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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-22-2017, 03:21 AM
    These are most of the loads I've used in my 2 Victory model smiths. From the left is the Lyman 358430, Lyman 35853 loaded to the same OAL as flush seated in the 38 Special, Lee GB (6 cav) 100 gr DEWC, Lee GB (6 cav) for the S&W 146gr RN and a loaded...
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    09-21-2017, 03:02 AM
    ..........My Dad bought this S&W from a Calif Highway Patrolman in 1964. Didn't have these grips on it, but some plastic Hubley cap pistol type plastic grips. I don't know if the barrel had been shortend at some pointor if the front sight had been...
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    09-21-2017, 12:48 AM
    ..............Never heard of Black MZ before? .............Buckshot
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    09-21-2017, 12:46 AM
    ...............Depends upon when they bought the barrel from GM. When I bought my GM octagon 32", 45 cal bbl for my Rigby style LR Match rifle from GM, it had an 18" twist. It appears that the three 45 cal MLing barrels GM now show as having on hand...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-21-2017, 12:30 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread 1892 Winchester barrels in Leverguns
    ...............My thanks for the reply. What I have is a Rossi 92 with a 45 Colt x 24" octagon barrel. With some loads it's acceptably accurate. It's barrel slugs .446" x .450", so it is tight but the grooves are only .002" deep. With quite a few...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 01:48 AM
    ...............The original add (and for sometime afterwards) had barrels of 45-70 and 444 Marlin threaded and set up for the original #1 military action. The 45-70 in original BP loads, or smokless equivalent were a fine combination. Those fitting...
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    09-19-2017, 02:13 AM
    ..............Green Mountain seems to be a shadow of what they once were. So where do you go for a replacement barrel these days? .............Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 02:11 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread bolt engagement in Leverguns
    ..............One my 2 Rossi M92's the twin lugs reach up to just above the sides of the action top. There is a couple thousandths 'Play' if you pull the bolt back against the twin lugs. However I think in chambering a round the lugs are pushed back...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 04:33 AM
    ................The Ampco nipples are made of Beryllium Copper. I use them in my Whitworth and Rigby muzzle loading .451" match rifles. They last a lot longer then any steel nipple, but are not as long lived as a Platinum lined nipple. Just much...
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 08:14 AM
    Had to go look that one up on pyramyd's web site. Sounds real nice, blow back operated, slide locks back on last round, realistic heft. Enjoy that one!
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 04:16 AM
    ..............Speaking of CNC, a good friend used to run the night shift for a small plant just south of me. They had a big order for door latches for Aluet or Alluett (French helicopter outfit). Two well paid people are the programmer and the tool...
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    09-13-2017, 04:06 AM
    ............Odd. My 38-55 model 1893 Marlin made in 1908 hasn't given me any problems at all, and it's OLD. Works every time :-) ...........Buckshot
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    09-12-2017, 09:33 AM
    Gotta wonder how may guys are going to be kicking themselves for letting someone else get this beauty. Buh, Buh, BUMP!
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-12-2017, 03:20 AM
    ............A couple of years ago I bought a used S&W M25-5 revolter, and was mentioning to my pal 9.3x62Al that the accuracy didn't seem to be up to par. As an aside I have an old model Ruger stainless Vaquero, a Rossi M92 rifle and a Miroku M92...
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    09-10-2017, 11:39 AM
    That's good shooting, I just found my old 342 Benjamin, bought back in the mid 70s. In the late eighties I used some motor oil on it, then it quit working at all. had it stashed in a corner for 30 years. I contacted Baker airguns about seals for...
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    09-10-2017, 11:26 AM
    I would like to see it to. All is fair as long as you get your appliance at a garage sale.
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    09-09-2017, 03:40 AM
    ...........Another excellent source is Curt at Hardcastle Machine: http://www.hardcastlecustommachine.com/ .............Buckshot
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    09-09-2017, 03:02 AM
    ..............I'd post this request on the Muzzle Loading forum. I'll bet someone there has a similar mould and should be able to give you the thread pitch. Some SP pivot pins have an enlarged shoulder under the head for the SP to bear against...
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    09-08-2017, 06:45 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Lead Free Pellets in AirGuns
    If you posted this on the lead and lead alloys forum, information might come a little quicker.
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-05-2017, 02:09 AM
    ..............The original cartridge for the rifle was comparable to the 308 Winchester/7.62 Nato. I had a MAS 36 and converted it to 45-70: I shot loads approaching the .458 Winchester. The buttstock has a 12.5" pull, so let me tell you,...
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    09-04-2017, 02:02 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread My little housework. in Swaging
    Scroll back a few months and recheck kutil's lead wire extruder powered by a skidsteer loader.
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    09-03-2017, 12:21 PM
    80 pieces, range pickup, wet cleaned, mostly once fired, I scraped the ones that were obviously used hard, or could see they had been resized. $30 shipped anywhere a flat rate box goes cheap, no pay pal.
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    09-03-2017, 12:13 PM
    Free bump for a nice thumper.
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    09-03-2017, 03:02 AM
    ..............I nor any other caster would think it unusual to have that. Besides, it's a 'tangible' and has value like any other tangible such as Gold, Silver, steel, aluminum, glass, etc. ...........Buckshot
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    09-02-2017, 06:56 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread My little housework. in Swaging
    Those are beautiful. Are they .44 Russian?
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-01-2017, 04:57 AM
    ..............If you have a machine shop close by you could ask them if they'd check the cylinder for you. I'd walk in with just the cylinder on the yoke and not the whole revolver :-) I have 2 Victory model Smiths and they both will pass a .361"...
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    08-29-2017, 07:21 PM
    Sold! Thank You
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    08-29-2017, 07:11 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread More Tight Wad Swaging in Swaging
    Nice bullet. Ole bambi will just lay down and give up when you tag him with one of those.
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    08-29-2017, 05:15 PM
    Range pick up, vast majority once fired commercial brass. 475 pieces, shipped anyplace a flat rate box goes cheap. $60. No pay pal.
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    08-29-2017, 11:24 AM
    Sold. Thanks
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    08-29-2017, 10:53 AM
    Cleaning the hoard. 400 pieces 10 mm brass in small flat rate box. Range pick up. Washed in dawn and lemishine. Shipped any where a flat rate box goes cheap. $60.00 No pay pal.
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    08-29-2017, 03:30 AM
    ..............When certain things disappear, or are no longer easily available the price ALWAYS goes up, because a late comer with $$ will pay a bit more for one. Without getting too far afield, and dealing with not only firearms, CONDITION is...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    08-29-2017, 02:58 AM
    ...............This post has nothing to do with the shortening of the action, but in response to Red Elks' interest I'll post the below info. This was from a M1894 Brazilian SR action made by FN. I had it rebarreled to 35 Rem and put in a $39 (at...
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I'm currently a student at NC State, majoring in Agricultural Education, minoring in Ag Engineering.
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Farming, goats, Shooting, Hunting, Reloading, Shooting Pool, building and fixing farm machinery.
Student most of the year, Energizer Battery Co. employee the rest of the year.


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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