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    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    The only thing I can tell you for sure if your throats are smaller than your bore it won't make a difference, you are out of bussiness. If this isn't a issue you have to experiment on gun to gun basis to find the diameter that works best in your...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Need the safety for a 1950s, Ithaca 37, 16guage. I bought nice one that has Left hand safety installed and want to convert it back to right hand. Will buy or trade safeties with a lefty. I'm not a 37 expert but I think the safety is same in all...
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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Texas? My first deer rifle is the old #8, 35cal in picture. I was 12yrs old and probably was only 100lbs soaking wet. I admit it moved me around a little back then. I was known on the mountain as the skinny little guy with the machine gun. Never...
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    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    I had given one grandson a 18, another a 34 and Grandaughter a Charter Arms 22. She was peeved at me. Rightly so because she can outshoot the boys. To smooth things over gave her brother a 18, she got the 34 Kit Gun, and gramps got the dirty end of...
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    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    Went to a big trade day / sale today keyed on outdoors. Traded and sold a few rifles and ended up bring 3 S&Ws home. Got a couple S&W 18s 22lrs and a S&W 32 HE. The 32 I will probably trade off but the 18s are fine shooting 22s. Just the restock I...
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    10-20-2017, 04:04 PM
    Drm50 started a thread WTS Die Sets in Swappin & Sellin
    WTS die sets, LtoR-TtoB (1) 22/250 Lyman.. Used VG .....$32 shipped (2) 30/06. RCBS....Used VG......$32 shipped (3) 22/250 RCBS....Used VG......$32 shipped (4) 6.5mm X 300 Whby.Used VG.$27 shipped (5) 25/06 Lyman..Used VG..,......$32 shipped...
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    10-20-2017, 03:19 PM
    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
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    10-20-2017, 12:52 PM
    When I was a kid everyone had the little Pee Whistle 1/2 tube scopes on their 22s. I probably would have had one too but my rifle wasn't grooved or D&T for scope. I shot them on buddies guns and didn't like them. They were ok for plinking but not...
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    10-19-2017, 11:42 PM
    I had a hard time with a few beech socks trying to get oil stain into them. They were so hard most stain wiped back off without penatration. I finally cut stain with mineral spirits slopped it on and wrapped stock in soft rag soaked with stain....
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    10-19-2017, 09:37 PM
    I have just bought a couple 41s recently. I looked at many. The two I bought belonged to guys that were occasional shooters and had purchased them new. In last 2 years I bought 3 other ones on line. 2 were used by guys actively involved and...
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    10-17-2017, 08:49 PM
    This model HP has no Muzzel Break. The piece on end is contoured to match slide, and cover the Extra long barrel. I guess slide extension might be the name of part
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    10-16-2017, 07:45 PM
    I have herd the aircraft ammo thing too, but thought it was BS. Back in early 70s I bought a case of French 9mm. They were in boxes in a weird number, 36 or 32 rds, I think. Any way at the time I had a P38, Colt Commander, Brn HP and S&W 39. The...
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    10-16-2017, 11:47 AM
    There was no rifle season here in Ohio. It was Shotgun slug, Handgun- 38 cal minimum and restricted to straight cased and 5" minimum barrel, Muzzel Loader 38 cal minimum. Any rifle shooting was mainly varmit and LV guns weren't very popular for...
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    10-15-2017, 08:08 PM
    I've had 9mm dies for years, loaded some with jacketed bullets for Brn HPs, P-38s, S&Ws ect. Nothing outstanding factory dupes. 9 mm became so cheap a long time went by that I didn't load any. Then I got a Hp comp a few years ago and started...
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    10-15-2017, 03:59 PM
    Even though I got a 57, 41mg I can't really see the point of them. They are kind of like a 16g shot gun, not much bigger than a 20g and not that smaller than 12g. If you have only one gun they are ok, but like a 16g shot gun they are kinda...
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    10-15-2017, 10:45 AM
    I do anneal the brass, stand them in water up to right below where they start to neck. As far as charge for fire forming, 5 to 8grs of any fast burning powder should work. Corn meal up to neck. I used a TC carbine because it required less fumbling...
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    10-12-2017, 07:54 PM
    I know what screw you mean, but don't know size, don't have one to check. I got a cigar box full of sight Misc. May have one or same size/ thread off something else.
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    10-11-2017, 10:39 PM
    Wtb a no drill scope base for a Ruger Single-6 New Model. Can't find a no drill to purchase new. Don't care if it's for Weaver Style or Leupold. Only interested in NO DRILL base.
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    10-10-2017, 09:30 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Saving an old lathe in Special Projects
    I have a old South Bend, belt driven. It ain't to fancy but it's in nice shape and I have gathered up lots of good accessories for it. Price was right OSHA wouldnt allow in to be used in a Hi School shop. The school had gotten a load of government...
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    10-10-2017, 09:21 PM
    I am not a RB expert, but I think I screwed up on last one I had. It was a carbine in 30/40 and reciever was nickeled. Reciever was stamped with Navel type Anchor & Rope. No govt markings. Best guess it was from a Navel military acad. - not govt....
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    10-10-2017, 09:12 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    I'm Buckeye too. I wouldn't be using big bores if reasonable deer guns were legal. Our selection is suppose to be based on safety / population vs carry distance of a bullet. Ohio is 3/4 flat and I can understand them against 300 mags and such. I...
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    10-10-2017, 01:49 PM
    I was going to contour hammer but had the original barrel , fore arm and parts and didn't want to mess it up from original. Ended up trading it off as was without 7mm stuff.
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    10-10-2017, 01:40 PM
    Yeah, they are Marauders- I got them back before they were "cool", wish I new then what I know now and would have bought them up. Really never ran across that many of them even back then.
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    10-10-2017, 01:35 PM
    I have done this a couple times, after screwing up rivets I tried several epoxies with no luck. Ended up making Alumilum rivet from some misc rivets I had in junk. I used all kind of punches and small chisels that I made from drill rod to get the...
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    10-10-2017, 11:12 AM
    Back in 80s I bought a 7x57mm RB and a Numerich Buffalo Kit from a guy who never got around to putting it together. As far as I remember barrel fit ok, but had some extractor issues. Took to Smith and he took care of it. The one thing that was a...
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    10-09-2017, 01:54 PM
    I have 4, 35R rifles- Rem 8-81-14-141. I have found all these rifles shoot the 200gr RN bullets much better than 35 spire points. I have a 141 and have loaded it with 357 JHPs 158gr / 37.5 gr of IMR-3031 at approx 2300fps. It would make a mess out...
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    10-09-2017, 01:39 PM
    On the subject of 375w and use of 38/55 brass. This will work but the 38/55 and 30/30 are both drawn on same button. Instead of buying 38/55 brass 30/30 can be easily fire formed to 375w. The draw back to this is the 38/55-30/30 cases are not as...
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    10-09-2017, 10:58 AM
    I had 2 brand new 44 Auto mags back in 1972. I had gotten a A.Fox SxS 16g and a LGS wanted it very bad. I had no interest in auto mags at the time. Anyway got them on the deal with some other new guns that he considered sleepers at the time. I...
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    10-09-2017, 10:08 AM
    I've got both as well as 44mg & 45/70. In my state 375w is legal deer cartridge, that's the only reason I own them. I would much rather use the 35Rem than any of the 3 legal calibres I own. I have shot a lot of deer with the 35cal , it's excellent...
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    10-08-2017, 10:11 AM
    Many A-5s have never been apart because people are afraid they can't get them back together. I would guess your gun is a pre cross bolt safety model with that low SN. I have worked on a lot of A-5s. Besides dirt, a foreign object will cause all...
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Army vet..ex coal miner
Shooting & fishing before I could walk
SE Ohio
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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