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by jbrower
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: New Finnish M28-76
Replies: 11
Views: 4947

Re: New Finnish M28-76

I bought one from Empire Arms in 2010 for $850 and still have it. It's a fantastic rifle. Mine slugged to .3095.

I have found that it really likes the Lapua D166 bullet in front of 51 grains of IMR 4350.
by jbrower
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: one ugly homemade shotgun
Replies: 10
Views: 2507

Re: one ugly homemade shotgun

$400 opening bid? He'll be lucky to get 10% of that.
by jbrower
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Cheap ammo & value of rifle.
Replies: 3
Views: 3057

Re: Cheap ammo & value of rifle.

Privi Partizan makes 6.5 and 7.7 JAP brass and it is not hard to find, nor are 6.5 and .311 bullets. If you have the reloading gear you can certainly make your own ammo for these rifles. The fact that factory loaded ammo is scarce for them drives the price down and makes them more of a bargain to th...
by jbrower
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Heavy equipment operator
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: Heavy equipment operator

I want to see him get down now.
by jbrower
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: where did you spend 4th of July 1976?
Replies: 21
Views: 6439

Re: where did you spend 4th of July 1976?

I was 7. Unfortunately I really don't remember that particular day/evening. Being in Philadelphia though I do remember all of the fire hydrants being painted red, white and blue for the Bicentennial.
by jbrower
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield
Replies: 15
Views: 10326

Re: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield

Based on the serial number it was made in early (Feb-Mar) 1890.
by jbrower
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Interesting Gun Failures
Replies: 33
Views: 16595

Re: Interesting Gun Failures

Thanks for posting this. I had a Kaboom happen to me a couple of years ago and I plan on contacting the guy in this video to see if he can figure out what the problem was.
by jbrower
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: C&R License Related Info
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 23
Views: 21526

Re: Is it worth it?

I had one for 9 years starting in 2007. Back then, Midway would give you dealer pricing if you had one and the savings were pretty significant. I saved several hundred dollars on an AR15 upper I bought from them which paid for the license several times over. They don't do that anymore though, nor do...
by jbrower
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: Movie rifle anachronism
Replies: 24
Views: 10911

Re: Movie rifle anachronism

I think that Sgt. Schultz carries a Krag in Hogan's Heroes. Otherwise that series is spot-on realistic, right?
by jbrower
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Gas Cylinder Refinish
Replies: 9
Views: 5278

Re: Gas Cylinder Refinish

I used Duracoat and it has held up really well over the past decade. There is a also a product called Caswell's Stainless Steel Blackener that I have read about but have not personally used.

BBQ/Engine Block paint works but tends to scratch off pretty easily.
by jbrower
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Help with 1898 Springfield Armoury Krag
Replies: 5
Views: 5117

Re: Help with 1898 Springfield Armoury Krag

Looks like it's in decent shape. Though not rare, many were turned into hunting rifles by cutting the barrel and stock down so it's nice to see a Krag in military configuration. Yours was made too late to have seen service in the Spanish American War but might have seen action in the Philippine Insu...
by jbrower
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Burns AKA Milstuff Refuses to Honor $380 Winning Bid on M39
Replies: 10
Views: 7940

Re: Burns AKA Milstuff Refuses to Honor $380 Winning Bid on M39

While I agree that this is a dick move, it says right in the listing "NYC, NJ AND HAWAII DO NOT BID" Unless they edited the listing to add that after you bid, I suppose that they have the right to refuse to honor your bid. Might have come down to what side of the bed they got up from in the morning.
by jbrower
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: US M1917 loads?
Replies: 4
Views: 5213

Re: US M1917 loads?

My standard 30-06 load for all of my milsurps is currently 49.5 grains of Varget, a 168gn SMK and a Winchester LR primer.
by jbrower
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: How to adjust the trigger pull of the 1895 Nagant revolver
Replies: 9
Views: 24819

Re: How to adjust the trigger pull of the 1895 Nagant revolver

Looks like I'm stuck in the house tomorrow due to a big storm. Might as well pull my 1895 Nagant out of the safe and try this out.
by jbrower
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: M1 Garand Prices & Trends
Replies: 3
Views: 5488

Re: M1 Garand Prices & Trends

Looks like lots of people who buy Garands from RIA never heard of the CMP. They're paying nearly 3x more than they have to.

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