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Old February 17, 2013, 11:53 PM   #1
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Hey Sal! CB 32WS Rocks!

Just took a giant leap forward with my 1969 vintage M94 in 32WS! She's my longterm CB plinker project. As some of you know she's equipped with a receiver peep sight and a Lyman globe front sight because I can't bear to scope a 94. Last trip out I determined the forend was causing the impact to wander so I relieved pressure in the barrel channel and tweaked the mag tube a bit. I had to refinish the forend and decided to remove a few dents and scratches. Was a bit disappointed to find birch wood under walnut stain but I put a quickie oil finish on it. Looked so nice I decided the buttstock needed freshening up a bit but luckily I didn't get past the stain before I put fresh oil on her butt...stock.
My load is LeveRevolution powder under a RD 323-170 heat-treated bullet of 50-50 ww alloy in Hornady cases, BTW. I don't shoot especially well with peeps these days so I was very pleased when she printed nice round groups well under 2" @ 50 yds.
Was so pleased I picked up a Birchwood Casey refinishing kit @ Cabelas on the way home. Disassembled the old girl, stripped the temp finish off the forend and put a nice walnut stain on the old girl after supper.
Ya'll don't get your hopes up, I'll post pics later but my photography skills leave quite a bit to be desired. My stock refinishing is a bit above average, tho. Pretty sure this ol' girl will continue to turn heads @ the range.
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Old February 18, 2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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Sounds good to me Tex, with my eyesight I'd be happy with 2" group @ 50yds. I have the RD mold also and like all the rest I've tried, they run into the rifling when chambered. The Lyman lovern and the Lee 8mm do the same. The accurate mold I have on order has a .304 diameter just ahead of the front band should work fine. Finished casting and loading 1,000 .45acp rounds and am now working on some boutique rounds ie 205gr anderton type bullet with TB in .44spec. have to hurry, snow is going away quick. E. Pluribus Ammo Tex.
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Old February 19, 2013, 11:30 PM   #3
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Forend looking good, hope I don't talk myself into redoing the buttstock.
I did a big 45acp project last summer, rather mind-numbing compared to my other projects but gotta keep the social equipment fed, right?
44 project sounds interesting, tho.
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Old February 20, 2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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Tried the .44 spec. load in the Smith 396 and got a one hole 3 shot group, the other two rounds weren't even close..watery eyes due to a cold windy day is my excuse...However my Smith classic M-21 put 3 into one hole and another almost touching before I ran out of cartridges, thought I loaded up 11 to try but only had 9 when I got there.

These two



BTW, I got the .32 mold from accurate yesterday and had to cast up a few so I'm ready when the weather gets nicer and can get out to the range.

Anyway, busy busy.
Good shooting to ya Tex.
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Old February 20, 2013, 09:07 PM   #5
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That 21 is pretty, can't recall seeing one quite like that. Bullet doesn't sound familiar either but it seems your Smiths like them.
Looking forward to hearing about your Accurate mould, think I'd better put that rifle back together and get a few loaded for this weekend. Got some hints for my thutty-thutty that I want to try.


Oops, couldn't help myself. Went to put one last coat of Tru-Oil on the forend and decided the buttstock looked a little odd so I took it off stripped and steel-wooled it and gave it it's own coat of Tru-Oil. Then I de-buggared a few screws and cold-blued them just because.
Yep, rough day at work! If it wasn't blowing 40mph out there I'd get some smelting done.
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