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 Tuna
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Berry 311 123gr plated bullets
Replies: 2
Views: 355
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Re: Berry 311 123gr plated bullets

If you use them don't dive then at top velocity or close to factory. They seem strip coming out the rifle. Had them key hole on the target at 25 yards. Its not a true jacket, just a plating and the thinner the plating the worse the performance. Try them about 1600 fps. I have tried them in SKS and a...
by Tuna
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: FB RADOM VIS 35 all matching
Replies: 3
Views: 482
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Re: FB VIS RADOM all matching

That is a nice pickup for sure. They are very good pistols. I bought one years ago that had an original Polish slide on a German frame. It all matched number wise too. It was a vet bring back. Wish I still owned it today as it was reliable and accurate.
by Tuna
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5019
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

Mark I would suggest that you contact Lee about a proper shell holder for the brass cases. The one that came with my Lee 7.65 French long dies is a perfect fit to the Starline brass. Also using .32 auto dies just doesn't cut it and the same with the shell holder. One might experiment with an old .30...
by Tuna
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5019
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

Ok so I have been loading these new cases. First thing is to full length size them in a die made for the 7.65. Standard small pistol primer and 3.5 gr. Unique gives positive function and the cases show standard pressure signs. The bullet is the Hornady .309 diameter 90 gr. HP. Now some older loads I...
by Tuna
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Berthier Mle M07 -15 find
Replies: 15
Views: 2528
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Re: Berthier Mle M07 -15 find

During WW1 the Serbian Army fought on the Salonika front. They were armed and supplied by the French Army. They kept the rifles in the Yugoslavian Army till the Mausers were made in enough numbers. That this is very likely where your rifle came from.
by Tuna
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5019
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

Well I received my order of the 7.65 brass. The cases are in great looking condition. I compared them by eye to an original French made round and the cased is identical except the extractor grove is a small amount bigger but the rim is the same. I tried empty cases in the chambers of both of my pist...
by Tuna
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: M1 carbine ammo pouch
Replies: 3
Views: 1437
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Re: M1 carbine ammo pouch

Now if you mount it on the stock then take so electrical tape and cover the snap on the inside of the pouch. This will prevent the snap from scratching and digging into the wood of the stock.
by Tuna
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: m-1 Carbine questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4623
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Re: m-1 Carbine questions

The clips were designed and production started on them but it was slowed down by the end of the war. None were loaded with ammo other then the testing phases of them. None were issued to troops till well into the Korean war.
by Tuna
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5019
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

72 usmc, Starline had only thought about making this case and had not intended to make it for quite sometime. But Mr. Long made a contract with Starline to make it for him. This way Starline does not have to hold onto it till it's all sold and can in the future if Mr. Long should say OK, they can th...
by Tuna
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5019
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

I managed to get in on a group buy of 7.65 dies sets from Lee. Nice dies and work fine. Now I have the brass coming, bullets coming and I already have power and primers waiting. So in about 2 to 3 weeks I should be ready to load and go shooting. I will let you know how the brass is when I get it.
by Tuna
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5019
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

The only company that I am aware of to make this brass before was Bertram out of Australia. Terrible brass at it's best. This is brand new made to proper dimension brass. I was told the trial pieces worked perfectly. That is all I know about this new brass. It will be a few weeks before he has the b...
by Tuna
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 28
Views: 5019
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7.65 French Long.

There is a man who has contracted with Starline brass to produce new 7.65 French Long brass. He is selling the brass in bags of 250 cases for $110 delivered. This is much better then having to make due with 32 S&W long with the rims turned down and an extractor grove cut. The gentleman is Hugh Long ...
by Tuna
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 4
Views: 2335
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Re: Accuracy

4 inches at 100 yards was the max acceptable size group. Most carbines would do 2 inches new at 100 yards. The carbines were designed for combat not a super accurate rifle. Figure 1 inch of bad guy at any distance out to 300 yards as the maximum effective range. There is a military target that you c...
by Tuna
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9974
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

The screw may be longer but it will work find till you find one you like. There is nothing for it to rub against and as long as it is tight you can shoot your rifle. But one thing I think I notice is there is no N marked on the top of the receiver at the barrel or on the barrel?
by Tuna
Thu May 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine
Replies: 4
Views: 1460
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Re: Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine

DON'T waste your time or money with the Inland or the Auto Ordnance. Both are problematic at best. In fact Auto Ordnance makes many of the parts used by the so called new Inland. Quality control by AO is hit or miss at best. This has carried over to Inland too. Look for a good used Plainfield carbin...

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