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    02-09-2018, 10:50 PM
    This one I'm actually taking with me - factory engraved Remington Beals .36.
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    02-06-2018, 05:25 PM
    To repair a split or cracked forend, I use a piece of fiberglass and West Systems two part epoxy for reinforcement (on inside). Also, make sure that the spring is still strong, and replace the buffer(s) if needed.
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    01-28-2018, 10:16 PM
    There are 20 cartridges and they don't look old. When I found the box on the store shelf, it was in a sealed plastic bag, but the box itself wasn't sealed at all. This store takes in and sells old brass, dies, ammo, etc.
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    01-28-2018, 11:02 AM
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. New ammo, old box.
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    01-28-2018, 08:08 AM
    I'm looking for info on these Winchester 30-30 headstamps. They came in a cardboard box, but I can't find anything on them. "HRTRS" Herters? Must be...
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    01-22-2018, 10:28 PM
    Battis replied to a thread Kitchen Counter Tops in Our Town
    Unless I missed it, I haven't seen soapstone mentioned. It's something we're considering.
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    01-21-2018, 09:30 AM
    Battis started a thread Gun show find in Muzzleloading.
    There weren't many deals at the gun show in NH yesterday, especially when it came to cap and ball guns (antiques or repros). What they're asking for originals, in bad shape, is amazing. I did find this Paterson replica at a very low price (made in...
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    01-19-2018, 01:26 PM
    Battis replied to a thread Well, It Happened in Muzzleloading.
    I used to make lube sticks out of the beeswax-paraffin lube. Plug the barrel, pour the lube from the other end, let it cool, push it out and bingo - lube sticks from which you can cut lube pills that exactly fit the chamber. These went over the...
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    01-19-2018, 09:26 AM
    Battis replied to a thread Well, It Happened in Muzzleloading.
    I don't think the lead was engraved as much as the chamber's dimensions changed (unevenly), which is why the balls were harder to ram down due to the fouling. And if the balls were too small to begin with (.452), a path could be, might be, opened...
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    01-19-2018, 12:09 AM
    Battis replied to a thread Well, It Happened in Muzzleloading.
    Der Gebirgsjager, you had a chain fire with Pyrodex? I always wondered if that could happen. I read that Colt sprinkled loose powder over the chamber mouths during the Army testing to prove that the guns were safe. He did not have one chain fire....
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    01-18-2018, 11:52 PM
    Pietta .44 cap and ball cylinder (no engraving). It fits my Pietta 1860 perfectly. I have not fired it and I'm not sure if it was ever used (I could be wrong). The nipples look good - I have not removed them (they seem tight). $40 shipped.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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