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 Rex_in_OTZ
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Gewehr 1871/84
Replies: 8
Views: 7132
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Re: Gewehr 1871/84

Just out of curiosity. I remember the old Dixie Gun Works catalog has a little wisdom bits sprinkled all through the catalog. To establish a starting load for a black powder arm like a musket was first place the projectile in a slightly cupped palm of one hand and dribble black powder over the proje...
by Rex_in_OTZ
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
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Re: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.

Well the new 552 Hammer spring arrived from Brownells on Saturday, last night I got the old and new next to each other.
Back to Back they Look the same length.
I wish I knew their compression weights.
by Rex_in_OTZ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish M1916 Comparison
Replies: 28
Views: 23350
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Re: Spanish M1916 Comparison

Thats what I thought, the metal butt dont match, numbers are different, the stock seems to have been cut back, no bayonet lug and front sight ears has been removed.
by Rex_in_OTZ
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish M1916 Comparison
Replies: 28
Views: 23350
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Re: Spanish M1916 Comparison

I have no crest, a OT serial number, No crossbolt, no locking screw, the rear sight Number 3 over stamp to 2.
The 'Samco' importer has the muzzle marking of
Ovido Spanish M-1916
OR FL 308W
by Rex_in_OTZ
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: M95 Mauser in .308 value?..or M93?
Replies: 6
Views: 1731
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Re: M95 Mauser in .308 value?..or M93?

If your uncomfortable down loading a 7.62x51 or a .308 Winchester. Could the rifle be reamed out to what? I thought about that for a while. The .30 Remington is pretty much no. .300 Savage would require setting the barrel back If your messing with barrels then might as well go back with a 7x57 mause...
by Rex_in_OTZ
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: 1909 Mauser Carbine in .30-06
Replies: 7
Views: 1270
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Re: 1909 Mauser Carbine in .30-06

For some reason I keep ending up with Argentines, I was on a AK kick and traded off a few rifles including the 1909 that shot patterns in order to scratch that itch. Had an Egyptian made Maddi AKM for a few years. Sold it to pay some medical bills. About 7 years ago I was given a 1891 sporter. From ...
by Rex_in_OTZ
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: 1909 Mauser Carbine in .30-06
Replies: 7
Views: 1270
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Re: 1909 Mauser Carbine in .30-06

I had one of the reamed 1909's and the .308" slugs do rattle down the bore ment for .311" bullets.
So if you loaded your .311-06 you could milk some accuracy from it. :dance:
by Rex_in_OTZ
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
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Re: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.

This facet of some my possible problems came to light on a gunsmiting forum. For all I went through, I thought to pass along my findings. There were many things I went through and wierd encounters. I never thought about the primer mixture fracturing. And who would have thought the Fireing pin would ...
by Rex_in_OTZ
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?
Replies: 17
Views: 6309
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Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

I was given a Spanish 1916 7.62 . So the question is. If I simply to buy run of the mill 7.62 NATO Is this goibg to cause damage? I did aquire some Federal Ammunition American Eagle specific for use in the M1A. Would that work? I have a 7.62 Century Arms converted MAS 49/56 where the quality of this...
by Rex_in_OTZ
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
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Re: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.

03-30-2019 I hauled her out last weekend. It fired initally and then just started to lightly tap the firing pin just enough to Not set off the primer compound. Just as annoying was its inability to extract the duds which resulted in double feed jam after jam. It was so frustrating, it was approx 28...
by Rex_in_OTZ
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
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Re: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.

03-18-2019 Last night after supper I went for my walk and Toted the 552 along for another test. Loaded it up with 2 rows of CCI Blazers (10 rounds) and the first round fired, the second the hammer dropped but I didnt fire, in order to re-cock the first round didnt come out with the extractor and on...
by Rex_in_OTZ
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
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Re: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.

03-11-2019 I brought it out last night to try it out after using a hammer to straighten the bent firing pin. I encounterd some solif jams when attempting to load from the magazine. From what I could see of the cartridge was the cartridge was hanging up and wouldnt rise fully to engage the bolt face...
by Rex_in_OTZ
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
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Re: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.

Forum poster Mr C, post: 1794024 about the Remington 552 having a dirty Floating Chamber had me wondering what is that? So after looking at a several on-line gun part sights and pageing through a couple of very old Great Western and Numrich gun part catalogs, I was unable to locate the floating cham...
by Rex_in_OTZ
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
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Re: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.

03-08-2019 Well It has been quite a winter. In six weeks we had 17 blizzards. I thought Id hop on my snowmobile and motor out a town to function test the 552. After a couple detours and finding a out the way place to test the rifle. I stoked it up with some CCI Blazers. I Topped up the tube magazin...
by Rex_in_OTZ
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
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Re: The free/gift Jam-O-Matic .22.

11-06-2018 Well It took a while, but Im happy I did budget in a couple new springs for the 552 project. The bolt return spring was a surprise! The new spring was 1.5-2" shorter than the old spring!? Ok That was strange but makes sense, the fellow that had this .22 refinished it and then tried to ma...

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