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 Aug 20, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Is it normal to have a Spanish Mauser
Replies: 1
Views: 101
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Re: Is it normal to have a Spanish Mauser

I believe so. I have a FR8, which is just a Spanish La Coruna 98 action with a shorter barrel and the bolt on it can't be pushed forward after the last round is ejected. All my German K98's have been that way as well so I believe it is a design feature, supposedly to let you know in the heat of batt...
by RWS
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM with Aluminum Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 98
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Re: Star BM with Aluminum Frame

I don't think either the BKM or BKS was in production long. I keep hearing stories about problems with the alloy frames cracking, although I really do not know how prevalent that was.
by RWS
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM with Aluminum Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 98
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Re: Star BM with Aluminum Frame

The BM was a steel-framed pistol. The one you are referring to is the BKM or BKS. The BKM is the same size as a BM; the BKS is a bit larger and has a magazine safety. The BKS was also sold as the "Starlite" model. BM's are fairly easy to find. The BKM and BKS, not so much. I would guess that Gunbrok...
by RWS
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: 1861 Navy ?
Replies: 13
Views: 335
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Re: 1861 Navy ?

The new board experienced some sort of a crash so they used their latest backup file which was somewhere around August 2 or 3 I think. They are working on trying to restore the missing posts. That's about all I know.

-Bob
by RWS
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Explanation of the AR types?
Replies: 2
Views: 116
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Re: Explanation of the AR types?

Sorry, Steve, I don't have pictures of all the variants. I'd have to pull them off the internet and it's likely that some, or all, of the pictures would be someone's personal property. The AR-15.com forum has lots of pictures though and is a good site to learn from. Many members are ex-military. I w...
by RWS
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: My Del-Ton AR-15
Replies: 16
Views: 1726
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Re: My Del-Ton AR-15

I've considered building a modern 20" A2 but with surplus triangular hand guards. I would advise you to at least pick up the triangular handguards sooner rather than later as they are not terribly expensive. They're beginning to become hard to find. Three or four years ago I could still find them n...
by RWS
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Help with Krag value?
Replies: 4
Views: 628
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Re: Help with Krag value?

Firearms generally fall under one of two categories, collectibles or shooters. There is not much reason to consider this Krag, IMHO. As M14man noted, it has lost much of its collector value and ammo, when you can find it, usually runs $35-$40 per box of 20. One of the worst buying decisions I ever m...
by RWS
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: US M1917 loads?
Replies: 3
Views: 418
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Re: US M1917 loads?

I downloaded the M1917 manual and noted that the original projectile was a 150gr spitzer, flat base, over 47-50 grains of a "powder". I'm about 99% sure that the powder was IMR 4895, and 49 grains was the specified charge weight. Several sources cite that IMR 4895 that was created for the .30-06 ca...
by RWS
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: How to determine if your cylinder is shaved
Replies: 6
Views: 752
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Re: How to determine if your cylinder is shaved

Good point, Indy. I guess it would be more accurate to say that you can't necessarily expect a converted Webley to reliably set off .455 rounds. The one I had several years ago would only fire about 30% of the time with .455 ammo. I got rid of the conversion when I found a couple of nice unconverted...
by RWS
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: How to determine if your cylinder is shaved
Replies: 6
Views: 752
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Re: How to determine if your cylinder is shaved

Excellent question. The problem is the headspace. The rim thickness on a .455 Mk I or Mk II cartridge is approximately .030". Maximum headspace for an unconverted Webley is .050", so the .455 round in a Webley has about .020" of normal clearance or "slop". Both .45 acp cartridges in moon clips or .4...
by RWS
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: 1945 Star Model B I have been around the block...
Replies: 8
Views: 1057
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Re: 1945 Star Model B I have been around the block...

Here's an update on some reliability testing. Just to add to Kevin's test info, I was having the same problems with my 1943 Star Model B. Commercial 115 grain brass-cased ammo just would not run reliably at all. I found numerous internet references about using steel cased ammo to improve reliability...
by RWS
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: How to adjust the trigger pull of the 1895 Nagant revolver
Replies: 3
Views: 569
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Re: How to adjust the trigger pull of the 1895 Nagant revolver

Zeliard has been working overtime finding posts from the old board. This was posted by RapidRob and I believe it was a sticky. And so it shall be again.
by RWS
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: A heads up for aLL
Replies: 2
Views: 475
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Re: A heads up for aLL

I guess it should be noted that the absence of the extractor makes buying one of these a bit of a crap shoot with regard to installing an extractor. Extractors are usually a fitted part. Some will interchange, others won't Also, if you have a shaved Webley then the extractor almost certainly was thi...
by RWS
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish Destroyer Carbine
Replies: 5
Views: 1119
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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: 1185
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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...

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