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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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  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. Ruger LCP woes

    Started by sixgunner452, 06-04-2021 11:35 PM
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  2. Colt 1883 damascus rib solder job needed.

    Started by BossHoss, 06-13-2021 09:31 AM
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  3. Use adhesive for peep sight on lever rifle?

    Started by cabezaverde, 06-12-2021 11:08 AM
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  4. Chemist onboard?

    Started by PBSmith, 06-10-2021 08:19 AM
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  5. Cold / rust blue formulas

    Started by barrabruce, 05-26-2021 09:16 PM
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  6. release agent caution

    Started by porthos, 06-04-2021 07:55 PM
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  7. Thoughts on the Trapdoor action

    Started by Jedman, 06-11-2021 02:55 PM
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  8. lyman tang sight

    Started by marlin1895, 06-12-2021 04:23 PM
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  9. Harbor Freight Mini Bench Vise

    Started by deltaenterprizes, 06-08-2021 06:01 AM
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  10. .358 Win "Scout rifle"?

    Started by tuckerdog, 05-22-2021 07:13 AM
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    06-12-2021, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  11. Honing C&B Revolver Chambers

    Started by Tar Heel, 04-04-2021 02:12 PM
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    06-12-2021, 05:33 PM Go to last post
  12. White spacers

    Started by JLF, 06-04-2021 08:13 AM
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    06-11-2021, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  13. Fix for gooned stock?

    Started by PBSmith, 06-10-2021 08:34 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    06-11-2021, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Barrel vise bushing?

    Started by ronniet, 03-21-2021 11:32 AM
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    06-10-2021, 05:48 AM Go to last post
  15. Scope Mount Screws

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 06-08-2021 06:16 AM
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    06-09-2021, 11:52 PM Go to last post
  16. lyman peep sight for rem m14, fail

    Started by 444ttd, 03-31-2021 01:41 PM
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  17. Remington 51

    Started by Danth, 06-08-2021 12:39 PM
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  18. Logan 11x36 model 1957

    Started by alfadan, 03-26-2021 10:03 PM
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  19. 1903 bolt jam

    Started by FredBuddy, 06-02-2021 03:42 PM
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    06-04-2021, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  20. Thinking about getting a gunsmithing degree/certificate/???

    Started by zymguy, 06-05-2017 08:32 PM
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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