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 slowbob2
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question
Replies: 22
Views: 6557
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Re: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question

Also none of mine have Medford type rifling . Maybe your bore is that large and shiny with weak rifling because someone polished it out . A friend just received a 1903 he bought with a ' bright bore ' . It was polished enough to have " Medford " rifling .
by slowbob2
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question
Replies: 22
Views: 6557
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Re: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question

On the four of mine . Groove .265 to .266 . The chambers are very tight , so much so that a case fired in most T-38's will not resize enough to chamber freely in the Type I . I always use new brass and keep it for TI . All mine are very accurate .
by slowbob2
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Slugging a bore, how I did mine.
Replies: 6
Views: 17604
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Re: Slugging a bore, how I did mine.

A lot of bad info on how to slug a bore . It would explain why I have found about 90% of the people I have dealt with in over 30 years of working on military rifles can not slug a bore accurately . The main problems they have are : fouled bore , measuring tool not zeroed or do not know how to use th...
by slowbob2
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Unissued, matching late 7th series Type 99 in last ditch configuration
Replies: 11
Views: 4903
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Re: Unissued, matching late 7th series Type 99 in last ditch configuration

As he stated in his post , only the last 5000 ish of series 7 had the fixed rear sight . Yours would be in the first 5000 ish .
by slowbob2
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Unissued, matching late 7th series Type 99 in last ditch configuration
Replies: 11
Views: 4903
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Re: Unissued, matching late 7th series Type 99 in last ditch configuration

If your rifle is " exactly " like his , with a 4 digit serial number it is either not a series 7 or is not exactly like it .
by slowbob2
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99 box magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1882
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Re: Type 99 box magazine

It would help to know what series the rifle is , as there are five series that could be considered " last ditch " . But the short answer is it is missing the box mag .
by slowbob2
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: K31 Forestock Crack
Replies: 6
Views: 3576
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Re: K31 Forestock Crack

He is right on , glue will not fix that if you are going to fire the rifle . Firing it with the action screws loose caused that crack , a lot of people do that . You will have to go in from the side with a screw in front and behind the action screw hole . Put Glue in the crack , then use the screws ...
by slowbob2
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31
Replies: 29
Views: 9854
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Re: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31

I have always used the two interchangeably , they are close enough for start loads .
by slowbob2
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31
Replies: 29
Views: 9854
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Re: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31

Most US loading manual information is way on the light side for military rifles . As the other guy said , the K-31 is good for more . Militaries did not load to a certain rifle's max , they just wanted a certain level of performance and ammo that could be used in all of their rifle models in use at ...
by slowbob2
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31
Replies: 29
Views: 9854
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Re: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31

Going up by .1 of a grain is a waste of time . You will get more variance from the case , neck tension , barrel heat and so on .
by slowbob2
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31
Replies: 29
Views: 9854
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Re: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31

First K-31's are not .308 rifles they are .306 . If your barrel has any wear on it , it will shoot regular .308 bullets fine . If it is a very tight replacement barrel you will get better results with a .308 VLD type bullet . The 168 SMK is a very good bullet for loose bores , it will out shoot GP-1...
by slowbob2
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 91/38 accuracy issue
Replies: 16
Views: 6726
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Re: 91/38 accuracy issue

Since the carbine is a 1938 with a fixed 300 meter sight , it is not a cut down rifle , nor was it made with gain twist rifling . The groove size should round about .267 - .268 on that model .
by slowbob2
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading for 1909 Mauser
Replies: 6
Views: 2938
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Re: Reloading for 1909 Mauser

The military model 1909 was made in 7.65x53 with a groove size of .311 + . The rechambering [ only ] to 30/06 was done by the importer , the barrel was not changed . Changing the expander will work ok , or just neck size with a 7.7 Jap die . Also , if the bore [ lands ] is tight enough a .308 bullet...
by slowbob2
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Japanese Collection updates
Replies: 5
Views: 2470
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Re: Japanese Collection updates

For your % stats . I have about 350 Arisakas . I collected them by series and maker as the main interest . Matching 90 % , Mums 50 % , Slings 15 % , Papers 5 % .
by slowbob2
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 long rifle at 500 and 800 yards*
Replies: 14
Views: 5002
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Re: GEW 98 long rifle at 500 and 800 yards*

How long you have done some thing makes no difference on how well you do it. If it did , most 90 year olds would be race car drivers. I have fired around 40,000 rounds of handloads [ 100's of different combinations ] through over 500 8x57mm rifles . I am not talking about any Saami data , I am talki...

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