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 Rapidrob
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: WW2 war trophies
Replies: 5
Views: 154
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Re: WW2 war trophies

Yes you could bring home SMG's,though it was frowned upon as the 1934 BATF still required a 200 dollar tax stamp, you were supposed to register any SMG,MG or destructive device when you got home. Many did not. 200 was a lot of money back then. So many Title II, Class three weapons were brought home ...
by Rapidrob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Did you know,Martini Cadet ammunition in WWII?.......
Replies: 4
Views: 179
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Re: Did you know,Martini Cadet ammunition in WWII?.......

Looks like a fun load to try.
I was going through my Martini stuff and found I have a .32 W/Special complete military front end.(barrel,sights,etc). Must have been pulled off decades ago and put in a corner before I got it 30 years ago in a trade.
by Rapidrob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: Got my Chilean kit together
Replies: 3
Views: 108
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Re: Got my Chilean kit together

Very nice build. Great shooters.
by Rapidrob
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Did you know,Martini Cadet ammunition in WWII?.......
Replies: 4
Views: 179
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Re: Did you know,Martini Cadet ammunition in WWII?.......

I would think so if the mouth of the case does not swell too large to chamber the round.
by Rapidrob
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Did you know,Martini Cadet ammunition in WWII?.......
Replies: 4
Views: 179
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Did you know,Martini Cadet ammunition in WWII?.......

One of my first rifles as a kid was a .310 Martini Cadet. I got it for 6 bucks, a whole weeks pay serving a paper route seven days a week. Being a fan of all things History of firearms and digging into the life of these little rifles and how they were used. An interesting side note on the use of the...
by Rapidrob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Oil Blackening?
Replies: 20
Views: 378
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Re: Oil Blackening?

Springs are to be blued.
by Rapidrob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Oil Blackening?
Replies: 20
Views: 378
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Re: Oil Blackening?

disassemble the sight,heat to a dull red ( not bright red!) and quench in the oil I listed.
by Rapidrob
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Oil Blackening?
Replies: 20
Views: 378
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Re: Oil Blackening?

I use waste diesel lube oil.
by Rapidrob
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...
Replies: 12
Views: 297
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Re: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...

I think you have found the load the rifle likes. Now, you need to try Paper-Patching and to hell with barrel leading.
by Rapidrob
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Question: 7 mm Mausers, worn bores, and powder coating jacketed bullets
Replies: 4
Views: 237
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Re: Question: 7 mm Mausers, worn bores, and powder coating jacketed bullets

I routinely bump .323 bullets up to .329 and have had no problems with accuracy. Your concerns about a bullet failing upon impact is valid. The jacket may have been thinned enough to cause problems at high speed. A round nosed bullet may be a better path to take. Round nose bullets would be my first...
by Rapidrob
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Anyone tried Aguila ammo?
Replies: 10
Views: 291
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Re: Anyone tried Aguila ammo?

Great accurate ammo.
by Rapidrob
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: S&W M&P .22LR Compact pistol review
Replies: 5
Views: 332
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Re: S&W M&P .22LR Compact pistol review

Thank you for the info. It is very smooth and light which is a plus for small hands.
by Rapidrob
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: A great bullet for the Martini Cadet.
Replies: 8
Views: 260
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Re: A great bullet for the Martini Cadet.

Are there any issues with loading the longer case and the angle going into the chamber?
by Rapidrob
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: A great bullet for the Martini Cadet.
Replies: 8
Views: 260
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Re: A great bullet for the Martini Cadet.

It would not matter since he is shooting cast lead. The velocity is lower than a jacketed bullet.
How does your rifle in .32 Win. special shoot? I have a couple of pulled barrels in this caliber done in the 50's for the Cadet.
by Rapidrob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: A great bullet for the Martini Cadet.
Replies: 8
Views: 260
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Re: A great bullet for the Martini Cadet.

Yes, a hard alloy will work as would one of these bullets powder coated to stop bore leading.

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