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
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm steyr brass
Replies: 4
Views: 410
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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: 4
Views: 410
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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 ...
by RWS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: Who else sent the PW to CMP for a 1911?
Replies: 10
Views: 1054
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Re: Who else sent the PW to CMP for a 1911?

No, but it was because I already have several WW1 & WW2 1911 & 1911a1 pistols in better condition than what I think the service grade pistols will be. People are grousing that $1,050 for the service grade is too much but I'm firmly convinced that nobody is likely to lose any money on a genuine USGI ...
by RWS
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: German MEN 303
Replies: 4
Views: 410
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Re: German MEN 303

I bought 1,000 rounds of it about 20 years ago. As noted, it's 1980's German-made .303, Berdan primed, 174 grain bullet. It's probably the most accurate service grade stuff I've ever used. I still have about 200 rounds left. SG Ammo carries it and it's 46 cents/round if you buy a 500-round case. Oth...
by RWS
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone
Replies: 12
Views: 6963
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Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

FYI, I was on Sarco's web site this morning and noticed that they had used Swedish 1907 holsters for $10.

-Bob
by RWS
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Best parkerizing solution?
Replies: 3
Views: 476
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Re: Best parkerizing solution?

Do you want Manganese or Zinc? Manganese phosphate produces a dark black finish. Zinc phosphate provides a gray or gray-green finish as seen on WW2 Parkerized guns. Personally, I prefer the zinc over the manganese solution but manganese seems to be more widely available. I think manganese is just TO...
by RWS
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: M1911 not firing when the hammer drops.
Replies: 4
Views: 967
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Re: M1911 not firing when the hammer drops.

There are a couple of simple tests that I would do before sending it back that might be worth trying. One would be to buy a box each of factory Federal and Speer ammo. Federal makes the softest primers on the market and CCI (Speer) makes the hardest ones. If it fires reliably with Federal primers bu...
by RWS
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM failure to extract
Replies: 14
Views: 1100
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Re: Star BM failure to extract

Has it come back yet? Inquiring minds want to know...

-Bob
by RWS
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Why are guys going crazy over 300 black out
Replies: 17
Views: 1705
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Re: Why are guys going crazy over 300 black out

One of the main attractions of the .300 Blackout is that it's one of the best choices for silencers (using sub-sonic loads of course) rather than resorting to pistol cartridges. I have several friends that shoot this cartridge using 180-220 grain bullets at about 900-1,000 fps. The sound of the bolt...
by RWS
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Chilean Steyr 1911 pistol
Replies: 4
Views: 719
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Re: Chilean Steyr 1911 pistol

There were fewer Chilean contract pistols made (just 5,000 out of 313,000) than any other variant. All Chilean contract pistols are Model 1911 (not to be confused with the U.S. M1911). Most other Steyr-Hahns are Model 1912's. Most visible difference between the M1911 and M1912 is that the front sigh...
by RWS
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM failure to extract
Replies: 14
Views: 1100
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Re: Star BM failure to extract

Well, I expect you will get first class service on the recall fix but I dunno about parts for a pistol that's been out of production for over 25 years. I'd say your chances for a mag catch are slim but hey, you never know and it can't hurt to ask. I'd be curious as whether or not you get any help wi...
by RWS
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM failure to extract
Replies: 14
Views: 1100
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Re: Star BM failure to extract

BigMau: I finally decided to change my truck gun from a revolver to a hi-cap 9mm. I found a Ruger P85 at a gun show for $250 and proceeded to evaluate it for accuracy and reliability. It has proven to be a great gun in all respects. It has actually become one of my favorite 9mm pistols. However, the...
by RWS
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Good pinker 308 load
Replies: 2
Views: 357
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Re: Good pinker 308 load

Just personal opinion but I think 4064 is way to slow for a 16" barrel. It may function OK but you'll be blowing a giant fireball out of the muzzle and your velocities will be low. 4895 would be better but you probably want to go with 3031. However, since you have plenty of 4895 powder on hand, a go...
by RWS
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM failure to extract
Replies: 14
Views: 1100
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Re: Star BM failure to extract

I agree with Ozzman. Try some factory ammo first. If it won't run with either 115 or 124 grain factory ammo then you have a genuine problem, but that's where you need to start your diagnosis, IMHO. On the other hand, trying a new extractor spring can't hurt and should be cheap & easy. For what it's ...
by RWS
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading for 1909 Mauser
Replies: 6
Views: 889
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Re: Reloading for 1909 Mauser

You probably already know this but in the event that the bore proves to be .311" (and I think it will), PRVI Partizan makes 311" 150 grain FMJ-BT bullets that cost less than $30 per hundred. Again, for IMR 4895 powder with that bullet I would start with the proven powder charge of 49.0 grains. Just ...

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