Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5084
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

I think that is the length that fit the chamber. Originally it was longer, but the rounds would not go into the chamber all the way. I performed this task with the barrel out of the gun. A bigger bullet should be better either way since the mould I have is too small/light. I usually use Lee moulds i...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5084
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

Looks like I will invest in a heavier bullet mould. The length difference was approximately .100". Hopefully that will solve the problem. 1.125 verses 1.025 for overall length.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5084
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

I will supply answers for those questions, just not up to it now. I will want to immediately want to make up new rounds, but I might need a new mould first. I did save two of my old rounds to compare to the newer ones. I'll have to be extra precise in measuring them. Remember, this is a lot like wor...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5084
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

Providence has willed me to visit the range today and I tried out some reloaded 7.65mm French long rounds. I fired off about one dozen of the Starline brass reloads and had numerous jamming incidents. I also fired off 5 of my hand made cases with my reloads and they worked flawlessly. I remain unimp...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: USPS announces it will be selling FESTIVUS stamps
Replies: 2
Views: 260
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Re: USPS announces it will be selling FESTIVUS stamps

Fake News.......blah, blah, meh. Been done over and over on other gun sites over the years. The writers for Steinfeld would like a cut anyways. Skip the presents and just go to church. I spell it Christmass. It is a mass of Christ isn't it? I did hear a suggestion that Thanksgiving be changed to Fat...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Need Lebel Parts To Copy
Replies: 10
Views: 1680
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Re: Need Lebel Parts To Copy

BTW, the magazine tube assembly should not be super glued together. I am now trying epoxy. The superglue failed about three times. I am now giving the epoxy a full 24 hours to cure. I also had to epoxy one of the pins to the barrel band springs. One did hold well enough with a "peened" press fit. Be...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1739
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Re: Midway Movie Review

If you watch at a theater again, try the first row. I once saw The Great Waldo Pepper in full theater that way since that was all there were left and it was similar to 3D during the flight scenes. It is a cheap thrill, but a thrill none the less. Sized up some .330 diameter cast bullets to .325 for ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Good Place To Get Magazines?
Replies: 5
Views: 1026
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Re: Good Place To Get Magazines?

SARCO looked better than I thought. As for gun shows, I have to pay just to get in and they mostly do not have any deals, so that's a no go. Admission is up to $10 now and it comes around every month. I also seriously doubt they have anything old as Todd from FF&F is the only milsurp guy around ther...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Good Place To Get Magazines?
Replies: 5
Views: 1026
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Good Place To Get Magazines?

I need to get some back up magazines for several milsurp pistols of mine. Where is a good place to find them at a reasonable price. For starters, I need a standard 1911 mag, not to mention one for a Browning 1922 and a Colt 1903, with both of the later in 32ACP. I know of Numrich, but they seem rath...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1739
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Re: Midway Movie Review

They still took out an incredible amount of area regardless. Besides Warsaw, I don't see European cities quite flattened by aerial bombardment as either Nagasaki and Hiroshima with even 1000 planes. Those bombs seemed to have been used an as excuse for Japanese war crimes and the emperor's complicit...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel prices
Replies: 22
Views: 2293
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Re: Lebel prices

Time to shoot it now. I just finished restoring one this week. Just ordered a new magazine spring from Brownels today. Mine is all mismatched and has three arsenal stamps on it from repairs from war time damage I presume. The butt stock and fore end are even different shades of brown. Wouldn't trade...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1739
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Re: Midway Movie Review

Most people are unaware that Manilla was the second most destroyed city in WWII next to Warsaw. I stunned that topped two nuked Japanese cities, bombed and shelled Berlin, and fired bombed Dresden and Tokyo.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: High Standard 22LR cost in 1933
Replies: 5
Views: 3685
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Re: High Standard 22LR cost in 1933

Just checked past auctions on Gunbroker for the Model B and top price in mint condition was $260 with others far less. It really didn't appreciate in value much considering 3.58% inflation over that period of time. It is a nice gun and worth considering over a new one, since most of those don't have...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1739
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Re: Midway Movie Review

I am guessing they were later used in Black Sheep Squadron.... Got to have a plan B after the movie. Too bad CGI did not have any non-zero fighters usually stationed on islands.

Midway did win the weekend box office.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1739
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Re: Midway Movie Review

Japanese naval planes could have been painted white with army ones painted green. Most books on Zeros show both paint schemes. I've seen the Tora, Tora, Tora Japanese planes up close on a runway at the Dayton Airshow. When I mean close, I mean I walked by them and could have touched them if I wanted...

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