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    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    Sold mine but still have my custom brass ram rod for Cherokee.
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    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread WTS guns & ammo in Swappin & Sellin
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    01-21-2021, 06:15 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Question about alloy in Cast Boolits
    The tin content allows for the sharp defined edges. The flash may be from mold being to hot or the metal needs a little more cooling time. There is not really any way to tell you anything other than a guess. I strive for defined square edges on all...
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    01-21-2021, 03:18 PM
    I’ll take #4 collar button mold, per pm.
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    01-21-2021, 02:29 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread .22 Win Auto in Rimfire Area
    I had a 1903 and fired Win, Rem and Canuck with no problems. In 60s I use to prowl the little Ma&Pa stores and gas stations in Ontario & Quebec for rim fire ammo of all kinds. By 70s seemed like everyone caught on to this source. Sadly the little...
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    01-20-2021, 09:20 PM
    A 41 is a whole different level than 22a & Victory. A few years ago I made a mistake when 22a came out. I traded a guy my 422 for one. I got burnt it was one of worst, a toss up between it and a SIG Mosquito, at $400 when they were first out. I had...
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    01-20-2021, 07:00 PM
    I ran into a bear while fishing when I was a teenager. I was trout fishing in small stream in chest highs. Stream was only 10ft wide. I came around sharpe bend and mr bear was rooting around some washed up wood. I very quietly backed up around the...
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    01-20-2021, 06:21 PM
    Drm50 started a thread WTS guns & ammo in Swappin & Sellin
    (1) S&W m29-3 44mg 83/8” barrel, blue / pachmyer grips Very nice shape low round count gun, anything in pic on blue is glare or smudges Don’t have the original Grips Price $1050 and shipping to your FFL (2) Colt Govt model (...
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    01-20-2021, 11:33 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Rotary tumbler ? in Special Projects
    Get out the slide rule, calculator and physics text book. Then go to junk store and buy a old record player or rotisserie unit off a grill.
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    01-19-2021, 02:45 PM
    It looks like it could be for the Unique, carbine/pistol unit that was marketed by Firearms International back in 60s.
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    01-19-2021, 08:54 AM
    Drm50 started a thread Need advice on ML in Muzzleloading.
    A guy wants to trade me a unfired Lyman 50 left hand Flint Lock of plains rifle type. Is suppose to be from 1980s. What would something like that be worth. I donít want the gun but am willing to take it on trade if itís not ridiculously priced. I...
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    01-18-2021, 06:51 PM
    I picked up pewter at flea markets, ect to pour nose caps on muzzle loaders. It never occurred to me to use it for tin content in bullets until I came to this forum. I did have trouble with Pewter once I bought it. Women in family would seize it...
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    01-18-2021, 06:45 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread The Browning SA-22/ATD in Rimfire Area
    I to have had dozens of 22rifles. Many I’ve had several of but the little Browning I only had one bought new ( 22 short ) and two used in 22lr. When I was 5 my dad bought me a 1897 Marlin and I though I was a big dog. That was until one of my dads...
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    01-14-2021, 07:04 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Savage 1899 or model 99? in Leverguns
    Should have model on top receiver ring. That particular model would not have been factory D&T for scope bases. Looks like a refinish and maybe replaced or upgraded stock. Many 1899/ 99 get cracked around thin segments butting action. I just sold...
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    01-14-2021, 01:45 PM
    I’ve got several #3s. By accident I came across a gizmo that looks like a black recoil pad. It’s not it’s a 1” stock extender. Takes place of butt plate. You will be surprised how big a difference 1” makes. The 3# is a PIA to scope because of short...
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    01-13-2021, 12:55 PM
    I sold my dies and shell holder. I never had any factory brass. I’m thinking I used shell holder for 30 carbine, but that wasn’t for the factory brass. I think I sold everything including bullet mold on forum couple years back. Sold gun at least 5...
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    01-13-2021, 09:57 AM
    I have mold to cast cores for 22 & 30 cal bullets. They were home made by somebody not me. It would be simple machine job to make mold in diameters you want and have lead wire to cut up for shot.
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    01-13-2021, 09:51 AM
    I have 1/2 a 5gal bucket full of things that look like belt buckles. They are harder than pure lead and back side is corrugated in casting. I thought these to be divers weights that were strung on a belt of some type???
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    01-11-2021, 06:50 PM
    Cheapest, axe & sledge. Most big stuff I melt into ingots outside in wood fire. A cut off propane tank for pot.
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    01-11-2021, 09:49 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Scoping a Rem 510 ? in Rimfire Area
    Weaver made dozens of one piece bases that were the same except for the radius. On some 22s you have to cut out for ejection port. I always use bases that are for standard rings, not groove 22 rings.
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    01-08-2021, 11:29 PM
    I’ve hunted deer in several states and Canada. The best deer came from farm country where they were grain feed. Smells like canned corn when you gut them. The worst deer I ever shot came from scrub woods along Ohio River bottom. Terrible. Depends a...
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    01-07-2021, 01:18 PM
    Right, what he said above. I did a RB 32rf by using another breechblock. It was 32rf also and drilled for CF. I didn’t want to convert a near mint gun with a very nice bore.
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    01-05-2021, 08:31 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread New to me Winchester 1895 in Leverguns
    A few years ago I bought several thousand rds of Frankfort Arsenal 1905 vintage GI 30/40 Krag. I got it dirt cheap because the only thing it was good for was to salvage the bullets. Thumb pressure busted bullet through neck. Powder was a greasy...
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    01-05-2021, 10:50 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Electrical question in Our Town
    If 3prong with another external wire it’s a bonding ground. I just bought 4’ LED shop lights at Wally World, $19@. The difference from flo lights is night & day.
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    01-03-2021, 11:37 PM
    I’ve got small hand but always shoot two handed SA anyway. I have a small hoarde of S&Ws.
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    01-03-2021, 11:32 PM
    I still have sealed tins of IMR 3031-4198-4350 and 4064. I have seen it go bad if kept in place temp goes up and down. After awhile seal fails and can will rust on the inside. Rifle powder no pistol loads I know of.
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    01-03-2021, 10:49 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread WTS Scopes in Swappin & Sellin
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    01-03-2021, 10:46 AM
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    01-03-2021, 10:19 AM
    About 20yrs ago I purchased a 30/40 RB at auction. It was a carbine, had Naval motif on top of reciever. It wasn’t marked with any letters or initials. The opinion was that it was from a Naval Cadet school of some type.
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    01-02-2021, 04:45 PM
    Years ago in Army all we had was 00 12g. We would try for ducks off rice paddies and I don’t remember any kills with 00. We pulled crimp with sheet metal screw and cut up #12 copper with dikes for shot. At first it was no good because no velocity....
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Army vet..ex coal miner
Shooting & fishing before I could walk
SE Ohio
Hunting,Fishing, Gun Collecting


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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