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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: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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    01-25-2022, 03:06 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

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

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

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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    07-05-2021, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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    05-02-2021, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

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

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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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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    06-06-2020, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  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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    01-15-2018, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  1. Help with a Dixie Duck Foot Pistol

    Started by buckwheatpaul, 04-09-2022 08:08 AM
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  2. New Sights For Remington #2 RollingBlock Rifle

    Started by Jim22, 05-06-2022 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    05-15-2022, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  3. Repairing Mossberg 500 trigger group

    Started by hawkenhunter50, 04-29-2022 08:03 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    05-14-2022, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  4. Removing Extractor from a Winchester 1873?

    Started by Babbott213, 05-06-2022 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-14-2022, 04:21 AM Go to last post
  5. Help removing and installing sights on a 1911

    Started by BNE, 05-12-2022 10:33 PM
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    05-13-2022, 03:35 PM Go to last post
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    05-11-2022, 05:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Blacking or blueing 416 stainless questions

    Started by Wolfer, 03-04-2022 12:24 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-11-2022, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  7. ED'S RED, EDited (slightly)

    Started by Kosh75287, 03-14-2022 09:57 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-08-2022, 03:15 PM Go to last post
  8. A2 site gas tube roll pin issue

    Started by BobbyJ, 05-05-2022 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    05-08-2022, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  9. Need Stevens Tip-Up Pstol Gunsmith

    Started by JD Zincavage, 05-05-2022 03:03 PM
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    05-07-2022, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  10. Over and Under barrel separation.

    Started by beezapilot, 05-03-2022 06:01 PM
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    05-06-2022, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  11. Ithaca 37 choke question

    Started by oldhenry, 05-03-2022 07:58 PM
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    05-05-2022, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  12. Colt 1860 front sight replacement

    Started by AbitNutz, 04-20-2022 05:35 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    05-05-2022, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  13. Colt Gunsmith Recommendations

    Started by .455 Webley, 05-03-2022 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-04-2022, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  14. Ruger/Colt Ejector Housing Modification

    Started by rbertalotto, 05-04-2022 03:28 PM
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    05-04-2022, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  15. Advice needed on removing lead from barrel

    Started by mtgrs737, 04-25-2022 02:37 AM
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    05-01-2022, 02:20 PM Go to last post
  16. M1 Carbine trigger

    Started by burch, 03-07-2022 06:13 PM
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    04-30-2022, 11:55 PM Go to last post
  17. Blue Wonder

    Started by Der Gebirgsjager, 04-28-2022 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    04-30-2022, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  18. Drill Size Chart for Metric Tapping

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 02-25-2022 06:10 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    04-28-2022, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  19. Lap / polish a rough revolver forcing cone?

    Started by Petander, 12-22-2019 11:22 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    04-27-2022, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  20. 22 Hollow Point maker?

    Started by cwtebay, 04-17-2021 02:15 PM
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    04-27-2022, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  21. Rolling Block Pistol Project & Welding?

    Started by lar45, 04-15-2022 11:39 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
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    04-25-2022, 11:52 PM Go to last post
  22. Mounting claw mount rings on scope.

    Started by roysha, 04-18-2022 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 326
    04-22-2022, 04:16 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