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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-18-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By diadem
Do you know anybody that works at a foundry? Or...

Do you know anybody that works at a foundry? Or is there one by you? Every foundry is going to have a spectrum analyzer. It makes a splotch (burn mark, shallow divot) in the metal about the size of a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-28-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By diadem
It is really hard to tell from the pictures but...

It is really hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like the lower edge of the extractor rim groove isn't ramped properly. It almost looks like there are brass rubbings on that area. Without a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-13-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By diadem
It could have been worse. If you had a cat all...

It could have been worse. If you had a cat all you would have found is a smoldering pile of metal filings. Cat p*is is the most destructive substance on the planet. My brother lost a 5 gallon pail...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-09-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By diadem
Original blueprints are available simply because...

Original blueprints are available simply because somebody took the time to acquire, copy, and post them. Somebody else took the time to convert them to modern blueprints and posted them Others like...
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-04-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By diadem
I used a dual ring die for the first 15K rounds I...

I used a dual ring die for the first 15K rounds I made in 45 acp. I used all once fired and range pickup brass. I often had to throw brass away because the bottom ring wouldn’t size oversize brass or...
Forum: Reloading Bench 01-27-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,781
Posted By diadem
I love Berrys 185 HBRNs. They shoot like lazers...

I love Berrys 185 HBRNs. They shoot like lazers out of my setup and the wife and granddaughter love the bunny fart loads.

Berrys 185 HBRN 3.8gr 700x 610.30 avg fps (My favorite bunny fart loads)...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-11-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,680
Posted By diadem
A work in progress but another example. ...

A work in progress but another example.


http://www.bentspoonsystems.com/images/UndercutA.jpg

http://www.bentspoonsystems.com/images/UndercutB.jpg
Forum: Reloading Bench 12-24-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,634
Posted By diadem
4.4 is really light for 200gr SWC in 45acp of...

4.4 is really light for 200gr SWC in 45acp of N320. That is why you are getting unburned powder.

I make some powder puff loads that use more than that.

ACME 200 SWC 4.6 N320 598.30 fps
ACME...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-26-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,081
Posted By diadem
“If John Browning could know this now he would...

“If John Browning could know this now he would turn over in his grave and say, "what in the HE!! are you doing to my gun"”

As Sherman T Potter would say, Horse hockey!

JMB was not a luddite. He...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-22-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,183
Posted By diadem
OMG, I personally feel an overwhelming sense of...

OMG, I personally feel an overwhelming sense of loss and I only knew him though posts and PMs here. We all will be suffering a loss that will only be fully realized in years to come. RIP Dr. Keefer.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-22-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,405
Posted By diadem
Recoil management is a most misunderstood...

Recoil management is a most misunderstood subject. The only difference between a commander and government length 1911s is that commanders are generally lighter (more felt recoil) and have a shorter...
Forum: Reloading Bench 11-20-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By diadem
I tried to get 1K of them to shoot straight, no...

I tried to get 1K of them to shoot straight, no go. Worst bullets I ever tried. I swear I could shoot around corners with them. They are pretty soft. I tried them out of a Kart barrel.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-16-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By diadem
Manganese Parkerizing is black. What you most...

Manganese Parkerizing is black. What you most likely have is a cheap Zinc Parkerizing which is grey. You can re-parkerize properly, or you can “blue” which changes the Parkerizing into an oxide...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-14-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By diadem
Also, check your disconnector rail, a burr on the...

Also, check your disconnector rail, a burr on the breech end will chew up rounds like that.
Forum: Reloading Bench 11-14-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,963
Posted By diadem
Acme, Acme, Acme ...

Acme, Acme, Acme

http://www.acmebullet.com/bullets-reloading-brass/45-ACP-Lead-Bullets/45ACP-230RN-NLG-Coated

Beats any plated or FMJ bullets I have tested in mine. Not sure why my guns love...
Forum: Reloading Bench 11-05-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,005
Posted By diadem
It sure doesn’t take much to get the crotchety...

It sure doesn’t take much to get the crotchety (as in mentality, not age) members panties in a bind around here. If you take pride in using the same mediocre powder for 23 different loads, have at...
Forum: Reloading Bench 11-05-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,005
Posted By diadem
Really, nice addition to the discussion.

Really, nice addition to the discussion.
Forum: Reloading Bench 11-01-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,005
Posted By diadem
Versatility is no longer a desirable trait for...

Versatility is no longer a desirable trait for the seller or the discerning connoisseur. In the days when there was only 4 or 5 powders available and the only criteria was that it went bang, one...
Forum: Reloading Bench 11-01-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,005
Posted By diadem
Unique is a double based powder and is composed...

Unique is a double based powder and is composed of nitrocellulose and the following ingredients

Nitroglycerin
Diphenylamine
Ethyl centralite
2-nitrodiphenylamine
4-nitrodiphenylamine

Ethyl...
Forum: Reloading Bench 10-31-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,005
Posted By diadem
Any powder that doesn’t burn like it was composed...

Any powder that doesn’t burn like it was composed of old ground up tires and meters like corn flakes would qualify. Dismissing people’s real experiences as myth is silly. You should be embracing the...
Forum: Reloading Bench 10-31-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,005
Posted By diadem
As technology advances there are always luddites...

As technology advances there are always luddites who hang on to old things and think of a thousand ways to justify it. With many better alternatives available now nostalgia can be the only...
Forum: Reloading Bench 10-26-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By diadem
$7 worth of mosquito netting and some clamps. ...

$7 worth of mosquito netting and some clamps.

http://www.bentspoonsystems.com/images/brasscatcher.jpg
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-22-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,453
Posted By diadem
First, chamber a round and then remove the mag,...

First, chamber a round and then remove the mag, shoot, repeat. Does the ejection pattern change? Sometimes a mag will falsely enhance, or disrupt the ejection pattern. If the cases fall down the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-13-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By diadem
[QUOTE=EvolutionArmory;11056625]On this Colt...

[QUOTE=EvolutionArmory;11056625]On this Colt slide I blasted the rounds and insides at 60 PSI and blasted around the flats leaving them polished as they came from Colt. I then blasted just the roll...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-13-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,738
Posted By diadem
Don’t get sidetracked by the setback discussion....

Don’t get sidetracked by the setback discussion. In my book it is a bunch of malarkey. I was in denial also. When I had my blowouts I tested rounds with maximum amounts of setback and only received...
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