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 Sep 17, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: My Enfield No.1 Mk VI
Replies: 4
Views: 2778
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Re: My Enfield No.1 Mk VI

I'm envious, Steve. Having dual caliber capability makes your revolver a very intriguing proposition. I also like that it's on the less common Enfield frame.

I have one that's kinda the opposite. It's a Webley frame and barrel with an Enfield cylinder.

-Bob
by RWS
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Help with tightening a Jungle Carbine front sight
Replies: 10
Views: 236
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Re: Help with tightening a Jungle Carbine front sight

Thanks, Tommy. That's exactly what I was asking. Silly me, I didn't even think about using a Canadian interpreter. And yes, I would call it a front sight base although I recognize that the British nomenclature is equally correct, just different.

Thanks again for jumping in.

-Bob
by RWS
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Help with tightening a Jungle Carbine front sight
Replies: 10
Views: 236
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Re: Help with tightening a Jungle Carbine front sight

Well, LocoFritz, if you indeed have "plenty" of No.4 sight blades then trial & error fitment will cost you nothing. If the current blade is as loose as you say you should have no trouble pushing it out and trying your stash of No.4 sights to see if one is nice and tight. If a blade can be tapped int...
by RWS
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: 1895
Replies: 2
Views: 144
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Re: 1895

I assume you are referring to Tula and Ishevsk? In either case an original non-refurbished gun would be more desirable to a collector than a refurb. Assuming both are refurbs then early pre-Soviet Tulas are probably more in demand by collectors, and WW1 or WW2 collectors will want 1914-1918 or 1939-...
by RWS
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Help with tightening a Jungle Carbine front sight
Replies: 10
Views: 236
United States of America

Re: Help with tightening a Jungle Carbine front sight

How loose is it? Can you move the sight in the dovetail with finger pressure alone, or does it move only upon recoil? Is it so loose that if you turn the carbine sideways gravity will allow the sight to move on its own? If the amount of looseness is minimal then using a broad flat-based brass punch ...
by RWS
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Anyone here dealt with NoDak for a lower retro reciever?
Replies: 4
Views: 263
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Re: Anyone here dealt with NoDak for a lower retro reciever?

If it is an older Colt Civilian Model then it probably uses the opposing screw system that is NOT to military specifications. I think the more recent Colt Civilian Models may have done away with the screw system and use push pins instead. Have you gone to the Retro Rifle section of AR-15.com yet? -Bob
by RWS
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Anyone here dealt with NoDak for a lower retro reciever?
Replies: 4
Views: 263
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Re: Anyone here dealt with NoDak for a lower retro reciever?

Nodak is fine. They are about the only game in town if you are looking for a new A1 lower. They're pricey though. All of their lowers are built to spec on the tight side of tolerances for minimal slop between the upper and lower receivers. To the best of my knowledge the only lower that needs the sp...
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: 3
Views: 613
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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: 686
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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: 686
United States of America

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: 4807
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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: 3306
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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: 7139
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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: 4827
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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: 1839
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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...

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