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    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    1891 Mauser triggers are different than 93-96 triggers so verify it will fit before buying one. My 1891 sporter still has the factory trigger as although it has a longer pull it is smooth and has a crisp release which is fine for a deer rifle. ...
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    01-19-2020, 07:41 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhRvNOCaWXM Lots of parts working in unison, might want to watch this one from Power Custom
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    01-18-2020, 11:28 PM
    I have several of the Lyman taper crimp dies and seat only with the seater/crimp die and then use the Lyman taper crimp die to apply a taper crimp for the rimless cartridges. The taper produces a true taper crimp and not a modified roll crimp that...
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    01-18-2020, 12:55 AM
    The horizontal mill I have has a shorter X axis than most of the barrels I want to do so they get side milled in a vertical mill. I've tried face milling but have had better luck with side milling. I usually use a similar setup to what country...
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    01-17-2020, 03:55 PM
    I've had several forged Olympic guns since the late 80's early 90's. One is the SGW stop sign logo and the others are the lion or whatever it is logo. No issues with them although in the ensuing 25-30 years they've been changed around a bit but...
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    01-15-2020, 09:39 PM
    That's the USGI oiler that replaced the more oval WW1 and early WW2 oiler the OP posted. The Vickers has a brush. https://www.ima-usa.com/products/original-british-vickers-wwi-dated-mk-i-oil-can?variant=26168524165
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    01-15-2020, 02:27 PM
    Do a search for 1917 Browning oil can. Usually see them painted green. Used with the 1917 and 1919 until replaced in WWII by the rectangular one. edit to add: https://www.ravennaarmory.com/gun-parts/oilers-and-cleaning/usgi-oval-oiler-nickel/
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    01-13-2020, 03:55 PM
    I've got a hybrid .46" and use it on everything from 17hmr to 450bm. You get better performance if the can is closer to the bore size but unless you're using subsonic ammo the Sonic crack is still louder.
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    01-12-2020, 12:32 AM
    Kudos to him for making a lathe, I thought it did pretty well for how light it is built.
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    01-03-2020, 12:30 AM
    Their gunsmith blanks aren't turned on centers like their round blanks are. Often the cost savings is usually more than half of what the turned blank cost is. For the most part you're going to turn the OD of the barrel anyway so why pay to have it...
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    01-02-2020, 10:15 PM
    Do most of my barrel work on a 12x36 Sheldon lathe but also have a 13x36 Clausing and a 9x20 enco. The Sheldon and Clausing have a long headstock so a spider isn't an option. Don't use a cathead like the viper you mentioned. Usually just turn the...
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    01-01-2020, 01:34 PM
    Got a Frankford Arsenal inertia puller around 1990. About 15 later the handle plastic cracked off so I split a section of broom handle and pressed a section of 3/4" conduit over it and have used it like that for the past 15 years. About two weeks...
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    12-30-2019, 04:57 PM
    What kind/size of lathe do you have?
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    12-27-2019, 06:40 PM
    Got the 29-3 with a 8-3/8" barrel used and have had the hand replaced 2x, and the cylinder stop replaced one time in 30 years. The bluing has been worn away on the front window of the frame from gas as well. This gun has been shot heavily. Going...
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    12-27-2019, 02:43 PM
    I have a 29-3 that has similar gas erosion that took many rounds to look like that. How is the end shake & cylinder gap and timing?
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    12-25-2019, 09:27 PM
    You'll do fine. Don't look at the project as a whole, think of it as several steps and work your way through each one. Measuring your action and making a test barrel tenon as suggested is always good practice.
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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