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by beltfed
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:14 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON gunsmith recommendation
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1256

Re: gunsmith recommendation

My recently acquired Brg Bpcr was rebarrelled to 38-50/Badger 10 twist octagon by Mike Lewis. It has it's "roots" in Dan T. So I presume Mike has a Dan T design reamer. An Excellent job inside and out. My others by Mike Lewis- done with Dan T reamers I own- 32-40Rem Hep and 35-50 Are also very well ...
by beltfed
Sun May 06, 2018 6:56 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Storing molds while still full.
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1542

Re: Storing molds while still full.

I have had best luck over the last 60+ years of casting to keep my 80+ molds in GI ammo cans (with Good lid gasket) between casting. No bullets left in cavities. I also have a few pieces of VPI rust inhibitor paper in the cans. The molds go back into the cans soon after they cool down. NO lube, etc ...
by beltfed
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:41 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Un-patched bullet dia.?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 2252

Re: Un-patched bullet dia.?

Tim, Have you checked the twist rate of that Orig 40-70 Ballard? Critical to match that with the bullet length that you choose. Many of the older rifles were a slower twist than our latest efforts for long range accuracy. For examply my own 40-72W (essentially same as 40-70SS, but 0.058" longer case...
by beltfed
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:32 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Rebore 'Smith Suggestions
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2417

Re: Rebore 'Smith Suggestions

Thanks again, Brent, Would like to see your 38-55 at Lodi. I am in no big hurry. Have one long term project of my own on an '86 Win And another with a guy I grew up with who wants to do a rebore on his '86 win 33cal. Tx Hope the remaining winter winds down soon. I also now have a PP bullet mold for ...
by beltfed
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:45 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Rebore 'Smith Suggestions
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2417

Re: Rebore 'Smith Suggestions

Brent,
Thanks for the come-back. I do value your comments.
beltfed/ arnie

ps. looking forward to tipping some with you at Lodi in May.
by beltfed
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:15 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Rebore 'Smith Suggestions
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2417

Rebore 'Smith Suggestions

I am looking for suggestions/contact info as to who does good quality reboring on such
as Win Hi wall and m'86win barrels.

Tx
beltfed/arnie
by beltfed
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:04 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON 40 65 Meacham
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2777

Re: 40 65 Meacham

macca,
Consider it lucky to have such a nice tight neck, so it will be more concentric at minimum case expansion
beltfed/arnie
by beltfed
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:47 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON WW 45-70 brass new in bags FS
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1664

WW 45-70 brass new in bags FS

I have for sale a few bags of New in sealed bags Winchester 45-70 brass

Cost Will be $51/ bag of 50 plus Priouity FR postage as required.

PM me

beltfed/arnie
by beltfed
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:08 pm
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON WTB 38-55 2.245 basic brass
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 2024

Re: WTB 38-55 2.245 basic brass

Arnie,
I knew what you meant: 35-55
beltfed/arnie
by beltfed
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:26 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON WTB 38-55 2.245 basic brass
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 2024

Re: WTB 38-55 2.245 basic brass

35-55 brass can be made easily from 30-40 Krag brass.
Dies are/were available from CH4D

beltfed/arnie
by beltfed
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:57 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON F/S cimarron high wall 38-55
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 2301

Re: F/S cimarron high wall 38-55

The barrel twist for the Uberti made Cimarron Hi Wall 38-55W is 1:18, 0.373/0.379

They did also list at one time the Pedersoli Hi WaLL IN 38-55/ 12 twist.
But it is no longer listed at Cimarron.

beltfed/Arnie
by beltfed
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:50 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Shiloh Site Down????
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1231

Shiloh Site Down????

I have not been able to get on the Shiloh site or forum for several days now.

???????

beltfed/arnie
by beltfed
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:37 pm
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON SR 4759 Going Away
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 3295

Re: SR 4759 Going Away

I am still working on a 12# keg picked up about 30 yrs ago.
But, as said: 4227 also serves well, along with putzing with some 5744
Re 7 also works well for a lot ofpurposes in straight wall ctges.

beltfed/arnie
by beltfed
Sun May 25, 2014 9:21 pm
ForumCOLON Springfield Trapdoor Rifles
TopicCOLON lowering trigger pull weight
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 5129

Re: lowering trigger pull weight

Arnie,
I know you will be Very careful in your approach to duplex loads in a 120+ year old TD.
beltfed/arnie
by beltfed
Wed May 14, 2014 12:02 pm
ForumCOLON Springfield Trapdoor Rifles
TopicCOLON lowering trigger pull weight
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 5129

Re: lowering trigger pull weight

Arnie

So how is the flex jag and wipe rod working in your TD?

beltfed/arnie