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    Today, 03:49 AM
    3rd Generation Colts
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    11-17-2018, 11:18 AM
    Battis replied to a thread Destroyer 9mm Largo in Military Rifles
    I passed on this rifle due to what I read about the extractors being impossible to find if they break. I did look at the rifle last night - it's back on the selling floor - and the extractor is there, in good shape. Still tempting.
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    11-17-2018, 11:13 AM
    I finally got it all cleaned up. I made a soaking tube out of PVC pipe capped on the end and soaked the barrel breech-end down in mineral spirits, and also soaked every other part in mineral spirits. I cleaned it all up with CLP. I repaired a...
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    11-12-2018, 10:22 AM
    One of my .351 WSL is drilled for a scope and has five notches carved into the stock. I hope it was a hunter that owned it and not a prison guard.
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    11-07-2018, 12:50 AM
    Do you have any pics of the rifle without the magazine?
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    11-06-2018, 05:28 PM
    I have $130 into it which isn't alot. I'll probably shoot it after I clean it up. Just wondering if it could be relined in a smaller, safer caliber.
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    11-06-2018, 03:35 PM
    If this is a dumb question, I'll flame myself. Could an Italian Vetterli be relined in something smaller, say a .32?
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    11-06-2018, 12:49 PM
    Good videos - food for thought. What about black powder in this gun?
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    11-06-2018, 12:03 AM
    This rifle is greasy and grimy - it's not cleaning up like it should. Mineral spirits to clean it? I don't think I've ever seen a dirtier gun.
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    11-05-2018, 07:20 PM
    I have a Swiss Vetterli converted to CF .41 Swiss that's in amazing shape. This Italian Vetterli isn't near that condition but it isn't bad at all. It's dirty, grimy but it's cleaning up nicely. There's those through-holes that I'll probably plug...
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    11-04-2018, 09:53 PM
    A dealer in an antique shop in NH had an Italian Vetterli in 6.5mm with matching numbers, including the numbers stamped on the stock and a cartouche on the left side. It had a date of 1875 stamped, a Torino stamp and a bunch of other markings. The...
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    11-02-2018, 10:41 AM
    Battis replied to a thread Destroyer 9mm Largo in Military Rifles
    I have it on hold for a week. I'll bring some brass to check the extractor. It looks like a no nonsense, no frills, well made carbine. And, I have all I need to reload for it.
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    11-02-2018, 12:06 AM
    I was looking at a Destroyer carbine in 9mm Largo tonight for $425.00. It's in great shape but someone removed the sight and installed a Williams peep sight. I have an Astra 400 and brass, dies and bullets. It looks like a good shooter. Great...
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    10-31-2018, 08:28 AM
    Battis replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    Where and when can they be hunted in WY (or anywhere)? Is there a season or "as needed"? (bothering livestock, for example). I usually carry when I hike the mountains of NH. After seeing that cat, I'll be carrying bigger.
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    10-26-2018, 12:03 PM
    PM sent for the 25 acp brass
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    10-26-2018, 07:16 AM
    I'm looking for a Lyman 252435 (25 acp)
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    10-25-2018, 11:49 PM
    Battis replied to a thread WTB: 25 acp brass in Swappin & Sellin
    pm sent
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    10-25-2018, 08:08 PM
    WTB new or fired 25 acp brass
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    10-25-2018, 09:18 AM
    Battis replied to a thread woodstove or pellet stove in Our Town
    I have an oil furnace that's less than 10 yrs old. I have steam radiators in the house but the wood has been the primary heat source since 1984. I bought a new oil tank last spring - tanks aren't cheap but a leaking tank can be expensive. ...
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    10-23-2018, 11:51 AM
    I don't know if this relates to your situation, but I had a Vermont Castings woodstove many years ago that had a built in catalytic converter. Nice stove, great idea...but it did not work out well. The catalytic converter did its job - if the temp...
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    10-22-2018, 01:04 PM
    Battis replied to a thread woodstove or pellet stove in Our Town
    I worry about measurements when I pay alot for 128 cubic ft and get 110 cubic ft. According to the Mass bureau/division of weights and measures, 110 cubic ft is a "Face Cord" and perfectly legal. But you can tell the difference when it's dropped.
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    10-22-2018, 10:25 AM
    Battis replied to a thread woodstove or pellet stove in Our Town
    A few years ago the wood sellers jacked their prices way up, over $300 a cord, and most stopped selling green wood at a discount. Well, people got ticked off and went to pellet stoves. The wood sellers couldn't give the wood away after that. But...
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    10-21-2018, 10:56 PM
    Battis replied to a thread woodstove or pellet stove in Our Town
    I used to buy the wood in 4' lengths then cut and split, then I started getting the wood cut. I don't mind the stacking, but the wood does take up a lot of yard. I run a brush up the chimney and clean the pipe from the stove to the hearth once a...
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    10-21-2018, 09:23 PM
    I've been heating with wood since 1984. I buy green wood in the spring. This year it was $260 a cord, which is cheap for this area. Lately, the past few years, I've been thinking about switching to a pellet stove. I know that there are pros and...
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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