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The Longbranch / Re: Rocky Mountain morning
« Last post by AlexPhilip on Today at 03:16:51 PM »
Pink sky at morning, sailors warning. Gorgeous photo and that is one of the last truly wild spots left in the lower 48.
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Gunsmithing / Re: Gunsmith for Richards Type 1??
« Last post by Reverend P. Babcock Chase on Today at 02:59:53 PM »
Howdy Sage,

Sort of. Universal Life Church of Modesto CA.

Rev. Chase
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I acquired one of these tools in 30/30 at a good price and in very good internal condition.  I think, I figured out, just how it should work but it does not have a primer punch-out pin, so not completely functionable.  Will be making one -- once I OR if I can figure out the proper lengths for complete sizing plus de-priming but short of crimping.

I believe this was the first or second fully resizing tool Winchester offered.  Maybe second because of the 1891 'screw bar tool' (proper name don't you know). ???

So after general cleaning, I tried to drop a sized 30/30 (RCBS resizer) and a brand new Winchester piece of brass into the sizing/loading/crimping chamber.  New brass stopped about 1/4" from bottoming in/on mouth of the chamber(this seems excessive even taking the crimp into consideration); resized was out even further.  Then I tried to fully seat a piece of brass to check the crimp and what would happen overall.  When I got the nearly frozen stuck chamber separated from the upper handle the brass was scratched at the base and definitely re-resized.

So, where resizing dimensions smaller back a hundred years ago from present times OR what am I seeing????  The chamber is not dented or altered.

Anyone else play or use one of these to reload rounds?

Any comments or insight will be appreciated.
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Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 01:48:41 PM »
As Winnie the Pooh would say, it's a blustery day here. Cool, damp, off and on rain. Oh well, the Missus made potato soup, so I am ahead of the game.
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Cleaning BP guns
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 01:41:50 PM »
WD40 is an excellent product when used for what it is designed to do. However it has several drawbacks around guns and especially ammo. It is a penetrating water displacer and will kill primers, even on factory ammo. It is not an oil and will build up a very tough to remove varnish inside of guns.
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The Longbranch / Re: This was my youth, maybe it was yours too
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 01:39:09 PM »
I was a bit saddened a few years ago when Debbie Harry of Blondie did a TV appearance. The years of heavy drug use had obviously taken a heavy toll on her.
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Upcoming Musters / Re: 2022 Division of Nebraska Muster
« Last post by Pitspitr on Today at 01:32:30 PM »
I'm planning to be there, Lord willin' and the creek don't rise! too
'Course I said that this year too.  ::)
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Upcoming Musters / Re: 2022 Division of Nebraska Muster
« Last post by Niederlander on Today at 01:20:21 PM »
We would have moved the display!
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Upcoming Musters / Re: 2022 Division of Nebraska Muster
« Last post by Pitspitr on Today at 12:31:52 PM »
Dale,
We got lucky He missed the firearms display by one week
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Upcoming Musters / Re: 2022 Division of Nebraska Muster
« Last post by Pitspitr on Today at 12:31:14 PM »
If I had a 2022 calendar I'd be marking it.
I do and I did.
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