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    Today, 02:57 PM
    I have done decent research on 40-82, but nothing states potential killing range or effective range... I know its an express cartridge for long range, but what was "long range" in that time period?
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    09-16-2018, 10:52 PM
    One of my many project guns is a "well enjoyed" 1886 Winchester round barrel rifle in .45-70 mfg in 1889. It has a rifle length ladder sight ... and a German Silver tipped front sight. That looks pretty much exactly like my rear sight. And the...
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    09-13-2018, 02:44 PM
    I know, I really want a letter for that rifle, but its quite expensive for me. I live in canada, so the exchange rate is insane! I think its 70$ for the letter plus shipping. So with the exchange im sure I wouldnt be far from 150$
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    09-13-2018, 10:39 AM
    So what you guys are saying is that my sight is actually original? I guess they are on the rare side because I have not seen any or very few! Most 1886's have a marbles style buck-horn sight on them, so I thought it wasnt original.
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    09-13-2018, 10:38 AM
    Well its definitely not 4 inches long thats for sure. I didnt know it was a patent date. I did some research and some 86's have the same sight but its stamped 1886 instead.
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    09-12-2018, 09:29 PM
    As the title states, I am wondering what the original sights were on 1886 rifles. I bought mine with ladder sights from an 1876 rifle. I guess thats what the previous owner(s) wanted on it. I saw pictures of 86 rifles with various different sights,...
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    09-11-2018, 10:30 PM
    Been having trouble with 40-82 for years now. Cant get it to group. IM sure people reading this thread will recognize me, because I have done multiple threads myself about it. Believe me or not, what il say may come off as arrogant but its the...
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    09-09-2018, 10:58 AM
    I took the rifle off the rack yesterday and found that it had light rust spots on it and tarnished spots. So I used fine steel wool with Silvo. It polished the metal real nice, and abit of the tarnished spots but they are some that are still there.
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    09-04-2018, 12:23 AM
    I have brasso. Il see how that goes. Il try to rub it down with a rag first see what happens .
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    09-03-2018, 10:48 PM
    Well the title pretty much says it all. Id like to remove some tarnished spots on my nickel plated 1873. I took it out a couple times, so it's got little black spots on it. Is there a product that I can use like jewelers rouge or something to...
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    08-30-2018, 05:01 PM
    Same thing happened to me with my 1886 in 40-82. Its just a 45-90 cartridge necked down so it is in a way similar to yours. Anyways, that happened to me when I used magnum primers with 3031 or trail boss. I had no idea what I was doing with...
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    08-30-2018, 12:35 PM
    I feel like that could help but with what can I do it? I'm not sticking a dremel in there. It's an original 1886. Sand paper on a dowel or something? The chamber is sharp.
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    08-30-2018, 12:13 AM
    Some of you may be familiar with my 1886 thread I posted sometime ago. Now I have another little issue thats been present since I bought the rifle. When I work the lever, the cartridges dont slide smoothly in the chamber, sometimes the ogive of the...
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    08-24-2018, 02:21 AM
    Kev18 replied to a thread marlin micro groove? in Leverguns
    I have a 2011 Remlin Micro-groove in .44 mag. Bought it because I got excited when I saw the caliber. Been looking for a lever gun in that caliber for awhile. Im not an expert but I heard that you need to cast harder alloys so that the rifles are...
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    08-24-2018, 02:14 AM
    Thank you! I use a fiber wad from Buffalo Arms. I still need to run the brass through the resizing die to "thin out" the neck. I might just do what a user on here told me to do. He has been shooting 40-82 for far longer then me and he had every...
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    08-23-2018, 10:36 PM
    It's obsolete like hundreds of others. No fun for me in new cartridges... No cool guns are chambered in them. I just reloaded some .32 Remington. Thats one that gave me abit of trouble. Now thats obsolete considering the .32 Winchester special...
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    08-23-2018, 10:31 PM
    I dont feel like testing out fillers and such anymore, or for now atleast. So i am just running goex with 5 grains 4227 on the primer. Apparently that helps fouling. Ive had my best group with that. Il go shooting again this weekend.
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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
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