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
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: US Rifles
Topic: Garand ammo anyone used this?
Replies: 3
Views: 322
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Re: Garand ammo anyone used this?

I have not tried this Federal ammo but all that is necessary for M1 use is to use a powder that has the right pressure curve to avoid overgassing or undergassing in order to function the action but not damage the op rod. The U.S. military used IMR 4895 in M2 ball cartridges. I would trust Federal on...
by RWS
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 311 surplus bullets
Replies: 3
Views: 385
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Re: 311 surplus bullets

Sorta. I still occasionally see pulled 150 grain 7.62x54 bullets for sale cheap. Downside is that they are .3105" in diameter, half a thousandth smaller than ideal but work well enough in .311" bores, at least in my experience. A guy at a gun show a couple of months back had them for 10 cents apiece...
by RWS
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Old site reborn
Replies: 2
Views: 1342
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Re: Old site reborn

I'm glad to hear it's back. I've missed that site because it has really good, detailed info. Thanks for posting the link.

-Bob
by RWS
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm Largo load????
Replies: 8
Views: 633
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Re: 9mm Largo load????

A maximum standard pressure 9mm Parabellum load provides a very good 9mm Largo load. The Largo pressures will be slightly lower than the 9mm Para loads because of the increased Largo case capacity. That said, I use a load comprised of 5.0 grains of WW231 behind a 115 grain FMJ bullet in my Astra 400...
by RWS
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: German MEN 303
Replies: 7
Views: 2498
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Re: German MEN 303

SG Ammo has some 1980's surplus MEN. $300 for a 600-round case. MEN is the best .303 ammo I've ever used. Berdan primed though, so reloading for most of us is out.

https://www.sgammo.com/product/303-brit ... 0s-vintage

-Bob
by RWS
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Enfield No.2 Mk1*
Replies: 11
Views: 3719
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Re: Enfield No.2 Mk1*

Definitely aftermarket or homemade. Correct grips for a No. 2 Mk I* would be Bakelite composition with a stock disk.

-Bob
by RWS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: What pistol to get?
Replies: 13
Views: 2415
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Re: What pistol to get?

If it was manufactured during WW1 it is probably a model of 1905 3rd change as opposed to the 4th change that is far more common. Nothing wrong with the 3rd change models but they do have some differences from the 4th change revolvers. If original to the gun, those diamond grips are very hard to fin...
by RWS
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: "Mexican Match" .45 ACP?
Replies: 14
Views: 4171
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Re: "Mexican Match" .45 ACP?

There is no problem whatsoever with using 225 grain cast FP bullets with the same powder charge as factory 230 grain ammo so long as there is no feeding issue (in semi-autos). I've reloaded cast lead 230 grain bullets in .45 acp cases for over 50 years this way. Pressures will be lower and velocitie...
by RWS
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: What is your trigger pull weight on your Webley MK VI?
Replies: 10
Views: 5138
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Re: What is your trigger pull weight on your Webley MK VI?

The problem of the existence of two totally different Webley Mk IV's raises its ugly head. Webley always used the No. 1 or No. 2 designations with the No. 1 revolver being a larger .455 framed revolver and the No. 2 revolver being a smaller .38 caliber variant. It also makes a huge difference as to ...
by RWS
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Finally joined the .45 ACP club.
Replies: 12
Views: 2087
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Re: Finally joined the .45 ACP club.

I tested: Federal HST, Hydra-Shok, and Guard Dog Remington Golden Saber Winchester Ranger MagTech Jacketed Hollow Point PMC Starfire Fiocchi Jacketed Hollow Point Speer Gold Dot Most, but not all, were 230 grain loads I did not use any +P ammo in my testing but it would be a better self-defense choi...
by RWS
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Finally joined the .45 ACP club.
Replies: 12
Views: 2087
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Re: Finally joined the .45 ACP club.

Great price if you ask me, and likely to be a great shooter. I really enjoy shooting .45's. The only real issue with them (as far as I'm concerned) is that .45 hollow point ammo just doesn't expand a lot in any gun with a barrel length less than 5 inches. I did a lot of hollow point ammo testing sev...
by RWS
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: '95 Nagant revolver with .32 ACP cylinder range report
Replies: 8
Views: 2979
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Re: '95 Nagant revolver with .32 ACP cylinder range report

I see the different rim thicknesses on .32 acp vs .32 H&R mag as being a potential issue. Rim thickness for .32 acp is .045". All 4 of the .32 rimmed family have a rim thickness of .055", or .010" difference, The question would be whether or not the hammer could be brought to full cock with thicker ...
by RWS
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Sporterized 1903 Found Locally. Help Me Decide...
Replies: 26
Views: 4999
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Re: Sporterized 1903 Found Locally. Help Me Decide...

From a restoration standpoint there is just not enough originality present to justify trying to return it to USGI configuration. Keep looking.

-Bob
by RWS
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Something I dug up
Replies: 14
Views: 9475
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Re: Something I dug up

If the cylinder is unfluted it could well be a Colt Pocket Model of 1849. They were available with 3, 4, 5, & 6 inch barrels and 5-shot cylinders in either .31 or .36 calibers.

-Bob
by RWS
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??
Replies: 26
Views: 5216
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Re: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??

In Tennessee I see people hawking them at gun shows and asking $800-$1,200. This with no mummy wrapping. Don't know what people are actually paying for them though.

I bought my No. 4 Mk II over 25 years ago and it is by far the most accurate Lee Enfield I've ever owned.

-Bob

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