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
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: P38 under French control.
Replies: 8
Views: 1527
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Re: P38 under French control.

Yep, that's exactly what I did. Paid $500 for one in the box some 15 years ago thinking it would probably appreciate in value but $500 is still about what they are worth today. With the post-war aluminum frame P.38's & P.1's now approaching the $500 mark I think the SVW 45 pistols are a better choic...
by RWS
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: spotting scope question
Replies: 8
Views: 481
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Re: spotting scope question

It should focus at 300 yards I would think. The bigger issue with a scope that powerful is that wind gusts and/or vibration will cause the image to "bounce" around in the scope to the extent that makes the bullet holes hard to identify, especially after the 2nd round is fired and the target starts t...
by RWS
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Mark IV light strike
Replies: 5
Views: 662
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Re: Mark IV light strike

Is this your first Webley? I ask because there are two completely different Webley Mk IV revolvers. Webley made large frame .455 revolvers that they designated "No. 1", and they also made medium frame .38/200 revolvers that were designated "No. 2". Point is, both No. 1 Mk IV and No. 2 Mk IV revolver...
by RWS
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: P38 under French control.
Replies: 8
Views: 1527
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Re: P38 under French control.

Orville Reichert was possibly the most knowledgeable P.38 expert in the U.S. I used to correspond with him a bit before his untimely death in Jan., 2013. His main interest was Nazi P.38's but he also did a lot of research on post-war French P.38's. His best guess was that about 35,000 French post-wa...
by RWS
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Is this really a P38 SVW??
Replies: 6
Views: 605
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Re: Is this really a P38 SVW??

Indy: I went to Christie's web site via the link you provided in your initial post and noted that this post-war P.38 sold for $625. I was guessing it was worth about $650 with ONE mag. Add in the minimum 10% buyer's premium and sales tax and that will pay for the extra mag (assuming it had the corre...
by RWS
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Vis 35 Radom
Replies: 16
Views: 1440
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Re: Vis 35 Radom

Cal-Fed:

I've been trying to reach you by both PM and email about your request for information. Are you not receiving anything from me at all?

-Bob
by RWS
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: LaRue Tactical MBT AR-15 trigger/hammer assembly
Replies: 0
Views: 663
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LaRue Tactical MBT AR-15 trigger/hammer assembly

Well, Larue has their MBT (Meticulously Built Triggers) hammer/trigger assembly for AR-15's on sale through Christmas for $87 + $8 shipping. After listening to several of my friends gush about what a great trigger this was I decided to gamble on one. It's 2-stage with a decided 2-3 lb bump when you ...
by RWS
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Is this really a P38 SVW??
Replies: 6
Views: 605
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Re: Is this really a P38 SVW??

As Vandle correctly stated, Mauser was initially assigned byf as its Nazi manufacturing code. In January, 1945 Mauser's manufacturing code was changed to svw. Mauser svw 45 P.38's with Nazi markings on the frame, slide, & barrel (but no import markings) are the valuable collector pieces. It is known...
by RWS
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Vis 35 Radom
Replies: 16
Views: 1440
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Re: Vis 35 Radom

No. Unfortunately, the recoil spring is captive and can only be removed by disassembling the recoil spring guide assembly. This is why I issued the warning. I sent you an email with some minimal info on reassembling the recoil spring guide assembly. Disassembly is easier than the reassembly, and as ...
by RWS
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Vis 35 Radom
Replies: 16
Views: 1440
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Re: Vis 35 Radom

Geez, now you guys got me wanting one... So knowing this is a loaded question.. WHat to look for and what price range are they.. Indy: 1. I recommend buying the Berger book as a start to learn about the different variations. About $25 from Amazon. It's a thin book but has been THE VIS/Radom book fo...
by RWS
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Vis 35 Radom
Replies: 16
Views: 1440
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Re: Vis 35 Radom

My warning probably came off as too foreboding. Bottom line (and strictly my opinion) is that is that the juice just ain't worth the squeeze on disassembly UNLESS you have a defective recoil guide assembly. There is no reason that it can't be done, but considering how tedious the job is I just don't...
by RWS
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Vis 35 Radom
Replies: 16
Views: 1440
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Re: Vis 35 Radom

For what it's worth, my chart sez that your K2136 (1st K-series) VIS was produced in the 4th quarter of 1942. The range is allegedly H0451-K2300, so best guess is maybe December of '42. Also, it was at the start of the 1st K series that the trigger relief cuts (similar to the relief cuts on a 1911A1...
by RWS
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Shooting 45 Acp out of a 45 LC revolver who needs a cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 753
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Re: Shooting 45 Acp out of a 45 LC revolver who needs a cylinder

In my most humble opinion, the only reason to do this has more to do with the cost of factory .45 Colt ammo vs .45 acp, which is pretty much double for .45 Colt as compared with .45 acp. Use of the correct size O-ring will result in correct headspace. The O-ring will not enter the chamber but will p...
by RWS
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm steyr brass
Replies: 6
Views: 1287
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Re: 9mm steyr brass

Well, 9mm or .357 sizer dies will work, but will undersize the case diameter. 9mm Steyr and .38 Super case diameters are both .384" while .357 Mag is .376" in diameter. So... you would be overworking the brass upon resizing. It will work but case life will be reduced because of the undersizing a .35...
by RWS
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm steyr brass
Replies: 6
Views: 1287
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Re: 9mm steyr brass

Starline makes 9mm Steyr brass. Graf's has it for $21 per hundred. I can pretty much guarantee you that it will be cheaper than converting free .223 range pickups unless you place zero value on your labor. This is especially true if you have to buy a reamer. Also, .223 brass has a rim diameter that ...

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