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 Jul 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: CMP Special Grade
Replies: 2
Views: 169
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Re: CMP Special Grade

Right now it's disassembled. The wood is getting treated with raw linseed oil (this takes weeks) and is already a lot darker. Each metal component will be covered with grease inside out (except where oil is the proper lube) as the rifle get reassembled. Many years ago I worked on a malfunctioning (c...
by Smokey
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 long rifle at 500 and 800 yards*
Replies: 13
Views: 375
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Re: GEW 98 long rifle at 500 and 800 yards*

I believe the WWI 8x57mm S load ran a 150 grain flat base spitzer at around 2900 fps from the Gew 98 with the long barrel. I've probably done that with pretty moderate pressures using WW760 and 150gr softpoints.
by Smokey
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: So far good! This newbie still has his fingers
Replies: 7
Views: 285
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Re: So far good! This newbie still has his fingers

NASTY!! :naughty:
Hope he knows how to clean the black fouling out!!
You might need to mention the necessity for preventing corrosion.
by Smokey
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s
Replies: 6
Views: 1499
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Re: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s

Got a Special, and added a post the in US semiautomatic rifles.
by Smokey
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: CMP Special Grade
Replies: 2
Views: 169
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CMP Special Grade

Just recently obtained one for general utility use (I'm really fond of the Garands). If you actually use a rifle and am not a collector, I highly recommend one. The receivers are inspected, gauged and refinished. Everything else is either new or like-new and refinished. What you get is essentially a...
by Smokey
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: IMR-7383...don't overlook this powder
Replies: 7
Views: 626
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Re: IMR-7383...don't overlook this powder

Rapidrob, I might try your supplier, being a disabled vet.

I've bought a lot of stuff from this guy and been happy with him:
www.surpluspowder.com/gunpowder.html
by Smokey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: California indoor water rules
Replies: 21
Views: 980
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Re: California indoor water rules

Understand that :evil: THE LEFT :evil: see themselves as a special superior, enlightened, elite who must control and rule over "the masses" for their own good. The results of their policies are always disastrous to the extent they are implemented. When I left Massachusetts in 1980, taxes took 2/3 of...
by Smokey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: BULLET COATING
Replies: 6
Views: 445
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Re: BULLET COATING

I've read a few articles and threads on "powder coated" bullets which involve a somewhat tough polymer. Apparently they work pretty well if handled properly. The loads are accurate and prevent leading in the barrel. I haven't seen a need to try it myself, but may purchase some coated bullets someday...
by Smokey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 1379
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

Looking carefully at the picture, that's a deep burn, so some kind of patch/fill will be needed. There's some good suggestions above. I would suggest attempting a repair since it's the original wood. If it's a case of replacing it as an alternative, at least fix it to be usable and somewhat presenta...
by Smokey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Enfield M1917 Rifle
Replies: 9
Views: 978
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Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

While the 1903 Springfield seemed to be favored by the troops; I always thought the M1917 was the better combat rifle. It's much stronger and safer (especially with the low number M1903s), has better sights and a holds 6 rounds in the magazine. If the US army ever would have come up with a simple mo...
by Smokey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Ever see this kind of Type 99 rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 1837
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Re: Ever see this kind of Type 99 rifle

M2 Ball would possibly shoot OK in the rifle with the flat exposed lead base. I also wonder if loads with heavier Nostler Partition bullets might also expand to fill the grooves. http://shop.nosler.com/nosler-bullets/partition-30-caliber-180-grain-bullet-50ct.html Probably the easiest approach is to...
by Smokey
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Militaria, Kits, Belts, Packs, etc
Topic: WW I panographic photo Krags
Replies: 4
Views: 521
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Re: WW I panographic photo Krags

For training of troops in WWI, any serviceable rifle would have been used. M91 Moisin-Nagants were also used. (Those that were not shipped to Russia after the Bolsheviks took over). We still had a fair number of Krags after they were retired from primary issue. Interestingly, the Krag probably would...
by Smokey
Sun May 27, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls
Replies: 6
Views: 959
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Re: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls

Mark, Very interesting that you're shooting a Snider Enfield. Would love to see more about the cases, loads and especially the rifle. A Canadian Major I worked with has one as a family heirloom. Never saw it, but he didn't know what it was until he described it to me.
by Smokey
Thu May 24, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Survival Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 2943
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Re: Survival Situation

In the end, it's hits that count. A tuned Garand (some simple steps) can be very accurate. Replacement gas plugs allow the use of whatever .30-06 ammo you can find, it's plentiful in hunting loads. The weight and gas operation really moderate recoil. In a SHTF situation, prolonged pitched battles fo...
by Smokey
Wed May 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s
Replies: 6
Views: 1499
United States of America

Re: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s

Noticed that the special grade Garands are showing up. I might consider one for a general purpose utility rifle. The days of surplus rifles selling for less than $100 are gone. For what you get, $1K seems reasonable for a rugged, reliable essentially new .30-06 Garand. Similar like-new Garands are a...

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