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
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Stick'em with the pointy end
Replies: 3
Views: 82
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Re: Stick'em with the pointy end

I sometimes walk my property with the bayonet fixed in late August to September because of the spiders. The critters aren't that big, it's the blasted webs! I reach out and use the blade to cut the webs down. As it starts to cool off, the spiders go crazy weaving huge webs across every path and open...
by Smokey
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Whats in your range bag?
Replies: 2
Views: 46
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Re: Whats in your range bag?

Oh well, We were barely married three weeks when my wife shot me in the head! A lead 38 special from her revolver hit something downrange and bounced straight back. Didn't leave a mark (it was my head remember).
by Smokey
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Help! I had a D'oh moment
Replies: 14
Views: 463
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Re: Help! I had a D'oh moment

I use a 1-piece stainless steel cleaning rod with brass ferrule, to keep the rod from dragging on the inside of the barrel at the muzzle. Stainless steel won't imbed grit which will damage the bore. I also just run it a few passes, and let the solvent do the work. I coat the bore, let it sit, then a...
by Smokey
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: 85,000 plus M-1 Rifles are comming home!
Replies: 15
Views: 995
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Re: 85,000 plus M-1 Rifles are comming home!

The Garand is a decent utility rifle. Good for hunting (a bit heavy), target shooting and if the SHTF as well.
by Smokey
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: My U.S. Krag
Replies: 15
Views: 2383
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Re: My U.S. Krag

It might shoot better than you think. Get some moderate 220gr loads and try it out.
by Smokey
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: CMP M1 Garand
Replies: 7
Views: 229
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Re: CMP M1 Garand

It's a little heavy, but the Garand makes a fine utility and SHTF rifle too.
by Smokey
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Arisaka Type 30
Replies: 9
Views: 2552
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Re: Arisaka Type 30

They shot well in a T38 with a 0.272 groove diameter.
by Smokey
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano Test Shoot
Replies: 7
Views: 249
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Re: Carcano Test Shoot

The Carcano has an extremely strong action. Disregard the "naysayers" on that issue.
by Smokey
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: Maryland bans 81 firearms!
Replies: 4
Views: 2440
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Re: Maryland bans 81 firearms!

The primary purpose of gun control is to protect the folks in the government that implement it (from their outraged subjects).
by Smokey
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: My first SMLE, 1945 Lithgow
Replies: 5
Views: 267
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Re: My first SMLE, 1945 Lithgow

Wrap the case head with a narrow strip of masking tape before you fire it for the first time. It'll keep the case centered in the (loose) chamber so it expands evenly all around instead of bulging on one side. I also use a mild load such as UNIQUE and Hornady 100gr XTP bullets loaded to around 1600 ...
by Smokey
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: I bought a lemon its fixed
Replies: 19
Views: 1010
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Re: I bought a lemon

Something to think about. If the barrel is not turned all the way in, (i.e. it's out one full turn) you have that much more of the case head unsupported. That could result in a case rupture which is a very bad thing with full-powered ammo. If the barrel is otherwise good, perhaps it needs to be turn...
by Smokey
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: K31 Bayonet
Replies: 3
Views: 1101
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Re: K31 Bayonet

Those seem to be reasonable prices for K31 bayonets, considering today's market.
by Smokey
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: Model 95 Bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 591
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Re: Model 95 Bolt

If you are a reloader the M95 carbines can be tamed into a decent little woods carbine and fun shooter. When reassembling the bolt (be warned, it's difficult) TOTALLY IGNORE THE DRY IS GOOD IDIOTS. The inside of the bolt needs to be well lubricated with a good quality grease to work smoothly. Most h...
by Smokey
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 16
Views: 5236
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Re: Powder coating

You answered a question I had; this works well with rifles. I use a fair amount of cast in an assortment of long obsolete slobbovian clunks I carry in the woods to good effect. Powder coating looks worth trying.
by Smokey
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: My M95
Replies: 11
Views: 3790
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Re: My M95

I have clips so never tried single loading into the chamber then closing the bolt. There's some risk of the extractor breaking, from making it flex over the rim. Until you get clips I suggest you just lay a round right on the follower, then see if you can close the bolt, allowing the rim to work up ...

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