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    Yep! That Zero BA diameter detail seems to have...

    Yep! That Zero BA diameter detail seems to have missed "publication" in my first post.

    The other very British" thing about BA threads is the size relationship:

    To get the dimensions of a size...
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    Just about every part is different; sometimes...

    Just about every part is different; sometimes subtly, often not.

    Manufacturer's marks for starters. Then the obvious stuff like furniture, muzzle devices, gad blocks, sights, dust covers, gas...
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    I have never dismantled an original Snider round,...

    I have never dismantled an original Snider round, but I was wondering this:

    Is the original 19th Century Snider propellant load in the form of "loose" powder or a single solid compressed "pellet"?...
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    As there is no such thing as a "perfect" bullet,...

    As there is no such thing as a "perfect" bullet, let alone a "perfect" barrel, the slightest eccentricity of the bullet core and of the bullet in the rifling will become apparent as soon as the...
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    Cast bullets in "high-intensity" cartridges are a...

    Cast bullets in "high-intensity" cartridges are a bit dubious; MUCH more so in gas-operated goodies like the Garand.

    Like ALL military rifles, the Garand was tuned to the ammo du jour, which was...
  6. 3D printing them directly using metal powder...

    3D printing them directly using metal powder might get the look, but what happens upon the firing of a few cartridges?

    Plan "B" is to 3D print a model from the appropriate "thread' and the use...
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    Am I correct in thinking that there was / is an...

    Am I correct in thinking that there was / is an "alternative" model that strongly resembles the classic Mauser charger?

    Given the very similar head size, the clip for the Swedish 6.5 x 55 should...
  8. If the replacement flash-hider is a good fit on...

    If the replacement flash-hider is a good fit on the barrel, making it stay put for drilling / reaming the pin holes is straightforward.

    Get yourself a small bottle of Loctite 290 (Super Wick-in)...
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    That might explain the existence of other M-94...

    That might explain the existence of other M-94 carbines with "slick" nose-caps; as noted, cavalry carbines rarely accommodated bayonets. "Artillery' carbines are a different thing in many cases.
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    Interesting thought

    Over at a mate's place recently and he uncased a nifty little carbine.

    NOT a Lee Enfield, but a Swedish M-94 Mauser.

    The cute part was the nose-cap. It extended back under the fore-end about...
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    The .276 Enfield in the P-13 is only a bit shy of...

    The .276 Enfield in the P-13 is only a bit shy of a 7mm Rem Mag in capacity.

    It was hampered by the obsession with CORDITE. Great (leade-burning) propellant in the modest .303, but an utter...
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    No 4 (T) tech data.

    Looking for the actual dimensions to locate the pads (repro) onto a No4 body.

    Seems to be a plethora of copies of the drawings for the bracket components AND the pads themselves.

    Is thee or was...
  13. And all the ORIGINAL bedding methods were...

    And all the ORIGINAL bedding methods were designed to tune the rifle to the ISSUE ammo of the day.

    The "issue" ammo in 1917 was.....?

    IF the wood is in good condition, inside and out, original...
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    You will note that the Brits decided to keep the...

    You will note that the Brits decided to keep the ten-round mag system (fed by 5 rd charger clips) to the bitter end. If all your "battle" ammo is delivered in fifty-round bandoliers full of ammo in...
  15. Swiss chambers are interesting. The chamber on...

    Swiss chambers are interesting.

    The chamber on a G or K-11 has a LONG throat. This is primarily so that remaining supplies of the old "torpedo" GP-95 could be safely chambered and fired. There was...
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    About those plastic bullets:

    Found this on the back cover of the July-August 1970 issue of "Handloader" magazine.

    Some years back, I scored over a hundred of these magazines, in their publisher's binders The downside was...
  17. 314 at the throat? LOOXURY!! They can run...

    314 at the throat?

    LOOXURY!!

    They can run out to .319" nominal groove diameter and STILL meet the acceptance specs on the drawings.

    The catch with cast bullets is that if yyou opt for long,...
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    I remember the French 1950's / 60's vintage...

    I remember the French 1950's / 60's vintage .30-06 in brass and steel cases.

    Corrosive?

    You could hear your barrel rusting as it cooled down! A LOT of FN-49 and Garand barrels demised because...
  19. The fun part of the .45 ACP and the 1911 pistol...

    The fun part of the .45 ACP and the 1911 pistol is looking at the original specs for the round and the chamber.

    There is NO "shoulder" at the forward end of the chamber. How does it "headspace"?
    ...
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    I vaguely recall that Speer? once made dedicated...

    I vaguely recall that Speer? once made dedicated PLASTIC, reloadable 38 Spl "ammo". Separate plastic (polycarbonate??) case and bullet. These were around in the 1960's and '70's.

    Primer ONLY...
  21. Nice Mk Vl fore-end in that video. The catch...

    Nice Mk Vl fore-end in that video.

    The catch with Lee-Enfields is that they use TWO-piece furniture. (Four if you count the hand-guards). Thus a lot of the bedding methods that are commonly used...
  22. The other thing is that all of the gizmo effects...

    The other thing is that all of the gizmo effects on the barrel work on a vertical plane.

    The inner band and its spring pull the barre straight down.

    The spring and plunger ticked away above the...
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    SLOW Avro Anson project in Oz

    Bloke in my suburb has had an airframe wrapped in clear plastic under his house for years. I thought it may have been Wirraway or Boomerang tail bits I could see.

    Finally caught up with him the...
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    Archi: The late-pattern "safety was a pretty...

    Archi:

    The late-pattern "safety was a pretty simple piece of rolled sheet metal and should not be too hard to fabricate; it will make a VERY positive manual "hold-open on a closed-bolt build.
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    In WW1 the Germans most certainly used captured...

    In WW1 the Germans most certainly used captured machine guns and were particularly fond of the Lewis.

    At first just used as another machine gun, but rapidly adopted for use in "assault teams" and...
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