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  • indian joe's Avatar
    08-01-2020, 07:04 PM
    yeah john - I didnt even dream about bringing one in (at the time it was over a hunded u$ anyway) this is an easy fix when you get down to it . I have yet to find someone can explain why it is that Australia (along with only one other country on...
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    08-01-2020, 01:50 AM
    Sat em on a brick and went cherry red! Bin em! $30 bucks gone - lesson learned. Yeah ya can work harden the walls back - but its likely the solid head is softened - bin em!
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    07-31-2020, 07:23 PM
    ij, I'm crimping a little behind that along the taper from .448 to .453, but remember this is a taper crimp, not a roll crimp, so it happens along a substantial length of the neck of the case. Gotcha ! thanks - can see that - it makes sense
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    07-31-2020, 07:21 PM
    Ahhh I think I was infected with the W bug at birth, too late to change now. Six ways ??? nah ............cleaning not an issue (lots of blokes make a big issue out of breech cleaning - I never understood that - its a non issue if you use a decent...
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    07-30-2020, 11:46 PM
    So you be crimping onto the swaged .448 section of the shank?
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    07-30-2020, 06:51 PM
    Brent I bet everybody knew you would figure this out - what was it made the difference ? - might be valuable info for some fellers here..... Have never been a marlin fan but that picture you posted of the old gun atop the fence post could...
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    07-29-2020, 06:49 PM
    My Dad passed away last year - he had loaded hundreds of thousands of shotshells over his life - but sorting through his stuff after he went - I would not have trusted anything he loaded in the last three years ----its called old age - they still...
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    07-29-2020, 06:19 PM
    what he sez!!!
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    07-28-2020, 12:19 AM
    I have been watching this also - wondering whether I have got this figured out right or not When I modified mine I just looked at those little pieces and compared to an original 71 pin (picture) and decided pretty quick that those bits belonged in...
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    07-27-2020, 04:59 AM
    Well, if it works, I'd leave it alone. yes to that you can correct the condition by cutting it larger/deeper with a Dremel No to the dremel !!!! a thousand times NO !!!!!!
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    07-27-2020, 04:56 AM
    It should not do what you describe - when it closes empty there should be enough room in that slot to accomodate the extractor
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    07-25-2020, 11:22 AM
    Ouch!!! I hope you only did a few ! I believe you killed them - cherry red in the open light is too much and NEVER anneal the solid head . The first sign of dull red in a poorly lit room is plenty - if you neck annealing or neck and shoulder stand...
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    07-24-2020, 07:20 PM
    Bob I havent tested properly at longer ranges - but over the chrono the velocity is there and shot to shot variation is good - several 10 shot strings under 10FPS ES with only a light blow tube - I would go out confident that if something went...
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    07-23-2020, 09:50 PM
    I am the other half of the story - know where there is some TOH but the willow is growing 200yards from my loungeroom chair on my property - plenty of it. Its been good so far - aint broke dont fix it!!!
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    07-23-2020, 09:47 PM
    You would just about bet that the miroku would want the smokeless tip ? One of the tricks used in hotting up 92's used to be bushing the firing pin hole in the bolt face (like they do in the martini cadet for high pressure rounds) punctured...
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    07-23-2020, 09:34 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    I have a Uberti 66 in 44/40 --- its OLD - its one of the ones they made with the trigger block like a 73 has chamber is fat - didnt realise how fat in the body ! We split some cases (only remington) I have a 92 that a friend rebarrelled...
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    07-21-2020, 10:41 PM
    Good info - however for gunpowder the pyro guys miss one critical issue - clean burning - it doesnt matter to them and really the only way to test that is in a gun barrel - hybrid willow has proved better in this regard than any commercial powder I...
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    07-21-2020, 10:17 PM
    hmmm dunno about sending my firing pin away for comparison - might never see it again! Winchester Bob in Maine was where I looked Homestead parts also advertises but out of stock at the moment Heres the homestead parts picture they list it as...
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    07-21-2020, 08:55 PM
    Watched the video - the best thing of this is to see a young feller shooting old guns - there is hope for the world after all!
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    07-20-2020, 07:52 AM
    My mistake - I thought when you wrote eyeballing the Browning parts (and prices) you were contemplating replacing japchester with Browning - couldnt see that going anywhere real useful. (with the firing pin - hadnt thought about replacing hammers) ...
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    07-19-2020, 08:25 PM
    Ed Would you mind elaborating on what is gonna cause the pain? This experiment has not happened yet out of caution not laziness. If those shotgun primers have enough more juice in them to blow the hammer back and perforate my hatbrim when they...
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    07-19-2020, 08:06 PM
    ????? This was a Browning firing pin gave me the grief - mine did not have the rebound hammer setup and DID /DOES have a proper half cock notch - did I miss something here in the translation (have not seen the innards of the latest japchesters) ...
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    07-19-2020, 08:00 PM
    I did this same conversion several years ago on a Browning 71 Plan A - yes you have it right just the rear part (I only used locktite - didnt pin it - proly should have - but have a lot of faith in that good red stuff) Plan B - give Winchester...
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    07-19-2020, 03:49 AM
    Good job! specially the pictures .....wish I had taken good pics of mine when I did it ...............
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    07-15-2020, 11:42 PM
    Thanks boys I appreciate the feedback - its generated some ideas gonna try this on a spare CVA sidelock 1) drill the hammer face and fit a protruding firing pin (that is easily reversible so no harm done there) 2) only intend doing this...
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    07-14-2020, 06:20 PM
    Is it possible to use shotgun primers in an open system? (I inherited 15000 209's and I dont shoot shotgun hardly at all --tryin to figure out how to use them) ......I'm thinking to use like the base part of the magspark with a firing pin installed...
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    07-13-2020, 10:12 AM
    Mickbr I reckon some winchester execs must have took root in the miroku factory - winchester been trying to commit commercial hari-kari since about 1960 - they sure went to a lot of trouble to drive that company into the ditch - I usedta refer to...
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    07-13-2020, 10:06 AM
    Blimey! it never occurred to me to just throw that dog leg bit away!! That proly woulda worked :-o ..............I forgot that little spring - I used it to convert an army colt to coil hand spring - my 71 also has a rebound spring up front of the...
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    07-12-2020, 07:47 PM
    I had a japchester 71 did this to me - I modified mine several years ago and it works fine Winchester Bob is advertising 1886 solid firing pins for $30 (werent available then and we not allowed to import gun parts anyway) Phone call would soon...
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    07-12-2020, 03:40 AM
    top eject gun or angle eject ?
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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