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    Yesterday, 02:20 AM
    Could be either pewter or maybe silver. The S&W forum had a few threads on these style of grips possibly done in Mexico. Frank
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    Yesterday, 02:12 AM
    I read once that when WWII ended that the relaxing of the original specs for barrels was then tightened up. So asked that same question on the Lee Enfield section of the gunboards forum. While the answer did not surprise me I was told that they did...
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    03-02-2021, 01:35 AM
    I have a few of the military leather pouches that came with my Yugo m48, one came with it and is in such nice shape, that I called up the dealer and asked if he had any spares in nice shape. Said he would check for spares so when he called and said...
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    02-28-2021, 01:52 AM
    Best way I can explain the smell is think creosote, the same stuff the railroad uses on railroad ties. Or if anyone worked on docks, the timbers would reek of it. One afternoon when I was working they had a dock fire across the Hudson river from...
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    02-27-2021, 02:47 AM
    There is a book "Barrels and actions' by Harold Hoffman, my book has a number 034 lower right hand corner so I gather they may have a limited publishing run. Today they would be called Boutique books. published by H &P publishing 7174 Hoffman...
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    02-27-2021, 02:28 AM
    Drm50, sent a letter once to Ruger asking that they make a #1 with a target style buttstock and a heavy long barrel (28") for either the 32-40 or 38-55. This was long before they did hammer forge their own barrels. They were kind enough to reply...
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    02-26-2021, 01:37 AM
    Bolt action in 32-20. Frank
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    02-26-2021, 01:23 AM
    I bought one of the lab style hot plates. Numbers 1-10 but does not have temptures in degrees. Before I start casting later this year, going to get one of the infrared gizmos from Harbor Freight. Frank
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    02-26-2021, 01:15 AM
    Have a pilot's survival knife that I bought in 1966 while I was in the navy. Still have it today. Every so often I take it out and clean the green crud off all the rivets, oil the blade and put it away. Frank
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    02-24-2021, 02:25 AM
    Beautiful work. Spent too many years working with my hands. And my hands suffered for it. But I appreciate fine work. And that is some fine work. I'm one of those guys who couldn't cut a straight saw cut unless I'm using a guide. Even when playing...
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    02-22-2021, 01:13 AM
    Have a Pedersoli sharps 1874 infantry rifle. Can best describe the lever as a mouse trap spring. Have shot it so I just move the hammer to half cock, move the lever slowly then reload and take my time with the lever on the closing cycle. Funny thing...
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    02-21-2021, 01:46 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread What’s wrong with me? in Leverguns
    One of the members at our gun club had a Marlin JM 1894 in 357 magnum for sale at $165 couldn't get my wallet out fast enough. Stuck a Lyman 6x on it for load developement and was getting 2" at 100yds. Then a few months later at a local gunshow got...
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    02-21-2021, 01:31 AM
    Got the same setup.Problem is cannot decide to put it on my No.4MKII or my Parker Hale sporter. No ranges open due to covid and my home range while open is kinda a long drive. Will wait until the local sheriff's range opens as it's less than 20...
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    02-21-2021, 01:22 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Times are changing in Our Town
    Years back we went to Amish country in Pennsylvania. Fried home made sausages, fried chicken. And watched them make home made peanut butter. So bought a couple large jars, took home the sausages and chicken. Got stuck in traffic. Opened the cooler...
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    02-20-2021, 01:16 AM
    Bought my Korean mags when they first came into the country. Never had a problem with any of them. Frank
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    02-18-2021, 02:28 AM
    More than likely done to eliminate the need for an extractor cut. That and the end of the barrel where that section of the barrel sticks out is also done to control headspace. So they kill two birds at one shot. Don't think that this type of barrel...
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    02-18-2021, 01:58 AM
    Devon, thanks a lot. Have one set of older Redding/ Saeco mold handles that I'll try. Fairly large brass mold blocks for a two cavity mold. Thanks again,Frank
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    02-17-2021, 01:10 AM
    Google no gunsmithing mounts. Should get plenty of hits. Bought one for my #4MKII from Bad Ace Tactical. Cost was $129 but all steel mount/aluminum picatinny rail. Comes with all screws for the mount,replacement screws for the ejector screw and a...
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    02-17-2021, 12:50 AM
    Have an older Mountain mold in 8mm and was wondering which mold handles. 2 cavity brass mold. Thanks,Frank
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    02-16-2021, 01:36 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Times are changing in Our Town
    MY SIL used to get commodities and got peanut butter as some of the stuff she used to get. That Gov't peanut butter had very little oil in it and that made it taste great. Used to toast 4 slices of bread and while still hot slap on some of the...
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    02-15-2021, 01:08 AM
    samari46 started a thread Times are changing in Our Town
    Wally world used to sell either a 6lb or 7lb can of JIF peanut butter. Now down to a 4 lb can. What's a guy to do when he can't get the big can any longer. Buy two 4lb cans that's what. Frank
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    02-15-2021, 12:47 AM
    Check with the NRA as I have a 10-15 page booklet on handling,shooting and accurizing the M1. Don't remember which magazine but either Rifle or Handloader had a couple good articles about accurizing. Frank
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    02-14-2021, 12:47 AM
    Had to grin when I saw the 1963 date on the box. Have a couple boxes of loaded LC 63 M72 Match left out of the batch I bought years back. I've shot them in my Sako 75 Hunter and get excellent accuracy. Frank
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    02-13-2021, 01:15 AM
    I've a Ruger #1 and I guarantee you'll run out of shoulder before you reach top end loads in the 45/70. With factory loaded 300 grain bullets you have a nice decent rifle. Push them above 1900 fps and you have a monster on your hands. Been there...
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    02-10-2021, 01:30 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Generator ?? in Our Town
    Probably due to the ethanol mixed in with the gas. Float get corroded and will cause the gas to leak out of the weep hole. Been there and had to take it to a shop that does repair work. Take the generator outside and pour some gas in the tank. Then...
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    02-08-2021, 03:11 AM
    I've a S&W model 24 in 44 special. Crane is hitting the barrel. Eas that way when I got it.Can he do the work straightening and check the cylinder throats while he's at it.? Other wise I'll have to send it back to S&W> Frank
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    02-08-2021, 03:00 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread re loading .303 in Military Rifles
    I use IMR 4759 in my Finn Model 27 dated to 1935 7.62x54r. Lyman 314299 w/Javeling lube, 20.0 grs 4759, WLP.Hansen cases,. I get 2-2.5" groups at 100yds. I've been meaning to try this powder in both the 303British and 30-06 with similar heavy for...
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    02-08-2021, 02:36 AM
    The old WWII corrosive ammo bore cleaner smells very strongly of creosote, thing hot summers and railroad tier or sleepers. I guarantee one good wiff and you would be sleeping with your pets outside. It's that strong. However by the mid 50's most...
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    02-07-2021, 01:19 AM
    So how much is an op rod going for now?. Some years back at the Huston gun show they were going for $50 each. Frank
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    02-06-2021, 02:25 AM
    I've a model 10 I have had for about 25 years. Put a lot of rounds downrange. Since I used to live in NYC and all the police officers I saw all carried a model 10 with the heavy barrel. So eventually I bought one. Few years later picked up a model...
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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