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    Regarding "roll-your-own" cannelures: The tool...

    Regarding "roll-your-own" cannelures:

    The tool instructions:

    https://www.ch4d.com/Media/files/manuals/12000.pdf

    A video:

    Bullet Swaging : Cannelure Tool - YouTube
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    Definitely an "aftermarket" sight blade. Also...

    Definitely an "aftermarket" sight blade.

    Also interesting is the apparent lack of the tiny extra "window" at the top of the "muzzle hole" in that nose-cap, and the decided lack of a number on it....
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    One problem that seems to be overlooked is that...

    One problem that seems to be overlooked is that Eucalypts are, in general, "fire climax" species. Their seed pods are so tough that it takes a "warm-over by a "moderate" and fast-moving fire to crack...
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    In Australia, they were still in service, (and...

    In Australia, they were still in service, (and with proper maintenance), with Cadet forces until the early 1970's. I last fired one in a Cadet service match in 1974.

    Then, with the abolition of...
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    Find a cannelure tool and modify your bullets? ...

    Find a cannelure tool and modify your bullets?

    Such gizmos do exist and there is one here in the "toy-box".

    The catch would be in the realms of heat and pressure, with some concerns about...
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    From memory, there is a "Factory wildcat" called...

    From memory, there is a "Factory wildcat" called the 9.3 x 54R, which is a "common" hunting cartridge in Finland and Russia. Pretty much like a .35 Whelan in performance. Also used in the "Medved"...
  7. A couple of decades ago, there was a bloke here...

    A couple of decades ago, there was a bloke here in Brisbane, Queensland knocking out MLM etc clearing rods,

    I have a few of them , in the white, floating around here somewhere.

    Sadly I have...
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    "Forgotten Weapons" does the PE57 (semi-only)...

    "Forgotten Weapons" does the PE57 (semi-only) variant of the StG-57:

    SIG PE-57: Swiss Roller-Delay! - YouTube

    The slow-mo shows the interesting ejection.

    The "Swiss" chamber with the...
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    I vaguely recall that Winchester produced three...

    I vaguely recall that Winchester produced three "generations" of the '97 in fairly short order. The first ones were little more than variants on the black-powder fueled 1893, beefed-up to handle...
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    I never owned one of those 57s, but I had some...

    I never owned one of those 57s, but I had some very fine years with its "stable-mate" the AMT.

    Softest-shooting 7.62 NATO rifle I have ever fired. Magazines were scarce; mine came with one and I...
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    Reduced velocities mean reduced spin-rate for a...

    Reduced velocities mean reduced spin-rate for a bullet of a given sectional density and LENGTH.

    Both the .30-06 and 7.62 x 54R use 1:10" twist as standard, as opposed to .308Win / 7.62NAT at 1:12...
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    As far as I am aware, because these adapters (at...

    As far as I am aware, because these adapters (at least the H&K ones) were intended for indoor ranges and to be fed exclusively with wax-lubricated, "standard-velocity" ammo. These indoor "cine"...
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    Supplementary: The "new" bullet is meant to be...

    Supplementary:

    The "new" bullet is meant to be a tight fit in the neck, and, friction between the case and bullet is about all that holds the bullet in place. Most factory ammo works on the same...
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    The 7.62 x 54R is a veritable antique, but it has...

    The 7.62 x 54R is a veritable antique, but it has outlasted everything else from that era in actual front-line service around the globe. (PK/PKM, SVD "Dragunov"and "clones", for starters)

    The...
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    I guess the earlier ones may have been made from...

    I guess the earlier ones may have been made from locally-produced 2A / 2A1 rifles.

    That SLR in the background may also not be a real "SLR", rather by the look of the rear-sight it could be one of...
  16. How fast do you want to go? My "tree-ware"...

    How fast do you want to go?

    My "tree-ware" Sierra manual, 5th edition, 2003, lists a lot of loads, one of which uses good-old 3031. The test rifle was a Savage 12VSS, 26", 1:10" twist.

    39.5...
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    It is all detailed on pages 81 and 82 of, "An...

    It is all detailed on pages 81 and 82 of, "An Armourer's Perspective: .303 No.4 (T) Sniper Rifle and the Holland and Holland Connection" By one Peter Laidler avec Ian Skennerton.

    The "battle"...
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    If you have a "spare" sear, swap it in. If the...

    If you have a "spare" sear, swap it in. If the "long arm" of the original sear is distorted, (bent), it may well be engaging the very end of the half-cock notch and this not locking up the bolt and...
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    Assembly numbers and "serial" numbers. Actual...

    Assembly numbers and "serial" numbers.

    Actual "serial" numbers are normally on all the major / "matched" parts. Barrel, Body, rear-sight leaf, nose-cap, etc.

    These things were originally...
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    Mark Novak at "Anvil" shows how to "undo' a...

    Mark Novak at "Anvil" shows how to "undo' a duffle cut properly.

    Anvil 009: Duffle Shuffle - YouTube

    Repair the old one or do a PROPER fitting of "new" / replacement fore-end. Shooter or...
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    Bullet-Maker MIA?

    Do any Australian members know what has happened to "The Bullet Factory", makers of a nice 174gn HP for .303 reloading?

    I found their website months ago but it comes up "inactive' these days.

    A...
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    Depending on your location, you may find both...

    Depending on your location, you may find both "craft' leather workers and saddlers / horse hostlers within reasonable reach.

    The items you need made are not particularly complicated, but like any...
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    There were certainly No4 rifles in Australian...

    There were certainly No4 rifles in Australian service during WW2. I doubt that numbers were ever high. They can be seen in several photographs of troops in New Guinea, for a start. These MAY have...
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    Well, according to Lithgow Drawing A.5688,...

    Well, according to Lithgow Drawing A.5688, "Layout of Rifle and Appurtenance Components" it is called "The Body", In the assembly sequence, it is component No. 2 (the barrel is No.1) The factory...
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    "So, shall I call it Model 1917 or P17?" ...

    "So, shall I call it Model 1917 or P17?"

    "Elena", "Tesoro".........??
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