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    06-26-2022, 02:42 PM
    Most WWII ammo was corrosive primed. The primary exception was .30 Carbine ammo. Treat the .30-06 as corrosive...
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    06-23-2022, 06:47 PM
    36g replied to a thread Dixie Gun Works in Muzzleloading.
    I've dealt with them multiple times for BP, cartridge, kits and parts. Never a problem and they shipped promptly.
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    06-23-2022, 04:30 PM
    How about tow (flax fiber) as was used as a wad/patch for flintlocks? See Track of the Wolf for supply.
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    06-22-2022, 09:10 PM
    CH-4D has treated me well over the years. If you need a custom die or a tweaked die just give them a call. They were very knowledgeable and accommodating.
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    06-22-2022, 11:51 AM
    Fiebings Medium Brown or Dark Brown would be my suggestion. Test in barrel channel for optimum color rendition. If applied to end grain area color rendition will not be the same as side grain...
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    06-21-2022, 10:58 PM
    36g replied to a thread interesting plastic and brass in Our Town
    DAG is a German headstamp. Best thought at this point is that it is some fired German 7.62 NATO practice ammo. It had an aluminum head with primer and the rest was plastic with a metal ball inside the plastic bullet shape. On firing, the bullet...
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    06-20-2022, 12:15 PM
    36g replied to a thread Mosin-Nagant Fans? in Military Rifles
    My first M91/30 was from Sears back in the 1960's (ya, I'm older than dirt). It came in arsenal wrap - gauze wrap around the rifle then dipped in a cocoon shell of beeswax. It was a Finn capture and unfired. Sloppy trigger and kicked like a mule...
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    06-20-2022, 11:58 AM
    Have you tried to caseharden the frizzen to yield some good sparks? Brownells has Casenit...
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    06-17-2022, 07:54 PM
    36g replied to a thread ID on Rolling Block in Single Shot Guns
    Yup, Apex. I can certainly drill a cross pin hole and use a pin or configure it for a screw. I received an extractor today. My plan is for use as a movie prop. I may sleeve the chamber to accept either a .45-70 blank or even a .45 LC blank just to...
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    06-17-2022, 12:13 PM
    Buy individual bits to suit needs. I find the cut off wheels, grinding stones, and various carbide bits most useful. A caution using the carbide burrs - the shards being cut off are very sharp, fine metal slivers and tend to stick easily into...
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    06-17-2022, 12:06 PM
    36g replied to a thread ID on Rolling Block in Single Shot Guns
    The fourth picture in the OP shows the bottom of the breech block. There are three shallow grooves but no slot.
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    06-16-2022, 08:22 PM
    36g replied to a thread ID on Rolling Block in Single Shot Guns
    There is no cross pin in it as that would show in the firing pin hole. There is no indication in the firing pin hole of any cross hole being drilled, either for a pin or a screw.
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    06-16-2022, 01:37 PM
    36g replied to a thread ID on Rolling Block in Single Shot Guns
    Thanks to all for the info! I have a sliding extractor on order and some new springs and firing pin. Only outstanding question at this point is how the firing pin is to be retained. Push comes to shove I'll drill and tap a hole for a retaining screw...
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    06-15-2022, 03:54 PM
    36g replied to a thread ID on Rolling Block in Single Shot Guns
    The upper tang is lightly stamped Remington - last date looks like April 17, 1880. Chamber dimensions (as best measured with a caliper) are 0.693" rim diameter and 0.597" base diameter. Base to shoulder length approx. 1.25". Only marking on barrel...
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    06-15-2022, 01:42 PM
    I picked up this RB and it's in need of some parts - extractor and firing pin and whatever activates the extractor and holds in the firing pin. I can't see any means to retain the firing pin in the breech block. Still need to do a chamber cast to...
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    06-11-2022, 12:19 PM
    36g replied to a thread Epoxy Release Agent ? in Our Town
    Attached is a photo of a gang silicon mold for .45 LC cartridges plus a few as cast rounds (flashing still on them) and a cast 12.7mm Russian round (pigmented polyurethane) and an artillery nose fuze (natural polyurethane). No mold release used on...
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    06-11-2022, 09:40 AM
    36g replied to a thread Epoxy Release Agent ? in Our Town
    If you use RTV silicon rubber to make the mold there usually isn't a need for a release agent. Amazon has a listing for molding materials. You could also cast the bodies from polyurethane or clear polyester. Dyes are available if tints or colors are...
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    06-10-2022, 03:15 PM
    I tried the OP etouffee today - switched the crawfish for shrimp. I had to add a bit more chicken stock to thin it (may have used too much flour...). It was delicious! As was noted later on I should have doubled the recipe - no leftovers!
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    06-08-2022, 08:04 PM
    Ran across this the other day after a referral. https://www.recoilweb.com/fake-bakelite-the-best-fakelite-recipe-165615.html Here are the first results of my efforts: Left to Right: Original polymer AK mag, next two - Fakelite painted...
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    06-08-2022, 12:19 AM
    36g started a thread Romanian PSL in Military Rifles
    Have been shooting a PSL from a kit purchased when the first batches were imported years ago. Running Czech light ball I couldn't get much of a group out of it. Tried a few rounds of Winchester 180 gr. FMJ and was able to start seeing some 1 1/2"...
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    06-06-2022, 03:43 PM
    36g replied to a thread Leaf ID? in Our Town
    Thanks for all the input! It would appear that Oregon Grape it is although the leaves of the wild strawberry do look very close.
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    06-06-2022, 12:27 AM
    36g replied to a thread The Goodness of Spam in Our Town
    My Dad was a WWII vet so I'm sure he had lots of it in the Pacific. BUT I remember having fried SPAM as a kid and my Dad would still eat it. I still enjoy SPAM. The company had a building at the MN State Fair that had a more complete variety of...
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    06-06-2022, 12:16 AM
    36g replied to a thread Leaf ID? in Our Town
    More info - they were found in a mixed pine/oak forested area, the ground was well frozen with snow cover in the area. Nearby lake had about 1 foot of ice on it so temps had to have been cold for a while. There were several of these plants scattered...
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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