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
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Mosin Warhorses
Replies: 9
Views: 6242
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Re: Mosin Warhorses

Ever strip one down and redo it yourself? Mine came out great in plain BLO with some tru-oil. I think that is more like how they originally looked like.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: 1903 Colt
Replies: 9
Views: 7028
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Re: 1903 Colt

I think you got the best of that trade. I've been looking at 1903's made in Sweden with a 5" barrel. Anybody got one and how does it shoot? I picked up a Spanish made Ruby pistol that served in the French army in WWI. It's a copy of the 1903 minus most of the safety features with 3 more bullets in t...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Classifieds section?
Replies: 62
Views: 28282
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Re: Classifieds section?

I shall keep posting until I see classifieds. Woe is me.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 45/70 Tooling
Replies: 0
Views: 1158
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45/70 Tooling

I've measured some Lee Precision dies and noticed they seem rather small to not squeeze a .459 Minnie type bullet from a Lee Mold. Anybody else notice this? I went out and made myself a neck sizer to ever so slightly accept this bullet instead of mushing it like a banana. I have my own gage pin set,...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: Load For 7.65mm French Long
Replies: 8
Views: 8222
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Load For 7.65mm French Long

Okay, CH4D says my die set is a few weeks away from being ready to go as it came back from heat treat a week ago. I'm going to use a .311 cast bullet, so I need a load to test out the brass I converted for it (I'm resizing .313 cast bullets for this since I don't have a mold yet,) Send info, send he...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Unspeakable Caliber
Replies: 10
Views: 7215
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Unspeakable Caliber

I'm watching for those of you who speak the unspeakable. You know who you are. Hint, the Finns used to throw them away and now they fetch high dollar, go figure.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: NOE Mold For Italian Vetterli
Replies: 0
Views: 3257
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NOE Mold For Italian Vetterli

Know people usually use a 250 grain 44 cal Lee mold for this, but does NOE molds have something better? Yeah, they are more expensive, but I like to spend money on tooling. Also, what do you usually size these to?

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Converting .348 Win to 10.4mm Italian Vetterli
Replies: 4
Views: 6096
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Converting .348 Win to 10.4mm Italian Vetterli

Okay, has anybody out there actually done this successfully? I intend to anneal my brass first, but how much expansion can that case take at a time?

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Converting .348 Win to 10.4mm Italian Vetterli
Replies: 4
Views: 5591
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Converting .348 Win to 10.4mm Italian Vetterli

Besides annealing the brass before expanding the neck, what other steps are necessary? I wondered how much you can get away with at one time expanding the neck. From what I see it should be done in .020 steps, or does the annealing make that much greater. I'll have to make some expanders for my pres...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 1907 Savage
Replies: 15
Views: 13708
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Re: 1907 Savage

How is the recoil on one of those? I know the ones they made in 45ACP were brutal.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Posting a pic?
Replies: 3
Views: 4603
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Re: Posting a pic?

Yeah, but I got a model 1884 French infantry kepi. Nothing beats aiming at guys wearing red on the top of their hats.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Classifieds section?
Replies: 62
Views: 28282
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Re: Classifieds section?

I thought it was 10 late time?

Best Regards,

Mark

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