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by Rapidrob
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Ishapore mag capacity
Replies: 9
Views: 307
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Re: Ishapore mag capacity

Here is a 12 round magazine. The most common way to control magazine capacity would be to change the length of the follower legs.
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by Rapidrob
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: M1 Carbine converted to 5.7MMJ 200 meter range report
Replies: 3
Views: 158
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M1 Carbine converted to 5.7MMJ 200 meter range report

5.7 MMJ Johnson Spitfire M1 Carbine conversion from the 1960’s A few decades ago I acquired a M1 Carbine that had been converted to 5.7 MMJ or the .22 Johnson Spitfire cartridge. This is the .30 Carbine case necked down to .223 with a shoulder common to our .222 Remington. Without going into the lon...
by Rapidrob
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question
Replies: 21
Views: 777
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Re: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question

The rifle has turned out to be an outstanding shooter. Brass life will be very good as case base swelling is far less than a Type 38 issue rifle.
by Rapidrob
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Ishapore mag capacity
Replies: 9
Views: 307
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Re: Ishapore mag capacity

Yes, there are both 10 and 12 shot magazines. Having 5 round stripper clips ( chargers) as issued for NATO and other countries, have two more rounds would cause a partially emptied clip.
by Rapidrob
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: No Internet In NM and Blizzard coming
Replies: 9
Views: 463
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Re: No Internet In NM and Blizzard coming

Internet came back today. Snow stopped at 1715. There is 24" on the flat ground and over 3 1/2 feet at the walls of the house. I spent the last 12 hours working on my tractor and plowing snow on my drive and two of my neighbors. The temp never got warmer than 16 today. Global Warming........yea right.
by Rapidrob
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: No Internet In NM and Blizzard coming
Replies: 9
Views: 463
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No Internet In NM and Blizzard coming

New Mexico has no Internet due to a major problem with Centurylink. Many millions without service in the Southwest and elsewhere. Reports say two days to repair. We just got a Winter Blizzard warning of up to 20 inches of snow in the next 24 hours. Snow clouds outside really look nasty. I got the tr...
by Rapidrob
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Share you facts on the Type I rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 541
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Re: Share you facts on the Type I rifle

I read that the rifles did use two stock lengths. One for the "normal" height Japanese from the central and southern Main island,and a longer butt stock for the northern main island and north islands residents. Having lived in Japan for three years I can see this as being necessary as many of the no...
by Rapidrob
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 253
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Merry Christmas

I hope all here have a Merry Christmas and perhaps Santa(s) brought some surplus goodies this year!
by Rapidrob
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Share you facts on the Type I rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 541
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Share you facts on the Type I rifle

An interesting rifle made by the Italians for the Japanese. The Japanese considered them to be 2ND rate, as did the Britt's and our M1914 Enfield rifles we made for them. Serching the net I was able to find a few facts about these rifles. Please feel free to add what you to have found about these ri...
by Rapidrob
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: 1896/11...
Replies: 11
Views: 667
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Re: 1896/11...

My rifle did have a troop tag And our departed friend Guisan found a relative for me 28 years ago when I first got the rifle. The original soldier has long since been gone but his grandson was still alive and I sent him a nice photo of the tag and the rifle being shot at long distance. A couple of m...
by Rapidrob
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Please help me I.D these stripper clips.
Replies: 7
Views: 457
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Re: Please help me I.D these stripper clips.

Anyone have any idea what the last photo clip may be?
by Rapidrob
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Carcano Type "I" 500 yard range report
Replies: 1
Views: 237
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Carcano Type "I" 500 yard range report

Reports state that the very good or better condition rifles are very good shooter...... Today I held our annual " Santa Claus Shoot" Hit Santa ( man torso AR550 target) and then his ten tiny reindeer ( painted rams) at 500 yards. 20 shots. The least rounds, most hits wins. I loaded up several bullet...
by Rapidrob
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Please help me I.D these stripper clips.
Replies: 7
Views: 457
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Please help me I.D these stripper clips.

I was going through my stash of stripper clips and chargers and found a few I do not remember and can I.D. Take a look and see if you can help out with what they were used for,what country and the caliber them held. Thanks for any help. CLICK ON IMAGE FOR MUCH LARGER VIEW Clips are Aluminum and may ...
by Rapidrob
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: ‘Out of the box’ accurate (or is it precise?)
Replies: 6
Views: 326
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Re: ‘Out of the box’ accurate (or is it precise?)

As I have posted on this site, of the military surplus rifles I own, my M1911 rifle will outshoot any of them ( bolt guns ) at any distance. with a good reload,you can shrink that group by 30%.
by Rapidrob
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: .17 caliber rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 239
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Re: .17 caliber rifle

I got my first .17 in 1972 when Remington offer the 700 rifle in the new .17 Remington. What a fun cartridge for Prairie Dog hunting! Out to 300 yards it is like shooting a LASER beam. I bought the .17 HMR and .17 Mach II when they first came out and the .17 HMR did very well at 100 yards hunting Co...

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