Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Tommy Atkins
Thu May 17, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 17
Views: 255
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

Actually melting the case is a bit over the top.
It used to be you'd heat to cherry red, that excessive! Now there are ways to actually measure the real temp which is way better.
by Tommy Atkins
Wed May 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 17
Views: 255
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

Sorry but its not me that has it reversed: "The temperature range for process annealing ranges from 260 °C (500 °F) to 760 °C (1400 °F), depending on the alloy in question." "In the cases of copper, steel, silver, and brass, this process is performed by heating the material (generally until glowing)...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue May 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 17
Views: 255
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

OK wrap up: 1: "red hot" is too hot. 2: If the brass changes color like these, its annealed. (In my setup usually 5~8 seconds depending on circumstances, which is why you need the templi-sticks), which you can get from your local welding supply place. 3: you do not need water to quench, that's a mis...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue May 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 17
Views: 255
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

Now you simply repeat the load~rotate~insert round~drop sequence for all your other shells in that batch!
You can see he discoloration from the annealing in this short test run.
by Tommy Atkins
Tue May 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 17
Views: 255
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

DSCF0525.JPG Start the rotation first, then slide the case neck & mouth into the flame, you want it a little past the tip of the blue flame. Watch the orange dab, while timing the seconds. (I just count 1 hippopotamus, 2 hippopotamus . . . ) As soon as the orange turns black immediately remove the ...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue May 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 17
Views: 255
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

To use simply put about 1/2 a bowl of tap water in the bowl. (more on that later). Light the torch & back the flame off to the smallest you can get with the "electric blue" cone in it. Clamp the "shell holder" in your power screwdriver or electric drill as long as you can keep the speed down. I have...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue May 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 17
Views: 255
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

Thew "shell holder is a deep well socket of the right size to drop the case into, but let it fall out when you tip it up. The 2 "crayons" are THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCESS a way of actually measuring the temperature of the heated area. you need between 500 ~ 600 degrees to properly t...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue May 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 17
Views: 255
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

You're absolutely right about there being a lot of conflicting (& wrong) information out there. Let me do some brush clearing with illustrations for you. You need to apply heat to the neck & shoulder area ONLY. You need to apply it evenly round the whole cylindrical form. It needs to be controlled h...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu May 10, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: Dicks Sporting Goods Hires Anti Gun Lobbyists
Replies: 6
Views: 396
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Re: Dicks Sporting Goods Hires Anti Gun Lobbyists

Yup, they're getting some solid push back now.
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by Tommy Atkins
Thu May 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Pat '07 Bayonet for my SMLE
Replies: 5
Views: 147
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Re: Pat '07 Bayonet for my SMLE

Someone pointed out its not a Broad Arrow, but a badly struck "X" a bending test proof.
by Tommy Atkins
Wed May 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Pat '07 Bayonet for my SMLE
Replies: 5
Views: 147
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Re: Pat '07 Bayonet for my SMLE

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by Tommy Atkins
Wed May 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Pat '07 Bayonet for my SMLE
Replies: 5
Views: 147
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Re: Pat '07 Bayonet for my SMLE

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by Tommy Atkins
Wed May 09, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Pat '07 Bayonet for my SMLE
Replies: 5
Views: 147
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Re: Pat '07 Bayonet for my SMLE

Seems I can only post one at a time, oh well.
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by Tommy Atkins
Wed May 09, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Pat '07 Bayonet for my SMLE
Replies: 5
Views: 147
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Pat '07 Bayonet for my SMLE

Well I dun did it. Won a Pat 07 Bayonet off e-pay! I've been looking for one to fit the BSA 1914 ShtLE & this looks like a suitable candidate in well used but not beat to heck condition. Sheath leather looks like it needs a little help, but we'll see. My neatsfoot oil (not compound) & a little black...

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