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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Green Frog replied to a discussion Gunsmithing Sources in group 32 Retinue
    I just noticed that I was thinking faster than I was typing in the first paragraph. After the comma, the first sentence should have read, “I had Project 616 built Andy Horvath in LaGrange, OH”. I’d like to give credit where credit is due. Now,...
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    Yesterday, 12:29 AM
    Confession time, practical man... you know I have the earth shaking 327s, but one of my first steps down the yellow brick road of 32s was a 1950 vintage I frame transitional snub, that's post War, but with the old style leaf mainspring. It, along...
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    02-05-2023, 04:12 PM
    The Richmond, VA Bass Pro always struck me as a pretty good place… if you went upstairs, there was a large gun section with lots of good reloading stuff. The Cabela’s about 5-10 miles away was somewhat smaller, but a larger portion of their floor...
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    02-04-2023, 09:13 PM
    To me the S & L steel handles are the creme de la creme of the 310 handles. I backed into a small set so cheap I didn’t notice until I got home from the gun show that they were small (and at the time I was loading a lot of 45-70 with tongs)....
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    02-04-2023, 03:46 PM
    The majority of the wingless musket caps I’ve seen were made when they started selling inline muzzle loaders, but after they developed a way to use #209 shotgun primers, which supposedly give a better spark, that market died quickly. Of course...
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    02-04-2023, 01:34 PM
    Green Frog started a discussion Gunsmithing Sources in group 32 Retinue
    As I have said several times, I had Project 616 built by LaGrange, OH. I was very well satisfied with his work, to the point I’m planning to go back to him for a ten year tuneup and the addition of a second cylinder in 32-20. I found his prices...
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    02-04-2023, 01:09 PM
    Green Frog replied to a discussion In the Beginning… in group 32 Retinue
    MG: I hereby declare you the 32 Retinue “Head of Imagery”. You will now be paid ten times what the rest of us are paid for our group participation. Congratulations, oh wise one! :bigsmyl2: Bob, Who is “JRH”? Do they do barrel reboring in...
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    02-04-2023, 11:56 AM
    Green Frog replied to a discussion In the Beginning… in group 32 Retinue
    MG: I hereby declare you the 32 Retinue “Head of Imagery”. You will now be paid ten times what the rest of us are paid for our group participation. Congratulations, oh wise one! :bigsmyl2: Bob, Who is “JRH”? Do they do barrel reboring in...
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    02-03-2023, 10:02 AM
    I don’t have a firearm, nor a hand, nor eyes I hold in such low regard. I would pull them without a moment’s thought otherwise. But it’s not my circus, not my monkeys, so you can do what you want! Froggie
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    02-02-2023, 07:59 PM
    If you can’t get one here, CH-4D had them last time I checked. I might be willing to trade one for the right deal on a Herter’s shell holder or two, but it would probably be better for me to keep mine and let you go to CH-4D Froggie
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    02-01-2023, 05:48 PM
    I agree, but I think they regard the Single Seven in 327 as the “new and improved” version, so that’s probably not likely. Never say never, but I really don’t expect it. One positive aspect is the bolt cuts for the SS 7 are staggered from the...
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    01-31-2023, 06:24 PM
    Wow, I just looked at the plethora of variants Accurate Moulds offers of just that "105" design. These are the "Good Old Days" for getting your choice of mould made. :mrgreen:
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    01-31-2023, 06:11 PM
    It has been related that when they wore out a cherry at Lyman, the person who cut the new one would often change the design slightly. In fact, at one time they stamped a code letter on the block to indicate which cherry was used. I don't know what...
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    01-31-2023, 05:46 PM
    Could it perhaps be some sort of bullet seating tool? It reminds me somewhat of the tools we use to breech seat a bullet in the chamber of a schuetzen rifle, but that's a lot bigger than anything I've used. Froggie
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    01-31-2023, 12:06 PM
    Does it have the steel handles marked 32-20 or aluminum?
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    01-31-2023, 11:46 AM
    :goodpost: I click on every TL Jr post I see. I still have a soft spot in my heart (head?) for the press I started loading on. One of my fantasies is to take the turret from one of my late presses (yes, I have several) and redo one station/hole to...
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    01-31-2023, 11:10 AM
    Frankmo, now that you’ve found your way back, stop in more often. There’s a wealth of information here, sometimes nuggets, and sometimes boulders. I’ve been loading for almost 50 years and just discovered a couple of years ago that I couldn’t use...
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    01-31-2023, 10:47 AM
    I stand corrected! It’s a good thing he’s still making moulds as they were very well received and the bullets shot well in North-South Skirmish events. I hope he’ll be @ the Spring Nationals in May. Froggie
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    01-30-2023, 11:48 PM
    I've mostly used my Uberti Smoke Wagon for Cowboy Fast Draw with wax loads, but it has been pretty solid for me. It came from Taylor's and has the Taylor Tuned™ package, but the ones I've seen straight from Italy rise high above the "crap gun"...
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    01-30-2023, 11:11 PM
    Green Frog replied to a discussion In the Beginning… in group 32 Retinue
    I thought I had a winning hand with Project 616 and my Blackhawk 8 Shooter, but I've been trumped in spades with those two guns! I know I'm definitely in awe. I hope we can figure out how to post pictures sometime soon so we can all drool over...
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    01-30-2023, 11:25 AM
    I was at a little Gun Show in Central VA Saturday and was pleased to see a fair amount of powder there. Good variety too, but at prices pushing $50/lb, it was not that attractive. Primers were being sold by the hundred for about $17/sleeve or so....
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    01-30-2023, 11:19 AM
    Good post, Larry. I wish you hadn’t mentioned that 313631 mould though… I want to find one of them myself, and now you’ve set a whole new wave of enthusiasts searching for one. More competition for the slow old amphibian! When I visited beagle,...
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    01-30-2023, 11:06 AM
    Green Frog replied to a discussion In the Beginning… in group 32 Retinue
    Good post, RJM52. When you had your Single Sevens did you have any trouble with loading and unloading them? That seems to be the biggest complaint I hear from others who have owned them. :-? That converted Model 53 sounds great. An enclosed...
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    01-30-2023, 01:04 AM
    I believe #262 & #263, with the first being about the Project 616 build and the second about the recreation of a Model 16-3. Re your Single 7: The biggest complaint I’ve heard about them is difficulty loading and unloading with the small,...
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    01-29-2023, 10:13 PM
    If a serious reloader is also a caster, the only problem is finding sufficient primers and powder. Powder is used in such small doses it seems like a few pounds last forever. Primers have become the bane of reloaders' existence, but that's true...
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    01-29-2023, 09:19 PM
    By "long barrel" do you mean a long barreled handgun or a rifle? Idle question of course because I just love both! Right now 6" I- and K frames are the longest things I've got, but I'm really jones-ing for a 32 H&R or 327 FM carbine of some sort....
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    01-29-2023, 03:21 PM
    Thank you sir. Coming from you, that means a lot. To repeat what I told our friend Dale53 though, it seems like my interests have mostly wandered off into such esoteric areas I feared no one would be interested. Now with the 32s though, perhaps I...
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    01-29-2023, 02:01 PM
    Actually, I know just enough big words to get myself in trouble. In fact I can get my face slapped in five different languages! Regardless, glad to have you join in. Froggie
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    01-29-2023, 09:14 AM
    Green Frog replied to a discussion In the Beginning… in group 32 Retinue
    MT Gianni, with your experience, you may have to serve as our “tech guy”. Have you posted pictures in your other group? None of us here have been able to figure it out. I posted this question to the site’s Number 1, but haven’t gotten a reply as...
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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
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