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 RWS
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: My ammo for the 380 looks the same as the 9x18 !
Replies: 7
Views: 300
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Re: My ammo for the 380 looks the same as the 9x18 !

Looks can be deceiving. The 9mm Steyr pistol round utilizes a 23mm case length and is obviously larger/longer than the 19mm case length as used in 9mm Luger/Parabellum rounds but the latter is the (slightly) more powerful of the two. Other similar comparisons exist as well. As it turns out, Hornady ...
by RWS
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: .308 49/56 again
Replies: 2
Views: 213
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Re: .308 49/56 again

Agreed. It costs no more to reload for 7.5 French than 7.62x51 and while with enough time and effort the Century Arms conversions can be made to work, the 7.5 round is very good in its own right with no rifle modifications required.

-Bob
by RWS
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: P38 under French control.
Replies: 19
Views: 2790
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Re: P38 under French control.

Good call on checking the rear sight for parts damage.
by RWS
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: P38 under French control.
Replies: 19
Views: 2790
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Re: P38 under French control.

No, definitely not supposed to fire when using the hammer drop safety. Be very cautious and make sure that anyone shooting the gun is aware of the issue. It's possible that the original firing pins were swapped out with P1 firing pins. I'm not asserting that this is the problem; just noting that the...
by RWS
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: M1A/M14
Topic: Best m1a mags to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 748
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Re: Best m1a mags to buy

Are yours new, 1960's dated, in the original packaging as opposed to a re-pack with a later date? If so then, yeah, you can probably get $100 apiece for those. And, if they really are new, it's my opinion that you would be remiss NOT to keep them in your safe, considering how little space they will ...
by RWS
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: LaRue Tactical MBT AR-15 trigger/hammer assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 1125
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Re: LaRue Tactical MBT AR-15 trigger/hammer assembly

They're standard size .154" pins, same size as mil-spec pins. I think Colt is the only company to use that .170" oddball pin size and I think even they have gone back to the small pin size. On their web site LaRue has a caution in red font that their triggers only take small .154" diameter pins. Alt...
by RWS
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Garand vs. M14
Replies: 3
Views: 349
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Re: Garand vs. M14

Just curious, Smokey. Was the author of that paper a guy named Lee Emerson?

-Bob
by RWS
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Argentine Pistol Info
Replies: 3
Views: 7787
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Re: Argentine Pistol Info

Sorry, but no. My intent was to provide info on Sistemas and Ballester Molina & Rigaud .45's exclusively. Info on FM Hi-Powers is sometimes vague and/or conflicting and I don't know enough about them to be pontificating about their pedigree. Someone with more knowledge than me can post about the 9mm...
by RWS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 7.62x51 load needed
Replies: 4
Views: 334
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Re: 7.62x51 load needed

Back in the 1970's C. E. Harris, one of the best technical advisors The American Rifleman ever had, provided load data for duplicating M80 ball ammo in military cases . M80 ball uses a 147 grain FMJ-BT bullet so the data can probably be safely used with the slightly heavier 150 grain bullets. Boatta...
by RWS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: M1A/M14
Topic: Best m1a mags to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 748
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Re: Best m1a mags to buy

I've been shooting M1A's with a group of guys for over 40 years now. We all bought Korean war/early Vietnam era vintage mags, new in the wrap, for $5 apiece back in the early '70's when the market was awash in them but nobody much wanted them at that time. We are all in agreement that these mags are...
by RWS
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: P38 under French control.
Replies: 19
Views: 2790
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Re: P38 under French control.

Yep, that's exactly what I did. Paid $500 for one in the box some 15 years ago thinking it would probably appreciate in value but $500 is still about what they are worth today. With the post-war aluminum frame P.38's & P.1's now approaching the $500 mark I think the SVW 45 pistols are a better choic...
by RWS
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: spotting scope question
Replies: 8
Views: 694
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Re: spotting scope question

It should focus at 300 yards I would think. The bigger issue with a scope that powerful is that wind gusts and/or vibration will cause the image to "bounce" around in the scope to the extent that makes the bullet holes hard to identify, especially after the 2nd round is fired and the target starts t...
by RWS
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Mark IV light strike
Replies: 5
Views: 880
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Re: Mark IV light strike

Is this your first Webley? I ask because there are two completely different Webley Mk IV revolvers. Webley made large frame .455 revolvers that they designated "No. 1", and they also made medium frame .38/200 revolvers that were designated "No. 2". Point is, both No. 1 Mk IV and No. 2 Mk IV revolver...
by RWS
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: P38 under French control.
Replies: 19
Views: 2790
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Re: P38 under French control.

Orville Reichert was possibly the most knowledgeable P.38 expert in the U.S. I used to correspond with him a bit before his untimely death in Jan., 2013. His main interest was Nazi P.38's but he also did a lot of research on post-war French P.38's. His best guess was that about 35,000 French post-wa...
by RWS
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Is this really a P38 SVW??
Replies: 6
Views: 836
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Re: Is this really a P38 SVW??

Indy: I went to Christie's web site via the link you provided in your initial post and noted that this post-war P.38 sold for $625. I was guessing it was worth about $650 with ONE mag. Add in the minimum 10% buyer's premium and sales tax and that will pay for the extra mag (assuming it had the corre...

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