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.

Search found 99 matches

by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 204
United States of America

Re: 43 Mauser

I didn't want to use KleanX StripX indoors due to ventilation, so I used 80 grit sandpaper on what was a stained finish. I sanded fairly lightly and then I steam it with an iron and wet rag. I put on some boiled linseed oil which came out far too light for me to like, so I steamed off the boiled lin...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 204
United States of America

Re: 43 Mauser

Nope.... That's for the For Sale section I believe, not the reloading section. "43 Mauser" is the common term for the old German Mauser round as it's 43 caliber or 11.15mm. It is printed on my Lee Precision die set as well as listed in "The Handloader's Manual Of Cartridge Conversions" by J. Donnell...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 204
United States of America

Re: 43 Mauser

I do have the traditional thin paper for patching. I should give that a try. Right now I'd be happy to get her up and running again. Good news today, after milling into a beat up 71/84 receiver that was warped due to the use of a pipe wrench to attempt a barrel removal (NOT ME), I got the part I nee...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 204
United States of America

Re: 43 Mauser

I'll take your advise on the FFg. I don't think you can overload with BP. Doesn't the teflon melt when fired, or does it get blown out the muzzle? Man, I've never read about this before, very interesting.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 204
United States of America

Re: 43 Mauser

Good to hear. I have the Lyman .446 mold, so I will be using my own cast bullets down the road. Probably with a 5% mix of tin to help fill out the mold. I will try to anneal my brass and then run them through a full length resizing die first. Do you use black powder? I don't use substitute in anythi...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 204
United States of America

Re: 43 Mauser

Oh, I have a 71/84. I thought they were the same. I can shoot single shot if needed, but I'm in the process of getting a part out of an old broken receiver to make another one have its magazine work once again. I read that the 45/70 is pretty short. I did find that 45/90 and 45/100 are around the sa...
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 204
United States of America

43 Mauser

Okay, anybody out there make their own 43 Mauser brass or do you all buy pre-made stuff? I was wondering about using some 45-90 or 45-100 stuff, or .458 Winchester Mag. The .458 Win Mag requires some machining though. I have some Jamison stuff, but I think it wasn't annealed right. Right now it isn'...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: I am sure Rommel & Guderian are spinning in their graves
Replies: 2
Views: 206
United States of America

Re: I am sure Rommel & Guderian are spinning in their graves

The Korean girls of 2NE1 went full auto with M-16's, geez. At least they got 100,000,000 hits, a MTV international video of the year in 2011 and a Microsoft commercial aired during NFL games broadcast in the USA pitching the Microsoft Surface Pro notebook.....IN KOREAN! (I Am The Best) I think they ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Lee Crimp Die for 6.5 Arisaka?
Replies: 7
Views: 173
United States of America

Re: Lee Crimp Die for 6.5 Arisaka?

Check the Lee Precision site and see if they have any in clearance. Sometimes they over produce for a custom order and list them for clearance. That's how I got mine. I like to factory crimp with Lee after crushing a few cases early in my reloading days. You can adjust the firmness of the crimp to a...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Browning has ceased producing Hi Power
Replies: 12
Views: 395
United States of America

Re: Browning has ceased producing Hi Power

Most every gun I have is obsolete and I love it. They also all have an incredible amount of character no Glock ever will.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Browning has ceased producing Hi Power
Replies: 12
Views: 395
United States of America

Re: Browning has ceased producing Hi Power

Shame, I wonder if all the copies undercut them to the bone? I'm lucky to have one made in Belgium myself and found it a truly iconic piece to have and shoot. Finished steel is in a class all by itself as well as one of the last designs by John Moses himself. Leave your plastic at the door and let t...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: MAS 36
Replies: 12
Views: 719
United States of America

Re: MAS 36

I personally never knew why safeties were ever put on guns as the only safe gun has no bullets in it. Professional soldiers can do what they will in the field as it is their's and their's alone. Forgetting the safety is on before combat seems unsafe. As for untrained amateurs, I'd pull the bolt or t...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: new surplus and ammo .
Replies: 12
Views: 591
United States of America

Re: new surplus and ammo .

I did see some ownership numbers and compared to a few decades ago and gun ownership is actually down. That is a smaller percentage of people own guns. Gun sales are up of course. It kinda surprised me as well. Ranges in these parts are shutting down due to land development. South Dakota has fewer p...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: new surplus and ammo .
Replies: 12
Views: 591
United States of America

Re: new surplus and ammo .

Studies and polls have shown that attitudes towards guns are changing. Support for guns is actually up, while gun ownership is actually down. A few people are buying loads of guns, but overall not as many people have guns. This trend is fairly gradual and it is not anywhere near 20-1 pro or con. I t...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: In praise of the S&W Model 10
Replies: 8
Views: 514
United States of America

Re: In praise of the S&W Model 10

I love mine. I has a 4" bull barrel and is a former NYPD revolver with loads of holster wear, but still perfect function. I also have a 38/200 S&W Victory model that served in Australia. Both have character no Glock could ever aspire to. I do like the weight of the Model 10 a great deal and the heav...

Go to advanced search