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    03-30-2017, 11:44 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Pin Punches in General
    I had already considered making "nub" punches from them, basically all that's left now is nubs but they unfortunately were hand ground and quite...
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    03-30-2017, 10:44 AM
    radkins started a thread Pin Punches in General
    I have an old, and I mean OLD, set of Proto pin punches that have seen a lot better days, they were included in a bunch of tools I found at a yard...
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    03-29-2017, 10:10 AM
    radkins replied to a thread coating on brass in General
    As is any oxidation or any other surface contaminate, although the oxidation will eventually return, so it could be that the acid left you with an...
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    03-29-2017, 10:08 AM
    radkins replied to a thread coating on brass in General
    Not at all, it simply went under the coating and dissolved the metal at the point of adhesion, acid will not do anything much to a plastic type...
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    03-28-2017, 11:19 AM
    radkins replied to a thread coating on brass in General
    Much better than using acid, which likely had little if any effect on the actual coating, would have been paint remover, Tal-Strip or similar....
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    03-26-2017, 04:00 PM
    Yep you are 100% correct but even after 30 years these things have been around it is amazing how many folks simple will not believe this! Just...
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    03-20-2017, 10:06 AM
    Welders are a different breed for sure and we liked our fun! Joking aside, fun is one thing but on a serious note horse play and apathy toward the...
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    03-19-2017, 05:31 PM
    Sounds like almost as much fun as taking the piece of dark cardboard that usually comes under a candy bar and slipping it under the dark lens in a...
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    03-14-2017, 02:23 PM
    I am not going to flat out disagree with you because my opinion is just that, my opinion. However personally I absolutely detest those things...
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    03-14-2017, 11:13 AM
    I probably should have mentioned that the only thing I will be using the brass/bronze for would be the actual receiver itself, everything else will...
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    03-13-2017, 10:25 PM
    As long as the steel does not require a low hydrogen rod then 7018 will work just fine without being stabilized in an oven, of course you wouldn't...
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    03-13-2017, 08:50 PM
    I just watched that video and something doesn't look right here, with the cover off that looks like brass the receiver itself is made of but the one...
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    03-13-2017, 07:46 PM
    Actually I like them a lot and I can even reassemble one!!! :D
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    03-13-2017, 06:22 PM
    Wow, thanks Bob you just provided the answers to the specs I have been searching on the 'net for, all in one neat group! Some of that, most probably,...
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    03-13-2017, 01:43 PM
    Hope you guys aren't getting tired of my dwelling on this subject but now something else has me scratching my head -AGAIN, good thing us grizzled old...
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    03-13-2017, 10:35 AM
    Just from searching the 'net and also just yesterday in a gun magazine I thumbed through at Walmart (I don't remember the name but it is currently on...
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    03-12-2017, 07:34 PM
    Well I have spent several hours researching this and I have found a few surprising things and some not so surprising, it looks as if Yondering and I...
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    03-11-2017, 12:22 PM
    Ok, I have been brass shopping and as I suspected I came away confused, :confused: While I have learned a bit about brass and bronze the only...
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    03-11-2017, 11:25 AM
    Certainly no flaming as that is a completely legitimate question, and unfortunately (for me) one that I can answer from recent experience. Victor...
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    03-11-2017, 09:25 AM
    I have been told, but didn't know for certain, that the Henry rifles are actually steel with nonfunctional brass plates covering the steel ??? ...
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    03-10-2017, 01:00 PM
    I have some hard brass and have been thinking of making a brass rifle receiver based on the scaled down "Baby" 1885 Highwall single shot rifle that I...
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