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    https://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=271-1942-44...

    https://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=271-1942-44-Ballester-Molina-(HAFDASA)
    This is about as much info as I have seen regarding British issue BM pistols
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    Yeh...that's the chart I used to ID makers and...

    Yeh...that's the chart I used to ID makers and carbine manufacturers the magazines were assigned to.

    No Irwin Pederson mags at all....I did identify one National Postal Meter mag but it's marked...
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    Sorting magazines?

    Some years back(1990's) I jumped on a deal for '20 GI 15 shot mags for $20'...the distributer promised scratches, dents and rusted mags plus some in excellent condition. That is what I got with the...
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    I did some repairs on a friends faux 'jungle...

    I did some repairs on a friends faux 'jungle carbine' which is an RFI 2A .7.62/.308 that somebody converted to carbine style complete with repro flash hider.

    I will say the reproduction flash...
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    I had some issues with an Inland carbine getting...

    I had some issues with an Inland carbine getting dirty and failing to fully chamber a round....cleaning and lube would fix it for a bit. Eventually I decided the recoil spring was weak and installed...
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    I have no idea myself. No...no other slash marks...

    I have no idea myself. No...no other slash marks on anything else just the barrel. The markings appear to be neat chisel strikes and could pass for a Roman numeral except for the /

    I read the...
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    No.4 Mk.I barrel markings?

    I had the front wood off my RFI No.4 and while there looked at all the cool proofs and markings on the barrel and action.

    The old rifle is probably a Maltby made No.4 Mk.I refurbed and remarked in...
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    Yesterday I had customer call me....ask me some...

    Yesterday I had customer call me....ask me some technical questions...and then asked if I had been sick?....I'm like "huh? no feel fine"....then he says he had the stomach-bug/squirts and gave it to...
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    The Carcano bore size is apparently somewhat...

    The Carcano bore size is apparently somewhat variable from rifle to rifle. Some folks(me included) having fairly good luck with PPU 6.5mm ammo. Some guys swearing the .268" bullets are needed for...
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    Yeh....work to do...and lots of it. Cannot really...

    Yeh....work to do...and lots of it. Cannot really explain daughter's covid attitude...26 years old...recently single and mother of two. No social distancing...no mask...has been on at least two dates...
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    Starting to get reports of people I know that...

    Starting to get reports of people I know that have come down with the corona 19....nobody I know dead yet. The local churches are taking turns pumping out meals for the poor....Went to Wal Mart...
  12. Keep looking and maybe you will find a bucket...

    Keep looking and maybe you will find a bucket full of #3 bolt-heads to sort and clean?
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    Yes...my wife lost a crown a couple weeks...

    Yes...my wife lost a crown a couple weeks ago...the dentist set a Sunday afternoon appointment and installed a new crown for her
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    Pasties are what strippers wear....not clips. ...

    Pasties are what strippers wear....not clips.

    As far as 'charger loading'.....I looked and looked for my other two chargers....I found a huge quanity of brass Mauser clips(off '42 Turkish 8mm)...I...
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    Practiced(expermented) some more at charger...

    Practiced(expermented) some more at charger loading. Yes...I can now load the No.5 by charger with near perfect success using CINDERS advice of staggering the rounds ///// ....reminds me of a clip of...
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    Just recently I was surfing around and found a...

    Just recently I was surfing around and found a company selling what appeared to be NOS Indian wood that looked really good...although the forestocks had ishy screws. I was bing searching for some gun...
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    I've got like four 'chargers' to my name and can...

    I've got like four 'chargers' to my name and can only find two. I just went out and tried loading techniques(just charger loading practice not shooting)....did try swapping the No.5 and No.4 mag box...
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    Hmmm...the video gives me hope....I have not used...

    Hmmm...the video gives me hope....I have not used common wealth ammo since the 7.7mm South African stuff ran dry. Been using mostly Remington ball .303....maybe I got rim 'chamfer' issues?

    I do...
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    Yep done that...many many times...properly...

    Yep done that...many many times...properly staggered cartridges make no difference on the non-charger loading guns
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    Clip loading the Lee Enfield?

    I've got three of the Enfield pattern guns(excepting a US M1917)...and of the three my old crusty SSA SHTLE 1918 is the only one that will load properly with stripper clips. I mean it loads...
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    As far as homemade masks go...my wife showed me a...

    As far as homemade masks go...my wife showed me a trick with a large handkerchief and a couple little girl 'poneytails'(rubber bands would work)...fold it just so and put the ponytails on and fold...
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    Lewis Lead Remover...Lee has/had a similiar item...

    Lewis Lead Remover...Lee has/had a similiar item for cleaning revolver bores and chambers.

    As far as leading in revolvers...depends on the gun and the ammo. I own revolvers that stay free of lead...
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    I used a skinny chisil a hacksaw...some scrap...

    I used a skinny chisil a hacksaw...some scrap walnut and high grade super-glue...fixed my SSA 1918 draws up(walnut forearm). The wood does need degreased. Any competent gunsmith should be able to...
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    Price of gasoline?... dollar twenty-nine....as...

    Price of gasoline?... dollar twenty-nine....as low as ninety-nine cents in OKC....

    So what do the younger ones think of corona?....I mean really? I ask my new Oompa-Loompa just what does she think...
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    I'm fortunate(I think?) to be in central...

    I'm fortunate(I think?) to be in central Oklahoma. The county I'm in is surrounded by three counties with covid 19 cases but none recognized in my area.

    The kids being out of school way early is...
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