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    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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    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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    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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    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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    09-18-2017, 11:28 AM
    If not an OOB, then to me, the only other idea would be two bullets going down the bore. Pressure in the system was who knows how high and when the two bullets passed the gas port and the bolt started unlocking, the pressure was still so high that...
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    09-17-2017, 09:10 PM
    i will take a SWAG. My theory: You had an uncharged round, so when the primer went off it pushed the bullet down in the throat area. You pulled the charging handle, chambering another round. You might have a bulge or you might not if the point...
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    09-17-2017, 05:19 PM
    Look up Sabatti double rifles. People had problems with their guns as many were regulated with the "grind muzzle" option. Might shoot great @50 and be two feet apart @100. I had a 45-70 that way.
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    09-17-2017, 10:46 AM
    Fellow at our local gun club varmint silhouette matches shoots an MVP on occasions. He has nothing but praise for it
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    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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    09-15-2017, 11:30 AM
    Why not lee-menting? Using a bit of the aluminum type chimney tape. Tried it one time and got about 0.002" over in boolit dia with just a bit of out of roundness. My 429421 4 cav. goes at .433", using ww + a bit of copper (0.018%) and fairly...
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    09-14-2017, 09:00 PM
    To me there is a bit of flex in the shell plate. I run the die down till it hits the shellplate and then maybe 1/32 to 1/16th of a turn farther.
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    09-13-2017, 06:57 PM
    Thats a DuPont can
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    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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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
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