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 Dec 10, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: New Star BM?
Replies: 8
Views: 271
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Re: New Star BM?

Gotcha, Denny. I didn't read closely enough. My bad. Personally, I don't believe the presence or absence of the magazine safety has any effect whatsoever on reliability. Most people remove 'em to get a better trigger pull and/or because they don't like the fact that the pistol won't operate as a sin...
by RWS
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Are all AR15 front sight towers
Replies: 6
Views: 153
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Re: Are all AR15 front sight towers

Steve: The whole point of asking questions is to clear up confusion, isn't it? A question should not be a problem for anyone. Cattus Borealus may be absolutely correct about newer carbines having taller front sights, but all 3 of my carbines have front sight bases that are exactly the same height as...
by RWS
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: New Star BM?
Replies: 8
Views: 271
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Re: New Star BM?

Denny, I think it is unlikely that removing (or replacing) the magazine would have anything to do with it at all, but trying a new mag certainly can't hurt, and is worth trying if you have access to one. I admit there is a possibility that the slide could be locking back prematurely due to catching ...
by RWS
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Are all AR15 front sight towers
Replies: 6
Views: 153
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Re: Are all AR15 front sight towers

I think Steve is asking about the front sight base, not a front sight block. Just need him to clarify that point. I'm thinking he's talking about the image below. Yes or no, Steve? p_080001248_1.jpg If the above is what is being asked about then as far as I know all the "Standard" front sight bases ...
by RWS
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Antique status of Lebels
Replies: 6
Views: 319
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Re: Antique status of Lebels

Since I don't dabble with Lebel rifles I am clueless as to what the purchasing drill is, but I'll bet if they can be sold as antiques that ATF has ruled it that way. They have chosen NOT to allow some other pre-1898 firearms to be sold as antiques. My only real experience is with C96 Broomhandles. T...
by RWS
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: New Star BM?
Replies: 8
Views: 271
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Re: New Star BM?

Chances are good that your thumb is hitting the slide stop during the recoil cycle and causing the slide to lock back. This is a very common phenomena among 1911 shooters (I saw it happen at the range just yesterday) and the Star BM's slide stop is in a location similar to that of a 1911. For testin...
by RWS
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Antique status of Lebels
Replies: 6
Views: 319
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Re: Antique status of Lebels

I believe the last Lebels were manufactured around 1916. This would clearly make them eligible for C&R status based on the 50-year rule. Even ATF acknowledges that not every firearm meeting the 50-year rule is on the C&R list, but if it's over 50 years old it is C&R eligible. Antique status is a bit...
by RWS
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Serial number and barrel date
Replies: 2
Views: 157
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Re: Serial number and barrel date

Yep, fairly common. Someone, maybe Bruce Canfield, pointed out that M1 barrel production slightly outstripped receiver production so as long as the barrel date is not waaay earlier than the receiver date then no cause for concern and probably is more common than the other way around. Some people bec...
by RWS
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: My $125 S&W Gun Show Find
Replies: 2
Views: 253
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My $125 S&W Gun Show Find

My sister in law finally decided that she needed a nightstand gun and asked me to be on the lookout for a "good hunnerd dollar revolver". I told her not to be too optimistic about what she might end up with for $100 but dutifully looked at every gun show for cosmetically blemished Colts, S&W's, or R...
by RWS
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM from 09-2017 batch of LEO imports J&G Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 822
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Re: Star BM from 09-2017 batch of LEO imports J&G Sales

Good to know. Thanks, Kevin.

-Bob
by RWS
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: 8mm Nambu rim trim
Replies: 10
Views: 483
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Re: 8mm Nambu rim trim

If you wanna shoot your 8mm Nambu then it's either gonna be easy and expensive or cheap and tedious. You are well advised to thin the rim on .40 S&W brass. I destroyed a perfectly good Nambu extractor with unaltered .40 S&W cases rims. In my humble opinion, just buy 100 of the Huntington cases and g...
by RWS
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Webley safe .45 Auto Loads?
Replies: 5
Views: 318
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Re: Webley safe .45 Auto Loads?

On the old Alliant web site they had a published load for 5.0 grains of Unique with a 220 grain cast lead RN bullet that allegedly generated 11,500 PSI of pressure. So, presumably a 230 grain cast lead bullet probably doesn't exceed 12,000 PSI. I've used the 5.0 grain load w/230 grain bullets fairly...
by RWS
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Star BM from 09-2017 batch of LEO imports J&G Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 822
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Re: Star BM from 09-2017 batch of LEO imports J&G Sales

Kevin:

You and I both experienced functioning problems with factory brass-cased 115 grain ammo in our old WW2 Star Model B's. How reliable has your BM been thus far?

Vonalt: Would like to hear your opinions on BM reliability as well.

-Bob
by RWS
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: More Ballester & Sistema Information
Replies: 1
Views: 261
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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: 5
Views: 549
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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...

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