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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 PM
    I looked right over the part about dropping 1.1 grains of Bullseye with your Lyman 55, but fortunately my friend Dale53 called it to my attention, knowing I have used 55s a lot. I spent over an hour last night trying to get one of mine adjusted to...
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    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    I'm a frequent poster on this website, but seldom venture away from the powders I know and use a lot. Now, I have a project out of my usual wheelhouse, and would like to ask for help from some of you who are more experienced than I with a wider...
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    07-15-2018, 07:05 PM
    Either the Lyman, Lee or RCBS die set should do it all for you... some even come with multiple seating stems. I'm partial to heavier bullets (from 115 gr up) for my 327 but am having fun with 90-100 grainers with my little 32 S&W Longs. Brass? I...
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    07-14-2018, 10:11 PM
    Went to the local indoor range (25 yards) just before closing time today and was able to get in a quick half hour trigger time. Not optimal, but life keeps getting in the way! Regardless, I trekked in with a half a box of Georgia Arms JHPs, about...
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    07-14-2018, 04:37 PM
    I’ve never dealt with Stroh, but Bowen announced several years ago that he would no longer work on S&Ws, only Rugers. If I had to bet, I’d guess that decision was driven by MIM parts and the Hillary lock. I do know that Bowen used DuBell for rebore...
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    07-14-2018, 01:06 PM
    Nueces, For several years, the go-to guy was Jim DuBell in Washington State. Unfortunately, he is no longer in business, so it will be interesting to find out who can and will do this kind of work now. An alternative is to do as Jebus35745 did...
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    07-14-2018, 12:53 PM
    Tatume, If it comes out that you need either a replacement barrel or cylinder, please contact me via PM. I took both off of the Model 14-3 I used as a donor for my faux Model 16-3. Both are in excellent shape except for a little blue wear...
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    07-14-2018, 09:34 AM
    Landy88, the MRC unit you show, along with Lee’s Target version (Zero Error?) of the “whack-a-mole” type sets represent the pinnacle of development in the genre. Once you get secure priming taken care of, the rest is a piece of cake! :drinks: ...
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    07-14-2018, 09:26 AM
    Since this barrel was an original K-32 barrel and since I had already built a 327 FM (“Project 616”) this was a complete homage to the original Masterpiece Series, a copy of the Model 16-3 in 32 S&W Long. While my barrel was original NOS, the...
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    07-11-2018, 11:52 PM
    Froggie; That sounds like a DANDY! I can hardly wait to see and shoot it! You do know that this calls for another "North/South .32 Skirmish" do you not? I will practice tirelessly in order to uphold the honor of the north:mrgreen: Dale53
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    07-11-2018, 05:02 PM
    I guess I have to hope for invaders of doubtful gender or of the Sylvilagus genus... my EDC is a little I-frame snub with JHPs from Georgia Arms. And here I was feeling all satisfied and confident. I guess I'll have to drag out my 14 round Para-Ord...
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    07-11-2018, 04:52 PM
    Mine will be a set of non-identical triplets since the K-22 and K-38 are 5 screw, narrow ribbed examples from 1948, while the K-32 will be a "younger" Model 16-3 vintage 1971. The family resemblance will still be pretty strong, though. :D Froggie
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    07-11-2018, 04:43 PM
    BCB, you sound like a perfect candidate. By all means go to the forum I previously mentioned and do a search for 310... you will be amazed at how much you can find there. There are a couple of articles that you can track down with titles like...
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    07-11-2018, 04:36 PM
    Landy88, those tools have been around my place for years, especially for the old hyphenated calibers (45-70, 32-40, etc.) I like them so much I made a special miniature arbor press to use them. Just wait until you start trying to find them in some...
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    07-11-2018, 07:04 AM
    Welcome to the madness! If you go up to the forum (on this site) entitled "Casting and Reloading Hand Tools" you will find the 310 tools in all their varieties being actively discussed. There are multiple tiers of interest from those getting into...
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    07-10-2018, 02:46 PM
    Well, something over a year ago I was offered (and snapped up) an original K-32 barrel, so I did what any self respecting S&W lover would have done... I gathered up a reasonably nice Model 14-3 and a K-22 cylinder and took the whole package to a...
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    07-10-2018, 02:36 PM
    Somewhere in my chowder boxes I have what I believe is the takedown lever you mention, contender1, only with the little knob missing. It could at least be used to properly disassemble your gun IF it hasn't already gotten too badly jumbled inside. ...
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    07-09-2018, 11:09 PM
    35 yards=105 feet. A 100 foot barrel would have a long dwell time, but very little travel in air! It would make it possible to have holes in the paper at 35 yards, scoring and making groups. Holding such a barrel would be another matter! ...
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    07-09-2018, 02:51 PM
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that Mink Oil is pretty much the same as Lanolin (which is wool oil in its commercially available form) and since lanolin works so well for case lubing, I'm not surprised that Mink Oil does as well. I...
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    07-09-2018, 02:45 PM
    With my 32 S&W (not Long) loading project (with old S&W tools) coming along, I'm looking at very tiny dippers to measure charges like 1.3 gr of Bullseye, etc. so I'm looking at the very smallest of the Lee dippers. I fear I'll be forced to make my...
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    07-08-2018, 06:12 PM
    Thanks for the clarification, Randy. All this time I thought you were supposed to use your hands instead of your knees. :coffeecom Froggie
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    07-08-2018, 12:41 PM
    To be at home on the forum, all you need is your whack-a-moles and a good mallet. If you want to move up to more high tech, you might look into some 310 tools or Randy's "Bow-flex." An Ammomaster turret? Heresy, heresy I say! :kidding: Froggie
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    07-07-2018, 11:03 PM
    Nice example of a re- and decapper! That general design has been around for over 100 years and was especially popular among those of the schuetzen game. It is usually referred to as a "Pope-style Re- and Decapper" but old Harry seems to have gotten...
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    07-07-2018, 12:35 AM
    My "set" still needs the wooden "mushroom" decapper, the wooden mallet, and maybe 2-3 proper powder dipper(s) to be "complete." In addition, I could use the longer seating plunger for round ball target loads, and if the set were late enough, the...
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    07-06-2018, 08:32 AM
    Here's my assembled set of the ca 1900 S&W set for reloading 32 S&W. Cigar box is non-original! ;) Froggie
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    07-04-2018, 09:36 AM
    I used the old Winchester 38-55 brass that was available then (back in the early '90s) Then I used the John Wayne commemorative stuff until Winchester made a couple of runs of 32-40 and it was available through Graf, BACo, Midway and others. I...
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    07-04-2018, 09:25 AM
    Nice project... I too have to wonder what happened to the rest of a NM 45 to leave the slide in somebody's "dead storage" in a disused chicken coop. Is that an original Micro™ rear sight you found for it? I've heard that the Ithaca slides were...
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    07-04-2018, 09:14 AM
    I'm in a weird position... I have a good friend who gets nearly pure tin as industrial scrap, but my supply of pure lead has dried up. :( Now that I'm shooting front stuffers in North-South Skirmish events, I go through a lot of lead! When I...
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    07-02-2018, 08:34 PM
    SCORE!! :mrgreen:
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    07-01-2018, 01:03 PM
    OP75, back in another lifetime when I was casting and shooting a LOT of 319-321 and 457 bullets for hyphenated rifles like 32-40s and 45-70s (for schuetzen and BPCS) I settled on a standard alloy of 25-1 with pure lead and tin I had in abundance...
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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
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