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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 AM
    While I readily admit that I’m not “into” Colt revolvers, I do subscribe to the “Franken-gun” philosophy of gun building. Getting something otherwise unavailable and having everything hand fitted to order gives a certain pride of ownership others...
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    Today, 11:02 AM
    CuriousShooter; Excellent conclusions, good design, and great post and pictures. Years ago, I did a good deal of leather work (holsters, sheaths, and even leather clothing). One of the biggest problems, depending on where you live, may be in...
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    Today, 10:55 AM
    I had some 231 left in the powder measure of my Dadís Dillon 550 from the last time it was used before his final illness (he passed away almost three years ago.) I dumped that powder out into temporary storage and refilled the (undamaged) reservoir...
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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    ^^^ This ^^^ I like the original 32-20 chambering and I really like the 32 H&R (notice I didn't call it a "magnum" since factory loadings aren't!) I also like both the 25-20 SS and 25-20 WCF chambering, but I have seen a couple of factory SS...
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    Yesterday, 05:48 PM
    A member here named Bailey Boat was making an adjustable rotor (from scratch, not reworked) and selling them here a while back, but I haven't seen mention of them, or had contact with him for a while... you might want to drop him a PM. I've got...
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    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    On my way home from Ohio yesterday I made a detour to visit with beagle and meet him face to face for the first time. It was a very worthwhile trip as we talked for about an hour and I came home with some bullets and gas checks he wants me to try...
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    12-03-2019, 05:22 PM
    I keep a little tube of decapping pins in my range box... if a pin is going to break it is most likely to break when at the range and far from home. Ask Mr Murphy! :roll: Froggie
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    12-01-2019, 09:18 PM
    I have ZERO personal experience with the 32 S&W in a semiauto. I spoke recently with a gunsmith who does work for the military pistol and rifle teams, and he said he had been busy recently making 32 ACP chambered barrels for 32 semiauto target guns...
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    12-01-2019, 05:03 PM
    Lathesmith, this thread has been going on for 11 years and 21 pages, so without going through it all, may I ask a couple of questions? First, after all this time, are your prices still the same or do they change somewhere about page 16 where I...
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    12-01-2019, 01:18 AM
    I just looked through a box of miscellaneous stuff and found three more Lyman ingot moulds I “inherited”... all three with the backwards “n” so I can safely say they aren’t rare. I now own 5 of them and no “normal” ones. :???: Maybe I’ll start...
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    11-28-2019, 10:24 AM
    Remington manufactured a trim little 30-40 Gov’t (Krag) carbine on the rolling block action. I’ve seen several, including one I should have bought from an estate, but have no shooting experience with them. Froggie
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    11-28-2019, 10:17 AM
    As a friend used say, “That boy could break the horn off an anvil with a rubber hammer!” :D
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    11-28-2019, 10:12 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Lee sizers in Cast Boolits
    Well, I want a .313 for my K-32 and other 32 revolvers, but notice Lee doesnít offer that one either. I just came into a Star sizer, so I guess Iíll have to spend the bux to have that size die cut for it... if I do, that will force me to make the...
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    11-27-2019, 01:13 PM
    Tracy; I use a Dillon 550b and there is no extra step involved. The Lee FCD insures that the cartridge will not exceed SAAMI standards of outside diameter. If your handgun uses “normal” bullet diameter Ed’s method works perfectly well. FWIW...
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    11-27-2019, 10:07 AM
    You forgot to put a dusting of flour on before putting it in the oil... oh wait, this isn’t the cooking channel, is it? :kidding: Remember, if you want to penetrate rust, etc, thinner is better. Pure peanut oil might make a decent rust...
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    11-27-2019, 09:59 AM
    Plus 1 to your last phrase! Once you have paid for previous sins, anoint the nipples with a touch of anti-seize to prevent falling back into sin! I have a little range box with ammo and accessories I need for the Remington on the line at N-SSA...
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    11-27-2019, 09:46 AM
    PS to last; it looks like the website for the 310 Shop is being developed still, but it has some pretty good stuff in it already. Another source might be to deal with some of the private individuals who specialize in collecting and trading...
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    11-27-2019, 09:40 AM
    Are you sizing or swaging with that poor old 450? :???: The only broken handle we’ve experienced around here came with using stiff lube (cold) and hard oversized bullets in a well used then thirty year old plus Model 450. Good luck with yours. ...
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    11-26-2019, 10:10 PM
    If I were starting from scratch now (I say this because of the basement full of reloading stuff I keep tripping over) I would look very hard at the Harvey unit... I have something similar from my Schuetzen days. For sheer strength though, I still...
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    11-26-2019, 07:54 PM
    Here’s Hodgdon’s online Reloading Data: I suggest Bullseye or Titegroup powder for the 45 S&W. Dale53
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    11-26-2019, 11:30 AM
    Ed Harris has mentioned many times, that he often uses a tumble lubed bullet, unsized, then when he loads the cartridge, he uses the Lee Factory Crimp die to "compress size" at the last stage. That way, he gets the benefit of easy lubing and the...
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    11-26-2019, 09:22 AM
    The originator of the 310 Shop apparently retired and sold the business to its current owner several years ago. The new owner continued the original gathering and selling of original 310 tools and dies, but over time began doing more manufacturing...
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    11-24-2019, 10:34 PM
    The Ted Cash wrench is nice, but too thick for my Uberti repro, so I’m betting it would be even worse in your original. At the North-South Skirmish Association’s Nationals I got a wrench that was actually intended for a Colt... it has an Allen...
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    11-24-2019, 06:22 PM
    Wow, three posts in 9 minutes... :coffeecom I’ve gotta learn to type faster!
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    11-24-2019, 06:19 PM
    It’s the first model Ideal lubricator sizer. The picture doesn’t show the two unattached parts that Re commonly separated from the unit, the wooden handled wrench and the unique double pronged C-clamp to secure it to bench or shelf. It takes the...
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    11-24-2019, 05:36 PM
    “Curiouser and curiouser.” A great find for a 25-20 SS shooter or a collector of Lyman esoterica. Congrats! Froggie
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    11-24-2019, 05:25 PM
    Thanks, bishopgrandpa, that’s a fairly late listing with a few missing, but a pretty good reference nonetheless. The one from OS OK has a few more, but it lacks the small ones. I’ve still never seen a complete, unabridged list that would have...
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    11-24-2019, 08:55 AM
    No, but it does remind me that with all things Lyman, “never say never!” I’m wondering, though, what the heck was Lyman doing selling a “set” for 25-20 SS in the black and grey box era??? I wonder whether they threw together stuff that would work...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    11-24-2019, 08:43 AM
    Casting and lubing are two completely separate jobs. Pick the mould you like or can afford and make a bunch of bullets. Then, after determining the size that bullet needs to be, run it through the sizer (& lubing strategy) you like or can afford....
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    11-23-2019, 07:52 PM
    If it has the double ram, it's not the Super U, it has another designation, the Model 81 (if I got my information correct.) Ken (pressman) will be along soon to tell us more, I'm sure. This double barreled "single stage" press (X2) was a strange...
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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