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 Ned Christiansen
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Interesting Gun Failures
Replies: 31
Views: 1453
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Re: Interesting Gun Failures

In the latest Guns & Ammo AR15 special, there is an article by me about one of the easiest and surest ways to blow up your AR15, or anything else chambered in 5.56 for that matter-- chamber and fire a .300 Whisper / Blackout in it. The bullet will often stick in the barrel. When it's a .308 diameter...
by Ned Christiansen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 628
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Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

I'm sure it would be good stuff for X55. I have used the 178 Amax and 175 Sierra SMK for Mexican Match in 7.5 and both work very well. In my limited experience with GP11 ammo the accuracy limiter is the bullet..... at least in my rifle. Pull the bullet and replace with either one mentioned and flyer...
by Ned Christiansen
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: CUSTOM BULLET MOLD
Replies: 15
Views: 1439
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Re: CUSTOM BULLET MOLD

Found a pic:
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by Ned Christiansen
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: CUSTOM BULLET MOLD
Replies: 15
Views: 1439
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Re: CUSTOM BULLET MOLD

Well the "donor" mold was for a round ball that was a little smaller than the bullet Ray wanted, so I had it easy there. And the shape of the new bullet was very simple, ball nosed with a slightly larger diameter at the shank so it looked like the 150-grain .45 ACP wadcutter, but of about .75 calibe...
by Ned Christiansen
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: CUSTOM BULLET MOLD
Replies: 15
Views: 1439
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Re: CUSTOM BULLET MOLD

OLDGUNNER, I've been enjoying your posts. I recently retasked an existing mold for my friend Ray Ordorica, for one of his double rifles. He gave me mold dimensions that would allow of paper patching, which he has done quite a bit of over the years. He wrote about it in The American rifleman in 1978:...
by Ned Christiansen
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: Lets see those Czech pistols
Replies: 14
Views: 8734
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Re: Lets see those Czech pistols

Article about this gun on page 84. Looks like SWAT Magazines is no longer charging for the PDF's.

https://d2culxnxbccemt.cloudfront.net/a ... 11_web.pdf
by Ned Christiansen
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: Lets see those Czech pistols
Replies: 14
Views: 8734
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Re: Lets see those Czech pistols

Can a $300 pistol be worth putting several times that in custom work? I guess that's up to the individual but this individual thought so and so did I..... I really like the CZ 83, especially in 9mm MAK. It's very large for its caliber but that's what some people need. or maybe it's all they have or ...
by Ned Christiansen
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Sterling Sporters
Replies: 5
Views: 1032
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Re: Sterling Sporters

I have a PPS-43 mag coming. Looks like easier to modify and it's a two-position feeder which ought to be better but-- the modified PPSh-41 mag has worked without issue.

The Romanian surplus ammo is pretty dirty and seems more corrosive than most corrosive.
by Ned Christiansen
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Sterling Sporters
Replies: 5
Views: 1032
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Re: Sterling Sporters

So this particular gun is known for not working very well-- mostly due to the fact that the supplied magazines (in the 7.62 version) were STEn mags with the back rib milled out and a plate welded on-- making room for the longer cartridge. My first thought was just rebarrel it to 9mm and use real Ste...
by Ned Christiansen
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: How desirable is 9mm largo?
Replies: 12
Views: 3741
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Re: How desirable is 9mm largo?

I bought, I think, 500 rounds of this in the late 80's, thinking I might use it as cheap practice fodder in my .38 Super IPSC gun, which I did. I had to run them through the seater to push the bullets in maybe 1/32 deeper. I also made a little stab crimp tool to recrimp them after this. Note, pushin...
by Ned Christiansen
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Sterling Sporters
Replies: 5
Views: 1032
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Re: Sterling Sporters

Yep, the top one, and oh how I wanted the bottom one many years ago. As it happens I am about 20' from one at the moment (Costa Mesa though and not mine).

The Sterling I'm fiddling with is in 7.62 Tokarev.
by Ned Christiansen
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Sterling Sporters
Replies: 5
Views: 1032
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Sterling Sporters

Anybody have one of these? Semi-autos made from Sterling L3 submachinegun kits, by Wise-Lite Arms? I've been working with one a little and it is kinda interesting and different as PCC's (Pistol Caliber Carbines) go. Far from great, not bloody awful, just different and I think, not terribly common.
by Ned Christiansen
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: The Enfield Rat Rifle
Replies: 16
Views: 8368
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Re: The Enfield Rat Rifle

I might revisit it sometime this fall with an eye toward doing that. Looking at how the Enfield stock is it surprises me they don't have a reputation for being on the weak side.... but I'll try and see what can be done. The barrel itself, I would think, should be a good one, it came from Sabre Defen...
by Ned Christiansen
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: The Enfield Rat Rifle
Replies: 16
Views: 8368
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Re: The Enfield Rat Rifle

One of those things that I started in a fit of enthusiasm and like 20 hours into it I realized it would take another 20, I didn't have either of those 20-hour stretches to spare but after the first 20 I knew the first 20 would have been a waste if I didn't waste another 20 on it.... :-) More to go s...
by Ned Christiansen
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: The Enfield Rat Rifle
Replies: 16
Views: 8368
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Re: The Enfield Rat Rifle

With 30-round mag. They need to be modified and it is oh so much easier on plastic. Show with and without the brake. Barrel has a pinned and welded flash hider threaded to take an AK74 brake bore to .30. Not that you need it. http://i.imgur.com/zXr9Mds.jpg http://i.imgur.com/PzTSpBZ.jpg http://i.img...

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