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    Today, 12:42 PM
    It looks nice and I see it used alit to help make engravings and stamped art show up better or accent it. On these rifles I prefer the case hardened finish for tradition and looks if its done right. On fine hand engraved surfaces bluing may hide...
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    Today, 12:34 PM
    The club I belong to had issues and they decide to "quality" shooters We have a plinking range with eye brow and covered firing line 25 yds. Pistol range is 25 and 50 yds. High performance range is 7 yds to 60 yds. Rifle range is 200 yds with back...
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    Today, 11:40 AM
    Glad you weren't hurt or injured by this. while the pieces may have started straight u the varying thickness of the parts, pressure points, guide forces and odd shapes they probably didt stay straight line long. The whistle you heard may have been...
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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    I believe that finish is referred to as French gray and its a plating done on the carbon steel.
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    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    I have used the ends from shipping tubes in bind. I have made them from wood metal and epoxy. A copper end cap might be found that would fit and work. I have made simple moulds from clay and then poured with epoxy. Metallic tape can be taped to...
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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    Lapping to change weight can be done. I've done it to change size of a bullet a few thousandths, to smooth out a mould, or to help with release of bullets. Its a slow proves for size since the base band can be measured until you get very close....
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    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    When doing this I use blank screws in the holes to fill them or plug the holes with clay, before the release agent is applied.
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    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    Don't contour the base to match the receiver, coat the receiver with 3-4 coats of release agent and bed the sight to match with a good epoxy like J*B weld. Use a simple clamp to hold it while it cures, When cured clean up sides drill holes and...
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    Also remember most cars trucks and tractors were 6 volt positive ground systems and also had generators not alternators if you drove in the cities a slow speeds the system might not charge and you had to charge it at home. Lawn mowers were a push...
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    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    Bought the issue today not for the article on cast in military rifles but the one on loading the 44-40 with black powder. Got testing penetration and such, an explanation of the whys, and fouling issues. LOading date and techniques were said to be...
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    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Shiloh in Single Shot Guns
    I have always wondered if a sight adjustment tool similar to the one for the Springfield's could be made for those gallery type sights. A simple micrometer head with a stop to rest on the top of the staff and a non rotating end to set over the eye...
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    03-16-2019, 10:08 PM
    There are ways to slow the tinsel fairy's visits down a lot. 1 always start with a cold empty pot. this allows moisture to boil off before any molten lead is there. ...
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    03-16-2019, 07:14 PM
    You also might try Bernie Roweles Old West Moulds
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    03-16-2019, 06:59 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Shiloh in Single Shot Guns
    I went with a friend today to a local clubs gun show and rolled around. Was looking at a high wall in 40-65 was a nice older build with good wood checkering and metal work. Bore looked good only had a short range soule type rear sight though. Guy...
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    03-16-2019, 06:51 PM
    A 7/8 14 bolt cut to length -1/8" for the shell holder with the right size hole drilled and bored in it in a press and you can use a jewelers saw to cut them to rough length. A piece of pope or tubing they fit into cut to length from face of rim or...
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    03-16-2019, 03:48 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Shiloh in Single Shot Guns
    Strengthen it or straighten it? If straighten I believe I would start with a piece of flat stock ( fairly heavy maybe 3/4" by 1" set so its 1" thickness) Disassemble the rear sight so you just have the staff lay flat on the flat stock and with your...
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    03-16-2019, 02:44 PM
    Another place for the tapped hole and set screw is for the appeture itself. Drill and tap the appeture hole 10-32 and use 1/8" set screws to make appetures. This allows you to experiment with aperture size hole and your vision. Just drill 10-32 set...
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    03-16-2019, 02:25 PM
    WHile not irreplaceable IMR 4895 is one of the most versatile powders there is and would be a shame to lose it.
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    03-16-2019, 02:09 PM
    I don't know what Starline is using for lube now it has changed this last two batches ( 38-55 and 45-70) were so slippery I could hardly hold on to them to prep them. Previous hasn't been like this. ...
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    03-16-2019, 09:02 AM
    In my high power rifle rounds and BPCR Remington primers shine with the best numbers and accuracy. I have used Federal gold medal, 210s. CCIs standard, Winchesters and Remington's. I
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    03-16-2019, 08:56 AM
    Unfortunately I cant do pics. I will try to give a better description and explanation below. Bill of materials: 1/2 copper tubing 6"-8" long, this is the handle portion of the tool so...
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    03-15-2019, 08:07 PM
    Very nice, rifle looks like a real craftsman did the conversion.
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    03-15-2019, 07:56 PM
    There are several ways to anneal. Annealing is a temp / time combination. I will give several methods here to anneal cases. 1) Stand cases up in a shallow pan of water with the water up to where you want annealing to stop....
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    03-15-2019, 01:58 PM
    Another trick that works if you can bet to the stuck nipple is a vibrating electric pencil. with the vibrations turned in put the point in the nipple hole and press down with hand pressure for a minute or two. Even better is have some kroil oil in...
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    03-15-2019, 01:38 PM
    Ballistol and water mix at 10 parts water to 1 part ballistol will clean the BP fouling quickly and easily. I have it in a spray bottle and a squeeze bottle. I spritz / spray the bores down with the spray bottle. A couple sprays in the breech...
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    03-14-2019, 08:57 PM
    The Creighton Audette ladder work up for working up loads was meant to find the "sweet" spot in the barrels harmonics where the variation in velocity didn't matter as much whether powder, capacity or crimp induced . His method was to load one...
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I was a NRA High Power rifle competitor for 20+ years with the service rifle also Long Range. I am widowed and Have Multiple Schlrocis. Im just getting into Black Powder Cartridges and cast rifle bullets now. Also have shot alot of handguns Ipsic and Bowling pins with cast bullets.
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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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