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
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: More Ballester & Sistema Information
Replies: 0
Views: 51
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More Ballester & Sistema Information

There has been a small flurry of discussion of Ballester-Rigaud and Ballester-Molina pistols recently. Some forumites may be hearing about Ballester-Rigauds for the first time but they simply pre-date Ballester-Molinas in name only. The pistols themselves are mechanically identical. It is generally ...
by RWS
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: value and interest of 49/56
Replies: 1
Views: 126
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Re: value and interest of 49/56

Original 7.5mm French or .308 conversion? I have one in 7.5mm French that I have offered for sale in the past but the biggest stumbling block in my case seems to be the relative lack of available ammo, despite the fact that PRVI makes it. You just can't find it at WalMart, Academy, or your local gun...
by RWS
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Ballester-Molina
Replies: 18
Views: 4125
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Re: Ballester-Molina

Ballesters and Sistemas were brought into the U.S. by more than one importer. Some importers brought them in as-is, with whatever remained of the original blued finish (which was often not much at all). Other importers chose to phospate them prior to importation. Since most of the pistols had seen f...
by RWS
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Remington model 700
Replies: 5
Views: 211
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Re: Remington model 700

Hippycrowe: When you said your 700 had a really nice trigger it set off a little alarm bell in my head. If your 700 has the "X-Mark Pro" trigger you should know that it has been recalled by Remington. It was put on rifles manufactured between 2006 and 2014. Some of these rifles will fire when the sa...
by RWS
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: How desirable is 9mm largo?
Replies: 12
Views: 1827
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Re: How desirable is 9mm largo?

If your Astra 400 shows a caliber designation of 9mm/.38 then the extractor has been relieved to accept the old .38 acp round (same case dimensions as .38 Super, just a smaller powder charge). I've owned at least a couple of 400's that functioned better with .38 acp than they did with the "correct" ...
by RWS
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Testing Imgur
Replies: 5
Views: 2477
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Re: Testing Imgur

Yes, it can be seen from Tennessee as well. Imgur seems to be a suitable replacement for PhotoBucket now that they have decided to start charging fees that are a leetle steep, but you do know that you can upload photos directly from your computer, right? All that is needed is to select the "Full Edi...
by RWS
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Combloc Pistols
Topic: My FEG PA-63.
Replies: 6
Views: 316
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Re: My FEG PA-63.

Rob is correct; it's a Walther PP clone. As far as I know, there never was a lightweight version of the Walther PP made and most, if not all, of the other 9mm Mak pistols have steel frames as well, so if you want a lightweight CCW in 9mm Mak then this one is the weapon of choice. Problem is, it's al...
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: 3072
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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: 370
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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: 370
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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: 223
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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: 370
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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: 390
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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: 390
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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: 1068
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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...

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