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  1. Forum: Vintage Ammo

    I’d shoot the stuff, myself. The ammunition is...

    I’d shoot the stuff, myself. The ammunition is still commercially available and that ammo is not all that old. Finding the collector that would offer you the big bucks would likely be more...
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    It was very common for a gunsmith or experimenter...

    It was very common for a gunsmith or experimenter to recut or recherry an existing bullet mould to some new design he needed or thought would be the latest&greatest. If the original cavity was...
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    If what you’re interested in is which powders are...

    If what you’re interested in is which powders are applicable for your needs, you might get a copy of Propellant Profiles, from Wolfe Publications. It’s a compendium of all the articles under the...
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    Just get on Amazon and search for “Steam...

    Just get on Amazon and search for “Steam Cleaner.” The one I got looks like a teapot, blue, with an electric cord and a lot of little accessories that screw into the spout. Can’t remember the brand...
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    Check on the Vintagemachinery web site. They...

    Check on the Vintagemachinery web site. They have collected a library of the old instruction manuals and parts lists for obsolete machinery. If your Dunlop came with change gears (an extra stack...
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    Yes, my .32 Pedersoli is pretty grungy down...

    Yes, my .32 Pedersoli is pretty grungy down there, even though the cleaning patches come out light gray after a 30 minute cleaning session after shooting.

    I found this out when I made a little...
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    Forum: Our Town

    For me, gun shows are an opportunity to add to...

    For me, gun shows are an opportunity to add to the database of how unusual, how interesting, and how the price of my own findings has appreciated. I like to look at guns and gun stuff the way others...
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    Forum: Our Town

    I have one I use to remove and replace the...

    I have one I use to remove and replace the bushing atop my RCBS press. It’s the only one of convenient size that opens up far enough. It came down from my grandfather who worked at Ford for a time....
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    The Quigley stock, for modern target shooting,...

    The Quigley stock, for modern target shooting, has a lot of drop in it. Very 19th century, though.

    It also has the narrow military style buttplate, often seen on the original buffalo guns, but if...
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    I’ve made a couple adapter rings, for loading .22...

    I’ve made a couple adapter rings, for loading .22 RF and .22 Extra Long CF on homemade dies in the 310 tool. They are needed because there is often more or less of a gap when the 310 dies are...
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    Best wishes for your recovery bigted. I had...

    Best wishes for your recovery bigted.

    I had one of those burst capillaries. The Doc said the most common cause is diabetes, but in the absence of that, they don’t know why it happens.

    I had a...
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    You’re all very welcome; I’m glad to contribute...

    You’re all very welcome; I’m glad to contribute where I can. And, like that squire in The Seventh Seal, “I love to give good advice,” useful or no.

    I think Sharpe’s book also goes into the...
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    Forum: Leverguns

    How is your headspace? A pressure level that...

    How is your headspace? A pressure level that would take the head off a .357 shell might have bent or stressed the linkage, and loosened it up. Not having your rifle tightly breeched could cause...
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    uscra112 is right. Nowadays, .25-20 WCF brass is...

    uscra112 is right. Nowadays, .25-20 WCF brass is no harder to find than the Single Shot version (or any easier, either, or less expensive), so there’s no particular savings advantage in setting the...
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    Scheutzen powder of that vintage was a “bulk”...

    Scheutzen powder of that vintage was a “bulk” smokeless powder that, for certain specific cartridges, could be loaded bulk-for-bulk using the same scoops (or powder measures at the same settings) as...
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    Forum: Our Town

    I thought the remake of Planet of the Apes did a...

    I thought the remake of Planet of the Apes did a much better job of suspending disbelief than the original did. It wasn’t just the superior special effects and costuming; the acting was more...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    Keith started collecting back when the “rare,...

    Keith started collecting back when the “rare, vintage antiques” of our time were just obsolete, used guns, of no particular general interest or value. He remarked in one of his later books that...
  18. I wrote up my conversion of .240 Weatherby Magnum...

    I wrote up my conversion of .240 Weatherby Magnum cases to .236 Lee Navy a ways back in this section.

    Almost as hard and elaborate, and (as it turned out) more costly, was the conversion of .348...
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    How many patches do you use to wipe between...

    How many patches do you use to wipe between shots?

    Not that a magic number does the trick, but none of my paper-patch rifles really started sitting up and talking until I decided to clean (not...
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    Generally, the Lyman/Ideal hollow base pins I’ve...

    Generally, the Lyman/Ideal hollow base pins I’ve seen are held in a socket in the wood by a cross pin driven through a hole located and drilled through the side. Where the excess was cut off can...
  21. The descriptions of the “real” London Oil Finish...

    The descriptions of the “real” London Oil Finish (IIRC) that I’ve read entail a mixture of boiled linseed oil and “Spirit Varnish” (ie shellac dissolved in alcohol) mixed together and rubbed into the...
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    I never had feeding problems with the new retro...

    I never had feeding problems with the new retro 90’s Model 70 .270 I had for a while. But I mostly used Loverin boolits and didn’t powder coat.

    It functioned well, but certainly wasn’t something...
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    Jacques P. Herter was George L. Herter’s nephew. ...

    Jacques P. Herter was George L. Herter’s nephew. I read a while back that he’s a shrink in N. Dakota or somewhere. Wish he’d get going on a bio of Uncle George L.; it would make fascinating reading....
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    I used to stop at his store (called “The Gun...

    I used to stop at his store (called “The Gun Shop”) in Lancaster on the way back from gun show trips to LA. All kinds of Cool Stuff for sale there. I found my Stevens Buckhorn .25 RF and my .236...
  25. Original Hoch moulds were lathe-bored to the...

    Original Hoch moulds were lathe-bored to the customer’s design. Beside the serial number, all Hoch ever put on them was a composite of the diameter in thousandths and the weight in grains. There...
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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