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    10-19-2017, 04:53 PM
    I just keep trying to restrain myself and not comment, but can't just sit here anymore. I'm amazed there's this much hoopla and interest in these Henry single shots when there's plenty of good single shot rifles around for the same money that I...
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    10-19-2017, 10:04 AM
    I don't think Ideal ever made a 2 cavity mold in their old tong tools? Yes, I'll include bullet weights also when I get the data from the cartridges I pull apart. Try to get some pictures also.
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    10-18-2017, 10:12 AM
    I've got something over 1,000 rounds of .32 Long, .32 Long Colt, and .32 Short Colt. Plus a bunch of .32 RF Long and Short. Guess I need to get out my kinetic puller and donate one of each that I have to determine what all the variations might be,...
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    10-17-2017, 11:19 PM
    I'll have to dig out my Ideal mold and take a picture of the inside. I may also have some bullets here already cast from that mold, and if so I'll post a picture of those also. edit-Found the cast heeled bullets I have are for .38 Long, and not...
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    10-17-2017, 01:15 PM
    Inside lube groove always puzzled me also. I've pulled a lot of heeled bullets and never seen any signs of lube on the heeled portion, and can't imagine how any lube would do anything on the heel area. Never have seen a heeled .32 with outside lube...
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    10-16-2017, 07:58 PM
    I cast with a very old Ideal tong tool designed to drop the larger heeled bullets for the .32 Long. Unfortunately those early heeled bullets have no lube grooves, so they can't be lubed with my lubrisizer, or pan lubed either. I lube mine by putting...
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    10-16-2017, 03:33 PM
    Although the cases are identical, the .32 Long RF and .32 Long are not the same cartridge as the .32 Long Colt. The .32 Long Colt uses smaller diameter bullets than the .32 Long or .32 Long RF. These latter two cartridges date back earlier than the...
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    10-13-2017, 09:39 AM
    Two completely different cartridges, and as you discovered not interchangeable! The .32 Long or .32 Short would fit in the gun, but .32 S&W Long or .32 S&W Short will not fit. The S&W .32 uses a standard straight bullet, so the case is larger...
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    10-12-2017, 11:11 AM
    I;d suggest you look at loading manuals for light loads in .32 S&W Long. Numerous loads can be found that are in the 700fps or lower range, and would be more appropriate in a .32RF converted favorite. RCBS Cast Bullet manual lists 2.3 grs. of Unique...
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    10-11-2017, 12:32 AM
    Yeah, sounds like it might have been a special one! I also find more .43 Spanish, or .43 Mauser chambered Rollers than any others. I just sent off a .43 Spanish this morning to a friend for a project he wants to build. It had a great bore, and was...
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    10-10-2017, 03:17 PM
    Since most of the smokeless military Rolling Blocks don't have as much value in original as they have sporterized, I have never worried about changing them. But I never worry about that with most old military Rollers, unless it was a special one...
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    10-10-2017, 12:04 PM
    That scenario is an issue with some military hammers, and can be easily reworked. My original Rolling Block Sporter is in .44-77SBN (a much larger cartridge than .45-70) and it drops right in with no issue. I always rework military hammers to...
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    10-09-2017, 05:42 PM
    Fantastic! Man that's a great looking mulie buck! Congratulations!!!
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    10-07-2017, 10:24 AM
    Standard for Steve's tang sights is to adjust the same as a scope does. CCW will move bullet impact to the right.
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    09-26-2017, 12:45 PM
    That's what I normally do Charlie, but Win. RF pins are a PITA because the pin sits on the edge of the firing pin body. I may still give that a try when I get back from deer hunt in a week. I keep an assortment of piano wire, and also drill rod. I...
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    09-25-2017, 06:16 PM
    I've found that .32 Win. Spl. brass is the easiest to make .32-40 out of, plus I have tons of it and no gun. One pass after a quick spray with sizing lube and it's there. Just knocks the shoulder off, and case mouth is already the right size.
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    09-25-2017, 09:35 AM
    Back towards you. (Michigan) Steve Durren is tough to beat for quality, and a fair price. http://www.johnsonsguns.com/
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    09-24-2017, 06:32 PM
    Looks like I need to order a firing pin, or fix this one. My friend came to the show today without it! Going to have to wait a couple weeks until I'm back from deer hunting, as that takes priority! Headed out Wed. and lots to get ready before then!...
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    09-23-2017, 08:42 PM
    The Stevens in .44 Shot are not .410, they are .44-40 shot. I also have one here I'm selling and have fired it using .44-40 cases and Speer .44 shot capsules loaded with #7.5 or 9 shot.
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    09-21-2017, 11:10 PM
    The 7mm was on the #5 smokeless action. But I saw no reference to a 7mm in Buckshot's reply???? The Numrich barrels were threaded for the smaller thread size of the BP #1 action. They would not fit on a #5 smokeless action that has a larger thread...
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    09-21-2017, 11:06 PM
    Jacketed bullets have less friction in the bore, and a 12.0 gr. Unique load would do nicely in the .444 Marlin. 17.0 grs. of Unique will be right at your maximum of 1500 fps you mentioned.
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    09-21-2017, 11:02 PM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread My trapdoor in Single Shot Guns
    S&S is great! Amazing there's enough chopped forearms for them to offer these repair forearms! Pretty cool!
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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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