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    Today, 03:21 AM
    Here's one. Bill Jacobs Bolt & Barrel Gunsmithing LLC 1-864-993-2522 3907 Hwy 72-221 East Greenwood, South Carolina 29649 Did a chopped '17 Enfield for me, D&T, bead...
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    Today, 03:07 AM
    Have a Beretta 92FS new from the distributor. Wouldn't shoot store bought cast bullets for beans. Massive leading led me believe that the bore diameter was causing this. I slugged the bbl and got .357". Ordered 1000 Rem 125 JHP's which miked at .357...
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    Today, 02:54 AM
    I use mostly IMR powders as I'm quite familiar with a few of them. Small town and no one stocks reloading supplies. So I have to order out as they say. IMR 4895 or H 4895. But if you come across the now discontinued IMR 4759 grab it. Don't think...
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    Today, 02:30 AM
    Thanks very much. Frank
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    Today, 02:21 AM
    I've seen mentioned using strips of wood around the sides and thin plywood for the top and bottom and well taped prior to loading up the box. Inertia is a wonderful thing. But not when your ingots break through the box. And putting the customer's...
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    Yesterday, 02:10 AM
    Post on the WTB section of the S&W forum. You may get lucky. I picked up a NOS barrel for my Brazilian 1937 contract 45acp revolver. Originally for the S&W model of 1917 but the 1937 is identical to it's older brother. Frank
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    Yesterday, 01:57 AM
    Used to shoot 5k in my handguns and roughly 1k rifle. Slowed down and came to a complete halt last year. Now with covid 0 rounds. Last shooting was when I did the qualification for my CHL. Couple hundred rounds in total, but only 50 for the license....
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    Yesterday, 01:43 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Blessing of bullets! in Cast Boolits
    My Redhawk does not like H110. But loves 2400 go figure. Frank
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    Yesterday, 01:41 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Some cute pictures in Our Town
    Your dog reminds me of one of our neighbors when we lived in NYC. Zeus and Athena. Biggest lovable dogs you ever met. Zeus would come running to me and put his front paws on my shoulders and actually had to bend his neck to lick me. Athena would do...
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    11-26-2020, 02:45 AM
    Had a can of IMR4320 go bad. This was around the time Remington shifted making powder from here to Canada. Thia particular can was made here and maybe they skipped a step or something. Spread it on the lawn. Stored in a cool dry place. Frank
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    11-26-2020, 02:21 AM
    Well Lyman has never worked for me. 3 45 cal rifle molds 1 30 caliber mold 311284 which got sent back to get reamed out to a bigger diameter as it should be. Reamer never cleaned up the nose section. Only 3 molds that cast where they should. Two...
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    11-26-2020, 02:13 AM
    Live in Louisiana and my two car garage which hasn't see a vehicle in years does get extremely hot in the summer. Working in there is like being in a sauna. Have the big door open, back door open and even with a 3' two speed fan I still end up...
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    11-26-2020, 02:03 AM
    Haven't shot it yet but have a Brazilian 1937 contract revolver. Looks just like the model of 1917 that S&W and Colt made for WWI. Shallow rifling as basically they were made for the 230 grain jacketed bullets. One of these days will slug it and see...
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    11-26-2020, 01:48 AM
    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Frank
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    11-25-2020, 02:57 AM
    I'll second the bit about having either claim ticket or job order. Had a rifle in for some work and the smith passed away. Originally the shop that had sent the rifle had catered to high power, bench rest shooters. So there more than a few high end...
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    11-22-2020, 03:02 AM
    Buddy did a cast bullet conversion on one of the carcanos. Old U.S. model of 1917 barrel, cut the breech end off and chambered it for the 6.5 carcano-30. Necked up the 6.5 case so it would hold a 30cal cast bullet. Course he had to rework the...
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    11-22-2020, 02:44 AM
    Rifle 1935 Finn model 27 Bullet Lyman #314299 wheel weights plus 2% tin NNY old Hansen Cartridge company cases Primer Win LRP powder IMR4759 20.0 grains Estimated velocity 1700 feet per second Bullet sized to .3135 bore on rifle is .3115 so 2...
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    11-22-2020, 02:30 AM
    Shorty die 7/8x14 threads and use Redding sizing bushings. Should be doable. Frank
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    11-22-2020, 02:26 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread pure lead? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Roof jacks or stack vents as we used to call them and roofing lead are just about almost pure lead. Only part that isn't really pure is where they are soldered together. Same thing goes for cable sheathing. Frank
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    11-21-2020, 01:51 AM
    Amen to what Mustang posted. My folks were born in 1908 and 1915. And they lived through the depression. And their mind set at the time is make do or do without. I watched my dad actually redo a generator for his car including new brushes and...
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    11-20-2020, 02:22 AM
    Where can I get a set of H&I dies for a lyman bullet sizer and lubricator? .452 sizing die diameter.RCBSor Lyman. Thanks in advance. Frank
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    11-20-2020, 02:16 AM
    I know talking to people can help some folks when they face situations not of their making. I was in Lowes and in the paint dept. Woman was looking for spare blades for a brand name of what we call a box cutter utility knife. So I suggested we go to...
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    11-19-2020, 01:15 AM
    Been there done that and have the tee shirt. Used to hit the only gun show around. At that time I was on a 44 special quest. 1st was a 624 with 6.5" barrel. then a 24-3 with 3" barrel and last was another 24-3 with the 4" barrel. Knew if I passed...
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    11-18-2020, 02:13 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Remington rifles in Factory Rifles
    I've a Rem 700 Sendero in 308 and a 40X single shot in the same caliber. Even have a spare take off barrel for the Sendero and none of them will be going anywhere soon. I wouldn't hesitate to guess that when the firearms part of Remington gets back...
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    11-18-2020, 02:12 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Remington rifles in Factory Rifles
    Some years back after I bought my Sendero in 308 I found a brand new take off barrel in the same style and caliber. I had plans at the time to cut the barrel back ans maybe lighten it up for a cadet martini and rechamber it to 32-20. What with all...
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    11-17-2020, 02:24 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Cleaning rusty dies in Our Town
    fter about now the cleanup begins.put some 320 grit silicon carbide paper on one of the dowels. Put in a variable speed drill and in and out slowley. Then did the next die and finally the 3rd. Ran the outsides over fine wire wheel. That took care of...
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    11-17-2020, 02:00 AM
    I was in my eye surgeon's office after getting cataract surgery last year.Wearing masks and social distancing. struck up a conversation with an older retired oil field worker. Then he asks what did I do. I'm the end user. You pump it out of the...
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    11-17-2020, 01:38 AM
    We started using computers on the job over 30 some odd years ago. That was when you had a black background and orange lettering. The generating station spent some really serious money on computers for it's 5 operating units. Then they went to touch...
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    11-16-2020, 02:29 AM
    Next time you take the barreled action out of the stock check for any markings on the underside of the barrel.And check the top flat on the barrel. Surprised no makers marks. A top end load with 40-45 grains start low and consider 45 as the max with...
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    11-16-2020, 02:09 AM
    Could be a blank from a kiln gun or used inside boilers to knock down clinkers off the boiler tubes?. Kiln guns usually fired into the kilns to knock down whatever is built up inside the kiln. Usually they shoot a lead slug into whatever they are...
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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
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