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by Smokey
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Cases cracking in type 30
Replies: 14
Views: 3512

Re: Cases cracking in type 30

I have a Type 38 with a "generous" chamber. To fireform for it I use a fairly mild load with maybe 12 grains of UNIQUE under a light varmint bullet. The head of the case is wrapped with a narrow strip of masking tape to keep it centered in the chamber. Before firing I lubricate the case so it slides...
by Smokey
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Combloc Pistols
Topic: Hmmm what's in the box?
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Hmmm what's in the box?

I got a Bulgarian Makarov several years ago. Actually a very nice shooter and utilitarian pistol. When I shipped nearly all my firearms off to auction (after an attempt at a "red flag" confiscation) this was one of the few I kept. It's excellent for practice and keeping my marksmanship up with the s...
by Smokey
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 1917 Eddy Stone
Replies: 13
Views: 3570

Re: 1917 Eddy Stone

The M11917 is larger and heavier than the M1903. It is also stronger, safer and more rugged than the M1903. I agree the M1917 was probably a better combat rifle than M1903. I've owned a few down through the years and they were all very accurate with decent barrels. BTW, The cock on closing feature h...
by Smokey
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 1917 Eddy Stone
Replies: 13
Views: 3570

Re: 1917 Eddy Stone

The M11917 is larger and heavier than the M1903. It is also stronger, safer and more rugged than the M1903. I agree the M1917 was probably a better combat rifle than M1903. I've owned a few down through the years and they were all very accurate with decent barrels. BTW, The cock on closing feature h...
by Smokey
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Fin M91/30
Replies: 10
Views: 1874

Re: Fin M91/30

When a group of heavily armed police breaks into your home in the middle of the night to seize your property, there isn't a choice. You comply or die.
by Smokey
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: New board, new host
Replies: 15
Views: 2400

Re: New board, new host

I like the upgrade. Thanks for all the effort.
by Smokey
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Fin M91/30
Replies: 10
Views: 1874

Re: Fin M91/30

When a "red flag" confiscation was attempted on me, I decided to send nearly all of my accumulation off to auction. Rather have the cash then the state seizes and destroys it all. I did keep one Finn M91/30 out of the 9 various types of MN's I once had. It's the best shooter of the bunch. (We have s...
by Smokey
Wed May 27, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: My U.S. Krag
Replies: 23
Views: 18962

Re: My U.S. Krag

With a damaged bore, the longer bearing surface on a long round nose might be more consistent, and will "slug-up" to fill the grooves better.
by Smokey
Sat May 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: 6.8 SPC ARP
Replies: 0
Views: 1959

6.8 SPC ARP

This is a very interesting cartridge for the AR platform. Delivers a lot more performance than the 5.56mm and uses the same size receiver. Works very well in short 16" barrels. More effective on deer-size game with a larger 0.277 bullet.
by Smokey
Sun May 10, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: vetterli carbine at range.
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: vetterli carbine at range.

That may actually be about correct. The lowest sight setting is probably around 300 yards or so. Most older rifles were intended to hit the silhouette of a standing man somewhere out to 300 yards or so at the minimum setting. so would hit high at 100 yards.
by Smokey
Sun May 03, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: Canada has fallen to the gun grabbers
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Re: Canada has fallen to the gun grabbers

BE FOREWARNED, THIS WILL HAPPEN WHEREVER THE LEFTISTS GAIN CONTROL.
by Smokey
Sun May 03, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Swedish M38's
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

Re: Swedish M38's

After some leftist attempted to have a "red flag" confiscation done to me, I sent most of my collection off to auction. Rather have the cash than everything destroyed. A Husky M38 is one of the few I decided to keep. The police visited the friend who I supposedly threatened, who convinced them there...
by Smokey
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: Bulgarian Makarov
Replies: 5
Views: 8149

Re: Bulgarian Makarov

Thanks for the info. Mine has a Bulgarian arsenal marking. Glad to know about this.
by Smokey
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: Va has fallen.
Replies: 13
Views: 8140

Re: Va has fallen.

CT has included black powder (cap and ball) revolvers under it's pistol regulations. The taxes, hatred, harassment, vandalism and overall repression are all why we got out of the northeast altogether. What's been happening in VA, and has happened in the northeast is a warning for all Americans NEVER...
by Smokey
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: Bulgarian Makarov
Replies: 5
Views: 8149

Re: Bulgarian Makarov

It was described as a Bulgarian Makarov in nearly new condition when I got it from Classic Arms many years ago. It truly was slightly used if at all and has turned out to be an excellent shooter. I've grown quite fond of it and used it a few times as a carry pistol. Wife has an East German Makarov w...

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