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Thread: Back when Lyman would send you sample booits

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    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Aberdeen NC & Wellington FL

    Back when Lyman would send you sample booits

    Back in the early 1960's, Lyman would send you 2-4 sample boolits from a mold you had asked about... as a young man I am sure that I bothered them more than a couple of times asking for samples! The very first gun I reloaded for was for a $17 DCM M-1 carbine and I well recall getting several samples of candidates for that cartridge. And, yes, that $17 was the right from US Sam the correct price, plus $3 for shipping. 1911's were as I recall, $11 but for some reason I didn't get one.
    Dan in FL - Call me TD Savage 219 & 220 rifle/shotguns wanted.

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    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Got one of those cheep .45 ACP DCM 1911's "back then".
    MPLS, MN Railway Express Guy said he hada "clothes hamper full a day" arriving at his office.
    Shot the hell out of it over the decades. Holding up Just Fine!
    (Survived the Tender Mercies of my "Climbing The Learning Curve" .45 ACP handloads
    with all el Cheapo weird powders Hodgdon was selling back then.)

    Already hada .30 carbine so tried to not be TOO GREEDY - let some other young NRA guy get one cheep before they ran out.
    Today greedy olde phart (what wifey calls) "White Male Trump Nazi" GONRA figgers THAT was misplaced "Bleeding Heart Benevolence".
    Tymes Change..... Oh Well....

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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