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    Today, 04:06 PM
    While the M1917 has many good points it has a few bad ones as well. The position of the bolt knob was mentioned as a problem when the rifle was tested by Ordnance officers who cut their teeth on the Krag and 03. The first high powered bolt action...
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    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    I have a ceramic hydrator disc in a aluminum casing that I use to rehydrate dried out tobacco. You should be able to find something like this at a tobacco shop. The apple core in a plastic bag trick does work very nicely. Orange peels also work...
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    09-17-2017, 01:00 PM
    "I only tell you this to try, and save you some money on a slide. " Not saving me money since I had no intention of trying one of these conversions to begin with. In the video tutorials they say first off that the slide rails must be filed...
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    09-17-2017, 09:20 AM
    The .22 rimfire conversions do not use the airgun slide. The conversion kits are made for converting a real .45 1911 to .22 LR rimfire and have a dedicated slide included along with a magazine. The CO2 guns require some modifications of the...
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    09-16-2017, 08:52 PM
    I was looking this gun over with a critical eye and if you leave the magazine out and don't look straight down the bore its impossible to tell that its not a real 1911A1. The floor plate of the magazine has the end of the piercing screw showing and...
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    09-13-2017, 06:29 PM
    I've found most Global Warming claims lack credibility. most especially the claims made after every disaster no matter what it is being somehow connected to climate change. Theres been no actual climate change anywhere on the planet. Arrid regions...
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    09-13-2017, 04:10 AM
    Splurged on one of these as a birthday present to myself. I thought about it for a long time because the factory specs give velocity as 320 FPS which I feel is a bit low for reasonable accuracy, but I found mine gives a bit higher velocity than I...
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    09-12-2017, 03:34 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Lead Free Pellets in AirGuns
    Don't know if it applies to pellets but lightweight zinc alloy casr boolits appear to achieve best accuracy if you use only these boolits till the bore becomes "Sherardized" whatever that means. I suspect its a sort of seasoning of the bore. Zinc...
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    09-12-2017, 02:56 AM
    If liquid mercury is available the old time gunsmiths would bore out the center of a tightly stuck ball leaving as little lead in the bore as possible then pour mercury in the barrel plugging both ends and work the barrel around to slosh the...
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    09-11-2017, 12:34 AM
    rking 22 "6 inch blued K frame !!!! Slobber Slobber Drool Oh man how I NEED one of those! Beautiful revolver. " Haven't owned one yet but I do have three of the Crosman 38T CO2 replicas of the K38 with 6" barrel and the fully adjustable all...
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    09-10-2017, 11:36 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Crosman 2240 in AirGuns
    The older vintage Benjamin and Crosman single shot CO2 pistols are potentially as good or better but are often much more expensive to aquire and in need of a complete overhaul to be reliable. I'd much prefer an all metal (except grips) gun. A...
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    09-09-2017, 09:09 PM
    Multigunner started a thread Crosman 2240 in AirGuns
    I just got a 2240. Not for myself but as a gift for a friend. I had not considered buying one for myself since I already have four .22 CO2 pistols that are respected vintage guns and highly accurate. After test firing this 2240 I've decided that...
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    09-08-2017, 11:25 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Lead Free Pellets in AirGuns
    Been considering trying some 11 gr RWS hobby .22 pellets in my vintage Crosman SA 6 revolver to try for a flatter trajectory to improve range. The 14.3 pellets are hitting 317 FPS for the first few cylinders full but after that velocity drops below...
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    09-08-2017, 03:25 PM
    I suspect they heat treated the MAS in much the same manner as the Lee Enfield rife action body. The main body being only partly oil hardened to maintain a certain degree of spring temper while the locking recesses would be differential hardened for...
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    09-08-2017, 02:09 AM
    I've always wanted to convert a traditional styled muzzle loading rifle to PCP, similar to the actual early air rifles. Addition of a fast thread screw breech or even a simple falling block connected to the trigger guard would make it even better....
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    09-07-2017, 02:21 AM
    Theres also a 7.62 NATO version of the rifle used as a military and police sniper rifle. The actions of these were purpose made, not military surplus actions. There were also many civilian sporting rifles built on these actions mainly for sale in...
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    09-05-2017, 01:07 AM
    Heres a link to Hatcher's Notebook at the Internet Archive. https://archive.org/details/Hatchers_Notebook
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    09-05-2017, 12:53 AM
    Try "Hatcher's Notebook". You can usually find free downloads or readable files online.
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    09-05-2017, 12:48 AM
    Wish I had not traded my Krag Carbine off, but back then finding a replacement barrel was next to impossible and the bore of that carbine looked worse than the surface of the moon. I got more than twice what I had in it in trade but it would now...
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    09-05-2017, 12:43 AM
    Multigunner replied to a thread ID rifle in Military Rifles
    PS To the above. Since the rear sight protector is missing I'm guessing the fore end has been cut down as well. The fore ends are sometimes available but the other fittings like muzzle cap and bands can run up the cost of restoration. If...
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    09-05-2017, 12:39 AM
    Multigunner replied to a thread ID rifle in Military Rifles
    Looks to be an SMLE .303 Lee Enfield, with the magazine cut off in place which is very uncommon for these rifles. Most all magazine cut offs were removed when they re did the older No.1 MkIII rifles to the MkIII* standard. Can't see the rear sight...
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    09-03-2017, 04:15 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Underhammers in Muzzleloading.
    First BP muzzle loader I ever fired was an underhammer target rifle in .58 caliber that was loaded with a 1000 gr two piece slug, hard lead alloy nose and softer paper patched body. Charge was over 300 gr. I shot a locust post with it and turned...
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    09-01-2017, 04:31 PM
    Mauser built a few (possibly only one) 5.9X57 chambered Military styled rifle for testing. I think this may have been a WW1 era project but possibly finished between the wars. Power level would have been in the .22 Savage Highpower range. There...
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    08-30-2017, 02:10 PM
    They recently marketed a conversion of the Crosman 397/392 multipump guns that when pumped to maximum only released part of the stored air which allowed one to either fire multiple shots before pumping up again or to top up between shots so each...
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    08-30-2017, 03:14 AM
    There was a .22 round ball HPA conversion kit for AR15/M16 rifles marketed years ago. Haven't heard anything about it since but I got the impression it was intended for military training purposes and not available to the public. It could be fed by...
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    08-28-2017, 11:53 PM
    Apparently you can still buy Rockola branded Juke Boxes. http://www.rock-ola.com/
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    08-27-2017, 05:31 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Cork guns? in AirGuns
    I had a little cork shooter pistol made of stamped sheet metal. After losing the corks I made match stick and sewing needle darts with paper fins with ends bent to hold the dart centered in the bore. it was surprisingly accurate out to 20 feet or so.
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    08-24-2017, 07:12 PM
    Don't toss these till you check any makers marks. Some Enbloc clips have collector interest. If nothing else drop by your local VFW and donate them. They may still find use in ceremonials rifles.
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    08-24-2017, 01:02 PM
    One thing to look out for if a .303 barrel has seen a great many rounds of milspec ammo is a build up of carbon and additive residues in the chamber neck. This forms a hardened coating that reduces the internal diameter, and since its as shiny as...
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    08-24-2017, 12:51 PM
    If the gas system is much like that of the FAL I'd suggest single base propellants only. From what I've read the Australians had problems with double base ball powders in the FN FAL and while test firing some Winchester match grade ammo in an FAL...
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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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check