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 RWS
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: WW1 Handgun Oddities
Replies: 14
Views: 11196
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Re: WW1 Handgun Oddities

The parts fitting is very good. Not much finish left though. It times perfectly on 4 chambers and is out of time on two adjoining chambers. I think the ratchet is worn or damaged on those two chambers. Spanish steel is often thought of as "soft". FWIW, I gave $250 to a gun show walk-around for this ...
by RWS
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: My M4 clone
Replies: 6
Views: 7549
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Re: My M4 clone

It is a nice build indeed. On most of those kits they include a standard buffer, which is a bit light for the carbines. Reliability will be improved by going to a H2 buffer, as the military discovered. I love everything about the M4/CAR clones except the short sight radius, so I've been building the...
by RWS
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: An AR-15 Retro Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 17970
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Re: An AR-15 Retro Rifle

What do you consider to be a "good deal"? FWIW, Brownells has new stripped A1 uppers for $150. Not USGI, but mil-spec.
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/re ... 83620.aspx

-Bob
by RWS
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Webley Marks for Revolvers and Ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 15888
United States of America

Re: Webley Marks for Revolvers and Ammo

Glad to be back, Steve. I appreciate the warm welcome.
by RWS
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: 1945 Star Model B I have been around the block...
Replies: 8
Views: 9468
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Re: 1945 Star Model B I have been around the block...

The best available info I know of comes from Star's archives and suggests that the serial number from the last contracted Nazi Model B was 260,250. This is also a higher S/N than the last Model B in the Bulgarian contract series. Although doubtful, it is barely possible that a smaller country contra...
by RWS
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: WW2 Astra 600 and Star Model B Caveats
Replies: 1
Views: 13409
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WW2 Astra 600 and Star Model B Caveats

As is generally known, production of 9mm P.08 Lugers and P.38 pistols could not meet German demand during WW2. Spain was a Germany-friendly "neutral" country. The Germans requested Astra 400 9mm Largo pistols to be modified to shoot 9mm Parabellum. The result was the Astra 600. Only the first 10,000...
by RWS
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Remington 03A3
Replies: 16
Views: 11539
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Re: Remington 03A3

By dumb luck was the stock you had on-hand a Remington or did you have to use a SA stock? Just curious; doesn't really matter from a practical standpoint unless you are striving for correctness. I'm amazed at how much less felt recoil I experience from my Eddystone M1917 compared to my 1903. I think...
by RWS
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: An AR-15 Retro Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 17970
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An AR-15 Retro Rifle

I built a retro AR-15A1 rifle. I think the parts comprise a model that would have been manufactured in mid 1970. As an old geezer I like the fact that it weighs only 6 lbs and gets me 6-inch groups at 300 yards with iron sights. It is comprised of an Essential Arms A1 lower receiver, Colt A1 upper r...
by RWS
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: FR7
Replies: 5
Views: 3847
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Re: FR7

I think the debate hinges around the fact that most of the cartridges for the small ring Mauser actions operate in the 40,000 to 45,000 psi pressure range. .308/7.62 runs over 50,000 psi. I have both a FR7 and an FR8. I choose to shoot full bore .308/7.62 in the FR8 but use reduced loads in the FR7,...
by RWS
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: WW1 Handgun Oddities
Replies: 14
Views: 11196
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WW1 Handgun Oddities

Here's two oddities from my Great War collection... a Webley Mk I Navy semi-auto in .455 rimless and a Spanish Garate Anitua substitue standard Old Pattern .455 revolver (more a copy of a S&W Frontier revolver than a Webley).

-Bob
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by RWS
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Italian Pistols
Topic: Finally got a Beretta 92
Replies: 16
Views: 19290
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Re: Finally got a Beretta 92

Southern Ohio Gun has them in Good to VG condition for $279 or mechanically excellent condition for $309.

-Bob

http://www.southernohiogun.com/handguns ... s-9mm.html
by RWS
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: Considering first 1911 purchase advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 7077
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Re: Considering first 1911 purchase advice?

A general, but not universal, rule of collecting is that a firearm's value is diminished 40% to 50% if it has mis-matched numbers and/or parts, has been refinished, or has an import stamp, This 1911 appears to have a genuine WW1 frame. Note the "United States Property" mark on the left side of the f...
by RWS
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Argentine Pistol Info
Replies: 3
Views: 18388
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Argentine Pistol Info

Here is some basic but often asked info about Ballester Rigauds, Ballester Molinas, and Sistemas, particularly with regard to dates of manufacture and serial number locations. I'm making it a sticky for the use of the masses. -Bob Ballester Rigauds and Ballester Molinas: Information concerning dates...
by RWS
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Webley Marks for Revolvers and Ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 15888
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Re: Webley Marks for Revolvers and Ammo

The loads you cite are for a Mark I case, aren't they? So... which do you have on hand to work with, Mark I or Mk II cases? I'd love to find some virgin Mk I Dominion cases but I've yet to locate a source. And, Starline has been promising me for two years that they intend to offer Mark II cases, but...
by RWS
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Webley Marks for Revolvers and Ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 15888
United States of America

Webley Marks for Revolvers and Ammo

There are six models of the Webley No. 1 .455 revolver, Marks I through VI. There are also six different .455 revolver rounds that were created for the Webley No. 1, Marks I through VI. There is really no correlation between when the revolvers were manufactured and when the different revolver rounds...

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