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Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 07-10-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By BillM
Have someone else shoot your gun. Maybe several...

Have someone else shoot your gun. Maybe several someones. It looks like you are pulling low/left with the 3"
gun, and a bit left with your control gun. Not implying anything negative about your...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 05-07-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By BillM
[QUOTE=Rex in OTZ;1790548 The M91 Carcano was...

[QUOTE=Rex in OTZ;1790548 The M91 Carcano was initially chambered for the M1891 6.5x52mm cartridge, the very first small-caliber smokeless cartridge adopted by any of the major European armies.QUOTE)...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 05-05-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By BillM
Wow. Didn't know a ball end mill or a dull...

Wow. Didn't know a ball end mill or a dull drill-bit was an effective chambering reamer. Could have
saved myself a lot of money. What's your reamer look like now?
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-07-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By BillM
If you are going to put a can on it. go with a...

If you are going to put a can on it. go with a short stiff mid-weight barrel with a mid or rifle length gas system.
I would get a 1-7 twist----if you want quiet then sub-sonic ammo is the ticket,...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-06-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By BillM
Here is another reference on markings: ...

Here is another reference on markings:

http://oldmilitarymarkings.com/japanese_markings.html
Firearms Forum: The Club House 04-03-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By BillM
I should have this one on the wall: "If you...

I should have this one on the wall:

"If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans"
Firearms Forum: Firearms in the Media 04-03-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By BillM
Hitler wasn't stupid enough to mess with...

Hitler wasn't stupid enough to mess with Switzerland, and neither was
Mussolini. The Swiss had the passes covered with overlapping
fields of artillery fire and wired to blow. Together Germany...
Firearms Forum: California Gun Forum 03-06-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By BillM
Just curious------How do you "get a felony...

Just curious------How do you "get a felony charge" and be "out on bail" and not know what you were charged with?

Interesting reply to micro----guessing C3 will be along in a bit to discuss...
Firearms Forum: California Gun Forum 03-04-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By BillM
Ask your lawyer.

Ask your lawyer.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 02-24-2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By BillM
What you are describing with your 7/8 bolt is...

What you are describing with your 7/8 bolt is basically a roll crimp. It would affect just the top of the brass.

The collet in the collet crimp die squeezes the whole neck area from all sides. ...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 02-17-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By BillM
Even with the barrel cut back there is a market...

Even with the barrel cut back there is a market for them. The Cowboy Action shooters like the 97's.
Around here they were a $100-$150 gun, now they are double and triple that.
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 01-30-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,260
Posted By BillM
Bear Spray. You can rent it for about half of...

Bear Spray. You can rent it for about half of the purchase price. Been to Yellowstone twice. We didn't venture out into the backcountry.
Never saw anybody packing a gun. Closest we got to a...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-06-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By BillM
Story seems to be that when they cut off the rear...

Story seems to be that when they cut off the rear of the barrel and set it back,
the front of the new 30-06 chamber is actually out in the necked down
part of the barrel. Very thin chamber walls...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-05-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By BillM
There were never any FACTORY 30-06 Mosin-Nagants....

There were never any FACTORY 30-06 Mosin-Nagants. There were a bunch
of Bannerman conversion 30-06 Mosin Nagants shortly after WWI. Barrel
set back, re-chambered. They are out there---and the...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-05-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By BillM
P Webley and Son (before Webley and Scott)...

P Webley and Son (before Webley and Scott) produced a solid frame
revolver in 44 rimfire.. :)
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-31-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By BillM
The top one is a New England/Westinghouse Mosin...

The top one is a New England/Westinghouse Mosin Nagant. Worth a premium. Do not sell it for what Russian or even Finnish guns
are going for--it's worth more.

Next down is a 1891 Carcano. ...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 12-11-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By BillM
Welcome to the forum. Instead of filing the...

Welcome to the forum.

Instead of filing the dovetail, file the bottom of the new sight. Just set if flat on a file or a sheet of fine sandpaper, and take a
bit off of the bottom. That will...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By BillM
c3 hit it-----and it's probably the answer you...

c3 hit it-----and it's probably the answer you were looking for.

However------Do the paperwork and get the stamp to make a SBS (short barrel shotgun) and you can make it as short as you want.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 12-06-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By BillM
Well---It looks like at one point in time such a...

Well---It looks like at one point in time such a thing existed. I was a bit surprised, all I have ever seen was 5 rd mags.

www.buymilsurp.com/romanian-m69-22-10-round-magazine-new-p-5042.html
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 11-24-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By BillM
Jennings, Bryco, Sterling, Phoenix. Beretta Neos...

Jennings, Bryco, Sterling, Phoenix. Beretta Neos 22, which is based on a design used by Colt and High Standard.
Aluminum frame Colt 2000, Detonics STX.
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 11-20-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 97,073
Posted By BillM
AR of some sort. Philippines?

AR of some sort. Philippines?
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 11-18-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 97,073
Posted By BillM
Well--it may LOOK like a single cylinder engine...

Well--it may LOOK like a single cylinder engine camshaft----

But I would rather believe it's the synchronizer cam from a 1917 Sopwith
Camel. Allows those twin 30 cal Vickers machine guns to fire...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 11-17-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 97,073
Posted By BillM
Mosin Nagant spring sear.

Mosin Nagant spring sear.
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 11-16-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 97,073
Posted By BillM
Carcano thumb safety

Carcano thumb safety
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 10-24-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 97,073
Posted By BillM
It was a 1968 quarter.

It was a 1968 quarter.
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