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    Today, 05:05 AM
    Under Japanese occupation the Chinese manufactured a type 30 actioned carbine in 7.92X57 for use by Chinese troops that served the Japanese, sort of like the Quislings. Those rifles are considered to be much stronger than the original Type 30....
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    01-12-2018, 04:23 PM
    Original rim thickness specs for the .303 were much smaller than you are likely to find among milspec .303 ammunition. This was the main reason they loosened headspace specs around the beginning of WW1 and again years later on. Canadian...
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    01-12-2018, 04:09 PM
    Quite a job you did there. Good work.
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    01-11-2018, 11:03 PM
    Before WW2 returning soldiers were sometimes allowed to buy the issued weapon they had carried. I guess it was more cost effective for the government than refurbishing and storing a few million weapons that were no longer needed. IIRC Officers,...
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    01-08-2018, 11:59 PM
    I love it. I'd have left it as in the first picture but you definitely turned it into one fine looking rifle. I was within hours of sealing the deal on a sporterized krag offered me by a forum member when fate slapped me down. I'd just figured...
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    01-08-2018, 11:43 PM
    I think that has been done with fairly good results. A method used by owners of smoothbore buck and ball muzzle loaders was to drill a hole through a round ball and slip a short length of stout cord through the hole with a knot at the front and...
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    01-08-2018, 11:29 PM
    Been meaning to make a push through sizer for thr Gamo Whisper 10.5 black nickel coated .177 pellets. I like these for striking energy and penetration but quality control is not great and an unacceptable percent of pellets are a hair over sized or...
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    01-08-2018, 07:28 PM
    Some 6.5 Mannlichers were converted to .303 British so its likely the bolt face can handle the .303 rim. Best check that first though, they may have altered the bolt face when they did the conversions. Some Greek 1903 rifles had a generic chamber...
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    01-08-2018, 08:56 AM
    When assembling very light .38 Special loads for my revolvers, as light as 1 gr of Bullseye behind a round ball, I always took a piece of cigarette paper and pushed it into the case over the charge using a dowel rod. I kept the loaded rounds base...
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    01-05-2018, 04:32 AM
    Some early gunsmith assembled sporting rifles built on the GEW 88 action did have a .318 bore size, but these were intended for lead alloy cast or swaged boolits only. The steel of the barrels was soft compared to the standard mil spec barrel. They...
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    01-03-2018, 08:23 PM
    I'm hoping to see the single pump pneumatic I mentioned awhile back go into production. Its said to give near 3000 PSI with a single stroke of the dual pump arms. A 1X16 inch column of air compressed into a space as thin as a coin. Pumping effort...
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    01-02-2018, 02:59 AM
    Looks more like a "Buck and Ball" gun than a fowling piece. generaly loaded with three or more buckshot and one bore sized ball or two or three bore sized balls.
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    01-02-2018, 02:08 AM
    An indoor shooting gallery was equivalent to today's video games.
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    01-02-2018, 02:04 AM
    Its Alive! Popped the back off and the balance wheel began to swing slowly. I used an old mantle clock freeing trick and put a couple of drops of lighter fluid on the backplate of the movement and one on the balance wheel shaft and the watch was...
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    12-31-2017, 09:07 PM
    You can order rifled air gun barrels in .177 or .22. I've considered building a very simple parlor/garden pistol using sections of one of my take off airgun barrels. I was thinking more on the lines of using nail gun blanks. I picked up a box of low...
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    12-31-2017, 06:53 PM
    The simplest method to reduce cocking effort is an extension of the under lever or barrel to improve leverage. It would work best with an under lever since that much stress on a barrel might damage it over time.
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    12-30-2017, 11:04 PM
    After searching in vain for a replacement case for my Seamaster DeVille I found myself attracted to some of the old watches I ran across. Picked up this one this week received it today. It's an Ingraham "Tower" wristwatch, probably pre WW2. The...
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    12-30-2017, 10:49 PM
    The Remington rand was the original "Lunchbox special". A unacceptable percentage of early production frames did not meet dimensional interchangeability specs and were demilled by crushing the front of the frame where the spring case portion of the...
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    12-30-2017, 10:28 PM
    Seems to me there was a two stage cocking spring piston underlever rifle made decades ago. Don't remember any details. I think it was on the Pyramid air airgun blog site. One full swing half cocked the piston another full stroke finished the...
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    12-30-2017, 10:20 PM
    The linked follower of a snail drum or similar drum? I've seen a couple of youtube videos of plastic body drums flying apart and scattering parts. An out of battery discharge might do this to an otherwise good drum.
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    12-29-2017, 02:20 PM
    I wonder if a 7.7 barrel can be set back far enough to rechamber to 7.62X51? A common enough conversion was to .300 Savage which is very similar. The Hornady .312 bullets I use when reloading my .303 rifles was originally designed specifically for...
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    12-29-2017, 02:06 PM
    The FAL is only heavy in comparasion to much shorter and lighter assault rifles, and some of them weigh about the same. The rifle is not noted for precision accuracy, the British preferred the Bolt action rifles for sniping, but few Main Battle...
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    12-25-2017, 01:00 AM
    The electrically warmed flying suit dates back to mid WW1. The Red Baron wore one he had taken from a British officer he shot down and took prisoner. Quite an advantage in the cold lonely skies over France.
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    12-24-2017, 05:04 PM
    "Uh... no. The gas port is too far down the barrel, too much link and tilting block inertia, etc. for this to possibly happen." The gas port is certainly not further down the barrel than the M1 Garand gas port, which has suffered the same effects...
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    12-24-2017, 09:48 AM
    I have an FN FAL lower with stock , grips, and internals sitting in my gun closet at the moment. Its not mine. it belongs to a friend who asked me to make a left handed lace on cheek piece to replace the right hand one that's on the stock now. ...
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    12-23-2017, 08:35 PM
    So long as you don't use slow burning powders the gas regulator can be set to compensate and allow reasonable extraction with minimal damage to the case rim. I've seen a FAL nearly tear the rim off match grade ammo loaded with slow powders....
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    12-20-2017, 12:11 PM
    A lot of reported problems of shoulder set back were most likely due to use of older milspec cartridge cases that did not have the improvements of post WW1 cartridge cases. Cartridge case geometry was improved to prevent problems found when using...
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    12-20-2017, 11:56 AM
    Very nice. I've seen a few Hex barreled rifles in the past. One that hung on the wall of a back woods grocery store had a very thick Hex barrel made of brass. It looked near as big as the old 4 gauge elephant guns. A gunmaker I read about many...
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    12-20-2017, 10:09 AM
    I'd read that the Marine Corp had purchased some newly manufactured 1911A1 pistols some years back, it being a favorite of their elite troops. Don't remember what troops got these. I think they were operating behind the lines in Afghanistan.
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    12-19-2017, 11:07 AM
    I think the Army at one time issued a .45-70 based shot shell for the old trap door rifles. To forage small game in the field. I think it used a paper or hollow wood shot capsule. There were .44-40 based shotshells as well. The .38/.357...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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