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
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: My first SMLE, 1945 Lithgow
Replies: 5
Views: 147
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Re: My first SMLE, 1945 Lithgow

Just check to make sure there are recoil plates installed in the stock. Remember, forestock comes off before the buttstock.

Looks great! I just picked up a '44 and am still getting cosmoline out of the wood! I checked the headspace using the "spent primer" trick and it's tight.
by DaleH
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: 'Cuz. 'Merica, yeah!
Replies: 2
Views: 139
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Re: 'Cuz. 'Merica, yeah!

Good on you! Awesome story and thanks for your efforts. I bet you made a life-long impression (education?) on the son! In a way, I do the same thing when tesching people to shoot pistols, as our 180-yard 'open range' berm is a large sand hill. I'll have them shoot at 4" & 6" square wood blocks place...
by DaleH
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloadind 30-06 ap
Replies: 5
Views: 222
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Re: Reloadind 30-06 ap

... have fired thousands of rounds of AP over the years and have done extensive test out to 600 yards with steel up to 2 1/2 inches thick which the bullet passed right through. Damn that's something from an '06 round - holy cow, had no idea it was capable of THAT much penetration! Man, you sure hav...
by DaleH
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Installing Recoil Plates in a Coachwood Stock
Replies: 6
Views: 187
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Re: Installing Recoil Plates in a Coachwood Stock

Agreed! I'm glad I don't need to do it ... but if I had to, I'm confident I could do it with your great tutorial.
by DaleH
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: BOUGHT IT! new to me No1 MkIII no* with PH-5A, ??
Replies: 16
Views: 5697
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Re: BOUGHT IT! new to me No1 MkIII no* with PH-5A, ??

Looks great!

And I'll admit it ... I still covet that 5A rear sight! Haha!

I lost out on one (auction) a month ago, w/ original instructions & box, that went for $262, IIRC. This week one - not as complete w/ info or box - just went for > $450! Whoa ...
by DaleH
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading PSL, deformed cases
Replies: 10
Views: 428
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Re: Reloading PSL, deformed cases

Also, I'm assuming these cases with the wrinkles are a no-go for reloading now, correct? I really can't get a good perspective if there's any depth or sharp creases to the dent or wrinkles, but if wary - I wouldn't chance it, at least on full power loads. A sharp fewture is a source of stress riser...
by DaleH
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading PSL, deformed cases
Replies: 10
Views: 428
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Re: Reloading PSL, deformed cases

Can you turn the gas off & eject manually to test? Not on a stock PSL. Even then, the gas piston is affixed to the bolt carrier. It is an "all gas" design, so that's why I advise regulating the gas port as well as the ejector tweak, as RRob mentioned. Simple google search on AK forums will find it....
by DaleH
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading PSL, deformed cases
Replies: 10
Views: 428
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Re: Reloading PSL, deformed cases

First thought, PSLs are way over-gassed. I drilled out the gas port hole and put drilled set-screws into it. Somewhere else, I believe on the AK Forums there is a tutorial on modifying the angle of the ejector to avoid killing the brass. I'd try the gas port first.
by DaleH
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: M1 garand reloading
Replies: 3
Views: 213
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Re: M1 garand reloading

For semi-auto use I use a Stoney Point/Hornady headspace comparator, then check 5-10 cases that were fired in the rifle and set the shoulder back 0.003" to 0.005". Some used a fixed Wilson gauge and set to the lower step. Point you want to set the shoulder back enough for reliable functioning and bo...
by DaleH
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: 1898 Krag
Replies: 3
Views: 247
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Re: 1898 Krag

Fantastic cartouche, agreed!

I know of 2 like that, at a shop 45-mins north of Boston. Look up Patriot Arms in Ipswich, MA. Ask for Larry or Bill.
by DaleH
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I'mmmm....baaack
Replies: 2
Views: 185
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Re: I'mmmm....baaack

Welcome back aboard! Me thinks youse needs an M1 ...
by DaleH
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Handload report - .223 out of VZ58
Replies: 2
Views: 153
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Re: Handload report - .223 out of VZ58

Looks good! But I bet you'd shoot ragged hole groups w/ a heavier bullet. FWIW, the famed high power load for the Sierra 69-grn SMK is 25.3-grns Varget. I seat them 0.010"'off lands and they're 1/2-MOA at 100Y for 10-shot groups. Am tweaking/tuning the load now per Dan Newberry's OCW method. With a ...
by DaleH
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Why would anyone want an Enfield
Replies: 44
Views: 8636
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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

I've always liked the "bulldog" snout of the SMLE, sort of fit my idea of the British Bulldog--ugly yet charming in its own businesslike way. LOVE it ... and may just 'steal' that line from you, just saying' ... I got into them when I picked up a Lithgow No1 Mk3 w/ accessory 22LR insert barrel incl...
by DaleH
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: 1943 Lithgow
Replies: 13
Views: 1285
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Re: 1943 Lithgow

Does it have the recoil plates installed?

See this post here for more info, re: 'parts' guns from Lithgow parts:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=388
by DaleH
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: The Enfield Rat Rifle
Replies: 15
Views: 6059
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Re: The Enfield Rat Rifle

Scope is an old Weaver K4. Looked at some targets and I actually got 1 1/2" at 100 but not sure it can be done every time. Need more Lapua to find out..... I'd try bedding the barrel as the -39mm round in an AR barrel is significantly more accurate than any AK or even SKS variant. FWIW I built an A...

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