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  1. Thread: Bullet lubricant

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    Absolutely correct! I have to plead aging...

    Absolutely correct! I have to plead aging memory, and explain that the compound I wanted to name and advise against using as a bullet lube or leaving in the bore before shooting is 'RIG': an...
  2. Thread: Bullet lubricant

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    The grease used on bullets by U.S. shooters was...

    The grease used on bullets by U.S. shooters was 'Mobilubricant', in the early days of the 1903 in match competition. The purpose was to help prevent metal fouling from the cupronickel jackets of the...
  3. Thread: Bullet lubricant

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    Beats me...

    The GP11 is lubricated at the case mouth only, while the Italian ammo has a waxy coating on the bullet itself: heavy enough to be scraped-off with the thumbnail. I believe the GP11 wax is intended...
  4. Thread: Bullet lubricant

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    Bullet lubricant

    The samples I have of original 7.35mm ball ammunition have bullets coated with a fairly heavy waxy lubricant - I seem to remember that the 6.5mm ammunition also had waxed bullets. However, I haven't...
  5. Thread: Ferguson rifle

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    Jim: Thank you - I saw the info you...

    Jim:

    Thank you - I saw the info you provided the link to, but I can tell you with certainty that my Narragansett copy will not accept a .648" ball and more than about 55 grains of powder,...
  6. Thread: Ferguson rifle

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    Ferguson rifle

    Having just acquired a like-new Narragansett Arms reproduction of the Ferguson rifle, I'm preparing to shoot it - but some significant information does not seem to be readily found:
    What was the...
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    Since the final photo...

    of the completely disassembled sight did not want to appear im my previous post, let's try again:

    83875

    And that should wrap it up.

    mhb - MIke
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    Having gone...

    entirely off the rails in my earlier attempt to explain the disassembly of entirely the wrong sight, I hope to redeem myself by providing a walkthrough of the correct one. This sight is an early one...
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    BBB...

    provides the exact info needed - well done!
    And, it's a damned good thing nobody took me up on the bet: I could have lost a whole day's pay!
    "... I'm old and I'm nervis,
    I'm cast from the...
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    Windage disassembly:

    The windage knob is pinned to the threaded shaft: a very small-diameter pin passes through the knob and the shaft. You will have to drive the pin out (carefully, so as not to deform or lose it) with...
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    Having just taken a couple of them apart...

    to clean them up prior to installation and use, I can tell you that the windage knob does, indeed, have detent notches on its back side, 4 of them, and that the split spring which tensions the knob...
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    The measuring instrument ...

    at the head of the device appears (from the visible markings) to be a true micrometer, apparently American-made by the L. S. Starrett company of Athol, Mass.; measuring to the thousandth of an inch....
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    Probably the most useful thing to know...

    would be the actual dimensions of the nose of the micrometer spindle. If, as appears likely, the tool is intended to measure the thickness of the web at the bottom of the primer pocket, why would...
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    It is a puzzlement...

    The nose of the micrometer spindle does appear to be tapered, and there may be a recess in its point, which could serve as clearance over the Berdan primer pocket's integral anvil. The tool might be...
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    As is it equipped with a micrometer head...

    the spindle of which would contact the primer, it seems likely that it is intended to check primer seating depth. It is my understanding that British military ammunition which was loaded with...
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    Bushy:

    Thanks for the tip on sights. If I ever decide to add target sights, I'll look for the Central. I have a number of match rifles, per-se, but like to keep most of my service rifles in as-issued...
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    CINDERS:

    It gets plenty warm here in Arizona, too, but I haven't been a serious Highpower competitor in a very long time: I don't think I'd be happy laying out in the sun in my leather coat on one of our 100+...
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    Brian and 30Three:

    I am in need (well, want) and will certainly contact Brian directly.
    Windage adjustable sights are not absolutely necessary, but I'm very much in favor of them for any and all rifles for which...
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    Bushy and CINDERS:

    Thanks for the input. I probably should have asked whether anyone had a rear sight assembly he could spare...
    I corrected the elevation in the process of sighting-in by replacing the installed...
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    The rest of the story...

    8214382142
    As it turns out, I was able to acquire the bolt head I needed (MA53). It timed perfectly with the original bolt body, and restored the rifle's headspace to well within the 'GO/NO-GO' ...
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    At this point...

    I will cease troubling the members of this forum. I do appreciate all the helpful and well-intended input provided by most of you. I even appreciate the factual information contained in Mr....
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    Bruce in Oz:

    I started this project with what is, in most respects, a new-condition Lithgow #1 Mk3*: the barrel definitely is a brand-new one, and the chamber is neither oversized nor 'messed-with'. My...
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    Brian and mike 1967:

    The rifle fails the .074" gauging - actual headspace is .076". It does shoot very well, but I'm a handloader, and want to reduce the headspace to well-within the permissible range, to limit...
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    Cinders:

    Thank you for the input.
    Actually, what I asked about was not the need for the bolt head to contact the bolt body, but for the rear of the bolt head shank to contact the firing pin collar before...
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    Thank you...

    I appreciate your offer of assistance, and may take you up on it. I am currently awaiting word from Springfield Sporters and, possibly, SARCO (or some other source) on availability of suitable parts...
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