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
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Need Lebel Parts To Copy
Replies: 9
Views: 519
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Need Lebel Parts To Copy

I somehow misplaced some metal parts from a Lebel rifle's fore end while I had the fore end's wood professionally repaired. I'm a machinist by trade and think I can make those parts from scratch if I had originals to go from. I need the front and rear band springs as well as the cartridge guide that...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 22
Views: 4264
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

I just started reloading some of the Starline brass I bought and it is coming out of the shell holder since the ejector groove was cut way too large/long. I tried some of the cases I personally made with my own tooling and quickly noticed the difference in how the cases were held in by the shell hol...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Books and Literature
Topic: Alvin C York dissertation, battlefield archaeology
Replies: 7
Views: 5577
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Re: Alvin C York dissertation, battlefield archaeology

Got a synopsis on the article for us non-archeaologists? Any words on whether he had an M1917 or a Springfield 1903 when he earned his MOH? He must have had nerves of steel to shoot that accurate under fire.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 1917 Movie
Replies: 11
Views: 714
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Re: 1917 Movie

The pictures from the Atlantic were most welcome. I liked the memorial from Vimy Ridge which still shows all the craters to this day. I can only imagine the mud and lack of vegetation when the craters were first made. This is usually followed up with more ghastly features as time went by. They tende...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 1917 Movie
Replies: 11
Views: 714
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Re: 1917 Movie

Thanks for reminding me of the title. I managed to see it recently. I read a French account of life in the trenches and it seems civilians and military not assigned to the front did not act like there was a war going on when the soldiers got their leaves and returned back to their homes. The best of...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 1917 Movie
Replies: 11
Views: 714
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Re: 1917 Movie

When I see front line, or even communication trenches without shell holes O'Plenty, I can only roll my eyes. French accounts from Verdun, or even other less active sectors mentioned how carefully men had to move up to the front, even at night, so just marching up in trenches in undisturbed land grat...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 1917 Movie
Replies: 11
Views: 714
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1917 Movie

I just came across this and thought I would send it along. Apparently there will be a new WWI movie. After watching the stuff from the Imperial War Museum restored in color, this looks cheap. I know it costs lots of money to dig real trenches, but isn't that is what CGI if for? I am planning to see ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 11
Views: 772
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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

That museum is actually on my list. Now to convince the Mrs to see it with me.


Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 11
Views: 772
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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

The IWM is actually first on my list if I ever get to London. I got an old buddy teaching at Oxford I'd like to tour it with. He loved the USAF Museum and I expect the IWM to be of the same caliber museum. I got him out on the range and we gave my SMLE a few rounds. He said the old guys at the colle...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 11
Views: 772
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They Shall Not Grow Old

I recently caught the documentary/movie "They Shall Not Grow Old" on HBO this week after reading about it in several magazines with great reviews. The film uses old film footage and pictures along with archived audio of the men who served in the war. While the original footage was in black and white...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Belgian Pistols
Topic: FN M1910/22 Yugoslav
Replies: 4
Views: 1422
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Re: FN M1910/22 Yugoslav

I got one and love it. Another design straight from John Moses Browning himself. They seem to fit the hand rather nicely.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?
Replies: 14
Views: 3944
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Re: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?

See if this works...
https://www.hmgsgl.org/gallery

You clink on each hexagon for a nice diorama shot.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?
Replies: 14
Views: 3944
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Re: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?

I just inventoried my painted 15mm lead/pewter military figures, mostly Napoleonic along with 19th century Franco-Prussian and Austrian-Italian ones. Real men paint their own...... You can war game with this stuff on a table top, not exactly kiddie figures. You have no idea what you are missing. Adv...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Mirror Baledl T-34/85
Replies: 9
Views: 755
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Re: Mirror Baledl T-34/85

Most likely exiled Koreans from Russia who fled the Japanese long ago now looking for work in their old country. That, or North Korean defectors. The girls are all multi-millionaires by now. As for the tank, back to the Korean war museum? I don't think YG Entertainment has room for a tank on lot. Th...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Mirror Baledl T-34/85
Replies: 9
Views: 755
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Re: Mirror Baledl T-34/85

To each their own..... I will light a candle in my window for you. Don't they make coats out of those things?

Best Regards,

Mark

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