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The Leather Shop / Re: Gluing VegTan leather on polypropylene boxes
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on February 23, 2024, 01:39:25 PM »
Another consideration is that if the glue doesn't hold fast, you may have to rivet the corners of the tags down. If that's what you have to do, you might want to seal the rivets on the inside with epoxy or JB Weld to make them fully waterproof.
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The Leather Shop / Re: Gluing VegTan leather on polypropylene boxes
« Last post by PAMuzzleshooter on February 23, 2024, 01:33:42 PM »
Thanks to all.  I appreciate your help.
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The Leather Shop / Re: Gluing VegTan leather on polypropylene boxes
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on February 23, 2024, 01:25:41 PM »
I have found that today's Barge doesn't hold very well compared to the old formulation. Master Contact Cement holds like Barge used to. It's intended for shoe construction and repair. I've switched to that for all my leather purposes.



It will help to score the surface of the box under the leather tags a bit to give "tooth" and better adherence.
Definitely roughen the area to be glued like River City John says.
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NCOWS / Re: Small pistol primers
« Last post by Abilene on February 23, 2024, 12:13:37 PM »
The one gun store in our area that carries primers is at $129 per 100.  But he has been known to wear a mask when he robs you.  :P
I'm guessing there is a missing zero or a missing decimal point in there somewhere  :D .

I did not run out with the recent shortage but was getting low.  I shoot CAS every weekend so figure 500 rounds a month plus shotgun.  So I have been stocking up and am now set for the next few years.  There is a Bass Pro and a Cabelas that I am occasionally near, but their prices are usually not great plus a limit.  I keep an eye on the big online retailers for price and availability, plus deals.  I've bought a lot from Natchez.  All the big retailers have free shipping or free hazmat deals regularly.  Those save a little.  It is always more cost-effective if you are buying larger quantities and/or getting powder on the same order.  But once every month or two they have 10% discount.  If you are buying 10K primers, that adds up to a much bigger saving than the free hazmat or shipping (the last time I did it, hazmat was $23, shipping was $20).  The best prices I've seen on Federal, my preference, has been $74.99/K.  I prefer magnum small primers, for a while they were cheaper than standard but lately have been higher.  I did buy some CCI small rifle primers (most of y'all know those are the same as small pistol - small rifle magnum are NOT the same as small pistol magnum).  And those worked fine in my guns, although I think I did turn in the strain screw on my '73 a half-turn.  CCI's used to be the hardest primers, but not any more.

Those Normas may be just fine, depending on if your guns have lighter springs.  Since my choice of Federals is available, I'm fine paying some more for the peace of mind.    I did try some Ginex primers from Argentina.  They were a little harder than the Federals and I did have to increase the main spring tension another half-turn on the strain screw for those.
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NCOWS / Re: Small pistol primers
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on February 23, 2024, 10:51:54 AM »
The one gun store in our area that carries primers is at $129 per 1000.  But he has been known to wear a mask when he robs you.  :P
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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Frontier and Great Western II
« Last post by RoyceP on February 23, 2024, 10:16:56 AM »
It shoots fine. A real tack driver. I don't care what the box or roll marks say.
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Gunsmithing / Re: 1873 rifle headspace measurement
« Last post by Coffinmaker on February 23, 2024, 09:54:25 AM »

 :) Ghostdevelguy  ;)

Nice Rifle!!  Your links appear to be from Pioneer Gunworks.  I'd suggest giving them a call and ask if they can make you a longer set of links.  It also appears the Carrier Block Arm isn't lifting the Carrier Block all the way up.
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The Leather Shop / Re: Gluing VegTan leather on polypropylene boxes
« Last post by River City John on February 23, 2024, 09:54:24 AM »
It will help to score the surface of the box under the leather tags a bit to give "tooth" and better adherence.

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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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