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    Yesterday, 10:28 AM
    Swiss Vetterli 69/71 manufactured in 1872. Sold my 1887 Marlin revolver. Wish I hadn't now. Mike
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    04-23-2017, 07:57 PM
    You may be correct about the over pressure load, but I weighed it on a Lyman beam scale as l did the other 49 loads in the box. I was using a new, to me, powder. I don't remember which one for sure now, but the weight checked out as ok and not a...
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    04-22-2017, 09:27 PM
    . Glock 41 OE bbl vs KKM bbl for Glock 41. There's a pic. Make of it what you will. My intention in posting was trying to save some from the pain l experienced. If you have doubts...
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    04-22-2017, 09:07 PM
    And I used to think the same way. Lower pressure 45 ACP. No problems. And for over 13,000 rounds that appeared to be correct thinking. And then........it wasn't. Maybe I can post a picture with help from my grandson.
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    04-22-2017, 10:03 AM
    I have never looked into the newer generation Glock chambers other than my Glock 41. I prefer the rifling in the Glock OE barrel, but am a stickler about case support now. My frame split into two pieces, for and aft, with with some other...
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    04-21-2017, 12:35 PM
    My Gen 1 Clock 21 had polygonal rifling. I put over 12,000 cast boolits through it and was very satisfied. Eventually it bit me in the butt with a catastrophic case failure. Not due to boolits, but the unsupported chamber. The frame...
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    04-05-2017, 11:41 AM
    I just read that it was called Muscovy Glass made from Muscovite mica. Another form of mica it said remains stable to 1650 F. I was wrong about it being Eisen glass. Mike
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    04-05-2017, 11:25 AM
    I believe the Eisen glass viewing windows in oil stoves, that allowed a person to see the fire, were made of mica. I think it was just layers of mica, but not 100% sure about that. Mike
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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
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