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by Keith
Sat May 14, 2016 3:07 pm
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON front sights for sale
RepliesCOLON 28
ViewsCOLON 5491

Re: front sights for sale

PM sent.
Keith
by Keith
Thu May 12, 2016 3:11 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON LDPE sheet in Australia
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 1840

Re: LDPE sheet in Australia

Thanks Mal thats an idea.
Major, I think I will go with home made rather than import some for now, and I dont know Dan so dont like asking favours. Thanks anyway.
Keith
by Keith
Wed May 04, 2016 3:50 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Bone Charcoal
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 2467

Re: Bone Charcoal

Thats an idea. Thanks. I will have to make sure its bone charcoal and not wood though. Another thing I found on the internet was that bone charcoal is used to make white sugar from brown. We have a sugar refinery here in Queensland so I will ask them. It may not still be the case as the Vegans got a...
by Keith
Mon May 02, 2016 3:46 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Bore dia. vrs. groove dia, P.P.?
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 1853

Re: Bore dia. vrs. groove dia, P.P.?

I always recommend finding your paper first, then have the bullet mould made to fit. That way, you can have exactly what you want - perfection. If you have trouble finding paper, one decent source is Amazon.com. Search for Staedtler 8 lb tracing paper. It comes in rolls. It is on the thin side but ...
by Keith
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:29 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Bone Charcoal
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 2467

Re: Bone Charcoal

I searched for wood charcoal burner and got lots of info so I think the drum inside a drum method might work for bone as well. I will give it a go.
Keith
by Keith
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:46 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Bone Charcoal
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 2467

Re: Bone Charcoal

Thanks John Boy. That was interesting and had some good ideas. The problem is that here in Australia I have not found a scource of bone charcoal hence wanting to make my own. Importing from Brownells would be expensive. The freight I pay even on small items from the USA is over the top. I need some ...
by Keith
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:36 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Bone Charcoal
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 2467

Bone Charcoal

I have a heap of cow bones I would like to make charcoal from for Colour Case Hardening experiments. Has anyone done this or can direct me to other sites where this has been done. When I was doing Rendevous we made charcloth by sealing it in a container with a small hole in it then putting it in the...
by Keith
Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:06 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON I think I found a load.
RepliesCOLON 25
ViewsCOLON 4868

Re: I think I found a load.

Thanks Bruce.
Time to dust off the front stuffer :)
Keith
by Keith
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:43 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Pedersoli Soule tang sight
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 2240

Re: Pedersoli Soule tang sight

Dusty Ed. There is a set screw on the back , but it just changes the effort needed to move the windage. Like a friction damper thing. I will try what MC said and use a couple of Vice Grips :shock: Pull it apart and see how it w ped sight 03.JPG ped sight 02.JPG orks. I took the Hadley off and put it...
by Keith
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:34 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Pedersoli Soule tang sight
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 2240

Re: Pedersoli Soule tang sight

I swapped it out for another I had. It works OK for load development but has no windage to speak of and the adjustment markings are so fine I can hardly read them.
Keith
by Keith
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:09 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Trouble casting new Money bullet
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 4628

Re: Trouble casting new Money bullet

Well that was easy and made all the difference. I should have done that years ago. Thanks all for the advice :D Just have to get them to shoot now. The new method on the left and the old on the right. Sorry, the auto focus is on the ladel not the slugs but you get the picture. Keith money bullet.JPG
by Keith
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:26 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Trouble casting new Money bullet
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 4628

Re: Trouble casting new Money bullet

I was talking about this to an old mate yesterday. He uses a Lee bottom pour pot, and he said he had an old ladle I could have.
He rummaged around in a drawer and gave me this. I guess it will clean up OK.
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by Keith
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:17 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Trouble casting new Money bullet
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 4628

Re: Trouble casting new Money bullet

Thanks guys.
Looks like the consensus is , I should change my ladle to a pour spout one. :)

Keith
by Keith
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:54 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Trouble casting new Money bullet
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 4628

Re: Trouble casting new Money bullet

I did not think a sprue plate could be too tight. It was loose enough to flop open when I got it so I tightened it up a bit so I have to push it with a gloved hand. The flopping annoyed me but you might have something there as its venting better when loose. I will loosen it a bit and try again later...
by Keith
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:07 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Trouble casting new Money bullet
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 4628

Trouble casting new Money bullet

I havnt had much luck getting my PP Money bullet to shoot so ordered a Money greaser from BACO. Jim 459540 M3 I bought some 16 -1 alloy from the foundry, preped the mould with BACO mould prep got the pot to 800 degrees , fluxed with beeswax and started pouring with the ladel. The first few always go...