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    Today, 11:09 AM
    Fixed sight martial revolvers, either military or police, single or double action, are minute of man firearms and not designed for target shooting. But at some point most manufacturers offered them with some kind of adjustable sight system. Target...
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    Today, 12:21 AM
    Did 100 rds of .455 Webley for my cas shoot Saturday. Have enough 44-40 and 12 ga. Might try to do 100 more as everythingís set up.
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    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    Outside the box, but how about the 6.5x55 Swede. Bought my first Swede 1896 last year. A very neat rifle and round. Criterion lists barrels, oos but are offering a waiting list so Iím guessing at some point theyíre going to make more. I might be...
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    01-25-2023, 11:14 AM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread optic planet shipping in Our Town
    Iíve ordered a number of items from OP and eventually got them. Bought my two cmmg .45 barrels and bcgís from them with free sloooow shipping. They donít seem to ever update the shipping info so itís a surprise when the item appears. Amazon does a...
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    01-24-2023, 02:19 PM
    I would love to shoot one before I invested in one. They are cool.
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    01-18-2023, 08:20 PM
    Unprovable without documentation and no possible way to document. No way would I invest a dime. There’s no sn evidence of either of the guns used by Alvin York afaik and that is relatively recent history.
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    01-16-2023, 09:32 PM
    I replaced a very odd lower swivel on a sporterized Krag for my bud, it kinda wrapped down both sides of the stock. I used a mini mill to remove the odd mortice and used it to cut my replacement block. Matched it. Then used it to cut a correct krag...
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    01-16-2023, 12:39 AM
    Hereís my two Model 12s that I built from damaged or modded field guns. A 1925 Riot and a 1940 Trenchgun . Love my M12s.
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    01-15-2023, 01:09 AM
    Had a part break on my Dillon 550 last year, sent them an email and got a replacement right away. The last time I’ve broken anything reloading. Prior to that eons ago for lee autoprime pot metal handles.
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    01-11-2023, 11:51 AM
    Been messing with gc lubed cast in my 1896 Swede but thatís apples and orangeade. Not pushing them. But seriously you would need gc pc boolits to get the velocity youíre looking for Iím thinking.
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    01-10-2023, 02:04 PM
    Had one but like the rcbs measures much better. The micrometer adjustment screw is great for load development. I have used Dillon 450 measures on my Lyman turret presses but have upgraded to 550 measures for pistol ammo. Very consistent throws.
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    01-06-2023, 02:04 PM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread Norinco 1887 in Shot Guns
    Stay away from coyote cap, if he’s even working, find another smith. You will pass before your heirs get your sg back. Good luck on your ‘87. I have one too, bought it after sass outlawed my Marlin pumps but never warmed up to it. Finally found a...
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    01-06-2023, 01:51 PM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread SciFi Blaster in Special Projects
    There are realistic parts available that drop in an AR upper and lower but imo donít look good as you still see the AR shape not a C96 shape. I plan to mill off the picatiny rail except for what is needed for the offset mounts. I also bought an AR10...
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    01-05-2023, 07:59 PM
    Or correct heel base bullets. Very nice Colt.
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    01-05-2023, 06:20 PM
    I have also put a #9 shot in ports to only have one ring of holes open for the lube to go through.
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    01-05-2023, 01:01 AM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread Tree trouble in Our Town
    I was also going to say use an axe. Sounds like there’s some steel in there. I have a volunteer oak that has grown around a steel or aluminum pole I drove next to it 40 years ago. Somebody’s going to get a surprise one day.
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    01-04-2023, 10:31 PM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread SciFi Blaster in Special Projects
    The ‘96 Broomhandle Mauser looking blaster that Han Solo carried is called a DL-44. Got mine started but have to build an extension tube on the front of the scope, faux scope mount for the right side and a faux hammer and safety that will also be...
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    01-04-2023, 08:46 PM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread SciFi Blaster in Special Projects
    Started on a DL-44 myself.
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    01-04-2023, 01:46 PM
    You could always do the Cracker Barrel method for mounting anything to a wall, a long screw right through the stock in several strategoric locations. Also makes them theft, kid and earthquake proof.
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    01-02-2023, 01:11 PM
    Found one a few years ago but its a .45colt ASM model. They are just different enough to not be easily repaired but I use it sparingly. Neat revolver. I collect and shoot Webleys too.
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    12-31-2022, 11:09 PM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread Marlin Issues. in Leverguns
    Good thread. I shoot cas and installed a one piece firing pin eons ago in my .45 Cowboy Limited. Eventually had the Ďjamí but a piece of coping saw blade and jbweld has fixed it and held up for 20 years. I believe the .45colt guns are more forgiving...
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    12-31-2022, 10:53 PM
    Iíve mounted my Burris FF3 on a Woodsman, a Model 41 and a two .45pccís and as soon as I get an offset mount Iíll try it on my AR.22 build. A very handy little sight. I have 2.
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    12-31-2022, 02:26 PM
    On a 1911 there are so many other issues that can affect the accuracy that a bad bore gets lost in the shuffle. Loose bushing, loose slide, worn link, worn lugs. I tore my old 1911 down after a shooting session for cleaning and the link pin was...
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    12-31-2022, 02:15 PM
    Just guessing but something coarse like 1/2 x 13. My old pacific/bair/hornady have handles with a step and have exposed threads with a nut. There are no threads in the press where the handle goes through.
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    12-31-2022, 12:40 PM
    I would be in a funk too. Thats a real bummer. Don’t have an alternative other than possibly a mutual friend who shoots and has room for your safe where your son could pick up your toys, go to the range or hunt and return them. You can’t help who...
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    12-31-2022, 12:29 PM
    Youíre too hard on the equipment sir. I used a turned down lug bolt on a AR.45 pcc build years ago. The head was the perfect diameter.
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    12-31-2022, 12:11 PM
    Got to thinking harder and I’m up to 15 from the 10 that I voted for. Some I seldom load, just loaded them a lot when I got the firearm but now not so much. The latest cartridge I'm wrestling with is a 300Hamr, didn’t like the 300blkout.
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    12-31-2022, 11:46 AM
    The only lemon that I can recall was an AMT .45 Backup that I conceal carried for a while and liked until the firing pin broke while shooting in the yard. The 1/4 inch ss pin had two milled cuts in it. A long one for the retaining pin and another...
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    12-31-2022, 11:20 AM
    I have no problem with adult corporal punishment. The only way you can get some peoples attention is to hurt them. I remember the outrage when American teenage vandalized property in Japan and were caned. I’ll bet they never vandalized anything...
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    12-31-2022, 11:09 AM
    Baltimoreed replied to a thread My life is complete. in Leverguns
    What he said.^^^^ X2.
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    12-31-2022, 12:07 AM
    Need to refine your video technique there Mr Wolfdog. Get a little more professional, bad form to drop your weapon. Interesting video. Off of a tripod at 25 yds I would think the 15-22 would have shot better groups. Keep them coming.
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    12-28-2022, 01:07 PM
    Watched the lee video, clever idea but I dont like lee collets on the smooth decapping expander rod because you have to just about destroy the collet nut to tighten it enough to keep the case from pulling it out when you lower the case. The expander...
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    12-28-2022, 12:44 AM
    I’ve never messed with ingots, seemed like a lot of extra work. I have my range lead, ww’s and assorted lead on a couple deep reenforced shelves on my shop work bench. When I’m ready to cast i grab a coffee can of them and start making boolits. Why...
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    12-27-2022, 10:39 PM
    Had to drill and tap too many of those darn stuck cases over the years. Keep my ‘case removal kit’ parts in the top drawer of my machinist tool box. I use a socket on the die to tighten the nut against to pull the case out of the die.
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    12-27-2022, 10:23 PM
    Try it and see. What I use in my old worn out 1896 or 1899 Krag is immaterial to what your new modern Ruger might like. But I use Hunters Supply 193 gr gc .312 rnfp boolits. I had a #1V in 25-06. A swell rifle. Good luck.
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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
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