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 nrobertb
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Dutch Beaumont 71/88
Replies: 3
Views: 94
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Re: Dutch Beaumont 71/88

I got the C4HD dies, which were very pricey...something like $158 several years ago. I got 20 loaded cartridges from Gad Custom Cartridge and the reloaded the brass.
by nrobertb
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Finally got my Trombocino!
Replies: 11
Views: 581
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Re: Finally got my Trombocino!

For the benefit of us ignorant folks, exactly what is this?
by nrobertb
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: A Friend in need is a Friend in deed!
Replies: 5
Views: 664
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Re: A Friend in need is a Friend in deed!

If you can read the name and address then google the official Swiss phone book to see if he is listed. I found my troop tag soldier that way.
by nrobertb
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Dutch Beaumont 71/88
Replies: 3
Views: 94
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Re: Dutch Beaumont 71/88

In mine I got the best results with a 300 grain .458 bullet and Trail Boss powder. 4227 powder also worked fine. I didn't try black powder.
by nrobertb
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Old army gas mask
Replies: 1
Views: 45
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Old army gas mask

This Field Protective Mask (aka gas mask) was in use when I was in the army in the early 1960's. The bag contained the mask, a can with anti-fogging cloth for the lenses, and a card dated 1957, explaining what to do in case of nuclear, chemical or biological attack. There was also a metal box contai...
by nrobertb
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: What load mimics the 7.7 Jap as far
Replies: 13
Views: 279
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Re: What load mimics the 7.7 Jap as far

On the old old forum there was an article about using 8mm Mauser cases in the 7.7 Jap. This is what I've been doing because I had a lot of extra cases on hand. Fireforming bumped the shoulder up a little and gave a slight bulge on the lower sides. The sizing die will remove the bulge but I just neck...
by nrobertb
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Show Yourself Shooting
Replies: 6
Views: 295
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Re: Show Yourself Shooting

This got a lot of responses on the old forum. Did you all suddenly get shy?
by nrobertb
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Martini Henry Mark 1
Replies: 9
Views: 360
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Re: Martini Henry Mark 1

I just contacted Blue Falcon to see if he had some more lubed bullets. He said he couldn't find the mold. Oops.
by nrobertb
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: The American Fork Canyon Murder
Replies: 4
Views: 168
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Re: The American Fork Canyon Murder

Yes, apparently it was Laura Aimee.

Thanks for the closure.
by nrobertb
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: The American Fork Canyon Murder
Replies: 4
Views: 168
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The American Fork Canyon Murder

One weekend around 1974 I was on duty alone in the visitor center of Timpanogos Cave National Monument, in American Fork Canyon, Utah. A college student burst in the door and gasped “There’s a dead chick out there”. When he calmed down enough to be rational he said that he and his girlfriend had dis...
by nrobertb
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: The story of Park Ranger Paul Fugate
Replies: 0
Views: 73
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The story of Park Ranger Paul Fugate

In 1970 I was working at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. My next door neighbor was park ranger Paul Fugate. We shared an interest in old guns. He had quite a collection of old timers in calibers like .45-70, .44-40 and 32-20. We shared reloading equipment and he did some stock repair on my Springfie...
by nrobertb
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Firearms Photography
Topic: Photographing a bore
Replies: 0
Views: 75
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Photographing a bore

What is the best method for photographing a bore? I tried recently using a bore light and the light was washing out all of the detail. My eye could see it but the camera couldn't.
by nrobertb
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 45-70 Wow
Replies: 16
Views: 507
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Re: 45-70 Wow

In New Mexico I saw a friend kill a mule deer buck on the far side of a canyon with his .45-70. He set the butt on the ground and held the muzzle up at about a 45 degree angle. He was just fooling around and was flabbergasted when he dropped the deer. I don't know what the straight line distance was...
by nrobertb
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: 24th series Kokura Type 38
Replies: 10
Views: 568
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Re: 24th series Kokura Type 38

I have its twin, same series. I've used both 140 gr. and 120 gr. bullets with 3031 powder.
by nrobertb
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Gripe about package delivery services
Replies: 6
Views: 198
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Re: Gripe about package delivery services

Here they put the package on the porch or by the garage door and dash back to the truck. Sometimes they ring the bell and sometimes not.

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