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The Leather Shop / Re: Gluing VegTan leather on polypropylene boxes
« Last post by Lucky R. K. on February 23, 2024, 09:34:15 AM »

Contact Cement.
Lucky  ;D
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NCOWS / Re: Small pistol primers
« Last post by Snake Oil on February 23, 2024, 09:21:19 AM »
Well... hope they've improved their process...

I ordered a few... I'm a shade nervous now, but the price seemed too good to pass up, but if something seems too good to be true, it probably is!
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The Leather Shop / Gluing VegTan leather on polypropylene boxes
« Last post by PAMuzzleshooter on February 23, 2024, 08:53:34 AM »
My brother bought these boxes for his grandkids.  He wants me to glue VegTan leather name tags on the tops.  Boxes are polypropylene.

What would be best glue for this.  I use Barge for most of my gluing.

Thanks.

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NCOWS / Re: Small pistol primers
« Last post by bear tooth billy on February 23, 2024, 07:37:35 AM »
Cabelas had some federal at their Prarie Du Chein store last week
I have managed to get some ahead, so I passed at $90 brick



                                       BTB
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NCOWS / Re: Small pistol primers
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on February 22, 2024, 07:13:05 PM »
Bought some Winchester LPP from Academy this week for 79.99 /brick. I haven’t seen LPPs in the wild in a while. They had other sizes but no LRP’s. Bought a brick of CCI SRP at a show last month for 80.00 from an older couple. The only primers there.  If you deduct ‘hazmat and shipping’ from those amounts you’re around 50.00 so look at it that way. I hopefully think 50/brick is what it will eventually settle down too.
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NCOWS / Re: Small pistol primers
« Last post by RoyceP on February 22, 2024, 06:49:16 PM »
I bought 1K of those from Norma. Mine were missing anvils from some. I had a fail to fire of 10 in a box of 50. I threw 850 of them in the trash. Good luck.
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Welcome to Up Next w/ Popcorn Kelly, Episode 3.    In this video I show how I built an ultra-compact gun cart that was sturdy and inexpensive yet worked very well for me on our 5-week trip to Texas. 

Supplies Needed:
Folding Hand Truck and Dolly, 220 lbs.; Amazon, $55
Pelican 1301 4-Piece Foam Set; Amazon, $21.00
6’, ¾” foam tubular pipe insulation; Lowes, $3.00
1 small crate (21 x 14 x 11.5 inches when set up); Costco, $9.00
Bungee cord set; Amazon, $10.00
   --Two 8” Canopy/Tarp Ball ties;
   --Two 18” Bungees to secure the crate front to back; and,
   --Two 40” Bungees to secure the crate around the dolly =======================================
Total Cost: $98

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Gunsmithing / Re: 1873 rifle headspace measurement
« Last post by Ghostdevilguy on February 22, 2024, 04:48:46 PM »
So I failed to mention, the main reason I believe it has an extended firing pin is because of how deep the primer strike was on the 357, and it worked 100% reliably. But I was also aware enough to notice the brass and look farther into the issues. I know a .025 headspace isn't right, now it's just a matter of getting her back into spec. Thanks for the help so far! Also, let me know if there are any more pictures needed
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Gunsmithing / Re: 1873 rifle headspace measurement
« Last post by Ghostdevilguy on February 22, 2024, 04:45:23 PM »




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Gunsmithing / Re: 1873 rifle headspace measurement
« Last post by Coffinmaker on February 22, 2024, 04:28:04 PM »
An OOB discharge usually has no effect on Head Space.  Bending the lever, yes.  But a bent lever is easy to spot as the lever won't close all the way although the bolt closes up.  Carrier Block Arm also won't affect Head Space.  Head Space is determined by the Links.  Very very difficult to "bend" links.

If the rifle has poor Head Space to begin with, a "Cut and Weld" shorty stroke usually makes it worse.  Short Stroke with link sets can usually correct bad Head Space so long as the manufacturer is known and it is known how far out of spec the Head Space is. 

Head Space is measured between the Cartridge Head and the Bolt Face.  Measured with the Bolt closed up in Battery.  Best measuring tool is a tapered set of feeler gages (Auto Parts Store).  Both Cowboys and Indian Store and Pioneer can provide longer length links.  Don't try to do it by eMail.  Best with a Phone call so questions can be answered.

Most forgot.  You can "get by" with Head Space of .006 - .008.  Once past .008 your flirting with light primer strike and fail to fire.
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