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by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: Load For 7.65mm French Long
Replies: 8
Views: 870
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Re: Load For 7.65mm French Long

Camera is down, but it is a 3/8ths HSS bit with an exact form to cut the rim, groove and extractor angle. I'm saving up for a lathe right now. I'ld like to do this stuff at home. Looks like a Grizzly tools model with steel gears. The tool does cut all dimensions with one plunge. You have to cut the ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: REMINGTON M1863 PERCUSSION ‘ZOUAVE’ RIFLE REPRO
Replies: 11
Views: 799
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Re: REMINGTON M1863 PERCUSSION ‘ZOUAVE’ RIFLE REPRO

Black powder is the way to go, especially if you have an antique to shoot. If you are used to shooting corrosive ammo, this is no big deal. I'll trade the mess for a safer experience any time.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Would anyone here know of a source for
Replies: 4
Views: 662
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Re: Would anyone here know of a source for

I have an Australian khaki belt and holster. Could be from the 1950's though. The S&W with it was made before that.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Alliant Black MZ Powder
Replies: 8
Views: 687
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Re: Alliant Black MZ Powder

I went to the Cabelas around I-675 in Kettering, Ohio last year and asked about getting some black powder and somebody with some knowledge on the stuff said that due to new storage regulations, they didn't carry the real deal, nor would they ship it to the store for pickup. So went a cheap way of av...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Alloy Making
Replies: 2
Views: 496
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Re: Alloy Making

Bless you my son. I bought a five pound ingot of 30/70 antimony/lead to use for hardening instead of tin as its far cheaper to get an alloy hard this way than by using tin alone. Looks like I'm in business. I will still put in at least 2% tin to help fill out the mold.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Alloy Making
Replies: 2
Views: 496
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Alloy Making

When you are mixing tin and lead for a 10% mix, do you use a volume measurement, or weight measurement? I saw a volume measurement used once just adding 9-10 ingots of lead to one of tin. I've read different, so I'm a bit confused. Anybody out there with more experience able to clue me in better? Be...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: RUBY Won't Load
Replies: 8
Views: 761
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Re: RUBY Won't Load

The PRVI rounds were a few thousands below minimal overall length "AOL". Ummh, we are dealing with a true psychic in Mr. Garra. Thanks for the tip. I'll have to get some bullets and do some hand loads now. At least to do have a set of 32acp dies. If the hand loads don't work, its a trip to the gunsm...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: An AR-15 Retro Rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 1852
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Re: An AR-15 Retro Rifle

Nice rifle. I hope to make one using an A3 upper with a hand carry attachment just to have more options down the road. Can't beat a 20" barrel and an triangular hand guard.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: M1917 or SMLE?
Replies: 29
Views: 1963
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Re: M1917 or SMLE?

You could get a Pakistan/Indian made SMLE NO1 MKIII in 7.62mm NATO.... A sporterized M1917 should be easy to find. I never liked the sporterized SMLE's though. Save up and just get an intact SMLE No1 MKIII. Go with the classic and never look back. An FTR'd Lithgow is optimal. AIM SURPLUS has 303 Bri...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Converting .348 Win to 10.4mm Italian Vetterli
Replies: 4
Views: 648
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Re: Converting .348 Win to 10.4mm Italian Vetterli

I noticed that mold is likely a Lee one. I was told to use the Lee one with 300 grains. I almost ordered those CH4D dies as they were in stock this spring. Maybe now? Thanks for the tip on Buffalo Arms as CH4D makes molds for them I noticed and at the same price offering that CH4D has. I have to gat...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: A question
Replies: 3
Views: 543
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Re: A question

Damn, I was hopping to find out which shell casing makes 43 Spanish. Bertram does stamp their own brass, but I hoped for a slip up. Buffalo Arms uses other cases and modifies them from what I see. Might anneal some stuff this weekend, mostly 32-20 Winchester brass for 8mm Lebel revolver ammo. The ri...
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: A question
Replies: 3
Views: 543
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Re: A question

Throw old powder into camp fire on forth of July...... Just a little at a time. I'd dump the old powder (into convenient camp fire on right time of the year), anneal the brass, and start over from scratch. Given the cost of the gun and the brass, the powder is chump change. I'd even pop the primers....
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks
Replies: 18
Views: 1459
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Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

$35 of 1962 money would be worth $283.63 today. Inflation is a thing people always forget.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: RUBY Won't Load
Replies: 8
Views: 761
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Re: RUBY Won't Load

Ummh, I'm using nothing but the best Serbian ammo made from used Yugo parts. Okay, I actually like PRVI ammo, but I like digging in on a Yugo more. Your idea sounds very....cheap to do, not to mention easy. My Browning 1922 fired it just fine though. 32ACP is now my new fun caliber to pop off. I was...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel 1885/93 sniper rifle on Gunbroker
Replies: 2
Views: 514
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Re: Lebel 1885/93 sniper rifle on Gunbroker

I love my Lebel, but I'd never put a scope on it. I think this might have to do with the video game on WWI out there. 8mm Lebel rounds are the next best thing to stick in a rifle besides black powder ammo. RE: Video game. Shame there isn't more shell fire present so it would be realistic, not to men...

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