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    06-04-2019, 01:13 AM
    How did your Type38 wind up with an 8x57 barrel?
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    06-03-2019, 08:32 PM
    Here's the Type 99 TBG. I did not choose the stock. :)
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    06-03-2019, 01:12 AM
    Thank you for the accolades! It was fun to build and it was a hoot to shoot it in a finished state. It definitely shoots within minute of tin can and there are no cans that are safe in my county now. :) The smaller holes to the lower left...
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    06-02-2019, 10:04 AM
    If I had a junky Smidt-Rubin, I'd give it a try. :)
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    06-02-2019, 02:06 AM
    Exactly! I built up the feed ramp and did my best to modify the extractor so the rounds would pop up under it. It works okay, but I don't think Paul Mauser ever intended someone to adapt John Browning's pistol magazine to his M98. :)
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    06-01-2019, 05:00 PM
    Modified original. I shortened it and worked on the hook so the cartridge would pop up easier. There is no real taper in a 45 ACP to help with feeding and you need to carry the cartridge over the locking lug channel (open space) and straight into...
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    06-01-2019, 02:13 AM
    There is very little forward thrust on a straight case, just the resistance of the bullet trying to exit the barrel. If you were worried about it, you could make a new retainer pin/bolt out of 4140P. If the pin was only .25 round and .24 tall it...
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    06-01-2019, 01:45 AM
    Nice! Now you have a combo 45-70 and 12 Gauge. I like these old actions! I have a pair of the smaller frames and two mediums. One of those mediums was a 44-40 saddle ring. It was bubba'd good, but I plan to restore it. I've made the missing...
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    06-01-2019, 01:23 AM
    It takes me a while to get things off the bench. This project is almost there, it's a "Why Not" project. I shortened a badly pitted vz24 by 1.2 inches, made a firing pin that would allow me to assemble the shroud and cocking piece then install the...
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    05-25-2019, 12:57 AM
    Is the old one repairable? If not, are you capable of making one?
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  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 06:21 PM
    Brass molds have a lot of mass, they can take longer to come up to temperature, are you preheating it?
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    05-20-2019, 11:44 AM
    I know this is a little off topic for this group, but I am trying to identify and learn more about a firearm that belonged to a friends father. I am certain that this was made in the last 50 years, but was probably acquired 20-30 years ago. I know...
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  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 05:36 PM
    Nothing, but there is more to casting and shooting cast than that combination.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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