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 RWS
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Enfield No.2 Mk1*
Replies: 7
Views: 414
United States of America

Re: Enfield No.2 Mk1*

Definitely aftermarket or homemade. Correct grips for a No. 2 Mk I* would be Bakelite composition with a stock disk.

-Bob
by RWS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: What pistol to get?
Replies: 13
Views: 1261
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Re: What pistol to get?

If it was manufactured during WW1 it is probably a model of 1905 3rd change as opposed to the 4th change that is far more common. Nothing wrong with the 3rd change models but they do have some differences from the 4th change revolvers. If original to the gun, those diamond grips are very hard to fin...
by RWS
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: "Mexican Match" .45 ACP?
Replies: 14
Views: 2780
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Re: "Mexican Match" .45 ACP?

There is no problem whatsoever with using 225 grain cast FP bullets with the same powder charge as factory 230 grain ammo so long as there is no feeding issue (in semi-autos). I've reloaded cast lead 230 grain bullets in .45 acp cases for over 50 years this way. Pressures will be lower and velocitie...
by RWS
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: What is your trigger pull weight on your Webley MK VI?
Replies: 10
Views: 4046
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Re: What is your trigger pull weight on your Webley MK VI?

The problem of the existence of two totally different Webley Mk IV's raises its ugly head. Webley always used the No. 1 or No. 2 designations with the No. 1 revolver being a larger .455 framed revolver and the No. 2 revolver being a smaller .38 caliber variant. It also makes a huge difference as to ...
by RWS
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Finally joined the .45 ACP club.
Replies: 12
Views: 1144
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Re: Finally joined the .45 ACP club.

I tested: Federal HST, Hydra-Shok, and Guard Dog Remington Golden Saber Winchester Ranger MagTech Jacketed Hollow Point PMC Starfire Fiocchi Jacketed Hollow Point Speer Gold Dot Most, but not all, were 230 grain loads I did not use any +P ammo in my testing but it would be a better self-defense choi...
by RWS
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Finally joined the .45 ACP club.
Replies: 12
Views: 1144
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Re: Finally joined the .45 ACP club.

Great price if you ask me, and likely to be a great shooter. I really enjoy shooting .45's. The only real issue with them (as far as I'm concerned) is that .45 hollow point ammo just doesn't expand a lot in any gun with a barrel length less than 5 inches. I did a lot of hollow point ammo testing sev...
by RWS
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: '95 Nagant revolver with .32 ACP cylinder range report
Replies: 7
Views: 1575
United States of America

Re: '95 Nagant revolver with .32 ACP cylinder range report

I see the different rim thicknesses on .32 acp vs .32 H&R mag as being a potential issue. Rim thickness for .32 acp is .045". All 4 of the .32 rimmed family have a rim thickness of .055", or .010" difference, The question would be whether or not the hammer could be brought to full cock with thicker ...
by RWS
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Sporterized 1903 Found Locally. Help Me Decide...
Replies: 26
Views: 2333
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Re: Sporterized 1903 Found Locally. Help Me Decide...

From a restoration standpoint there is just not enough originality present to justify trying to return it to USGI configuration. Keep looking.

-Bob
by RWS
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Something I dug up
Replies: 9
Views: 3516
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Re: Something I dug up

If the cylinder is unfluted it could well be a Colt Pocket Model of 1849. They were available with 3, 4, 5, & 6 inch barrels and 5-shot cylinders in either .31 or .36 calibers.

-Bob
by RWS
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??
Replies: 26
Views: 3094
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Re: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??

In Tennessee I see people hawking them at gun shows and asking $800-$1,200. This with no mummy wrapping. Don't know what people are actually paying for them though.

I bought my No. 4 Mk II over 25 years ago and it is by far the most accurate Lee Enfield I've ever owned.

-Bob
by RWS
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: My ammo for the 380 looks the same as the 9x18 !
Replies: 7
Views: 988
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Re: My ammo for the 380 looks the same as the 9x18 !

Looks can be deceiving. The 9mm Steyr pistol round utilizes a 23mm case length and is obviously larger/longer than the 19mm case length as used in 9mm Luger/Parabellum rounds but the latter is the (slightly) more powerful of the two. Other similar comparisons exist as well. As it turns out, Hornady ...
by RWS
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: .308 49/56 again
Replies: 5
Views: 1464
United States of America

Re: .308 49/56 again

Agreed. It costs no more to reload for 7.5 French than 7.62x51 and while with enough time and effort the Century Arms conversions can be made to work, the 7.5 round is very good in its own right with no rifle modifications required.

-Bob
by RWS
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: P38 under French control.
Replies: 19
Views: 4356
United States of America

Re: P38 under French control.

Good call on checking the rear sight for parts damage.
by RWS
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: P38 under French control.
Replies: 19
Views: 4356
United States of America

Re: P38 under French control.

No, definitely not supposed to fire when using the hammer drop safety. Be very cautious and make sure that anyone shooting the gun is aware of the issue. It's possible that the original firing pins were swapped out with P1 firing pins. I'm not asserting that this is the problem; just noting that the...
by RWS
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: M1A/M14
Topic: Best m1a mags to buy
Replies: 19
Views: 2629
United States of America

Re: Best m1a mags to buy

Are yours new, 1960's dated, in the original packaging as opposed to a re-pack with a later date? If so then, yeah, you can probably get $100 apiece for those. And, if they really are new, it's my opinion that you would be remiss NOT to keep them in your safe, considering how little space they will ...

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