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 KneverKnew
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Peabody Model 1867 Swiss Contract Rifle
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Views: 360
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Peabody Model 1867 Swiss Contract Rifle

Anybody know anything about these rifles and their history? Are they very scarce? What would one be worth if I came Across one?
by KneverKnew
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Casting .453” soft lead bullets for cut down, worn vetterli
Replies: 2
Views: 1948
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Re: Casting .453” soft lead bullets for cut down, worn vetterli

Well...never mind then. I went ahead and loaded some up and shot them. Nice mild load of 8.5grains Unique under a 230 grain truncated comes cast Bullet. Average V of five shots was 1067 FPS. At 40 yards I got a 2” group. And this was just my first try. Going to cast more with softer lead and load di...
by KneverKnew
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Casting .453” soft lead bullets for cut down, worn vetterli
Replies: 2
Views: 1948
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Casting .453” soft lead bullets for cut down, worn vetterli

So my cut down Swiss vetterli with pitted throat and first 1/3 of bore run slugs .447” groove diameter and .427” at the lands. I used a .453” 45 acp lead Bullet to slug with. I have a good supply of bought cast alloy 45 acp bullets around 200-240 grains. I also have a 230 grain round nose 45 acp Lee...
by KneverKnew
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

My guess is they had to do it to get by which ever state regulations they were dealing with. That’s only a guess though. Here’s a close-up of the muzzle. 396497D1-86FB-46D7-90C1-C06B0981A022.jpeg The Only other Noticeable Issue I would like to address is that the left rear sight dog ear is slightly ...
by KneverKnew
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

I did just recently purchased 200 rounds of PRVI’s 200 grain Match Ammo. We will see how that performs.
by KneverKnew
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

I think that might be certain Turk surplus. Not sure. Why I’m asking.
by KneverKnew
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

Any suggestions on which milsurp Ammo is best (safe) to use in the FN?
by KneverKnew
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

Rifle arrives tomorrow. Being an Egyptian Century Import FN, what’s the chance it already has a safe two piece firing pin?
If I need to order a two piece, which do I get?
I’ve seen both with and without safety notch. ??????
by KneverKnew
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

I have access to a barrel. What does it take to swap them out?
by KneverKnew
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

Yes thanks. I was looking at those. Now, how can I attach to muzzle other than just welding in place? I’d love to restore the battle as much as possible so that the nose cap can be removed if needed. I’m open to all options though.
by KneverKnew
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

Pictures didn’t show crest. Just have to wait for delivery. Doubtful it all matches. It’s a Century after all. LOL.
by KneverKnew
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

Thanks Bob for those suggestions. I don’t have the rifle yet so won’t know the bore condition until then. I do have a friend who has a complete 8mm barrel assembly if necessary.
by KneverKnew
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

Can I get some ideas on how to treat the muzzle end of the barrel where the threads were ground off? I’d like to re-thread it but the question is does that mean cutting off the ground down piece so the barrel is a little shorter? Or try to thread the existing end to a smaller thread?
by KneverKnew
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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Re: My first FN-49!

If I decide to keep it (if it shoots good) I’ll have a friend re- thread it for me. What would be the correct muzzle device to put on it? Haven’t seen many with flash hiders. Generally what looks like a thread protector.
by KneverKnew
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 20
Views: 4582
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My first FN-49!

I’m sure I paid too much. Got it in an auction. $605 delivered. Egyptian 8mm with replacement wood and plastic but cap by Century. Someone ground down the muzzle threads. The few pictures looked okay but not detailed. Did I get ripped off. Be honest, I can take it. 😭 B80D97AE-A034-44AB-B435-4FF5C1BE...

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