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  1. You hit thr nail right on the head! Back in the...

    You hit thr nail right on the head! Back in the early sixties after graduating from the Pennsylvania gunsmith school I went out and bought a brand new clausing atlas ten inch lathe. I could thread...
  2. Nice example of a South Bend 9" model A lathe....

    Nice example of a South Bend 9" model A lathe. Amazing the work these small lathes were capable of. Of course it also depended who was the operator!
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    Button rifled barrels ARE profiled after the are...

    Button rifled barrels ARE profiled after the are rifled. The reason they don't increase internally is due to a stress relief process. At least that's the way Hart,Douglas and Shilen do it! Also to...
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    These are dainty little actions so be carefull...

    These are dainty little actions so be carefull with your dead blow hammer an 3' bar. If the barrel is expendable I would put it in a lathe and take a parting cut in the barrel where it meets the...
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    I've shared this story before here but things are...

    I've shared this story before here but things are slow tonight so I'll share it again! Some time ago a customer brought brought in a 700 rem that he couldn't get the bolt out. Turns out he managed to...
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    Must be there is just enough difference between 6...

    Must be there is just enough difference between 6 & 6.5 bore.
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    No,you have to spear it in about a 1/4" from one...

    No,you have to spear it in about a 1/4" from one of the corners. Because of the size of the patch there is no problem with complete coverage of the jag or the bore. I never tried to push one thru...
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    Another way to skin the cat! I turned my 6mm jags...

    Another way to skin the cat! I turned my 6mm jags down to .125 and use 1 3/4" square patches made by Pro Shot. Because of the material Bore Tech patches are to tight. I spear the patches about a 1/4"...
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    [QUOTE=martin zuck;824642]I happen to have a nice...

    [QUOTE=martin zuck;824642]I happen to have a nice 40X (722) sleeved coned sako extractor bolt somewhere in my shop. It was part of my first 6ppc bench gun. A customer talked me out of the gun but...
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    I happen to have a nice 40X (722) sleeved coned...

    I happen to have a nice 40X (722) sleeved coned sako extractor bolt somewhere in my shop. It was part of my first 6ppc bench gun. A customer talked me out of the gun but didn't want a 6ppc. You can...
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    I have several well known CUSTOM dies,some with...

    I have several well known CUSTOM dies,some with different size insert bases. Never did get it quite right. Followed Kents advise an got lucky I guess! Maybe we can size our brass down a little more...
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    Get a Redding 6MM PPC SB B/FL T6 die an don't...

    Get a Redding 6MM PPC SB B/FL T6 die an don't look back. Kent Harshman shared that little piece of advise with me a while back. I can't remember how many firings he was getting on his brass without...
  13. Thread: My Spidah

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    Pete, Your showing your age. Today most gunsmith...

    Pete,
    Your showing your age. Today most gunsmith machinist would be lost if they had to manually change gears for feeds and threading.
  14. Thread: 222 rem

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    Your's is an early model. Barrels were 26" and...

    Your's is an early model. Barrels were 26" and there were two different weights. After that they brought out what they called a transition model with out the barrel boss and barrels were 24".
  15. Thread: My Spidah

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    Years ago I couldn't afford a 3 jaw chuck so I...

    Years ago I couldn't afford a 3 jaw chuck so I got real handy using a 4 jaw. Eventually I was able to acquire a 3 jaw and life got better. Then a while back I bought 68 5C collets for 75 bucks at a...
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    [QUOTE=dmort;823245]Along time back Redfield made...

    [QUOTE=dmort;823245]Along time back Redfield made real nice scope mounts. Have them on my old .222.

    Mort[/QUOTE

    Kollmorgan never made any mounts for their scopes. Redfield made rings & and...
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    Was not aware of that. Thanks for the rest of the...

    Was not aware of that. Thanks for the rest of the story.
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    Kollmorgen made the "Stith Bear Cub" scopes for...

    Kollmorgen made the "Stith Bear Cub" scopes for Stith. I don't know what their relationship was but when it ended Kollmorgan continued to produce these scopes under their name until Redfield took...
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    I may be wrong here but I think you will find...

    I may be wrong here but I think you will find that leupold has never made their own glass. Back when Redfield got in to the scope business they bought the scope division from the Kollmorgen optical...
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    Another way to skin the cat. Pre bed using...

    Another way to skin the cat. Pre bed using saranwrap,release agent not nessesary,wipe down pre bed with lacquer thinner,bead blast and degrease receiver and glue in right away. This leaves about .005...
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    I misunderstood you. I thought you were talking...

    I misunderstood you. I thought you were talking about cutting the entire thread with a die. Sorry about the misunderstanding.
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    Not a good idea! A while back a fellow brought a...

    Not a good idea! A while back a fellow brought a rem 700 into the shop for some work. It turned out to be another one for the books! When I took the barrel off things didn't look quite right sooo I...
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    I think that the pro's on this website will tell...

    I think that the pro's on this website will tell you to leave it alone if your reamer did a nice job.
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    It's identical to a 9"SB. The only differerence...

    It's identical to a 9"SB. The only differerence being the headstock and tailstock are an inch higher.
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    Need one of your experts advise on reamer neck...

    Need one of your experts advise on reamer neck size if you plan to use Norma brass exclusively. 6ppc that is! I've ordered a bunch of brass an in the process of getting a reamer. .268 or .269? I...
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