Thread: Sell my SMLE?
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Old February 1, 2013, 05:26 PM   #18
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If you are not planing on reloading the brass it can be shot as is. Though the brass will be trash afterwards. You will see a shining ring around the case head about a half to three quarters on an inch above the rim. If you plan on reloading the brass you can get some rubber plumbing washers. (O-Rings) Place them on the case up to the rim. It will take a slight effort to close the bolt. After firing set a full length sizing die to just barely kiss the shoulder, or use a neck sizing die. You will get about 3 to 5 reloads before they need to be full length resized, and fired with the washer again if the primer pockets are not loose.

The gun is shooter grade condition.
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