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    09-16-2018, 03:28 PM
    I've never had a problem with Lyman customer service.I've used Lyman products since the 50's and only had one occasion to use customer service and that was with a Chinese made electronic thermometer.They took care of the problem at no cost to...
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    09-16-2018, 02:58 PM
    The Army counterbored carbine barrels but did not counterbore M1 rifle barrels.The gas port is too close to the muzzle.Try to find a machine shop with pin gages and have the muzzle checked.Cleaning rod damage is common on M1's.It's possible the CMP...
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    09-15-2018, 03:55 PM
    KenT7021 replied to a thread Old military rifle parts in Our Town
    Sarco,Poppert's,Springfield Sporters,Jack First.Springfield Sporters is temporarily closed due to health issues.
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    09-13-2018, 09:24 AM
    I have the RCBS.It works well.It is extremely well built.I have not used the Lee so I will not comment on it.The RCBS will probably prove more durable.
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    09-09-2018, 08:39 PM
    I've seen several AR's that had 300 AAC fired in a .223 when I was working for a manufacturer.It breaks things.I've also seen 9mm ball fired in 9mm paintball AR's.The 9mm paintball round has a 9mm case with a sabot holding a .30 cal paintball.We...
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    09-09-2018, 02:44 PM
    MPI stocks are extremely light.I have one on a 280 Ackley Improved Mark X.Recoil is interesting to say the least.They are very well made.
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    09-08-2018, 07:01 PM
    KenT7021 replied to a thread Ppu brass in Our Town
    I haven't had any problems with it.I have it in several calibers.I use Starline and PPU brass for the most part.
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    09-07-2018, 03:53 PM
    I have used Super Clean,Purple Power,and am currently using Simple Green with water.I only use the ultra sonic cleaner for gun parts.All of the cleaners worked well but I'll probably stay with Simple Green since it's harmless to bare hands.
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    09-06-2018, 03:50 PM
    KenT7021 replied to a thread ZPV Reamers in "The Barrel Works"
    I would go with Clymer or Manson reamers.I just checked Ebay.Price isn't bad at all.Might be worth trying.I noticed the 8x57 made to CIP specs.It has a lot of freebore.
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    09-06-2018, 03:25 PM
    KenT7021 replied to a thread Back in the day in Our Town
    There was a lock,bicycle,and gunshop called Allen's in Hannibal,Mo.back during the 60's.Allen had just about any old rifle,shotgun,or handgun you could think of.Lots of cap and ball revolvers,Single Action Army's,trap doors,Winchesters,etc. Just...
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    09-06-2018, 03:05 PM
    Check with Champion Shooters Supply or Champions Choice.They can probably help you.
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    09-05-2018, 09:23 AM
    I have the heater for the 4500.It works fine.I haven't used the other two.I have the heating cartridges and aluminum stock to make three heater elements of the Lyman bottom mounted style.I need to get that done before winter.It's cheaper to make...
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    09-04-2018, 06:11 PM
    Try them both to see which you like the best.I only have the Lyman lubrisizers and they work well for me.I have a 45,3 450's, and a 4500.All set up with different lubes.The 4500 should have a hole for installing a heater.I doubt if there's any...
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    09-02-2018, 05:32 PM
    I have one of those as well.Mine was missing the tang mounted rear sight.You would probably have to replace the lever to bring the breech block back to center fire position.If I did use a conversion I would only use cast bullets as john.k is...
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    09-01-2018, 07:20 PM
    The 1903 front sight base has a dovetail.The 03A3 does not.I have a Redfield made aperture front sight for an 03.It fits in the dovetail of the 03 front sight base.I believe I bought it during the 70's to 80's time frame.Ebay is as mentioned above...
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    09-01-2018, 07:07 PM
    Numrich may have some of the shell holders in question.I bought some from them several years ago.
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    08-30-2018, 04:14 PM
    KenT7021 replied to a thread Old Fajen catalogue in Our Town
    He didn't just buy and then close them.Upgrades were done on the stock production machines.From the appearance of the stocks the machines were CNC and made some very nice stocks.Unfortunately everybody was buying synthetic stocks at the time and the...
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    08-29-2018, 04:55 PM
    I use the Lyman 55 and the RCBS little Dandy mostly.I have several different Lee measures which I haven't used for years.They work OK but I don't really care for them.I also have used the RCBS Uniflow measures.They work fine but I prefer the Lyman...
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    08-29-2018, 08:49 AM
    I always thought of the old K series Weaver scopes as something you sighted in and then left the adjustments alone afterwards.I used to tap the adjustment turret with a Zippo lighter after making adjustments.That helped making sure the adjustment...
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    08-27-2018, 09:06 AM
    KenT7021 replied to a thread Boolit Boxes in Casting Equipment
    I picked some of those up a couple of weeks ago.I use them to store small parts in for old rifles.They are very handy.
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    08-25-2018, 04:14 PM
    I have the 1953 edition of Sharpe's book.Interesting comments about dealing with old powders.I don't believe I will try it.
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    08-25-2018, 03:54 PM
    All of the Lyman 17 sights currently made have a 3/8 inch dovetail except for one with a metric dovetail that measures .360.You might keep an eye on ebay for a used sight.You could also modify one of the current production sights to fit the 03.It is...
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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