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    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    Great for you to remember that day. Much to important to ever forget or let anyone else forget. Also, should be added, the prelude to the start of our whole history started in Warwick, RI with the... Burning of the Gaspee, (June 10, 1772), an act...
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    04-13-2019, 10:11 AM
    Barry, You do nice work. Beautiful weapon! What are the notches for?
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    04-09-2019, 08:51 AM
    I made this Ships Cannon replica of the cannon on "Old Ironsides" in Boston, MA. It's cannon and wheels are from a solid piece of 5 inch steel, turned on a lathe from at a friends home. It's bore measures 1 1/4 inches by 9 inches deep. The Oak...
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    04-08-2019, 06:11 PM
    sailcaptain replied to a thread Lead boolit trap in Cast Boolits
    This is a bullet rap I build years ago also. Its opening measures 10 1/2 x 101/2 inches by the same depth. It tapers to a 3 1/2 inch square in the back, with a 1 1/2 inch deep by 1 foot long hollow square that the bullet hits and falls out the...
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    04-08-2019, 08:42 AM
    Well, this is great news. It goes perfect with my M1 Garand Oil/Cleaning Rod kit. I like to have the complete sets of equipment issued with a weapon if possible. Now I'll start looking for Luger and P38 issued eguipment. Thank you for the...
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    04-07-2019, 11:58 AM
    No there's no writing on the can. That's just some gunk that been there to long. Does look like writing though. Oil can.....no wonder it's so clean inside.
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    04-06-2019, 05:20 PM
    I started reading the Vintage Powder Cans post, and realized I do have something to contribute or at least something some may want to see. I've had this Powder Can so a good number of years now. It has sat on my shelf and I never really give it...
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    04-04-2019, 03:26 PM
    Woodbutcher.....I can't agree more! I was sitting here with a cup of coffee and started reading these stories and saying to myself WOW! What great memories and family lore. This is one of the best threads on the site! Please keep the chapters...
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    03-26-2019, 06:37 PM
    Has anyone attended one of the Hodgdon Reloading Seminars that they hold in different cities? Most of the seminars are in the Texas area right now. I will be in Houston and can stay over to attend the one there. I'm sure they are information...
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    03-23-2019, 02:18 PM
    sailcaptain replied to a thread Hidden find in Vintage Ammo
    As an update to my earlier post....I've been going back and forth between cleaning the house and cleaning out the house. It turns out that I now have a Lee Single stage Press. It was in a .45 cal Ball Ammo Can along with 20 M1 Garand ammo clips...
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    03-23-2019, 02:02 PM
    As an update to my earlier post....I've been going back and forth between cleaning the house and cleaning out the house. It turns out that I now have a Lee Single stage Press. It was in a .45 cal Ball Ammo Can along with 20 M1 Garand ammo clips...
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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