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    Today, 01:25 PM
    I like to keep an extra set or two of the multi-cavity Lee moulds on hand all the time. In my experience they fit or can easily be made to fit virtually anybody’s moulds. A trick taught to me by Dale53 is to drill the ferrules for cross pins...
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    Today, 01:00 PM
    I discovered the Meepos lube pump several years ago and actually had a search and notify entry on eBay looking for one. To my uneducated eye it looked like a Star and the ones I saw being sold seemed to bring less than the better known one from...
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    Yesterday, 12:59 PM
    I tried a URL I found here for Meacham's website and got redirected to somebody selling Airsoft™ stuff. [smilie=b: I hope he's still in business. Froggie
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    Yesterday, 12:11 PM
    Hey Baltimoreed, where did you get 1/3 size SASS Marshall targets? Are they available through SASS? I'm not a member (I was doing Cowboy Fast Draw instead) but I'd love to have some additional novelty targets. I did get five little "rubber ducky"...
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    01-18-2022, 10:46 PM
    I’ve got the opposite problem… handles, sets and orphan dies have been following me home for years. Some of the complete sets have found new homes, but I fear my accumulation of oddball dies will never be sorted as they should and my nieces will be...
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    01-18-2022, 01:24 PM
    A dear friend of mine, now sadly departed, was a first class machinist. For small pins, screws and other simple parts, he wouldn’t wait to order and have them shipped, or even drive the 25 or so miles to town… he would make them himself and have the...
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    01-17-2022, 09:20 PM
    Sounds like if you’ll stumble onto a 25-20 set of either persuasion, you’ll be in high cotton. I had a beautiful boxed 310 set in 25-20 WCF, but swapped it off several years ago. The guy that got it is getting rid of some stuff and is the...
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    01-17-2022, 04:49 PM
    Eddie, AFAIK, the 310 dies for 25-20 SS and WCF may be used pretty much interchangeably. The longer, skinny case body of the SS will definitely work with WCF by simply backing the dies out by the proper amount. OTOH, the priming chambers are...
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    01-17-2022, 01:41 PM
    Finally gathered energy to descend to the bowels of my basement and locate the two dies I’ll be sending your way as soon as our USPS returns from their three day weekend. (MLK Day, doncha know!). One of the dies is an orphan from a pre-War set...
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    01-16-2022, 02:08 PM
    Many years ago, a long time High Power shooter friend of mine talked about using a “bumble bee load” in his pre-64 Winchester Model 70 target rifle. We were shooting the reduced (100 yd) course in Charlottesville, VA when he told me about using this...
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    01-14-2022, 10:55 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Softening Alloy in Cast Boolits
    I think we've established that A) the only way to soften a lead alloy is by adding a bunch more lead, and B) once antimony is alloyed with lead, it is very impractical o de-alloy it. At this point, I would suggest you might try to find someone...
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    01-14-2022, 09:33 PM
    Stew, I've kicked back in front of the fireplace for the evening. I'll try to dig it out first thing in the AM and see what else I can discover by daylight. Look for a PM tomorrow morning. Froggie
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    01-14-2022, 09:09 PM
    Slug, do you want the die that just neck sizes the 30-06 case, or the CMR that sizes and decaps at the same time? I believe I have the latter. I could really use that 313 sizer. Froggie
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    01-14-2022, 09:03 PM
    The original 3118/311008 from Ideal runs about 115-118 gr and has a long and honorable history with the 32 S&W L, even though it was designed for the 32-20. If you’d really like to investigate the possibilities of shooting these heavy-for-caliber...
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    01-13-2022, 06:49 PM
    I’ll take the 9mm mould. PM follows. Froggie
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    01-13-2022, 06:41 PM
    Is the side plate on an OM Colt revolver as critically fitted as that of a S&W revolver? If yes, you were doubly lucky; first to find the gun and second to find a side plate you could fit to it well. Congratulations (but of course I would be even...
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    01-12-2022, 02:06 PM
    Don, My reply to that would be that cases destined for a lot of carrying and use should be covered with cloth or leather. A company called Apache Cases IIRC used to be represented at gun shows here in VA. These cases were covered with a coarse...
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    01-11-2022, 07:44 PM
    I wish we weren’t on opposite sides of the country. I’d love to sit down with you and swap stories, show off guns and drink coffee or adult beverages. We certainly share similar tastes, even though most of my favorites have a W in their name....
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    01-10-2022, 03:02 PM
    Sorry for the slow reply… I’m not following this thread as closely as I should be. To answer your question in a word, no. After reading the reply from Outpost75, and with the variety of revolvers I have in the several lengths of 32 cal cartridges,...
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    01-10-2022, 02:37 PM
    The main difference for me between using a turret or a progressive press is sequence. With a progressive I start the first case at the first station then start pulling the lever and feeding. After four pulls a loaded case emerges and this...
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    01-10-2022, 02:17 PM
    My only experience with a Star sizer thus far is with one in the basement of Dale53. He had it all set up and ready to go for 32 bullets, sizing them to .313” while simultaneously lubricating them with hard Carnauba Red and a heater underneath. I...
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    01-08-2022, 05:27 PM
    Cool! Will it be a "Frankendoor" or a "Trapstein" when it's done? I've always thought that custom Trapdoor projects were just too cool for school! 8-) Be sure to post in-progress pictures. You know how much we love pictures here. Froggie
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    01-07-2022, 07:18 PM
    I had just decided I wasn't going to buy any more 32 revolvers. In fact I was going to sell off a few. I had never even heard of the Colt Officer's Model Target variation. That would have to be a real joy to... "Get thee behind me, Satan!"...
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    01-07-2022, 02:22 PM
    Scott, I think you misspelled it. It’s more properly the “Queasy Loader” because you’ll get sick of trying to load with it! :kidding: Froggie
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    01-07-2022, 01:47 PM
    The only lube I’ve ever used for pan lubing is Emmert’s and it’s just hard enough to take out of the pan in a cake then push the bullets through base first by hand. There’s a fine line between too soft and sticky and so hard it hurts my thumb. ...
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    01-06-2022, 05:07 PM
    Mr Ramrod nailed it. That die is pretty much a useless curiosity unless you happen to have that oddball press, in which case it becomes about priceless! Strangely enough, there have been several of these presses on fleaBay lately. I wonder if it...
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    01-03-2022, 11:24 PM
    You might also want to check in with the S&W Forum < > and look at their Antiques pages. There are lots of enthusiasts there with a ton of information. One of the regulars just published a nice little book on...
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    01-03-2022, 01:26 PM
    That was Val Forgett, Jr who passed away in 2002. He was the founder of the original Navy Arms and built up the company based largely on Italian imports of reproduction antique type arms. The N-SSA owes much of its popularity to his products. ...
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    01-01-2022, 05:14 PM
    The “Full Charge” wadcutter using an original H&G #50 molds is one of my all time favorite .38 Special loads, too! It is also a dandy field load for edible small game, too! Dale53
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    01-01-2022, 01:30 PM
    Pick one. ;) These mostly date back 70-100 years. What’s the old saying about “skinning a cat”? Froggie
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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