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by RWS
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 21
Views: 8198

Re: My first FN-49!

A bit of good news is that Numrich has used muzzle caps in stock for $13.50 in case you need one.

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/51110

-Bob
by RWS
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My first FN-49!
Replies: 21
Views: 8198

Re: My first FN-49!

To the best of my knowledge, all FN-49's had threaded muzzles but not all had flash suppressors. The ones that didn't simply had a screw-on muzzle cap. This is the case with the Egyptian rifles so a flash suppressor would not be "correct". If it was my rifle I would try to find an original muzzle ca...
by RWS
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Argentine 1891 Calvary Mauser
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

Re: Argentine 1891 Calvary Mauser

It should be 7.65x53 unless someone rechambered or rebarreled it, something fairly unlikely I think.

Mine is pretty inaccurate. Hope yours is better in that regard.

-Bob
by RWS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Winchester M1 Garand
Replies: 2
Views: 1777

Re: Winchester M1 Garand

My choice for a decent shooter would be a new Criterion .30-06 M1 barrel for $260. Not going to be original USGI but likely more accurate. These are the same barrels that the CMP uses on their "Special" rifles. Someone else may know a source for new USGI Winchester barrels but I doubt that they woul...
by RWS
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: 1945 Remington Rand Barrel and magazine question
Replies: 1
Views: 1566

Re: 1945 Remington Rand Barrel and magazine question

Welcome to the forum. Excellent question for your first post, BTW. High Standard made the barrels for Remington Rand, Ithaca, and Union Switch & Signal. Those barrels have "HS" stamped on the right side of the barrel lug so they are very easy to identify. In late 1944 and early 1945 High Standard wa...
by RWS
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Albanian SKS Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 3106

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: 3106

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: 2291

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: 3
Views: 1697

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: 1957

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: 6
Views: 3366

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: 2112

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: 2647

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: 4378

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: 1757

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...

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