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by mdeland
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:36 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON 1879 Argentine RB to 45-90?? Same Barrel contour??
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 2573

Re: 1879 Argentine RB to 45-90?? Same Barrel contour??

Is a barrel liner possible? Mike D.
by mdeland
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:13 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Color Case Hardening
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 6684

Re: Color Case Hardening

I'm relatively new to case coloring/hardening (ten years) and have done a fair amount of testing various techniques and reading all I could find on the subject. I got most of my information from Oscar Gaddy's writings and some very helpful information from an English double shot gun maker by the nam...
by mdeland
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:23 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON glass bedding high wall
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 2777

Re: glass bedding high wall

I put a through bolt in my Highwall and have to agree with Daniels that it is not necessary. I also agree that glass bedding is always a good thing if done well. The next project was a Low wall for a match a 22. It was bedded and not through bolted. The long upper and lower tangs being made of very ...
by mdeland
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:41 pm
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON gun vises and cleaning boxes for at the range
RepliesCOLON 20
ViewsCOLON 7815

Re: gun vises and cleaning boxes for at the range

Here's one that has served me very well since 1999 made after the old style carpenters box of pine and an oak handle. It is remarkably light for it's size and has two snow machine hyfax runners on the bottom to keep it up out of the mud and rocks. The carry handle is offset just enough so the finger...
by mdeland
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:33 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Money bullet
RepliesCOLON 18
ViewsCOLON 7672

Re: Money bullet

What is meant by he term grooveless bullet , smooth sided greased bullet ? Mike D.
by mdeland
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:03 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Broken Case Extraction
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 3609

Re: Broken Case Extraction

I think if one has a set of plug gauges that they would work nicely to drive out brass that has gone up bore. They are made of hardened tool steel and both ends have a slight chamfer so there is no chance of ruining the bore to use one against a separated case driven into the rifling. Actually it wo...
by mdeland
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:40 pm
ForumCOLON Shooting Tips and Techniques
TopicCOLON "Re-Conditioning" the bore for 1st shot between relays
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 3030

Re: "Re-Conditioning" the bore for 1st shot between relays

I've been pondering this as well and think I have an idea that may be of some help although I haven't tried it yet in a match. I think a solution may be at hand and that would be to make up a dummy round , insert in chamber and run a lube patch down from the muzzle to stop on the bullet nose of the ...
by mdeland
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:26 pm
ForumCOLON Shooting Tips and Techniques
TopicCOLON GG vs PP for 1000 yd BPCTR shooting?
RepliesCOLON 59
ViewsCOLON 18390

Re: GG vs PP for 1000 yd BPCTR shooting?

I've wet patched .308s to shoot in a .303 and it was easy. I'm not a very experienced patch shooter either. Mike D.
by mdeland
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:56 pm
ForumCOLON Shooting Tips and Techniques
TopicCOLON Bench-top Cross-sticks
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 7196

Re: Bench-top Cross-sticks

Here is a design a friend made for me and they work very well.
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by mdeland
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:28 pm
ForumCOLON Shooting Tips and Techniques
TopicCOLON Proper use of the blowtube.
RepliesCOLON 23
ViewsCOLON 11739

Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Trouble with blow tubes is all the variables introduced with the use of this technique and one usually cannot ascertain a corrective need, from cause and effect, until they blow a shot. Wiping just provides a more easily attainable barrel constant that blow tubing has a hard time matching, in my exp...
by mdeland
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:58 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Model 4 take down-early version
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1629

Re: Model 4 take down-early version

Both look like the early take down models! Very cool little rifles! Can't wait to reline mine and get it shooting. I have a liner from Redman for mine in 16 twist and every rifle I've used them in was accurate. They are with out a doubt the cutest little rolling block action ever made. Mike D.
by mdeland
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:03 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Lapping a good idea?
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 5872

Re: Lapping a good idea?

I prefer a non chambered barrel as well but many of the barrels that needed attention were already on guns and so most of the lap jobs are on chambered rifles with some muzzle loaders and revolvers thrown in . That was why I had to develop this methodology and it works very well but it took some tri...
by mdeland
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:56 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Lapping a good idea?
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 5872

Re: Lapping a good idea?

Why not try it as I have out lined. I used to do it from the breech end as all the books I read on it described . I didn't like loosing index with the lap slug for charging and didn't like pulling a freshly charge lap slug through the muzzle so I experimented by turning the process around, making la...
by mdeland
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:41 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Smokeless RB Action ???
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 5212

Re: Smokeless RB Action ???

I wonder if we are talking about the same book. The author of this one is Dan Shideler and I don't see any Rolling Block pistols on the hard cover addition. In section 8 toward the back on pages 247 and 248 there are two color pictures of Rolling Block pistols and more on other rolling block rifles....
by mdeland
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:44 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Smokeless RB Action ???
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 5212

Re: Smokeless RB Action ???

Thanks for the additional information. In the book I have, (Standard Collection of Remington Firearms ) by Dan Shideler, he points out that there is a very slight difference between the 1897 model and the 1902 in that the later has an automatic ejector but infers that the # 5 sporting and target rif...