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 Smokey
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: m 1917 eddystone
Replies: 21
Views: 3517
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Re: m 1917 eddystone

There was some effort expended in making the M1917 the standard rifle after WWI. The big issue was lack of easy windage adjustment. Attempts were made to use visual clues to determine "Kentucky windage" but in the end, they were impractical. The M1917 remained relegated to war reserve. They do show ...
by Smokey
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: my m1 load out
Replies: 2
Views: 748
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Re: my m1 load out

I keep a "grab and run to the barricades kit" like that in the extremely faint possibility things get really bad. Here in CT the Garand is the most effective thing we can own (for a little while till they ban it) so I have all the WWII/Korea era gear to go with it.
by Smokey
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 3
Views: 1205
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Re: Accuracy

Something to think about. Once you lift a rifle off the bench, most folks can't see any difference between a rifle that shoots one inch groups and one that shoots 3 or 4 inch groups at 100 yards. The human unsteadiness add a whole lot of scatter. Even if a decent Garand is capable of hits out to 800...
by Smokey
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: m 1917 eddystone
Replies: 21
Views: 3517
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Re: m 1917 eddystone

The M1917 has more metal in the receiver, as well as a longer barrel. This is why its heavier than the M1903. Having used both types over the past 50 years I see the M1917 as a stronger and safer rifle. It also shoots just as well with a good barrel. It also holds 6 rounds in the magazine vs 5 for t...
by Smokey
Thu May 30, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine
Replies: 4
Views: 1150
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Re: Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine

Thanks for that. I didn't know about the Inland model. That's the one I'll get.
by Smokey
Sun May 26, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine
Replies: 4
Views: 1150
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Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine

Found out the wife likes the Carbine. I got rid of mine since we live in the "peoples state of repression". Does anyone have any experience with the Auto Ordinance rifles? https://www.auto-ordnance.com/auto-ordnance-m1-carbine/ I suppose I could get one with a 10 rnd magazine, or better, wait till w...
by Smokey
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Winter glove trigger for your M1 & others
Replies: 2
Views: 1516
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Re: Winter glove trigger for your M1 & others

When it gets below zero here, you really don't want to take off your gloves or mittens to disengage the safety. With decent gloves, there's little room (usually none) to get your finger into the forged trigger guard either. The stamped trigger guard has more room. I suspect the rifle was carried loa...
by Smokey
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: China
Replies: 11
Views: 1527
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Re: China

I have read of scenarios where China and Russia invade the US. This would be after an EMP attack. Wait a year and 90% of the North American population will be dead. I read a Congressional report on the effects of an EMP attack. We'll be back to 1800's technology without the infrastructure to support...
by Smokey
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Help with 1903 that has no S/N? Lots of pics!
Replies: 29
Views: 9882
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Re: Help with 1903 that has no S/N? Lots of pics!

"even if you take it out to a public range to shoot it, it still wouldn't be notice. people don't come up and start scrutinize peoples rifle for SN etc... " During the LFDDT administration (Clinton) the club I belonged to was monitored as a "domestic terrorist organization". Federal agents frequentl...
by Smokey
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 7.55 swiss 175smk?
Replies: 9
Views: 2020
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Re: 7.55 swiss 175smk?

I've gotten good accuracy with WW760 and 180gr Sierra BT HP bullets. Put all six into a 1 inch cluster at 100 yards.
by Smokey
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Model 1917 Bullet weight
Replies: 5
Views: 1731
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Re: Model 1917 Bullet weight

One M1917 I worked with 40 years ago had the original bbl. It shot extremely well with 165gr boat tails. Ten shots into a cluster 1 x 1.5 inches. More recently I worked with one having a JA 2-groove bbl. After some internal polishing it shoots 1 to 1.5 inch groups with 147gr FMJBT surplus bullets. I...
by Smokey
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Garand vs. M14
Replies: 9
Views: 2688
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Garand vs. M14

Been reading a paper on infantry weapon development, performance and recommendations which examined the Garand, M14 and AR15/M16 rifles. Interesting that in the hands of trained infantry in all cases, the Garand outperformed the M14 for typical small-unit engagements. While it has to be reloaded mor...
by Smokey
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 8x52R Siamese with surplus powder & heavy bullet
Replies: 4
Views: 1544
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Re: 8x52R Siamese with surplus powder & heavy bullet

Sounds like a good load.

For reference, that bullet also works well in the Lebel and the Austro-Hungarian M95.
by Smokey
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Mosin CAD Drawing
Replies: 2
Views: 1047
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Re: Mosin CAD Drawing

Probably there aren't any good engineering drawings for the receiver outside of archived records at a US manufacturer, or an old former communist one. That's probably why you haven't gotten any replies.
by Smokey
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: HARD to lock clips in
Replies: 7
Views: 1692
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Re: HARD to lock clips in

Greasing the op-rod catch really made a difference with a hard to load Garand I worked on. Go here to the section "Additional Areas to Grease:" item 1. http://www.garandgear.com/m1-garand-grease Additionally, be certain ALL cartridges are seated to the flat rear part of the clip. A slightly high rou...

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