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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    You have the right idea. More surface/contact area will have more friction/drag. Which ever one has more contact area might need 10-12 more little specks of powder to reach the same speed. For me, I'd find the one most accurate for my...
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    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    Found 'em. The proof marks are Belgian, used from 1852 until 1892. They proofed unfinished barrels 3 times. The marks jive up, and there are 3 on each barrel. And as best I can make out: "Patent No. 20" What look like inspector's stamps is a...
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    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    I hadn't thought about a ram rod. It doesn't look like it has a place to hold one on board. I guess you had to carry them separately back then. The rust & corrosion looks so bad, I'd never trust it to be safe to fire again.
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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    Anything with a charcoal filter would do what ya want it too. They're usually packaged/marked as a respirator rather than as a mask.
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    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    I don't shoot the modern shotguns I have, but always wanted a BP double barrel to hang on the wall. I saw this one at the local thrift store. I looked at it and thought, 'Oh noooo,,,'. No makers marks or numbers. The muzzle measures .710"...
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    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    It's only a few thousandths, barely enough to mess up using roll crimps in the batch, but all the mass produced/factory brass I've ever run across is like that. I just find the shortest one, and trim the others to that. Lay out some new...
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    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    I've used sheet pans off & on, but keep coming back to the deep cast iron frying pan.
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    Yesterday, 03:04 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread O-ring size in Casting Equipment
    It's not a critical fit. It only has to hold back lube, not high hydraulic fluid or oil pressure. Take it to the hardware store and get a couple, if none look exact, get a slightly smaller but fatter one. It'll stretch and fit OK.
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    05-25-2020, 05:57 PM
    That's about when I quit buying it. When we lived in the city, and more people came over, some would see me use 5-20 synthetic, and tell me it would tear up my guns-- So, I kept my last empty bottle of 'gun oil' and kept refilling it with 5-20...
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    05-25-2020, 02:38 PM
    Get a Lyman cast loading book. It has a section for 'trapdoor' loads with several of those powders using that boolit. With old powders, I load mild rather than wild, and the Lyman book will set up on the right path for that.
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    05-25-2020, 02:34 PM
    Hmmm,,,,, Normally, dulling out a tool isn't much of a problem. Those may be a little different though. If you have one that is sort of expendable, you might try running it across a real fine file. If you have a 'Drill Doctor', it has a diamond...
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    05-25-2020, 01:56 AM
    Looks like it'll be a little quieter around your place tonight too.
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    05-25-2020, 12:17 AM
    Looked for 'Savage Model 19A' Among the things that came up was this from a place selling parts for them. This is a middle band for one they want $31. for. If it was floating around,,,,, it might be left over from someone making a 'rabbit...
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    05-24-2020, 10:29 PM
    I like it. Its all I've ever used on a industrial sewing machine. I use it on guns too if I'm too lazy to go across the shop and get the bottle of 5-20 weight synthetic motor oil.
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    05-24-2020, 08:45 PM
    Yep. And he hired the right guy too after the Winchester folks made Mr. Browning mad.
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    05-24-2020, 07:00 PM
    It is on my Gold Cup also. I'd heard John Browning did them that way so the recoil would make it torque into your hand instead of away from it. (for right handed shooters)
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    05-24-2020, 06:34 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Cleaning Kit in Our Town
    For the range- I put a rod under the foam rubber in a hard case and have a qt. size zip-lock bag with a few patches, brushes, & small bottle of #9 At home- rods hang in a (vertical)wall mounted fishing rod holder, and a old, top/lift out tray...
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    05-24-2020, 05:58 PM
    The modern generation sign places can make bumper stickers fairly cheap if you take them a picture of what ya want.
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growing into being a crusty geezser/oldfart.
Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
shooting, veterans affairs.
I fix things


It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
It was God, guns, and guts.

Never pick a fight with old people.
If they don't think they can win it: They'll just kill you.


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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