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    Today, 02:52 AM
    I've a S&W model 36 steel one that hasn't given me a bit of trouble in the 25 years I've used it.Standard and plus +p no problems. Frank
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    Today, 02:47 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread smithy lathe's in Special Projects
    Most of the small bench top lathes and milling machines all come with the round central post which is usually a royal PITA to align and keep it that way. Get the ones with the square central post makes life a lot easier. Plus that setup is more...
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    Today, 02:11 AM
    I trim all pistol and revolver brass wether it's new or range pickup. Buddy of mine did concealed carry classes so 99% of the brass was all new. fill up a bucket and go to it. I'd resize all the brass from new and what I picked up. Then trim it....
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    Today, 01:58 AM
    These are real glass lenses. Had one pair of the polycarbonate ones and they lasted about 6 months. Cannot read whats engraved on the new lenses. Googled it and came up with the ANSI specs for glass safety glasses. Had to use a flashlight to see if...
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    Today, 01:49 AM
    Very informational family histories. My dad was working for the Long Island Railroad and never served. They needed him and many others to keep the trains running to keep much needed war supplies to both coasts as well as troops. Still have the...
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    Yesterday, 12:57 AM
    Got new supposedly safety glasses today but the lenses do not have the little do hickey inscribed in the upper right and left hand corners of each lens. Would like to know if anyone got new ones and if they have the dohickey inscribed on the lens....
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    12-06-2019, 01:11 AM
    You could have a broken piece of an old cartridge neck stuck in the neck area of the chamber just a guess on my part. Frank
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    12-06-2019, 01:07 AM
    Pretty rare bird the style T 03 Springfield. I recall only seeing exactly one in over 50 years of looking at firearms. Might just need a good cleaning. Carb cleaner followed by some LPS #1 or #2 for lubrication. I use the LPS #2 to help prevent rust...
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    12-02-2019, 01:37 AM
    After WWII England was darn near broke,and from what I've read they didn't get off food rationing until about the mid 50's and were awash with Enfields in both 303 British and '06. So Parker Hale set about making sporters and if I remember right...
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    12-01-2019, 12:58 AM
    Look on the front sight ramp if it says Parker Hale then that is who sportered your rifle. I do have a PH sporter and the 5 round Sante Fe mag does not feed properly. So stuck a 10 rounder which I know feeds properly. And testing with the firing pin...
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    11-30-2019, 12:55 AM
    Gentlemen, the lathe and the items mentioned in my posts has been sold. And is no longer available. Mods, if you wish to delete my posts regarding the lathe, please feel free to do so. Thanks to all who showed an interest. Frank
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    11-29-2019, 03:04 AM
    I only size my 45/70 cases about 1/2" . Set up the full length die to get the sizing I want. Bullets are seated approx 1/2" into the case. This is for a Ruger #1 45/70. I have a carp mouth lead which basically starts where the chamber ends. I have...
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    11-29-2019, 02:40 AM
    You may have to inside ream the case necks if the brass is too thick. My accuracy load was 19 grains IMR 4198, rem case, Sierra 55 grain match bullet and rem 71/2 primer the copper one. Has a thicker cup to prevent primer holes when pushing things....
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    11-29-2019, 02:35 AM
    Our tree never comes down. Wife goes in the living room and sits in a chair just watching the lights. Then adds more lights. I used to pretty indifferent about Christmas after my Dad and sister died right before and after Christmas. When my two...
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    11-29-2019, 02:33 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Concealed carry permits in Our Town
    Keep the permit, too many reasons not to do so. Frank
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    11-29-2019, 02:23 AM
    Alsp included is a jabobs chuck to be mounted on the spindle where the chucks go. never used it so in excellent condition. And don't remember if I mentioned this face plate, follower rest and steady rest. Bunch of ground to shape tool bits and can...
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    11-28-2019, 02:55 AM
    OK, I live in a small town in Louisiana, New Iberia to be correct.Went through my large machinist's chest and found some more goodies. Also included is a large jacob's chuck that mounts directly on the 1x10 headstock spindle. I've never used it so...
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    11-28-2019, 01:46 AM
    Thanks guys, he never mentioned the name of the cartridge and good thing I asked and all he would tell me that he was using a cut down 284 win case. Frank
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    11-27-2019, 01:11 AM
    Finally decided to let someone else have the old girl. About 40 years old.Lathe still in good condition, comes complete with motor and reversing switch. Many extras. Spare belt, comes with two cross slides and parts of a third. Extra tool bits plus...
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    11-27-2019, 12:40 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Ammo carry in Black Powder Cartridge
    I have a old leather box dated 1888 so I'm guessing it was for the 11mm mauser. Has two belt loops and will hold 20 rounds of Hornady 45=70 leveroulotion ammo. Haven't tried it with 45-70's loaded with 500 grain bullets yet. I made up some loading...
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    11-27-2019, 12:29 AM
    OK that all didn't come out. Anyway the old guy had a wildcat based on the 284 Winchester case. Cut off the shoulder sized it and was loading 45acp 230 grain round nosed bullets. Basic firearm was a Ar 15 with heavy barrel and muzzle break. He cut...
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    11-25-2019, 03:10 AM
    WTB #4MKII Enfield with trashed barrel will be used for another project. Action must be clean and free of rust, corrosion and pitting. And sportered #4 is welcome if it falls within the above guidelines. We each pay our own transfer fees and will...
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    11-25-2019, 02:57 AM
    One question and or comment. What was the poundage of the recoil springs in each pistol. I run a 18.5# recoil spring and the pistol is lightly lubricated usually CLP. In some of the pics and videos there must have been an excess of lube on the...
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    11-25-2019, 02:37 AM
    Next time you have to remove a trashed barrel and know someone with a lathe. Have them chuck the barrel end in the lathe. Take a cutoff tool and have them make a cut about 3/16" deep just in front of the receiver. The cut releases the metal's...
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    11-24-2019, 02:40 AM
    3 Winchesters in 30-30, I Winnie in 375 Winchester, One marlin in 444 Marlin, two 1894's one in 357 mag and the other in 44mag, Another in 30-30 and forget a couple others. That should keep me busy for awhile. Frank
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    11-24-2019, 02:15 AM
    I'm old school just use a kitchen match to smoke the cavities. Even with mold release products you can get too much in the cavity and that can change the diameter of your cast bullet. If forced to use a mold release agent I would use a q-tip to...
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    11-24-2019, 02:07 AM
    Simple, you turn the handle and both jaws close at the same time. As I get it have the alignment pins not set in one side. Leave them about almost touching both holes they provide the alignment when the cherry is gradually cutting the mold cavity....
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    11-24-2019, 02:01 AM
    Like one member said the lathe is only the down payment. I just got the Grizzly & Travers Tool catalogs as I need a couple things. I've been buying goodies as the need has arisen and got a huge dose of sticker shock. Way oil set me back $50 for 5...
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    11-24-2019, 01:24 AM
    I have to hand it to 7.62 as that is so simple it's actually genius. No shortage of string trimmer line around this house. 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