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    10-24-2020, 05:53 PM
    "people like me are always lurking to buy all they can when see it" Yep, ain't that the truth of the matter. I would have to pay scalper prices due to hoarders lining up at dawn when the store opens...and I have to go to work. Fortunately I found...
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    10-21-2020, 04:14 PM
    I have had scope mounts that had a gap between the base and the receiver. To fix that issue and make a tighter fitting base, I would Glass bed the base to the receiver. I used J B Weld on most of them. Others I used colored bedding compound....
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    10-18-2020, 09:58 PM
    Nobade. What is the twist on your barrel and the length of your barrel?
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    10-11-2020, 07:08 PM
    If the forcing cone can not be polished out and stay with in specs , then you will have to train the back of the barrel at least the thickness of one turn of the barrel . Then the cylinder Gap will have to be ReSet by trimming the end of the...
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    10-11-2020, 11:26 AM
    Remember to check out the forcing cone when you first remove the barrel. You can set the Gauge in the forcing cone to make sure the taper is not to great. Then you can decide if there is enough material left to polish out those rings and marks.
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    10-10-2020, 05:11 PM
    The barrel and frame is your starting point. Then the Yoke / Crane alignment. Next the cylinder allignment. All this must be set before you start any kind of Timing adjustment. The cylinder stop in the frame , must be working and securing the...
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    10-09-2020, 05:34 AM
    I made up Multi Ball loads for my wife to use in home defense years ago on a 38 snub nose. She could get all balls on targets out to 10 yards with out having to take aim. The multi balls gave her confidence that she had two projectiles that would...
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    10-09-2020, 01:42 AM
    I do not see any reason that this revolver could not be rebuilt and all the problems corrected. The question is. How much work can you do yourself , and how low of a price can you get it for. I am sure there are plenty of members on this forum as...
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    10-09-2020, 01:29 AM
    I make my own primer caps with a tool I bought. To increase the uniformity , and make them fit better , either ,( Tighter or looser) I made a die and mandrals to press them in my drill press. I don't see why the same thing won't work to Swedge...
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    10-03-2020, 05:26 PM
    I am lucky enough to have a Doe Run owned fabricator right around the corner from me, Seafab Metals Company in Casa Grande, who, in addition to things like radiation shielding and other industrial uses of commercial lead, manage to find time to make...
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    10-02-2020, 04:29 PM
    All it takes to build a pistol like that is, Time Talent, Skills, Tools , And Money. It sure looks like you have all of them. Very nice. Keep us posted on how it shoots.
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    09-30-2020, 12:15 AM
    One of the chambers may be out of alignment with the barrel to cause a slight difference in the bullet impact. You might be able to identify which one by using an alignment rod and an empty case in the chamber. But if you can mark the cylinder ,...
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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