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
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Albanian SKS Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 403
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Re: Albanian SKS Identification

ArkSlim:

I didn't move your post; I just altered the title to be a bit clearer as to what you were asking about. No apologies needed on your part. You'll get the hang of it after you've been here a while.

-Bob
by RWS
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Albanian SKS Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 403
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Re: Albanian SKS Identification

I changed the topic title. Good call, Ammolab.

-Bob
by RWS
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: storing ammo
Replies: 9
Views: 491
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Re: storing ammo

Condensation may render the ammo unusable and kill primers but it's heat (over 80 degrees F) that breaks down the nitrocellulose in the powder and can make the ammo dangerous to shoot. The hotter the temperature, the faster the powder will break down. 50-70 degrees storage is ideal but always choose...
by RWS
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Isreal 7.62
Replies: 2
Views: 505
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Re: Isreal 7.62

NOS Israeli 7.62 barrels like these were on the market about 30 years ago. I bought one. The only visible difference I see between the one I bought and these from APEX is that mine came blued. After receiving mine I discovered that they were made for short action 98's. While you can mount a short ac...
by RWS
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My new to me Ruger P89
Replies: 7
Views: 416
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Re: My new to me Ruger P89

Clunky, accurate, reliable, & nice triggers. The P-89 and earlier P-85 are tough, very well-made, and represent the best value in a $200 pistol. My opinion only, YMMV.

Also, Mec-Gar makes 17-round mags for them that fit flush with the bottom of the grip.

-Bob
by RWS
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: what is best
Replies: 5
Views: 644
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Re: what is best

At one time I had a Chinese Norinco, a Yugoslav, and a Russian Tula. All were equally reliable but the Russian SKS was far and away the most accurate. I'd go with a Russian if I wanted another SKS. Just my 2 cents worth...

-Bob
by RWS
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Anyone have a steyr hahn pistol?
Replies: 3
Views: 493
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Re: Anyone have a steyr hahn pistol?

Oh, these are really great pistols. I love 'em. I have a Chilean contract gun that is actually a M1911. Most contract S-H pistols are M1912's. Randy Rick has what is probably the most comprehensive internet information on these pistols. http://randyrick.us/AustrianFirearms/pm1912.htm 9mm Largo will ...
by RWS
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 931
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Re: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences

Some Czech 7.62x54 ammo is silver-tipped. I bought a couple of spam cans of this Czech ammo back in the '90's and it is the most accurate 7.62x54 ammo I have shot in my Finn M39's. Don't know if this is what you have or not but it kinda sounds like it might be Czech.

-Bob
by RWS
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: US Rifles
Topic: Garand ammo anyone used this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1077
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Re: Garand ammo anyone used this?

I have not tried this Federal ammo but all that is necessary for M1 use is to use a powder that has the right pressure curve to avoid overgassing or undergassing in order to function the action but not damage the op rod. The U.S. military used IMR 4895 in M2 ball cartridges. I would trust Federal on...
by RWS
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 311 surplus bullets
Replies: 3
Views: 567
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Re: 311 surplus bullets

Sorta. I still occasionally see pulled 150 grain 7.62x54 bullets for sale cheap. Downside is that they are .3105" in diameter, half a thousandth smaller than ideal but work well enough in .311" bores, at least in my experience. A guy at a gun show a couple of months back had them for 10 cents apiece...
by RWS
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Old site reborn
Replies: 2
Views: 2539
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Re: Old site reborn

I'm glad to hear it's back. I've missed that site because it has really good, detailed info. Thanks for posting the link.

-Bob
by RWS
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm Largo load????
Replies: 8
Views: 909
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Re: 9mm Largo load????

A maximum standard pressure 9mm Parabellum load provides a very good 9mm Largo load. The Largo pressures will be slightly lower than the 9mm Para loads because of the increased Largo case capacity. That said, I use a load comprised of 5.0 grains of WW231 behind a 115 grain FMJ bullet in my Astra 400...
by RWS
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: German MEN 303
Replies: 7
Views: 2701
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Re: German MEN 303

SG Ammo has some 1980's surplus MEN. $300 for a 600-round case. MEN is the best .303 ammo I've ever used. Berdan primed though, so reloading for most of us is out.

https://www.sgammo.com/product/303-brit ... 0s-vintage

-Bob
by RWS
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Enfield No.2 Mk1*
Replies: 11
Views: 4006
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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: 2585
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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...

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