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#6536908 - 11/10/16 06:18 AM 6.5x53R
NKBJ Offline
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Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 249
Loc: The Ark






Off and on been working towards rejuvenating a little 1915 Dutch carbine, fire lapping with Clover compound to polish up a century's worth of improper care. When I first got it there was iron grit falling out of the rifling.
Now it's cleaning up to where paper patched bullets will produce good viable ammunition.

The plan has been for a small game cast bullet gun. Looks like I'm almost there.

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#6537034 - 11/10/16 07:48 AM Re: 6.5x53R [Re: NKBJ]
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Wow, you've put a lot of work into this!!! Good luck with your project!!
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#6538122 - 11/10/16 06:06 PM Re: 6.5x53R [Re: NKBJ]
NKBJ Offline
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Registered: 05/30/10
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Thanks on the good wishes.
Ordered a .273" sizer today.

The adventure continues.

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#6538126 - 11/10/16 06:07 PM Re: 6.5x53R [Re: NKBJ]
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Very cool. Need more pictures!
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#6538183 - 11/10/16 06:44 PM Re: 6.5x53R [Re: NKBJ]
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I've read about paper patching, and came away with the impression that it can give some pretty impressive accuracy. Looks like a lot of work...but I suppose it can become a labor of love!
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#6538737 - 11/11/16 07:15 AM Re: 6.5x53R [Re: NKBJ]
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that's great, good luck
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#6540407 - 11/12/16 12:46 PM Re: 6.5x53R [Re: NKBJ]
NKBJ Offline
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Registered: 05/30/10
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Here's one to give any conscientious gun owner bad dreams.
These are polishing rounds that were set aside to dry before being cleaned up for firing.


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