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    06-24-2019, 08:40 PM
    beltfed, I was probably there that day. Do you still have the '03? I never held on to anything. Late at night I cry myself to sleep just thinking about the 1911 Colts, Simson Lugers, M1 Carbines, '03s Winchester '92s & 73 Winchesters I let get away....
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    06-23-2019, 04:38 PM
    Both the group and the soldier are impressive. B.A. many years ago there was an outfit called Golden State Arms located in Pasadena, Ca. It was in an old three story house and it was filled with original British, Hungarian, Austrian and German...
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    06-22-2019, 05:13 PM
    Jump on it with both feet. And the $500 bucks of course.
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    06-22-2019, 05:01 PM
    We had a range master who was a retired police captain. He told me when the collection of holsters in his dept got too large because of the change over from revolvers to semi-auto, he took the large box down to the Tiajuna, Mexico Police Dept and...
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    06-22-2019, 04:54 PM
    Wallace, BA, I have to ask. What is that short bottle neck cartridge next to the 45-70?
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    06-22-2019, 04:47 PM
    The only shot I ever tried to melt was from unfired shotgun shells. It wouldn't melt. It just floated on top of the lead that was already in the pot. I think it was do to the graphite coating on the shot. In any case I quit trying to melt the stuff....
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    06-21-2019, 02:06 PM
    GOPHER SLAYER replied to a thread Large egg pod? in Our Town
    That egg sack was about 2/3 the size of a golf ball. My wife sprayed it with bug killer which caused it to shrink. I applied a propane torch which turned it black. We have enough spiders. There was a TV special about spiders a few years ago on TV...
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    06-19-2019, 08:10 PM
    When I retired I wanted to get into the BPCR game. I called Shiloh and asked bout ordering a rifle. They told me it would be at least 16 months and to guarantee the currant price I would have to pay in advance. No way Jose. I went to Turner's Gun...
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    06-19-2019, 04:32 PM
    GOPHER SLAYER replied to a thread Large egg pod? in Our Town
    The picture looks very much like the black widow pod. If it was it could have produced a lot of poisonous babies. I understand they are fourteen times more lethal than a rattle snake. Thank you Gentleman for your prompt replies.
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    06-19-2019, 04:00 PM
    GOPHER SLAYER started a thread Large egg pod? in Our Town
    I took this picture on our patio. It looks like a very large insect egg pod but I don't have any idea what kind of bug would produce it. My wife sprayed it with insect killer and turned into something like scrambled eggs. Any ideas on what it might...
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    06-15-2019, 09:22 PM
    That was super cheap. It will cost twenty bucks to ship. I have three 45s but even I was tempted. I also have five 450s, I SAECO and one RCBS.
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    06-15-2019, 09:15 PM
    I had two MEC reloaders, both 12 gauge. One missing one of the shot or powder jugs, I don't remember which. Otherwise both were good to go. I thought I was going to have to give them away. I finally sold both for $10 or $15. I don't remember that...
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    06-13-2019, 10:36 PM
    GOPHER SLAYER replied to a thread SD trip in Our Town
    On a cross country trip we drove thru SD. We were disappointed in Custer State Park because they had driven all the buffalo to higher ground. The only wildlife we saw were pinto colored donkeys who were begging for food. You might want to drive thru...
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    06-04-2019, 06:37 PM
    Inflation is nothing new. I have a copy of Frank Mayer's book, The Buffalo Runners. When he decided to go west and hunt the big shaggies in the mid 1870s he paid $225 for his Sharps rifle and reloading gear. He said he later bought another Sharps in...
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    06-02-2019, 07:05 PM
    On a flint lock rifle the pan holding the priming powder is covered by the frizzen. This would prevent the powder from falling from the pan. Most rifles were hung upside down for the simple reason, it is easier.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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