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    not much activity going on so i'll show something i did the other day .

    i have a friend who loads for an enfield with an oversize bore .. as he also shoots cast but doesnt have a lubesizer and the need for a .316 dia bullet buying a custom lee push threw size die becomes a bit of a pricy idea .

    so i fired up my lathe and made him one ... took a couple hours but hey it keeps him out of my loading stuff when he needs to size bullets to crimp on a gas check .





  • #2
    Looks nice.
    Did you cut the threads on the lathe or use a die?
    AlanM
    There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men. - RAH
    Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo - use in that order.
    If you aren't part of the solution, then you obviously weren't properly dissolved.

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    • #3
      i used the lathe to thread it , takes a few minutes to set up to single point threads
      but you end up with a better fitting thread .

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      • #4
        i used the lathe to thread it , takes a few minutes to set up to single point threads
        but you end up with a better fitting thread .

        Considering how close the thread gets to the shoulder I suspected as much.

        My father taught me how to run a metal lathe (including cutting threads) before I learned to drive a car.
        He had bought a 10" Logan lathe (circa 1945) from the original owner in about 1961 and used it himself for another 20+ years.
        AlanM
        There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men. - RAH
        Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo - use in that order.
        If you aren't part of the solution, then you obviously weren't properly dissolved.

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        • #5
          i am by no means a machinist , but i like to tinker .

          i had a big heavy hendey lathe for a long time but it was well worn when i got and a bit beat up
          last year the 70 year old spindle bearings gave up the ghost and i bought a much smaller 10 inch bench top lathe .even with having to use change gears now i much prefer the smaller machine

          way easier to do accurate work and i can thread metric threads now .. plus i now have room for a smaller bridgeport

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