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    04-27-2017, 02:47 PM
    Not that I can add much to an already great thread, but..... One of my Arisakas was bequeathed to me by a now deceased friend. He modified the rifle many years ago by: 1. Removing the barrel. 2. Facing off the breech/shoulder so that it would...
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    04-26-2017, 02:15 PM
    Hatcher's Notebook (you DO have a copy, right?) illustrated how the U.S. Army calculated lock times for various rifles. It consisted of a paper disc, rotating at high speed with an ink stylus on the striker. When the striker fell it made a mark on...
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    04-26-2017, 01:33 PM
    I have one also, in excellent shape except for a very minor dark spot in the grooves in one spot. Other than that, the bore is mint and I really should load up some "easy" 45-70's and take it out for a spin. Ah, summer's coming................
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    04-26-2017, 01:28 PM
    Ahhhhh............just cast 'em and run 'em through a sizing die. Should clean 'em right up. Be sure to post pics of the results..............:) Seriously, I've got a fair amount of machining time under my belt and I CANNOT figure out how they...
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    04-19-2017, 05:18 PM
    You've just given me some VERY valuable information.......thank you! Both locks on this gun need professional attention as the hole in the lock plates have worn so that the tumblers are loose. The hammers are tight on the tumblers, but they both...
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    04-19-2017, 02:07 PM
    Well..........yeah, pretty much! My one and only experience with a crown involved a Yugo SKS that wouldn't shoot for sour apples. After eliminating everything else, I looked at the crown and decided it needed help. Foolishly, I grabbed a tapered...
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    04-19-2017, 12:40 PM
    I have an L.C. Smith 12 gauge double hammer shotgun that was a Gunbroker purchase some years back. It's one of the later Hunter versions with steel barrels instead of twist or Damascus but I plan on using it for black powder loads only. Overall...
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    04-17-2017, 06:44 PM
    I thought I'd seen it all, but..... http://www.vortexoptics.com/video/vortex_hornady_bullet-cam ......and only $99 per 10 rounds!
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    04-15-2017, 08:30 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread Walmart find in Casting Equipment
    That is a good deal but........ personally Ill buy American made lodge cast iron every time. I have so much black iron kitchen furniture it's ridiculous. Next week I'm taking the scout troop to valley forge. It'll be dutch ovens all week. ...
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    04-15-2017, 06:27 PM
    You KNEW Hacker Martin?? Brother am I jealous! I read the articles in the Foxfire books about his skill and marveled at his work. I truly wish I could have met him, just to soak up some of that knowledge. I've lost many older friends over the...
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    04-09-2017, 11:30 PM
    3006guns replied to a thread Lachmiller in Vintage Reloading Gear
    Yes, RCBS bought the Lachmiller design for their sizer. I have and still use a Lachmiller since the early 70's......and if it ever needs parts I just call RCBS!
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    04-09-2017, 07:20 PM
    Blanks are designed to make a satisfying 'bang' without the containment of a projectile. As such, the powder must burn almost instantaneously and to confine it can cause a detonation. I doubt if the stuff even has a pressure curve......or if it does...
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    04-09-2017, 04:42 PM
    I was straightening up my gun storage locker, when suddenly something hit me. My favorite 1903 Springfield left the arsenal in 1919, was refitted with a new barrel sometime in WWII and now is mine. Two more years and that gun will see its 100th...
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    04-06-2017, 06:50 AM
    That would explain the damaged extractor the gun had when I bought it, since the previous owner gave me several hundred rounds of the Wolf ammo. I replaced the part, which also taught me that the bolt disassembly tool is a must.
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    04-05-2017, 02:51 PM
    A very nice haul! I'm still using the Lachmiller lubersizer I bought new back in 1971. The design was so good, so reliable, that RCBS bought it so if I ever need any parts I just call RCBS. I couldn't begin to imagine the number of boolits run...
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    04-04-2017, 06:58 PM
    Thanks.....it's always good to know you're not the only girl at the dance having problems! I'll sell the Wolf ammo off.
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    04-04-2017, 06:13 PM
    I finally got a G.I. firing pin to replace the bent one in my I.A.I. M1 carbine that caused a full auto scenario. Assembled the gun, double checked everything and took it out for a functioning test with Wolf steel cased .30 carbine ammo. First...
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    04-03-2017, 08:15 PM
    Just a quick update: There was no burr in the firing pin hole after all, but the firing pin was bent at its notch! The only cause I can think of would be the rapid slamming of the hammer in F.A. fire....and a soft, commercial firing pin. A gunsmith...
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    04-03-2017, 08:10 PM
    You know, I agree.........you easily got your money's worth in parts with that rifle. In fact, there's enough to build a decent little "behind the pick up seat" gun and that's always a good thing! :)
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    04-02-2017, 10:54 PM
    What in the name of Hortense's bloomers was he trying to do? Weld a peep sight on the barrel? Guy never heard of heat treatment I guess. If there's no other damage, just jerk that barrel and replace it. There should still be some surplus ones...
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    04-02-2017, 06:27 AM
    Well, I did a little better when I inletted my first Herter's stock, but like yours the action stuck to the wood....or so I thought. Turned out that the fit was so close I just couldn't pull the thing apart! I stuck the whole gun in the freezer...
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Shooting since I was 5. Reloading since I was 20.
Alturas, California...where the west still lives!
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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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
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