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
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Swaging versus Reaming
Replies: 1
Views: 34
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Re: Swaging versus Reaming

My experience is the same as yours. Reaming yields much better results and fewer high primers for me. To be fair, if you use the same brand of brass cases all the time then swaging results can be very consistent but I have U.S. and foreign military cases so adjustments are needed each time I change ...
by RWS
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Gun Broker and Completed Auctions
Replies: 7
Views: 257
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Re: Gun Broker and Completed Auctions

It's not nearly as big as GunBroker but I actually prefer (when buying) to do business with Gunauction.com, formerly Auction Arms. Their site allows you to put a firearm or part into the search window and hit the "SEARCH" key, which will bring up active auctions. Then scroll down on the left side of...
by RWS
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Removing bullet sealer in case neck
Replies: 4
Views: 331
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Re: Removing bullet sealer in case neck

I also used gasoline with good results on some pulled USGI 175 grain .308 bullets with excellent results. It dissolved the sealant quickly, too.

-Bob
by RWS
Thu May 31, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading 30-40 Krag
Replies: 9
Views: 474
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Re: Reloading 30-40 Krag

Just to springboard off Kurt's comments, if reforming FIRED .303 British brass to .30-40 use the least amount of resizing that will allow a round to chamber. In fact, just a tiny bit of rotational bolt drag is probably a good thing. It lets you know that the shoulder area of the case is touching the...
by RWS
Thu May 31, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: My experience with TRAIL BOSS POWDER
Replies: 3
Views: 214
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Re: My experience with TRAIL BOSS POWDER

Good info, Kurt. Trail Boss is an incredibly good powder, in my experience. One clarification though... the bullets you pulled and reused were 147 or 150 grain FMJ boattails, correct? I have a friend that is using a lighter charge of Trail Boss with 180 grain bullets for sub-sonic shooting with a si...
by RWS
Wed May 30, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Starline .455 Webley brass
Replies: 2
Views: 234
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Re: Starline .455 Webley brass

In my limited experience Starline brass is better than Fiocchi from the aspect of being not quite as brittle as Fiocchi. I have experienced a few split case necks with Fiocchi in the past but that might be attributable to a bad lot, I dunno. I also like that Starline brass uses large pistol primers ...
by RWS
Wed May 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Low serial numbers, do they add value?
Replies: 8
Views: 491
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Re: Low serial numbers, do they add value?

Just my opinion but I think the RIA refurb, re-barrelling, and mixed parts detract value more than the low S/N adds, not to mention that Underwood is probably second only to Inland in terms of low desirability among collectors due to sheer numbers produced. It does make 'em cheaper to buy though. If...
by RWS
Wed May 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Winchester Garand
Replies: 7
Views: 377
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Re: Winchester Garand

It obviously makes a difference if you have a history and trust with the seller, but you are correct that you will have to have another M1 that you can actually shoot. Ghoulardi is also correct that the CMP is hands-down the best place to buy a M1 Garand if you don't have a line on a sweetheart deal...
by RWS
Tue May 01, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Enfield No.2 Mk1
Replies: 3
Views: 395
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Re: Enfield No.2 Mk1

You might at least get the firing pin rivet from Numrich (part #30) since they have it in stock for $3.15. My luck would be to find a firing pin but no rivet. Also, my guess is that it may be easier to find a used hammer with a firing pin on it and rob the pin to put on yours, unless by dumb luck th...
by RWS
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: I was wondering if the impecable British issued
Replies: 1
Views: 309
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Re: I was wondering if the impecable British issued

IMA is the only place I know of that has them, and they only have the olive green WW2 version in stock for $10, but they are original (used) and not a repro. Finding an original pre-war Khaki version is next to impossible I think. https://www.ima-usa.com/products/original-british-wwii-webley-pistol-...
by RWS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Powder in 1942 30-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 768
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Re: Powder in 1942 30-06?

I will just add that I did pretty much the same thing that you're thinking about with 500 rounds of some 1943 Winchester .303 British corrosive ammo that Winchester manufactured for the Brits. I will probably never do it again, mainly because the re-priming process was so tedious. Pull the bullet, d...
by RWS
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Powder in 1942 30-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 768
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Re: Powder in 1942 30-06?

Kurt: Back in the 1980's The American Rifleman's C.E. Harris published the .30-06 and 7.62 NATO loads that the military used during WW2, Korea, and VietNam. Yes, the .30-06 powder is IMR-4895, NOT Hogdon's H4895. It is important to note that the WW2 M2 ball loading was matched to optimal port timing...
by RWS
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Has anyone here taken notice of Brownells new AR10?
Replies: 3
Views: 536
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Re: Has anyone here taken notice of Brownells new AR10?

Same here. I missed out on the Portuguese kits because I was too focused on building M1A's.

You can't have everything. I mean, where would you put it?

-Bob
by RWS
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Polish Radom VIS35
Replies: 11
Views: 1548
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Re: Polish Radom VIS35

All the German occupation weapons (called "Fremdengerate") are complicated by the fact that there are few records and the Germans, particularly late in the war, used whatever parts they could get without regard to what 21st century collectors' concerns. Not to mention that we bombed as many weapons ...
by RWS
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Polish Radom VIS35
Replies: 11
Views: 1548
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Re: Polish Radom VIS35

You're talking about the second "P" in P35P, right? That second P (again, according to Berger) was indeed initially stamped on the slide but went away shortly after the first 10,000 units were made. It supposedly stood for "Polen", or "Poland" in English. Also, most if not all of the VIS-35 pistols ...

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