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    Today, 02:02 AM
    When S&W made the 24-3 series of revolvers in 44 special I seem to remember that the total run of 3",4" maybe 5" and the 6.5" barreled revolvers wasn't much more than 5-6000 total made. Think the 3" one was made for Lew Horton and what they didn't...
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    Yesterday, 01:51 AM
    Been reloading since about 1968 for an 1917 Enfield in 30-06. Probably have about 45-50 die sets from just about everybody except Herters. Started out with a set of Eagle steel dies for the '06 and a aluminum texan C type press. At one time all my...
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    07-07-2020, 01:18 AM
    Purchased two lots of 7.62 match from Phaessler. Box arrived in Mondays mail well packed and he even returned $5 as shipping charges were lower than he expected. Would buy from him again. Frank
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    07-07-2020, 12:39 AM
    Most of my calibers like 30-30,308/7.62nato and 30-06 and even 45/70 all get trimmed, primer pockets uniformed,flash holes uniformed and sung to under a full moon. Back in the late 90's I had the good fortune to speak to a few national level...
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    07-07-2020, 12:15 AM
    Still have a few bottles of the AA5744 with the made in the Czech Republic on them. Frank
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    07-06-2020, 11:58 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread War time lathe in Our Town
    Company I worked for had bought an old railroad repair shop. Both horizontal planers/shapers and standard shapers. I spent my lunch hour there one day just watching them plane/shape steel parts. Ship I was on used to have a crew come in once a year...
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    07-06-2020, 01:17 AM
    Just for grins and giggles awhile back I was checking some of the websites like gunbroker for S&W Model 24-3 with 3" and 4" barrels in 44 special. The 24-3 they never made all that many of them and when you do expect to pay for them. Anywhere from...
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    07-06-2020, 12:41 AM
    I have a Husky made in 1928 (had the serial number checked) and long throat is an understatement. And the lands stand .005 to .006. Throat measures .370. The action is actually a FN action as Huskqvarna bought them from FN. Though in later years...
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    07-05-2020, 12:48 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Plans for the 4th? in Our Town
    Spent the day cutting grass and filling up my BIL's trailer with dirt. Wife worked in her garden and picked fresh string beans I had planted. It's 11:47pm here and you can still hear an ocansional boom, other than that pretty quiet 4th. Frank
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    07-04-2020, 01:44 AM
    Maybe I'm the odd man out. My problem is the iron sights either as issued or after market. Have problems with them all in one form or another. I used an Lyman 10x All American perma center with adjustable objective for sight in and working up...
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    07-03-2020, 02:02 AM
    My Lyman cast bullet handbook shows loads for the 303 briyish cartridge. They used a Lyman #311299 @205 grains start unique 10.5grs and stop at 14.9 grs Your bullet is lighter than the 311299 so you could increase the maximum to 16 grs of...
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    07-03-2020, 01:37 AM
    I used to mine the berms on our old pistol range. I made a sifter 2"x2" and used 1/4" hardware cloth. Set one bucket down and put the sifter on top and start mining. Shovel the exposed bullets into the sifter and when the sifter is full transfer...
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    07-02-2020, 01:29 AM
    That is not the Leapers scope mount that I used at the time. Top cover style with base already installed. Four legs having the cone head screws were supposed to dig into the receiver. Those SLS frames must be harder than heck as all it did to the...
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    07-02-2020, 12:42 AM
    Love the 30-30 cartridge and the firearms built over the last century or so that fire it. Been having a Winchester 54 action in 30-30 that I feel would really raise a few eyebrows if rebarreled with a premium barrel and good optics. Was looking for...
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    07-01-2020, 12:54 AM
    And please do not use any of the ball valves sold by Lowe's or Home Depot. Most if not all will have nylon, polymer or some simlilar form of material that form the seat around the ball. Most are made for water service but even the ones rated at 300...
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    06-30-2020, 02:55 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread .600 fe in Special Projects
    Just a suggestion. Are the current bullets for your project flat based?. Going to a boat tail base may improve both the stability and extend the distance at which the game is shot. And are the bullets cast or jacketed. You can get bullet molds that...
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    06-30-2020, 02:23 AM
    Stay away from Leapers Chinese made scope mounts and scopes, they are junk. My mount had 4 cone type allen screws that actually did the clamping. after mounting the mount and while firing did some adjustments on the scope. Kept getting two distinct...
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    06-30-2020, 01:59 AM
    I'd bed the whole action and the cylindrical portion of the barrel. Leaving the rest of the barrel free floating. This way you will have adequate support for the action and the cylindrical portion of the barrel. I've done a 1903A3...
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    06-30-2020, 01:36 AM
    I have an old lyman 6x all American scope with just plain wires and used it to do load developement on a Marlin 1894 in 357 magnum. Little difficult to see those tiny holes at 100 yds but didn't overpower the rifle and after load developement...
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    06-30-2020, 01:05 AM
    The plunk test is all that you have to do to make sure your rounds are long enough to fit in your semi auto's barrel and the case head is at the end if the barrel hood facing the breechface. Now you can rule out the case and primer. So the only...
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    06-29-2020, 01:04 AM
    My Finn 1935 Model 39 uses Lyman's 314299 sized to .3135 and every so often I'll push one down the barrel and check for any dimensional changes. With the above bullet seated out as far as it can go it will not fit the magazine. Instead I let the...
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    06-29-2020, 12:37 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Saving a riding mower. in Our Town
    I have a sears Craftsman riding lawn mower. It's my little mule as I have an old cart I bought about 24 years ago. I shudder to think how many yimes I have loaded up that cart with tree limbs,branches,hurricane debris, bricks and probably forget...
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    06-29-2020, 12:23 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Server upgrade in Our Town
    Also getting some withdrawal symptoms,glad to see you're back. Visit this site every night. Frank
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    06-24-2020, 12:18 AM
    Stack or roofing vents and lead roofing. Was unloading some junk at our local scrap yard and the guy behind me had a pickup full of lead roofing. Told the guy when he was done weighing to set me up with 500 pounds. Borrowed his forklift to get it in...
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    06-22-2020, 01:56 AM
    I'll take both lots of once fired lake city match brass. All 455 pieces for $50. Pm to follow. Frank
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    06-22-2020, 01:35 AM
    Basically any good heavy tacky grease works well. I use Lucas red-n-tacky and also use it on all the grease points on my Kubota tractor. Used to use a moly grease on the Kubota but that stuff would stain clothes and never completely wash out. On the...
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    06-21-2020, 01:26 AM
    I've used common drill rod, grade 8 bolts and that is about it. Frank
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    06-19-2020, 12:04 AM
    Received the 2000 32-20 hard cast bullets I purchased off Bill. Sufficed to say the condition as stated was a pleasant surprise. Some had oxidation as stated but found it cleans easily with a rag. Buy with confidence from him. And he even included a...
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    06-18-2020, 11:41 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Shipboard Life in Our Town
    Watched a cruiser once off Pollensa bay in Spain. That crew should have gotten hazardous duty pay. Every time she took a wave on the bow the whole forward section of the ship went under. Frank
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    06-18-2020, 02:33 AM
    Chlorine buckets with the chlorine come in all sizes. 2gallon,5 gallon and a dandy 100 pound one. The older ones have the screw on lids with a gasket. I have a couple of the 100lb ones and they make great trash cans for my garage. Very heavy...
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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
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