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 professrh
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 30595
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

I picked up one from a pawn shop too. It was in a Siles sporter stock (web split) and had a real nice forged bolt handle. Barrel was cherry inside but badly pitted outside. My 'smith at the time sent it to a barrel shop in Georgia where they contoured it to a slim sporter contour and eliminated the...
by professrh
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 30595
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Still to come:
sending the bolt off to have the handle bent by a pro (link: http://www.angelfire.com/gundam/boltman/bolt_work/ ), stripping off the arsenal black paint, touching up with cold blue, stripping the stock, refinishing with BLO, and improving the stock fit with brass shims.
by professrh
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 30595
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

At some point, I touched up the muzzle crown with a brass screw and some valve-grinding compound.
by professrh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 30595
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

So I put a scope on it. I had to use rather tall rings to clear the bolt (the original sporterizer ground the bolt handle a bit, but didn't bend it. ETA: The mount set I used was the Warne Maxima for unaltered 98 Mauser. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/128297/warne-maxima-2-piece-steel-weaver-styl...
by professrh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 30595
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

At some point, I took it to the range and shot this target (at 50 yards, with iron sights) using 1) my handloads for the Garand, and 2) surplus HXP ammo. The groups overlap, but seemed promising
famage target.jpg
by professrh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 30595
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

I wouldn't have bought it if the bore wasn't good.
famage bore.jpg
by professrh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 30595
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Here's what it looked like when I got it. Note the black paint applied at the arsenal, and (if you can see it) the uneven way the stock forend is cut.
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by professrh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 30595
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R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

I posted a bit about this rifle, a 1952 Colombian-arsenal refurb to 30-06 that someone on this end stock-cropped and D&T'd, before the incident. I've been working a lot on it since, and am beginning to get somewhere, I think. If I can figure out how to post photos, I'll put up a kind of work journal...
by professrh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading for the K31
Replies: 34
Views: 25069
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Re: Reloading for the K31

In case y'all haven't seen this, Zeiland has reposted RapidRob's post on how best to use the RCBS berdan decapper:
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=301
by professrh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading for the K31
Replies: 34
Views: 25069
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Re: Reloading for the K31

Anybody tried cutting down appropriate-diameter drill bits to make replacement pins?

That's my plan. I've broken one so far, but (as I said above) it's been a while since I worked with Berdan-primed cases. . . .
by professrh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Removing Berdan primers with RCBS Tool
Replies: 8
Views: 6256
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Re: Removing Berdan primers with RCBS Tool

Thank you for posting this, Zeilard. I found it useful back when I was learning to do this.

--Prof
by professrh
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading for the K31
Replies: 34
Views: 25069
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Re: Reloading for the K31

I bought one of these, after making a hydraulic decapper and then deciding that one bath a day is plenty, thank you. https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/245983/rcbs-berdan-decapping-tool?cm_mmc=pf_ci_google-_-Reloading+-+Metallic+Reloading+Equipment+(Not+Presses)-_-RCBS-_-245983&gclid=CJ3z2vnOtNQCFYI7...
by professrh
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: dmg4 where are you??
Replies: 3
Views: 2334
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Re: dmg4 where are you??

If the old content is not restored, I'll get to re-tell all my awful jokes. dmg4, I'll take all the bad jokes you can dish out. (PM me if you think the other gents don't deserve such treatment). Here's one for you (in case you haven't heard it): What's-the-secret-of-a-good-joke-timing. Good to see ...
by professrh
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Request: A Tutorial on How to Anneal Rifle Brass
Replies: 7
Views: 4221
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Re: Request: A Tutorial on How to Anneal Rifle Brass

Thanks, RapidRob. This is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.

--Prof
by professrh
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Request: A Tutorial on How to Anneal Rifle Brass
Replies: 7
Views: 4221
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Request: A Tutorial on How to Anneal Rifle Brass

How about it, gents? Something simple enough for (say) an English professor to follow? From a source we all know and can trust? I've read a lot on the internet about annealing brass, over the past few years. Yikes, what a tangled web! I don't imagine I'm the only SRF reloader who'd benefit from a se...

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