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 Jan 13, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Mosin CAD Drawing
Replies: 2
Views: 133
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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: 283
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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...
by Smokey
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: 59/66 sks
Replies: 5
Views: 729
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Re: 59/66 sks

They are also very good shooters (accurate). Congratulations on one of the better SKS variations.
by Smokey
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: B.O.H.I.C.A. Here we go, off to the races again!:
Replies: 6
Views: 1629
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Re: B.O.H.I.C.A. Here we go, off to the races again!:

Gun control is intended to protect those who ban the equipment to begin with. It's been proven to make crime worse.
by Smokey
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service
Replies: 4
Views: 833
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M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service

Not so well known, the US Army used M91s built for Russia (and not delivered) a fair amount in WWI:
https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/a-mo ... e-us-army/
So those were even an issued rifle for US troops.
by Smokey
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Rifles in German hands
Replies: 15
Views: 1979
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Re: French Rifles in German hands

The M1886 Lebel is one of the most unjustifiably "panned" surplus rifles around. I used one for a year as a utility rifle and became quite fond of it. It's no slower to operate than most of the other rifles with a straight bolt handle forward of the rear receiver ring. In the engagements I read abou...
by Smokey
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 188
Views: 18403
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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

What condition you're in (you're health) and how you live (diet and exercise) make the most difference. That leaves out traffic accidents and the like.
by Smokey
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Stopping Power - Good Overview Video
Replies: 6
Views: 490
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Re: Stopping Power - Good Overview Video

Supposedly the .38 Webley revolvers were good manstoppers. They used the 38 S&W with a 200gr bullet, at around 600 fps.
by Smokey
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 584
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Re: metal turned brown cleanup

If the metal isn't too badly pitted, a cleanup will stop the corrosion and restore the finish somewhat. The "collectors" will scream bloody murder but ignore them. There's something to be said for preserving the rifle for many years to come. Rust doesn't stop; it has to be removed. Be sure to coat a...
by Smokey
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 188
Views: 18403
United States of America

Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

In reality, 99.99% of shooters can't use the kind of accuracy a benchrest rifle provides. Once someone gets away from the bench and supports the rifle himself, a 4 inch group is really good. Maybe a little better from prone or sitting with a sling. Standing, a lot of folks can't even stay on the pap...
by Smokey
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 584
United States of America

Re: metal turned brown cleanup

Weren't the GWE98 receivers often left in the white originally?
by Smokey
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: How's Deer season gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1641
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Re: How's Deer season gone?

A friend set up on my property, lots of tracks, captured a nice 8-point buck in his camera, never saw one in person.
:cry:
by Smokey
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Model Berthier 1907-15/34 find
Replies: 45
Views: 3839
United States of America

Re: French Model Berthier 1907-15/34 find

Appears you need to somehow thin the rim by widening up the extractor groove backwards. That would be a careful filing job, but that might do the job.
by Smokey
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: M-59/66A1 SKS...
Replies: 12
Views: 3155
United States of America

Re: M-59/66A1 SKS...

Used one for a year as a utility rifle. An accurate rifle and, yes, it is fun to shoot.
by Smokey
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: My SMLE No1 MkIII* veteran of two world wars
Replies: 14
Views: 1568
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Re: My SMLE No1 MkIII* veteran of two world wars

They were likely the best combat rifle in WWI, and some still considered it and the No4 Mk1 better than the Garand in WWII and even in Korea. The collector types would say to do nothing with it. I usually at least take a rifle apart, clean it, remove rust, then grease all the parts as I reassemble i...

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