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    01-22-2018, 10:28 AM
    9/16 is .562 54cal M/L bbls are (generally) .540 BORE dia (accross the lands) Add .010 to .020 for the groove dia of the bore. So the average 54cal M/L bbl is in the range of .550 to .560 groove dia. The 9/16 punched out wad would be perfect...
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    01-19-2018, 10:30 AM
    Remove the slide from the frame. No need to remove the bbl completely,,just a simple takedown is fine where the bbl is still held under recoil spring tension in the slide unless you want to battle that recoil spring & end cap back into place. ...
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    01-16-2018, 10:45 AM
    Lathe turn, or simply carefully hand file the bulge from the outer surface of the bbl. The pistol will function then just fine. A 'ring' will still appear in the bore at the damaged point, but won't make much difference if at all in the accuracy...
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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