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by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: CUSTOM BULLET MOLD
Replies: 15
Views: 9226

Re: CUSTOM BULLET MOLD

I hope to have a lathe in my garage this spring. I'll need a mill to cut the mold blank and look into using some O-1 drill rod for a cutter. I've seen the YouTube videos and want to do it myself. I'm a machinist by trade. I might use pre-heat treated 4140 for a cutter instead since I'm going through...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Martini Henry Mark 1
Replies: 10
Views: 7368

Re: Martini Henry Mark 1

I have a MKIV, which has the old .468" bore. I bought a paper patch mold by RCBS I believe. These molds have no grease grooves. I think I got the proper paper online via Staples. It is the old air mail type stuff. You wet it down after rolling it on the bullet. Check out a YouTube video for more det...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65mm French Long Load
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

Re: 7.65mm French Long Load

I just pushed the bullets deeper into their cases and now they all fit the chamber. It appears that the case rests on a shoulder inside the chamber, so case length seems to be critical, not overall length. At least, that is how I see it when I put the bullets into the chamber with me just holding th...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Mad Minute.
Replies: 17
Views: 10271

Re: Mad Minute.

Silly rabbit, you need a No 1 MkIII SMLE Enfield rifle to properly do a "Mad Minute", after all the phrase is coined from the British Army actually doing this in the field with their Enfields in 1914, or even before. You get ten in the box and a stack of 5 round chargers to plunge into the magazine ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Practicing for 385 yard match with Carbines
Replies: 3
Views: 2680

Re: Practicing for 385 yard match with Carbines

Using a Swiss carbine with GP-11 ammo should be banned..... That's just wrong. I cannot even plink with that stuff since the carbine and ammo are too well made for casual shooting. Shame, shame, shame. Got a Swedish M38 carbine? That's should be banned too. Perhaps a Finnish M39? Its not too long. I...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Black Friday Shoot
Replies: 1
Views: 1934

Re: Black Friday Shoot

The weather was exceedingly good this year and the mud was at least frozen for much of the morning and afternoon. It was good to see Enfield Shooter's Remington Rolling Block belch fire. Ah, I almost had one several years ago and it was Danish Remington reportedly chambered in 45/70, but would have,...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65mm French Long Load
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

Re: 7.65mm French Long Load

I just checked out the magazines at Springfield Sporters. Have any Unique magazines? Oops, did I mention I have one of those too. As I call them, the French made Ruby. Man, I think I'm real close on making the cases and ammo that works for these pistols. I'm lucky I learned to make my own HHS toolin...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65mm French Long Load
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

Re: 7.65mm French Long Load

I do have some .313 85 grain cast bullets I could size down to .311" and shove into the case well below 1.198 to more like 1.100. The cases seemed to fit the extractor and chamber just fine. I would guess my bullet just sticks out too far. 15 more grains of lead made the bullet far longer than I tho...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65mm French Long Load
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

7.65mm French Long Load

I managed to get 3 rounds off in my M1935A with some 32 S&W long cases I made into 7.65mm French long before the gun jammed. Here is what I found out so far. 1) The empty unfired cases, the empty fired cases, and the loaded cases all have the same out side diameter from back to rear. 2) All cases ab...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: I polish those dies
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

Re: I polish those dies

I actually have some clover compound in the garage..... I'm awaiting the right project for that one, but I was thinking about a bolt handle. I've been staring at air grinders as well. There are big plans to put a bench top lathe in my garage and make some reloading tooling there. Those old antiques ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: I polish those dies
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

Re: I polish those dies

Good idea. If they are cranking out dies non-stop from a CNC, you are bound to have a few rough ones when the tooling dulls and is not noticed. They likely only check with an intramic and don't notice the finish. 500 grit paper on steel removes next to nothing, but can affect the finish. I should kn...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: Ruby Paramount
Replies: 5
Views: 4692

Re: Ruby Paramount

I haven't bothered to actually examine if it is accurate yet. We were happy with it going bang.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: Ruby Paramount
Replies: 5
Views: 4692

Re: Ruby Paramount

This is my old warhorse of a Ruby. It has the French QC twin star marks down by the magazine as well as the rivet to prevent the gun going off in the holster. The grips did clean up with some soap. Took her out a few weeks ago and my buddy loved it over a good deal of modern stuff. You can't beat th...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Southernland springs Texas shooting
Replies: 12
Views: 4549

Re: Southernland springs Texas shooting

Looks like the USAF dropped the ball on this one. I think the form asks for a "dishonorable discharge" not "bad conduct discharge" as the news reports. His court martial was a felony, so the USAF should have reported it. No real good excuse here. No need for more gun laws either. That guy was a nut ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Lebel
Replies: 9
Views: 8168

Re: French Lebel

The great lady should never be called a clunker. Shame, shame, shame.

Best Regards,

Mark

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