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    Today, 01:21 AM
    If a 577/450 original martini you'll need a bullet at least .468/.470 in diameter. regular cast bullets for the 45/70 are too small. Plenty of info on the British Militaria website. Frank
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    Today, 01:09 AM
    Actually there are two types of 38 special brass with the crimp groove about 1 caliber down from the mouth. These are for wadcutters, standard 38 special brass has no crimp groove. The wadcutter brass isn't as strong as standard or plus P brass....
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    Today, 12:39 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread cataract surgery in Our Town
    Been having cataracts for years. Doc said start giving some thought about getting the surgery. Only took 2 1/2 years to screw up the courage to get it done. Slight vision correction for distance yet will still need reading glasses. No more cloudy...
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    Yesterday, 12:55 AM
    Whenever I end up in a sporting goods store I gotta check out what they have as far as knives are concerned. Too many of the name brands are of chinese make. Bought a three knife set made for Gerber in china. They never ground the cut out in the...
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    12-09-2019, 02:31 AM
    Don't know when mine was made but the front sight is mounted on a dovetail on the barrel if that is any indication. Frank
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    12-09-2019, 02:27 AM
    Atlas the maker of many of the small lathes that sears used to send out a combined catalog and parts listing. Clausing also did the same. I seem to remember both names Atlas & Clausing. South bend did the same. Sound bend also made a book on how to...
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    12-09-2019, 02:15 AM
    I bought my Buck 110 about 1977-1978 think I paid $25 about then.This was for every day carry in NYC try that now. My hunting is a old Puma Buddy and I think I paid about $35 bucks. Over the years ocasionally I would by a new knife not for hunting...
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    12-09-2019, 01:53 AM
    The Romans even used lead to sweeten many of their wines and drinks. Wonder how many died from lead poisoning. Lead pipes in their baths and for carrying water from the aquaducts to redisdences. And lead balls for their slingers, which was nothing...
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    12-09-2019, 12:57 AM
    Went back earlier today and reread the ANSI specs for safety glasses, real glass not the poly carbonate ones.And still cannot make out what's inscribed on the lens. Will call the place where I got them and find out definitely what they are. Frank
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    12-08-2019, 02:52 AM
    I've a S&W model 36 steel one that hasn't given me a bit of trouble in the 25 years I've used it.Standard and plus +p no problems. Frank
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    12-08-2019, 02:47 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread smithy lathe's in Special Projects
    Most of the small bench top lathes and milling machines all come with the round central post which is usually a royal PITA to align and keep it that way. Get the ones with the square central post makes life a lot easier. Plus that setup is more...
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    12-08-2019, 02:11 AM
    I trim all pistol and revolver brass wether it's new or range pickup. Buddy of mine did concealed carry classes so 99% of the brass was all new. fill up a bucket and go to it. I'd resize all the brass from new and what I picked up. Then trim it....
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    12-08-2019, 01:58 AM
    These are real glass lenses. Had one pair of the polycarbonate ones and they lasted about 6 months. Cannot read whats engraved on the new lenses. Googled it and came up with the ANSI specs for glass safety glasses. Had to use a flashlight to see if...
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    12-08-2019, 01:49 AM
    Very informational family histories. My dad was working for the Long Island Railroad and never served. They needed him and many others to keep the trains running to keep much needed war supplies to both coasts as well as troops. Still have the...
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    12-07-2019, 12:57 AM
    Got new supposedly safety glasses today but the lenses do not have the little do hickey inscribed in the upper right and left hand corners of each lens. Would like to know if anyone got new ones and if they have the dohickey inscribed on the lens....
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    12-06-2019, 01:11 AM
    You could have a broken piece of an old cartridge neck stuck in the neck area of the chamber just a guess on my part. Frank
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    12-06-2019, 01:07 AM
    Pretty rare bird the style T 03 Springfield. I recall only seeing exactly one in over 50 years of looking at firearms. Might just need a good cleaning. Carb cleaner followed by some LPS #1 or #2 for lubrication. I use the LPS #2 to help prevent rust...
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    12-02-2019, 01:37 AM
    After WWII England was darn near broke,and from what I've read they didn't get off food rationing until about the mid 50's and were awash with Enfields in both 303 British and '06. So Parker Hale set about making sporters and if I remember right...
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    12-01-2019, 12:58 AM
    Look on the front sight ramp if it says Parker Hale then that is who sportered your rifle. I do have a PH sporter and the 5 round Sante Fe mag does not feed properly. So stuck a 10 rounder which I know feeds properly. And testing with the firing pin...
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    11-30-2019, 12:55 AM
    Gentlemen, the lathe and the items mentioned in my posts has been sold. And is no longer available. Mods, if you wish to delete my posts regarding the lathe, please feel free to do so. Thanks to all who showed an interest. Frank
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    11-29-2019, 03:04 AM
    I only size my 45/70 cases about 1/2" . Set up the full length die to get the sizing I want. Bullets are seated approx 1/2" into the case. This is for a Ruger #1 45/70. I have a carp mouth lead which basically starts where the chamber ends. I have...
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    11-29-2019, 02:40 AM
    You may have to inside ream the case necks if the brass is too thick. My accuracy load was 19 grains IMR 4198, rem case, Sierra 55 grain match bullet and rem 71/2 primer the copper one. Has a thicker cup to prevent primer holes when pushing things....
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    11-29-2019, 02:35 AM
    Our tree never comes down. Wife goes in the living room and sits in a chair just watching the lights. Then adds more lights. I used to pretty indifferent about Christmas after my Dad and sister died right before and after Christmas. When my two...
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    11-29-2019, 02:33 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Concealed carry permits in Our Town
    Keep the permit, too many reasons not to do so. Frank
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    11-29-2019, 02:23 AM
    Alsp included is a jabobs chuck to be mounted on the spindle where the chucks go. never used it so in excellent condition. And don't remember if I mentioned this face plate, follower rest and steady rest. Bunch of ground to shape tool bits and can...
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    11-28-2019, 02:55 AM
    OK, I live in a small town in Louisiana, New Iberia to be correct.Went through my large machinist's chest and found some more goodies. Also included is a large jacob's chuck that mounts directly on the 1x10 headstock spindle. I've never used it so...
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    11-28-2019, 01:46 AM
    Thanks guys, he never mentioned the name of the cartridge and good thing I asked and all he would tell me that he was using a cut down 284 win case. Frank
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    11-27-2019, 01:11 AM
    Finally decided to let someone else have the old girl. About 40 years old.Lathe still in good condition, comes complete with motor and reversing switch. Many extras. Spare belt, comes with two cross slides and parts of a third. Extra tool bits plus...
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    11-27-2019, 12:40 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Ammo carry in Black Powder Cartridge
    I have a old leather box dated 1888 so I'm guessing it was for the 11mm mauser. Has two belt loops and will hold 20 rounds of Hornady 45=70 leveroulotion ammo. Haven't tried it with 45-70's loaded with 500 grain bullets yet. I made up some loading...
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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