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    02-20-2020, 06:58 PM
    Drilling , then putting in another Larger bolt , then redrilling it to the original size , is the same as putting in a Heli coil insert. It works , but I see no advantage to using an oversized Nipple or just drilling and tapping it for a larger...
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    02-20-2020, 06:47 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread type 38 in Military Rifles
    I always opted for the old 6.5 x 257 Roberts. That was one nice round. But not a Factory round. It out shot my .257 Roberts because of the Chrome lined bore on my type 38
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    02-20-2020, 06:43 PM
    Back when I had my .30 carbine. I found that a 120 gr RN cast with Lino and harder lead .001 larger than the bore or Throat gave me the best accuracy without a GC. But that was My rifle. I used H110 almost exclusively but don't where my loading...
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    02-20-2020, 11:33 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread type 38 in Military Rifles
    Checking your Rough Bolt Lug Engagement is easy enough to do with a Felt Tip Pen. Just color the back of your bolt lugs with the pen then work the bolt on a Once fired Unsized case to add a little back pressure on the bolt. Then look at where the...
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    02-18-2020, 03:34 PM
    The T O W oversized Nipples work great. I have had to use them before on Abused Rifles that I bought. I prefer them to any Helicoil insert on rifles that I intend on keeping in my collection. But if you intend to sell the rifle , be Honest and...
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    02-18-2020, 01:06 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread type 38 in Military Rifles
    You do not need a Headspace Gage if you have a Brand New " Unfired " loaded round or Casing. You put on a couple of layers scotch tape on the case head , put it into the rifle and see if the bolt Will Not Close. Don't Force it closed. Then...
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    02-16-2020, 10:38 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread type 38 in Military Rifles
    How was the headspace. Bolts are not Universal Fit to every rifle of that make.
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    02-13-2020, 07:08 PM
    I have bent a few TC hammers in the past. I made a miniature Hickey bar like we use to bend rebar to bend them and put the pressure just where you need it. But on a TC you don't have the option of rotating or shimming the drum. So your options...
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    02-11-2020, 11:09 AM
    Just to be on the safe side , I always coat my blued metal with Paste Wax whenever it is around Any Kind if Glue or Chemical. I am working on a stock repair on a couple TC's. One barrel is already blued , and one is in the white. So far the paste...
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    02-10-2020, 11:29 AM
    Thank you. Makes me want to try another Flinter
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    02-07-2020, 09:15 PM
    The top of the magazine box should not touch the bottom of the receiver. There should be a 1/16" gap along the whole top of the box. But increasing that gap will not hurt anything , but since you are inletting things , and not just trying to bolt...
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    02-02-2020, 09:10 PM
    I have edition three and Four. I will look to see if there is a newer edition. But Edition 4 came out in 2010 Edition 3 came out in 1980 Lyman also put out a pamphlet book in 2011 that is called "Historic Military Calibers". It covers loads for...
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    02-02-2020, 03:24 PM
    Fly. I will find my two Lyman Manuals and get you the info you might need for the 150 gr and 200 gr cast Boolits. Are you only using them in the 7.62x54 for right now ?
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    02-02-2020, 11:55 AM
    I think what the OP is looking for is "Reduced Loads" for powders that he Has. Reduced loads in the manuals use Other powders that can be reduced safely like 4198 and such. I always went by the 60 percent of the case Volume so the powder when...
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    02-02-2020, 01:10 AM
    One other trick to make your BLO easier to apply and dry faster is to thin the BLO with Terpintine. Do not use Paint Thinner or Mineral Spirits. Only real Terpintine in Boiled Linseed Oil.
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    02-01-2020, 11:52 PM
    You have to put on the BLO with your fingers and rub it into the wood. The first coat I put it on with my fingers and rub it in good. Then wipe it down till all the surface oil is gone with an old T Shirt. I let it dry for at least two days....
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    02-01-2020, 08:44 PM
    What about Straight Boiled Linseed Oil. I use it a lot. I have used Watco and Tru Oil. Linseed oil is my Favorite for a Satin natural looking Hunter Finish. Two hand applied , hand rubbed coats of Linseed Oil will seal a stock. But I prefer to...
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    02-01-2020, 08:32 PM
    Lyman Cast Bullet Manuals
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    02-01-2020, 01:17 PM
    I will just wait till you can buy Surplus Spam Can Ammo at a better price. Then I will buy that caliber.
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    02-01-2020, 10:18 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread Finn M39 Sling in Military Rifles
    I have somewhere a set of Swivels for the Finn Rifles that use the inletted peices that only have a hole in them and not the slot for the Dog Collars Let me see if I can find them. They came off a Trashed Finn 1891 that I ended up Sporterizing...
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    01-31-2020, 10:37 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Finn M39 Sling in Military Rifles
    Did the sling not come with Leather Dog Collar straps that go thru the stock. That is what is on my M28-30 Finn
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    01-31-2020, 08:31 PM
    Back when I was 16 years old , I made a matchlock Hand Cannon from a Baseball Bat and a section of 3/4" ID 1/4" was Chrome Molly pipe. It was fun to shoot. But I watched my grandfather a few years before build all his Muzzle loaders from Scratch....
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    01-31-2020, 11:03 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread 1893 Mauser safety in Military Rifles
    The safety will only move when the bolt is in the cocked firing position. There is a cam on the safety that may need to be Re Fitted to function properly
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    01-30-2020, 02:07 AM
    Wow. Now who came up with that , and can call that a muzzle loader. That ain't much different than taking a 45/70 , loading the casing Full of black powder , then shoving a projectile down the barrel.
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    01-29-2020, 06:10 PM
    The drop in the stock on the Mowrey was OK for Wing Shooting , but it was too slow to shoulder for upland game like Rabbits unless you could get a shot when they were sitting still.. Never got a chance to try them on Squirrels in trees
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    01-29-2020, 02:48 PM
    Yes. It is lighter , and you get more shot per once. Makes a good compensation for the shotguns with out a choke like mine was.
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    01-29-2020, 02:45 PM
    Funny. Around me , the women are holding the Bat
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    01-29-2020, 01:10 PM
    I have both a HF bead blast Cabinet and Two of their hand held spot blasting guns. They all work great. I even picked up one they had that looks like an Air Brush for doing really fine work. I tend to use the hand held guns more and don't bother...
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    01-29-2020, 11:59 AM
    The bluing method you mentioned Will Work. But I found that it is too Quick and does not penetrate as well and as even as a Traditional Slow Rust Bluing method. I did use the peroxide method on guns I wanted to finish more Quickly because they...
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    01-29-2020, 12:53 AM
    I use to hunt Dove and Quail with a Mowrey 12 ga single shot. It was lots of fun , and worked very well. It sure did put the Sport back into hunting.
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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