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    Really? That works for shotguns and .22s but...

    Really?

    That works for shotguns and .22s but not centerfire rifles.

    Even the .223 suffers when taken from the rifle length guns to the M4 with its 14" barrel. You don't find many M4 carbines...
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    The more they test the more they find, and the...

    The more they test the more they find, and the more they find the more they discover that their test is showing antibodies developed as resistance.

    Immunity developed after fighting off the...
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    Like I said, I know the irritation of not having...

    Like I said, I know the irritation of not having access to BP.

    I wish we had a good photo posting link. I have one "work around" that you would not believe.

    Early on I decided that with good...
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    The flash hole height sounds fine. BP is...

    The flash hole height sounds fine.

    BP is impossible to get through the mail and freight carriers do not like to deal with it at all. They often require me to go to the "headquarters" and pick up...
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    I sometimes drill a couple of small holes, 1/8"...

    I sometimes drill a couple of small holes, 1/8" diameter or so, back into the stock to give the JB Weld a place to anchor. one small hole on the left and right and one at the back of the tang. It...
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    How's it progressing Max? Had time to do any...

    How's it progressing Max?

    Had time to do any work?
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    Not really an Elvis fan, never was too much. He...

    Not really an Elvis fan, never was too much. He was too pop for my tastes as time went on.

    Its more like a fan of the history of blues and early rock & roll. I lived down the road from "The Col."...
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    Nope, Carl Perkins wrote Blue Suede Shoes, and...

    Nope, Carl Perkins wrote Blue Suede Shoes, and Big Mama Thornton recorded Hound Dog 4 years before Elvis.

    Perkins was one of Elvis' buddies at Sun Records, (was part of the famous million dollar...
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    Well Max that is the price you pay for "pretty". ...

    Well Max that is the price you pay for "pretty".

    But after you carry one of those things all day your concept of "pretty" can change.

    The brass hardware on that Hawkin tips the scales about...
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    I have never really "bedded" one of mine but I...

    I have never really "bedded" one of mine but I have taken to reinforcing the back of the breech inlet with either Acraglass or JB Weld. I have gone back and redone most of mine even if I did not...
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    Tradition says that when you get the barrel, lock...

    Tradition says that when you get the barrel, lock and triggers set into the stock you are required to test fire the half finished gun even if everything is held together with duct tape and radiator...
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    Neighbor got her riding mower stuck in the bog at...

    Neighbor got her riding mower stuck in the bog at the back of her lot. She called her boyfriend over to get her out.

    Too steep and too wet for any of the trucks.

    Boyfriend says "We need tow...
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    Things are getting serious fellows. The supply...

    Things are getting serious fellows.

    The supply chain is becoming seriously compromised.

    I just got my copy of American Rifleman and for the first time in years they do not have the normal page...
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    I would not get in a big rush to buy traps Max. ...

    I would not get in a big rush to buy traps Max. The little traps you find most of the time at rondys are not like the big traps needed for beaver, and trapping in general was more of a northern and...
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    I hope he is not wearing a hong!

    I hope he is not wearing a hong!
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    Max, as a historian and a reenactor I have to...

    Max, as a historian and a reenactor I have to warn you about history and your location.

    Florida is tricky. Won't get into the historical details but the place was not settled by Americans until...
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    I had a friend that bought a Caywood English Game...

    I had a friend that bought a Caywood English Game gun and another that bought the Wilson trade gun. Both were outstanding products, but that was 20 years ago. Still the reputation is holding so I...
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    Randy get the bridled frizzen. It has better...

    Randy get the bridled frizzen. It has better support and will last longer. That is why they developed the bridle. It is the superior of the two mechanisms.

    You don't reenact so the time of use...
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    Well Max, I belonged to all those BP forums back...

    Well Max, I belonged to all those BP forums back in the day, I have a bunch of books and have thrown away thousands of BP magazines due to insufficient floor joist support.

    What you need is the...
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    One of the reasons the manufacturers put the...

    One of the reasons the manufacturers put the double set triggers on modern ML guns is that it insures a fairly good trigger installed by the home builder.

    When using a simple swinging lever...
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    Yep Alan, he's screwed! No hope at this point,...

    Yep Alan, he's screwed! No hope at this point, especially if this build works good.

    OK Max I think we are talking about two different gun parts. You are talking about the double set trigger unit...
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    Back that set screw out until it holds securely...

    Back that set screw out until it holds securely if you bump the hammer with your palm at full cock. That is all it has to do. You will not be running around with the gun at full cock anyway. It...
  23. I did notice that the Death Wish people only say...

    I did notice that the Death Wish people only say "strongest coffee you ever had" and not best coffee you ever had.
  24. A long thread on oilcloth from long ago'...

    A long thread on oilcloth from long ago'
    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/forums/showthread.php?17983-Oil-Cloth-recipe&highlight=cloth

    The guy in the film has not been doing this very long, he...
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    Most of those kit locks have a set screw that can...

    Most of those kit locks have a set screw that can be turned in and out to limit sear engagement. Try that first.

    If the lock is any good it will have been hardened and a file will not even make a...
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