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 May 17, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Advice on annealing--and YouTube posts to evaluate
Replies: 17
Views: 254
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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: 97
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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: 11
Views: 217
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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: 11
Views: 217
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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: 11
Views: 217
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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: 97
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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: 3966
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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: 310
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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: 844
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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: 844
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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: 1141
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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: 1141
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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...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 1935A
Replies: 12
Views: 844
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Re: 1935A

How deep is the rifling in your M1936A? Mine appears rather shallow. I recently made my own cases from 32 S&W long. It took some doing and tooling had to be made, but it worked. I went and got the C4HD dies myself. I found I had to seat the bullet deeper than expected, but it worked. Nice looking pi...
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1884 cadet trapdoor
Replies: 10
Views: 1089
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Re: 1884 cadet trapdoor

Yeah, no copper in the rifle. I've heard that myself. I shoot pure lead or a slight tin mix, nothing remotely hard.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Walmart says 21 to buy a long gun
Replies: 44
Views: 2283
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Re: Walmart says 21 to buy a long gun

The founding fathers had ZERO idea people could walk down the street with the firepower of cannons in their hands. Lugging a mortar in one's hand back then would have been difficult, if not impossible. The other weapons mentioned were crew served or had to be hauled by farm animals. Privateers were ...

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