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
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: A LITTLE OVER CROWDED
Replies: 7
Views: 262
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Re: A LITTLE OVER CROWDED

The Philippine Jeepneys were originally made from "extended" jeeps, then later from imported, used, truck chassis from other Asian countries. The bodies were fabricated locally, and some of the older ones can look really nice. On later ones, they abandoned the "Jeep" styling and they're just rolling...
by les1234
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 45-70 Wow
Replies: 16
Views: 516
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Re: 45-70 Wow

I have a first year Marlin 1895. It has a Microgroove barrel. Recoil with a 500 grain bullet is punishing. The 405 bullet is not too bad on the shoulder. I have one like it, early straight grip, no safety one. It's not bad when shooting standing, don't think prone or bench rest would be fun, though...
by les1234
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: US ARMY USING BB GUNS
Replies: 8
Views: 301
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Re: US ARMY USING BB GUNS

[quote=Ghoulardi post_id=8344 time=1511322050 user_id= my first unit was in Germany as well, O'Brien Bks, schwabach, FRG. I can't recall about weapons qualification. but I do know for a fact that the field exercises we were suppose to go on in 76/77 where canceled, due to lack of fuel. guess carter ...
by les1234
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: US ARMY USING BB GUNS
Replies: 8
Views: 301
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Re: US ARMY USING BB GUNS

I did basic at Ft Leonard Wood in '76, no BB guns were used during my time. Once I got to Germany, we never actually qualified again. all we did was "familiarization", just firing a few magazines without even going to check the targets. I was in an admin unit, as a mechanic. Hopefully, the 11b's and...
by les1234
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Sight Pictures for the M1 Garand
Replies: 11
Views: 4016
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Re: Sight Pictures for the M1 Garand

I am struggling to understand how different sight pictures could have the same results. If the objective is to hit the center of the bullseye, I try (notice I said try) to put the post in the center of the bull. So, that's my picture. If I put the bull on top of the post my shots will be low. I don...
by les1234
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Well that's aligned now! (SMLE & PH-5A)
Replies: 7
Views: 393
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Re: Well that's aligned now! (SMLE & PH-5A)

Looks good. Now my SMLE needs one of those!
by les1234
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 1917 eddystone question
Replies: 7
Views: 428
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Re: 1917 eddystone question

The British markings may mean it was one sent to Britain early in WWII when they were short of weapons. If it still had it's original stock there would probably be a red paint stripe around the forend to indicate it was a 30/06 and not .303 caliber.
by les1234
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Bore Diameter Variations
Replies: 10
Views: 615
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Re: Bore Diameter Variations

Mine needs a .310 bullet when shooting cast, variations in bore sizes is pretty common with them. The Army never used lead bullets in the Krag, the original bullet was a long , heavy, round nose jacketed bullet, I believe 220 gr. But the bullets had an open base, not solid jacketed at the base like ...
by les1234
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Rifle Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 696
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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: 696
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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: 696
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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: 696
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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: 696
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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: 3877
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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: 984
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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.

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