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    02-18-2020, 08:59 PM
    2 comments. do not sand finish off. use paint stripper. next comment: this will make some mad, but here it goes. do not use steel wool between coats. it rolls over some of the higher spots. cut between coats with 320 or 400 "no load" paper. yellow...
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    02-12-2020, 08:32 PM
    PILL; i guess you mean BULLET! a pill is something you take for medical reasons
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    02-11-2020, 11:51 AM
    i don't have any issues with the repair. i did use paste wax as a release agent. just passing on my "mistake"
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    02-10-2020, 08:58 PM
    while inletting the barrel channel, i removed too much wood from one side. about 4 in. long. so, i cut a thin tapered sliver of walnut to fill it in. i used titebond III wood glue. with the bbl. action in the stock i slid the filler along side of...
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    02-08-2020, 08:41 PM
    anyone know where i can find longer than original trigger guard screws for a 98 mauser. + 1/4 in will work. i can trim to length
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    02-07-2020, 08:36 PM
    i'm inletting a sporter stock to fit a commercial husqvarna barreled action. the stock is for a 98 mauser and the magazine box is a 98 mauser military. the barreled action and the magazine box are inletted deep enough (the magazine box is over 1/16...
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    02-04-2020, 03:42 PM
    bought a saeco (not redding) lube sizer on this site. i already have a reddding saeco sizer. this one is black and has a lable that says SAECO. i didn't ask, but, does it take the same threaded dies as the current redding/saeco.??
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    02-03-2020, 06:46 PM
    i'll take #5. check your pm
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    02-03-2020, 06:35 PM
    you have PM
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    02-02-2020, 09:12 PM
    couple of things. yes you can cut the danish oil down with steel wool, but, it is not a hard finish. very possible to cut through the finish. it is not like a built up hard finish. next it is not adviseable to cut down a finish to the wood with...
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    02-01-2020, 08:48 PM
    get the watco danish oil. i've used EVERYTHING to finish gunstocks. for the finish you are looking for; watco is the easier to use. keep the stock wet for 30 minutes. dry off with paper towels. let dry 2 or 3 days and do same. too bad that you have...
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    01-31-2020, 02:16 PM
    porthos replied to a thread pilkington gun co in Our Town
    #has been disconnected or not in service (918 683 9418)
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    01-31-2020, 12:25 PM
    porthos started a thread pilkington gun co in Our Town
    trying to contact them. pilington gun co in muskogee ok. looking for a phone # operator at phone co. (555 1212) says no listing. brownells is still carrying their products. any help?
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    01-29-2020, 08:38 PM
    porthos replied to a thread Forever 21 isn't a store in Our Town
    Semper Fi
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    01-29-2020, 08:32 PM
    porthos replied to a thread walnut tree value in Our Town
    i called a "forester" after i posted this thread. he handeled the sale of the timber at my gunclub. we got $48,000. he got $7,000 of that. seems like a lot but that's the going rate. anyway he said that the tree may be worth $200.00, but finding...
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    01-29-2020, 04:15 PM
    porthos started a thread walnut tree value in Our Town
    i have a walnut tree that is appx. 22 in. diameter. the main trunk is about 8 ft. high before the tree branches out. i want it gone. the question has is; does it have any value, so, that i might get it cut down for free. i don't want to pay someone...
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    01-26-2020, 12:39 PM
    thanks guys; good information. i have all of the tools necessary. i will make something up. lot of other projects going on at this time. a little cold here in western pa. got till springtime.
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    01-25-2020, 08:47 PM
    as i stated. i have a barrel vice. it holds the barrel
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    01-25-2020, 05:05 PM
    i'm going to replace the bbl. on a swedish CG-63 (a target rifle based on a m-96 action) bought a lothar walther bbl. that is contoured, threaded and "deep chambered". i have a bbl. vise; but, no wrench. any suggestions how i might make something...
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    01-25-2020, 12:21 PM
    thanks guys for all of the comments. i originally stated that $ was not a issue. yet, most of the responses mentioned the price. nobody addressed what if anything was better. but in a way that did answer my question.
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    01-24-2020, 08:42 PM
    why do some think that a lee (non progressive) reloading press is better. price is not a issue; i'm a believer that you get what you pay for in tools. comments?
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for 20 years before retireing; i worked it a business that sold target and field shotguns. my job as a "stocksmith" was instqalling adjustable combs on target shotguns , refinishing , repairing broken stocks, mechiacial repairs and sales
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sw pa
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former competive trapshooter and current cast bullet shooter
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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