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 Feb 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Palmetto State Armory PA-10 .308 Rifles
Replies: 3
Views: 119
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Re: Palmetto State Armory PA-10 .308 Rifles

That price for a 308 AR platform is UNREAL! Agreed. My point exactly. $520 (before shipping and paperwork fees) for a complete rifle with 1 magazine is just marginally higher than a comparably equipped AR-15. The main reason I bought mine was to get a better scope platform than what a M1A clone off...
by RWS
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Palmetto State Armory PA-10 .308 Rifles
Replies: 3
Views: 119
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Palmetto State Armory PA-10 .308 Rifles

I've been talking to several people lately who are bemoaning the fact that you just can't get a M14/M1A clone at a reasonable price any more. This has created an opportunity for some vendors to offer AR-10 clones. While not even close in profile to a M1A, it does offer the opportunity to procure a ....
by RWS
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 20
Views: 303
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Re: Lee-Enfield System

Lots of good info in this thread. Thanks, guys.

-Bob
by RWS
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Numbered Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 286
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Re: Numbered Parts

opps price has gone up already $95 Yep, that's why I suggested Canfield's cheaper version that still has lotsa info and covers M1 carbines as well. My personal opinion is that the one I recommended is the best one available for $40, which (in my experience) is about as high as people just getting i...
by RWS
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Numbered Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 286
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Re: Numbered Parts

Which is exactly the information you would need to be able to pass on a specimen you might otherwise enthusiastically jump on, especially if it happened to look good. Conversely, it can also confirm the correctness of a given firearm. Eventually, if one gets enough information embedded in their long...
by RWS
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Numbered Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 286
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Re: Numbered Parts

I agree with M14man; get some books. Bruce Canfield does good reference books on the Garand and M1 carbines, in my opinion. Here's one that will only set you back about $40, less if you get a used copy. https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-M1-Garand-Carbine/dp/0917218833/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&...
by RWS
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Adding a little French flavor to the collection
Replies: 7
Views: 290
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Re: Adding a little French flavor to the collection

My limited experience is that these rifles are over-gassed and throw the brass a long way towards 2:00. Mine in 7.5 does, at least. I lost my first case (couldn't find it) and had a friend hold a big piece of cardboard near the ejection port at an angle to have them drop closer to my feet for subseq...
by RWS
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Webley mk VI function question
Replies: 1
Views: 58
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Re: Webley mk VI function question

Yep, completely normal. Cock the (unloaded) gun, pull the trigger while easing the hammer down and retain rearward pressure on the trigger. There should be zero rotational play in the cylinder if your Webley is in-spec. On Webleys that have seen a high round count a little play is acceptable, to the...
by RWS
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Browning has ceased producing Hi Power
Replies: 12
Views: 404
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Re: Browning has ceased producing Hi Power

As much as I like them (I have 3, four if you count an Inglis as a GP35), they are an obsolete design now. Younger shooters don't have the same nostalgia for them as those of us that grew up with them as the premier 9mm pistol. Heck, a couple of weeks ago I even heard a young guy refer to the Berett...
by RWS
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Different front sight heights?
Replies: 5
Views: 137
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Re: Different front sight heights?

Is the rear sight hooded? I'm gonna guess it is. It is commonly reported that hooded sights shoot high with Garands. As far as I know, no "high" front sight blades exist. The rear sight has to be lowered and that usually means going back to a non-hooded sight to get POI to coincide with POA. Some pe...
by RWS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading 9mm brass shot in Glocks
Replies: 5
Views: 269
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Re: Reloading 9mm brass shot in Glocks

My original die set was/is an RCBS carbide 3-die set that I've had and used for over 40 years and until Glocks entered the marketplace I never had any trouble with any of my reloads using the RCBS die set. Mostly I use jacketed .355 110 grain FMJ bullets when reloading 9mm. I infrequently load 124 g...
by RWS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: new surplus and ammo .
Replies: 12
Views: 594
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Re: new surplus and ammo .

I'm seeing a duality of milsurp and new discontinued guns being sold in the $200-$300 price range. Several good firearms to choose from as well. For example, in the last few months we have seen: -Star BM surplus police pistols for $200. -New Walther PPX .40 S&W pistols for $260 -New Walther 9mm Cree...
by RWS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading 9mm brass shot in Glocks
Replies: 5
Views: 269
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Reloading 9mm brass shot in Glocks

Many of you may already know this but it's new to me and perhaps some others as well so worth a post, IMHO. I recently reloaded a bunch of 9mm ammo using range pick-up brass. I use this "Grade 2" mismatched stuff when shooting on my nephew's farm in high grass or anywhere else that recovering spent ...
by RWS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM with Aluminum Frame
Replies: 4
Views: 1798
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Re: Star BM with Aluminum Frame

I heard there was a later version with aluminum frame. Where would one be found? I'm resurrecting this thread for WPFLGUN's benefit. In the Jan. 2018, 2nd issue of the Firearms News (page 98) Sarco is advertising Star BKM pistols (w/alloy frames) for $190 in "GOOD" condition. This is the alloy fram...
by RWS
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: ‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?
Replies: 6
Views: 363
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Re: ‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?

I also have a '41 Lithgow. Mine's not a parts gun either and, like yours, is terribly inaccurate. Mine is definitely not ammo brand related (and I suspect yours isn't either) because I've now tried over 30 combinations of different brands and weights of ammo and numerous handloads, all to no effect....

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