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    Today, 12:26 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread I HATE this EVIL weed!! in Our Town
    Evil Weed is right. I'm one of those who only has to look at it and get it. Cortisone shot does work very well. I've had it 2 times so far this year. Doc usually refrains from giving me the shot because I'm a type 2 diabetic. But since the meds from...
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    Yesterday, 12:23 AM
    And swap out the standard Ruger stocks for a set of Pachmayer de-accelerators.I have a Ruger Blackhawk in 44 magnum. And after the first 50 rounds of factory 240 grain ammo had a painful spot on my trigger finger from the revolver coming back so...
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    08-15-2019, 12:15 AM
    I bought a ex Canadian 22rf martini and that one taught me a good lesson. The barrel had lumps of leading for about the first couple inches. OK, I figured a couple passes with a bore brush would clean it out. Nope no way. Scrub, patch it out and let...
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    08-14-2019, 11:50 PM
    Remember 20 mule team borax??. There was a a collection of videos I think on you tube about a group that had built an actual borax wagon. Forget how big the wheels were but they were huge and had the steel rims hot pressed onto the wheels. When...
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    08-14-2019, 11:42 PM
    Dieselhorses beat me too it. Was in a local grocery store looking for something and saw what looked like 3-4 ounce bottles of root beer extract. Stupid me forgot to pick up a couple bottles and try it out. I guess you could use either just plain old...
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    08-14-2019, 12:30 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Peabody in Military Rifles
    Welcome to the club. The gentleman who did rimfire to centerfire conversions is no longer doing this type of work. And Dixie gunworks is sold out on both rimfire and centerfire breech blocks.Hope you find one. Also the hammer may or may not will...
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    08-12-2019, 12:20 AM
    Chapman also sells screw driver type bit sets. B-square also. I keep a Chapman in my range box. I shudder when someone whips out a regular screwdriver to make sight adjustments or fiddle with the action or scope screws. Frank
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    08-10-2019, 11:26 PM
    I enlisted in '64 in the navy. Had no job prospects and decided the navy was the better choice. Have no regrets with that choice. Got out in '67 and started a job that lasted for 30 years. Outside of an ashtray made out of a brass 5"54 shell...
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    08-09-2019, 12:03 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread DW708 burned out motor in Our Town
    Think there is a website called "replacementparts.com" They basically sell original oem parts from just about any name manufacturer. I have a couple sears pad sanders and they had the replacement discs that the sanding disks attach to. Try the...
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    08-06-2019, 11:15 PM
    Both the 1891 Argentine mauser and the 1891 Moisin Nagant ran at around 50,000 psi pressures and that is with the smokeless powders available at the time. Years back Norma made no distinction between the 1891 and 1909 Argentine mausers and the...
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    08-06-2019, 12:41 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Weird 94 problem in Leverguns
    Hard to say which Marlin or Winchesters exhibited the rounded shoulders. I bought a bunch of WW 30-30 brass from one of our members some years back. Supposedly all brass came from Winchester as test firing brass. Not one of those cases showed the...
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    08-05-2019, 12:18 AM
    Theditchman, nothing so fancy as yours. Probably a 22" long 375 caliber barrel. Heavier than a standard .303 barrel. slicked up standard trigger, glass bed the action and rear of forestock, and probably issued wood. Action is/was still missing stuff...
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    08-04-2019, 11:57 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Weird 94 problem in Leverguns
    As an aside about the '94 Winchester. Over the years I have collected a bunch of once fired 30-30 brass. Some have the sharp shoulders at the junction of the case neck and shoulder. However having said that I've also aquired some that instead of the...
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    08-04-2019, 12:34 AM
    Looking to buy a Brit #1MKIII or a #4 MKII with shot out corroded barrels. Prefer the #4MKII as I have some parts if I screw up. prefer to still have the wood on it as well as the rest of the ironworks as well. No DP guns need to apply. need viable...
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    08-04-2019, 12:13 AM
    Used to buy up old mil surps just for their actions and usually shot out barrels from shooting corrosive ammo and then not cleaning properly, I'd cut down the barrel,clean it up so the chuck could handle it and just maching a groove in front of the...
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    08-03-2019, 11:58 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Weird 94 problem in Leverguns
    My Win Canadian Centennial 20" lever gun was bought used. Has the octagon barrel shape. Saw it first and two guys were having problems with sticking cases. Win power points factory ammo. feed and fire ok then extraction became difficult. had a...
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    08-03-2019, 11:39 PM
    When I was considerably younger I could hut small rocks with a 22rf bolt action rifle. Now going to mil surp carbines as I can still see the iron sights. Have cataracts in both eyes which hopefully will be taken care of this year. But still a decent...
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    08-03-2019, 12:23 AM
    Could be an old Kwick Site base and rings. I have one for a '94 Winchester and the offset rings look the same,except for the Phillips dry wall screws. In my case the rings and base are all one piece except for the top rings. Frank
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    08-03-2019, 12:22 AM
    Could be an old Kwick Site base and rings. I have one for a '94 Winchester and the offset rings look the same,except for the Phillips dry wall screws. In my case the rings and base are all one piece except for the top rings. Frank
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    08-01-2019, 12:33 AM
    Front sight may have a screw hidden underneath the front sight blade. So remove the blade and see if the screw is there and the rear sight may also have a hidden pin or screw. You never know what you'll find. On my Finn M39 there is a screw for the...
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    07-31-2019, 12:16 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread I am an AMERICAN! in Our Town
    I have a good friend who told me this is not the country that I fought for back in '64-'67. I whole heartedley agreed with him. Frank
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    07-29-2019, 11:27 PM
    Memory is kinda hazy but the Lee handbook gives some information regarding Brinell hardness ratings and a formula that you multiply it by to get pressures you need to have the bullet to obturate (expand) to fill the bore of a barrel. Maybe this is...
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    07-29-2019, 11:19 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    Cat, sorry but no pics as I'm electronically challenged. The Navy had a saying if it moves salute it and if it does not move paint it. And all the guages in the engineroom had brass rings that held the glass faces just like a watch. Those go...
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    07-29-2019, 12:32 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    On my ship they spent quite sometime making ash trays out of spent 5"54 brass casings. And most if not all were given to the officers. And they saved the brass remains for Hong Kong Mary. The deal was she would get all the brass and she would...
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    07-26-2019, 12:26 AM
    if you are doing cast bullets in my battered and tatered 45th lyman loading manual 155gr 311466 they list 12grs unique for starting and 15 at max. For the 205gr 311299 you could get away with the 314299 same bullet some folks use for the 303 brit...
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    07-24-2019, 12:39 AM
    I started reloading about late '67. At the time i was making about 2 bucks an hour. plenty of mil surp lake city ammo and brass. And plenty of WWII and korea vets were shooting a lot of lake city ammo. They would always leave the brass and we'd ask...
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    07-21-2019, 11:40 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Antique spark plugs in Our Town
    For starters try google for antique spark plugs or hit and miss gas or diesel engines. I have a Detroit Engine Works single cylinder gas hit and miss engine in the garage. Works off a coil and 12 volt battery. Can either go forwards or backwards by...
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    07-20-2019, 11:33 PM
    Seems when a manufacturer drops a handgun everything either gets sold to the public in a mad rush so they can get what they need or want before everything is gone.There was a pretty good thread on the S&W forum when the P239 was discontinued and the...
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    07-20-2019, 12:59 AM
    Thanks for the tip regarding the 9mm barrel for the p239 in 40S&W. Still would think you'd need proper mags. Frank
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    07-20-2019, 12:47 AM
    I bought one of the Kobalt hot dog compressors at lowes. She has this tire air management system on her car. I bought the compressor,hose (50 ft) all the fittings to blow stuff up and they told me they really didn't want it. Works fine for keeping...
    10 replies | 395 view(s)
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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