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    Today, 08:31 AM
    He was just walking home from school. Stupid kills. Bowhunter was the stoopid one - shot at an unidentified target - not sposed ta do that.
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    Today, 08:24 AM
    first question - petroleum lubes - generally not a good idea - always exceptions to the rule but if we made this a rule ? not far off the mark. second question - cleaning - IMHOP - dont need the alcohol, peroxide or murphys oil soap - DO need the...
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    Today, 01:54 AM
    Back in the early 80’s one of our high school kids decided to take the shortcut through the woods during bow season. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem but he left his brain at home while wearing his nice brown corduroy coat with the nice fur...
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    Today, 01:50 AM
    :grin:Yeah I do - hope you bag a nice one clean and easy - no scarcity of em from what I seen over there but if the authorities changed the rules and put inlines in the same category as cartridge guns - I bet you be out there monday morning with a...
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    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    I am not blaming the gun - I blame the makers for even going there in the first place - this was stupidity of the first order - further than that lets blame greed on the part of hunters - blokes who want to steal a march on their mates and get a...
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    Yesterday, 04:25 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Wonder what the pressure reading is/would be on those full throttle blackpowder loads?
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    Yesterday, 08:23 AM
    You are correct in theory but a smokeless muzzle loader is a serious accident begging for a place to happen - one of the dumbest ideas the gun manufacturers have come up with to date - there ARE nuts behind the Butt - lots of em - mostly safe from...
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    Yesterday, 08:15 AM
    when I was a kid a young feller (late teenager) pulled a loaded DB shotgun out of the back of a car by the muzzle - hammer snagged in the upholstery and blew his right arm off just below the shoulder - 20 year later a carpenter (keen shooter) told...
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    11-13-2018, 07:21 PM
    I have a Savage smokeless muzzle loader which I re-barreled to .458 my self. As for being about trapdoor levels, that may be the case with break actions, but my savage achieves .458 win mag performance levels, many have driven them well past...
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    11-13-2018, 07:18 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Memory lapse got me - Wano goes as Scheutzen at your place I think - decent powder but less velocity - 150 fps down (or more) in a 44/40. Interesting that decent blackpowder gets velocity close to some of your tested +P smokeless loads.
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    11-13-2018, 01:44 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Interesting numbers The blackpowder velocity is pretty weak - is "Skirmish" code name for Wano? I got 1355 FPS from 40 grains of FFF (not Wano) and a 205 grain boolit - 24 inch barrel though
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    11-13-2018, 01:32 AM
    ahhhhhhhh !!! cant believe I fell in that hole - 2016 post - that one got a way !!!
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    11-13-2018, 01:23 AM
    First off is it just a clunky action OR are the rounds tight ? Test it ! cycle it empty, cycle it with a factory round, cycle it with a fired case. If its stiff on your fired cases (proly but need to make sure) then set your size die up clear of...
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    11-11-2018, 04:54 AM
    This is one of those deals if you gonna do it - do it right! I dont reckon a drill press would be accurate enough and the compression stem needs to be fairly neat in the case and straight every stroke - If you really need to save some bucks can buy...
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    11-11-2018, 01:11 AM
    Kev My 92's dont have anything else on the reciever just the serial number underneath up front and the marking on the upper tang - that is in three lines 1-model 1892 2- Winchester 3 Patent blurb - ......barrel has calibre marking eg 32...
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    11-10-2018, 11:28 PM
    I counter bored an IAB sharps 45/70 to clean up a rust spot that was leading - did it in the lathe - seemed like it worked but there was another rust spot further in and at the end I hacked the barrel, recrowned it, and recut the front sight...
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    11-10-2018, 06:21 PM
    Yup!! and while the printer is foolin around trying to figure out how to turn itself on after old mate pressed the go switch - we would have our piece of wood drilled and ready to go:bigsmyl2:
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    11-10-2018, 06:13 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Win/Miroku 1873 44-40 in Leverguns
    What about company dynamics? I read a story said colt manufactured a lever gun for trial marketing - winchester countered with five or six quite nice pistols - there was a meeting - colt decided to ditch their lever gun - these things happen behind...
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    11-10-2018, 06:06 PM
    Thats a theory - sounds right - has not been my experience over many years - not any appreciable difference anyways I think that we have "compensating errors" at play here ---larger airspaces between coarser heavier grains - finer powder settles...
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    11-10-2018, 06:01 PM
    major reason for coarser granulation is to reduce peak pressure in older firearms (in particular)
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    11-10-2018, 06:50 AM
    May not be "required" but Winchester stamped all the 92's I ever saw on the reciever bottom up front - right where they balance for carry - I have a couple of 5 digit early ones and also later versions same place - clones different? likely yes - but...
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    11-09-2018, 01:55 AM
    I think I am a bit better than average hobby machinist and I have not done what you propose but to me it looks like a difficult way to do it. Your setup (and the whole process) is going to need to be top notch to get this right with a boring bar....
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    11-09-2018, 01:33 AM
    I thought same ! this is from the winchester book and is titled -- "To Dismount the Gun" "Remove the stock. Unscrew the strain screw. (tension screw on the mainspring) Drive out the mainspring from left to right. Remove the Carier...
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    11-08-2018, 11:54 PM
    proper serial number will be on the bottom of the action underneath the area where magazine is drilled through - its right at the carry point so is subject to wear .
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    11-08-2018, 06:20 PM
    Cast Bullet Engineering (in Australia) makes several molds for the 450/577 at .462 so at least a fair number of martini rifles downunder must slug round that and shoot them ok -- a few of the guys that have these rifles really performing shoot paper...
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  • indian joe's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 10:03 AM
    Good post !!!!!!
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    11-08-2018, 06:29 AM
    yup! number on the lower tang means NOTHING In our country a restramp is legal so long as it is done by a registered dealer and properly documented
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  • indian joe's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 05:56 AM
    dont forget that chemical companies (powder manufacturers) and ammunition makers have a vested interest in keeping blackpowder listed as a class one explosive
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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
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