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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 AM
    Without photos, I can only imagine amount of rust on your magazines. I personally have successfully cleaned rust off old 15-round military M1 Carbine magazines using a product called G96, which comes in an aerosol spray can. Spray it on and leave...
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    09-23-2018, 08:24 AM
    ShooterAZ: Yes-- I did in fact write that, while not writing my being either a bit blind or stupid or both :). The buddy who drove came over for us to each check out the others' find, and it turns out that several manly wipes with a Shooters'...
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    09-23-2018, 07:47 AM
    I use a load of 30.0 grains if IMR3031 in my SC 1903-A3 propelling my cast Lyman 311284, ignited with CCI34 primers in used military brass. My results are nowheres even near as tight a group as you've achieved -- kudos -- but it is, indeed, a great...
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    09-22-2018, 07:01 AM
    texasnative46 -- vis your inquiry, it is with shaking fingers I paste the load I've used for years shooting club Garands. Two notes are: 1/I may get redounded for posting this, as it employs j-bullets ;); and 2/ MOST important, again note this is...
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    09-21-2018, 09:37 PM
    Texas by God -- you're tooooo kind! ;) I am super happy with it, and (work :() dictates Sunday afternoon as my first planned range visit to try it out. My only non-love with it is the CMP furniture. On the one hand, it is pretty & new, and has a...
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    09-21-2018, 03:03 PM
    Thank you! A suggestion I plan to heed is a modified gas plug set, which comes with a few different inserts -- the trick being to use the insert which still provides 100% functioning of action with the ammo being used. Several posts indicated...
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    09-21-2018, 07:50 AM
    Same church, different pew: E.g., I dropped a Lyman mould on concrete garage floor, also bending plate. I put it on a railroad-rail "anvil" I have, with a piece of flat steel -- maybe 1/2' thick -- atop it. After donning glasses and ear...
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    09-21-2018, 07:32 AM
    Thanks again! Yes, the ONLY thing I didn't love about rifle was/is the CMP furniture. I was faced with "high-pressure", time-wise decision making as the fellow adjacent to me would have never let it go, I am certain, had I let him "see" this M1. ...
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    09-20-2018, 07:31 PM
    I promised to post my results, and here it is! The drive to from -- 7 hrs, total -- was fine, and the CMP people were/are terrific!!! I was a teeny tiny squenched by a fellow from another state, who clearly wanted the best rifle displayed --...
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    09-19-2018, 04:19 PM
    Thanks. I (only) once went to a "Black Friday" pre-Christmas sale at a mall to purchase a weight-lifting setup for my older son; the folks gave new meaning to everything 180* out of phase with any goodness, respect for others, etc -- something...
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    09-19-2018, 02:38 PM
    Neither "store". There is a shoot at the Ethan Allen Range in Jericho, Vermont, which started Tuesday (yesterday) and runs through Sunday. Purportedly, starting on Thursday (tomorrow) after noon, the CMP will be offering Garands for sale. You can...
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    09-18-2018, 07:53 PM
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, kind sir! A good friend had asked for a copy of mine, who I quickly replied in the affirmative, then remembering I purchased the pistol in a private sale sand box, paperwork, etc. way back in 1975! I have several...
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    09-18-2018, 06:24 PM
    THANK YOU!!! for all the wonderful responders! I'm almost embarrassed to reiterate that I'm like a child, the night before Christmas, in anticipation of making the 3 1/2 hour drive to the facility where the CMP will be purveying the Garands. ...
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    09-18-2018, 06:06 PM
    Help? A good friend is in need of a copy of the instructions which came with the Model 52 .38 S&W Special Mid-Range semi-auto pistol. As I have one, he asked me for a copy, and after due search (finding everything, but :) ) it dawned on me that I...
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    09-16-2018, 07:12 PM
    I concur strongly with other posters re keeping it out of the sun!!! A method which may (I'd love to have written "most likely", but without seeing your stock...) work for you is to get a product purveyed by Brownell's called, "Whiting". ...
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    09-16-2018, 07:03 PM
    I regularly get more and more confused with my attempts at playing "chemist"! As one example, for s.s. pin tumbling I used for quite a long time distilled water with a teaspoon of Dawn detergent and 1/2 teaspoon Lemi-Shine. Worked great. But, to...
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    09-11-2018, 09:37 AM
    I will be privileged to purchase both: 2. 770 x .25 ACP brass: There are 400 pcs. of once-fired brass, 300 pcs. of once-fired brass that's been deprimed and resized, and 70 pcs. of new Magtech brass. $35 plus shipping for all the brass and 3....
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    09-10-2018, 07:40 AM
    I had same (most annoying) experience. My solution was two-fold: For the Dillon, I cut a piece of paper-thin aluminum stock which I rubber-cemented to Dillon cup, as high as I could get it to stock cup's back and sides. This works 100% of the...
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    09-08-2018, 07:35 AM
    1Hawkeye -- Bic Extra Coverage Wite*Out is still available, at least in stores in my locale, in 0.70 ounce/20 ml plastic bottle. I am a frequent user of it, primarily to change balance in my check-book to correct (from bank) balance, rather than my...
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    09-08-2018, 07:16 AM
    I had a similar challenge a while back with a sprue-plate not flat. I "knew" my attempts to restore it with manual effort would probably make it worse.. but -- why not give it a whirl? I darkened entire plate bottom with either magic marker or...
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    09-07-2018, 07:33 PM
    Thank you for this marvelous post! In addition to reading it -- I'm pasting a copy in my "Shooting Stuff" folder on my computer, to readily be able to read it again. And -- best wishes with the mould! geo
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    09-05-2018, 08:02 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Lead testers in Casting Equipment
    I have had several testers, and -- the reason for "several" is due to the inconsistency of MY results. (Waaaay back I was told one needs to take 1,000 readings with ones micrometer before consistent, accurate, repeatable readings are gleaned ;))...
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    09-05-2018, 07:50 AM
    Fyi, My DW 15-2 is s/n 173,xxx, and I was told by DW tech in Norwich, NY similar lack of records re manufacture dates -- but, he "thinks" mine was made in 1978. The 'phone number I used was 1-607-336-1174. (On their site now, they have a different...
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    09-04-2018, 12:48 PM
    Re the "MP 360-156 this a 2 bullet w/ all the pins brand new $150"-- is yours the PB or GC version? And, what is the published bullet diameter (.358, or .360)?
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    09-02-2018, 02:56 PM
    Black-Powder-Bill: Thanks for your input. I take it the barrels are marked with maker's name; how important is it that it be the same as the receiver maker's? For example, my friend has an H&R Garand, with its barrel marked, "LMR". I imagine (I...
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    09-02-2018, 02:48 PM
    Der-Gebirgsjager -- I am ever so appreciative of your response. I had not yet thought of a bore-light. Re the ammo bore-check, I doubt if I'd be allowed in with "ammunition" -- so --thanks to your advice -- I now plan on drilling and tapping the...
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    09-02-2018, 01:21 PM
    A friend invited me to accompany him to a location in Vermont -- about a 3 1/2hr drive -- where a bunch of CMP Garand rifles will be purveyed. Not at all savvy as to what I should buy -- or, better, stay away from -- I'm hoping one or more of you...
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Happily married w/ both sons grownup and moved away; wife is retired RN. God knows how many years either of us will have... but trying to live the best of whatever there will be.
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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