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Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 03-12-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By Kestral
American Flag

Living in the other side of the pond, I am really puzzled by many articals on various forums about American people not being allowed to fly their Stars & Stripes in many areas. Today I see a Sheriff...
Firearms Forum: Firearm's Industry 03-10-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Kestral
Mag I D

Dont remember seeing any artical on Magazine ID . but recently got a bag with 48 mags all different types but mainly 9mm.Have managed to sort out about 30 of them,the rest are giving me a headache....
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-08-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Kestral
Strange 45acp Reload

Ive been reloading for over 40 yrs now, & Ive never seen this before.IMI cases, well cleaned a week before using dry storage,232 grn, factory lead R/N lubed bullets, 4.3 grns Bullseye. Set up to load...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-22-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Kestral
Have just tried the empty case, its still a bit...

Have just tried the empty case, its still a bit of a heavy pull,but nothing like it was when the chamber was empty. I`d say its approx 50 to 60 % easier than before. Thanks everyone for helping out,...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-22-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Kestral
Reply to Snapcaps

Thanks for your reply, Perhaps Ive not explained myself properly, I am fully aware of dry firing problems,What I have been asking is when a dry fire does occur ie not counting the rds on firing &...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-19-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Kestral
Buckmark 22lr Tgt pistol

My Son has a prob with his FN Buckmark 22 Tgt pistol He has been asking around for a cure but nobody seems to have the answer.When the F/pin is released into an empty chamber it is very... very......
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 10-16-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By Kestral
FN 130 32acp

Have been trying to get a pic of an FN 130 32acp pistol,fitted with an adjustable rear sight & spur magazine.It looks like a 1922,and have been told it could be a model 110 or a 115 or even a 1971...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-11-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By Kestral
Hand Reamer

Aquired 800 Norma as new 9mm Browning Long berdan cases,5mm diam primer pocket.Purchased 5000 RWS large pistol berdan primers also 5mm,,and found that they are a fraction to tight to seat.Would...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-06-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 690
Posted By Kestral
Webley 455 mk6

If anyone has a Webley Mk6 in 455,or similar, I managed to acquire some 45 Long Colt cases converted to 455 rev,from Buffalo Arms, Not being able to find a 455/265 grn hollow base mould .I necked the...
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 04-06-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,427
Posted By Kestral
Freedom of Speech

If they ( The ones above ) really wanted to,they could stop most of the problems by making it impossible for incomers to bring their own rules & regulations with them. If they want to settle in a new...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-25-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,886
Posted By Kestral
Case bulging

Just started on a mixed bag of 38 s/w reloads,the cases are Norma.Kynock, Dominion & Gevolet. They all reloaded very well except for the Gevolet,they all had very pronounced bulges about a third of...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,886
Posted By Kestral
357 mag 110 gr

Forgot to mention it with the above reply,I use with very satisfying results the Lee Carbide Factory Crimp Die. It gets rid of the bulges and crimps the bullet as well to the correct overall amount.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-11-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,886
Posted By Kestral
357 mag110gr

Ive had this happen to me on odd occassions,some of the bullets were slightly oversize,as they fit so tight,its also ( possible ) that the trapped air cannot escape and bulges out.We would have to...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-11-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,886
Posted By Kestral
357 mag 110gr

Have you checked that your bullets are all to the correct diameter
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-29-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,527
Posted By Kestral
RCBS Scales

My RCBS 10/10 scales have been in use for upto 20 years or so,so I emailed RCBS from the other side of the pond to ask them if they thought it was time to change the pivot points or not,( Its still...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-21-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By Kestral
B/P cartridges

Thanks c3Shooter,will give the lighter smokeless a go before trying the B/P, your reply to our problem is most useful.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-20-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By Kestral
B/P cartridges

After a friend blew a chamber in his 1900 H&A 32 rev,we would like to reload his S&W hinge frame 32 & 38 revs with B/P loads.Not having used B/P before,we would ask for any info & advice on the above...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 08-14-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 948
Posted By Kestral
Webley 32acp Police Model

Have a 32acp Webley pistol which has a milled flat area holding the extractor instead of the usual rounded surface.Its in need of restoration,does anyone know if this is a rare model or are there...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-02-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,647
Posted By Kestral
Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag

Possibly this query has been posted before,but the cylinder pin on my 44mag started moving forward on firing.I replaced the rod and the locking screws with brand new parts,which lasted for 4 rds...
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 02-28-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Kestral
Firearms Freight

I don`t know if this will ever effect freight in the USA,but it is closing down firearms aquisition in my part of the world.As from Dec 2009 no freight company or postal service will carry any...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 02-10-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By Kestral
ID req x 2

Thanks Opaww for your interest,haven`t attempted to clean it up as yet.as this item was part of a boxfull ( 23 ) of neglected handguns,and ive been picking out the best & usable so far to renovate.
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 02-09-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By Kestral
I.D Required

Can anyone I.D this item. cal.9mm. 9rd mag.s/n 88338
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 11-02-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By Kestral
Walther 12b followup

Have received this info today ref Walther 12b auto,does anyone have the book thats listed,need stripping info if anyone can help.
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-30-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By Kestral
Walther Patent 12b auto

Anyone have any knowledge of this Walther Patent 12b auto pre ww2,when it was made & how does it stripdown. s/n 14xx
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-06-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Kestral
American Soap 2009

I have been receiving numerous contacts about a new USA soap program which seemed to have started at the begining of this year,It is so compelling to watch,that my contacts in Western Europe & the UK...
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