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 les1234
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: A great bullet for the Martini Cadet.
Replies: 8
Views: 243
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Re: A great bullet for the Martini Cadet.

Doesn't a .32 special use a straight sided bullet, rather than a heel base?
by les1234
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?
Replies: 18
Views: 530
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Re: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?

Buying a "dog" Beaumont for it's stock might be easier said than done. Many have cracks around the magazine cutout area, converting them to a repeater left the stock weak in that spot.
by les1234
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: French 1892 revolver
Replies: 10
Views: 630
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Re: French 1892 revolver

Accurate molds makes 2 different molds, and I believe NOE also has one. But no, there's no $20 Lee mold for them.
by les1234
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: French 8mm ordnance
Replies: 8
Views: 799
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Re: French 8mm ordnance

I've never used HP38 or Titegroup in it. I just checked on the last box I loaded, it was 2.6 gr Bullseye. My bullet is 110 gr. I started with loads for the .32 S&W, and worked up a little. I figured that's safe, since both the case capacity and bore diameter is larger than the S&W cartridge, which w...
by les1234
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: French 8mm ordnance
Replies: 8
Views: 799
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Re: French 8mm ordnance

Accurate Molds has 2 designs, one 110 gr, and one 120, I think. I have the 110, and a friend has the 120. Both seem to work equally well.
by les1234
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Questions about my dad's .30-40 Krag
Replies: 4
Views: 1085
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Re: Questions about my dad's .30-40 Krag

Original Krags, as manufactured, didn't have the front sight mounted on a barrel band. The front sight was dovetail mounted directly to the barrel, and the job was done so well it's difficult to see any line, it actually looks like it was machined from one piece of metal. Using an '03 Springfield fr...
by les1234
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: where did you spend 4th of July 1976?
Replies: 21
Views: 2992
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Re: where did you spend 4th of July 1976?

Basic Training, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
by les1234
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 2610
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Re: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts

RapidRob, you mentioned no luck with your Carcano rifles, have you tried any M-41 Carcano? It should be possible to find a good one of these, since a lot of them were made very late in the war, and didn't see nearly as much use as the older '91s.
by les1234
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 16
Views: 3869
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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

That Graf sale disappointed me, too. But I did get some Goex 1F, O.Eynsford 1.5F, and some Graf brand skirmish to experiment for plinking loads.
by les1234
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 91/38 accuracy issue
Replies: 16
Views: 3636
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Re: 91/38 accuracy issue

How are you aligning the sights? The Italian system was to "bury" the front blade in the very bottom of the V-Notch. Not "all level across the top" like US shooters are used to doing. If you hold the top of the blade even with the top of the rear sight leaf, you will shoot over the top of the target...
by les1234
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Need a 45 Long Colt rifle load
Replies: 6
Views: 2310
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Re: Need a 45 Long Colt rifle load

Your load may depend on the type of Henry rifle you have. Are you talking about the modern "Henry" that looks like a brass framed Marlin, or the reproduction of the 1860 Henry? For the reproduction "toggle link" rifle, you should stay away from any "Model 92 only" loads, it's not built for that, the...
by les1234
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Survival Situation
Replies: 22
Views: 7581
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Re: Survival Situation

It's a great rifle, but....heavy, ammo is heavy, and it's dependent on a ready supply of clips. In the military, that wasn't a problem, they just supplied ammo on clips from the factory.
by les1234
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: WHEEL WEIGHTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2817
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Re: WHEEL WEIGHTS

I used to have a pretty good supply of wheel weights, but it's running low now. The last time I went around some of the tire shops, some had a deal with scrappers already who buy all of them. Others keep re-using them until they won't re-use any more. One gave me a small box full, maybe 20-25 lb, an...
by les1234
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Portuguese Kropatschek
Replies: 7
Views: 7911
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Re: Portuguese Kropatschek

Greenmachine, that sounds kind of steep to me, but I haven't priced them lately. Check on Gunbroker and see what they're going for there. For what to look for, I guess just be sure all the parts are there, also be sure the spring on the cartridge lifter is good, the one I bought was broke. When you ...
by les1234
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Cast Bullets in 6.5 Arisaka???
Replies: 7
Views: 3487
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Re: Cast Bullets in 6.5 Arisaka???

The only cast bullet I have for 6.5 is the Lee/Mid South 160gr "cruise missile". With it's large flat nose, it won't feed from the magazine in my Arisaka. Actually, it will feed from one side, but not the other, I think the left side jams. I'm thinking something more like a round nose, or "semi poin...

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