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    Yes. Cabelas.

    Yes. Cabelas.
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    Powders like IMR family made in Canada are only...

    Powders like IMR family made in Canada are only sporadically available...pop up on Hodgdon's website every now and again. Powders made in Australia I haven't seen at all, e.g. I haven't seen fresh...
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    Reloading Supplies Report

    I've seen much improvement over the summer. Cabelas and other stores almost always have some powder on the shelves. Hodgdon's website had the purple unicorn IMR4895 in stock for almost a month....
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    mine too...I got halfway through the cover...

    mine too...I got halfway through the cover article RTI eval.
    Pretty expensive rifle to just send out to Fulton to gut and replace everything, but I suppose it's the way to go when receivers are...
  5. "Please don't drive your tanks through my field."

    "Please don't drive your tanks through my field."
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    next bit todo is to fit this new receiver...

    next bit todo is to fit this new receiver extension to the barrel. The magazine opening stops hand tight at 10 o'clock. at 32 threads per inch, that means we have off ~0.018 to go into the shoulder...
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    rust and most of the pitting gone. All that's...

    rust and most of the pitting gone. All that's left are some deep nicks. There was only one little spot around the dent, no bigger than 1/8" across, that indicated where the dent was. I'll swage one...
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    Possible, but I don't think so. the inward push...

    Possible, but I don't think so. the inward push was no where near uniform all around - was more pronounced on two sides like more of a squeeze. In fact, shining a light through with my swage in place...
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    I swallowed it Jim - just another kick in the...

    I swallowed it Jim - just another kick in the butt for not having a lathe yet. been looking at one of those cheap bench top things from China just to ding around on (knowing you need to tear down and...
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    yes, not a problem. I'm still choking on the...

    yes, not a problem. I'm still choking on the price.

    By the way, I did a test fit of the Numrich adapters. They seem to give an ok fit on 1897 commercial full length barrels you plan to cut back....
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    Thanks Tom! The repro one I have fits...a tad...

    Thanks Tom! The repro one I have fits...a tad oversize in a couple spots which gives me something to work with. The bottom of it is flat, and uniform thickness top to bottom. My stock has a slight...
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    That tells me the extractor relief cut may be...

    That tells me the extractor relief cut may be off, not deep enough, or both. But if you see daylight between rim and face, then you're on to it! From the above statement, it could be both issues....
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    Numrich is fast. FedEx man just dropped off...

    Numrich is fast. FedEx man just dropped off adpater+heat shield assemblies. First appearance they look good. The bayonet adapters show light casting marks. nothing that can't be polished outs. The...
  14. Thread: CMP Round 3

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    They are graded. when your number pops, they call...

    They are graded. when your number pops, they call and ask you what you want out of what's left. I got a field grade in round 2 as that was left was field and rack. the only difference between field...
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    could be just a burr or nasty tool marks on a...

    could be just a burr or nasty tool marks on a rough cut chamber. I take it it wasn't functioning in your hands ever? In that case, I my first guess is to doubt it's a short chambered barrel. Check...
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    I would think a fat hardwood dowel with a piece...

    I would think a fat hardwood dowel with a piece of sheet steel as a shim would do the trick. Could use one of the tabs from an electrical box as the shim if you need something harder.
    While you are...
  17. And that hair!...too perfect to be believable!

    And that hair!...too perfect to be believable!
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    those look to have a chamfer for part of the head...

    those look to have a chamfer for part of the head to reside. When bucking a rivet, the shank will expand and "flow" to fill the space and tighten the joint provided it was clamped together tight....
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    If it were me, I would start by making action...

    If it were me, I would start by making action wrench bushings out of epoxy to get a perfect uniform fit all around. coat everything in release agent, and make one half at time. Custom barrel bushings...
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    Thought I would let everyone know, while I was...

    Thought I would let everyone know, while I was browsing Numrich for possible new forend wood (which they have by the way), it seems they have reproduction heatshield with bayonet adapters again in...
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    That photo above the left rivet looks peened, and...

    That photo above the left rivet looks peened, and not ground flush. After peening, it would be fairly easy to make them look perfect..chamfer the hole in the heat shield to leave enough meat on the...
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    Look on Ebay. There is a guy who makes/sells...

    Look on Ebay. There is a guy who makes/sells steel rivets of all sizes for making medieval armor. I ordered from him to fabricate my Krag hand guard clips...lemme find the seller...here you go....
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    Bill, What's your finders fee? I've been waiting...

    Bill, What's your finders fee? I've been waiting patiently to find an early SC to match the very late 1942 SC typewriter I brought back to life a while back - kids use it very frequently for penpals,...
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    Fascinating. Thanks Tom! (and Jim!). Curiously,...

    Fascinating. Thanks Tom! (and Jim!).
    Curiously, the first 1897 has muzzle roughly flush with the bayonet guide. The second 1897 it's proud, and the model 12 it's recessed. This means many of the...
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    Click the "Go Advanced" button when drafting your...

    Click the "Go Advanced" button when drafting your reply, then there is a paper-clip attachment icon that will allow you to upload photos. There is also a sticky-thread in each forum with...
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