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    Today, 02:41 AM
    One lever action would be my Canadian Centennial with the 26" long barrel in 30-30. Why? over 1800 once fired Winchester cases, easy on powder,make my own bullets and don't hunt anymore. Plus the longer barrel just hangs out there and with the extra...
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    Today, 02:25 AM
    Arrow stapler with JT21 staples. Great for targets. The other arrow bit the dust about 20 years ago. Frank
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    Today, 02:23 AM
    My Dad worked as an electrician for the railroad. Most of the stuff he bought for himself. Klein was for most pliers,cutters,screw drivers and wire strippers. I have his little box of Sk 1/4" sockets,ratchets,extensions and little tiny breaker bars....
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    Today, 01:58 AM
    For handguns 45acp. For rifles 30-30,308,or 30-06. Frank
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    Yesterday, 01:31 AM
    If you are using the issue rear sight with the issue front sight Pacific which is now long gone used to make a sporting rear sight that fit into the dovetail on the issue rear sight where the spring went. Plus had two holes to be D&T'd on the right...
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    Yesterday, 01:03 AM
    Forgot to mention a few things. Have three 45 acps. First is a Brazilian contract model of 1937 S&W revolver, haven't shot that one yet nor slugged the barrel. 2nd one is a 1943 Ithaca 1911A1 that basically has shot anything I care to run through...
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    09-20-2020, 01:06 AM
    Need some help. Need a suggestion for a 230 grain round nosed bullet mold for 45acp. What with the current status of many commercial casters regarding their cast bullets I want to start casting my own. Have a big plastic bucket full of ingots made...
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    09-20-2020, 12:55 AM
    Tripplebeards, well the 1903A3 would have been ok with the original bolt except the barrel wasn't in the greatest shape. Gun shows back then were a great place to pickup spare parts especially new A3 barrels. I was kinda stupid when I had the A3...
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    09-20-2020, 12:35 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Farmhouse style table... in Our Town
    Funny you should mention this. I was out in back of the house where it's covered from the sun. 25 years ago my wife and I built a picnic table from plans I got in one of the woodworking magazines. 2"x4", 2"x8" some carriage bolts and 3" deck...
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    09-19-2020, 01:32 AM
    I had ordered a jug of 2400 and while waiting for it to come in, a buddy came over to swap some powder for a stock that was given to me. So my 8lb jug morphed to 15 pounds. That plus two cans IMR 4227. Worked out for me. Frank
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    09-19-2020, 01:24 AM
    I kept getting gaulling or scratches on 375 win brass using Lee dies. Cleaned the die with butches bore shine and still got gaulling. Split a dowel and inserted a piece of 400 wet or dry silicon carbide paper spritzed with some oil. Stuck it in the...
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    09-19-2020, 01:16 AM
    When I had my 1903A3 barrel replaced I asked the smith if he couldset the headspace with two different bolts. One was a standard 03A3 bolt and the other was a 1903A4 bolt bubba had reground the curved section of the bolt for a low mounted scope....
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    09-19-2020, 01:07 AM
    Back in 1963 I bought my first 1891 argy. Grand total of $20 bucks. Back then you had two choices if you wanted to shoot them. Interarms 7.65x53mm mil surp ammo or Norma which was expensive then and now. broke down and bought a RCBS 3 die set plus...
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    09-19-2020, 12:52 AM
    Kinda surprised when I saw this thread and realized I started it back in 2007 13 years ago. And used a different handle as well. My cadet is a bitsa, bits of this and that. However the action and complete stock work are all original, the only...
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    09-17-2020, 01:24 AM
    Yes, I put the dots on only one side of the rings. Learned that lesson after a buddy brought over a heavy barreled Ruger 77 and he had installed a very expensive scope on it not realizing that the two sets front and back had huge burrs on both...
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    09-17-2020, 12:33 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Building a Garage in Our Town
    Had to do a new footing for a chimney once. Old one was just poured concrete. As Winger Ed suggested I used 1/2" rebar in two levels tied together with the steel wire. And while I was at it extended the footing down at least 6" and when done I...
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    09-16-2020, 01:22 AM
    I retired in 1995 after working over 33 years around the clock. Anyone who says working shiftwork is great is a fool. Many marriages went south. I was well and truely burned out. Got to see my two daughters grow up.get engaged and married. Work on...
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    09-16-2020, 01:16 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Estate Sale in Our Town
    I have some 180 grain 30 caliber bullets in the old Remington red boxes and some .312 dia bullets intended for the 303 British in red Hornady boxes plus some .375 diameter bullets in again the Hornady red boxes and those are for the 375 Winchester....
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    09-16-2020, 01:06 AM
    Took down all the 8' florescents 4 bulbs each in my garage. Had been there for 20 plus years. Put in 5 Harbor freight 4 footers early this year. So for $120 plus tax I basically brightened up my two car garage considerably. 5000 lumens each. Figure...
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    09-15-2020, 01:46 AM
    this may be a little OT. So here goes,as we all know the factory rings are machined as a pair. That is front ring and base and rear ring and base. I take an automatic center punch and mark one ring (usually the front one first) with just one dot on...
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    09-15-2020, 01:19 AM
    Have an old Lyman 10 pound pot that I could never get the hang of bottom pour casting and the spout leaked. Took the whole valve assembly out and drilled and tapped the spout for a stainless steel bolt and no leakage. Went to ladle pouring all my...
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    09-15-2020, 01:14 AM
    I've an old splicers burner and pot. The burner screws onto a fitting that is flat and has the threads on the outside. Sorta like a threaded flange. Problem is I can't find anyone who sells the 20-30 pound propane tank with the flange on the top....
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    09-15-2020, 01:08 AM
    I have around here somewhere a Lyman 57SME rear sight I put away for safe keeping. I put it away so good that years later I still can't find it. All my other sights are in two plastic boxes labeled at to their contents. One has Garand parts, another...
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    09-15-2020, 12:58 AM
    When my lead stash pile (roofing lead) started coming up short, moved it all to the garage. Sunday moved it all (500 pounds or so) to the shed from hell as my wife calls it. Used my Kubota L3800 with the front end loader all in one trip. Got tired...
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    09-15-2020, 12:46 AM
    Mike, looks like bullet casting for the 45/70 Vickers is definitely in your future. Loved the victory dance. Frank
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    09-14-2020, 01:38 AM
    I've used the 100-110 gr speer plinker which has the half jacket and the rest lead part of the bullet, Also used the 110 gr varminter, sierra 110gr hollow poink and some Czeck 65-90 grain bullets from Czech submachinegun ammo. The latter shot the...
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    09-12-2020, 01:55 AM
    We had moved to Louisiana after I retired. My wife woke me up and told me a plane had crashed into one of the twin towers. I used to see them from our place at work. I sat mesmerized watching those two building which were a New York landmark topple...
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    09-10-2020, 11:45 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread A Blessing In Disguise in Our Town
    I changed jobs after the company started downszing. Those that stayed had their vacayions cut from 5 weeks to just two and then they could start building more vacation time. My buddy was getting two paychecks, one from the company he used to work...
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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