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 boltactionbill
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 39
Views: 9897
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Re: Lee-Enfield System

Would this rifle be using the older black powder rounds or the newer cordite ammo?
by boltactionbill
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot
Replies: 14
Views: 912
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Re: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot

I remember the old S&B brass was more like foil in thickness. Definitely single use and toss. They made Remington and Winchester brass seem high quality. If that has improved good. Maybe I'll try some once the PPU and Hornady brass I'm using now wears out in a few years.
by boltactionbill
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot
Replies: 14
Views: 912
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Re: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot

I'll jump in as third in line for the PPU brass. Excellent initial quality and holds up very well even with somewhat hotter loads. I can't even remember the last time I used factory loaded 303's!
by boltactionbill
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Ishapore mag capacity
Replies: 9
Views: 552
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Re: Ishapore mag capacity

My 1967 Ishapore 2a1 has the factory numbered magazine and it only holds 10 rounds. Maybe different Indian manufacturers made different capacity magazines.
by boltactionbill
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1
Replies: 24
Views: 3348
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Re: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1

I picked one up a few years ago. 1967 vintage, matching #s, kinda neglected but otherwise good condition. Sat in the rack at a local pawn shop for a long time (didn't have a magazine). Heard that they were having a sale to clear out their slow movers. Showed up as the door was unlocked and made a b...
by boltactionbill
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: No2 MkIV With No4 Rear Sight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1391
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Re: No2 MkIV With No4 Rear Sight?

I was talking about the 3rd GB listing that Indy put up not the one I was looking at. Coincidentally that RFI in the GB listing has the No4 sight too. The one I saw started life as a 1924 BSA No I MkIII.
by boltactionbill
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: No2 MkIV With No4 Rear Sight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1391
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Re: No2 MkIV With No4 Rear Sight?

Thanks guys you all hit the nail right on the head with your responses. So apparently what I saw was a No2 MkIV* or the last variation of the No2 trainer. Yes Rob no doubt about it the magazine was a replacement. At least it was genuine Enfield and not aftermarket junk! Thanks for the history Tommy ...
by boltactionbill
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: No2 MkIV With No4 Rear Sight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1391
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No2 MkIV With No4 Rear Sight?

Sorry I don't have any pictures, it was spotted at a gunshow where taking pictures isn't allowed. It was a 1924 BSA No I MkIII converted to 22. Unmarked magazine which still contained its .303 follower and spring. Black parkarized metal, lots of scrubbed markings and no markings on the wood except f...
by boltactionbill
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1
Replies: 24
Views: 3348
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Re: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1

All of my other service rifles are a lifetime of cleaning before I see a clean patch. Tommy I'm not sure of the bullets makeup. I can tell you that the silver is a thin plating that can be scraped off relatively easily showing copper underneath. I've used a lot of these in my M1A and it really likes...
by boltactionbill
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Help determining build date of DWM Model 1908
Replies: 7
Views: 1226
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Re: Help determining build date of DWM Model 1908

The Bb is under the serial number on the barrel leading me to believe it is some sort of proof mark. If it was on the receiver adjacent to the serial number then you'd have a real mystery. As your receiver shows only the single (B) suffix, that is the one that counts as far as production dating is c...
by boltactionbill
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1
Replies: 24
Views: 3348
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Re: Ishapore 2A1 Update

So after taking the 2A1 to the range and cleaning it afterwards I came to realize this rifle is unlike any other milsurp I've ever owned. Putting 60 some odd rounds through it she cleaned up with 4 patches! 4 patches, I'm still in disbelief. How unused is this barrel that it should clean up this eas...
by boltactionbill
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Help determining build date of DWM Model 1908
Replies: 7
Views: 1226
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Re: Help determining build date of DWM Model 1908

Its always been my understanding on SA Mausers that the letter prefix of the serial numbers denotes 10,000. Meaning that your serial number is either 32989 or 22989 depending on if the serial numbers started with a letter prefix or not. If you have a start of production date and a how many were made...
by boltactionbill
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1
Replies: 24
Views: 3348
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Re: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1

So I've seen, wow! You can set it up with a scope for significantly less. - Bill
by boltactionbill
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1
Replies: 24
Views: 3348
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Re: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1

This is the silver bullet ammo.
by boltactionbill
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1
Replies: 24
Views: 3348
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Re: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1

Ishapore 2A1 Range Report: So I finally got the Ishapore to the range and it did well when I did my part. Again old eyes, open sights and a 100 yard distance do not equal the most accurate shooting. The rifle definitely had a preference for ammo. I had 3 flavors of 7.62x51 ammo to feed it with, '05 ...

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