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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 02:46 PM
    As an Idea, the 1890/1906 Winchester rifles can be made to feed three lengths of .22RF: Short, Long, and Long Rifle by fitting the Winchester part, at "toggle lever" into the mouth of the cartridge lifter lever. This also worked on the Win. 1890...
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    06-13-2019, 11:00 PM
    29 pages and Still going! A Revolver That can handle .327 Fed. Mag. Loads is also capable handling any of the .32ACP/S&W family of cartridges and handle them if loaded 'hot'. A Ruger .32H&R Single Six is good for any of the Above also, PLUS if...
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    06-07-2019, 12:48 AM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    I took the time my gunsmith is on the Location Filing project to get reacquainted with Scale Model Railroading in 2.5" to the Foot Scale and my local 'Live Steam Model railroad club, The Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum, which has its...
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    06-07-2019, 12:00 AM
    RE: Alternative Neck sizing die. Lee Precision has in the Past "opened" up .25ACP Carbide Ring Sizing dies to custom diameters for me. At the time they charged $28.00 for the Die plus $30.00 to open it to requested size plus shipping costs. I...
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    06-02-2019, 09:14 PM
    U have also heard Stories about the Whole range of Black Powder Era Rifgle actin sbeing Weak, Subject to near instant breakage if used with Smokeless Powder, Etc.: BUT, I also have not seen any period records of such happenings. In my own...
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    06-02-2019, 01:07 AM
    How about shipping cross country via Motor Freight in a hard sprung semi-trailer over 'less than perfectly smooth roads? Chuckling, Chev. William
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    06-02-2019, 01:01 AM
    Chev. William replied to a thread Other Leverguns in Leverguns
    Keep checking the Various Gun Auction sites like Gun Broker dot com as Marlin model 56, 57, and 62 do show up for sale. I bought my Serilaized Modle 56 off A Gun Auction site. Chev. William
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    06-02-2019, 12:56 AM
    At 76 YO and taking Warfarin Sodium (Blood Thinning medication), my two 30-06 Gov't Rifles; a M1903A3 and a M1 Rifle that put dark Blue-Black bruises on my Chest, shoulder, and upper arm if I shoot them! Chev. William
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    06-02-2019, 12:39 AM
    Update: First lot of 500 cases from 'Diamond K' has been processed and is storedawaiting comfortable weather to reload them. A Second order of 'Diamond K' for 'all they had left' lot of ~475 cases have also been processed And are awaiting...
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    06-02-2019, 12:13 AM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    RE: "This last week I took a used ~24" inch long Marlin "A1" barrel to my Gunsmith to be 'slugged' and bore/groove diameters recorded. It was marked 'Microgroove' so it will be interesting to see the Actual measured diameters." BAH! It won't Be...
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    05-31-2019, 12:04 PM
    Try '20lb' paper punched disks set in with a Dowel punch to hold the Propellant in the Case. If you really want to experiment, forst Soak the Paper sheet in a super saturated mix of Potassium Nitrate in Water, then Thoroughly dry the paper before...
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    05-31-2019, 11:24 AM
    Chev. William replied to a thread Other Leverguns in Leverguns
    I have a Pair of Marlin Model 56's: one is an early one without serial No. and the other is a somewhat later one with a serial No. on it. Both have been fired and shoot well, just not out lately as I am 'puttering' with my .25ACP Ruger Standard...
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    05-31-2019, 11:04 AM
    Thinking Back, I believe I had a few "duds" shooting my Winchester 1890 as a youth, but that was With .22WRF rounds from an old Box of Peters that came with the Guns, the box was 'ratty' and falling apart as I remember it. I don't remember any...
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    05-31-2019, 10:42 AM
    The Last time I Paper Patched a Bullet, I used Rag based 'Onion skin' paper. I have not seen it for sale in any Stationary Store since. For that matter, I have not seen an open Stationary Store for decades either. Worked Well for my Black...
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    05-27-2019, 11:58 PM
    I am very Pleased with my Ruger MKII with 8 inch barrel and chambered in .25ACP! Just not yet 'Snoopy' happy as I am still working on the Magazines To Fit it. My Ruger "Single Eight" in .25ACP with a 10-5/8 inch Barrel is a little less happy...
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    05-26-2019, 09:04 PM
    You might try ebay under "Stevens Ideal" or "Stevens Model 44" as I see those Parts Advertized from time to time. Not so much on the Other auction sites such as and other. Chev. William
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ETC USN retired with 40 years 10 months 29 days total Service, Semi-Retired From Defense Electronics, later Production Electrician in the Movie Industry, Many and Varied Life Experiences, VA registered Agent Orange and Ionizing Radiation Service Connected disabled Veteran, Pilot with Instrument Rating, Widower. Past Professional Road Racing Sidecar Passenger (Monkey), Qualified SCUBA Diver, Parachutist, and Aviator Qualifications, Vietnam Veteran (1963-1965).
Sun Valley, California
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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