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    Today, 06:23 PM
    I am going to let everything cure and probably give it a few shots next weekend. If all goes well it will be time to finish off all the gingerbread.
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    Today, 06:17 PM
    One more time up. Really no interest in these parts?
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    Today, 01:17 PM
    I pillar bedded the 2 action/ guard screws as well. Did not take any pics of that. I used commercial aluminum pillars and epoxy.
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    Today, 01:15 PM
    More bedding, and now altogether drying.
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    Today, 01:14 PM
    Almost done now. Removed material from base of stock to accept a piece of all thread and epoxy. Made the barrel band. Started bedding everything.
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    02-23-2021, 09:31 AM
    Getting back at this a bit as some of my parts came in. As a few of you have suggested the stock is in fact 2 pieces, although it was pinned together. I pulled the barrel band and seen the seam. Whomever had made this did a fairly good job at hiding...
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    02-19-2021, 11:47 AM
    Friday bump. Make me an offer!
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    02-16-2021, 08:18 PM
    Evoken replied to a thread Lithgow .303 in Military Rifles
    The bore is slowly cleaning up. Spray some foaming stuff in there, let it sit a day, scrub crud out. I've been at it for about a week now. The rifling looks fairly strong even if it's got some pits in it. I can see one nick in the rifling that is...
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    02-16-2021, 06:20 PM
    Tuesday bump, somebody here needs these. For the 6.5 Swede Krag
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    02-15-2021, 07:51 PM
    Well that is a bummer to melt down perfect boolits. I still have to work on mine some as well, it is still fairly new and I don't think it's had 500 rounds through it yet. I'm hoping everything wears in at some point. I am fortunate to have a few...
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    02-15-2021, 04:51 PM
    I have the american compact in .45. I have similar issue with it going into battery and extraction. This is with swc and tc boolits that have a lip around the nose, such as the lee 452-230tc tumble lube. I also have trouble with this gun using the...
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    02-15-2021, 01:42 PM
    Monday bump
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    02-15-2021, 06:50 AM
    H335 is a good powder of course. I have also had some good luck with benchmark, varget, xbr8208(?), and cfe223. I like to try different powders. Oh, also blc-2(?). Cfe and blc are ball powders and meter very well. Ken
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    02-14-2021, 09:18 PM
    As far as the sight, yes I fiddled with it until it was maxed and still shot low. The original front blade was long ago removed and another was soldered in. As far as the barrel being warped down, I did not straight edge it yet but it was a thought...
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    02-14-2021, 08:00 PM
    The sight is a Williams, it is stamped krag underneath. The stock is definitely tricky on these things. Not enough there to keep them strong and straight without making a bench rest stock. When completed I plan on using this as a thick woods...
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    02-14-2021, 04:49 PM
    Midway has lee dies right now
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    02-14-2021, 02:03 PM
    Thanks, patience yes craftsmanship we shall see.... I figured I can't do much more harm to it. I have a plan devised in the old peabrain to make up a receiver band out of a solid stainless eye. I will need to get some odds and end parts and some...
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    02-14-2021, 07:25 AM
    It was/is a pig indeed, and worth nothing to anyone but me. However, it is very special to me. Dad had it in the back of the safe for many years before he gave it to me, because he knew it was a turd haha. It will be a slow going process, but one...
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    02-14-2021, 05:58 AM
    Surely someone has one of these that needs a refresh.
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    02-14-2021, 05:52 AM
    The stock is 2 pieces. It looks to me like someone took a bookend match of slab wood to carve it out and glued the halves together. It is left side, right side, not front/back. The band on it is a dummy just for show. I think what I will have to...
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    02-13-2021, 09:28 PM
    Ed, it is turning into a fun project indeed. I cant figure out why some meathead would put a stud midway on the barrel either. Thing is, he did not even get the dovetail cut in properly. It is not at 6 o'clock on the barrel, more like 4 o'clock. The...
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    02-13-2021, 09:22 PM
    I found an older sporter stock that I recently bought for a decent price. The stock was cracked vertically at the wrist and drilled and bolted together. It looks like a decent repair. The bolt looks really nice with the exception of old Bub's...
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    02-13-2021, 09:15 PM
    Fast forward a few months and it's time to get back to this project. I stripped the receiver down and began polishing some of the blemishes out of it. I left the barrel attached as although it is shooting low, it has a tight pattern and a beautiful...
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    02-13-2021, 09:07 PM
    Ok, so 1st things first. I set out to repair the stock. I drilled it out and epoxyed some wood dowels in vertically. Let it set up and put it back together for test firing. Unfortunately it must have had another weak spot in it as after 3 shots the...
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    02-13-2021, 09:01 PM
    I have had this 1896 for 22 years or so, dad gave it to me when I was 16. It is quite the bubba sporter. Old bub cut up a remington stock, cut and brazed the bolt, and cut a dovetail at the base of the barrel to add a bolt to attach the fore end of...
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    02-13-2021, 05:53 AM
    Bump for the 6.5 krag
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    02-12-2021, 07:27 AM
    I recently bought a box of krag parts to get a few key components. Looking at diagrams these are all from a Norway krag, and I cannot use. I looked up prices and parts on numrichs so if I am out of line tell me, or make a fair offer. Lot #1:...
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1982 model, so currently 38. Happily married with an understanding wife and a little boy who is a handful!
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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