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  • john.k's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    Not a liner,but I had a boat propshaft coupling that was Loctite red and some rust ,and it took near red heat and a 50 ton press to get it apart.
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    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    The retainer screw is a tiny very fine thread.....40 tpi ....and commonly stripped .....however ,the axle is still retained if the screw head is the correct size .....Ive found a metric thread thats slightly larger ,and is a tight fit even in a...
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    06-25-2022, 09:24 AM
    if I was loading first time for someone to go hunting with.....Id be using book loads and jacketed bullets....Too much can go wrong with first time cast loads ,and make him unhappy ,to say the least.
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    06-25-2022, 09:11 AM
    As others have mentioned,once Loctited ,the liner can be considered permanent and immovable......epoxy is the same ,once set ,it literally has to be burned out.......ive shot close fitting liners without any glue at all,and the liner doesnt take...
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    06-23-2022, 06:30 AM
    Its quite likely they had a run of parts made,and until that inventory is sold,no changes........and judging by comments,they will never be sold.
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    06-23-2022, 06:24 AM
    Many single shot block type rifles have this problem.....the cure has been to provide overtravel of the breechblock to extract,and to spring load the extractor so that it returns into its recess ,before a cartridge is loaded.....When I made a Starr...
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    06-20-2022, 07:59 AM
    If there is no acid smell,its unlikely the powder decomposing.....I had an old can of 4895 go bad,I sifted all the red dust out of it,within a few weeks ,the whole grains had crumbled into red dust.....i would imagine you could reload and fire the...
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    06-20-2022, 01:38 AM
    I make a split lapping tool from a fired case .....works with bigger centrefire cases too.
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    06-20-2022, 01:31 AM
    I certainly wouldnt worry about Loctite softening with heat.....unless it was full auto.....one advantage with solder ,is if something goes wrong,its melts and runs to completely free the liner......Once either epoxy or loctite has set,it never...
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    06-20-2022, 01:20 AM
    I dont think you d call my hammer spring weak....its almost painful to thumb cock,compared to a Winchester.....the guns certainly not worn,Ive owned it from new ,and have washed any heavy oil out of the bolt ,and reoiled with sewing machine...
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    06-19-2022, 10:03 PM
    I have a Marlin 1895 ,bought new in the 70s......always had light strike ,IMHO ,the hammer is too light....some primers it doesnt like at all.(1 in 20 need a recock of the hammer).....Very simple cure...I use pistol primers...(BTW,in my opinion,if...
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    06-19-2022, 09:57 PM
    Simple rule....never chamber a fired case from another rifle.(unless its been resized)....no two chambers are exactly the same ....so if cases are swapped between guns ,one case will be loose,one will be tight ......of course in some types of gun...
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    06-17-2022, 10:54 PM
    Unfortunately ,firing wont resize the case.......the biggest problem is to lift the bolt,something has gotta give.....either the extractor will tear out of the case rim,or the extractor will break....worst scenario would be the bolt handle breaks...
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    06-17-2022, 08:36 PM
    Very common repair for a gunsmith.......even if the round in the chamber is fired,the case will still be stuck ...there is no magic cure for this one...........However ,after the round is fired,it may be possible to release the stuck case by...
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    06-15-2022, 12:10 AM
    I got the same rifle,wish it was a PH 1858,but it aint.........anyhoo,shooting it for over 50 years,and only minie I found accurate was the PH 510gr style ,the mould was made by Lyman,and still is......cast from roofing lead,lubed with my mix of...
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    06-14-2022, 09:55 PM
    The squid boy Martini is not a Greener shotgun EGMkIII.....its a British Army Martini Henry action ,considerably smaller and better shaped .....looking at the cocking indicator,its a MkI/II of 1872-1878.
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    06-13-2022, 03:18 AM
    The local heat treaters used to have a big sign up at the front counter "Satisfaction NOT Guaranteed."..........they were con artists too,and would never say when something was bound to fail........I once took the endplates from a big hydraulic...
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    06-13-2022, 03:10 AM
    A common trick was to quench in water with 1/8" layer of oil on top..this gives a tough quench without filling the shop with smoke.
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    06-13-2022, 02:59 AM
    john.k replied to a thread F-150 gas mileage in Our Town
    Every car now specs some water thin oil to get the fuel milage advertised and to mimimize emissions........I just use 15/40 from the compressors...retired now,but made sure I got enough oil and filters to last till Im 90.....took 1000gal of free...
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    06-13-2022, 02:34 AM
    I agree the Martini is an ex police shot gun,very large and ugly.
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    06-13-2022, 02:30 AM
    On thing I d be looking for is a 14" twist,so I could use cheaper/more available 50 and 55gr bullets.
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    06-11-2022, 07:34 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Tree of Heaven in Muzzleloading.
    See claimed the top Euro powders made from grape vine prunings......anyway,I think the important factor is ash content.....this ideally around 10-11% ,but common woods are around 20%....both willow and tree of heaven are class E invasive weeds here.
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    06-11-2022, 07:24 AM
    Any minie rifle,the bullets should slip not tight,not loose into the muzzle ......fail to hit target is caused by wrong/no lube,or hard lead.........beeswax and olive oil is good,but all the 1960s revues of these guns used Crisco ...I dont even know...
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    06-10-2022, 07:21 AM
    john.k replied to a thread The greatest man in Our Town
    My parents were depression generation too......never spend tuppence where a penny would do.....they were spared to live long lives and depart peacefully,just as your father.
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    06-10-2022, 07:13 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Wanting a Lathe in Our Town
    I used to buy ,sell and repair lathes......and anything with a good name and old US iron will be 50 plus years old......also pre 1960 will likely have a "soft "bed.....ie not hardened...and excessive wear..........If I lived in a semi remote area...
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    06-09-2022, 10:01 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Wanting a Lathe in Our Town
    The lathe in the govdeals link is a Chinese make school type lathe.....new price when bought would have been around $1000.........havent looked lately ,but current new price would be around $4000-$5000.
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    06-09-2022, 09:51 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Wanting a Lathe in Our Town
    There has been no improvement in manual toolroom style lathes since the 1960s.......the reason being cost.......top machines would be Monarch,Hendey,Sidney ,Weiler,Mazak etc.or maybe a later South Bend of medium size.
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    06-09-2022, 12:13 AM
    john.k replied to a thread The Goodness of Spam in Our Town
    Many years ago I was put into the Veterans Dept ,as a low grade clerical.....one of my jobs was to oversee hospital contracts for food .....and the meat patties (spam) spec had all the gruesome details of what went into it....like membrane wire...
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    06-08-2022, 08:55 PM
    Im surprised....I have a Jaegaer Zouave ,since new around 1970,and I always understood they were kind of low on the totem pole of replicas,but it shoots OK..........The 1 in 48" twist is acknowledged best for a 58,so I suppose a 33 isnt that far...
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    06-08-2022, 03:40 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Investments in Our Town
    When I was about 12 ,my old man put a fair ammount in stocks for me and my brother......I had a lot in a Copper mine ,and over 15 years ,the stocks never rose ,mainly I suspect because the CEOs in London and New York made sure they didnt....A lot in...
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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