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    03-22-2020, 09:16 AM
    I'm sure it can be done but, getting it to feed may prove to be very interesting. I built a 45-70 on a P-14 for a friend many years ago and it was a bit of a challenge. Good luck. Let us know how it works out.
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    03-20-2020, 09:30 AM
    When I don't have the correct size of spring stock on hand I've made those springs out of the end of a hacksaw blade. Cut off a piece longer than the longest leg of the old spring and grind to width keeping the hole in the end in the center. Slot...
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    03-10-2020, 09:37 AM
    There is a rib, if you can call it that, on the bottom of the Remington 500 series bolts that is easily broken if roughly handled and can jamb the bolt so it no longer works. I suspect that is what happened to your rifle. My older son, who I swear...
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    03-10-2020, 09:22 AM
    Donnelly's book says use 348 brass. "Anneal case neck and taper expand to .450 diameter. Lathe turn base to .544" diameter. Build rim thickness to .08. Full length size. Square case mouth. Fireform." Apparently not too many folks here are loading...
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    03-09-2020, 09:28 AM
    I'm generally not fond of home grown conversions as not everyone is equally gifted with mechanical skill. Since I'm not familiar with that conversion I'd be cautious. Additionally I'd be worried about the electrical system. Goldwing electrical...
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    03-03-2020, 10:33 AM
    I'm guessing that it predates the use of paper patch bullets in the strictest sense. It probably used a paper or linen cartridge and the bullet was possibly encased in the cartridge. Ignition was external via percussion cap. Is it your's? if so have...
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Elk hunting, building rifles, reloading, swaging & casting, making dies & moulds
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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