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
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 38
Views: 493
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Ken, I have a Gras too, and while I have shot it a little, getting brass that fits is a real pain.
by les1234
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 38
Views: 493
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Mark, to take out that bolt-first take out the tang screw behind the trigger guard, then unscrew the bolt in question. Of course, it'll stop coming out when it comes to the end of the threads. I just then carefully pried it out some with a screwdriver, then hold on to it and twist it back and forth ...
by les1234
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 38
Views: 493
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

PS, My Lebel likes to shoot the .329 Steyer bullets sized to .325, but they're a bit short in OAL, and sometimes when working the bolt "smartly", the loaded round will launch right out onto the ground. To avoid having to get a custom mold for it, I'm considering epoxying a spacer in the back of the ...
by les1234
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 38
Views: 493
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Mark, don't worry about taking out that bolt, it only goes through a hole in the trigger group housing. Nothing rotates on it, and no springs, I just took the one out of mine, and it is VERY tight, but it's got a taper just behind the threads to help getting it back in. It might help to use some sor...
by les1234
Sun May 05, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project
Replies: 30
Views: 2081
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Re: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project

In picture #5, it appears to have a crack forming. That's a weak area on these stocks.
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: 671
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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: 1438
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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: 2605
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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: 1179
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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: 1179
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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: 1347
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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: 3541
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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: 2988
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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: 4556
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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: 4281
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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...

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