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Posted in thread: A 1917............ on 04-14-2016 at 05:48 AM
I believe it was a 1917 Enfield which was used by Sgt. Alvin York when he won the Medal of
Posted in thread: Loose rifle chambers on 04-14-2016 at 01:58 AM
On the 30/40 brass I used fifty two years ago, the rim was large enough that it had to have
about.005 removed to allow it to seat in the chamber of my #4. This was after it had been sized
Posted in thread: Loose rifle chambers on 04-13-2016 at 04:43 PM
Leaving all else aside, The reference to varying cartridge dimensions is another valid concern.
While I have found rim thckness dimensions to be remarkably consistent from brand to brand,
Posted in thread: Loose rifle chambers on 04-11-2016 at 04:41 AM
While I do not have the test equipment used by the manufacturers, I am capable of running
useful experiments and producing valid results. I don't glean all my knowledge from manuals and
Posted in thread: Loose rifle chambers on 04-07-2016 at 07:10 AM
Everything I say and do is based not on what was written in 1920 or on computer simulations but
on what I have tested and experienced myself over 40 years of gunsmithing and rifle building
and fifty p...
Posted in thread: Loose rifle chambers on 04-06-2016 at 11:49 PM
There are a lot of points to address here. Once that limit has been surpassed, the case no
longer provides any resistance to the pressure. In addition, if the action is a rigid front
locker, the amoun...
Posted in thread: Loose rifle chambers on 04-05-2016 at 10:02 PM
This information regarding headspace and head clearance is as good as any I have seen
anywhere.Regardless of the headspace measurement or the amount of clearance, if you load a Lee
Enfield to pressure...
Posted in thread: Lead Sled for fine sighting? on 01-30-2016 at 02:26 PM
Rest the rifle on your sandbags or pedestal or whatever and hold the butt in your left hand. In
other words, your left hand, or at least the fingers, are between your rifle and your shoulder.
You can ...
Posted in thread: what was everyones first gun? on 12-11-2015 at 03:10 PM
First was a Daisy BB gun at age eight. This one taught me trigger squeeze and sighting. Also
taught me, once you fire a shot, it's done and you can't take it back.First firearm was a
Savage 24, 22/410...
Posted in thread: sticky bolt on fired brass Remington700 on 12-11-2015 at 03:07 AM
Cratering is likely due to a beveled firing pin hole in the bolt face. Seen this a lot
recently. Sticky extraction most likely due to a slightly rough chamber. This, in combination
with an extraction ...