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 Aug 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM failure to extract
Replies: 12
Views: 296
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Re: Star BM failure to extract

Well, I expect you will get first class service on the recall fix but I dunno about parts for a pistol that's been out of production for over 25 years. I'd say your chances for a mag catch are slim but hey, you never know and it can't hurt to ask. I'd be curious as whether or not you get any help wi...
by RWS
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM failure to extract
Replies: 12
Views: 296
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Re: Star BM failure to extract

BigMau: I finally decided to change my truck gun from a revolver to a hi-cap 9mm. I found a Ruger P85 at a gun show for $250 and proceeded to evaluate it for accuracy and reliability. It has proven to be a great gun in all respects. It has actually become one of my favorite 9mm pistols. However, the...
by RWS
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Good pinker 308 load
Replies: 2
Views: 104
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Re: Good pinker 308 load

Just personal opinion but I think 4064 is way to slow for a 16" barrel. It may function OK but you'll be blowing a giant fireball out of the muzzle and your velocities will be low. 4895 would be better but you probably want to go with 3031. However, since you have plenty of 4895 powder on hand, a go...
by RWS
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM failure to extract
Replies: 12
Views: 296
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Re: Star BM failure to extract

I agree with Ozzman. Try some factory ammo first. If it won't run with either 115 or 124 grain factory ammo then you have a genuine problem, but that's where you need to start your diagnosis, IMHO. On the other hand, trying a new extractor spring can't hurt and should be cheap & easy. For what it's ...
by RWS
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading for 1909 Mauser
Replies: 6
Views: 326
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Re: Reloading for 1909 Mauser

You probably already know this but in the event that the bore proves to be .311" (and I think it will), PRVI Partizan makes 311" 150 grain FMJ-BT bullets that cost less than $30 per hundred. Again, for IMR 4895 powder with that bullet I would start with the proven powder charge of 49.0 grains. Just ...
by RWS
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1903 only feeds from the right side of the magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 306
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Re: M1903 only feeds from the right side of the magazine

Well, of course 03's were never meant to feed lead-tipped RN bullets. As a last resort you could try some 220 grain solids just to see if that made any difference. Won't be a cheap experiment though. I had a friend that had a '98 Mauser rebarrelled to .243. It would never feed lead-tipped spitzer bu...
by RWS
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading for 1909 Mauser
Replies: 6
Views: 326
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Re: Reloading for 1909 Mauser

Have you slugged your bore? These rifles were made by both Germany and Argentina. Every German-made 1909 in .30-06 I've seen had a true .308 bore. The Argentine bores vary more it seems, but if you have a true .311" bore in a rifle chambered for .30-06 then you could also have a Modelo 1909 rechambe...
by RWS
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1903 only feeds from the right side of the magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 306
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Re: M1903 only feeds from the right side of the magazine

Can you verify that the magazine follower is correct for a M1903 and not for a M1903A3? If the follower is correct, with the magazine cut-off disabled will the bolt (correctly) refuse to go forward on an empty magazine? I had an '03 at one time where someone had ground an angle on the leading edge o...
by RWS
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: 7.62MM Garand
Replies: 3
Views: 273
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Re: 7.62MM Garand

It probably did have a spacer block in it at one time. They are not difficult to install or remove. There is/was at least one application where M1 Garands in 7.62 NATO caliber were used by the U.S. Navy on board some vessels. They were allegedly used for shooting mines at a safe distance when one wa...
by RWS
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Origins of Obrea pistols?
Replies: 24
Views: 959
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Re: Origins of Obrea pistols?

I usually ask people to hold their applause and just throw money instead. But thanks for the kind words. Lotsa good people on this forum. However, I think I did Steve a disservice by getting a bit off-topic. By now though it should be evident that he has an Orbea copy of a S&W M&P revolver made in E...
by RWS
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Greek Army Colt Army Special
Replies: 12
Views: 612
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Re: Greek Army Colt Army Special

You could be right. I have also read that Colt was so overly confident of getting a U.S. government sale that it had a large quantity of Army Special revolvers pre-inspected and stamped so they could ship quickly (before the government could change their minds). After the gummint decided not to buy ...
by RWS
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Origins of Obrea pistols?
Replies: 24
Views: 959
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Re: Origins of Obrea pistols?

Can't say that I have ever run across any .38 Largo ammo, but I know from experience using their .380 and .38 Special ammo (which use the same red-and-white boxes) that all that Santa Barbara ammo is Berdan primed. Since the .38 Largo case is dimensionally identical to .38 Special I either handload ...
by RWS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Ammo Display Help
Replies: 4
Views: 319
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Re: Ammo Display Help

FWIW, I'm thinking that any live ammo will have to be shipped to you via UPS or Fed-Ex. My postmaster told me that postal regulations prohibit the shipment of live ammo via USPS. He may be wrong but I doubt it.

-Bob
by RWS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Origins of Obrea pistols?
Replies: 24
Views: 959
United States of America

Re: Origins of Obrea pistols?

I've had a few of these over the years. Never had to pay more than $60 for one and not sure they are worth more than that. A bunch of Spanish firms manufactured copies of the S&W M&P in the 1920's but by the 1930's the herd had been thinned down to where most revolvers you see were made by Garate & ...
by RWS
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Using a 308 Win Crimp die on 30-06
Replies: 5
Views: 294
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Re: Using a 308 Win Crimp die on 30-06

I agree with ammolab but your best results will be obtained if you trim all your cases as close to the exact same length as possible. Otherwise, longer cases may receive too much crimp that can easily cause the case shoulder to bulge where it meets the neck and you can end up with out-of-spec cartri...

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