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Bullet Moulds / Lead pot repair
« Last post by tljack on April 13, 2018, 11:13:02 AM »
While melting and pouring the ingots of lead from my pot I was not to happy with the condition of the ingots. not that it really matters, but they are all wrinkly and distorted. Came to the conclusion that the orifice must be a bit clogged. I need a good steady stream to insure good quality RBs and bullets. ( I cast them also)

Today I will see about taking it apart and getting the flow better. Will post what I find when I do it.

Terry
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Bullet Moulds / Missing RB mold
« Last post by tljack on April 13, 2018, 11:09:33 AM »
A of days ago I had the good fortune to obtain 95 lbs. of sheet lead from a dentist office remodel!  I discovered a great way to cut it up. A Roto-Zip tool. I had it whacked up and in the lead pot in short order. Anyway, it is now all in ingots ready to become RBs and then shot. I doubt I will ever be able to shoot all the lead I have but that is ok. Better to have to much than not enough.

When I was about finished I had about 20 lbs. in the pot, I decided to see if I needed to cast any balls. Discovered I only have about 100 .451 RBs. Decided to cast a bunch up while the pot was full and hot. Can you believe it? I can not find my mold.  A quick check on E-bay I was able to locate a Lyman with box and papers for $25.00 shipped! Now just waiting for it to arrive!  (j*

Terry
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General Discussion / Where is everyone?
« Last post by tljack on April 13, 2018, 10:39:04 AM »
Come on people! Simply saw hello or share about your afternoon of shooting, casting round balls, oiling your guns or simply just looking at them and imagining the days when they were used.

BTW, it was 40 degrees yesterday and it snowed all day. Even as warm as it was it accumulated 3 1/2".  Sposed to be 46 today so should be gone soon.

Terry
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Army (NMA) Models / Re: Scored another C&B today
« Last post by Captainkirk on April 12, 2018, 05:28:04 PM »
No need to do that. There was a period in my life when I was blessed with extra cash and a craving to obtain as many as I could. I came to the realization that I was obsessed with them. I do not think being obsessed with anything is good. Our Lord being the exception.

Amen to that! ^")
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Army (NMA) Models / Re: Scored another C&B today
« Last post by tljack on April 12, 2018, 11:42:28 AM »

Sounds like I've got some catching up to do. I only have half as many...
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No need to do that. There was a period in my life when I was blessed with extra cash and a craving to obtain as many as I could. I came to the realization that I was obsessed with them. I do not think being obsessed with anything is good. Our Lord being the exception.

Anyway, nowadays I just enjoy what I have and if I occasionally find something and have the cash, I will pick it up. Of course if I am so blessed to have someone give me one like the one that started this thread, I will not turn it down.   :)

I will also admit that I am on the look out for a inexpensive 1860 Colt that I can cut the barrel off and make it into a belly gun.  :P

Terry
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Army (NMA) Models / Re: Scored another C&B today
« Last post by Captainkirk on April 12, 2018, 09:01:39 AM »
I started shooting BP revolvers in the 1970s. Often shoot weekly. I only disassemble my entire gun once a year and give it a good cleaning. I always keep them well lubricated and stay away from WD-40. That is not completely true as I use it on fishing lures.  ;) Have never to this day had any internal rust or corrosion. I have over 40 of them. NP
Sounds like I've got some catching up to do. I only have half as many...
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Army (NMA) Models / Re: Scored another C&B today
« Last post by tljack on April 11, 2018, 01:32:34 PM »
I started shooting BP revolvers in the 1970s. Often shoot weekly. I only disassemble my entire gun once a year and give it a good cleaning. I always keep them well lubricated and stay away from WD-40. That is not completely true as I use it on fishing lures.  ;) Have never to this day had any internal rust or corrosion. I have over 40 of them. NP
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Army (NMA) Models / Re: Scored another C&B today
« Last post by bladesmith on April 11, 2018, 01:00:46 PM »
I also completely disassemble and clean every part my NMA's after shooting for the day. I know some guys don't, but I don't believe in leaving any BP fouling on the internal parts. I shot pistol at Friendship for 20 years and each day we'd sit around hot buckets of water cleaning our guns just to shoot them the next day. At the end of the shoot they'd get cleaned and oiled and there was never a problem with rust. 
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Remingtons / Re: ? about manufactures
« Last post by sourdough on March 16, 2018, 05:27:54 PM »
You might consider keeping your AR. If the gun grabbers get their way, it will be worth a lot of money!   :P

That was said during the last assault weapons ban in 1994. I had two Bushmaster XM-15 guns that I built in 1992 from stripped lowers. One was a carbine with a 16" barrel and I sold it in 2005 to a co-worker. I wish I would have kept it but we were in the process of moving out of state and needed money.

The one I kept was a Bushmaster A2 20" fluted barrel. I gave it to my son a few years ago as my eyes are very poor. It could shoot better than MOA with the 1-9" twist with 55 grain bullets on a rest.

After I built mine (with the terrible bayonet lug, flash hider, 30 round mags, et al), I came to hate the crap that came after that from the firearms manufacturers to comply with absurd regulations.

But the truth was, the pro-ban was still an AR-15 .223 and it was capable of doing the same thing as the pre-ban guns. It was a Feinstein attempt at nothing other than a feel-good thing for the libs.

It did not do what the anti-gun libs wanted and the sunset clause gave us the status quo.

Boo-Hoo. The Libs need to address the problem, not the tool.



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Remingtons / Re: ? about manufactures
« Last post by tljack on March 16, 2018, 03:59:01 PM »
You might consider keeping your AR. If the gun grabbers get their way, it will be worth a lot of money!   :P
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