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 DaleH
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: SMLE .22 trainer
Replies: 46
Views: 11117
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Re: SMLE .22 trainer

Petros600 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:37 am
My local shop has one in terrible condition with a price tag of $1300!!
I just missed on one by Lithgow for $500! Looked TOO NEW if I had to critique it ...
by DaleH
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: ‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?
Replies: 3
Views: 98
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Re: ‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?

Muzzle centered in the aperture in the nosecap? - Not centered, no, it is a rad eccentric as Enfield Accurizings info says it should be, due to pressure built into the barrel bedding. How's the rifling look? - Mint, checks great w/ borescope, no pitting and appears uniform from jag work. How about ...
by DaleH
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: ‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?
Replies: 3
Views: 98
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‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?

My new-to-me Lithgow No1 Mk3 is detailed here: http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=972&hilit=SMLE I refinished the stock, as it was do dark as to be black. The tip of 1/3rd each BLO, vinegar & turpentine woeked really well, thanks to Candyman for that trick. I checked the headspace...
by DaleH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Rust.
Replies: 18
Views: 807
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Re: Rust.

Look up ‘Frontier Cloth’ by Big 45. It looks like spiraled steel wool, but more ribbon like. It is a proprietary blend of stainless steel, monel, zinc and other alloys that is harder than rust, but will not damage or remove the bluing. Is is THE BEST and must be used or seen used to realize how awes...
by DaleH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: M1 garand reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 861
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Re: M1 garand reloading

FYI, I read and followed Larry’s tutorial on using those “X dies” by RCBS and they are indeed awesome ... if/when setup & used correctly!
by DaleH
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Are all AR15 front sight towers
Replies: 6
Views: 315
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Re: Are all AR15 front sight towers

Even pins back to an original 1600s era matchlock I have were built with the same right-to-left install orientation.
by DaleH
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: PAINTED BULLETS
Replies: 5
Views: 341
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Re: PAINTED BULLETS

Don't they mean "powder coated" ones? Totally different than painting ...
by DaleH
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: I polish those dies
Replies: 8
Views: 502
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Re: I polish those dies

Agreed, I not only polish new dies too, but CLEAN my old ones routinely too ...
by DaleH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: AMMUNITION ACCURACY
Replies: 24
Views: 1176
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Re: AMMUNITION ACCURACY

Try the Optimal Charge Weight method devised by Dan Newberry ... and you’ll get a more accurate load in less shots! His method identifies the ideal node for that rifle, powder and load. Most, if not all, F Class shooters use it or some similar variation thereof, like the older Audette ‘ladder’ metho...
by DaleH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: AMMUNITION ACCURACY
Replies: 24
Views: 1176
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Re: AMMUNITION ACCURACY

TOOLS - FWIW I use the Lyman flash hole deburrer and my precision loads are 1/2-MOA or less (scoped toys) without running through the OCW method yet either, that tailors the load to the harmonic node. OTHER - I also had a 9mm RIA (Armscor) 2011 (updated 1911) that had an unmarked 38 Super barrel in ...
by DaleH
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Link to sources for Enfield SMLE parts
Replies: 1
Views: 231
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Link to sources for Enfield SMLE parts

Found this LINK while looking for a picture of the elusive “sliding charger guide” that was on the bolt head of early WW1 era arms:

http://www.enfieldresource.com/1-enfiel ... nventories
by DaleH
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: Lets see those Czech pistols
Replies: 14
Views: 7208
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Re: Lets see those Czech pistols

Fwiw Patriot Arms in Ipswich, MA (has website) has a cut-away model of a CZ like a few have shown here.
Thinking the -82 model, but I couldnbe wrong. Was < $300 IIRC.
by DaleH
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Sight Pictures for the M1 Garand
Replies: 11
Views: 4214
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Re: Sight Pictures for the M1 Garand

Appreciate the insight into some of the advantages or disadvantages to the various sight pictures.
by DaleH
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: The BEST penetrating fluid is an easy DIY mix!
Replies: 1
Views: 215
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The BEST penetrating fluid is an easy DIY mix!

FWIW the best penetrating oil one can use is a DIY homemade mix of 50% acetone and 50% automatic transmission fluid (ATF). Recently “Machinist Workshop Magazine” did a test on penetrating oils. Using nuts and bolts that they ‘scientifically rusted’ to a uniform degree by soaking in salt water, they ...
by DaleH
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Indiscreet carrying case for 2 milsurp bolt actions
Replies: 2
Views: 346
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Indiscreet carrying case for 2 milsurp bolt actions

Padded bass guitar case, has 1/2” thick padding all around, 2 storage compartments (1 small & 1 large), and velcro up inside the guitar neck area that is ideal for holding the forend of a rifle. It also has 2 carry straps so you can wear it like a backpack and large heavy-duty carry handles. Best pa...

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