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    Today, 08:47 PM
    Naval Jelly does work very food to remove the rust. But it takes bluing off right away.
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    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    Those old Sewer Pipes will still Shoot. And some pretty good. But I think you should try to evaluate the extent of the damage , and stop any of the Active Rust so what you have now , will not continue to get worse.
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    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    You can remove the rust by Electrolysis. You use water a plastic tub and Arm and Hammer Washing Soda. Not Baking Soda. That with a car battery charger and some steel plates will remove the rust so you can see what you have. There are lots of...
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    10-14-2019, 03:10 PM
    A couple of years back , I made an extended magazine for a friend's CZ 527 in 7.62x39. I took two standard magazines and trimmed the top off one and the bottom lips off the other. Then welded them together. I did have to trim them off at an angle...
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    10-14-2019, 12:45 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Muzzleloader hunt 2019 in Muzzleloading.
    Thank you Ron. I have several builds that I am just getting started on. This info just helped me decide on my front sights. And by the results of your hunt , proved they do work good. Nice Buck. And tell your son , I too take my Air Pistol with...
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    10-12-2019, 12:34 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Another Found Bargain in Muzzleloading.
    That is good news that things worked out for you.
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    10-11-2019, 10:40 PM
    A friend brought me a rifle one time and get said the nipple hole was stripped because the nipple wouldn't tighten. The threads on the nipple were fine. But when I checked things out , he had just put the wrong threaded Nipple in the rifle. He...
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    10-11-2019, 04:39 PM
    When you get the rifle, Run a 14/28 bottoming tap into the hole. If you don't have a Bottom Tap , then just grind off some of the end of a regular Tapered Starter Tap. That will guarantee you are into the Full thread area of the Tap because of...
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    10-11-2019, 02:55 PM
    Check Track of the Wolf. They list them by thread sizes. To go larger , you may want to tap it for a Metric thread just to be taking out minimal material if needed They also make Oversized threaded nipples if you thread is not totally gone
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    10-10-2019, 04:34 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Another Found Bargain in Muzzleloading.
    It pays to work as a Team.
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    10-06-2019, 07:52 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Very old CVA rifle in Muzzleloading.
    I am with Joe on his fix if you want to possibly remove the breech plug then weld a new hook on to it. I worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for ten years , and welding a smaller stud onto a broken bolt was the way we removed them. You just have...
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    10-06-2019, 11:52 AM
    My SKS was reasonably accurate with Cast .312 powder coated boolits around 90 grains. Cant remember the load, but I know I used Unique. Yes, the wouldn't cycle the action, but I just made them up to plink and shoot small critters. But I bet they...
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    10-05-2019, 09:11 PM
    The main thing is whatever you use , make sure you are not using so much that the soap leaves a residue Especially things like hand soap with lotions. If you can wash your eye glasses and they don't have a film on them , you should be good to go.
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    10-05-2019, 07:13 PM
    I have used vinegar before to remove bluing. It takes off rust too. But can make more rust if left on too long I also used vinegar to do a Rust Patina on a rifle so it looked 100 years old. But it took weeks to do. It came out nice, but looked...
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    10-05-2019, 10:41 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread Very old CVA rifle in Muzzleloading.
    It is the OP's decision on which way he is going to repair his rifle. But we have given him many good suggestions and options. There are over 100 ways to Skin A Cat. But it is His Time , Money and Finished product that "He" has to worry about....
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    10-04-2019, 11:38 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Very old CVA rifle in Muzzleloading.
    That should work if you stay away from the edge of the threads on the plug and barrel. I just don't have that much confidence in my welding. But most others are way better welders than I am.
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    10-04-2019, 10:32 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Very old CVA rifle in Muzzleloading.
    I think you have a good point about not removing the breech plug and just welding a new hook on it. The only draw back I see would be that the breech plug will then Never removable. But , really , how often is it truely needed to be pulled out. I...
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    10-04-2019, 07:57 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Very old CVA rifle in Muzzleloading.
    I too am with Indian Joe on this. It may be faster than trying to find a new plug. But getting the old plug out without the tab may be a slight problem without distroying the plug.
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    10-04-2019, 07:24 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Perfecting TC Renegade in Muzzleloading.
    You can use Epoxy to glue the Tang to the barrel also. But you have to wait till it fully cures to assure a good bond. Like 24 hours. Epoxy softens with heat when you want to pull it apart once cured. I use a heat gun Or it disbondes from metal...
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    10-04-2019, 05:36 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Perfecting TC Renegade in Muzzleloading.
    I forgot to mention the fact , that when I glue tangs to the barrel for bedding , I am usually rebuilding the entire rifle . So I am never worried about messing up the bluing. But I have broken apart the super glue by heating it up with a propane...
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    10-04-2019, 05:31 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Perfecting TC Renegade in Muzzleloading.
    Pride in ownership is one good thing. Pride in things you made or improved with your own two hands is even a better feeling.
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    10-04-2019, 05:27 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Very old CVA rifle in Muzzleloading.
    Good luck with your latest project. I am sure you can find someone to install a new breech plug up in your area. Or if you can't find a new plug, make one for you.
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    10-04-2019, 08:55 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread Perfecting TC Renegade in Muzzleloading.
    I had a barrel and Tang set up that was loose. I took the Tang , and built it up inside the connection point with Brass Brazing Rod. Then filed it to fit the barrel breech plug tab so there was less Slop , but the barrel was still removable. I...
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    10-03-2019, 07:37 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Perfecting TC Renegade in Muzzleloading.
    If the barrel is 1" you will not have a problem boring the barrels out to .58. I went to .61 cal. on mine with Deep Rifling and had no issues.. The groove diameter is actually .640. I would have to do the math to see how thick the barrel walls...
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    10-03-2019, 05:17 PM
    Good point about the Cheap Brushes
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    10-03-2019, 11:53 AM
    Not all people have Access to LGS like Sportsman's like we Do. And shipping exceeeds the cost of the parts. But taking the bull by the horns , not only saves money. , It improves ones confidence in your abilities to make what you Need.
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    10-03-2019, 11:47 AM
    @ Indian Joe. I take it you were there , being from Down Under. We appreciate the Correct historical information. Movies tend to distort the actual History. That ain't right.
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    10-03-2019, 11:26 AM
    I made an adapter to use the smaller threaded brush on my ram rod. I took a 8/32 rod coupler. Drilled out one half and tapped it for 10/32. Then put a stud on it to fit my ram rod. I have used threaded Rod Couplers to make adapters to fit things...
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    10-03-2019, 09:09 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread Perfecting TC Renegade in Muzzleloading.
    Don't forget about the deep dovetail on the bottom of the barrel or the holes Tapped for mounting the ramrod pipes. There are lots of Factors you have to consider when you Re Bore a barrel . Bob Hoyt will talk you thru it from what I have seen....
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    10-02-2019, 06:54 PM
    I don't think it will change the Accuracy much. But you won't lead the barrel. You won't have exposed lead if you decide to put them in your mouth as a spit ball. And you can reload them so fast Vs patched balls , it will seem like you are...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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