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Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 10-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hmmm... that stock doesn't look at all like the...

Hmmm... that stock doesn't look at all like the chu wood normally seen.

Almost looks birch.

Is there a marking on the rear stock that looks like a box with a diagonal line through it? I'm...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 10-19-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hello, I would keep numbers relatively low...

Hello,

I would keep numbers relatively low since you're using 3Fg instead of 2Fg.

"Relatively" means using round-ball charges. They should be plenty, anyway.

A good rule of thumb is that...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 09-17-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,043
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hello, Just been real busy; introduced...

Hello,

Just been real busy; introduced triggers and they seem popular. Those are on controlled growth, though, so I don't get more orders than I can handle.

I drop in when I can. I miss the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 09-16-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,043
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hello, Yes, I'd get a Mosin as a first...

Hello,

Yes, I'd get a Mosin as a first centerfire rifle. Rimfire should always come first.

Surplus ammo can still be had cheaply. "Sticky bolt" is not always present, and not always caused by...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 07-17-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Thanks. I wondered. I have a bunch of...

Thanks. I wondered.

I have a bunch of articles I've published over the years and probably should do another. My areas of strength are Mosins and 1911s. I'll have to think of something I can...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 07-17-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Technical Articles & Write-Up Submissions Forum?

Hello,

What's that area for? It's marked "private" but I can see it.

There are no posts in it.

I don't recall seeing it before. Is it new?

Regards,
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 07-17-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Will you elaborate please? Regards, Josh

Will you elaborate please?

Regards,

Josh
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 07-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hello, Nah, long barrel or short barrel, you...

Hello,

Nah, long barrel or short barrel, you find what your rifle likes and go with it.

You might lose a bit of velocity with a shorter barrel, but this doesn't seem to be a hard and fast rule...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 07-16-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Mercator, You are correct. I don't know why...

Mercator,

You are correct. I don't know why I said tank crews.

Point is that it was not a primary weapon for front-lines.

Regards,

Josh
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 07-16-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
The Mosin-Nagant was originally designed for a...

The Mosin-Nagant was originally designed for a 212-grain bullet.

It therefore has a 1:9.5" twist.

The optimal bullet weight for this twist is 174 grain to about 200 grain.

Regards,

Josh
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hello, Just an FYI: If the M44 has the...

Hello,

Just an FYI: If the M44 has the bayonet attached, it's actually a couple ounces heavier than a standard 91/30. The bayonet and lug add a lot of weight.

I have a bayonet lug, no...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-18-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
I Found a Die I'm Looking Forward To Trying

Hi folks,

I usually charge rifle cases off the press while using a Lee Disk to charge on-press.

However, sometimes I want to load up plinking rounds that don't require me to weigh each charge,...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 06-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
One is an intermediate round and the other is a...

One is an intermediate round and the other is a full-power round.

Look at it this way: A heavy bullet for a .223 is a very light bullet for a 7.62.

There is more space in the 7.62 than in the...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 06-08-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
You just can't have a universal powder. It...

You just can't have a universal powder. It doesn't work like that.

Handguns have to have powder that maximize the short barrel, while rifles have about 20" more burn space.

Imagine what might...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 06-05-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,328
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hello, Mosin bores are not chrome-lined. ...

Hello,

Mosin bores are not chrome-lined. SKS and younger generally do (depending on nation) but Mosins are regular steel.

The way I always cleaned when using corrosive was the way the Brits...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 06-01-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,027
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Thread resurrection! Fred, no sir, I've not...

Thread resurrection!

Fred, no sir, I've not given up on Smith-Sights. There are two sides to every story, but I cannot in good conscience give my side as the buyer/seller relationship is sacred...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-05-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Mosin? Why yes. Yes indeed. Hi All, I...

Mosin? Why yes. Yes indeed.

Hi All,

I apologize in advance for the screw heads; they were taken apart literally hundreds of times. I've since replaced them and found a proper bit for my...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 12-21-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,898
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hello, I support enjoying C&R rifles in any...

Hello,

I support enjoying C&R rifles in any form, and a tasteful "Bubba" job is right up my ally.

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o560/Smith-Sights/Current%20Rifle%20Configuration/3.jpg...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 01-23-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hello, I like the Mosin so much that I now...

Hello,

I like the Mosin so much that I now deal with them professionally.

I have my Gewehr 88, of course, and various .22 rifles, but there's just something about the Mosin that is very...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 12-16-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Not one of my suppliers, but try this gent: ...

Not one of my suppliers, but try this gent:

http://parallaxscurioandrelicfirearmsforums.yuku.com/topic/41736/WTS-Gew-88-Bolt-heads-and-complete-bolts#.UM1Rm6xU2So

Two bolts and two bolt heads....
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 12-16-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hello, I'll keep an eye out. They are very...

Hello,

I'll keep an eye out. They are very scarce.

Got lucky and found my M88/05 complete for $37.50! :D

Will be back; might have a source, or a resource at least.

Josh Smith...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-30-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,868
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
I don't mind sharing the trigger design. The...

I don't mind sharing the trigger design. The trigger cannot be patented because it's too close to the Finnish trigger and, at any rate, it's now in the public domain!

A good trigger is essential...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-30-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,868
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
Hello, I apologize in advance for the screw...

Hello,

I apologize in advance for the screw heads; they were taken apart literally hundreds of times. I've since replaced them and found a proper bit for my torque wrench that will not cause...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 06-15-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
I hope you all find this useful! Regards, ...

I hope you all find this useful!

Regards,

Josh
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 06-15-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Joshua M. Smith
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