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    Today, 05:22 PM
    Is there a screw on the left side to lock the sprue plate pivot screw? I cannot quite tell from the picture. If not, then it is an original Ideal, 1st gen mould made prior to 1902.
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    Today, 09:55 AM
    As an old, and retired Bullseye shooter, that is one nice gun. I would love to own it, but like I said retired and money don't go together. It's an excellent example of the early days of Bullseye shooting when the only good guns were reworked...
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    It's pre 1926 production.
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    Yesterday, 12:57 PM
    Flying Monkey you have an idea and I have just that sort of neighbor. I will have to explore that option.
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    03-28-2020, 01:49 PM
    Minerat, that is where I was going, In think this project is going to fill a terabyte disk easily. It's also going to create a need for secure file back-up that I need to think about.
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    03-28-2020, 01:47 PM
    Very good question and the answer is a bit expensive. There are scanners that have software to flatten the image, these are made especially for books, they work mostly OK. Or you have to fabricate a "V" device to place the book in, hold the...
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    03-28-2020, 12:33 PM
    After some thought I decided against having a shop scan them. Many, many of the pages were stapled together before punching for the binder. Thus, there is a lot of hand work. I called Canon late yesterday and ordered the model referenced in the...
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    03-27-2020, 06:57 PM
    There are 5 different models, for those who weren't born yet and then old guy, Preacher Jim:grin:
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    03-27-2020, 05:42 PM
    Good advise, I think I'll check with my favorite print shop before I hit send with an order to Canon.
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    03-27-2020, 10:50 AM
    Dapaki you are on to it. I have an idea to scan each binder into a single big PDF. I can make it available on line or offline easily. My major concern is scanner life cycle. I don't want to burn up three or four units getting through this,...
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    03-26-2020, 10:40 AM
    I have one like that, It has a nut brazed to the frame allowing a slightly larger set screw to be used. It is not factory pretty, but it works well. I got it years ago from a cranky older gentleman who could be very short on patience with his...
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    03-26-2020, 10:33 AM
    I need ideas and now is the time to work on this project. How to copy, catalog and store information. Looking at the attached picture shows the scope of the problem. 4 shelves, 6 feet long, 24 feet total of e-mail correspondence that needs to...
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    03-25-2020, 04:08 PM
    This case split on the opposite side, away from the firing pin indentation. That was my first thought. I have a pair of yellow Bausch & Lomb yellow lens shooting glasses that I had the lens replaced to limit the focus distance to the front...
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    03-25-2020, 03:24 PM
    I have a 25 ft range in my basement where I normally shoot sub sonic and quiet cartridges. Sorting through the 22 collection this morning I found a partial box of these 60 gr Aguila's that I bought 20 years ago. Since I was shooting the 22...
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    03-24-2020, 09:07 AM
    Pressman replied to a thread Could use a die in Helping Hands
    I have an orphan named Lee. It's marked 44/44M DO. I am not familiar with Lee dies though this looks like a sizer, there's a ring in the mouth of the die. Maybe some Lee users can educate me?? It's free to a new home.
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    03-23-2020, 05:10 PM
    A proper castboolit shooter will have a lube/sizer for every caliber he shoots along with an adequate number of appropriately dimensioned sizing dies should he have more than one firearm in that caliber.
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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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