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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    PPS to PM, the ARTCA Forum has a whole topic line for the Pacific stuff including the powder measures... I should know, I was in on a few of them! [smilie=l: Froggie
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    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    PS to last; the pin prick in the end is something I expect to see on a rotor that has had the charge info stamped on it. Just sayin’.
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    ^^^What Ken said while I was sending PMs to you and 3006guns.^^^ If you clean the end gently with some 4 ought steel wool, I would expect some sign of the original markings to remain. There are treatments to bring back stamping that have been...
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    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    Sackettboys, you are likely correct. AFAIK, steel rotors were only used during the war years. Also, the rotor looks like a newer vintage... I would expect it to be steel one, but I’m having a hard time identifying it. Perhaps the markings on the...
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    Early Pacific. Look carefully on the reservoir; if that is original the word Pacific will probably be stamped in vertically. Drop tube is not original... appears to be a 30-06 case or similar to serve as a combination drop tube and funnel. Top...
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    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    PS CC Johnson was probably better known as a gunsmith. He lived in the Thackery, OH area and was known for his high quality 22 rifle builds as well as his varmint rifles. He was big on Ballards and other single shots as well as Mauser bolt...
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    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    Cool! Take it down to the Vintage Equipment thread and stand back as the excitement builds. You might also go over to the Forum where the Red Heads get their own subforum. :bigsmyl2: The Red Head press was invented by Col Narramore...
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    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    Well, I should have taken a pass at reading this thread! Now I'm going to have to have one of these Henry carbines or rifles in .327 Fed Mag. I've stuck to revolvers so far because I didn't see anything else that "looked right." Kiss that ****...
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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    I’ll have to be convinced that it costs more to essentially drill a stepped hole in the base than to form in the anvil and produce two or three flash holes... “that dog won’t hunt.” :brokenima Froggie
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    Yesterday, 08:52 AM
    Congratulations to the OP on starting down the slippery slope... here’s hoping the bindings are tight on your skis! Currently I have three 45s, a hardball gun built for me by an old Navy gunsmith on an original 1911 frame, a custom fitted Series 70...
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    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    I just looked it up... you should be able to use a Lyman #15 shell holder, J- or X-type for your 10 mm loads. That was the one my cousin and I found at a gun show so he could load 10 mm/40 S&W on his All American. It’s not a commonly used size, so...
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    06-04-2020, 09:08 AM
    Maybe originally intended for import to Europe??
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    06-03-2020, 06:44 PM
    If your sole concern is speed, buy a high dollar progressive and have at it. A single stage or turret press will enable you to load high quality ammunition in a reasonably efficient manner. A portable press such as the Lee, the discontinued...
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    06-03-2020, 12:42 AM
    I cheerfully ignore the carbon rings on the face of the cylinder. It hurts NOTHING and you can easily damage the revolver. FWIW Dale53
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    06-02-2020, 09:42 AM
    Agreed... and the included old sticks of Ideal lube are probably the old black stuff that has been doing yeoman service for bullet casters for a century or more. I see them on evil Bay for eye watering prices. Froggie
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    06-01-2020, 01:55 PM
    Back when I was younger and (more) foolish, I believed the advertising for both Active shotshells and the Lee Load All. The shells were touted as being specially designed for good, multiple reloading and of course the press was supposed to be so...
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    06-01-2020, 07:55 AM
    I shoot a lot of .38 Specials in my .357's. I carry a plastic chamber brush in my shooting box. While the gun is still warm from shooting, I run the chamber brush in each chamber a time or two - problem solved. Then a simple cleaning with a good...
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    05-31-2020, 03:56 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread O-ring size in Casting Equipment
    Thanks, Wally. Just what the Dr ordered. Froggie
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    05-31-2020, 10:09 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread I'm done... in Cast Boolits
    When I built my 300 BO (Carbine length) I needed an adjustable gas valve on the barrel to get reliable functioning at subsonic speeds with light bullets. Have you considered changing your gas block and cranking it down almost all the way so you can...
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    05-30-2020, 12:21 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread O-ring size in Casting Equipment
    Speaking of O-rings and lubri-sizers, can somebody give me the specs for the o-ring at the top of the sizing die itself? Are the ones for Lyman and RCBS dies identical in size? TIA! Froggie
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    05-29-2020, 09:38 AM
    A trick Dale53 taught me for using gang moulds is to start casting with just one cavity, then as the mould and importantly the sprue plate come up to working temperature add a cavity, then another, and so on. This way I get good sprue cuts with no...
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    05-28-2020, 08:32 PM
    I still kinda miss the Model 30 I sold off to pay for my Baby Chief, but since I had a post-War Transitional I-frame 32 HE snub, I thought I would be OK... as a wise young woman once told me, "you can't have them all, if you did where would you put...
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    05-28-2020, 08:23 PM
    Looks nice. I may have to look ingot a setup like that, just to add to the collection. Frankford Arsenal occasionally comes up with a winner and that looks like it may be one of them. I like the idea of an all-in-one package like that. Very...
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    05-28-2020, 11:17 AM
    This talk of using a drill press for milling reminds me of warnings I got years ago when I proposed such a thing. It turns out that the spindle bearings on most drill presses are designed for a spindle that moves primarily up and down, and that...
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    05-28-2020, 10:53 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread "New" Ballard in Single Shot Guns
    You might want to post this question over on the ASSRA forum as well. Those single shot guys love Ballards and Popes and discuss them in excruciating detail. BTW, I think a machinist named Ross(?) continued using the tools Pope brought to (and...
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    05-26-2020, 08:53 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Had a 1st in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Those .570 round balls can be weighed and used to add specific amounts of (antimony rich) Linotype to your melt, but conventional wisdom is that Linotype roundballs are way too hard to work with muzzleloaders. Once upon a time I cast up (by...
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    05-26-2020, 08:43 AM
    I’m with beagle... in your situation I’d be taking advantage of the 2400 and Unique powder loaded to levels suggested for the particular rifle (strength-wise) I was using. Use published data to find starting loads. Froggie
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    05-24-2020, 11:40 AM
    Cool! Add a pinch of tin to make it flow better and get to casting! Sounds like you have the basis of some good alloy. Froggie
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    05-24-2020, 11:35 AM
    Magnificent Larry. It takes a real writer to bring the task of exterminating rats to a level of excitement and adventure in the way you’ve done here. I salute you! Froggie
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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