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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Bought a Blue Sky M1 Garand when they first came out. Beech or birch and the walnut oil based stain I tried was a waste. Looked like someone just painted the stock. Back down to bare wood and there is a product that is applied to the wood prior to...
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    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    Tylenol #3 is a joke. My back went out and back then I had a RN coming to the house 3 days a week. Was all I could do was stand up. My GP prescribed the tylenol #3. Could have done better with advil. I have these lidocane patches and use two at a...
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    06-23-2019, 10:45 PM
    I'd like to thank the member who suggested Gluocosamine. Been taking 2000mg daily and today I spent the better part of the afternoon cleaning up all the junk that had accumulated out back of the rear patio. Difference was noticeable from my last...
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    06-23-2019, 12:11 AM
    There is the 375/06 as another one to add to your list. I'm seriously contemplating doing the 37 rimmed which is nothing more than just a 303 British case and necking it up to take 375 bullets. No other changes needed. There is a whole load of posts...
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    06-22-2019, 12:23 AM
    Could also be a thermite copper welded attachment from the wire to the fitting. Thermite weldeding is used to weld sections pf railroad track together and then ground down to conform to the rest of the track. The thermite copper welding is used to...
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    06-20-2019, 11:56 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread To many lever guns? in Leverguns
    Funny thing, never really thought about either the Spencer or even the Peabody as a lever gun.Mine is in 56-50 and bought it with the thought of converting it to centerfire. Ten years later still a rimfire. Frank
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    06-20-2019, 11:44 PM
    Some electrostatic electrical cables actually have different wraps inside the cable so that electrostatic oil can actually be pumped through the cable run as to keep the cable cool. The oil being pumped through the cable acts like antifreeze in your...
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    06-20-2019, 11:34 PM
    Thanks all. With the demise of captech/jamison brass and not wanting to buy the brass made in Australia there was little or no info on how to make brass for the 11mm mauser. Thanks again,Frank
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    06-19-2019, 01:14 AM
    Was wondering what parent case can be used to for the 11mm Mauser case for the German models 71 and 71/84, Thanks Frank
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    06-19-2019, 01:09 AM
    You can easily cut that with pure lead to 50-50 at least to extend it but with the high antimony and tin could drop that to maybe 25% of steriotype and the rest pure lead. Have any idea of how many pounds you are looking to get?. Frank
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    06-19-2019, 01:01 AM
    One of the Belgian 1935 rifles in 30-06 had the ABL crest and dated about 1952. Probably others like that. Haven't traded or sold a firearm for years. Frank
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    06-17-2019, 01:06 AM
    Went back to try and edit one of my posts and there was no edit function. Just the reply,reply with quote and forget the third one. Help please. Now for some reason the edit function has appeared regarding this post but now cannot delete this one....
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    06-17-2019, 12:34 AM
    Very easy to remove the sizing die wax from your loaded rounds. Just use an old tee shirt and it comes right off. Years back I bought some small white hand towels as seconds. Very cheap at the time. I've been using them for all sorts of jobs. Wash...
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    06-15-2019, 11:51 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved retirement. You do know you will have to get catalogs from MSC (manhattan supply co) And travers tool. Getting a lathe and a decent mill is only half the story. Then comes the tooling. Have fun. Frank
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    06-15-2019, 11:29 PM
    Do you have any problems with critters eating anything?. Here in Louisiana if you plant it,it will grow. If the critters don't get it first. Have a roll of screening so maybe tomorrow I'll weed out the half eaten ones and replant. My garden used to...
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    06-15-2019, 12:46 AM
    I realized early on that when glueing wood together that there is no such thing as too many clamps. I got lucky when I was in the wood butcher phase and a guy had about a dozen 3"& 4" c clamps. got them all for $50. Frank
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    06-14-2019, 12:31 AM
    I used Elmers glue when laminating two sheets or pieces of 3/4" plywood for making the table this computer is sitting on,a couple laminated workbench tops and anything else that would require a couple sheets to be laminated. You need plenty of room...
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    06-13-2019, 11:38 PM
    The 54 I have has the front sight base machined integral with the barrel and has a center slot into which the blade is placed and drilled for a solid pin to hold it in place. Mine is a 30-30 carbine action.Barrel was toast so now looking for a...
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    06-13-2019, 12:36 AM
    When checking the wood fit on my 1942 Long Branch a few items were noted. Had the forend on and nothing was even remotely making contact with the draws. The back end of the forestock where it touches the front of the butt socket us not in complete...
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    06-12-2019, 11:40 PM
    A belated thank you to all who took the time for answering my post. Have had this jug sitting around for years. So now know it should be good for the 7.62x39 at the very least. Frank
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    06-11-2019, 11:54 PM
    WTB #4 MKII barreled action complete with trigger guard and magazine. Or complete rifle with wood. No DP actions or wood please. Barrel condition unimportant as will be rebarreled to different caliber based on 303 case. Frank
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    06-11-2019, 12:13 AM
    When finishing casting boolets the I clean than with Hoppes and leave a light film inside the dies. So when starting reloading they get cleaned again. Just use q-tips I keep a box of 500 sitting on the bench and usually have about 1500 around the...
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    06-11-2019, 12:08 AM
    I wish Henry would make a small caliber like 25-20 or 32-20 with a slightly faster twist than the old 1x20. Probably be a good seller and cheaper than an old 92 winnie. Otherwise I'm going to send out my low wall to have the barrel relined with a...
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    06-10-2019, 12:53 AM
    There is a stigmata attached to being treated for mental illness and a perceived embarrassment on the part of the family that has someone being so treated. Back when I was considerably younger my best friends mom used to volunteer to help with those...
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    06-09-2019, 12:52 AM
    Maybe a barrel band off one of the Greener 14 guage shotguns?, mid barrel is maybe what you need and could be made smaller if needed. Try gun parts for one. About the only thing I could think of. Frank
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    06-06-2019, 12:29 AM
    Old plain Jane S&W model 36. Either speed strips or speed loaders. And think I may go old school. Belt slides which hold 12 rounds. Have a couple which are way to wide as they were normally riding on a policemans duty belt, I can have then cut so...
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    06-06-2019, 12:17 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Faithful .22s in Rimfire Area
    I kinda rotate between the bolt actioned ones and single shots. 1946 Win 52. H&R Model 12 as sold by the CMP. Rem 513T I bought over 30 years ago. Single shots One elderly BSA model 12 extractor worn so bulges the case somewhat supply pf both...
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    06-05-2019, 11:25 PM
    I can relate to going to a local junk yard and after selling what I brought ended up spending that and more. Checked out the brass container one day and found a 30" long 3" in diameter brass round. Still right where I stashed it in the garage. Found...
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    06-03-2019, 11:58 PM
    Surplus nylon slings for the M16 & M4 with velcro should work very well. Frank
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    06-03-2019, 01:57 AM
    I like it. Only problem is that my range bag is a bit bigger than yours. Old instrument case, sort of like a small suitcase. That holds my ammo, targets,stapler, spotting scope and tripod that sits in the bench and some minor hand tools also a take...
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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