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    This is an early J and as I stated earlier there...

    This is an early J and as I stated earlier there are no stacked screws or set screws. It turns out that the firing pin is threaded in to the cocking piece and that is it! The serial number is J0118.
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    Glenn Harrison called me this morning and gave me...

    Glenn Harrison called me this morning and gave me the same advice. I suggested locktite and like you he said I didn't need it. The original spring was a little over 15 lbs. which is why I am...
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    I did an they were of no help!

    I did an they were of no help!
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    No there is not. I called "Defiance" today hoping...

    No there is not. I called "Defiance" today hoping Glenn Harrison could shed some light on things and he either could not or would not! It appears as though the firing pin is threaded in to the...
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    Should have mentioned that the shroud is the...

    Should have mentioned that the shroud is the Remington style..
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    Nesika question

    I have an early model J that needs a new firing pin spring. Unlike a Remington there is no cross pin through the cocking piece. Am I right to assume that the firing pin is threaded in to the cocking...
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    Butch, PRECISION RIFLEMAN. Sorry!

    Butch,
    PRECISION RIFLEMAN. Sorry!
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    Just an observation

    I just received my Jan. issue of Precision Shooting and noticed all of the top competitors in the WBC matches used N133. I found it odd that there was no one using some of the less temperature...
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    I don't know about score but I would think that...

    I don't know about score but I would think that offset rings would unnecessarlily complicate group shooting.
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    725's were a dressed up version of the 721's an...

    725's were a dressed up version of the 721's an 722's. The 725 was actually Wayne Leek's brain storm. They were made to compete with the Win. 70 which of course they never did. They came out in 1958...
  11. Some time ago I had a couple of custom vari-x...

    Some time ago I had a couple of custom vari-x base dies. Regardless of the size I used I could never find the right size for long. After talking to Kent Harshman, he suggested I obtain a...
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    A few more 722 tidbits. Those barrels were button...

    A few more 722 tidbits. Those barrels were button rifled. I believe they started hammer forging in around 1967. Also there were two different weight 26" barrels on the early models. The last of the...
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    How about vihtavuori N-150?

    How about vihtavuori N-150?
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    Wilbur, When your able to ride your bicycle on...

    Wilbur,
    When your able to ride your bicycle on Xmas day in Erie,Pa. it's a GOOD year! As some of you may have already figured out I'm somewhat technically challenged. I guess my two heavy 10's my...
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    I have to agree with Mr. Allen. Thru the years I...

    I have to agree with Mr. Allen. Thru the years I have had two 788's in my shop both in .244. One of them the fellow had beaten the bolt handle off with a hammer in order to get the bolt open the...
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    If it shoots leave it alone. You are somewhat...

    If it shoots leave it alone. You are somewhat limited in brass selection but that in itself shouldn't be a problem. Barrel life should be better than a .243 and performance every bit as good. I'm...
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    I just made up a one piece base for a J action....

    I just made up a one piece base for a J action. The one I have cylindrical. I used a Davidson blank I got from Sinclair. The front of the receiver and the rear bridge are the same height so I made up...
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    Not to make a pissing contest out of this issue...

    Not to make a pissing contest out of this issue my ego requires that I add a little more to this conversion! I have worked in more than a few "fly by the seat of your pants" machine shops thru the...
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    Have been gunsmithing for the last 50 years. I...

    Have been gunsmithing for the last 50 years. I have a pair of H10 lathes and somewhat curious as to the shortcomings you have experienced with these machines?
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    .304 diameter (.010 per side)

    .304 diameter (.010 per side)
  21. Thread: fresh meat

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    P.S. I've never been a believer in jumping...

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    I've never been a believer in jumping bullets until I tried these Barnes bullets. As I was about to give up on them I decided I had nothing to lose so loaded up a few with a .090 jump. That's...
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    If I had to rely on one rifle for my Pennsylvania...

    If I had to rely on one rifle for my Pennsylvania varmint and deer hunting it would be the much neglected 250-3000. Anything the .257,6mm rem or .243 will do the little .250 will do with less...
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    Use a twist drill then set the taper atachment on my heavy 10 and bore body profile to with in .005-.010 under reamer size. The shoulder on my reamers do all the hard work.
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    Lee, I believe that was a picture of Clair...

    Lee,
    I believe that was a picture of Clair Taylor.
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