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
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Pawnshop Predicament
Replies: 10
Views: 181
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Re: Pawnshop Predicament

Obsolete... Oh heck that hurts I have been shooting them for year.. Not meant to hurt, Indy; rather more like a bucket of ice water in the face, i.e., the cold truth. I shoot several obsolete calibers, but I reload so as to keep the cost down and even then I sometimes have to modify brass to get ca...
by RWS
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Pawnshop Predicament
Replies: 10
Views: 181
United States of America

Re: Pawnshop Predicament

The Orman Berthier is most likely in 8mm Lebel chambering, not 8x57 Mauser. And... the M95 Steyr is in 8x56R. Both of these are obsolete cartridges that can be found if you look for them but prices are high. PRVI Partizan makes ammo for both but about the only vendor that carries it is SGA Ammo (gre...
by RWS
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?
Replies: 4
Views: 58
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Re: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?

Yeah, I don't know of a price under $171 for RCBS dies. To the best of my knowledge, the only 8mm Nambu die sets available are RCBS and CH dies. I bought a set of CH/4D dies in 8mm Nambu for about $125 several years ago. They tend to go today for about $135 when you can find them in stock . They're ...
by RWS
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?
Replies: 4
Views: 58
United States of America

Re: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?

Buffalo Arms sez they have some in stock that they make using re-formed cases. I don't know anything about how good or bad they are.

https://www.buffaloarms.com/8mm-nambu-a ... mo8mmnambu

-Bob
by RWS
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: 8mm Nambu rim trim
Replies: 12
Views: 652
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Re: 8mm Nambu rim trim

.357 SIG would be a slightly better choice than .40 S&W from the standpoint that there would be less forming effort required to make 8mm Nambu cases, but both .357 SIG and .40 S&W have the same nominal rim thickness of .055". And... range pickup .40 S&W cases are usually much easier to find than .35...
by RWS
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: New Mark VI
Replies: 8
Views: 224
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Re: New Mark VI

Ah, I couldn't read the Webley Patents marking. In fact, it's getting hard for me to read anything anymore.

So... as you say, a WW1 Webley with Enfield grips. All the other marking info applies though, I believe.

-Bob
by RWS
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: New Mark VI
Replies: 8
Views: 224
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Re: New Mark VI

The pictures help. I am now reasonably certain you have an Enfield Mk VI revolver, as opposed to a Webley Mk VI. There should be an Enfield crest on the right side of the frame. You can verify that since there are no photos of the right side of the frame. All the info below is simply "to the best of...
by RWS
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: M16A1 clone
Replies: 4
Views: 147
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Re: M16A1 clone

Several years ago the only Green MountaIn barrels I could find were in the white, came without a front sight base, and you had to drill the tapered pin holes to install said FSB. Is there a source now for Green Mtn. barrels that are already phosphated with tapered pin holes present or did you have t...
by RWS
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: CIA u fix em CZ70
Replies: 4
Views: 234
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Re: CIA u fix em CZ70

Ed is right; the CZ70 is NOT C&R eligible so you will have to go through a 01 dealer. Its predecessor, the CZ50, IS C&R eligible though. I highly recommend that you find a source of CZ70 parts for sale before proceeding. Otherwise it's just a study in frustration and a waste of money, IMHO. The last...
by RWS
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Teaching my old neighbor how to shoot long range.
Replies: 7
Views: 320
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Re: Teaching my old neighbor how to shoot long range.

Good for you, Rob. You done good. A very heart-warming story. Y'know, 80 doesn't seem to be as old these days as I used to think it was.

-Bob
by RWS
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: New Mark VI
Replies: 8
Views: 224
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Re: New Mark VI

A picture would help a lot. Doesn't look like any of yours are viewable. I can walk you through the photo upload process if you need any assistance. The "S" on the grip stands for "Small" and is more often associated with Enfield rather than Webley Mk VI revolvers, although it's not uncommon to find...
by RWS
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: M16A1 clone
Replies: 4
Views: 147
United States of America

Re: M16A1 clone

I really like these retro rifles. Very light, handy, and accurate to boot. A XM177E1 clone will be far more challenging with regard to finding parts than an A1 clone but I'm sure you already know that. What kind of barrel did you use; USGI or aftermarket? The BOC (Bauer Ordnance Co.) bayonet is a ni...
by RWS
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: Back with a 1917
Replies: 11
Views: 435
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Re: Back with a 1917

I think it could go in either of the U.S. or South American handgun forums. It's a U.S. manufactured revolver so I think it's OK where it is. The faint Brazilian crest on your revolver is just additional evidence that it was lightly buffed before refinishing, probably to remove surface rust (and a l...
by RWS
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: 1905 Ross
Replies: 16
Views: 537
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Re: 1905 Ross

I'm kinda like Indy. Several years ago I bought a Ross butcher knife bayonet at a gun show simply because they are so uncommonly encountered. Of course, that means that now I have to find a rifle to mate the bayo to, but just haven't run across a decent specimen yet. And... if I do find one then I'l...
by RWS
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Would or does a model 43 Spanish Mauser have a "J" .218"or "JS"
Replies: 3
Views: 198
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Re: Would or does a model 43 Spanish Mauser have a "J" .218"or "JS"

Hi, Steve: I think you fat-fingered your first digit and typed a "2" when you actually meant a "3". For what it's worth, I've had two M43's over the years. Both were .323" bores. I believe Germany changed over from the .318" bore to the .323" bores in 1905 so most rifles with .318 bores (except for ...

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