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 SWIHARTMARK
Tue May 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 19
Views: 343
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

Since I used to be an inspector in a heat treating factory, I've personally quenched 0-1 tool steel in oil and seen it give off a green flame. I just checked a technical site on steel and indeed, O-1 is referred to as oil hardened steel. Also, A2 tool steel is air hardened since I have laid numerous...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue May 22, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum
Replies: 15
Views: 313
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Re: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum

I've been in the one in the mall and was highly impressed by the lobby as it contained the original Wright Flyer, The Spirit Of St. Louis, and the Apollo 11 capsule. As for the rest of the museum, the USAF Museum was better. While I saw parts of the Enola Gay at the Smithsonian, the USAF Museum has ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue May 22, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum
Replies: 15
Views: 313
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Re: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum

I would doubt you would recognize it anymore since it has grown leaps and bounds. The one you saw then only had two hangars and now it has four and an attached movie theater specializing in 3-D movies. I remember the one before that at a different site on base. I did drive by on Friday and noticed t...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu May 17, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 19
Views: 343
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Re: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate

Thanks for the info on the temp sticks. I still like quenching in water, if only to make the brass safe for the touch quickly. Now to find out if the local weld shop delivers or I have to go there in person, argh, growl, argh. Now for Graf's to restock 24GA Magtech brass shotgun hulls. Oh the agony ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed May 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls
Replies: 3
Views: 148
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Re: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls

Well, this is Crayola Air-Dry Clay, only the best for my Minnie balls. I'll still do it just to fill the air gap if nothing else. I hear it is used to make hand print molds of little kids as its main function in life. I'm guessing this stuff shatters if I look at it wrong. I did not waste any more m...
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed May 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum
Replies: 15
Views: 313
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Re: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum

I'm glad they listened to him and I bet that meant a lot. Somehow I don't think he was their first special tour for a veteran after hearing your story and hopefully not their last. I shall have to ask one of the volunteers how often they do that and thank them for that. That's really going above and...
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed May 16, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum
Replies: 15
Views: 313
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Re: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum

Glad to hear they let your Dad have a grand tour. The volunteer guides are mostly retired USAF personnel. They do have an open F-4 cockpit section on display you are allowed to climb into someplace. If your Dad got to go into the full aircraft on display, that was exceptionally nice of them. I imagi...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue May 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum
Replies: 15
Views: 313
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Memphis Belle On Display At USAF Museum

The original Memphis Belle B-17 bomber is due to be fully displayed in the USAF Museum on May 17th, the anniversary of her 25th and last mission this Thursday. I stopped by this weekend for a peek, but she is being blocked by a wall of high black curtains right now. The museum's website lists a fly ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue May 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls
Replies: 3
Views: 148
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Clay Plug In Minnie Balls

I have read where the British put a clay or wooden plug in the hollow cavity in the back of Minnie balls. I was thinking of using some air hardening clay in the cavity of my ,575 Minnie balls cast from the Lee original mold. I have a three band Snider I would like to use them in and it seems most pe...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: RUBY Won't Load
Replies: 12
Views: 4006
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Re: RUBY Won't Load

The gunsmith did a good job on the ejector and it shoots just fine now. My buddy had a load of modern pistols and liked the Ruby very much. Nice recoil, look and feel.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: WOW Just Simply WOW
Replies: 3
Views: 323
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Re: WOW Just Simply WOW

The speaker never addressed the topic at hand and that is whether or not to host gun shows. The topic was posted a bit below the video in the description box. Great gun rights speech, but he missed the point entirely. I would guess the citizens want to stop the gun show loop hole. Unfortunately, I h...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 1935A
Replies: 12
Views: 888
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Re: 1935A

Oh, if Numrich doesn't have a spring, I used McMaster and Carr, a manufacturing parts source, which I used for a model 1884 Mauser spring. I had to used three little ones to replace on big one though. After all the years in the rifle, it fell apart on one end.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 1935A
Replies: 12
Views: 888
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Re: 1935A

Thanks for the info on the barrel. I feel better now.

I don't remember if I took the spring out or not. I wonder if Numrich's has them in stock.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Two favorites from WW2
Replies: 10
Views: 1186
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Re: Two favorites from WW2

I've found that a M1917 kicks as bad as a M-44. I'm I wrong, of is my shoulder just falling apart over time?

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Two favorites from WW2
Replies: 10
Views: 1186
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Re: Two favorites from WW2

My Grandfather was a toolmaker on the Inland line here in Dayton, Ohio during WWII. He also made the molds for tank tracks. He often told me somebody got killed testing one. My 91/30 1943 Izzy ex-snoper has a superb action, especially after I put some Finish parts in it. Oh, to give up on them so so...

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