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 les1234
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Armi San Marco Colt 1851 Navy
Replies: 1
Views: 3747
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Re: Armi San Marco Colt 1851 Navy

The load you mentioned should be fine. You can't put enough real black powder in it to "blow it up", however, the brass frame isn't as strong as the steel ones, and can wear prematurely from constant heavy loads. I use the same measure for both my 1860 .44 and my 1851.36, about 22grains, but it's a ...
by les1234
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 11283
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Re: Cavalry Carbine Issue

Kraggman, my understanding is that the 268 bullets must ONLY be used with the powders and charges worked up by Hornady to go with them, they should not be used with any other loads meant for .264 bullets!
by les1234
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: What Model Berthier Is This?
Replies: 3
Views: 3643
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Re: What Model Berthier Is This?

Maybe....somebody had a Berthier carbine missing the front band, and since they're hard to find they just found something else that could be made to fit.
by les1234
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Any thoughts on these rifles
Replies: 10
Views: 5349
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Re: Any thoughts on these rifles

Bottom is a Truppe Special Carcano, but I can't say exactly which model. Middle is a nice condition Berthier M1916 Carbine. I don't know much about the Mannlicher carbine on top. If the bores are decent and they're fully functional, I wouldn't call any of them in "poor" condition. Just a little bit ...
by les1234
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Webley Mark IV package
Replies: 13
Views: 5456
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Re: Webley Mark IV package

I wonder what the diameter of those FMJ bullets is?
by les1234
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 8mm Lebel Pistol Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 7815
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Re: 8mm Lebel Pistol Ammo

I haven't needed to anneal it yet, I have used both new brass, and used 32-20 with damaged necks. the last I made, I whacked it off with a cutoff wheel in a dremel, then run it into the expander die a little bit, then do the final trim on my Forester trimmer. I've made about 60-70 so far and only lo...
by les1234
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Converting .348 Win to 10.4mm Italian Vetterli
Replies: 4
Views: 4765
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Re: Converting .348 Win to 10.4mm Italian Vetterli

I haven't tried it with .348, tried fire forming some PRVI 8mm Lebel cases, with no success, even after annealing.

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