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  1. Thread: New Book

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    New Book

    Brisbane author, David Nielsen

    Review here:

    Book Review: History of the Mauser Rifle in Chile, by David Nielsen Forgotten Weapons
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    Gale McMillan of McMillan barrels fame, had this...

    Gale McMillan of McMillan barrels fame, had this to say:

    Boattail bullets (Gale McMillan)
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    While we are doing "Wax on, Wax off": Gilly...

    While we are doing "Wax on, Wax off":

    Gilly Stephenson in Perth, WA does a great line of waxes in different grades AND colours.

    The coloured wax sticks are meant for "filling" awkward problems"...
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    If you can't find the actual mandrel drawings,...

    If you can't find the actual mandrel drawings, have you seen drawings for the magizines?

    With a bit of creative number-=crunching, and a close look at the mandrel photos, you should be able to get...
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    The "correct" replacement primer for these cases,...

    The "correct" replacement primer for these cases, and anything else with a .250" Berdan primer is the RWS 6000. These have been akin to hens teeth for a couple of decades.

    The next problem is the...
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    Always remember that these rifles were built...

    Always remember that these rifles were built around, and regulated to, specific, issued ammo, in this case Mk V11 Ball.

    ANYTHING else is a crap-shoot, often literally; they often shoot like crap...
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    That muzzle gizmo on the ZfK-55 is a beauty. I...

    That muzzle gizmo on the ZfK-55 is a beauty.

    I only got to fire a few rounds out of one a few years ago, and it was an enlightening experience..

    Still loud but a weird "diffused" loud....
  8. Like most small weapon parts, "buffers" are...

    Like most small weapon parts, "buffers" are generally a consumable / "expense" item. In a big ordnance system, they, like springs are changed regularly to maintain reliable function. I recall with...
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    Fly-screen door on a submarine?

    Fly-screen door on a submarine?
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    Watching a Sustained Fire Machine Gun platoon...

    Watching a Sustained Fire Machine Gun platoon shred the scenery gives you something to think about. Eight or so tripod-mounted GPMGs firing in sequence into a target area that can be the size of a...
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    Trocaola? Not as well known as Astra, Llama or...

    Trocaola?

    Not as well known as Astra, Llama or Ruby.

    r
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    If the barrel hasn't been lopped, you ONLY have...

    If the barrel hasn't been lopped, you ONLY have to source a fore-end, etc, plus the associated metal bits. It depends on where the fore-end has been cut and if it has subsequently been "customized"...
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    How to fly your F6F Hellcat.

    Flying the Grumman F6F Fighter: Meet the Hellcat (1943) - YouTube
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    I've salvaged a lot of "dubious" ammo over the...

    I've salvaged a lot of "dubious" ammo over the years, Boxer and Berdan.

    Bullets? Use a serious bullet puller like the RCBS "collet" type. Those plastic hammer jobs are great for "short" runs but...
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    Headspace gauges of the most basic type, i.e.,...

    Headspace gauges of the most basic type, i.e., "GO" and "NO-GO" are ESSENTIAL to the OPTIMUM fitting of a barrel to a mechanism, regardless of the operating system of said mechanism.

    The idea of...
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    Savage No4 Mk1, NOT a 1*

    Spotted one of these today.

    Clearly marked as a Mk1 and built like one.
    Not "collector grade", but seems to be correctly marked.
    Bore looks good, but I didn't bore-scope it.
    Has been a "range...
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    Savage No4 Mk1, NOT a 1*

    Spotted one of these today.

    Clearly marked as a Mk1 and built like one.
    Not "collector grade", but seems to be correctly marked.
    Bore looks good, but I didn't bore-scope it.
    Has been a "range...
  18. The Ml1* bolt removal system probably "seemed a...

    The Ml1* bolt removal system probably "seemed a good idea at the time, your Worship", if starting with brand-new, correctly specced components.

    However as bodies and bolts wear, the amount of...
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    That's the beast!

    That's the beast!
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    The Oz / Lithgow Hornets appear to date back to...

    The Oz / Lithgow Hornets appear to date back to the late 1930s, with a "hole" in production during WW2. They used the Savage Hornet magazine of the period.

    I had one for a while. Impressively...
  21. I suspect part of the problem with the...

    I suspect part of the problem with the "reproduction" woodwork is that it may well be made to dimensions taken from old specimens. If not of reasonably recent manufacture, there may be issues with...
  22. The sight proper looks a lot like a "Central". My...

    The sight proper looks a lot like a "Central". My WAG is that the extra bit of glass is probably a "corrective" lense placed to that the shooter can achieve correct sight focus without having their...
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    That full-length SMLE "skeleton" with the "REPRO"...

    That full-length SMLE "skeleton" with the "REPRO" stamp looks like the ones made in Brisbane in the late 1970s / early eighties.

    A small number came out of the "shed" of a serious collector who...
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    Point taken on the calibre. All I have is the...

    Point taken on the calibre. All I have is the stock, which is definitely inletted for a MN action.

    Straight-line, thumb-hole configuration.

    If I could find a suitable scope mount, I would...
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    Finnish Mosin Nagant hunting rifles

    I recently picked up a stock for a Mosin Nagant.

    A thumb-hole "sporter" stock that appears to be inlet and bedded for relatively light ('91 / '91-30 / maybe M-39 barrel. There is some...
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