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    Today, 01:14 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Ive had dozens of accidents and incidents with metal machinery,from huge grinding wheels exploding,to machines falling over when i tried to move them,and just missing me.The main thing is you survive with all your fingers and toes......well most of...
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    Today, 01:08 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Just because what you make is finished rough doesnt mean it wont work OK,or break...... metal you use has a lot to do with finish,so do what you want and dont worry.
    22 replies | 434 view(s)
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    Today, 12:49 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Die mat'l in Reloading Equipment
    A surprising thing is that you can MIG weld HSS tool bar to a m/s holder with ease and complete satisfaction....and use the tool in a shaper or planer.(or lathe)
    4 replies | 165 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Die mat'l in Reloading Equipment
    Most likely case hardened mild steel...... pref weld with a 300 stainless filler,200degC preheat,and preferably grind off the hard case where the weld will be deposited.Cool slowly,under insulating material.If the case isnt ground off,likely a...
    4 replies | 165 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 02:56 AM
    john.k replied to a thread contact with gun companies in Our Town
    The most infuriating thing I cope with is delivery couriers that leave cards instead of deliveries when you are home.Then you find the courier service is not contactable,and then you find a thousand complaints on the online ratings.
    15 replies | 409 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 02:24 AM
    The first gun I really wanted was a 25/20 in a late Winchester with a new Sportco barrel.....long gone,and Ive never seen another for sale.Plenty of 32s,tho.
    13 replies | 194 view(s)
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    02-22-2018, 10:10 PM
    I believe the tenon thread is 1 1/16x 12 tpi,and I think the thread is actually 60deg form,not 55 deg Whit as in a 98......This is the thread in the Steyr bolt guns.....and surprisingly,you can buy a threaded insert,very nicely made,from an...
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    02-22-2018, 09:34 PM
    Back to the future.....after WW2,everything was hard to get,owning a lathe was just a dream,many engineering works didnt have one...So people built their own with surplus truck hubs,old car or motorbike gearboxes ,bits and pieces...funny thing is...
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    02-22-2018, 09:14 PM
    Not surprising,because the Mauser bros. were originally tied up with Samuel Norris,Remingtons agent.
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    02-21-2018, 07:52 PM
    issues aside,the surprising thing about this fail is that the wood stock has held the barrel and broken plug together against the force of explosion.
    32 replies | 2316 view(s)
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    02-18-2018, 11:14 PM
    This is an extreme example,but the eccentric chamber is not uncommon with some bigname rifles,and when cheap USB cams came in there was a stream of returns when owners spotted the uneven cone of the rifling lead.The manufacturers reply was "we have...
    18 replies | 440 view(s)
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    02-18-2018, 02:58 AM
    Bid pullers dont need to pull dud bids,they pull waverers and anyone who fidgets is likely to draw their attention......especially guys with girlfriends ,a good puller can get a bidder who has dropped out back in to the action......ever seen the...
    18 replies | 656 view(s)
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    02-18-2018, 12:36 AM
    A good auctioneer and a couple of bid pullers can get double for stuff.......people get desperate after driving 50 miles ,and dont want to go home emptyhanded......i used to buy industrial stuff for a business,and the sayins was "if the wife and...
    18 replies | 656 view(s)
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    02-16-2018, 11:37 PM
    never looked in a Henry,but making the lifter take a longer round is the principle in all tube mag guns.Simply decide how much longer ,and remove that much from the stop.......you cant go wrong,because if you make the lifter space oversize,you...
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    02-16-2018, 11:27 PM
    The Ross magazine uses two incurved spring plates to retain the rounds,new rounds are forced through the springs......if the springs are replaced with plates,the rounds must be inserted from forward and pushed down and back.....this is the system...
    38 replies | 709 view(s)
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    02-16-2018, 09:30 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Silver? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    When I needed a lot of silver solder,I checked prices,recovered(a bit),and got out the old coin collection...........no,they cried,dont melt collectable coins,take them to a coin dealer........which I did........anything less than UNC,he offered me...
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    02-16-2018, 09:06 PM
    The case would have to be a double for 44/40......so any load safe for a black powder winchester would be ok.....In 44 ,I use Trail Boss....8.5grs fills the case to bullet base with 250gn soft lead.......In a short case you cant go wrong with...
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    02-16-2018, 08:51 PM
    Every 577,45, and 303 barrel made at the Enfield factory was spill bored ,excepting a few experimentals,up until 1940.Millions.BSA centrefire barrels were always advertised as spill bored,claimed to be an important factor in accuracy......The square...
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    02-16-2018, 02:12 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    There are plenty of whingers when you use paper patching if the wind blows the bits back.......so I suspect these same characters would be very obviously picking and blowing fibres from their $4000 scopes if the dacron came out unchanged......and...
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    02-16-2018, 02:01 AM
    Im surprised Mr BIS didnt explain "spill boring" ....a much cheaper process than buying expensive tooling.BSA used to advertise that every barrel was spill bored up to the bust in 1973.Spill boring also straightens cockeyed bores up to the finished...
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    02-14-2018, 10:51 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Just for stuff in Leverguns
    Hot water,and keep an eye on the gun in storage,youll be OK.
    3 replies | 262 view(s)
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    02-14-2018, 10:46 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Silver? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Silver in any form is valuable to anyone who does much silver soldering.......I have gone thru all my childhood coin collection,broken bits of sterling,electric contacts and what have you trying to avoid the exorbitant prices charged for the brand...
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    02-14-2018, 10:29 PM
    Use a drill bushing,and use Ridgid brand splined Ezi outs......Like all Ridgid stuff....they just work.......Everyone should have a set.
    15 replies | 560 view(s)
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    02-14-2018, 08:34 PM
    i thought i hit the jackpot with 45/70 brass thrown away,but turns out no one bothers saving Hornady cases,and for some reasons they dont even fit my Marlin.....rims too big?
    61 replies | 2330 view(s)
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    02-14-2018, 08:00 PM
    Ross Mk III has a single stack mag thats made of sheetmetal......has a complicated spring/lifter setup tho.
    38 replies | 709 view(s)
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    02-14-2018, 07:54 PM
    The chemicals are expensive,and have a short effective life......I know quite a few who have done motorbike parts,but you definitely need to organize sufficient items to use up the kit,or it will prove very expensive..Like all plating,you cant be...
    3 replies | 196 view(s)
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    02-14-2018, 07:49 PM
    Extractors are pretty hard to find,but if you are capable of replacing a broken extractor,you will have an unusual gun.
    11 replies | 336 view(s)
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    02-13-2018, 09:28 PM
    john.k replied to a thread ZULU shot gun in Single Shot Guns
    It is claimed the hole was for "holy water".....a blessing for the future.
    11 replies | 418 view(s)
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retired mechanic/engineer.
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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