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  1. I'm all cases, except the failure to fire and...

    I'm all cases, except the failure to fire and maybe the failure to cock, they say the gun jams.

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    Pat Jones
    Firestone CO
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    Tried one at work when I started, groups were...

    Tried one at work when I started, groups were larger than when using a bag and bipod.

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    Pat Jones
    Firestone CO
  3. Good advice. I went to Trinidad state JR college...

    Good advice. I went to Trinidad state JR college for a gunsmithing degree, and I'm not getting rich.

    As a machinist, you might consider taking some summer classes at the one of the NRA gunsmithing...
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    Are you intending to stock the gun after you have...

    Are you intending to stock the gun after you have it case colored? Inletting the stock can damage the finish of the metal. You're in and out of the wood a million times, tapping the action with...
  5. If you have headspace gauges and a wrench, it...

    If you have headspace gauges and a wrench, it really is easier to pull the barrel.

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    Pat Jones
    Firestone CO
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    There's a shortage of Thin Mints!?! -- Pat...

    There's a shortage of Thin Mints!?!

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    Pat Jones
    Firestone CO
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    JGS. I've stopped doing business with PTG....

    JGS.

    I've stopped doing business with PTG. With JGS I get the correct tools on the first try and less drama.

    The Manson reamer holder only floats in two dimensions, the JGS floats angularly as...
  8. Thread: fiber optics

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    Black rear, fiber front. You want visual contrast...

    Black rear, fiber front. You want visual contrast against the target and you want to draw your eye to the front sight.

    If this is a pistol, you want a small light pipe so you can still make out...
  9. A bunch of rich guys trying to avoid paying their...

    A bunch of rich guys trying to avoid paying their vendors.

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    Pat Jones
    Firestone CO
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    I work in a small shop. If I could have anything,...

    I work in a small shop. If I could have anything, I'd love a second work station that was used only for walk ins. It sucks having two guns pulled apart on one bench.

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    Pat Jones
    Firestone CO
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    Blueing offers no rust protection. Bluing does...

    Blueing offers no rust protection. Bluing does hide the inevitable staining that you would get on a rifle left in the white. For this reason alone it has become the traditional finish for firearms.
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    Looking thru the back of the barrel with the can...

    Looking thru the back of the barrel with the can installed is the typical approach. Small misalignments can be seen with the naked eye.

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    Pat Jones
    Firestone CO
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    Shoot it. Adjust windage with the front base...

    Shoot it. Adjust windage with the front base instead of the rear.

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    Pat Jones
    Firestone CO
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    I have a piece of delrin that is turned to fit in...

    I have a piece of delrin that is turned to fit in my spindle bore. I fit a brass center to one end. I split the other end and threaded a hole for a screw to expand the delrin and hold the whole works...
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    I suppose they do in front of the breeching ring....

    I suppose they do in front of the breeching ring. There's an exception to everything.

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    Pat Jones
    Firestone CO
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    Gunsmiths are generally not engineers. I'm not,...

    Gunsmiths are generally not engineers. I'm not, but I get paid to do this stuff for a living. If you follow standard procedures it will keep you out of trouble.

    Did Mauser chamber the K98 in 300...
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    I feel differently. A properly blueprinted 700...

    I feel differently. A properly blueprinted 700 shoots as well as a custom action. Every gunsmith has a different idea of what constitutes blueprinting. I coaxially indicate the action in on the...
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    I kick out with a dial indicator. If you're used...

    I kick out with a dial indicator. If you're used to using a dial indicator on external threads it's no different. If I'm threading something that requires an undercut, I add the undercut after I'm...
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    A piloted tap is not the same as blueprinting an...

    A piloted tap is not the same as blueprinting an action.

    Learn to kick out with a dial indicator on your external threads. An undercut at the end of the threads is not ideal if you ever want to...
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    Within reason, good work can be done on a machine...

    Within reason, good work can be done on a machine that isn't perfect. It just takes more time. Like everything: good, fast, cheap, pick two.

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    Read this: ...

    Read this:
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    Stay in your lane Sent from my Pixel 2 using...

    Stay in your lane

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    In all likelihood the headstock isn't aligned...

    In all likelihood the headstock isn't aligned with the ways.

    To check you don't need a proper indicating rod, we're looking for a tough measurement here. Hold a reasonably straight piece of stock...
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    Holding the work in the chuck only, or between...

    Holding the work in the chuck only, or between centers?

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    I do the same, but I use a rotary tool with a...

    I do the same, but I use a rotary tool with a stone on it to cut the bevel.

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