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 lamontagne0527
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: French 1892 revolver
Replies: 0
Views: 64
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French 1892 revolver

Just bought this revolver at auction and it came with a holster. Is the holster an original issued item or is it some reproduction?

Revolver looks like its in good condition. I'm going to reload for it.
by lamontagne0527
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: French 8mm ordnance
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Canada

Re: French 8mm ordnance

Any chance red dot would be a good powder? Or is that a terrible powder to use?
by lamontagne0527
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: French 8mm ordnance
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Canada

Re: French 8mm ordnance

What's the cartridge overall length when loaded? Hard to find the max lengths and everything like that. I am trimming to 27.2mm from 32-20. Anyone have the usual dimensions to measure in order to load?
by lamontagne0527
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: French 8mm ordnance
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Canada

Re: French 8mm ordnance

What's a good powder charge with hp-38 or trail boss? Somewhere in the 3-3.5 grains on 120gr?
by lamontagne0527
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: French 8mm ordnance
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Canada

French 8mm ordnance

Potentially looking to reload 8mm french ordnance for the 1892 revolver. What was the original bullet weight? I'm reading 120gr but fiocchi is selling theirs with 111gr so the sights would likely be off. Any tips on bullet weights since I'll be casting? Brass will be trimmed 32-20
by lamontagne0527
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm steyr brass
Replies: 6
Views: 1657
Canada

Re: 9mm steyr brass

update on the conversion process, the brass is too thick on the inside diameter when the bullet is seated so it bulges at the mouth. This causes the brass to not chamber and go into battery. I have an adjustable reamer on order from Amazon so when it comes in i will give that a go and see if i can f...
by lamontagne0527
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Canada

Re: metal turned brown cleanup

i use ballistol to clean and oil my firearms which i believe was designed for the german gewehr 98 and other service arms way back in the day. I'll keep using more elbow grease to see what i can continue to clean off. Currently there is nearly 0 pitting at the moment that i can see.
by lamontagne0527
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Canada

Re: metal turned brown cleanup

Weren't the GWE98 receivers often left in the white originally? yeah receivers, bolts, buttplate and a few other pieces were left in the white. Mine unfortunately has i believe tarnish, staining and "patina" from years of neglect i believe, the bolt and receiver match and the bolt is in the white s...
by lamontagne0527
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Canada

Re: metal turned brown cleanup

Yes I know but purists get their knickers in a twist if I call it "old rust" I just can't win! its on an old GEW98 receiver, its not blued but the receiver has the brown "rust" on it, should i use more elbow grease to remove the tarnish or would it be best to leave it as is? It's an Amberg 1905 mau...
by lamontagne0527
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Canada

metal turned brown cleanup

If the bluing has turned brown on my rifle and i want to clean it up, is there a different way than oil and steel wool? Doesnt seem to be touching it and was wondering if there is a better method
by lamontagne0527
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: gew 98 manufacture numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Canada

gew 98 manufacture numbers

Does anyone have a source for manufacture numbers for the Amburg arsenal for the gewehr 98 rifles?
by lamontagne0527
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm steyr brass
Replies: 6
Views: 1657
Canada

Re: 9mm steyr brass

Unfortunately up here in canada does and brass can be a bit harder to come by. I will have to shop around for the dies and see what I can do but the brass at the moment is sitting around 40 for 100 without shipping or taxes. So figure about 60+ for the brass
by lamontagne0527
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm steyr brass
Replies: 6
Views: 1657
Canada

Re: 9mm steyr brass

Starline makes 9mm Steyr brass. Graf's has it for $21 per hundred. I can pretty much guarantee you that it will be cheaper than converting free .223 range pickups unless you place zero value on your labor. This is especially true if you have to buy a reamer. Also, .223 brass has a rim diameter that...
by lamontagne0527
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm steyr brass
Replies: 6
Views: 1657
Canada

9mm steyr brass

would it be smart or possible to convert .223 remington brass casings to 9mm steyr by cutting them down to 23mm's and possibly reaming out the brass to open up the inside diameter?

Is this a bad idea? Should i just purchase the 9mm steyr brass if i can find it?
by lamontagne0527
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 7mm mauser for rolling block
Replies: 13
Views: 3762
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Re: 7mm mauser for rolling block

how roomy are the throats on these guys? Mine headspaces perfectly fine but i can set the bullets out very far in the case and it still seats and the block shuts with no binding on the hammer. Were these built with open chamber throats like that or is that just normal throat wear over the last hund...

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