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    Which size Round Ball to buy…..

    I want to buy a mold for a friend for Christmas. I do know he will ultimately buy an 1835/42 .69 caliber musket ( to match his bayonet).
    Whether it’s an original rifle or a new version of the same...
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    Sticky: I’m not sure if this will help you but I’ll put...

    I’m not sure if this will help you but I’ll put it out there.
    I’ve been buying my charcoal (for grilling) from Cranston Coal Co. in Rhode Island for years. It’s clean, burns better than ANY store...
  3. Need Antique Musket Rifle Checklist….

    I recently posted, and received great advice and information regarding a bayonet and rifle matchup. Now I need advice on what books to start reading and how to inspect an antique musket from the...
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    Thanks, I’ll pass on the gun show information to...

    Thanks, I’ll pass on the gun show information to him. As you might imagine he’s very excited about this news. I’m sure we’ll be heading other shows and that one as well.
    I’ll definitely post any...
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    I thought everyone would like to have a follow up...

    I thought everyone would like to have a follow up to this posting.
    A definitive answer was received today as to the origin of the bayonet.
    It is an import model, for a Model 1835 - 1842 .69...
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    My retirement rifle is, has been and always will...

    My retirement rifle is, has been and always will be 1892 Winchester 44-40. I’m open to a slightly newer year and older as well. It will be for target, hunting and fun. The search continues.
    I’ve...
  7. Forum: Cast Boolits

    Never used anything but a mechanical scale. I’m...

    Never used anything but a mechanical scale. I’m hands on, low tech and love it. I make “bullets” for the need. It takes me away.
    Go hands on and craft your boolits.
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    Just thought I would follow up on the progress of...

    Just thought I would follow up on the progress of identifying the bayonet. There has been a news blackout from all the sources we contacted. Not a single word. As it stands now, we are going to go...
  9. I agree with everyone, a Dremel Tool will not be...

    I agree with everyone, a Dremel Tool will not be your friend. You need a good set of gouges and rasps. I use these when I do work for others and myself. I made the angle rasp by having an old rasp...
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    What is the maximum distance (with accuracy) all...

    What is the maximum distance (with accuracy) all of you have seen with the Texan .457? I have one that was given to me a while back when a family member wanted it out of her house. It just looked...
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    I went to find my drill bit collar, but of...

    I went to find my drill bit collar, but of course, it’s hiding right now. But if get something like this set and match the size to both end stems diameter. You could add a solid metal piece in...
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    Try using a drill bit extension coupling. It...

    Try using a drill bit extension coupling. It allows you to extend the length of a drill bit to drill a deeper hole. It’s a collar about 2 inches long with 2 set screws on each end. Just a quick...
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    NYFirefighter357, The best hour of TV I’ve...

    NYFirefighter357,
    The best hour of TV I’ve seen in a long time. And the first time I’ve ever heard of the “candle holder” for a bayonet. So all the way around I highly recommend everyone to...
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    I asked for a better photo of the same angle you...

    I asked for a better photo of the same angle you and DJ are showing. I'm not driving back to Connecticut today. So we can get a better point of reference. Yours with the rounded bridge is like...
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    DJ, Your right, the bridge on the one you...

    DJ,
    Your right, the bridge on the one you have has a much more of a dome shape. Where, his is more square, squatter and not so tall.
    I’ve never talked with my friend as much as I have...
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    DJ, Your right, the bridge on the one you...

    DJ,
    Your right, the bridge on the one you have has a much more of a dome shape. Where, his is more square, squatter and not so tall.
    I’ve never talked with my friend as much as I have...
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    Thank you, I'll pass both links on and see where...

    Thank you, I'll pass both links on and see where it goes. I'm thinking we'll be going to a few gun shows also as they come up.
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    NYFirefighter357, thank you for the link. We...

    NYFirefighter357, thank you for the link. We searched through and believe it matches up to the M1855 Socket Bayonet. We are basing this on the US Stamp. This one has the same S style of lettering...
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    Sorry for the dark photo. The measurement is...

    Sorry for the dark photo. The measurement is 0.7945 inches. We did contact the organizations suggested and are awaiting to hear back. Once identified he will start searching for a rifle.
    Not sure...
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    A new clue revealed itself this morning. We...

    A new clue revealed itself this morning. We thought it was rust but it turned out to be just crusted grime. A little light cleaning and a “US” stamp appeared on the blade. There are no other...
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    I’m in Rhode Island. He’s in Connecticut. But...

    I’m in Rhode Island. He’s in Connecticut. But there is the Kentish Guard here locally we could check with. Great suggestion. Thanks.
    Once identified the real work begins for him. Finding a...
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    I agree, it is a nice piece of history. It came...

    I agree, it is a nice piece of history. It came out of nowhere two nights ago. He said he’s had it in the back of a closet for years. The screw and mount are fully functional like the day it was...
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    Matching a bayonet to a rifle

    I was at a friends house and he pulled out a bayonet he said he's had for years. Passed down from his father. I never knew he even had an interest in this sort of weaponry.
    He asked me if I knew...
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    Is it possible for you to tell us how “quiet”...

    Is it possible for you to tell us how “quiet” your new Hatsan 135 is? I’m looking at modifying an indoor range sound proofing. The old sound proofing has deteriorated which was a foam shaped like...
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    Like others here have said. I have mostly the...

    Like others here have said. I have mostly the ones that interest me or have the “how to” articles for the calibers I reload.
    As it would happen, we went through the 100 year flood, “ that never...
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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