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by patrick_ford
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: The Finn family...the cousins
Replies: 4
Views: 5125

Re: The Finn family...the cousins

Very nice. The blonde Finn second from the right really stands out. I love how Finn rifles have such unique looking finishes.
by patrick_ford
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: My Yugo M24/47
Replies: 14
Views: 14180

Re: My Yugo M24/47

I think Yugo mausers are some of the most underrated surplus rifles available these days. I have had a M24/47 and a K98 refurb and they both shot very well. I ended up selling the M24/47 to a good friend of mine so he could get in on milsurps.
by patrick_ford
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Kentucky Pistol
Replies: 5
Views: 7693

Re: Kentucky Pistol

That shiny barrel is asking to be browned. Otherwise it looks good. Let us know how it shoots.
by patrick_ford
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: M1917 or SMLE?
Replies: 29
Views: 18629

Re: M1917 or SMLE?

I would go with the a No. 4. They are pretty common in my area and sporter versions can generally be had for pretty cheap. SMLEs are a little harder to find lower prices. Either way, I'd price the needed components you'd need to restore a sporterized version and see if its worth it versus getting an...
by patrick_ford
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Just some pictures to brighten up the place!
Replies: 16
Views: 13963

Re: Just some pictures to brighten up the place!

Very nice rifle. I go back and forth between which is my favorite a M1917 or an 1903.
by patrick_ford
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Euroarms 1841 Mississippi
Replies: 4
Views: 5275

Re: Euroarms 1841 Mississippi

Very nice rifle you have there.
by patrick_ford
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Euroarms 1841 Mississippi
Replies: 4
Views: 5275

Re: Euroarms 1841 Mississippi

The twist of a 1841 54 cal should be 1 in 66 which is best for patch and ball. You could use a minie ball is so inclined. I think the standard powder charge was 90 gr but your mileage may vary depending on your rifle. I've seen target loads a low as 40-45 gr. I'd like to see some pictures, the 1841 ...
by patrick_ford
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: Considering first 1911 purchase advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 7966

Re: Considering first 1911 purchase advice?

I would advise only purchasing a used military 1911 in person. There are too many variables that could make it a bum deal to do so sight unseen. If you are able to easily go to Washington from Georgia to examine, I am sure you could find a more local, better provenanced piece that would not cost you...
by patrick_ford
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Early low number 1903
Replies: 15
Views: 11202

Re: Early low number 1903

It would seem like if that rifle was going to fail, it would have done so sometime in the last 112 years. Looks awesome by the way. Please post the results when and if you do take it shooting. It might help the naysayers.
by patrick_ford
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New member from old forum
Replies: 0
Views: 1899

New member from old forum

I was disappointed when I found the old forum had gone off-line. However seeing this forum up and running makes me feel better. Hopefully we can establish a new knowledge base like on the old forum.

See you around,
Patrick
by patrick_ford
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 18
Views: 17596

Re: Powder coating

What is the point of the powder coating? Does it act as a lubricant?

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