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  1. It looks as tho they should. They're all based...

    It looks as tho they should. They're all based off the .375 Ruger case. I think the .300 PRC would be the longest OAL of the bunch with the VLD > 210 grain bullets available. If the Winchester M70...
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    This can also be an issue with aged springs that...

    This can also be an issue with aged springs that have become a bit too light. I've repaired several Citori shotguns with this sort of issue. In one, a maddening search for the problem led to the...
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    The choke of a shotgun barrel is a relative...

    The choke of a shotgun barrel is a relative constriction from the barrel's inside diameter a ways back from the muzzle to what the diameter of the barrel is just behind the muzzle (say, 0.5").
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    This right here, is major truth. It is true with...

    This right here, is major truth. It is true with the IRS, it is true with the BATFE, it is true with the State Department.

    I know FFL's/gunsmiths that have gotten into arguments with ATF FFL...
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    If you're making parts that can be readily...

    If you're making parts that can be readily assembled into a firearm, you can run into ITAR issues.

    For example, barrels. You either have to get your customers to certify that they're not going to...
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    As a result of taking classes at several...

    As a result of taking classes at several gunsmithing schools, I've gotten to try a bunch of different lathes for gunsmithing. As a result of teaching in a shop where the lathes were almost all much...
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    My ATF examiner told me that the #1 criterion...

    My ATF examiner told me that the #1 criterion used by the ATF as to whether or not you need a FFL to work on guns is whether or not you're charging money for doing so.

    If you're working on gun...
  8. Many of them are being purchased for criminals by...

    Many of them are being purchased for criminals by relatives/confederates with clean records in "straw purchases."

    This is why we FFL's and gun owners have been pushing the Feds to prosecute the...
  9. The mechanics might be, but the understanding of...

    The mechanics might be, but the understanding of how a disconnector has to work with the hammer and trigger might not be for most people.

    Most people don't understand how a full-auto lockwork has...
  10. AR-15's lack any 'full auto' setting. They don't...

    AR-15's lack any 'full auto' setting. They don't even have a three-round bust option that's on recent M-16's and M-4's.
  11. When you look at the FBI UCR (Uniform Crime...

    When you look at the FBI UCR (Uniform Crime Report), which is the basis for really talking about crime in the US with facts, you see something in escapable: most "gun crime" is perpetrated in inner...
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    First, what a LLC is and is not. A LLC can be...

    First, what a LLC is and is not.

    A LLC can be treated as a partnership or a S-corp, depending on how the owners set it up and declare it to the IRS:

    Single Member Limited Liability Companies |...
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    Dave Manson has always been very good to me with...

    Dave Manson has always been very good to me with his freely offered advise and his wide knowledge of chambers and machining issues in chambering. I have several of his reamers and headspace gages,...
  14. Probably not. The 410's were "small frame"...

    Probably not. The 410's were "small frame" receivers, and the 16's were the same size as the 12 gauge receivers.
  15. OK, speaking as a gunsmith here... I'm not...

    OK, speaking as a gunsmith here...

    I'm not going to get into nitpicking details of the gunsmithing end of this. I'm going to back up to the 10,000' level.

    First comment: It is clear to me from...
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    I've made a bunch of flat & V-springs for old...

    I've made a bunch of flat & V-springs for old guns. I agree with most of the above, except that when I temper a spring, I use nitre blueing salts.

    I heat the salts to 575 degrees F, and dunk the...
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    Actually, CivE's with PE's would not engage in...

    Actually, CivE's with PE's would not engage in uninformed speculation - because, when they do, such utterances can have legal repercussions for the PE's.
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    Kimber 84M Barrel tenon specs

    A long while back, there were some questions on the barrel tenon spec for a Kimber 84 around here.

    Well, I just had one (Model 84M, in .257 Roberts) come through my shop, so here's the dope:
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    A South Bend "Heavy 13" would fit your...

    A South Bend "Heavy 13" would fit your requirements, and you can find them with 60" center-to-center beds, too.

    My only beef against the Heavy 13 is that it is kinda low for a 6'+ man. You spend a...
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    I would recommend you start by studying the...

    I would recommend you start by studying the various types of SxS actions out there.

    Many modern double rifles are built on either a Anson & Deeley boxlock (with variations) or a Greener cross-bolt...
  21. You can see rollmarks on some very nice guns,...

    You can see rollmarks on some very nice guns, going back 100 years, that look quite nice. It isn't just lettering that is done with roll marks; logos, caliber/chamber designations, safety warnings,...
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    I would do it with TIG, and I'd put an aluminum...

    I would do it with TIG, and I'd put an aluminum or copper heat sink in the chamber to minimize the HAZ.
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    I used both the 10L and the 13" at Trinidad while...

    I used both the 10L and the 13" at Trinidad while I was there for 2.5 years as a gunsmithing student.

    After having used both of them, here's what I reckon are the pluses/minuses of both machines:...
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    Here's what you need: JBM - Calculations...

    Here's what you need:

    JBM - Calculations
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    The reasons why the AR platform is popular are...

    The reasons why the AR platform is popular are pretty simple:

    1. Since the 1991 Gulf War, we've had hundreds of thousands of men and women who have cycled through our military forces. The M-16 or...
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