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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    06-03-2019, 01:39 AM
    Someone on another forum was discussing the fit of the bullet to the barrel. The subject of lousy accuracy came up regarding the SKS. What he did was slug his barrel and then bought and pulled a bunch of bullets from ammo made by different...
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    06-03-2019, 12:43 AM
    I bought a lot of the pulled down brass in 30-06,7.62 nato and M32 line throwing blanks dated WCC M32 67 and some M72 '06 match. The last two do not have crimped primers. Of course the '06 and the 7.62 nato have primers crimped. But all I bought had...
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    06-03-2019, 12:20 AM
    I use the LPS products as well. Usually on my lathe in the garage here in sunny and humid Louisiana. So far so good. Even have an old surface plate I bought over 40 years ago. Probably about 14"x 18" that I bought from a place that bought out old...
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    06-02-2019, 01:41 AM
    I would well document all his history with that 1911A1 and your fathers use of it. Provance will go a long way in helping you in selling or finding someone who will appreciate it. I have a 1943 Ithaca that I got from my general foreman many years...
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    06-02-2019, 01:32 AM
    My idea of a pocket gun is a S&W model 36 all steel. Next up is a post war Walther PP in 32 auto or as a backup gun. Frank
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    06-02-2019, 01:29 AM
    EDG, out of all the powders they tested it seems 4198 did seem to give velocities similar to the 38-55 as sort of a schutzen loading. Many of the ones were fast burning pistol powders. Think some schutzen shooters use a 1x16 or 1x18 twist in their...
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    06-02-2019, 12:39 AM
    Wilson who makes the trim dies and their die holder I believe still makes the small reamers for inside neck reaming. You replace the pilot with the reamer. Use an old tooth brush to clean off the brass chips from the reamer and a little lube helps...
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    06-02-2019, 12:35 AM
    Nice work on cleaning up the sprue plates. I took a different approach. I have a bunch of counter sinks for different screw heads and for drilling 60 degree countersinks for my lathe. They come if different sizes and used them to enlarge the holes...
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    06-02-2019, 12:23 AM
    Harbor freight is your source for cheap wire brushes that you can stick in a drill. Cup wheels for the bottom and regular wire wheels for the sides. And wear a dust mask when you do this. You do not want to breath in the lead dust and all the junk...
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    05-31-2019, 11:26 PM
    I have the Lyman 375449 with gas check mold but haven't cast with it yet and still have some of the sample cast bullets that some of the members here were most kind and generous to send to me. 300 grains may be optimistic as may have to seat below...
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    05-30-2019, 11:40 PM
    I'm planning on rebarreling a British #4 action from 303 British to the 37 rimmed which is nothing more than the 303 case necked up to take 375 cast boolets. I have a copy of a line drawing given to me and it just shows a tiny shoulder. But since it...
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    05-29-2019, 12:44 AM
    Dealers get collector prices down here. Bought some of the South Korean 15 & 30 round mags and never looked back. Feed and fit in magwell are perfect. What some folks do not realize when they are looking for M1 carbine mags that have the wrapping on...
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    05-29-2019, 12:31 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread help me say NO... in Military Rifles
    What is that old saying?, better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Frank
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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