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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: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

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

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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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: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

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

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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    10-05-2020, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  9. 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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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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  12. 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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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. rimmed headspace

    Started by tew45, Today 02:35 PM
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  2. Logan 11x36 model 1957

    Started by alfadan, 03-26-2021 10:03 PM
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  3. krag stock and 98 mauser scoped

    Started by 444ttd, 04-22-2021 02:14 PM
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  4. No drill scope mount for 95 Mauser

    Started by brstevns, 02-17-2020 05:51 PM
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  5. Acraglas Black Dye - Help

    Started by Jkrem, 05-02-2021 09:09 PM
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  6. How hot...?

    Started by Ragnarok, 05-11-2021 12:33 PM
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  7. Removing Win 94 stuck front band screw

    Started by NEKVT, 05-03-2021 06:11 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    05-08-2021, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Plans for a peep and tang sight

    Started by terrytm, 05-07-2021 08:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-08-2021, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  9. Re-tempering a coil spring?

    Started by hornady308, 05-07-2021 07:07 PM
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  10. question on bedding a barrel to repaired stock.

    Started by mozeppa, 05-05-2021 10:06 AM
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  11. 1891 Argentine 7.65 Mauser bolt is broken

    Started by MagnoliaHunter, 02-18-2021 04:18 PM
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  12. Barrel vise bushing?

    Started by ronniet, 03-21-2021 11:32 AM
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    05-05-2021, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  13. Protecting barrel finish from the 4-jaw chuck

    Started by uscra112, 04-23-2021 12:29 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    05-05-2021, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  14. MAS 36: worst trigger in history, re-visited.

    Started by oneshy, 05-03-2021 08:21 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  15. Have to repair a stock, glue up questions.

    Started by beezapilot, 03-30-2021 03:38 PM
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    05-02-2021, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  16. looking for gunsmithing screwdrivers recommendations

    Started by zymguy, 03-21-2021 05:34 PM
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    05-02-2021, 08:39 PM Go to last post
  17. 22 Hollow Point maker?

    Started by cwtebay, 04-17-2021 02:15 PM
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  18. How a Colt M1911 works! (Animation)

    Started by M-Tecs, 05-01-2021 04:33 AM
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    05-01-2021, 07:59 PM Go to last post
  19. Converting a .38 Special to .41 Long Colt?

    Started by gun toting monkeyboy, 01-25-2021 08:51 PM
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  20. Further my education - barrel making

    Started by Nobade, 02-25-2021 08:11 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 27
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    04-30-2021, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  21. AR 22 Conversions

    Started by Green Frog, 04-28-2021 12:23 PM
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    04-29-2021, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  22. Thinking about getting a gunsmithing degree/certificate/???

    Started by zymguy, 06-05-2017 08:32 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 71
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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