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    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    Most all the Gew88 and Mannlicher sporters I've had or have seen with scopes had them simply mounted off set. Not an uncommon way of doing it at all. That settles the loading problems with the packet clips. It also leaves the view wide open to...
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    Yesterday, 11:41 AM
    2152hq replied to a thread Remington Model 12 in Rimfire Area
    Does it have 'RW' stamped above the ser# which is most likely on the front bottom edge of the recv'r? The RW is for 'Remington Works' and was how the rifle was ID'd when they first intro'd it in 1909 till it was finally given it's Model 12...
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    02-05-2018, 11:13 AM
    Many of the rechambered Ishapor 410's have excess headspace. The rechambering process was done quickly and en-masse. No real precision to the process other than the reamer itself. Often attached to a hand held electric drill, the reamer was pushed...
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    02-03-2018, 12:02 PM
    Star made the Model B in 9mmLuger (9x19mm) (I think a few were made in 30Luger as well). I don't recall them being factory chambered in 9x21 but it's possible. The same pistol as the Model A was made in 9mmLargo (9x23mm) They did catalog a...
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    02-03-2018, 11:06 AM
    Try loading your reloads with the bullet seated in or out a bit more. The over all length of the cartridge should make the difference. The 336 Marlin relies on the cartridge just fed onto the carrier and it's length to keep the next one in the...
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    01-29-2018, 09:53 PM
    They actually made a few of the Model 400 pistols in 32acp . But you are most likely thinking of the more common Model 300 or it's post-war version the 3000. Made in 380CP also. Nice pistols,,,all of them. Wish I still had my W/German Police...
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    01-28-2018, 01:02 AM
    The Astra 400 has it's magazine catch on the bottom of the frame at the rear of the mag well. Hangs down below the frame a bit. Pull back to release & pull the magazine out. The 600 has the magazine catch on the bottom of the left hand side of the...
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    01-25-2018, 10:32 PM
    Hard to find part. I've never done it,,,but supposedly a follower from the WW2 Japanese Type 38 Service Rifle (6.5cal) will fit,,or can be made to fit the Siamese Mauser. The floor plate from the Type 38 can be altered with a little work to the...
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    01-22-2018, 10:28 AM
    9/16 is .562 54cal M/L bbls are (generally) .540 BORE dia (accross the lands) Add .010 to .020 for the groove dia of the bore. So the average 54cal M/L bbl is in the range of .550 to .560 groove dia. The 9/16 punched out wad would be perfect...
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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
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