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  • worked in the maintenance field all my life, from rural middle west, live in Northwest Alaska (Kotzebue)
  • NW AK
  • Dad of 4, outdoors, puttering in the shop, leather working, gardening, subsistence activities.
  • maintenance worker, aircraft mechanic


  • Posted in thread: Color Case Hardening Methods on 03-28-2017 at 06:21 AM
    I did have to take local tech school machineing course, one the other required courses was
    Metallurgy.Metallurgy is a domain of materials science and engineering that studies the
    physical and chemical...

  • Posted in thread: Savage 1914 Slide Lock Bar on 03-28-2017 at 03:29 AM
    Is it possible that there is some scum built up in the bolt that the bar engages in?Sounds like
    a likely candidate for the bolt to take a dip in a ultrasonic bath cleaner before you go
    fileing or repl...

  • Posted in thread: going retro - Spanish Mauser M.1916 in 7.62x51 on 03-28-2017 at 02:01 AM
    Would it be safer and easier to just have the Spanish M.1916 rifle chamber reamed to 7x57
    Mauser than risk having someone mistakenly shoot .308 Winchester in this small ring action?When
    whoever conver...

  • Posted in thread: Weapons Trivia on 03-28-2017 at 01:22 AM
    Rex was correct on the 6mm Lee Navy cartridge. 1895, and here is some reading for
    you- that was Clermont that said the 6mm
    Lee Navy. :DWay to Go Cl...

  • Posted in thread: Weapons Trivia on 03-28-2017 at 01:11 AM
    I was reading about the Johnson rifle that was in the trials with the Garand, the neat thing
    about the Johnson was it gobbled up M-1 Ball just fine, one could change the barrel and you
    could sawp in a...

  • Posted in thread: I dreamed up a new type of rifle last night,,, on 03-28-2017 at 12:38 AM
    Its not a revolver but a rotary mag fed bolt action, For long range stuff you could use your 7
    shot .30 Cal Blake Bolt Action Rifle of the

  • Posted in thread: Weapons Trivia on 03-27-2017 at 10:12 PM
    Good reads about the .223Rem/5.56NATO was one blurb about avoiding firing the M-1 Ball in the
    M-1 Garand.M 2 ball can be fired in the .30cal Browning MG's, M1903/variants, 1918 BAR and the
    M-1 Garand...

  • Posted in thread: Weapons Trivia on 03-27-2017 at 08:11 PM
    FIRST! I'm responding without reading any other answers.That would be the 5.56 mm out of the
    M16!The 5.56 mm M193 cartridge worked great in the M-16's twenty inch barrel.The present day
    criticism is.T...

  • Posted in thread: Weapons Trivia on 03-27-2017 at 12:25 PM
    Soviet original military issue 7N6 cartridge variant introduced in 1974 are loaded with full
    metal jacket bullets that have a somewhat complex construction. The 3.43 g (52.9 gr) boat-tail

  • Posted in thread: Weapons Trivia on 03-27-2017 at 06:15 AM
    The first .30/06 fielded was the .30-06 Springfield, "Cartridge, Ball, Caliber .30, Model of
    1906", or just M1906.spitzer flat-based 150-grain (9.7 g) bullet that had a ballistic
    coefficient (G1 BC) o...