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
Wed May 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Low serial numbers, do they add value?
Replies: 8
Views: 230
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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: 217
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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: 273
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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: 217
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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: 578
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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: 578
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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: 416
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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: 1052
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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: 1052
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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 ...
by RWS
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Has anyone here taken notice of Brownells new AR10?
Replies: 3
Views: 416
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Re: Has anyone here taken notice of Brownells new AR10?

Lots of discussion on internet forums. They're making two versions. The "Dutch" version has a heavy barrel with an open flash suppressor and brown furniture; the "Portuguese" model has a lightweight barrel (1 lb. lighter) with a closed flash suppressor and black furniture. $1,700 or $1,600, respecti...
by RWS
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Polish Radom VIS35
Replies: 11
Views: 1052
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Re: Polish Radom VIS35

Well, the frame is definitely a Type I. What we don't know is whether the slide and barrel are original to the gun. Early VIS-35's, up to the first E-Block (according to Berger's book) used a mixture of new production and left over pre-war Polish parts so your slide could be absolutely correct or it...
by RWS
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Goobermint model sporter finally finished (yeah, right)
Replies: 4
Views: 428
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Re: Goobermint model sporter finally finished (yeah, right)

Goobermint Model is good, accurate phrasing IMHO, Tommy. How does it shoot? Any "wandering zero" issues?

-Bob
by RWS
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Polish Radom VIS35
Replies: 11
Views: 1052
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Re: Polish Radom VIS35

Not an easy question to answer without photos. The short answer is that there were pre-war "Polish Eagles". Also Nazi occupation Type I, Type II, and Type III VIS-35 pistols with earlier Type III's being made at Radom in Poland and late-war Type III's being made at Steyr in Austria. There are two "C...
by RWS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading Problem with Latvian 7.62 NATO Cases
Replies: 13
Views: 751
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Re: Reloading Problem with Latvian 7.62 NATO Cases

Absolutely. The resizing die is firmly touching the shellholder and you can feel the breakover point when you operate the handle. Screwing the die in any further would just put excessive load on the press and it's exactly the same setup on my RockChucker press that produces perfect reloads with comm...
by RWS
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading Problem with Latvian 7.62 NATO Cases
Replies: 13
Views: 751
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Re: Reloading Problem with Latvian 7.62 NATO Cases

It possibly would help but it's not worth it to me, considering how few cases I have and how much trouble annealing is. Maybe in an obsolete caliber for which finding cases is difficult, but not for .308/7.62. Life's too short...

Thanks for the thought though.

-Bob

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