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by slowbob2
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano bayonet channel
Replies: 12
Views: 238
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Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Only bubba uses wood putty . It was also popular to fill in side sling cutouts with wood putty .
by slowbob2
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 189
Views: 18641
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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

Are you still out there and ok ? You have been gone for four days .
by slowbob2
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service
Replies: 4
Views: 855
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Re: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service

That would depend on the peep sights aperture size , and the target . Also it would depend a lot on the shooters eyes . The very small hole on the M-1903 makes a good target sight , but become very hard to use in low light or moving targets . The larger hole on the M-1917 is a draw back on small tar...
by slowbob2
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Share you facts on the Type I rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 557
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Re: Share you facts on the Type I rifle

The reason is that like most everybody else , the Italians made the groove smaller later in production . Most M-41's will measure around .266 ish . A .264 flat base bullet will work fine in those . The M-41 starts to eliminate some of the major Carcano barrel problems from the earlier rifles , very ...
by slowbob2
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Share you facts on the Type I rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 557
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Re: Share you facts on the Type I rifle

Guadalcanal was the first time the US captured a large grouping of the current Japanese weapons and they did a big study . Tarawa was so small they should not have missed anything there over the years . Yes there were naval troops at both places but they had regular T-38's . I have done temporary si...
by slowbob2
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Share you facts on the Type I rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 557
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Re: Share you facts on the Type I rifle

A quick correction : A larger bore but tighter groove .
by slowbob2
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Share you facts on the Type I rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 557
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Re: Share you facts on the Type I rifle

The Type I is a much more accurate rifle than the standard 6.5mm Carcano for several reasons . The sights are not a major factor . The Type-I has a different barrel, a tighter bore and groove , does not have gain twist . That lets it respond much better to a good handload than a Carcano . The Carcan...
by slowbob2
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Share you facts on the Type I rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 557
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Re: Share you facts on the Type I rifle

There were no Type-I's at Guadalcanal . The US did a major collection and evaluation of Japanese weapons there and they are not ever mentioned . None have ever turned up at Tarawa and it was cleaned up and used a base for years .
by slowbob2
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question
Replies: 21
Views: 793
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Re: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question

I would like to know more about your .268 military bullets . I can not think what they would be . With the round nose bullets I have , Dutch = .263 , Japanese = .2625 , Swedish - .262 .
by slowbob2
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question
Replies: 21
Views: 793
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Re: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question

What .268 original bullets do you have ? The best shooting bullets in all my Type I's are regular .264 140's .
by slowbob2
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question
Replies: 21
Views: 793
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Re: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question

Since the Japanese used three different bore size and twist rates combinations , which one is "standard " ? Since the Japanese did use Medford type rifling and the Italians did not , How are they "standard Japanese " ? Each of the three different Japanese bore types shoot really different for me . T...
by slowbob2
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question
Replies: 21
Views: 793
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Re: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question

Also none of mine have Medford type rifling . Maybe your bore is that large and shiny with weak rifling because someone polished it out . A friend just received a 1903 he bought with a ' bright bore ' . It was polished enough to have " Medford " rifling .
by slowbob2
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question
Replies: 21
Views: 793
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Re: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question

On the four of mine . Groove .265 to .266 . The chambers are very tight , so much so that a case fired in most T-38's will not resize enough to chamber freely in the Type I . I always use new brass and keep it for TI . All mine are very accurate .
by slowbob2
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Slugging a bore, how I did mine.
Replies: 6
Views: 8206
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Re: Slugging a bore, how I did mine.

A lot of bad info on how to slug a bore . It would explain why I have found about 90% of the people I have dealt with in over 30 years of working on military rifles can not slug a bore accurately . The main problems they have are : fouled bore , measuring tool not zeroed or do not know how to use th...
by slowbob2
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Unissued, matching late 7th series Type 99 in last ditch configuration
Replies: 11
Views: 1800
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Re: Unissued, matching late 7th series Type 99 in last ditch configuration

As he stated in his post , only the last 5000 ish of series 7 had the fixed rear sight . Yours would be in the first 5000 ish .

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