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 cwo4uscgret
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Opioid problem
Replies: 8
Views: 324
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Re: Opioid problem

Twenty-six of my thirty years on active duty were spent in the Coast Guard; with another 10-1/2 years on the border with Customs. A lot of the "War against Drugs." For decades I've been saying as long as people are willing to put drugs in their bodies there'll be a demand for them. On the personal n...
by cwo4uscgret
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: '96 long rifle at 500 yards AND 800 Yards
Replies: 19
Views: 951
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Re: '96 long rifle at 500 yards

"Loading Data" can be quite subjective; Barnes, the bullet people, published data for a 6.5 Swedish Mauser, using a 110 grain bullet, loaded up to the maximum load pressure of 51,000 PSI: Powder: IMR 4831 Minimum: 43.0 grains, Muzzle Velocity: 2668 fps. Maximum: 47.0 grains, Muzzle Velocity: 2905 fp...
by cwo4uscgret
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Sterling Sporters
Replies: 5
Views: 422
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Re: Sterling Sporters

The original Sterling magazines are awesome. The springs are on rollers - the last round is as easy to load as the first round. The carbine is heavy enough that the recoil is like shooting a .22 LR; the pistol isn't too far behind in the recoil department. I also have a Suomi M-31 semi-auto, with a ...
by cwo4uscgret
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Sterling Sporters
Replies: 5
Views: 422
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Re: Sterling Sporters

You mean these Sterlings: http://iwantthatknife.com/Gallery/albums/1911/sterlingx2.jpg or this Sterling made one? http://iwantthatknife.com/Gallery/albums/FN-49/AR180_3.jpg Sorry couldn't resist on the last photo. Both of my semi-auto Sterlings are well built, function well, and are fun to go plink,...
by cwo4uscgret
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: My VZ-52
Replies: 7
Views: 580
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Re: My VZ-52

I decided to field strip the rifle to give it a good cleaning and lube job before I take it to the range (of course here in Texas its been raining for two days!) and shoot it. Darn that recoil spring and guide rod! I had loads of fun trying to put it back together! So - I removed the bolt/bolt carri...
by cwo4uscgret
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: My VZ-52
Replies: 7
Views: 580
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Re: My VZ-52

thanks Rob.
by cwo4uscgret
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: My VZ-52
Replies: 7
Views: 580
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My VZ-52

I bought this a few years ago from a friend who is an FFL in Minnesota. I also got close to 150 rounds of 7.62x45 ammo to go with it as well! All these years and I have yet to shoot it; I started to strip it down one day to see how hard it was going to be to clean it after shooting - and it humbled ...
by cwo4uscgret
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Combloc Pistols
Topic: 1961 East German Makarov
Replies: 10
Views: 898
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1961 East German Makarov

The claims are that the East Germans made the best Makarovs; fit and finish are reported to be finest kind. Yesterday I stopped at a local gun shop; noticed the owner had the wrong tag on a Mak; it said 1903 Colt .32. When I pointed it out to him he thanked me and changed the tag to reflect the righ...
by cwo4uscgret
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Variation on a Theme
Replies: 6
Views: 2671
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Re: Variation on a Theme

Mike - its a magazine loading tool. Like a Luger, the angle of the round in the magazine is steep. The magazine spring is strong and the combination of the two make it difficult to load a magazine without the tool.
by cwo4uscgret
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Egyptian Beretta Model 1951 "Clone"
Replies: 3
Views: 2286
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Egyptian Beretta Model 1951 "Clone"

After WWII the Russians made a good effort to become Egypt's Armorer. This included planes, tanks, and some small arms including the Maadi AKM, made on Russian tooling. For pistols Egypt connected with Beretta; and then made the Helwan, a copy of Beretta's Model 1951, chambered in 9MM. Although not ...
by cwo4uscgret
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Variation on a Theme
Replies: 6
Views: 2671
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Re: Variation on a Theme

Bob - not only that but the locking block can be installed two ways: one is wrong and will cause catastrophic results; the other - as long as the stamped arrow is pointing towards the barrel you've installed it correctly!
by cwo4uscgret
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Variation on a Theme
Replies: 6
Views: 2671
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Variation on a Theme

First and foremost I am not an expert on small arms history; what I post is from what I've read; so if I need correcting on a post please correct! Finland developed the M35 Lahti 9mm Pistol (around 1935) for use by their military forces. Although it is in profile, sort of like a Luger, it has an en...
by cwo4uscgret
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone
Replies: 6
Views: 2566
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Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Bakka9 - the bigger picture is that Woody_be is in Belgium and I, Texas. Importing a 9MM Browning Long Barrel from Europe (and exporting one to there) would be a big hassle. Small Arms barrels are on the State Department Munitions List and would require, among other documents, an Export License.
by cwo4uscgret
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Ballester-Molina
Replies: 18
Views: 4454
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Re: Ballester-Molina

Ballerina-Molina! Love it! Somehow I can't visualize it decked out in a little Tutu! Compared to my other Argentine .45 worked to the death work horse I would say that my B-M is a beauty though: http://iwantthatknife.com/Gallery/albums/Ohio-Classic-Knife-Show-2012/argentina_1911.jpg http://iwantthat...
by cwo4uscgret
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Belgian Pistols
Topic: FN Model 1900 and Model 1899
Replies: 1
Views: 4410
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FN Model 1900 and Model 1899

I bought this FN Model 1900 7.65mm (aka .32 ACP) a few years ago. Nothing special about it other then it's been around for a long time....the other one has a more interesting history! http://iwantthatknife.com/Gallery/albums/newest-handguns/1900_1.jpg My FN 1900 In Buenos Aires there is a great smal...

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