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    01-16-2020, 08:21 PM
    You buy the element in a length and cut and bend it to suit.....once its heated up ,it cant be bent any more or it breaks.
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    01-16-2020, 08:16 PM
    Ive got some hard black open gear lube in drums.....its a nuisance to use because it has to be chiselled out in a lump and either heated ,or dissolved in gasoline......Its also a disappointment IMHO,because it leaves shiny spot on the gears ,its...
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    01-11-2020, 04:49 PM
    If you had a good friend with a scrapyard,then maybe you could get the bits cheap enough ......buying new you would be over budget very quick...........
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    01-09-2020, 09:06 PM
    As a matter of interest,two Remington rifles were submitted to the British breech loading rifle tests of 1866,one being for cartridges "having their own means of ignition," and more interesting,one being a capping breechloader......The capping...
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    01-09-2020, 08:55 PM
    Answer is yes and no.....the first Remingtons were known as "split breech "rifles ,and a 50rf and a 38? were made for Union order very late in the war.......However ,were they a rolling block?.....IMHO ..no.....But they used the idea of the hammer...
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    01-09-2020, 08:49 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Not To Be Played With in Our Town
    Strange thing about the newbies that all want super duper loads for a light gun is the recoil just about throws the gun from their hand,and after the first shot they are shooting so wild any burglar would be plain unlucky to even get...
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    01-09-2020, 08:23 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Pickup ate my socket in Our Town
    I was working on a boring plant 40 ft above the river at the refinery product terminal.....dropped a big spanner ,as it hit the water underneath a shark came up under it and probably ate it....Fella working for the refinery said all the guys throw...
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    12-31-2019, 06:32 PM
    Ive reformed cases that had the neck pushed back inside the case in forming......youd only bother with big ,rare ,hard to make cases.......If you anneal the case well before ,there is no adverse effect .There are various ways to do it,apart from...
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    12-30-2019, 08:05 PM
    You should not have any problem having moulds posted......gun parts are a different ball game.....Anyhoo,Id be sure to get the rifle before spending on moulds,some 44/40 chamber s have very tight necks,and wont take oversize bullets ,even if the...
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    12-27-2019, 07:51 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    If you read the US army s tests of guns ,they had several tube magazine explosions ,...........admittedly with early design cartridges.
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    12-27-2019, 07:33 PM
    How does a high strength Loctite work in this application?....worth a try ,if you have the Loctite,cost is low.If a hole is drilled ,any pin would need to be properly proportioned for various factors.And the assy made a very tight fit,or it would be...
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    12-26-2019, 06:18 PM
    ..some of the energy drink cans are drawn stainless steel ,so as the drink doesnt corrode them.....who knows what it does to the 12 yr olds who live on the stuff.
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    12-25-2019, 08:20 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Thats it I ate the cake ! in Our Town
    I ve never been bored,but I dont seem to get much done either.....Was mentioning to the brother that the last 10 years seem to have gone quick, he said the same.and he s still working.....Greatest time waster would have to be internet forums.
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    12-25-2019, 08:13 PM
    john.k replied to a thread cylinder hone in Casting for Shotguns
    Most of the hones are too big to fit......but when the stones are worn down ,they do fit ok,and produce a nice finish.
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    12-24-2019, 02:06 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Thats it I ate the cake ! in Our Town
    I quit for good when the company was sold ,and the new manager was more interested in having everything clean and tidy than running OK.He got fired shortly after cause when I quit the old foreman who was running the place quit too,mainly because he...
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    12-23-2019, 07:46 PM
    If you are looking to buy ,certain lathes have a magic name as far as hobby buyers are concerned.......You can generally get a less well know name for a lot less money.....And before you shell out your hard earned ,best to find out some in s and...
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    12-23-2019, 07:18 PM
    The factories are in Pakistan,in the self administered tribal area......in recent times the Paki Govt has cracked down on them,and there is now widespread unemployment in the industry......The main products are copies of Russian guns ,and also auto...
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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