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  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    If the boolit has any kind of prolate or otherwise lengthy nose on it, you would probably do better with 16:1 alloy, at least for starters. The boolit needs to be soft enough to slug up in the bore, but not so soft as to allow the nose to slump...
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    06-30-2022, 10:20 AM
    I can’t make pdfs, don’t hve the App. My scanner on the printer doesn’t always work, but I can try it and see what happens. Maybe Providence has a downloadable version on their site, or can maybe email you one. It’s
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    06-30-2022, 09:43 AM
    As long as the customer supplies the “Quality Control” step of manufacture, Harbor Freight Stuff is plenty good enough for home-shop use. Their little specialty pliers and C-clamps can be selected from the bins with no more effort than making sure...
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    06-29-2022, 11:36 AM
    According to the instructions I have, the thread pitch on original 1895s is 11-36. The Mirokus are metric M5-5. Both holes are the bolt access hole for takedown that already exists in the proper place on the receiver, and apparently, the same...
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    06-26-2022, 06:04 PM
    I have a Pacific .44-40 die set, good condition inside&out, in the blue Pacific plastic box. How about $45 shipped?
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    06-03-2022, 09:54 AM
    The Meepos Speedlube had a third lever to pump the lube onto the boolit, the hand operated version of the automated spring-loaded pumper on the Star. Also, it had “MEEPOS GUN SHOP LA CAL” and “SPEEDLUBE” cast into the frame. The lube reservoir...
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    06-02-2022, 10:36 AM
    Bent Ramrod replied to a thread dies in Vintage Reloading Gear
    Bair bought out Pacific in the ‘80s, IIRC. For a while it was a Bair-Pacific, then just Bair. The paint jobs and logos changed, but the quality stayed high. Pacific invented the modern C press and the 7/8” x 14 reloading die set. Lachmiller...
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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
GC Gas Check