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    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    I stopped by Cabela's Saturday and a Remington 514 single shot 22 followed me home. Box of ammo, new soft case and rifle for a Ben Franklin. It's in good shape though I will refinish the stock and polish the metal but not re-blue it. It's a good...
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    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    I have a real sweetie working the window at my Post Office. Like the time I tried to mail 9 empty large peanut butter jars to a board member to use for boolit storage. She got out her tape measure and check the length and width then announced it...
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    Yesterday, 11:00 AM
    Petrol and Powder mentions the steel link arms. In a conversation with Buzz Huntington some years ago I mentioned that I had nearly all the RCBS presses, he asked if I had a press with steel link arms and I said no. So he told me the story of the...
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    05-25-2020, 09:07 PM
    I stopped by the Owattona Cabelas Saturday to see what was new. I found a Remington 514 that needed a new home. Walked over to the 22 rimfire shelf and the choices was really slim, one box of Federal and lots of Remington Golden BB's. Not much...
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    05-25-2020, 08:21 AM
    Wayne, are you thinking of the Herter's shellholders? Lyman, Texan and a few others used the set screw to secure the shellholder. RCBS used a set screw on the A series presses. And they made a solid shellholder for them, though finding one...
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    05-22-2020, 11:53 AM
    The most dangerous MOS to have in RVN was not 11B (infantry) as some would think. It was 11E (armor crewman). 27% of the men with 11E MOS were kia. Proud RVN tanker, Ken
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    05-21-2020, 07:06 PM
    This is what I mean about high priced 45 Colt's. I picked up this same Super Blackhawk, 10.5 Inch from Cabela's in Owattona in November for $450, used with custom grips. In February the same store has a 45 Colt, 7.5 in Blackhawk listed for...
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    05-20-2020, 06:33 PM
    First, is it a real Hollywood? Redding, C-H, RCBS, Dunbar all made that style shellholder. Most of the real Hollywood's were not marked for caliber. If you can post a picture of yours we should be able to sort this out.
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    05-20-2020, 12:20 PM
    A Blackhawk 45 Colt is on my need to get list, I have several hundred rounds of reloads to use up. Problem is they are selling for $900-$1000 in this part of Minnesota. 357 and 44's are going for half that.
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    05-17-2020, 12:37 PM
    I can't add much other than some war stories. I had both .38 and .45ACP in my collection prior to joining the army. Both were obviously military issue. Upon arriving in RVN we were never issued rifles, but each crewman got a 1911A1 and we had 2...
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    05-16-2020, 06:21 PM
    Very interesting packaging, they remind me of Herter's bullet boxes of the same time period.
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    05-16-2020, 03:36 PM
    Steve, email me the pictures at the email in my signature line. I will get them posted for you. I would like to see the boxes, as I have not heard of Curry Bullets.
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    05-16-2020, 03:19 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread What is it????? in Our Town
    This sort of cleaned up image might help.
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    05-14-2020, 08:49 AM
    Mine are easily accessible, life is better that way. I inventoried this winter, 102 moulds, and that is not counting the Ideal tools with integral moulds.
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    05-14-2020, 08:44 AM
    Pressman replied to a thread Mosquitoes? in Our Town
    They are the State bird of Minnesota. Warm weather is slowly arriving so they will be back soon.
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    05-10-2020, 04:06 PM
    I got word through a friend that my draft number was coming up, and I needed to enlist. So, off to see the Army recruiter. I asked for choice of MOS, 11E10, and choice of duty station, RVN. When my report to the processing station at Fort Des...
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    05-10-2020, 09:17 AM
    Newer pictures. Showing left and right side along with a close-up of the adjustments. The knife's are steel rod, sharpened. There is a simple flip up cover over the knife's. The round wheel is an additional weight to add capacity as the...
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    05-09-2020, 06:41 PM
    This is the scale offered on eBay, this one is in my collection. I had to take the eBay link out of 1066's post as it's against the rules. Though what he found is very interesting. The seller is in MO and asking 1000.00 for the scale, NIB. ...
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    05-08-2020, 02:35 PM
    Scott, your box arrived today. I'll get the instructions off to you via email.
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    05-08-2020, 09:58 AM
    That is a nice job, the color closely matches the pre-A presses. I like the result, and it really is better looking than the odd color original.
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    05-08-2020, 09:40 AM
    Rotated. File size is too small to change the resolution. I still don't know what it is?????
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    05-06-2020, 05:34 PM
    Flounderman, if you pull the pivot pin and drop the ram and handle it will fit in a large flat rate box. Just make sure you tape that handle to the box very securely. If and when the box gets abused a loose handle is the first thing to fall out.
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    05-06-2020, 09:33 AM
    It's possible he just hated the original color, it really is not attractive. Mine don't show any real damage to the original paint which leads me to think it is durable. I agree that stripping the current paint is a good idea if you repaint, 3...
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    05-05-2020, 06:48 PM
    On the reply you have to click "GO Advanced" then manage attachments. One of the biggest issues is picture files are to large to post. If you have an upload that fails, check the picture size first.
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    05-05-2020, 12:33 PM
    As these press's are all hand fitted and assembled, and that is a spline pin I would think it was press fit using an arbor press. They were never intended to be removed. There were several changes to the frame when the A2 was introduced in 1961....
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    05-05-2020, 08:35 AM
    That's a nice one with plenty of extras. It's a late press, 1963 till the end in 1980/81 when they tried to transition to the Model 3 Improved. Ken
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    05-03-2020, 04:39 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread Portable Target Stand in Our Town
    Jake and rmark, I like your ideas. I had thought of using signs, but it won't be for 6 months till after the election. I can ask my realtor if he has any. Good ideas I had not thought of.
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    05-03-2020, 01:31 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread value of trees in Our Town
    Maybe, if they are city trees there is always the possibility of nails and other metal in them. Loggers wont touch'em except for fire wood. One possibility is find a small sawmill operator who is willing to take the risk of hitting metal and...
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    05-03-2020, 01:12 PM
    I have a signed first edition, a 1942 edition, 1949 edition and 1953 edition. Each has the same primary text differing in the new stuff addendum. For good research having all four is necessary as they have information the others don't have. Ken
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    05-03-2020, 12:23 PM
    I need one. Last summer I never had time to shoot. That is changing this spring. I was able to inspect the local Sportsman's Club range this week and found I need to bring my own target stands. Not wanting to buy anything, I would like to...
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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
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