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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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...
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    Yesterday, 12:39 AM
    Don't remember where i got them but have about 5-6 ex-police holsters for the Beretta 92FS. I can only use one holster. Most are in decent shape except one has a busted snap. Can't sell them as no one wants them. Guess I'll give them away. Frank
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    Yesterday, 12:32 AM
    I've been hankering for a really heavy barreled mauser with a 24" no taper barrel. have a 1919a4 mg barrel so whack off 2" to eliminate the threads and old chamber which leave 22" which should do well. And the funny part of this is that I have 3...
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    Yesterday, 12:19 AM
    I've found both octogon and regular ingot style plumbers ingots at our local scrap yard. One day the guys got a good laugh as I climbed into one of those 4'x4' super heavy duty containers just to grab the ingots. I always spent more than I got for...
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    Yesterday, 12:11 AM
    For my Moisins I use the Lyman 314299 cast from regular wheel weights with 2% tin. Estimated velocity is about 1600 feet per second. Not quite a 32 Win Special but having put about 3000 rounds through a 1935 Finn model 27 over the years excellent...
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    07-19-2019, 12:34 AM
    Sig hasn't made the P239 for at least two years or so. I have one in the shorty 40 and started looking for one in 9mm. That's when I found out they were discontinued. I bought a Sig West German P6 aka p225 and never looked back.Mine cost me $330 otd...
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    07-19-2019, 12:23 AM
    Two Canadian centennials one with the 20" bbl. and the other has the 26" bbl two Win 1894's in 30wcf one marlin in 444, 357 magnum,and one in 44 magnum two marlin 336's in 30-30. And the last one a Win Big Bore in 375 win.Frank
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    07-19-2019, 12:18 AM
    The old Lyman All American scopes while less modern made are longer scopes made when there weren't and of the short actions currently offered today. Will be having a 22rf martini religned using a 1x16 twist liner.The old twist was either 1x20 or...
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    07-17-2019, 10:51 PM
    Sig in their infinite wisdom has stopped making the P239. I have one I bought about 10-12 years ago and it likes the WWB 165 40 S&W grain load. Was going to get another in 9mm but found a nice West German P6 aka P225 before I started a search for...
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    07-16-2019, 01:33 AM
    For steaming stocks rent a steaming unit that is designed to soak old wallpaper so it can be removed. It literally blasts steam out and soaks old wallpaper. On stocks cover with an old towel So too much water doesn't hit the stock. The steam is...
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    07-16-2019, 01:19 AM
    Saeco 315 is one I haven't tried as yet. test dummies show heavy land engagement and also the Saeco version of the RG4 bullet. Have two rifles I'd like to try them in. My Sako 75 Hunter with detachable mag and an old post '64 model 70 match rifle....
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    07-16-2019, 01:06 AM
    I had an old '73 CJ5 and redid the supports for the body to the frame. They were all rotted out. Then the floor boards started to go. 1/8" steel flooring and diamond plate in the back. Added weight which isn't a bad thing. Big tires and new off road...
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    07-15-2019, 03:33 AM
    I have a 1888 comission rifle that slugs out at .321 so I could get away using a standard 8mm mold and size to .323 for jacketed bullets 32 special would be my bet. Frank
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    07-13-2019, 12:29 AM
    Want to buy a Brit #4MKII, condition of bore doesen't matter. Gonna rebarrel to a different caliber,would like the wood to be decent no major cracks like that. And no Drill purpose rifles they will be sent back. Thank you, Frank
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    07-12-2019, 12:59 AM
    I bought some 7/8ths x 14 tpi threaded rod from a old machinery supply house years ago. 3x3' lengths I dont remember the cost but must have been fairly. Since at the time all the lathe I had was a 6" sears craftsman metal working lathe. One of the...
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    07-12-2019, 12:45 AM
    Is Bell brass still in operation??. I thought they went out of business years ago. Or is this new old stock?. Frank
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    07-11-2019, 12:35 AM
    John.k, try A.W Warner is where I got my threading kit. Should be able to fix you up with just about any threading bit/inserts you want. HSS or Carbide. Try google to find them. Youtube has some videos put out by Viper who has passed away so don't...
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    07-11-2019, 12:22 AM
    About the only thing that comes to mind is the stamped carrier on the post '64 rifles and carbines. Replacing the stamped ones for milled ones aka using the ones made prior to the post '64's. Having said that all three of my post '64 Winchesters to...
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    07-11-2019, 12:18 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread What Would You Do?!?!? in Leverguns
    While I realize the value would drop if you relined the barrel, I'd do it in a heart beat. Frank
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    07-09-2019, 11:38 PM
    One time I bought a couple buckets of indoor shooting range 45acp brass. All mostly once fired with all the dirt off the floor included. No way was I going to load up my tumbler with all that dirt. Deprimed and cleaned the primer pockets and washed...
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    07-09-2019, 12:03 AM
    I have a 5 ton ac unit out back of the house. If for some reason I have to wash dirty brass when done I stick them in an old aluminum salad colander and put it on the top where the fan blows out the hot air. Here in Louisiana that would take about...
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    07-08-2019, 11:37 PM
    Wilson, Forster,and Lee. I like the Wilson because when I did experiment with High Power shooting you could get the reamers for small and large primer pockets.My Wilson is the standard one with the stand and clamp for holding the cartridge adaptors....
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    07-06-2019, 12:34 AM
    Bought one of the Ruger American compac rifles in 7.62x39 and couldn't get the copper out of the barrel. Brushes,hoppe's, whatever. used my dwindiling supply of Butch's Bore Shine and after about an hour it was gone. Small town and no one here...
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    07-03-2019, 11:34 PM
    Skilled hands on workers have become victims of the modern society.When was the last time you saw a radio and TV shop??. Shoe makers and repairmen. And the list goes on. I'm a baby boomer and we didn't have the money for things a lot of people today...
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    07-03-2019, 01:03 AM
    Have about 3 case chamfering tools. Coulden't tell you exactly how old they are as I've had then so long. Every so often I take some small stones like a tool and die maker would use and do a cleanup on the flat side like in the link that was posted....
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    07-03-2019, 12:45 AM
    Funny thing is that you and Mrs.Thumbcocker are using the same powder charge I use in my Finn model 27 but with a 314299 at about 210 grains weight. Have seen the same powder charge mentioned more than a few times. Must be a sweet spot with 4759....
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    07-03-2019, 12:33 AM
    Really hard to find a good gunsmith. Lotta parts changers out there. When I lived in NYC used to go to George Beitzinger in Queens. Had years of experience when he worked for Griffin & Howe at Abercrombie & Fitch in the city and then he opened his...
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    07-02-2019, 12:56 AM
    Just a thought, there may be a hidden pin that goes through one side of the base, through a hole in the barrel and outside the other side of the base. Maybe cleaning up the sight base with some sandpaper or wire brush will reveal the hidden pin if...
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HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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