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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: The how to's of gunstock work

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

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 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. looking for Taurus Lightning exploded view

    Started by zymguy, 09-17-2021 12:02 AM
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  2. Walt Berger has passed

    Started by DSW, 09-21-2021 03:53 PM
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  3. Sight White

    Started by Mac118, Yesterday 11:18 AM
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  4. Heating locktighted screws ruin blueing?

    Started by nelsonted1, 09-18-2021 10:35 AM
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  5. Mauser bolt question

    Started by DSW, 09-20-2021 04:59 PM
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  6. Forster universal sight fixture

    Started by farmbif, 09-20-2021 12:07 PM
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  7. Timney Triggers and the Mauser?????

    Started by ronniet, 09-12-2021 01:28 PM
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  8. Remington 121

    Started by farmbif, 09-17-2021 12:01 PM
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  9. Were false muzzles for schutzen rifles rifled

    Started by Shanghai Jack, 08-30-2021 06:46 PM
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  10. Copying a Spanish Destroyer Bolt

    Started by deltaenterprizes, 07-24-2021 04:10 PM
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    09-13-2021, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  11. vinegar and hydrogen peroxide

    Started by mvintx, 08-29-2021 02:58 PM
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    09-12-2021, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  12. Winchester Self Loader

    Started by cwtebay, 09-11-2021 02:58 PM
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    09-12-2021, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  13. Stag Grips - Real or Fake

    Started by Uncle Grinch, 08-16-2021 07:28 PM
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    09-12-2021, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  14. Martini trigger job

    Started by richhodg66, 08-28-2021 06:21 AM
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    09-11-2021, 01:51 AM Go to last post
  15. Coating a bolt action receiver

    Started by DonHowe, 09-03-2021 11:00 AM
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    09-08-2021, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  16. Blueing alternative

    Started by oldhenry, 08-31-2021 08:01 AM
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    09-05-2021, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  17. FFL Gunsmiths: Legal or not?

    Started by rmantoo, 09-01-2021 11:29 PM
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    09-05-2021, 07:59 PM Go to last post
  18. 445 Super Mag bolt action rifle

    Started by OFFSHORE, 08-22-2021 03:43 PM
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    09-03-2021, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  19. Cylinder rubbing on barrel, part way around

    Started by fatelk, 09-01-2021 03:49 AM
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  20. Lyman model 56 receiver sight

    Started by Naphtali, 08-16-2021 02:17 PM
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    09-01-2021, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  21. 25-35: Primers backing out

    Started by RG1911, 08-25-2021 10:54 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