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  • dagger dog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    I have an old Spanish repo' flintlock barrel I can try the above methods. Thanks to all that replied.
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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    plug your bore - wrap it in a number of layers of paper towel - put in a pan and soak towels with vinegar - that will remove the blueing. If it doesn't get all off the first application, repeat. Then rinse in hot water, dry well and polish with...
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    Thanks for posting - a very interesting read! There was a reason the '51 was so popular and made up in to the 1870s. I've been shooting '51s for over 50 years (clones but my first '51 that I ever show was an original) - my favorite! Thanks for...
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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    I did locate a photo of my favorite '51 Navy. This one is a Uberti. I was going to "antique" it bought it NIB from a guy who bought it and then never used it. Got it at an extremely low price so figured I would antique it and see how i liked it. ...
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    11-20-2018, 11:05 PM
    dagger dog replied to a thread Groucho marks in Our Town
    Tried to get him out but his tusks had him wedged in tight, but in Alabama the Tuscaloosa. "Say the secrete word and the duck will come down and give you $100.
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    11-20-2018, 02:17 PM
    Payment iss in the mail - thank you! Have a great Thanksgiving! Jim
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  • dagger dog's Avatar
    11-20-2018, 01:35 PM
    I want to remove the blue from a Pedersoli Kentucky flintlock barrel and then brown it, I will use the Mountain Laurel browning. Used that solution to brown an in the white Lyman pistol barrel and it came out very well. Need opinions on "the...
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    11-20-2018, 11:49 AM
    Battis - I only see 11 . . . . didn't anyone ever tell you they're cheaper by the dozen? :-) Nice looking collection! BP revolvers are like anything else . . . there's always room for one more! I've been shooting '51 Navies for over 50 years -...
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    11-20-2018, 11:40 AM
    PM inbound.
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    11-20-2018, 01:36 AM
    I'm possibly interested in this but have a couple of questions. What is the barrel length? Does the pistol have a vent liner or just vent hole drilled in? My eyes aren't the best and I'm having trouble reading what is on the barrel. Can...
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    11-20-2018, 12:59 AM
    If it is a "Official Police" then it is post 1927 - they changed the name that year to OP from Army Special. I have a 6" Army Special - made in 1910. A good shooting revolver with cast - I keep them mild for mine. Take your serial number - go...
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    11-16-2018, 12:08 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread WTS molds in Swappin & Sellin
    WALNUT - I've looked high and low for a picture or drawing of the NOE 311-218 like your #2 - I don't see that one on Al's site and googling and a search on here brought nothing up. Can you possibly post a photo of the cavity or a boolit - or maybe...
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    11-15-2018, 09:03 PM
    Beautiful! Wouldn't kick that one out of bed for eating crackers! Read your post on Henry's reply - sure hope you don't "drop" that rifle as it may go off! ;-) Looks like an easy fix for a problem that is over-complicated and lawyerized. So...
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    11-15-2018, 08:51 PM
    What did your dummy rounds show you with this gun when you hand cycled them/ You did load up dummy rounds to check OAL? No two 9mm chambers are created equal . . . try some dummy rounds and a black sharpie - that will tell you if your OAL needs to...
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    11-15-2018, 08:39 PM
    Very moving . . . let us all remember that freedom isn't free - may God bless all of those who wore the uniform
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    11-15-2018, 11:33 AM
    Oh how I long for the days when I was a kid and there was an old gunsmith in his 80s not too far away. A tin of 100 Remingtons ran 25 cents a tin - a pound of DuPont a whole 75 cents - I'm guessing the price increase from those days is called...
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    11-15-2018, 11:23 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Where to reload? in Our Town
    If someone thinks it's a bad idea to reload and cast outside of a storage locker - what is it going to look like reloading in a parking garage? Who owns the garage and if it is city owned, what are the restrictions on doing something like that in...
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    11-13-2018, 12:11 PM
    Ron - got your PM - just made pmt. via PP for the 2 springs - thanks very much! Jim rfd -I'll take two of them please PM incoming
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    11-13-2018, 11:42 AM
    I had a 4" blued like yours - a couple of years newer but in pristine shape - just the revolver, no box, papers, etc. I had always heard about the "Python experience" and when I consigned a bunch of long guns a few years ago, the dealer had it come...
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    11-11-2018, 09:40 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread A lost child. in Our Town
    I may get slammed for this and I really don't mean to be harsh - I do sympathize with your situation - but . . . You and his mother divorced 12 years ago and now he's 16 . . so he was 4 and certainly old enough to hear many things while you two...
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    11-11-2018, 11:43 AM
    454190 Ideal/Lyman over 6.5 grains of Red Dot works great in my 7 1/2" Cattleman - furthest I've shot with that load is 50 yards and had excellent results.
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    11-11-2018, 11:21 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread WTS molds in Swappin & Sellin
    I'll take #4 please as per PM - many thanks 4. Lyman single cavity 32359 I think it's for a French revolver Nice looking PB flat nose bullet, mold used very little. $52 A bump and a ride to the top! Jim
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    11-10-2018, 11:48 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread WTS molds in Swappin & Sellin
    PM inbound on #4 32359
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    11-10-2018, 09:15 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread WTS molds in Swappin & Sellin
    have you cast with #4 the 32359 to know what OD they drop at? thanks.
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    11-10-2018, 12:49 PM
    rfd -I'll take two of them please PM incoming
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    11-09-2018, 11:50 AM
    Since you asked about 45 Colt - I'll start with that one. I have a 7 1/2" Cattleman in 45 Colt - Uberti of course - blued, case hardened frame - a GREAT shooter and a beautiful revolver with a crisp action right out of the box. Mine is the...
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    11-09-2018, 11:14 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Elko, Neveda? in Our Town
    Never really heard of it until this post - but it looks like great place from these photos . . . https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=elko+nevada+photos&qpvt=elko+nevada+photos&FORM=IGRE
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  • dagger dog's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 06:07 PM
    dagger dog replied to a thread Plugged barrel in Muzzleloading.
    I doubt you will find a zerk fitting that has the identical thread to match the rifle, so find one that starts in the hole and turn it as far as it will go with finger pressure only.
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 11:05 AM
    I had similar situation - in MI where temperature/humidity can change. We rented an unheated storage unit to hold stuff until we could get things sorted/thinned out. I just sprayed my reloading presses down with spray oil and put them in plastic...
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    11-07-2018, 10:55 PM
    akajun had a nice Uberti 1847 Walker C & B revolver listed in the S & S section - always wanted one so posted a quick "I'll take it" and sent a PM with a couple of questions about it. The transaction was soon settled - I sent a check and after it...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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