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    It might be worthwhile to make a bracket to hold...

    It might be worthwhile to make a bracket to hold a small grinder like a moto-tool on your lathe's tool post for jobs like this.

    Then use one of the larger diameter stones for the grinder and make...
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    There needs to be a way for air to get to the end...

    There needs to be a way for air to get to the end of the rods if the ends are bedded into place, otherwise when you attempt to pull them out, you are pulling against a vacuum and they can't move.
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    The loose shot has a recoil dampening effect over...

    The loose shot has a recoil dampening effect over and above the simple effect of it's weight.

    It's the same effect you see when you use a "dead blow" hammer.

    Dead blow hammers do not bounce...
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    Boyds Gunstocks: ...

    Boyds Gunstocks:

    http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/

    I like the thumbhole jobs.

    http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Thumbhole-Replacement-Stocks-Savage-Stevens-s/36.htm

    Around 100 bux, hard to beat.
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    Howdy, Mike! I was hoping for specific GO/NO...

    Howdy, Mike!

    I was hoping for specific GO/NO GO gauge drawings with the dimensions clearly presented for a few cartridges I have in mind, leaving absolutely no ambiguity or room for doubt....
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    Thank you, Don. I downloaded the SAAMI pdf...

    Thank you, Don.

    I downloaded the SAAMI pdf files which do not have the specific information I am interested in, but do provide enough information for me to figure it out for myself.

    I'll take a...
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    Go gauge fabrication

    I have an idea for fabricating a specialized type of GO gauge, and need a source for standard GO gauge dimensions as a starting point.

    I've done a few web searches and have come up empty-handed....
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    I once bought a new rifle and discovered that it...

    I once bought a new rifle and discovered that it had been "glas bedded" with hot-melt glue! :confused:

    It wasn't hot-melt bedded for long, I couldn't rest until I had re-done it with Acraglas. It...
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    The brown finish on the old "Brown Bess"...

    The brown finish on the old "Brown Bess" flintlocks was achieved by wrapping the shiny barrel/action in a blanket, then several soldiers would stand around it and urinate upon it. A few days later,...
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    You want a thin barrel, pre-stressed before...

    You want a thin barrel, pre-stressed before casting in.
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    The plastic ring sounds like a good idea. - I'd...

    The plastic ring sounds like a good idea. - I'd use shorter screws too, to keep the diameter of the plastic ring down.
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    I once had a Browning stainless stalker in .300...

    I once had a Browning stainless stalker in .300 win mag that was a good shooter, I could depend upon three shots into 1/2 inch out of a cold barrel using Federal premium 180 grain loads.

    I sent it...
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    My father briefly visited a camp in northern...

    My father briefly visited a camp in northern Australia during WWII, he had been in the drunimore river area in New Guinea for some time, and his regimental combat team (112th) were shipped to...
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    Dang! I thought the discussion was really...

    Dang!

    I thought the discussion was really going to be about gun collecting.

    On topic: The images remind me of the home-made Arab muzzle-loaders from way back when, crude but covered with inlays...
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    I just got mine out of the crate and bolted to...

    I just got mine out of the crate and bolted to the floor. - There is no cover, I can see the lead screw.

    I suppose it wouldn't be that hard to make one out of brass sheet. - I haven't looked at...
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