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
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: M4 sherman In WWII
Replies: 9
Views: 664
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Re: M4 sherman In WWII

I got this video from Military History Visualized covering what caused the most tank kills in WWII. https://youtu.be/O5DcY8TmOpA Surprisingly it backs a great deal of what Moran said, especially air attack kills on armor. It also supports his discussion of the value of tank reliability as a signific...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: M4 sherman In WWII
Replies: 9
Views: 664
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Re: M4 sherman In WWII

The Chieftain's video was pretty good stuff and not commonly known since he actually had to research it from source material and not movies. As for Cooper, I'm guessing he cared a great deal for his tankers and only wanted the best for them and the Sherman just wasn't good enough. Could that have cl...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: French 8mm ordnance
Replies: 8
Views: 475
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Re: French 8mm ordnance

I think I read on Gunboards where Unique is very close to the original French military powder. I have shot at least 20 rounds successfully with 3.7 grains of it. I think the original load was more like 3.9, but I wanted to be safe. I have never used Red Dot before, so I don't know. I also use Unique...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: French 8mm ordnance
Replies: 8
Views: 475
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Re: French 8mm ordnance

Check the French pistol section for more information. I have two threads there with some information you could use. I do know that 27.2mm is 1.07 inches. This too is found in the French pistol section.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block
Replies: 20
Views: 2549
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Re: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block

Your link is dead. I wondered if they supplied French Republican troops during the Franco-Prussian war right across the border?

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Real detailed Battle of Stalingrad series
Replies: 1
Views: 96
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Re: Real detailed Battle of Stalingrad series

I was just reading Richard Avery's "Why The Allies Won" and he mentions the Russians used Stalingrad as a trap. If the Russians sent troops out in the open fairly close to Stalingrad, they were rather doomed. They waited and struck the reserve German and their allied formations that were far less mo...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: French 8mm ordnance
Replies: 8
Views: 475
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Re: French 8mm ordnance

I used Graf's .330" FMJ 110 grain bullets with 3.7 grains of Unique. Its amazing they have FMJ handgun bullets for this caliber. I believe Unique mimics the powder the French used. Good to see somebody found a mould for it.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Amazing, Shermans vs Panzers last tank battle 1960s
Replies: 6
Views: 418
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Re: Amazing, Shermans vs Panzers last tank battle 1960s

Yes, Israeli engineers proved that the Sherman was vastly more upgradeable than the Panzer MkIV. Hey, with a gyro stabilized gun, a better engine, more armor, and a much bigger gun, the upgraded Sherman could have gone tiger hunting. Even the Pershing didn't have a 105mm gun and neither did the king...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Need advice: removale of f s assy m1917.
Replies: 5
Views: 373
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Re: Need advice: removale of f s assy m1917.

I've noticed that the guys coming out of a gun smithing school in Pennsylvania aren't idiots. Ask were they went to learn the trade. I've had two occasions to notice good work coming from people from that school. Mine was very careful not to distort the barrel on a Snider-Enfield conversion rifle wh...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: Mossberg M44
Replies: 9
Views: 4071
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Re: Mossberg M44

I heard those are rather nice. I saw one without a magazine a month ago.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: Mossberg 42M
Replies: 24
Views: 2492
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Re: Mossberg 42M

I saw an actual barrel for a 42M marked US Property for sale on GB. If only 42M's were more common. No bolt with the barreled action though.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Enfield No.2 Mk1
Replies: 4
Views: 2642
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Re: Enfield No.2 Mk1

Ummh, just came across this. Jack First has you part as I broke mine and got one there. They are out of the Dakotas. You should be able to google them up. If they don't have it in stock, they make them. A bit pricey, but a life saver. I attaches to the hammer, correct.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?
Replies: 39
Views: 9931
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Re: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?

Why pay to shop at a gun show anymore? No deals really. It is just best to buy online between Thanksgiving and Christmas when prices are low in general. Do some research on prices before hand, save a wad and see what you can do during the buyers season I just mentioned. Also, trading is likely a goo...

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