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Forum: Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks

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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: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

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

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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    05-26-2022, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 6
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    01-25-2022, 03:06 AM Go to last post
  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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    11-03-2021, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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    10-04-2021, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  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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    07-05-2021, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  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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    10-05-2020, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  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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    12-04-2018, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  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. Win 1905 Restoration

    Started by sigep1764, 02-18-2024 03:06 AM
    • Replies: 13
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  2. forcing cone cleaning

    Started by delftshooter, 12-28-2023 05:18 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    Today, 12:40 PM Go to last post
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  3. Ithaca M37 Rust Blue

    Started by Patrick L, 02-07-2024 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 15
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  4. Nitre Blueing

    Started by JDHasty, 02-17-2024 06:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  5. 80% ar questions

    Started by fg-machine, 02-12-2024 07:08 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    02-18-2024, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  6. Loose Screws

    Started by Half Dog, 02-15-2024 02:59 PM
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    02-17-2024, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  7. Rough Cut English Walnut Stock

    Started by Rapier, 02-04-2024 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-16-2024, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  8. synthetic krag stock

    Started by buggybuilder, 02-14-2024 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-15-2024, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  9. Barrel Hone Advice?

    Started by hartwickco, 01-17-2024 11:17 PM
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    02-14-2024, 02:40 AM Go to last post
  10. S&W 642 help?

    Started by Texas by God, 01-04-2024 11:06 PM
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    02-13-2024, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  11. Scope drilling jig

    Started by Gobeyond, 02-10-2024 05:29 AM
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    02-13-2024, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Another mini lathe question

    Started by MrWolf, 01-26-2024 06:57 AM
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    02-13-2024, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  13. Reaming vs. Honing cylinder throats

    Started by Winger Ed., 02-01-2024 04:53 PM
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    02-12-2024, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  14. Newish 17 Rem Fireball build.

    Started by BK7saum, 02-02-2024 08:36 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-12-2024, 03:51 PM Go to last post
  15. Table top lathe recommendations??

    Started by trails4u, 12-11-2023 12:44 PM
    6 Pages
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    02-10-2024, 02:08 AM Go to last post
  16. P14 gunsmithing needed for a 444 marlin

    Started by stef76, 02-07-2024 10:00 AM
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    02-09-2024, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Old Mauser stock

    Started by fatelk, 01-31-2024 12:01 AM
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    02-09-2024, 09:20 AM Go to last post
  18. how difficult to learn to use cnc lathe?

    Started by farmbif, 02-05-2024 03:42 PM
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    02-08-2024, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  19. Chem Pak Pro-Custom Oil

    Started by JDHasty, 01-24-2024 12:55 AM
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    02-08-2024, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  20. Winchester 53 takedown loose

    Started by Ruts, 02-01-2024 01:49 AM
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    02-03-2024, 09:46 PM Go to last post
  21. best red paint for crossbolt safety??

    Started by Patrick L, 01-29-2024 05:50 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 458
    02-03-2024, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  22. .30 Krag reamer

    Started by buggybuilder, 02-03-2024 08:36 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 177
    02-03-2024, 09:39 AM 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