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
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Ken Burns WW2
Replies: 4
Views: 251
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Re: Ken Burns WW2

I've seen the whole series when it first came out, but I don't think I've seen it since. It isn't uncommon to have the wrong period scenes in documentaries. I don't know if Burns used footage from Tarawa, but I think there was a quite a bit released to the US public at the time, since I think that w...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor
Replies: 1
Views: 217
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Re: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor

I looked up your serial number and my google sources says it was made in 1885. I have a ramrod bayonet version made in 1891 myself. Do check TRAPDOORCOLLECTOR.COM for more information. The site does have some insight for looking for fakes with pictures showing the proper heat treat. Best Regards, Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 8
Views: 277
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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

Call it insurance. I've seen a leaded up M1917 bore once that somebody else owned. I'm not letting that happen to me. Besides, one hour at 450F then a dump into water isn't that hard even with an el cheapo toaster oven. Put bullets into tin pie pan with holes in it to let water pour through and afte...
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 8
Views: 277
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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

Just cast some 30 cal bullets with a 6% tin, 4% antimony and 90% lead alloy. I'll be making sizers for them in the next few days as Lyman sizers aren't too hard to reproduce. I've heard nothing but good news about shooting cast bullets, especially at shorter ranges. I hope to find a toaster oven and...
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Gewehr 1871/84
Replies: 5
Views: 4424
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Re: Gewehr 1871/84

I recently shot my 1871/84 with 70 grains of Fg and it did well. I read where the military loads was 75 grains. While I was at the range, a competition BP shooter told me the Fg is good powder for long rifles, so I'm sticking with it. I used the Lyman mold for it and forgot how many grains it is, bu...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 8
Views: 277
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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

Thanks, I forgot I had it since my wife put it away on a book shelf I don't see often. I saw several 2400 loads, most in the 18 grain range. Looks like I'm in action again.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 8
Views: 277
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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

I will be reloading mainly for 30 cal with bullet weights from 155 to 200. I'll use the Lee Alox tumble lube for now. Rifles would include Enfields, Arisakas, Mosins, an M1917 and a MAS-36. All bullets will be gas checked. Hope that helps. I will not be shooting much past 200 yards, and mostly 50 to...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 8
Views: 277
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Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

Back when there was a Schutzenfest, people were loading cast bullets in their rifles using Alliant 2400 powder. I forgot how much powder was used but I think it was in the 15 to 18 grain range. I was told its advantage was it didn't need any filler. I've read elsewhere that 18-20 grains is also okay...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?
Replies: 9
Views: 348
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Re: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?

Does painting and miniature war gaming with 15mm figures count?

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: CMP 1911 Sales
Replies: 16
Views: 2247
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Re: CMP 1911 Sales

I use my gunsmith for transfers. So far, so good.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Odd 5 surplus rifles one should never buy
Replies: 4
Views: 685
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Re: Odd 5 surplus rifles one should never buy

As I have been told before, "Safeties aren't." Just ask those people who decided to work on their Remington 700's with the safety on and the gun still loaded. The only safe gun is a fully unloaded one. Why any judge ruled for people working on loaded guns with the safety on is beyond me. That's stup...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun May 27, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls
Replies: 6
Views: 1244
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Re: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls

I made my own cases using Magtech 24GA shotgun brass. I think it is only shipped to the USA from Brazil once a year and to Midway, Graf, and perhaps the Sportmen's Guide online stores. I annealed the top half, ran it through my .577 Snider dies and trimmed about .500" off of the top to size it to 2 ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat May 26, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls
Replies: 6
Views: 1244
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Re: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls

The air hardened clay plugs I used seemed to help as I also shot some rounds without plugs. I'll try to quantify it next time around. The $5 tub of 2.5 pounds of air hardened clay by Crayola is about the cheapest air hardening clay out there. Not exactly a massive investment, but worth it. They did ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue May 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 20
Views: 1333
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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: 1046
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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 ...

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