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by nrobertb
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Lebel
Replies: 9
Views: 8432

French Lebel

Here are some photos of my French Lebel, cal. 8mm Lebel. It is a good shooter and I like it a lot but it is a heavy old clunker.
by nrobertb
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Arisaka Type 30
Replies: 13
Views: 8497

Re: Arisaka Type 30

The Type 30 and Type 38 rifles take the 6.5 Jap cartridge and the Type 99 rifle takes the 7.7 Jap cartridge. You can google them to get a complete description.
by nrobertb
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: As seen on the internet.
Replies: 7
Views: 5302

Re: As seen on the internet.

I assume that the Mouser fires the venerable .111R (rodent)cartridge. I believe PRVI (Purveyors of Rodent Various Incidentals) has them in the cheese-colored box.
by nrobertb
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Arisaka Type 30
Replies: 13
Views: 8497

Re: Arisaka Type 30

Ha! I knew that rifling had potential. I got some .268 170 gr. bullets from Buffalo Arms and tried them at the range today. I got a nice group at 50 yards. Most of the bullets blew apart when they hit the sand bank but I found a piece of jacket large enough to see that it was deeply engraved by the ...
by nrobertb
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: My U.S. Krag
Replies: 18
Views: 15824

Re: My U.S. Krag

It shoots okay but it's not a tack driver. Like most Krags it works better with round nose bullets. Spitzers just don't work for some reason.
by nrobertb
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Arisaka Type 30
Replies: 13
Views: 8497

Re: Arisaka Type 30

The rifling in this gun is definitely worn but it is still there. I have had poor results with both .264 and .266 bullets. I checked one of the fired .266 lead bullets and it showed no sign of rifling engraving. I'm thinking of trying the .268 bullets used in Carcanos.
by nrobertb
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Gras
Replies: 2
Views: 6098

Re: French Gras

The group buy of Gras dies from Lee finally came through after 9 months. I tried them out yesterday and they work great. At the range today using Trail Boss powder and Buffalo Arms .446 340 grain lead bullet, I got a 7-shot 1 1/2" group at 50 yards. Good enough to put a smile on my face..
by nrobertb
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Translation needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: Translation needed

I e-mailed a Buddhist monastery in Detroit, of all places, and got a translation. The bracelet says "Amitabha" (the Buddha of pure light).
by nrobertb
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Translation needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: Translation needed

I posted this on a site called Linguistics and got this answer" It's Chinese, and it should be read from right to left as "阿弥陀佛". This is probably the most widely used phrase, in my own layman opinion, in Buddhism. When visiting a Chinese monastery, you are likely to be greeted with a devout "阿弥陀佛" ...
by nrobertb
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Translation needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Translation needed

I found this silver bracelet in the early 1950's in an area where there were a lot of Korean War vets going to college on the GI bill. I'm guessing it was brought back from Japan but I understand that there are 3 different Japanese alphabets, which makes this hard for me to identify, The top photo i...
by nrobertb
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: My U.S. Krag
Replies: 18
Views: 15824

Re: My U.S. Krag

I have purchased several rifles from Hampel's in Traverse City, but the Krag came through Gun Broker in 2012.
by nrobertb
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: M1888 Austrian Mannlicher
Replies: 13
Views: 9942

Re: M1888 Austrian Mannlicher

Well, I lost my only clip so have been single loading. Drat!
by nrobertb
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: M1888 Austrian Mannlicher
Replies: 13
Views: 9942

M1888 Austrian Mannlicher

Here are some pics of my M1888 Austrian Mannlicher. It shoots well with .323 bullets and 3031 powder. Like all Mannlichers it requires a special clip that drops out of the receiver when empty. In the top photo you can see a small screw at the side of the rear sight. Loosen this, and a volley sight s...
by nrobertb
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Gewehr 1871/84
Replies: 8
Views: 9413

Re: Gewehr 1871/84

I've tried a lot of things but settled on Western Bullet Co.'s .446 340 gr. lead bullet. I've tried 2400 and Trail Boss powders but 3031 produces the best results. I haven't tried black powder yet but plan to.
by nrobertb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Nepal Cache Martini
Replies: 2
Views: 6033

Re: Nepal Cache Martini

I eventually sold the Martini to a fellow who was going to convert it to a different caliber. I don't know how the project turned out but would like to. Unfortunately I have lost his address.

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