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    11-10-2017, 10:05 AM
    As long as the bbl was being drilled for a liner,,the inside finish won't matter much. I'd first clear any oil from the bore. Then I'd plug one end and fill it up with Nitric acid (or Hydrochloric acid) and let it sit and stew for a while. ...
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    11-10-2017, 09:37 AM
    I realize that,,but the question is wether to do a LINER insert to 7.62x54r. The liner itself is limited with it's diameter. It has to include the cartridge chamber also. Whatever method is used to bond the liner into the parent bbl needs to be...
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    11-07-2017, 12:35 AM
    It isn't about having the tooling, or not,, or the abilitys,,it's usually the idea itself and wether it's safe to do with some cartridges and their high(er) working pressures.
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    11-06-2017, 11:44 PM
    Any pics on this thread help.. http://olderthendirt.proboards.com/thread/2674/got-sharps-today?page=2
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    11-04-2017, 10:19 AM
    Clean it as best as you can. Shoot it and see what kind of acceptable (to you) accuracy you can squeeze out of it with the present bore condition. If you can live with that degree of accuracy,,and not wince at the condition of the less than perfect...
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    10-30-2017, 10:44 PM
    2152hq replied to a thread SMLE in .45-70 in Single Shot Guns
    A tapered expander works a lot better to expand case necks than using the expander button on a FL Sizer die. The latter may often be just too blunt and either splits the neck or collapses the case. I made a simple tapered expander from an old...
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    10-30-2017, 10:17 PM
    Quick fix with a fine cut half-round file, then finish up with some grit paper backed up with your thumb pressed into the crown. A piece of masking tape around the bbl at the very end/edge when rotating the grit paper with your thumb makes for a...
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    10-24-2017, 10:16 AM
    You have a 'pre-Marlin' Ballard rifle. The Ballard was originally made by the Ball & Williams Co. Worcester,MA. Some carbines used in the CW. A couple other companys also mfg'rd the pre-MArlin Ballard. -Merrimack Arms & Mfg Co, Newburyport,...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
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