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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Nipple Modification
« on: September 21, 2017, 12:47:42 PM »
I have heard of some who have used a small, tapered punch (like maybe a nail set) to gently swell the neck of the nipple.

Colt Automatics / Re: Colt 1903/8 Hammerless
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:56:50 AM »
Jaxenro, the C&R license is a bargain! $30.00 for a 3 year license lets you purchase "most" guns over 50 years old, shipped right to your door.

Navy Models / Re: Poor Boy makeover
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:49:27 AM »
Great job!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: We been robbed!
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:47:33 AM »
Looking for a midnight snack!

General Discussion / Re: Going to be interesting here in Fla next few days
« on: September 16, 2017, 08:36:32 AM »
Good to hear you are OK. We have 4 friends ( couples) in Fl. One couple (Mims, Fl) hunkered down (water well and generator), 2 headed north, don't know about the 4th couple. The couple that stayed had a few shingles off the roof and debris in the yard; but otherwise OK. That storm sure created havoc!

Welcome Wagon / Re: New recruit from Kentucky
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:02:41 PM »
Welcome from Wisconsin! Yep, LOTS of interesting reading here.

Navy Models / Re: Another Proud Misrepresentation On GB
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:50:24 PM »
I just nicely "ask seller a question", only it isn't a question, tell them what I know. Like Fingers, I get varied reactions. It doesn't hurt to let them know "we" are watching. L@.

Lead casting / Re: Glutton for punishment
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:42:17 PM »
Right, and these are for the 38 Spl cartridge. They fit in the cylinder just fine. I measured just behind the crimp and it was .375". At the crimp it measures less. I might have to see if I can "fashion" a cartridge lifter and try crimping with my 35 Rem. crimper.

Lead casting / Re: Glutton for punishment
« on: September 09, 2017, 07:55:18 PM »
Richard, if you go to the CastBoolits forum you will find info pertaining to brass molds. Like you, I never did anything except clean them and cast. On the forum they recommend 2-3 cycles of heat (to 400*) and cool before using. ?? Supposed to make a patina in the cavities that makes casting and releasing the boolits better. How about just using them like we do? L@J

General Discussion / Re: "Historically Correct" is a misnomer
« on: September 09, 2017, 07:28:22 PM »
OK, I happen to have some original guns....Remmies, R&S, Starr's, etc. Still, I am not using 160 year old powder, molds, caps, etc. Does that mean I am not "historically correct"? I really don't care if my repro guns aren't 100% accurate in their production; I am using them in an historical powder, round balls, percussion caps! Period! Close enough for me.

General Discussion / Re: What I like to do
« on: September 05, 2017, 01:42:23 PM »
How deep is the line? Would a metal detector work to trace it? Shouldn't be very deep in Arizona, but what do I know!

Photo Gallery / Re: Must be Christmas!
« on: September 01, 2017, 07:01:15 PM »
Of those powders you ordered, I don't have any OE. Let us know of any perceived (or measured) differences between the Cartridge and the ffg and fffg powders and the OE powder.

Lead casting / Re: Glutton for punishment
« on: August 31, 2017, 06:19:40 PM »
Oh, I do understand the need for more productive reloading when you do a lot of shooting. This was just offered as a viable alternative for someone who is not doing a lot of shooting and doesn't want to invest in a lot of money for casual shooting. I have only loaded .358 HB wadcutters in quantity for my 36 C&B revolvers.
You do have a very nice set-up for reloading in quantity. I only wish I shot as much as you (well, maybe not quite as much!). I would need to order another case of BP!

Lead casting / Re: Glutton for punishment
« on: August 31, 2017, 12:52:12 PM »
So, for a little more than $20.00, he has a heeled bullet mold, sizer, and crimper. I just need to get busy (how many times have you heard that?!

Lead casting / Re: Glutton for punishment
« on: August 31, 2017, 12:49:46 PM »
Steve got 2 cheap diagonal cutters from the Dollar Store or some such, then drilled a .354 hole in one for making the heel, and a .357 hole in the other for crimping the bullet in a case.

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