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    01-17-2020, 01:44 PM
    I got that book too , plus several others on rifles and pistols. They make it way easier to explain to others what is wrong with their guns.
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    01-16-2020, 09:31 PM
    The only time I used Alcohol to mix my powder was when I did Screened powder and used Acatia Powder ( Red Gum ) as a binder insted of Dextrin. It worked good , but I shot up the powder quickly , and don't know how it would have lasted if stored...
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    01-13-2020, 08:37 PM
    What is the groove diameter on your rifle. Several of my Mausers run as high as .327" That sizer will work on that boolit , but will take some force to get it sized..
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    01-12-2020, 04:40 PM
    Thank you. Did you work on the Casing conversions yet ?
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    01-12-2020, 03:41 PM
    The intent to visit Cottonwood was to look for willows and possibly Tree of Heaven. According to the Forest Department , the Verde River would be the closest area to me where they would grow , among the Cottonwoods. But I might just snag some...
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    01-11-2020, 05:08 PM
    For Christmas , my Grandkids gave me a similar sign to go on my shop door. My wife says , " You are Not McGyver. You are the guy McGyver Wants to be ". Fixing these stock keeps me in practice for the time that one Rare rifle comes across my...
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    01-11-2020, 12:05 PM
    I would just go with the Cross Pins rather than the Wedges. Like you said , you don't have a hooked breech for Quick Disassembly , so driving out a couple of pins would not be all that much work when ever you decide to do a full take down. My...
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    01-10-2020, 12:13 PM
    That is a good Idea Contender1. I would have never thought of it. Just happens ,a local Owl ate another bird last night in my Mesquite tree. The ground is covered with Dove Feathers. I will have to go out and collect some of them to use on my...
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    01-09-2020, 09:56 PM
    I have plenty of spare Mausers , and the thought once or twice crossed my mind. The thing holding me back was , I prefer the Traditional ML rifles over any of the inline modern stuff.
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    01-09-2020, 09:53 PM
    I never made it to Cottonwood. It is Snowing up there along the Verde River. I don't like the cold , and it is harder to find the correct trees without leaves on them this time of year. Once it thaws out I will be headed up there. It is only a...
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    01-09-2020, 09:47 PM
    I make the spacers and even Pillars out of Aluminum Rod or Brass Rod or even Steel rods with a 1/4" hole drilled down thru it. I use 3/8" rod for the spacers , or 1/2" or 5/8" rod for Epoxy in pillars on other rifle models. Mausers don't need...
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    01-09-2020, 08:50 PM
    If you are ordering other parts from GPC buying the bushing is a good deal. But you can use a piece of 1/4" I D steel ,brass or Aluminum tubing that has at least a 1/16" wall thickness. It is only a spacer.
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    01-09-2020, 07:45 PM
    @wyofool. The magazine box is made to sit right down on the bottom of the action and have a steel tube spacer on the rear action screw to make the magazine box or Bottom Metal fit properly. But I bet , When they replaced the stock the stock was...
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    01-09-2020, 03:11 PM
    I have used the stock repair pins from Brownells before. They work great and if placed correctly , you can hardly see the ends of the brass pin on the surface of the stock. There are so many ways to repair stocks , so it is just up to what the...
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    01-09-2020, 12:56 AM
    Today I mixed up a pound of powder using Tree Of Heaven charcoal. I will probably press it into pucks tomorrow. Not being our Normal Heat down here , it will take a few days to dry. I will keep you posted on how it works
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    01-09-2020, 12:51 AM
    The Blind Reinforcement bolt bedded into the front of the stock is a good idea. But there is no way to do something similar at the crack running down the wrist of the stock. If the action is not Bedded 100 percent solid , the recoil on the rear...
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    01-08-2020, 10:38 PM
    I do not see a Cross Bolt Recoil Lug in the stock like the military rifles use. One can be added and it too will help keep the crack closed and help with future cracking. You can also use Hardwood Dowels to make cross bolts to reinforce the stock....
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    01-08-2020, 09:46 PM
    The magazine should sit with about .020" clearance between the top of the magazine and bottom of the receiver. Set the magazine on the front of the receiver and at the rear , use the metal spacer that is in the rear of the stock at the Tang. Snug...
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    01-08-2020, 09:04 PM
    I have repaired similar cracks on Mauser stocks. I used a hypodermic syringe to inject the glue deep into the crack. I actually used Elmer's Wood glue and not Epoxy. They never cracked again. A friend used Crazy glue right out of the tube since...
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    01-07-2020, 06:03 PM
    My Accraglass Gel comes out a creamy Amber color after mixing. I do not have any issues with it because I always Tint the color to come close to the wood color , except on light Maple stocks.
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    01-05-2020, 01:50 AM
    The #6 is the diameter of the screw. The # 48 is the number of threads per inch. Brownell's or Midway will have that size and thread screws. A third number will be the length of the screw. I E , 6-48 x1/2" What length of screw do you need?...
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    01-04-2020, 10:00 PM
    An Ace Hardware store by me does carry Gunsmith Thread screws. But their selection is limited. I think the longest ones are only 1/2" long
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    01-04-2020, 01:57 PM
    Back when I was in college , we had a party in our apartment complex. We took a small cannon I had , put a light powder charge in it and Fired Hot Dogs off my balcony out to the pool that was about 75 yards away.
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    01-04-2020, 01:52 PM
    That will produce a good slug. But you would be best if you went swimming and recovered the ball. Trying to pick it it up out of the pool with a Skimmer could scratch up your slug. But I don't think at low velocity that the ball is going to get...
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    01-04-2020, 12:29 AM
    There is a rifle with similar markings on Gun Brokers
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    01-04-2020, 12:18 AM
    From what I see , the bolt is a Model 98 dolt face. That should be the longer action. The trigger guard action screw spacing will be about 7 -7/8" on the 98 action. The 24/47 and I believe the 48 and 48a use a trigger screw spacing of 7 -5/8"...
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    01-03-2020, 10:55 PM
    In the pictures of the bolt heads, the bolt on the far left is from a Yugo 24/47. That rifle has a shorter action and is set up as a Safety Breeched barrel to receiver. That is why there are not two little nubs on the tip of the bolt head opposite...
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    01-03-2020, 04:35 PM
    If you are going to shoot Cannons that use lots more powder , and availabity on real BP is non existent. Try making your own BP. It will be far cheaper than BP or Substatutes. You can make it yourself with very little cost and then upgrade your...
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    01-01-2020, 05:15 PM
    I remember that back in the early '70s I could not find 7.62x54 ammo for a Mosin that my dad had brought back from the Korean War. That would have kept me from buying a rifle I couldn't shoot.
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    01-01-2020, 03:14 PM
    Try contacting "Theditchman" He is building boiling tanks that are electric for slow rust bluing
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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
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