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by boltactionbill
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Chinese T53 Stock Engraving - UPDATE!
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Chinese T53 Stock Engraving

It looks like F. Kuria the best I can make out.
by boltactionbill
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: I recently picked up a Ishapore 2A 1964
Replies: 9
Views: 4302

Re: I recently picked up a Ishapore 2A 1964

I have a 67 and mine has wedges to repair a crack in the hand guard. Adds character along with the rack number. I use an exclusive diet of NATO surplus and have no problems. Currently using '13 Lake City rounds but also used Austrian, West German and Australian. It's a MOA shooter and that's with su...
by boltactionbill
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Purchased a Full Can Of LC M72 Match Ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 4972

Re: Purchased a Full Can Of LC M72 Match Ammo

Well I bought the ammo. Clean and dry as promised. No evidence of moisture anywhere. Perfect boxes clean brass even no rust on the ammo can. Can't wait to get to the range!
by boltactionbill
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1917 warped stock, etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 7733

Re: M1917 warped stock, etc.

The warped stock will definitely have an affect on accuracy. From what I have read and put into practical use is there should be no contact to the barrel except at the muzzle. The barrel should be free floated forward of the chamber all the way to the front barrel band. The only contact should be di...
by boltactionbill
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Purchased a Full Can Of LC M72 Match Ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 4972

Re: Value Of Full Can Of LC M72 Match Ammo?

Now I'm looking forward to Monday even more, thanks for that!
by boltactionbill
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Purchased a Full Can Of LC M72 Match Ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 4972

Re: Value Of Full Can Of LC M72 Match Ammo?

It works out to 87.5 cents a round or $17.50 per box of 20. Pretty good price considering a box of Remington is $29.95 around here. Seller says it was his brother-in-laws and sat in a bedroom closet since 1969. Supposed to be cleaner than clean. I'll see when I see it Monday. Will update with pictur...
by boltactionbill
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Purchased a Full Can Of LC M72 Match Ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 4972

Purchased a Full Can Of LC M72 Match Ammo

Hello all, it's been a long time since I've been here. I have the opportunity to purchase a full can of Lake City 1968 dated M72 Match ammo. The asking price is $350 is that a good deal? It seems to be very well kept with no signs of moisture anywhere. Also is this keeper collector ammo or shooting ...
by boltactionbill
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?
Replies: 46
Views: 29853

Re: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?

Can we create an index based off the market price of a Mosin-Nagant, inflation, and the price dealers are asking for said Mosin at the gun show? ie, this gun show was awful, it was a 2.3 on the M91 index. How about this one, last show I was at a seller had a prominently displayed 91 sniper. His sig...
by boltactionbill
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: 1886 Steyr, "The Kropatschek"
Replies: 12
Views: 7036

Re: 1886 Steyr, "The Kropatschek"

It's been many decades since I had my Kropatschek apart but if I remember correctly that follower spring is made of aluminum. Perhaps the very first use of the new at the time material in a firearm. Perhaps also why they are so prone to breakage. Mine is the rare short rifle. Sized in between the ca...
by boltactionbill
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: m 1917 eddystone
Replies: 29
Views: 13440

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Was at the range this weekend with my future son in law. I had my Winchester M1917 and he had his 1903. The '17 outshot the '03 with both of us behind each trigger. I have to admit that the '03 kicked like a mule compared to the '17 using my reloads in both. That extra barrel and weight really does ...
by boltactionbill
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Model 1917 Bullet weight
Replies: 5
Views: 3831

Re: Model 1917 Bullet weight

My Winchester M1917 has always shot moa with my standard M2 150gr recreation. However lately it is loving the Hornady 165gr spitzer loaded to M2 velocity! I try and always load a flat base bullet for this rifle regardless of the weight, this rifle just seems to like them better.
by boltactionbill
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 39
Views: 21257

Re: Lee-Enfield System

Would this rifle be using the older black powder rounds or the newer cordite ammo?
by boltactionbill
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot
Replies: 15
Views: 6397

Re: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot

I remember the old S&B brass was more like foil in thickness. Definitely single use and toss. They made Remington and Winchester brass seem high quality. If that has improved good. Maybe I'll try some once the PPU and Hornady brass I'm using now wears out in a few years.
by boltactionbill
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot
Replies: 15
Views: 6397

Re: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot

I'll jump in as third in line for the PPU brass. Excellent initial quality and holds up very well even with somewhat hotter loads. I can't even remember the last time I used factory loaded 303's!
by boltactionbill
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Ishapore mag capacity
Replies: 12
Views: 5441

Re: Ishapore mag capacity

My 1967 Ishapore 2a1 has the factory numbered magazine and it only holds 10 rounds. Maybe different Indian manufacturers made different capacity magazines.

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