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    Yesterday, 01:23 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread 1894C Dark in Leverguns
    I have two 1894's one in 357 mag and the other in 44 mag. I must admit the 1894 dark is quite interesting. Nice recoil pad instead of hard plastic buttplate. Frank
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    Yesterday, 01:17 AM
    I also have a Parker Hale Sporter. Came with 22" barrel and chopped forend and Parker Hale ramp front sight. Looks much like the one W.R. posted. Have one of the forends I got from liberty Tree with the ishy screw.The draws were badly cut(aka recoil...
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    04-06-2020, 01:07 AM
    Iberia parish Sheriffs range, Local range in Lafayette La, and quite possibly the Fusilier complex here in Louisiana are closed. Don't know about Barney's which is an indoor range is closed or not. While gun shows are held regularly around the...
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    04-06-2020, 12:56 AM
    Walt Melander founder of his bullet making company once told me that the compression of the bullet actually squeezes the bullet lube out of the lube grooves when traveling down the barre. The lube asks like a lubricant and prevents the hot expanding...
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    04-06-2020, 12:40 AM
    And when your WWI & WWII 7 Korean veteran in 30-06 starts putting them in the same hole or very close together well that's just icing on the cake. Frank
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    04-06-2020, 12:30 AM
    Foster or Wilson case trimmers. Sometimes the spud used to make sure the case is centered gets a little grabby and makes trimming a little difficult. Q-tip rubbed in the Imperial sizing die wax and occasionally rubbed on the spud or pilot frees...
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    04-05-2020, 03:00 AM
    Guess you paid a fair amount for that highwall and you should not have to go through all that for what you may have paid for that. I've had a couple Win high and low walls and never had that problem. My suggestion would be to contact the shop where...
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    04-05-2020, 02:45 AM
    One trick on some of the heavily phosphated en block clips is to oil the insides well and steel wool the insides as well. Then clean well to remove the oil and resulting crud. They will feed much easier. Same for the sks stripper clips. Except most...
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    04-05-2020, 02:14 AM
    M-Tecs and quack1, many thanks for the tips. Already have the drills and counter bores as a set I bought years ago. So will check the drill sizes. Two 870 riot guns and one has the stud for the rear sling swivel and the other one does not,go figure....
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    04-05-2020, 02:05 AM
    Only thing about using a wax on the table saw is that it can be transferred to the wood you are working with. And if you stain or varnish it the wax can cause problems with the finish. I used to clean the table with abrasives to get rid of the rust,...
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    04-04-2020, 02:37 AM
    Might have been Aim Surplus as they had a bunch of moisins up on their sight last I checked they all have been sold. Does anyone know what a can and crate of Russian 7.62x54r goes for nowadays?. Frank
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    04-04-2020, 02:28 AM
    Have a couple police turn in 870 12 guage riot shotguns and a couple are missing the rear screw for the sling swivel to attach to. What screw should I use to pre drill the hole with as I don't wish to crack any wood. One of the stocks and forearm...
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    04-04-2020, 02:17 AM
    When I had a krop I slugged the barrel and figured I'd need a bullet diameter of .333 to be able to shoot. Many of the Rpotugese cartridges dated from the last century and time wasn't good for them. Mostly cracked becks. You could pull the bullets...
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    04-02-2020, 11:50 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Kawasaki engine issues in Our Town
    Have you cleaned the battery terminals and lugs one the wires?. Had the same or almost the same with mu Kubota tractor. battery posts were black and some corrosion on one of the lugs. used the brush that can clean both the posts and the inside of...
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    04-01-2020, 02:27 AM
    I would imagine that it will be sometime before the gun industry over there will recover. Espescially if they loose too many of their key people. Frank
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    04-01-2020, 02:20 AM
    have a project in the works. Cut down #4 MKI* the one with the slot by the breech so's you can lift up the bolt head for removal. Will be giving the wood either the trisodium Phospate treatment or the acetone treatment with whiting. Has anyone used...
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    04-01-2020, 01:47 AM
    Well one powder that anyone won't be saving is the cordite used in loading 303 British. I was given some 700 rounds of WWII and post war MKVII ball ammo. Pulled the bullets,used tweezers to get the jute wad out and enough sticks of cordite out to...
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    04-01-2020, 01:39 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread On brass.... in Cast Boolits
    Did a kinds sorts test some years back. rem 700 Sendero in 308. Fresh R-P brass,168 grain SMK's,41.5 grs IMR 4895 and Win WLR primer. Ten loadings with mostly neck sizing and a few partial sizings in a F/L die. 50 cases x + 500 firings. Cases looked...
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    04-01-2020, 01:21 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    Coffee time in any of the engineering spaces I stood watches in was like a religious experience. When empty the the pot was washed with cold water, wiped down to remove any stuff still in the pot and basket. Fill it with fresh ground coffee and plug...
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    03-29-2020, 12:04 AM
    Have an Ishapore #4 forestock I've been playing around with. Draws were improperly done and the back of the stock has cracked in two places. Removed the damaged wood and hopefully will epoxy in a dutchman then file down to the correct shape. The...
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    03-28-2020, 03:02 AM
    learned my lesson the forst 22rf shortage and vowed never to get caught short again. As soon as the ammo came back steadily I started buying.my favorites are the federal 550 packs and the 330 round boxes of Auto Match..I haven't cornered the worlds...
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    03-28-2020, 02:49 AM
    I've a bunch of RA 7.62x51 nato brass that supposedly had been fired in a machine gun. the emptys just fall out of the chamber.I'll try necksizing first.All I have is some Hornady 147 boatails that will get first crack. No barn burners. Probably...
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    03-28-2020, 02:42 AM
    Outside of going to the Khubota dealer and getting my double element air filter and new battery which was immediatly installed and off to cut grass. Finished with the grass and had to trim the limbs of a white oak. In about 4 hours time I had a huge...
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    03-28-2020, 02:09 AM
    A lot of hunters here in Louisiana used them hunting in the swamps for pigs. And could get off a few shots in seconds. And here I am a city boy from NY with a 444 marlin. If fact out range officer swore by the little rugers.Said they were just the...
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    03-28-2020, 01:27 AM
    Completely forgot about the LPS products. Normally just use #1 & #2 but bought a can of #3 to apply to my ancient surface plate. And thanks for the tip regarding parish recycle areas. Down here they usaually accept just about any thing. Old...
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    03-27-2020, 01:01 AM
    Redfield made a base for the contender. Do not remember if the base is for the twist in rings or the older style that has the windage adjustments on the rear ring. But is cut so that you could set it up with the rear of the base over the receiver...
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    03-26-2020, 01:53 AM
    Stay with the original grips if carrying. If wearing a tee shirt in hot weather the rubber grips tend to snag the shirt if worn outside the pants thus printing. The plastic ones don't as easily do this. Or get an IWB holster which does help. I have...
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    03-26-2020, 01:41 AM
    Browning discontinued the HP as their machines were getting old, and not selling well what with other 9mm's that were new and not an older design. Having said that I have one of the Israeli surplus ones I got from either Cope's or Cole's. Was going...
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    03-26-2020, 01:31 AM
    I've had a few want to buy a #4MKI* or MKII on a couple boards for a project involving a cartridge based on the 303 British. It's called the 37 rimmed and basically the 303 British case necked up to 375 with no other changes. So basically all it...
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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