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    05-17-2018, 12:27 PM
    Good info. Thanks. Usually I buy a gun, buy a mold (NOE or Accurate). This time I figured I'd just buy the bullets. Accurate lists #31-075R for 32 ACP. Looks like the way to go.
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    05-17-2018, 09:45 AM
    I have a Mauser 1914 .32acp. The bore measures .309". I replaced all the springs and it shoots factory ammo just fine. I saved the brass and got some bullets from Montana Bullet Works (.311" 75 grs). I loaded some dummy rounds. The published...
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    05-14-2018, 10:59 PM
    Battis replied to a thread Marlin 1889 32-20 in Leverguns
    I have a week to decide to buy it or pass on it. It's about 20 miles away so I'm going back for a better look.
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    05-14-2018, 03:13 PM
    Battis started a thread Marlin 1889 32-20 in Leverguns
    I have an 1889 Marlin 32-20 on hold for a week. I like to research the heck out of a gun if I can. This one was made in 1893 and appears to be in really good shape. It has a round barrel (not sure of the length). I have 32-20 dies and a bunch of...
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    05-13-2018, 09:22 AM
    Unfortunately, I blew it when I pointed out the potential problem to the store. I should have bought the gun - they will take a gun back within 30 days if it doesn't work properly, as they offered to do with the Mauser .32 ACP. Now they won't sell...
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    05-13-2018, 12:15 AM
    I'm wondering if Ballistics in Scotland might have hit on it when he said it wouldn't happen with a fired round. The snap caps were fine - they tried several and they all ejected until the trigger was pulled. I don't know the workings of that gun...
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    05-12-2018, 01:16 PM
    I think that a previous owner of the Mauser .32 acp might have cut the mag catch/slide hold for whatever reason - you could slide the mag in (slide closed), work the slide and a round would chamber. Remove the mag and the slide would slam closed. ...
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    05-12-2018, 12:00 PM
    The snap caps ejected perfectly until the trigger was pulled. When the trigger is pulled, you can see the extractor move upwards and never return to where it could grab the rims. The rims slide right under it. Work the slide, don't pull the...
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    05-12-2018, 12:56 AM
    I looked at a Colt 1903 .32 acp yesterday that was in great condition (not sure of the manufacture date). I asked if I could try using some snap caps to check the action, function, etc and they got some out. I loaded three and worked the slide and...
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    05-06-2018, 09:28 PM
    Battis replied to a thread B52s in Our Town
    He told me that when they dropped everything they had on a mission, and came back empty, it was called "going Winchester." Within a week or so after returning, he and his crew members were skiing in Montana. They were pretty sick of the sand.
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    05-06-2018, 10:12 AM
    Battis started a thread B52s in Our Town
    I'm not on Facebook but this article is pretty good. My son just got back after an 8 month deployment (he's in a few of these photos). It's amazing that people have no idea what we're doing in the fight against Isis. ...
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    04-28-2018, 07:17 AM
    Battis replied to a thread Defensive gun use in Our Town
    You did everything correctly. The holstered gun you had was not an issue. You never drew it or threatened him with it in any way, even if he saw it. It was there, like a seat belt, or a life jacket...in case. I wish people that are thinking...
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    04-20-2018, 10:23 PM
    Battis replied to a thread Protect yourself in Our Town
    I recently got a Mauser 1914 .32 acp - I know, different gun - but what concerns me about my gun is that the mag sometimes drops slightly. I've wondered what would happen if a round fired that was not properly chambered due to the mag dropping....
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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