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    11-07-2018, 11:55 PM
    In reference to a few posts above. A No4 Enfield is not an SMLE. It is a No4, you will not find SMLE stamped on a No4. SMLE production ended with the No1 Mk5. In reference to post #12 It was not common practice to stomp on the charging handle...
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    10-28-2018, 12:50 PM
    sukivel, If the frame can handle 45-70 then 44 mag shouldn’t be a problem. Have fun. About 10 years ago I gave away a NEF Pardner 12ga because it wouldn’t even sell for $50. I kick myself for that. Hadn’t got into gunsmithing for myself so I...
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    10-27-2018, 08:50 PM
    Yes, knowing what action he has would help. If it’s an H&R SB1 then pistol only. SB2 is good for rifle cartridges. Don’t know about Rossi.
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    10-27-2018, 02:17 PM
    So doing a little math here. 20ga max pressure is 12000 psi times area of inside head case .331 sqin = 3979 psi bolt thrust.... This is almost exactly the same as .357 mag bolt thrust. I’d feel safe if it was me especially using a new barrel and...
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    10-27-2018, 01:57 PM
    Your shotgun barrel is just acting as a sleeve. It doesn’t contain the pressure, that’s the job of the inserted barrel. The next critical item is the shotgun frame can it withstand the bolt thrust, this includes the locking mechanism and hinge.
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    10-26-2018, 12:52 PM
    sukivel, I’ll do my best to answer your questions. 1. To make the .357 barrel fit inside the 12 ga barrel I had to turn down the .357 barrel on a lathe to fit the chamber and bore. This applies for your 20 gage barrel as well. So do you have a...
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    10-25-2018, 11:37 AM
    jmorris, Very good point and noted. Will TIG weld a blind pin into the barrel ASAP.
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    10-24-2018, 03:38 PM
    Thanks guys for all the kind comments. Mac118, Like your rifle this one has no coil springs either, leaf springs for hammer and trigger. Shimming the main spring could possibly help, also the trigger/hammer engagement angle could be changed to...
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    10-23-2018, 11:49 PM
    Haven't had time to work on the trigger but wanted to try some reloads with cast 158gr SWC. Put together 35 rounds with Laser Cast 158 gr SWC over 3.5 gr of Bullseye.... Results were not good at all so I didn't even take any photos. After shooting...
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    10-23-2018, 11:29 PM
    Got the gun sighted in today. Set up on the back side of the property where I have my little shooting range. Was back I figure 50 yards but when I paced it off came out 56 yards roughly. Good enough. This thing has a real heavy trigger pull,...
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    10-23-2018, 11:27 PM
    Now that it's a functioning rifle I installed some sights and blued it. Front sight is from an old Remington and the rear sight is parts cobbled from various Williams barrel mounted sights. The sights are bore sighted with my Mk1 eyeball....
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    10-23-2018, 11:26 PM
    Went over to a friends who has a TIG welder and he welded the extractor together. I brought it home, ground and filed to shape. Set it in the barrel lug without the spring so it sat flush and cut the chamber. Once chamber was cut reassembled...
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    10-23-2018, 11:24 PM
    Used a dremel to cut relief for the extractor and cleaned it up with a couple files. Made an extension for the extractor to be TIG welded on. Here is the extractor and extension in place.
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    10-23-2018, 11:22 PM
    In the last few months I picked up a couple old Hopkins and Allen shotguns for cheap... Less then $100. The first one had the breach face damaged from the firing pin breaking through. I posted photos of that a while ago. The second one was in much...
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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