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  1. Thread: Pierced primer!!

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    While a very sharp and pointy firing pin can...

    While a very sharp and pointy firing pin can cause a true "pierced" primer, what we call a "pierced primer" is not the result of "piercing" at all; it is almost always the result of a weak firing pin...
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    AFAIK, the French call it "le Big Mac", just...

    AFAIK, the French call it "le Big Mac", just using the English words, as do the Germans. But in German, a quarter pounder with cheese is "ein Viertel Pfunder mit Kase."

    Jim
  3. Thread: .303 into 7.7?

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    The term "headspace on the extractor" is often...

    The term "headspace on the extractor" is often used to mean "is held in firing position by the extractor" a different matter altogether. Incredibly, some folks think the .45 ACP cartridge is held...
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    A good friend, now unfortunately gone, fought in...

    A good friend, now unfortunately gone, fought in the Polish underground. At one point a German motorcycle courier had a losing encounter with piano wire* and they found that he was carrying a...
  5. CE probably means Corps of Engineers, so they...

    CE probably means Corps of Engineers, so they might be items used by the Engineers but not by the army in general.

    Jim
  6. Thread: .303 into 7.7?

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    The base diameters of the 7.7 Japanese rimless...

    The base diameters of the 7.7 Japanese rimless and the .30-'06 have a large tolerance overlap, which allows most 7.7 to fire in a .30-'06 chamber and most 7.7 cases made from .30-'06 cases to work...
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    As noted, drilling out or cutting off the bullet...

    As noted, drilling out or cutting off the bullet point was common when GI surplus ammo was around two cents a round and hunting ammo was scarce. But, while Gunner may have had no problems with...
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    Some busy armorers, there. We often talk about...

    Some busy armorers, there. We often talk about combat troops and for the most part they were the ones in danger, but we forget about the support troops in Ordnance, Signal, Transport and the other...
  9. Thread: .303 into 7.7?

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    The 7.7 Rimmed IS the .303 British; it was used...

    The 7.7 Rimmed IS the .303 British; it was used by the Japanese Navy in license built copies of the Lewis gun and Vickers belt fed machine gun. The former was used in flexible mounts on aircraft as...
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    I have often wondered about the symbols painted...

    I have often wondered about the symbols painted on helmets in WWII movies. I know that in my time of service it was forbidden to paint anything on my helmet except my serial number in white paint on...
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    That drivel is not taken directly from Arming...

    That drivel is not taken directly from Arming America, by Michael Bellesiles. Bellisiles could spell and, regardless of his bias and distortions, is at least literate. It seems to be some kind of...
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    Just a note that even in the flintlock era, few...

    Just a note that even in the flintlock era, few PA rifles were really "made" by local gunsmiths, if by that you mean the Colonial Williamsburg concept. Most of those rifles were more like modern...
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    "Bolt pawl" had me going a bit also, until I...

    "Bolt pawl" had me going a bit also, until I realized the OP meant bolt TOOL pawls. The split end is for installing the extractor plunger, since the new type plunger has to go in a certain way to...
  14. Maybe I "bloviated", but I didn't give "advice"...

    Maybe I "bloviated", but I didn't give "advice" that could cause injury to those who accept it without thinking.

    Jim
  15. Hi, AKA Hugh Uno, Since your initial statement...

    Hi, AKA Hugh Uno,

    Since your initial statement claimed that any danger in Damascus barrels is a myth, why have you qualified your statement or limited it to high grade guns? Why not shoot those...
  16. Hmmm. I would say that a shot like that is...

    Hmmm. I would say that a shot like that is difficult, lucky (or unlucky!), though not impossible. But I would say that it definitely requires an "elite-level marksman".

    Jim
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    The ejector has to stick out a lot more than 1/16...

    The ejector has to stick out a lot more than 1/16 inch, as it enters the ejector slot in the bolt. With the bolt out or fully back, the ejector appears to protrude about .35" from the bolt raceway,...
  18. AKA Hugh Uno wrote: Sherman Bell's articles...

    AKA Hugh Uno wrote: Sherman Bell's articles (beginning in Winter 1999) on numerous makes and models of damascus barrel shotguns in Double Gun Journal have pretty much debunked this myth of "dangerous...
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    Those grips were also replacement grips, so a...

    Those grips were also replacement grips, so a revolver may have them without ever having been reworked if the original grips were damaged.

    Correct on the "Nambu"; Nambu had nothing to do with the...
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    It sounds awful to us today, but they also used...

    It sounds awful to us today, but they also used rifles as handspikes and pry bars to move field guns and Gatlings around and to remove boards from houses and barns for bridges and lining trenches. ...
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    I have some problems with that show, as with his...

    I have some problems with that show, as with his previous programs, but lack of hearing protection is not one of them. I don't like his attitude (I am not a "maggot", I am not in Marine "boot camp"...
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    "Farmers" is right. Those stocks were weak, so...

    "Farmers" is right. Those stocks were weak, so they broke and were replaced with stocks that weren't so weak, which is why the weak ones are hard to find.

    Of course, many were broken by being run...
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    I agree. Many of us gun owners tend to feel we...

    I agree. Many of us gun owners tend to feel we need to stick together against the anti-gun looney fringe, but the fact is that some of "us" are not nice guys. Not only do a lot of people use guns...
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    Listen to Chuck and us019255. I have had to cut...

    Listen to Chuck and us019255. I have had to cut an Eddystone Enfield barrel to remove it, but to just say flatly that it must be done with all Enfields is silly. It is a step taken when all else...
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    Tapered rifling in the SMLE is described...

    Tapered rifling in the SMLE is described elsewhere, including Skennerton's The Lee Enfield Story. That type of rifling was adopted with the SMLE Mk 1 in 1902, but as early as 1904 a commission found...
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