Search:

Type: Posts; User: fjruple; Excluded Forums: Milsurp Knowledge Libraries (READ ONLY)

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,332

    The one thing about Colt Sporter platform which...

    The one thing about Colt Sporter platform which most folks do not realize. Is Colt never throws out obsolete and unusable parts from their military contracts. You can track their use of obsolete...
  2. Replies
    14
    Views
    397

    I would jump on that rifle in a heart beat at...

    I would jump on that rifle in a heart beat at that price as long as the receiver was not messed with (Missing the rear sight ears). Barrels are easy to replace if it is shot out.
  3. Replies
    104
    Views
    2,951

    I had heard that the Minnesota National Guard...

    I had heard that the Minnesota National Guard still had the Trapdoor Springfields in the system in 1940!
  4. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,065

    I notice that she is in 9x21mm. Is that a special...

    I notice that she is in 9x21mm. Is that a special match round?
  5. Replies
    104
    Views
    2,951

    Great history of the 1918 Pandemic. Anybody...

    Great history of the 1918 Pandemic. Anybody notice the American soldier in the header was carrying a Model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield .45-70 rifle with a spike bayonet!
  6. Thread: P38 Issues

    by fjruple
    Replies
    10
    Views
    526

    I would first change the ammunition the P38/HP...

    I would first change the ammunition the P38/HP model of WWII do not like the 115 grain 9mm bullets that are currently available. I would stick with the 124 grain ball. Using the 115 grain ball will...
  7. Replies
    9
    Views
    402

    The caption to this photo should be, "I will have...

    The caption to this photo should be, "I will have this situation over by Christmas." LOL PS-- "I did not say what year!"
  8. Thread: Favorite Lub

    by fjruple
    Replies
    61
    Views
    1,361

    Eddie-- I use a standard solvent with a...

    Eddie-- I use a standard solvent with a brass/bronze brush on the bore and pressure parts. For lubbing I use my mixture. Usually if my lub comes in contact with carbon build up it keeps it loose...
  9. Thread: Favorite Lub

    by fjruple
    Replies
    61
    Views
    1,361

    I make my own lub. I use a 50/50 mixture of...

    I make my own lub. I use a 50/50 mixture of automatic transmission fluid and Marvels Miracle Oil. Both usual comes in a one quart can or bottle. I mix them in a one gallon can/bottle. I have used...
  10. Replies
    104
    Views
    2,951

    On Saturday, I got my first vaccine shot for...

    On Saturday, I got my first vaccine shot for COVID-19. The vaccine site was run by the Veterans Administration for the local veterans. I was actually surprised how well run the vaccine site was...
  11. Thread: Snider loads

    by fjruple
    Replies
    29
    Views
    27,453

    Yesterday we shot a steel barrelled MKIII that...

    Yesterday we shot a steel barrelled MKIII that came out of Nepal. The outside looks like it has been several world wars but the rifleing is pristine. We were using 24 guage shotshells trimmed down...
  12. Thread: P14 Advice

    by fjruple
    Replies
    15
    Views
    1,278

    Potashminer-- That's the one thing I like about...

    Potashminer-- That's the one thing I like about the Pattern 14. First you have six major types to deal with. (Each manufacturer E, R and W, plus the MkI and MkI*) then there are changes with each...
  13. Replies
    104
    Views
    2,951

    Gil-- I agree with with you on the politics...

    Gil--
    I agree with with you on the politics especially being an international forum. But to put complete faith in the "science" helps hide the reality of what is really taking place. I cannot...
  14. Replies
    104
    Views
    2,951

    Well, I hope everybody has been safe. It has been...

    Well, I hope everybody has been safe. It has been 90 days since I tested positive for the COVID-19. I wish I can get a straight answer from some one about taking the vaccine. I had one doctor tell...
  15. old tanker-- Great video on the different types...

    old tanker-- Great video on the different types of belts. I wonder of the German DM1 metal belts would work if the belt was fitted backwards to the cartridges. The spacing appears to be about the...
  16. Replies
    7
    Views
    508

    The pistol should have a provision for a lanyard...

    The pistol should have a provision for a lanyard loop on the butt. All Colt New service revolver except the Shooting Master should have a lanyard loop.
  17. One common problem is alignment of the gas...

    One common problem is alignment of the gas cylinder with the gas port in the barrel. On a number occasions I have had customers who had the same problem it turned out to be that the gas cylinder...
  18. Replies
    14
    Views
    788

    I remember getting my first M1 from DCM in the...

    I remember getting my first M1 from DCM in the old days. I waited almost three years for it to arrive then one day it showed up on at my door with a Postal worker looking for a signature. (In those...
  19. Replies
    9
    Views
    218

    Jim-- While I like the M14 rifle, I think the FN...

    Jim-- While I like the M14 rifle, I think the FN FAL was a better rifle. If it was not for the desk borne US Ordnance Department it would have been our primary service rifle.
  20. Just a factoid here for the forum, We are...

    Just a factoid here for the forum, We are dealing with two completely different Brownings MG here. There is the M1919A4 style in .30 caliber (later 7.62mm NATO in SADF) and the AN-M2 which the...
  21. I believe you probably only made the problem...

    I believe you probably only made the problem worse. First off the barrel chamber was a bit oversized to begin with. which is typical for the Lee Enfield. This fact may have contributed to the...
  22. Thread: Rarest of Rare

    by fjruple
    Replies
    10
    Views
    561

    Australian Unicorns do exists!

    Australian Unicorns do exists!
  23. MOS-45-- Interesting about the of Colt MGs, I...

    MOS-45-- Interesting about the of Colt MGs, I wonder where they ended up? In NJ several years one was found on the beach after a storm. It appears to be one that was missing after a 1944 hurricane...
  24. MOS-45 - Probably turned in after the Alaska...

    MOS-45 - Probably turned in after the Alaska National Guard was re-established after WWII. They are probably are setting in a long forgotten ammunition "igloo" (no Pun intended) awaiting for the...
  25. When I first enlisted in the US Army National...

    When I first enlisted in the US Army National Guard, it was in a very historic unit. Each year the unit would have an Annual Dinner in which all of the previous members from previous wars were...
Results 1 to 25 of 118
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4
T-bones Shipwrighting