Category Archives: Shooting

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Winchester 1873 “Saddle Ring Rifle” rebuild

I just love these old rifles!  A few weeks ago a fellow on one of the Cowboy Action forums offered up a real “project” Winchester 1873 rifle for a ridiculous low price. The last thing I needed was another project, but I simply couldn’t resist. My 12 step firearms purchasing program is not working to

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1894 Winchester Take Down Rehab

Last week I was on business in Minneapolis. When anywhere near a Cabelas I simply must visit the gun library! I’ve been to every Cabelas in the USA…..Some a number of times. While there I saw this 1894 Winchester take-down, 32Win Special, Octagon to round, pistol grip, Marbles tang sight…….I fell in love! But it

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Reloading / Motorcycle / Storage Trailer

This isn’t quite an expedition trailer project….But I guess it depends on one definition of “Expedition”…. I shoot a sport call “Cowboy Action Shooting”…..Grown folks dress up in 1800 period correct clothing and using 1800 firearms or reproductions compete in timed matches for speed and accuracy. There are matches all over the country and this

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Brass Annealing Machine

  an·neal əˈnēl/ verb  heat (metal or glass) and allow it to cool slowly, in order to remove internal stresses. Go Straight To The Video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G651TiaThJo or here: http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/gunsmithing-reloading/annealing-machine/annealing-img-0852.html Brass is an interesting alloy. It is perfect for use in firearms cartridges because it  expands easily upon firing to seal the breach of the firearm

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A Couple Reloading Sites I Think You’ll Like

I’ve been reloading Metallic Cartridges for over 40 years. The best thing that ever happened to this hobby was the internet. I can remember when a bunch of folks from all over the country used to get on our Radio Shack “WebTV” devices every night and share stories and information. Now there are thousands of

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Rifle Barrel Sanding Jig

I built a simple barrel sanding device that mounts on my lathe and using power feed, it simply sands a barrel to whatever grit I have loaded in the sander.   Sander was bought at Harbor Freight for under $50. A bracket was fabricated from angle iron to position it as shown. Vacumn cleaner attaches

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