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by RWS
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish Destroyer Carbine
Replies: 5
Views: 238
United States of America

Re: Spanish Destroyer Carbine

I think most people familiar with the Destroyer carbine attribute its primary use to the Guardia Civil (Spanish Police). There is a web site called 9mmLargo.com that has a wealth of information on all things Largo, and there is a section on the Destroyer carbine in case you were unaware of it. http:...
by RWS
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: My 1911A1 and M9
Replies: 2
Views: 214
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Re: My 1911A1 and M9

Great looking rigs. I like the design of those 2-snap WW1 1911 mag pouches better than the 1-snap WW2 version. People dog those pre-Kahr Auto-Ordnance pistols, and to be sure there were issues with some, but if you have one that works they are a solid gun. A friend of mine has had one for 25 years n...
by RWS
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Enfield No. 2 MK I mark question
Replies: 3
Views: 255
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Re: Enfield No. 2 MK I mark question

Is that the only marking on the cylinder? It doesn't look like a typical steel batch number but absent another 3-letter code elsewhere on the cylinder I really don't know what to make of it. Never seen acronyms on a No. 2 Enfield before.
by RWS
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Enfield No. 2 MK I mark question
Replies: 3
Views: 255
United States of America

Re: Enfield No. 2 MK I mark question

Commonly believed to be the "steel batch number", and is not an acronym of any sort. Most you see are 3-letter variants (mine is stamped SPB), but some 4-letter markings are out there. Normally, on the actual steel batch number cylinder marks there shouldn't be a period after each letter like you de...
by RWS
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: An AR-15 Retro Rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 636
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Re: An AR-15 Retro Rifle

Steve: Del-Ton currently has A1 profile barrels in stock. I've used them on several builds. Accurate, and a decent price. http://www.del-ton.com/Del_Ton_Inc_Barrels_p/bl1028.htm Brownell's DOES have M16A1 uppers (w/forward assist) currently in stock. Finding a non-A1 M16 upper without the forward as...
by RWS
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: My Del-Ton AR-15
Replies: 11
Views: 562
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Re: My Del-Ton AR-15

Speaking only for myself, I've had very good experiences with Del-Ton. Prices are good and quality has been excellent on everything they've sent me. I mentioned in a previous thread that after building an A1 retro rifle I had to replicate it for several other geezers of my age group. One of the hard...
by RWS
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Etching
Replies: 3
Views: 171
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Re: Etching

If it etches, don't scratch it. It'll just get infected...

Seriously though, it looks great.

-Bob
by RWS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: AR sights issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 202
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Re: AR sights issue?

Possibly. The pin is very short and very small in diameter so small hands and keen eyesight would be a great advantage as the shim would have to be very, very small. I've never actually tried shimming one because of how tedious it would be. For me, having someone holding a lever on the front sight b...
by RWS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: An AR-15 Retro Rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 636
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Re: An AR-15 Retro Rifle

Me too, Steve. I've had a couple and they were very accurate and reliable rifles. I liked everything about them except the screw for a pivot pin rather than a push pin. Otherwise, no complaints at all about SP1's.

-Bob
by RWS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: AR sights issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 202
United States of America

Re: AR sights issue?

This is usually a hand-fitting issue, one that can be be solved with patience and the right tools. Generally , the problem is not with the front sight base being misaligned with the barrel (although that does infrequently occur). The problem is that the alignment pin at the breech end of the barrel ...
by RWS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star Modelo B Super
Replies: 4
Views: 347
United States of America

Re: Star Modelo B Super

These are surprisingly good pistols. I have a 1943 Model B (non-Super) and a Model B Super from the early 1960's. The design improvements in the Super are very well thought out. I've noticed that several Model A and B Supers that I have seen in recent years (mine included) are afflicted with weak ha...
by RWS
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Astra 300
Replies: 7
Views: 328
United States of America

Re: Astra 300

You done good Calfed. Hard to find one that nice. Is it .380 or .32?

-Bob
by RWS
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Variation on a Theme
Replies: 6
Views: 254
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Re: Variation on a Theme

I have a Swedish Air Force M40 Lahti. They're heavy guns. Unique design as well. Many have SS on them and people tend to think that they are somehow Nazi SS pistols, but the SS is simply the initials of Swedish inspector Sten Stenmo. The M40 is one of those guns kinda like a Ross rifle that can be a...
by RWS
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: No4 Mk1 FTF Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 391
United States of America

Re: No4 Mk1 FTF Issue

I don't discount the possibility of a defective magazine but there is a phenomena referred to as the "sixth round jam" that is caused by improperly loading the stripper clips. I suggest making sure your strippers are correctly loaded before going down the bad magazine road. Now, you may be loading t...
by RWS
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Webley Mark IV package
Replies: 13
Views: 426
United States of America

Re: Webley Mark IV package

Well, assuming you measured accurately, you're about .008" undersize on them there bullets, so key-holing is as much to be expected as a surprise. .3545" is 9mm territory, normally .355", so they're even slightly undersized for 9mm. PRVI makes inexpensive .38 S&W ammo that is usually pretty easy to ...

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