no plastic except for some plastic stuff hanging off the aluminum.
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    05-25-2020, 12:34 PM
    Good post curious, it’s a global manufacturing thing not an American manufacturing thing. It’s called built in obsolescence. You don’t want to make a product that’s so good that it lasts forever. You want it to wear out so you can sell another but...
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    05-24-2020, 02:24 PM
    Try this experiment then. Get a sharpie and mark your brass at 12:00 and make sure it stays at 12:00 when fired to see which direction your cylinder is moving, L or R. Might give you another clue to solve your mystery. I have a couple of N frames in...
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    05-24-2020, 12:58 PM
    I can’t imagine that the cylinder is unlocking but I’m wondering how much play your cylinder and crane has. I couldn’t imagine the frame is flexing either. Back off your loads to see if it stops or replace the original spring one at a time to see...
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    05-24-2020, 11:44 AM
    Depends on how deep your pockets are and how deeply you want to get in. Any .22, old or new, with a heavy bbl, good glass, correctly shaped stock and a timney or volquartson trigger would make a good bench gun. A Ruger would be my first suggestion....
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    05-22-2020, 01:07 PM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread lead hammer in Special Projects
    I’ve got one that’s either bronze or brass that was in my dad’s stuff. Good to use when there’s a chance of a miss. No permanent marks on your work.
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    05-21-2020, 10:32 AM
    Nice work on the carrier. Very professional looking. I use cci primers and my one piece firing pins and lighter springs have never failed to detonate a hard cci primer.
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    05-20-2020, 08:23 PM
    Had the opportunity to pick up a 2 inch Diamondback with a po’s name cut on the backstrap. My buddy would have held it for me but I didn’t jump. He didn’t keep it long. I did get a great deal from him though. He had a 6 in New Service in .38 spcl on...
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    05-19-2020, 07:06 PM
    Suggestions- Keep your thumbs together or learn how to shoot it duelist and lock your wrist when you shoot that way. Series 70 Colt with a beavertail and you won’t get hammer bite. Great gun. Got a bunch.
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    05-19-2020, 05:24 PM
    Congratz tazlaw, every American shooter should have at least one 1911 in their safe. God bless JMB. Big, a round should not fire out of battery if not chambered all the way, a correctly working disconnector prevents the hammer from dropping. Check...
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    05-19-2020, 12:39 PM
    I use a badminton racket. Whacked over 600 2 years ago, only a couple hundred last year but I’m over 350 this spring.
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    05-19-2020, 12:32 PM
    Try some .45 Winchester Magnum brass. You won’t have the case thickness issues.
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    05-18-2020, 09:37 PM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread my military in Military Rifles
    Nice. A very soft spot it would appear.
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    05-18-2020, 07:04 PM
    That was how I fixed my 1894 but I must have used the right jigsaw blade as it’s still going strong. I used one of the ends after removing the pin not where the teeth are. Don’t know if it makes a difference but mine’s still ok.
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    05-16-2020, 11:18 PM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread Pumps are fun! in Rimfire Area
    I used my stimulus on a Winchester pre A 52. It’s becoming my favorite .22. But it’s not a pump.
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    05-16-2020, 10:19 PM
    Didn’t know the backstory so...I will reverse my previous suggestion. I like the plum brown also, did a couple ml’s that way. Looks fine as frog hair split 4 ways.
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    05-16-2020, 03:56 PM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread my military in Military Rifles
    Here are some of mine when I reconfigured my safeís long-gun storage. My 5-37 1922M2 Springfield, an honest 1899 Constabulary/school Krag, two 1903 sporterized remilitarized Springfields and a cute Martini Cadet. The one on top is my nice 1896 Krag...
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    05-15-2020, 03:44 PM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread Marlin 1894 45LC in Leverguns
    Modern Marlins are very scopable, D&Tíed and with the side ejection if you donít want the irons. I like my Cowboy Limited sights but donít care for my wifeís carbine sights. I use my .45 Marlins as cas rifles, no scopes required.
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    05-15-2020, 11:09 AM
    I used to see a rare Johnson Rifle made into a sporter regularly at the Raleigh show many years ago. Damn shame. Guess it finally sold, hopefully it got put back right by whoever bought it and didn’t get parted out. People do stupid things to...
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    05-14-2020, 03:44 PM
    I also like .45s My first SA’s were old s/s Rugers, and a uberti Thunderer that I won but I've recently bought a Schofield and an open top 1860 mason richards conversion. My DA .45s are N frame Smiths, New Service Colts and Webleys. If I needed a...
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    05-13-2020, 09:12 AM
    uscra112, first thing, I did not say high end match .22 was necessarily made this way. I was referring to the standard velocity that regular folks purchase, Rem, Win etc. For what Eley and others charge for their premium .22 the QC is substantially...
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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
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