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  • samari46's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:25 AM
    And don't forget the ashphaltum sealer between the bullet and case neck. When it gets old its just like a glue and probably make getting the bullet out harder. Frank
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    Yesterday, 12:22 AM
    My Ruger 31 in 45/70 slugs out at .459 I only have one gas checked bullet mold. It too casts at .459 You would worlds ahead going to a fatter bullet at least .002 larger or even .003 larger. Which I plan to rectifiy as soon as I can. And reduce...
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    Yesterday, 12:07 AM
    The ingots in the ad do not look like lino. Lino ingots weigh about 22 or so pounds each. And the shape is off as well. Kinda a shot in the dock to me. Ask him to send you one (pay for it of course) and do your own tests before committing to buy the...
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    09-18-2019, 11:38 PM
    Have an old Colt trooper MKIII in 357 magnum. Years back bought most of the parts from one that had been stripped down for parts. Nice complete cylinder,nice 6" barrel and a few other parts. Did the same for the 1937 Contract N frame in 45acp. The...
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    09-16-2019, 12:08 AM
    Link worked perfectly. But due for cataract surgery the end of the month. So we'll see what we will see. My old 1898 has been sported by a previous owner. Barrel and stock cutback, sporting ramp front sight and issue military rear sight left in...
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    09-14-2019, 10:33 PM
    Thanks for clearing that up. Frank
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    09-14-2019, 10:32 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Win. Model 54 in Factory Rifles
    What makes the 54 in 30-30 work is the slanted sheets of metal inside the magazine. That and instead of a single feed ramp like on the M70 and Mausers the one for 30-30 is a double feed ramp one for both the right and left hand side of the feed...
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    09-14-2019, 12:35 AM
    Now that's what I call a slug barrel. Rifled or smooth bore?. Never having seen one like that before with really thick walls. Makes my shorty 870 police barrels look like tubing. Frank
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    09-11-2019, 10:55 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread 10 years, and 3500 posts in Our Town
    You know you're at the best web site for cast bullets when you see the links on other web sites. Frank
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    09-11-2019, 01:07 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Cheek piece riser in Leverguns
    Get some mouse pads and cut them up a piece at a time. And look for some old leather like from a welders apron. Stock the sections of mouse pads on the comb of the stock and wrap the leather around it. Use some of the extra long boot laces the old...
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    09-10-2019, 12:25 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Big bullets in Vintage Ammo
    Just think you may have your answer. However see if google may have some old pics stored away. They had some disappearing 10" guns on Grande Island in the Phillipines that were to go to the Smithonian. We were there when we did our Westpac cruise...
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    09-10-2019, 12:09 AM
    I had to do some grinding on the bolt shaft after the smith reforged the handle for a scope mounted on a 1891 Argentine Mauser. Still had plenty of metal on the shaft when I was done. Wasn't blued but in the white. After the grinding used various...
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    09-09-2019, 11:50 PM
    I've used Rig gun grease in the barrels of rifles when I enlisted in the Navy over 50 years ago. And on all metal surfaces with the bareled actions removed from the stocks. Wrapped them with Saran wrap and duct taped each one. No safe so into the...
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    09-08-2019, 11:31 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Big bullets in Vintage Ammo
    I don't think that they are made out of cast iron or steel. Looking at the staining on the projectile it looks more copper or brass alloy. Then again I could be wrong. Some artillary or cannon projectiles had what they wind screens on the...
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    09-08-2019, 11:10 PM
    Stenographers pads or notebooks. Frank
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    09-08-2019, 11:07 PM
    You could open up the sprue hole on the sprue plate to avoid having to use the pressure casting. And open the hole in your ladle if your having problems with mold fill out. I use a center bit such as used in a lathe as I have a few older ones that...
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    09-07-2019, 12:50 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Ladle Casting in Cast Boolits
    Started out trying to use a bottom pour pot never could get it to work. Plugged the spout and started using a ladle. And never looked back. Though I did slightly open the spout on both ladles both RCBS and Lyman. Frank
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    09-04-2019, 11:41 PM
    Think the cut off serial numbers not heat treated to heat treated was around 85,000 to play it safe 90,000. Even then don't hot rod the loaded ammo. Beats the pistol and almost no parts out there. Frank
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    09-04-2019, 11:31 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread What Would You Do?!?!? in Leverguns
    Call Jihn Taylor at Taylor machine and have him do a reline using one of the TJ's liners in the caliber of your choice. Either 25-20 or 32-20. You won't regret it. May have to google him to get the phone number. I'm going to be sending out a low...
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    09-04-2019, 11:06 PM
    Why thank you!. Tried to use the metric thread guage but the threads are so bad couldn't get an accurate reading. Will PM you with my address. Have both an SAE and Metric tap and die set so tried a 5mmx9 but didn't want to mess up the locking ring....
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    09-04-2019, 02:36 AM
    Have a nice VZ24 stock and cannot take the round nut and get it tight. Took it apart and found that the threaded section that goes through the stock has bad threads. I have a metric set of taps and dies so should be able to rethread the stem....
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    09-04-2019, 02:17 AM
    Used to live in NYC and remember buying them from a gunshop in New Jersey. UPS would always say what you got in there lead. I'd always answer yes heck wasn't lying. I have a 5 gallon bucket full of melted down 45 auto hard cast commercial bullets in...
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    09-03-2019, 01:31 AM
    Those ingots look like a square 4 sided pyramid with the top cut off. And are attached altogether. Probably use a saw to cut them up and weigh them on a old ups scale. Frank
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    09-01-2019, 12:52 AM
    Unusual side mount. Home made or store bought?. Excellent work. Frank
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    09-01-2019, 12:46 AM
    Here's something you can try. Old 300 meter load data I received from the NRA many years ago. 125 grain Sierra spitzer flat base and 38 to 40 grains IMR 4895. Used it in a Smith Corona 1903A3 almost match accuracy. Course the long slide Lyman 48 and...
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    08-31-2019, 12:10 AM
    I have to say you did a real fine job on that 1871. Frank
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    08-30-2019, 02:24 AM
    Years back I watched a video of the cannon shoots sponsored by I think the Paul brothers. I was dumbfounded by the accuracy at 1000yds. Amazing. Frank
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    08-30-2019, 02:19 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Real deal 9x39 in Special Projects
    Think the Russians did another cartridge conversion called the Medved.My details are hazy but think they used a semi auto design based on a kalashnikov design and based on the 7.62x54r case. Since you are using a bolt action chambered in the x39...
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    08-30-2019, 02:01 AM
    Used to live in NYC and sometimes went to the gun shows upstate. More than a few times years back used to see the full boxes of G&H brass on the dealers tables. Frank
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    08-30-2019, 01:57 AM
    Too darn hot to do any casting right now. Got the whole house generator installed and test run, now waiting for the propane company to install the tank. Weed whacker time. Plan B when the old gas powered 6kw gen developed a gas leak and rope broke...
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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