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
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor
Replies: 6
Views: 6575
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Re: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor

I had a ramrod bayonet Trapdoor. It was actually a pretty good shooter, though much heavier and muzzle-heavy than the others. It went off to Rock Island Auction a year ago after someone tried to call down a "red flag" confiscation on me. Of note the action was much stronger than folks realize. The b...
by Smokey
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: New Finnish M28-76
Replies: 9
Views: 2916
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Re: New Finnish M28-76

I used to have a couple Finnish M27s. They had 0.3095 bores, shot pretty well with heavier 0.308 flat base bullets, usually 180gr or more.
by Smokey
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Counterfeit Parts
Replies: 1
Views: 2249
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Counterfeit Parts

A few weeks ago I decided to buy a set of back-up iron sights for my rifle. I went on Amazon, found a set (supposedly) from MagPul and bought them. They never worked properly, I could not get a proper zero with an acceptable sight picture, and called MagPul to find out what was going on. The technic...
by Smokey
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: Bulgarian Makarov
Replies: 2
Views: 4795
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Re: Bulgarian Makarov

I've handled and shot a like new (if not brand new when purchased) Bulgarian for several years. Very nice and well made. The only real difference between it and an East German Makarov is the EG one is slightly easier to reassemble after cleaning.
by Smokey
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: My Chilean 1895
Replies: 11
Views: 3633
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Re: My Chilean 1895

I used to have one. Very pleasant to shoot and a real tack-driver. It went with nearly all of my collection to Rock Island Auction after someone attempted a to call down a "red flag" confiscation on me. A friend told me the police questioned him about me "threatening" him. He told them it was BS. In...
by Smokey
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: The mythical LHO
Replies: 9
Views: 2965
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Re: The mythical LHO

We have one of the older LHOs on my wife's K31. She has to shoot left handed; and needed a powerful rifle to deal with an assortment of big furry things that will stomp, chomp, claw and gore you. It works great and the end result is just what she needed. Thanks for the solution to what was a somewha...
by Smokey
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: K31 help please
Replies: 17
Views: 2008
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Re: K31 help please

GP11 has a very sharply pointed bullet with the diameter smaller than other bullets along the nose. In a newer K31 the rifling starts fairly close to the chamber to work with the bullet. The ammo you are using is probably hitting the rifling and not allowing you to close the bolt.
by Smokey
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: m 1917 eddystone
Replies: 29
Views: 9628
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Re: m 1917 eddystone

After a "red flag confiscation" was attempted on me, I sent my (large) collection off to Rock Island Auction. Rather have the cash than the damned state just confiscate and destroy them. Among them was a Remington built M1917 that shot better than any Springfield I worked with. We've now moved to a ...
by Smokey
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: New one.
Replies: 7
Views: 6181
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Re: New one, because I can

I'm seriously considering a 6.8mm SPC build of an AR carbine, with collapsible buttstock and 16 inch barrel. Recently moved out of the northeast zone of repression and can now own an AR variant again. It seems the combination will be a practical combination in y new home. While a Garand works well e...
by Smokey
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: m 1917 eddystone
Replies: 29
Views: 9628
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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: 1668
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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: 4
Views: 4279
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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: 29
Views: 9628
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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: 7
Views: 2969
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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: 7
Views: 2969
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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...

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