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    NEVER use this stuff in a SiG AMT. It WILL...

    NEVER use this stuff in a SiG AMT.

    It WILL damage the rifle, sooner rather than later.

    Unlike MilSpec brass, the steel cases do not do the correct "grip and float" thing in the fluted chamber...
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    While I still lave several 4-gallon buckets of...

    While I still lave several 4-gallon buckets of (.217") Berdan-primed brass, and for as long as I can get the primers, I will keep using it.

    Oz military 7.62 NATO brass sort-of went "Boxer" about...
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    It might be related to "harmonics" in the spring....

    It might be related to "harmonics" in the spring.

    Anyone familiar with "spring reverbs" in guitar amplifiers will get the picture quickly.

    Here's how it was explained to me:

    In something...
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    .217"; just a whisker bigger than your basic...

    .217"; just a whisker bigger than your basic .210" boxer jobs.

    MANY European military and sporting cases use this size.

    I have used RWS 5608, 5627 and the Vihtavouri "Kemira" Berdan primers in...
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    About the only possibility of such a thing...

    About the only possibility of such a thing happening MIGHT be firing 81mm bombs from "their" 82mm mortar, IF and only IF the base plug / striker were mechanically compatible.

    Not long back, I was...
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    My 2c worth: The original oil bottles were...

    My 2c worth:

    The original oil bottles were robust little brass numbers. The rear of the storage hole is nicely padded by the correctly-wound pull-through.

    The leather washer was probably to...
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    A fair while ago, there was some discussion...

    A fair while ago, there was some discussion regarding "Scotchbrite" pads .

    I'll reprise my version of the "caveat":

    The REAL stuff is made by 3M, of "carborundum" and sticky-tape fame.

    The...
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    So, of the "standard" infantry round was the 1906...

    So, of the "standard" infantry round was the 1906 Ball with its 150gn bullet, it would have been the one for the M-17.

    The catch is that at .30-06 velocities that 150 gn bullet would EASILY be...
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    If you go back to Greenhill and his calculations,...

    If you go back to Greenhill and his calculations, the critical factors are Length of bullet and the density of the air.

    That second one was a prominent arguing point with the adoption of the M-16...
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    It would have been designed around the issue ball...

    It would have been designed around the issue ball .30-06 ammo of the day (1917), which of course is .30 M-1 ball, introduced, unsurprisingly in 1906, as a rapid response to the German introduction of...
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    "As head space is going to be defined when the...

    "As head space is going to be defined when the bolt is engage and closed, you pull the striker out of the bolt and that gets rid of the cam action (which is very powerful)"

    The engagement faces on...
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    What's the bet the "qualified personnel" at the...

    What's the bet the "qualified personnel" at the proof house did NOT do the "strip bolt / one finger pressure" thing, but inserted "a" gauge and used more than the pressure of one finger before giving...
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    It can get quite ugly with the P-14. A LOT of...

    It can get quite ugly with the P-14.

    A LOT of them are classic "mix-masters", having been shunted off to various "interesting, foreign parts", surplussed, randomly reassembled by "less than...
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    I suspect that you cannot get five 7.62 x 54R...

    I suspect that you cannot get five 7.62 x 54R cartridges in a standard P-14 mag. because they are somewhat fatter than the .303. Standard 7.62 x 54R ammo is a few thou SHORTER than Mk7 .303 Ball.
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    Baltic P-14 update

    According to this site:

    The Use Of The Mosin Nagant In Estonia

    P-14 numbers in Estonia ran to:

    1926: 29,115

    1939: 41,050
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    Maybe NOT a Hebrew stamp! Probably more of a a...

    Maybe NOT a Hebrew stamp! Probably more of a a "casually applied" stamp.

    The Eddystone, (ERA), P-14s are notorious for being "non interchangeable" Remington (RE), (who used the design as the basis...
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    Something odd about the Knox Form / breech...

    Something odd about the Knox Form / breech reinforce on that barrel. I don't recall seeing a "step' like that on any other P-14.

    There are also marks on the underside of the Knox form that look...
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    If you can find one, an extractor for the Indian...

    If you can find one, an extractor for the Indian 2A1 is a good place to start. Being designed to work with the 7.62 NATO sized rim, albeit originally in a No1 style bolt-head, is an advantage.
  19. The trick is that the height of the actual BLADE...

    The trick is that the height of the actual BLADE in each series is pretty much the same.

    The adjustment increments are in the thickness of the rectangular horizontal base, between the dovetail...
  20. Trigger-guard: Bent and/or TWISTED? Stock...

    Trigger-guard: Bent and/or TWISTED?

    Stock Collar (the steel tube between the trigger-guard and the body): Not the correct length?

    There was an official gauge and tool for evaluating and...
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    That "proper" screw is quite close to both 2BA...

    That "proper" screw is quite close to both 2BA and M4.5, but the 'real deal' is definitely .1875" x 33TPI, "special"

    The later, post WW2 . Korea, etc. EMEI notes for Australian service No1 Mk3s,...
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    Screw, Cap, nose, back? .1875" dia x 33tpi...

    Screw, Cap, nose, back?

    .1875" dia x 33tpi (Enfield form, approx 49 degrees)

    If you plan to make these, you must like a challenge!

    It is the same thread as used on the No1 Mklll / lll* FRONT...
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    Fifteen GRAND? For a Ford side-valve V8 and...

    Fifteen GRAND?

    For a Ford side-valve V8 and gearbox. Even "factory new" that's a bit rich. I'm obviously in the wrong line of "business".

    The Ford "Blitz" trucks were similarly equipped; there...
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    Regarding the "creative" use of Bren carriers and...

    Regarding the "creative" use of Bren carriers and the fitting of bigger guns than a Boyes, our Teutonic cousins apparently also had a go:

    It's a "gamer" site, but has some interesting pics.
    ...
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    Gone to a new hide?

    Gone to a new hide?
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