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    Yesterday, 03:21 AM
    These are most of the loads I've used in my 2 Victory model smiths. From the left is the Lyman 358430, Lyman 35853 loaded to the same OAL as flush seated in the 38 Special, Lee GB (6 cav) 100 gr DEWC, Lee GB (6 cav) for the S&W 146gr RN and a loaded...
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    09-21-2017, 03:02 AM
    ..........My Dad bought this S&W from a Calif Highway Patrolman in 1964. Didn't have these grips on it, but some plastic Hubley cap pistol type plastic grips. I don't know if the barrel had been shortend at some pointor if the front sight had been...
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    09-21-2017, 12:48 AM
    ..............Never heard of Black MZ before? .............Buckshot
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    09-21-2017, 12:46 AM
    ...............Depends upon when they bought the barrel from GM. When I bought my GM octagon 32", 45 cal bbl for my Rigby style LR Match rifle from GM, it had an 18" twist. It appears that the three 45 cal MLing barrels GM now show as having on hand...
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    09-21-2017, 12:30 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread 1892 Winchester barrels in Leverguns
    ...............My thanks for the reply. What I have is a Rossi 92 with a 45 Colt x 24" octagon barrel. With some loads it's acceptably accurate. It's barrel slugs .446" x .450", so it is tight but the grooves are only .002" deep. With quite a few...
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    09-20-2017, 01:48 AM
    ...............The original add (and for sometime afterwards) had barrels of 45-70 and 444 Marlin threaded and set up for the original #1 military action. The 45-70 in original BP loads, or smokless equivalent were a fine combination. Those fitting...
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    09-19-2017, 10:42 AM
    Per the S&S rules: "5 ads MAX A maximum of 5 ads may be listed and/or open per month. This includes ads from previous month. You may only start a max of 5 ads per month. A month is the first day to last day of any given month on the calendar. "
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 02:13 AM
    ..............Green Mountain seems to be a shadow of what they once were. So where do you go for a replacement barrel these days? .............Buckshot
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    09-19-2017, 02:11 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread bolt engagement in Leverguns
    ..............One my 2 Rossi M92's the twin lugs reach up to just above the sides of the action top. There is a couple thousandths 'Play' if you pull the bolt back against the twin lugs. However I think in chambering a round the lugs are pushed back...
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    09-17-2017, 03:42 PM
    Bump!
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 04:33 AM
    ................The Ampco nipples are made of Beryllium Copper. I use them in my Whitworth and Rigby muzzle loading .451" match rifles. They last a lot longer then any steel nipple, but are not as long lived as a Platinum lined nipple. Just much...
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  • No_1's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 06:11 PM
    I have always pronounced it "well-in".
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    09-13-2017, 04:16 AM
    ..............Speaking of CNC, a good friend used to run the night shift for a small plant just south of me. They had a big order for door latches for Aluet or Alluett (French helicopter outfit). Two well paid people are the programmer and the tool...
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    09-13-2017, 04:06 AM
    ............Odd. My 38-55 model 1893 Marlin made in 1908 hasn't given me any problems at all, and it's OLD. Works every time :-) ...........Buckshot
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    09-12-2017, 03:20 AM
    ............A couple of years ago I bought a used S&W M25-5 revolter, and was mentioning to my pal 9.3x62Al that the accuracy didn't seem to be up to par. As an aside I have an old model Ruger stainless Vaquero, a Rossi M92 rifle and a Miroku M92...
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    09-09-2017, 03:40 AM
    ...........Another excellent source is Curt at Hardcastle Machine: http://www.hardcastlecustommachine.com/ .............Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-09-2017, 03:02 AM
    ..............I'd post this request on the Muzzle Loading forum. I'll bet someone there has a similar mould and should be able to give you the thread pitch. Some SP pivot pins have an enlarged shoulder under the head for the SP to bear against...
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  • No_1's Avatar
    09-08-2017, 07:13 PM
    It is posted in the S&S secton. What is the price?
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    09-07-2017, 05:53 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Irma in Our Town
    The storm is definitely coming. The models predict it coming up the east side of the state possibly passing right by however there will be damage as well as flooding. I request members keep everyone in the path in their prayers. In the last couple...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-05-2017, 02:09 AM
    ..............The original cartridge for the rifle was comparable to the 308 Winchester/7.62 Nato. I had a MAS 36 and converted it to 45-70: I shot loads approaching the .458 Winchester. The buttstock has a 12.5" pull, so let me tell you,...
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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