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    Today, 03:44 AM
    That is TZ-75, another import name, as all of the guns listed were made by Tanfoglio of Italy. The original 15 round CZ-75 mags have been known to work, but only the older ones. Also, a decade or so ago Tanfoglio adopted a small/large frame to...
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    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    Tanfoglio TA-90 will also take TZ-75 and Springfield P-9 mags, all the same gun. Jericho 941 mags should also work, same frame from the same manufacturer. Also, early Tanfoglio Witness mags will also fit.
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    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    I had a nice electronic scale, was accurate right to the razors edge...for about 6 months. It was "donated" to a pawn shop. I have an early 1970s Ohaus 5-0-5 that I use now with RCBS check weights and I feel perfectly comfortable with that.
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    12-05-2021, 11:28 PM
    @ Sixgun Pecatonica River makes the Underhammer Kits in two styles
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    12-05-2021, 10:43 PM
    Where was your mentor when I started doing muzzleloaders. I have 6 different calibers of rifles. But I at least have Two Rifles of each caliber , and 5 in .50 and only two are faster twist.
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    12-05-2021, 10:07 PM
    All of your caliber choices are good. Every time I get drawn for big game hunts , I build a rifle for that hunt. I build them for What I am going to hunt , and Where I am going to hunt. Like. I got drawn for Elk. So I built a Mauser in 35...
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    12-05-2021, 07:45 PM
    Same reason why I couldn't get all the rounds I was supposed to out of pound of TAC - quality control is slipping, and overages and shortages occur. If you verified your scale with a check weight, then you should be good to go, I would think!
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    12-05-2021, 05:38 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread What do I need... in Muzzleloading.
    @ogre. That wasn't a joke. It really happened. Right Armoredman
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    12-05-2021, 05:28 PM
    Thank you Vettepilot. That narrows down the area I need to visit to find those trees. Now I just have to find the time to get up there. I came up with the idea of using the 1/4" screen to separate the finer material out of chipped up wood ,...
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    12-05-2021, 01:13 PM
    A old girlfriend was over one time and saw me tumbling brass casings. She didn't tell me , but she decided to throw her jewelry in the tumbler to shine it up. It came out really shiny. But it polished off ALL the gold plating that was on it.
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    12-05-2021, 01:06 PM
    The bedding is easier to process. But I found that screening it first thru a 1/4" screen is of a big help. You separate a lot of the tiny prices that would cook or burn into extra Ash. It isn't critical , but it helps.
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    12-05-2021, 12:38 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread trigger spring. in Muzzleloading.
    The hastle of finding parts like this for older guns and the outrageous cost of shipping is why I make a lot of my own parts. Lots of parts are simple to make at home. Question, why did you need a new spring ?
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    12-04-2021, 07:40 PM
    Vinegar works great to remove rust. But will also take off your bluing. But mixing it with Windex which has Ammonia will probably kill some of the acidity in the vinegar.
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    12-04-2021, 07:30 PM
    I too vote for the 257 Roberts. Another choice I have had good performance from was a 244 or 6mm Remington. They are the same cartridge , just a different barrel twist. The 6mm shoots heavier bullets better , and if you are a hand loader , it...
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    12-04-2021, 12:22 AM
    The adjustable roller ball triggers I make , have a stop screw up thru the trigger spring. So you have a way to limit your Over travel. Mine also were able to adjust down to 1/2 lb pull. But I feel that is too light to be safe if hunting or if...
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    12-04-2021, 12:19 AM
    I made holders for cases out of some tubing that the case fit in loosely. I would put release agent , ( Johnson's past wax or just wax ) on the case. Then I used bedding compound or hard epoxy to fill up the tube and mold to the case. The case is...
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    12-03-2021, 09:35 PM
    Most epoxies or fiberglass agents thin with denatured alcohol. They both can be cleaned up with acetone , but I do not use it for thinning out the material.
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    12-03-2021, 04:28 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread trigger spring. in Muzzleloading.
    For THIS spring. The paper clamp / Binder worked great because, The ring for the mounting screw was already formed. It just had to be expanded a little with a punch. So all you had to do was to cut it to the width you needed , file in the...
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    12-03-2021, 04:17 PM
    For my store bought Triggers , I made a Dummy trigger out of plastic or Wood and when I glass bedded the stock , the stock was then Molded to fit the replacement trigger exactly. With the dummy on the action , it was much easier to inlet the stock....
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    12-03-2021, 03:17 PM
    I have used both plus the Boyds Triggers. But on most of my rifles , I just modified the factory trigger into an Adjustable Roller Ball trigger. I did a tutorial on it a few years back. Maybe you can find it somehow. IMO the Timney was the best...
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    12-03-2021, 11:13 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread trigger spring. in Muzzleloading.
    I take it you are looking for the Sear Spring that goes on the rear part of the lock. The Trigger itself does not have a spring. I will look thru my Stuff. But I think I had to make my last one. I made it out of metal from one of those Black...
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    12-01-2021, 09:11 PM
    I am not positive. But I don't think it will fit properly without some minor modification. I sold my Brazilian Mauser with bayonet. So I can't check for you. Woops. My Mauser was a 1908 Mauser. I think the 1905 uses a different lug design.
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    12-01-2021, 01:30 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread 56 years ago...... in Muzzleloading.
    Your story brings back many memories of the stuff I built back when I was a kid. Like a cannon I built out of an old Mauser barrel with the chamber cut off. Thank you for sharing your good times.
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    12-01-2021, 03:51 AM
    Never tried any of that, when I get another grill I will have to try that.
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    12-01-2021, 03:48 AM
    During nthe brief shining moment that CAL Ranch had primers, they were $5.99 per 100. I bought what I could. Haven't seen any more in some time.
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    12-01-2021, 01:03 AM
    I had a Century CETME. It lasted one magazine then fell apart. Century refused to honor the warranty, said it expired while on the distributors shelf. Do you have a ground bolt? If so, you might have to look into the +1,2,3 rollers to get proper...
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    12-01-2021, 01:00 AM
    I agree - seal that with some spray laquer and put 'em on the market - I saw stuff that looked a lot worse going for good money in some of those new age hippie shops in Flagstaff and Sedona.
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    11-30-2021, 11:24 PM
    Easier or harder , depends on what rifle you are trying to measure. The two methods are not Universal for all firearms. I trust casting chambers, throats , rifling and freebores. More accurate and not subject to defects in the pounded slug. That...
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    11-30-2021, 04:35 PM
    When you plug the barrel, Use a cleaning patch on a cleaning jag or wooden dowel and no more than two patches to make it tight. Leave the rod or dowel in the barrel with the patches on it. Do Not ball patches up and stuff them down the barrel....
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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