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    06-15-2019, 12:18 AM
    ozarkeod replied to a thread Romanian Rifle in Rimfire Area
    Not familiar with that rifle but I have a Cugir TT-33 mfg'd in 1953 and I'm very impressed with fit, function, finish, and accuracy. My first Romanian firearm and didn't know what to expect but I love it.
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    06-15-2019, 12:03 AM
    I've had safe and successful shooting with my Reformado converted Remington RB using .457 dia .346 gr bullets sized down to .454 and tumble-lubed over 1/2 sheet toilet paper wad pressed down on 22 grains of XPM 5744 smokeless. Strictly a 100yd load...
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    06-14-2019, 11:20 PM
    I've had the same problems with the Buffalo but still have obsolete cartridge needs so I started ordering ONE EACH of the cartridges I needed (and a few singles that I wanted samples of) before spending the big bucks for 20 or so. Before shipping...
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    06-14-2019, 11:05 PM
    Resurrecting damaged brass is good practice for whatever apocalypse comes along and I keep getting a little better at it. Haven't had much luck rebuilding primers yet though.
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    06-07-2019, 07:38 PM
    Compact little setup with bulb for heat on the molds, some lead in the bottom to stabilize, height of casting surface is level with reloading bench. Finally had time to get this done, ain't retirement great!.
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    06-06-2019, 10:38 PM
    These two presses have had a long life but they have a lot more work to do.
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    05-31-2019, 12:45 AM
    One of my reloading buddies has a hard copy, mostly readable. I'm supposed to be getting a scanned copy from him "sometime this decade", glad to email a copy to you when I get it.
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    05-31-2019, 12:18 AM
    I've got a 234 on the way, hope to get it next week. It has a spent primer catcher on it but no other accessories. Hoping to fabricate a copy of it for my Herter's M3. Do you have a primer tube fixture on yours? Always wondered how well they...
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    05-29-2019, 11:38 PM
    Kenn Womack at rollingblockparts.com has original sights, some adaptable to flats.
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    05-29-2019, 11:26 PM
    Lyman now has a 9mm HP in their Devastator line, large cavity 125gr .356.
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    05-29-2019, 11:22 PM
    Thanks for the link, going to print about 22 pages right now!
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    05-26-2019, 07:35 PM
    That's very good advice, thanks bangerjim and RogerDat! I've got 3 with the foundry stamp and all the others were melted down in print shops. Some were poured in a mold with "linotype" in raised letters in the bottom of the mold to imprint the...
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    05-22-2019, 11:48 AM
    I've got 80 rounds of .348 Win nos WW unprimed would gladly trade for good boxer 8X57 Mauser
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    05-22-2019, 01:08 AM
    ozarkeod replied to a thread small collection in Vintage Ammo
    Those Rem UMC .30-40 Krag boxes are in the best condition that I've seen! Passed up many worn greasy ones with reload data written-marked out-written again. You're way ahead with those.
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    05-21-2019, 09:05 PM
    Very accurate guess! 391 lbs total, the melted type ingots varied between 23 to 27 lbs with some of the ears being broken off and missing. The Garand clip was included when I emailed this photo to a friend who gages every thing that gets shot by...
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    05-21-2019, 05:49 PM
    I have maybe 30-40 primers left in my last box of Winchester-Western Staynless primers out of a brick I bought in 2003 at yard sale. Can't remember a single misfire out of these from time I bought them to last week's shooting. Always heard primers...
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    05-21-2019, 05:33 PM
    Had to share this photo of my good luck, this is a lifetime supply at my age!
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    05-21-2019, 05:17 PM
    I have a nice #1 1871 Remington contract rifle to Spain but it has a really nice #5 flat butt stock and butt plate. If anyone has a #5 rolling block with a #1 curved butt and plate and you want to make it right maybe we can work a trade. Top rifle...
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    05-21-2019, 01:33 AM
    Museum director in 1990s was looking for a contractor to check one of the casemates that was suspected of containing the fort armory's trapdoor Springfields. All the casemates were concreted in and the cannons were used as rebar when it closed!
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    05-21-2019, 12:44 AM
    Another shelf in the bookcase I unloaded and moved out of the room to paint: some old primers collected over the years.
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    05-21-2019, 12:01 AM
    ozarkeod replied to a thread Vintage Shot Shells in Vintage Ammo
    That's what I always thought, but they marked MWR (moral, welfare, recreation) ammo the same way where it was used on military base rec ranges. Figured all the cartridge companies would be strapped to war ammo contracts but these could have gone...
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    05-20-2019, 11:41 PM
    Both boxes are ink stamped "U.S Property" on bottom of box. The first box has zinc plated steel heads and the date code on the box flap indicates 1941. The second box is additionally ink stamped "Trap Load". Both are full boxes with original...
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    05-20-2019, 04:34 PM
    Had to unload a bookcase to get it out of a room I was going to paint so thought I would take a few photos while this stuff was out.
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Ex Navy EOD, Ex aircraft mechanic
North Central Arkansas
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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