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    Today, 12:56 AM
    Loose the citrus solution and wipe between shots with just a spit patch and see if problem still exists. I've only owned one Traditions rifle - a .32 cal Crockett Rifle - I don't own it anymore as I didn't care for the issues I had with it - not...
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    Today, 12:38 AM
    I may be incorrect on this but just because the fellow furnished a USPS does not necessarily mean that the item is shipped. If he purchases postage online and prints his own shipping labels, I believe a tracking number is furnished and recorded by...
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    Today, 12:28 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Jerkey diplomacy in Our Town
    Great write up! I was brought up on a farm and in a rural community. You don't have to go to the city though to find those that are un-informed about the rural way of life - and I don't mean that in a smart or bad way. My wife taught school for...
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    It might be on a ranch and a controlled hunt, but I wouldn't want to be anywhere int he area where some yahoo is hunting with a 50 cal rifle like that. Kind of odd . . . one of the first rules of ccw training training is to always be aware of your...
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    12-16-2017, 04:47 PM
    Usually a propane torch if using a product like Plum Browing solution
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    12-16-2017, 04:44 PM
    + 1 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Tell us more please and don't leave us hanging . . . :-) what is the bore size and what is the ball size you are using? If it is like Colt's other pistols - I'm guessing the barrel is bored .400 and then rifled? Is this a "one of...
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    12-12-2017, 06:01 PM
    The one I really regret letting slip through my fingers was an original Winchester Model 97 pump "trench gun" complete with the bayonet. My wife and I had just gotten married, were both going to college and money was beyond being tight. I ws...
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    12-12-2017, 09:32 AM
    I had a problem with feral cats, until I bought my Savage Model 40 Varmint Hunter, once the cats were under control I have cottontails again and a few coveys of quail. I shoot Lil'Gun 12.5 grs and 40gr Vmax in this little single shot rifle and it's...
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    12-11-2017, 12:10 PM
    It happens to all of us at one time or another . . . just part of getting old I guess. As far as the writing you are doing . . . . look at it this way . . . . if it happens while you're writing nd you happen to skip a chapter . . . it will...
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    12-09-2017, 12:25 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Infamy in Our Town
    We used to have a good customer who was a Navy vet and a "Pearl Harbor Survivor". A very nice and quiet gentleman, I talked with him several times about it but he could never get through a conversation about it without the tears flowing. It wasn't...
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    12-09-2017, 12:14 PM
    38 special 45 Colt 9mm Luger 30-30 8 X 57 Mauser
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    12-07-2017, 10:31 PM
    Sadly, they seem to be disappearing. There was a good one in the city where my wife and I went to college. Bargains galore. I can remember buying her a great Air Force parka that had the fur trim on the hood - super warm for her when walking not...
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    12-07-2017, 10:16 PM
    Pouring from a powder container into a COLD barrel after it has set 10 minutes .. . . . Many EXPERTS think . . . . Yep - there are those that think it's O.K. and that's fine . . . just don't do it around me. I've been shooting BP for 55...
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    12-06-2017, 11:48 AM
    I tumble lube in paste wax and then add a drip of Alox and tumble lube again - basically in a tupperware container. All I use is Alox/PW and I've never had an issue with gumming, etc. - both a variety of pistol cartridges as well as 30/30 and 8mm...
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    12-06-2017, 11:40 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Dogs ....a blessing . in Our Town
    We had my mother-in-law in assisted living for a little over three years. She was mobile and mentally as sharp as a tack. Sadly, she died a year and a half ago at the age of 94. Every Sunday, we brought our two little dogs wit us - a 10 pound...
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    12-05-2017, 12:24 PM
    I have 310 bullet sizing dies for the calibers I load - 30/30, 8mm mauser, 38/357 and 45 Colt. Fortunately, I have steel tongs for all of them as, as mentioned, it sometimes is a struggle to use them. I primarily have them to use when I want to...
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    12-05-2017, 11:50 AM
    I love it when people ask others how they should spend their money. If things are that short - I'd suggest you put the $$ in a savings account and save it for a rainy day when you need to pay your bills. Reloading is a "hobby" - "life" and "bills"...
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    12-05-2017, 11:33 AM
    I'm right handed and was right eye dominant. Due to loosing the central vision in my right eye, I now shoot rifles left handed - lever, bolt, whatever and have no issues. I still shoot pistol right handed but left eye is dominant. It is very...
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    12-04-2017, 09:32 PM
    Let's see . . . two dufuses decide to make a video to show the dangers of overcharging with BP and then using smokeless . . . They fire the first round . . . the the two idiots, one with regular glasses . . . the other with no glasses . . ...
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    12-03-2017, 05:58 PM
    Well done! Sounds like you came up with a quick cure for tight balls that worked well! Hmmm . . . maybe I worded that wrong? :-) It's nice when things come together and you have a good day! Just remember - someone has to be first and someone...
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    12-03-2017, 12:01 PM
    Thank you n.h. - greatly appreciated! Jim
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    12-03-2017, 12:44 AM
    I recently picked up a nice used .50 caliber 15/16" Investment Arms Charles Daly barrel to use for a build that a guy was parting out. It's percussion and I got the tang as well - hooked breech. i'm thinking of removing the percussion breech plug...
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    12-02-2017, 12:08 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread RIP Jim Nabors in Our Town
    He brought a lot of joy to people with his roles on the Mayberry RFD, Gomer Pyle, etc. not to mention his fantastic voice and singing - one of the "good guys" who I always heard was really down to earth. His mission on this earth was well fulfilled...
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    12-02-2017, 12:03 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Music Stores in Our Town
    The ones we had are all gone too. Same with the "book stores". Your post brought back some great memories of when I was a kid. . .. the record albums - LPs, 78s, 45s. We had a Spartan console record player and my folks or my brother or I always...
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    11-30-2017, 12:24 PM
    I'm certainly no expert but will add my 2 cents anyway. I always wanted a 30-30 to play with. I ended up buying a Winchester 94 "Ranger". I like it - it was like new - BUT - it's problem as far as misfires. Some on here have said how to...
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    11-30-2017, 11:55 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Navy 1851 Project in Cast Boolits
    What caliber is it? It is not a true copy of a Navy Colt as it has a round barrel so it's a 1851 style that is not modeled after a 1851 - not downgrading it but rather just pointing that out for a reason. You haven't stated the caliber. A Navy...
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    11-29-2017, 08:18 PM
    Offer withdrawn - so it is still up for grabs. Thanks. Jim Bump to the top.
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    11-29-2017, 04:32 PM
    PM sent with an offer. Thanks Jim
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    11-29-2017, 11:35 AM
    Anything by Tom Russell . . . or Civil War period music . . . . or good old country music . . . .
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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
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