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
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: My U.S. Krag
Replies: 15
Views: 2360
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Re: My U.S. Krag

It shoots okay but it's not a tack driver. Like most Krags it works better with round nose bullets. Spitzers just don't work for some reason.
by nrobertb
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Arisaka Type 30
Replies: 9
Views: 2538
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Re: Arisaka Type 30

The rifling in this gun is definitely worn but it is still there. I have had poor results with both .264 and .266 bullets. I checked one of the fired .266 lead bullets and it showed no sign of rifling engraving. I'm thinking of trying the .268 bullets used in Carcanos.
by nrobertb
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Gras
Replies: 2
Views: 2424
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Re: French Gras

The group buy of Gras dies from Lee finally came through after 9 months. I tried them out yesterday and they work great. At the range today using Trail Boss powder and Buffalo Arms .446 340 grain lead bullet, I got a 7-shot 1 1/2" group at 50 yards. Good enough to put a smile on my face..
by nrobertb
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Translation needed
Replies: 4
Views: 162
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Re: Translation needed

I e-mailed a Buddhist monastery in Detroit, of all places, and got a translation. The bracelet says "Amitabha" (the Buddha of pure light).
by nrobertb
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Translation needed
Replies: 4
Views: 162
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Re: Translation needed

I posted this on a site called Linguistics and got this answer" It's Chinese, and it should be read from right to left as "阿弥陀佛". This is probably the most widely used phrase, in my own layman opinion, in Buddhism. When visiting a Chinese monastery, you are likely to be greeted with a devout "阿弥陀佛" ...
by nrobertb
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Translation needed
Replies: 4
Views: 162
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Translation needed

I found this silver bracelet in the early 1950's in an area where there were a lot of Korean War vets going to college on the GI bill. I'm guessing it was brought back from Japan but I understand that there are 3 different Japanese alphabets, which makes this hard for me to identify, The top photo i...
by nrobertb
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: My U.S. Krag
Replies: 15
Views: 2360
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Re: My U.S. Krag

I have purchased several rifles from Hampel's in Traverse City, but the Krag came through Gun Broker in 2012.
by nrobertb
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: M1888 Austrian Mannlicher
Replies: 4
Views: 278
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Re: M1888 Austrian Mannlicher

Well, I lost my only clip so have been single loading. Drat!
by nrobertb
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: M1888 Austrian Mannlicher
Replies: 4
Views: 278
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M1888 Austrian Mannlicher

Here are some pics of my M1888 Austrian Mannlicher. It shoots best with .327 205 gr. boattail bullets and 3031 powder. Like all Mannlichers it requires a special clip that drops out of the receiver when empty.
by nrobertb
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Gewehr 1871/84
Replies: 3
Views: 2853
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Re: Gewehr 1871/84

I've tried a lot of things but settled on Western Bullet Co.'s .446 340 gr. lead bullet. I've tried 2400 and Trail Boss powders but 3031 produces the best results. I haven't tried black powder yet but plan to.
by nrobertb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Nepal Cache Martini
Replies: 2
Views: 2253
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Re: Nepal Cache Martini

I eventually sold the Martini to a fellow who was going to convert it to a different caliber. I don't know how the project turned out but would like to. Unfortunately I have lost his address.
by nrobertb
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: Vets I knew
Replies: 5
Views: 681
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Vets I knew

Back in the late 1960's I worked part time with two army vets; one from WWII and one from the Korean War. They used to tell me stories. The WWII vet was one of the airborne guys who jumped into France on D-Day. He and a couple of others landed in German territory. They hid in a patch of woods and la...
by nrobertb
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Depriming by hand
Replies: 8
Views: 6691
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Re: Depriming by hand

Well, you silver tongued rascals, you talked me into it...getting a universal decapper, that is. I went to the Midway website and read the reviews for both the Lee and RCBS versions. I decided on the Lee because it was cheaper. Most of my dies are Lee and I know they make good products. I''ll be usi...
by nrobertb
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Portuguese Kropatschek
Replies: 3
Views: 3632
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Portuguese Kropatschek

Here are some photos of my Portuguese Kropatschek, model 1886, cal. 8x60R.
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: My U.S. Krag
Replies: 15
Views: 2360
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My U.S. Krag

Here are some photos of my U.S. Krag, cal. .30-40. DC2 is stamped on the stock in five places.

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