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  1. , defined as anything having to do with a barrel. Fire lapping Hand lapping Fire polishing Throats (& bullet fit) Chambers Crowns and Crowning Cut Rifleing Swaged Rifleing Button Rifleing Exterior grind & polish Exterior finishing Caustic Niter Cold blues Browning Barrel mounted sights

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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    07-05-2021, 12:17 PM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Removing Stuck Wooden Dowel and Soft Lead Sinker from a barrel

    Started by Fire_stick, 01-04-2011 03:36 AM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: GunStock Re-Finishing, The Roger Method explained with Pics

    Started by AlaskanGuy, 01-17-2014 06:44 PM
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  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  1. Bottoming files - finally found a source

    Started by JDHasty, 05-18-2024 09:24 PM
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  2. Pietta 1858 Remington repair question

    Started by crashguy, Yesterday 10:34 AM
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  3. Calculating scope base angle

    Started by roysha, 05-11-2024 11:04 AM
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    05-20-2024, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  4. What should I get to get started checkering stocks?

    Started by JDHasty, 04-05-2024 02:34 PM
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    05-20-2024, 02:50 AM Go to last post
  5. Chinesesieum

    Started by Rockindaddy, 05-01-2024 10:43 PM
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  6. One more time with a stub

    Started by Texas by God, 03-14-2024 11:52 AM
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    05-19-2024, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  7. Bob’s Your Uncle

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 05-01-2024 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 16
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    05-19-2024, 08:56 AM Go to last post
  8. gunstock inletting grease

    Started by porthos, 05-11-2024 03:02 PM
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    05-15-2024, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  9. “Blemish” Brownell’s shop aprons

    Started by JDHasty, 05-14-2024 11:33 PM
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  10. Blackhawk Grip Frame Swap

    Started by Uncle Grinch, 05-12-2024 02:13 PM
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    05-13-2024, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  11. Thinking about getting a gunsmithing degree/certificate/???

    Started by zymguy, 06-05-2017 08:32 PM
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    05-11-2024, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  12. Stripper Clip Adaptor

    Started by Rich005, 05-10-2024 08:40 PM
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    05-11-2024, 04:12 PM Go to last post
  13. Stevens 25 rimfire ??

    Started by ascast, 05-08-2024 12:10 PM
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  14. Peep sight I.D. Help

    Started by Rockingkj, 05-07-2024 02:11 AM
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    05-07-2024, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  15. Dem-Bart Micro-head for chamber reamers

    Started by Rockingkj, 05-04-2024 08:36 PM
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    05-05-2024, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  16. Winchester 1873 help request

    Started by Texas by God, 04-06-2024 03:23 PM
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    05-01-2024, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  17. Smooth as butter bolt function

    Started by nekshot, 04-30-2024 10:13 AM
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    05-01-2024, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  18. Hammer gun -new pins ?

    Started by ascast, 04-26-2024 09:00 AM
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    04-30-2024, 11:10 PM Go to last post
  19. colt signature series 1851 Navies timing

    Started by Mountain Meadow, 04-28-2024 04:08 PM
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    04-29-2024, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  20. Where to find a 50 cal 1x36" octagonal barrel

    Started by YippyKiYay, 02-26-2024 04:35 PM
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  21. Handi Rifle Scope Mounting

    Started by cwtebay, 04-23-2024 12:03 AM
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    04-24-2024, 03:45 PM Go to last post
  22. Trigger action of Ruger SP101 needs adjustment

    Started by Naphtali, 04-21-2024 09:58 PM
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    04-22-2024, 11:12 AM Go to last post
  23. Rough Cut English Walnut Stock

    Started by Rapier, 02-04-2024 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    04-20-2024, 04:18 PM Go to last post

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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