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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 09:13 AM
    OK, every time I see this thread my Froggie brain wanders off to ask, “what is the new name of the throat/leade, and what was wrong with the old name?” You are aware of the EDIT feature, aren’t you? I’m a retired school teacher (Science, not...
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    Today, 09:03 AM
    I use Vice Grips on my Lyman ingot moulds that are old enough to have only a small tab to hold them. OTOH, the long extensions on my Lee moulds give plenty of room to attach a “proper” wooden handle. When relatively new, these handles are relatively...
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    Today, 02:27 AM
    35 Whelen; Some modern S&W's will not headspace properly without moon clips. There has been much discussion regarding this. Of course, the 1917's will headspace properly without clips but the newer ones will not. I have owned both and have seen...
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    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    Bad news, Leo. I've been collecting sets and parts for decades and the two I have had the most problem finding to fill my own needs are the .319 and the .313! Hopefully with the large audience here you will reach someone with a spare. You also...
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    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    Believe it or not, I find the slides on the earlier rotors faster and less frustrating to adjust than the standard #55 slides. Of course the #5 Micrometer and #55 Culver conversion units are nice if you can get them. I just seem to gravitate...
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    Yesterday, 07:30 PM
    My dream is to get the King Super Police conversion done on my Baby Chiefs Special and/or my I-frame snub in 32 S&W L. The rear sight is enhanced by having a half circle groove cut to outline the aperture then filling it with a white or platinum...
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    Yesterday, 07:17 PM
    A K-22 and a K-38 for a Security Six and $325? You must be living right! :D As I said in my previous post, my K-22 and K-38 are early post-War, but it's hard to go wrong with any of them. They were always well built and as a result the accuracy...
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    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    The lack of the C in the serial number inside the grip panel is correct. Frequently the number will be stamped with the first 3 digits in line over the last three, but this is variable. As for the second number, "81699" which will be visible at...
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    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    RIHP, that powder measure on the left is pretty desirable too, if didn’t already know it. It’s a #5, made first by Ideal around the turn of the last century and continued by Lyman (still with the Ideal name) all the way up to WW II. After the war...
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    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    If you only had one S&W revolver, you could do a lot worse than to choose a Model 10-5. I have a bunch of guns to choose from, but when my brother who is not a gun person expressed the need for a house gun I gave him a 10-5 with 2” barrel and a...
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    Yesterday, 09:20 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Good For The 32/20 in Cast Boolits
    My good friend Dale53 has this mould (in the rare 4 cavity version, IIRC) and on occasion gifts me a nice little supply of them. He and Outpost75 have experimented with using it tumble lubed and as cast (not sized.) In spite of its TL design I...
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    11-13-2019, 06:32 PM
    Looks like it’s pretty stout! ;) Just one question, though. What kind of shell holders does it take? The holes look almost like it would need to be something like a Lyman J-type. Froggie
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    11-13-2019, 06:26 PM
    In my “herd” two of my favorite and most used revolvers are a late ‘40s K-22 and a K-38 of the same vintage. The third member of my beloved trinity is a K-32 custom built on a Model 14-3 that had the barrel and cylinder replaced as needed for the...
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    11-13-2019, 06:17 PM
    If I were going to be around charging brown bears the most useful handgun I can think of would be a Desert Eagle in 50 caliber, backed up by a large caliber rifle and a couple of friends with large caliber rifles as well. Better yet, I really like...
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    11-13-2019, 04:09 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Good For The 32/20 in Cast Boolits
    Wish I could find my 311316 mould. That's a good all around mould too. With its GC, the HP version of this makes a dandy small game bullet. ;) Froggie
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    11-13-2019, 04:04 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Good For The 32/20 in Cast Boolits
    Bill, with it coming from a cardboard box(?) is your mold old enough to be a 3118 or is it really a 311008? I’ve seen some of these moulds drop even bigger bullets, but apparently this is a function of which cherry was used to cut it and how much...
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    11-13-2019, 08:44 AM
    Welcome to the club! :mrgreen: Froggie
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    11-12-2019, 02:11 PM
    Sounds like you are well and truly hooked, rbuck351. Next you’ll be buying die sets for guns you don’t have “yet” and all sorts of neat accessories. Then “just one more” press because of its special features or history, and then, and then... Better...
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    11-12-2019, 02:04 PM
    I’m getting old enough now for my wild flights of fancy to tempt me less, so maybe I should go ahead and sell a bunch of stuff as I’ve been threatening... it could finance the next phase of my retirement! I don’t know whether I should have a big...
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    11-11-2019, 11:05 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Good For The 32/20 in Cast Boolits
    So the Lyman mould actually cast .311Ē diameter or less? Thatís pretty unusual. What alloy were you using? Did you slug the barrels? What was the groove diameter of your guns? Froggie
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    11-10-2019, 08:31 AM
    Here in Central VA, I might even suggest the 327 Fed Mag, especially if you reload. The high performance loads for self defense and even med-large game hunting will work, then you can download through the whole spectrum of 32 cal cartridges to suit...
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    11-09-2019, 04:58 PM
    Iíve never seen a P&R Model 14... pinned yes, but not recessed. Are you sure you donít have Model 19s?
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    11-08-2019, 08:36 AM
    “My sediments exactly!” I was at an Ohio GCA show a few years back and got a LNIB TL Jr set in 32 S&W for about $10 and at another a NIB set for the 310 tool in 9 mm Para for about the same. At that time the madness had not set in from flea-Bay...
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    11-08-2019, 12:57 AM
    A really useful "standard load" for the .45 Colt is 8.5 grs. of Unique behind a 250 gr. SWC. This will give you about 850 fps. Any revolver chambered for the .45 Colt and satisfactory for smokeless powder can safely use this. FWIW Dale53
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    11-07-2019, 09:51 PM
    I’ve never seen one “in the flesh” but i believe I’ve seen ads for the wax bullet kit they came in, including 38 Special which would have been likely to have used small primers. I guess you could just take down the primer punch from a large primer...
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    11-07-2019, 06:31 PM
    I have a couple of Pro-Melts. I use a Chinese knock off of a small vise grip and simply clip it on to the operating lever. The weight of the vise grip totally ended the dripping. FWIW Dale53
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    11-05-2019, 06:52 PM
    Dale53, somewhere I've got one that I always referred to as being from Herter's. It was apparently designed to be used with a primer feed, but when I got it there was a shell holder and nothing else. Like so many other things I own, I got it...
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    11-05-2019, 11:49 AM
    Froggie; When you next visit, we can dig out my Lachmiller priming tool. I used it for several years with satisfaction until I went to Progressive presses. It is a good tool and I believe that the cam offers better feel when seating the primer than...
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    11-05-2019, 11:01 AM
    Thanks, Ken. That explains the SHs with small holes and the ones that look like half of the top is milled away. Maybe my “Herter’s” bench primer really is from Lachmiller. Froggie
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    11-05-2019, 10:53 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Good For The 32/20 in Cast Boolits
    That one looks very similar to the MP mould I mentioned previously. I’m almost ready to declare this bullet my “go to” bullet for all of my 32 revolvers but then again I just acquired an old 4 cavity Ideal 3118 mould, and that design has served me...
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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