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
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Need Lebel Parts To Copy
Replies: 10
Views: 1622
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Re: Need Lebel Parts To Copy

I managed to make it out to the shop this morning and I finished off all the parts. As it stands I'll need to hand fit the pins for all the parts and grind them down to a proper length. I'm guessing I'll have to blue the bands before I glue them together, but that's okay. The front band spring's woo...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1617
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Re: Midway Movie Review

I tend to agree on the scene where the pilot died due to a lack of wind. You would think the people in charge would have seen the previous plane and immediately made a decision. Lots of people were injured and died pioneering naval aviation and still do today. If it wasn't landing, navigating back t...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1617
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Re: Midway Movie Review

Pearl Harbor has nothing on this movie. Even Clair Chennault of the flying tigers said you never dog fight a zero with a P-40, but the planes at Pearl were radial engined P-36s, not P-40s. The inline engine version of a P-36 is a P-40. "Tora, Tora, Tora" beats Pearl Harbor all to pieces. It is even ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 1917 Movie
Replies: 11
Views: 1243
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Re: 1917 Movie

I think the action in "Thin Red Line" was mostly west of the Henderson field. I know the field was plastered, but beyond that, I'm not sure. Many Japanese probing actions were south of it through lush unscathed terrain, which slowed the Japanese down so much they were near starvation when they got t...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 1917 Movie
Replies: 11
Views: 1243
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Re: 1917 Movie

I saw the trailer for 1917 on the big screen before I saw Midway and noticed a distinct lack of trenches in most scenes, not to mention shell holes from artillery. I'd rather see the Nimitz stand in for the Kaga at Midway than that garbage. Just my frank opinion. When have you ever saw untouched fie...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1617
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Re: Midway Movie Review

I thought Woody Harrelson was going to be a distraction, but he wasn't, which was good. Dennis Quaid did a decent job as Halsey and explaining his rash as never before. Some people have complained in reviews that McClusky and Best's characters weren't too believable, but I have no idea where they go...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1617
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Midway Movie Review

Ummh, wife bought two tickets for the opening night show, so I went. The movie exceeded my expectations for the most part. Perhaps it is was because today's CGI has become so far advanced that I didn't miss real, but modern ships standing in for CGI generated ones. If you look at enough photos of ol...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: MAB modele D
Replies: 11
Views: 1782
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Re: MAB modele D

You can lay out a cheap tarp on the ground that will collect the brass for you. Sometimes Harbor Freight gives them away just to get you in the store to buy something if you got a coupon. I usually use a tarp when shooting 30 cal carbine since it spits out in 360 degrees as the front of the range is...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: MAB modele D
Replies: 11
Views: 1782
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Re: MAB modele D

You can mark your stuff with red steel rule die like I do for 7.65mm French long brass, an even rarer bird.

Best Regards,

MarK

I beleive it is made by Dykem.
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: MAB modele D
Replies: 11
Views: 1782
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Re: MAB modele D

32ACP is pleasant to shoot. I have begun casting my own bullets for it as well. Too bad 32ACP cases do not litter the range like 9mm ones. Looks like I might look for one again.


Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: MAB modele D
Replies: 11
Views: 1782
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Re: MAB modele D

Been looking at one myself. How do you like it?

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Frommer Stop
Replies: 1
Views: 707
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Re: Frommer Stop

Start looking for parts guns, or one that is complete. You never know what you will find. Nice gun BTW.

Best Regsards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Need Lebel Parts To Copy
Replies: 10
Views: 1622
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Re: Need Lebel Parts To Copy

I hand fitted the magazine piston into the magazine tube today. It was a loose slip fit and then I put the assembly into the action and the lift gate had no interference, so that was a good sign. The magazine piston is still a solid shape, but I cut the contours and steps on it and took it to length...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Need Lebel Parts To Copy
Replies: 10
Views: 1622
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Re: Need Lebel Parts To Copy

Made the magazine piston stop tube and lower assembly piece, but still have to epoxy it together. Also working on the band springs by hand fitting them to the stock. Slow, but rewarding work.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 1917 Movie
Replies: 11
Views: 1243
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Re: 1917 Movie

I will actually go see the movie in a theater, Midway that is. 1917, not so much.

Best Regards,

Mark

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