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    Der Gebirgsjager replied to a thread Pray for Tom in Our Chapel
    In have done so.
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    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    It feels good to do good, or have done good, does it not? If you have a conscience, it feels bad and is the source of regret to have done bad. If you do not find this to be true, then you are without principles, and a truly amoral person. Ancient...
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    01-19-2019, 03:49 PM
    Are you taking the photos with a phone?
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    01-18-2019, 05:39 PM
    The number stamping on the lock makes me think that it's modern in origin. Most likely a kit someone put together. Are there no other markings at all?
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    01-17-2019, 05:17 PM
    Well, I just invented a new sport Icicle Heard thinning. I ain't getting on no ladder! Needed One airsoft full auto if your a young whippersnapper try your Airsoft Pistol Appropriate winter attire for you You must be aware of where your...
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    01-15-2019, 07:14 PM
    And...Welcome to the castboolits forum!
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    01-14-2019, 10:52 PM
    Interesting. I've never bought a new set of dies and cleaned them before use. But I do clean them after use. I have a tub made of a 1 gallon jug like anti-freeze comes in, cut in half lengthwise, half full of kerosene. I disassemble the dies and...
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    01-13-2019, 10:25 PM
    Having blued a bunch of guns in my time, I'll take a shot at this. First, prior to bluing, the parts (barrel) must be thoroughly degreased and cleaned. If a spot was missed, you'll never get it to match because the finish (bluing) reacts differently...
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    01-13-2019, 01:02 PM
    Frankly, I don't know. It's a possibility that I wouldn't discount out of hand without doing a little research. The US Govt. actually cut down some Krags for the civilian market. There are a lot of interesting stories/history that go with...
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    01-13-2019, 12:51 PM
    I got to thinking about the P-1 some more, and recalled that I did have one come in that would jam due to the recoil spring guides being made of plastic and having gotten all chewed up. In the original P-38 they were of steel construction, so my...
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    01-13-2019, 12:41 PM
    Hi, Tjnitehawk, and welcome to the forum! Believe it or not, I have one with the same problem. I've been checking the Gun Parts Corp. for about a year now, and they list the part, but it's always out of stock. Repairing the existing firing pin would...
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    01-13-2019, 12:24 PM
    ukrifleman: Very nice specimen. Thanks for the photos. Battis: That definitely looks like a cutdown to me. But, whether to buy or not depends on your personal goals. If they are to familiarize yourself with the rifle and cartridge, then something...
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    01-12-2019, 10:27 PM
    Here's what the 5 round version of the clip looks like. If the rifle is a 07/15 it is a Berthier, using the 8mm Lebel cartridge. As previously stated, there were 3 and 5 round versions. If the stock's wood extends to the bottom of the magazine it is...
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    01-11-2019, 09:22 PM
    Yes sir! I'm with you. When you get to the top of the hill you're glad that you left the 8lb. bolt action at home and took the 6lb. lever!:D
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    01-11-2019, 09:10 PM
    That used to be the case, but I wonder if it still holds true. Used to be that one of the ways "what is the most popular cartridge" was gauged was by the sale of reloading dies. .30-06 did hold top spot for many years, but I haven't seen the...
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    01-11-2019, 01:17 PM
    There's no doubt that the .308 is a fine cartridge, but I think you made the case yourself for the continued popularity of the '06. The first real improvement on the performance of the '06 was the .270 Win., as used and hyped by Jack O'Connor....
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    01-11-2019, 01:05 PM
    I think that the .375 version sold better than the other two because there were so many .30-30 owners that wanted just a bit more. I own two of them. Beautiful rifles, hampered only by the sometimes-scarcity of ammo and brass for reloading. I guess...
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    01-07-2019, 11:46 PM
    I have two WW II P-38s and one Manurhin-made P-1 post war pistol. The P-1 shoots a little left. I think I could correct it to dead center by drifting the front sight, but have never bothered as it's only off about 6" at 25 yds. Mechanically...
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    01-05-2019, 10:57 PM
    Welcome to the forum. Vihtavouori is one of the more expensive powders over here, and not used as much as some of the domestic powders. But there are those who do use it, and someone can probably help.
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    01-05-2019, 08:07 PM
    Stuff happens. Too bad you're soured on Uberti, a really good company with which I've had no problems. But I'm happy you got such good service from your gun shop and ended up with something you like. I'm certain I'd be doing all my business with...
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Born in Calif., 1942. Ages 11-18 grew up on father's cattle ranch, Sierra Nevada foothills 18-21 U.S. Army 3rd Inf. Div. stationed in Germany. 5 years in armed Industrial Security. 15 years in Calif.State Law Enforcement. Attended Colorado School of Trades Gunsmithing School (graduated). 5 years Contract USAF Security Police. Moved to Oregon, 1988. 10 years armored truck industry. 30+ years gunsmith. Still in Oregon. Married 47 years, wife partially disabled from cerebral stroke. I'm her caregiver.
Way up in the Cascades
Firearms, gunsmithing, reloading, bullet casting, cooking, reading military history books.
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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