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
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Rifle Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 321
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Re: Rifle Quiz

Found the Greenland article, wasn't in the Rifleman:
https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/201 ... greenland/

Interesting read, although there's some technical mistakes about the history of the rifles.
by les1234
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Rifle Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 321
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Re: Rifle Quiz

Riflr #1 Also a Bannerman Special? An '03 action, modified P-17 bolt, Krag sight welded to an '03 sight base. Article lists the barrel as "unknown origin"

http://m1903.com/odd1903/

Scroll down about 1/3 page
by les1234
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Rifle Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 321
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Re: Rifle Quiz

Rifle #2-Bannerman "37 special" 1917 action, 1903 barrel, Buffington rear sight from a Trapdoor Springfield. ??
https://www.americanrifleman.org/articl ... s-special/
by les1234
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Rifle Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 321
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Re: Rifle Quiz

I think the Greenland Enfield was written up in an American Rifleman story. They were supplied to Greenland during WWII, after the war they were used by some sort of scouting or patrols in arctic conditions. Similar to the patrols in northern Canada that still uses(or at least until recently) Lee-En...
by les1234
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Rifle Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 321
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Re: Rifle Quiz

Ok, I'll try(before I read the earlier replies) #1 Just guessing- I read recently about some P-17 rifles modified for patrol use in an artic country. Was it Greenland? 2 Maybe a Bannerman rifle, combining a springfield barrel and P-17 action and stock. 3 Standard M-1917 Us 4 P-14 Edit: Went back and...
by les1234
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Portuguese Kropatschek
Replies: 3
Views: 3646
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Re: Portuguese Kropatschek

Nice rifle. Do you know of a parts source for these? I picked up one of these a few months back with a bayonet. Only thing wrong with it is the rear site spring is broken. I can't find one anywhere. I have bought parts for mine on E-bay. But it may take a while, I needed the spring under the cartri...
by les1234
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Help! I had a D'oh moment
Replies: 14
Views: 446
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Re: Help! I had a D'oh moment

I don't know how strong your chain is. I had a bore snake get stuck so tight once, I had to tie the string end to a stationary object and yank the rifle with both hands to get it through.
by les1234
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Unspeakable Caliber
Replies: 10
Views: 2738
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Re: Unspeakable Caliber

Unfortunately, My Vetterli has been sporterized long ago-Barrel shortened about 3-4", original sight re-mounted, and stock shortened, but it looks good as is, so I'll probably leave it as is. Whoever did it had a good eye for proportion, the wood looks right for the new barrel length. Didn't have ti...
by les1234
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Unspeakable Caliber
Replies: 10
Views: 2738
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Re: Unspeakable Caliber

Horsefriend wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:52 am
I still have not crossed into the shadows, but I will if a reasonable example tempts me.
SWIHARTMARK, if 7.35 is unspeakable, what about 10.4 ? :)
Shhhh.... don't mention the 10.4...or that I'm going to be working up something for mine a little later today..... :shhh:
by les1234
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: MAS 36 reloading
Replies: 3
Views: 209
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Re: MAS 36 reloading

If the OP isn't interested in that brass, I would be!
by les1234
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 8mm Lebel Pistol Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 6037
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Re: 8mm Lebel Pistol Ammo

I just marked the approximate length with a sharpie, held them with my fingers and cut with a dremel, but you have to cut quick before the case gets hot to touch. Then expand what's left of the neck, and trim on a Forster trimmer.
by les1234
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Minimum Loads Safe ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3340
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Re: Minimum Loads Safe ?

Kurt: you may have a problem with excessive firing pin protrusion, or a rough tip on the firing pin. As to case lengths, once the shellholder contacts the die, that's as short as it gets. Turning the die in farther will just stop the ram sooner, but not make the case any shorter.
by les1234
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Gras
Replies: 2
Views: 2429
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Re: French Gras

Nice Gras! I'm waiting for the same run of dies to come through for mine. My Gras is made up of two rifles, I bought one years ago that had a really bad, near un-repairable stock, and missing front sight and bayonet bar, and then last year I ran across a parts gun, and bought it- had a nice stock an...
by les1234
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: BP revolver help
Replies: 7
Views: 2924
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Re: BP revolver help

The screw doesn't need to be removed on these, it's there to keep the wedge from falling completely out(at least that's how it's supposed to work) You may need to whack the wedge with a brass or plastic mallet to get it apart, but it should not be that tight when re-assembled properly. No need to re...
by les1234
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Armi San Marco Colt 1851 Navy
Replies: 1
Views: 2860
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Re: Armi San Marco Colt 1851 Navy

The load you mentioned should be fine. You can't put enough real black powder in it to "blow it up", however, the brass frame isn't as strong as the steel ones, and can wear prematurely from constant heavy loads. I use the same measure for both my 1860 .44 and my 1851.36, about 22grains, but it's a ...

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