Joshua M. Smith
Last Activity:03-07-2015 9:42 AM
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Posted in thread: Type 53 carbine on 10-19-2014 at 07:04 AM
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
Posted in thread: FFFG .50 cal. inline charge on 10-19-2014 at 07:00 AM
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 for
up to .45 ca...
Posted in thread: Mosin nagant, good first buy? on 09-17-2014 at 12:06 AM
Josh, where have you been?? 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 ...
Posted in thread: Mosin nagant, good first buy? on 09-16-2014 at 10:16 PM
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 cosmoline ...
Posted in thread: Technical Articles & Write-Up Submissions Forum? on 07-17-2014 at 04:30 AM
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
write that ...
Posted in thread: Technical Articles & Write-Up Submissions Forum? on 07-17-2014 at 01:35 AM
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,Josh
Posted in thread: Mosin nagant 1891/30 vs m44 on 07-17-2014 at 01:20 AM
Personally I think the round has limits.Will you elaborate please?Regards,Josh
Posted in thread: Mosin nagant 1891/30 vs m44 on 07-16-2014 at 01:58 PM
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
with the ...
Posted in thread: Mosin nagant 1891/30 vs m44 on 07-16-2014 at 01:02 PM
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
Posted in thread: Mosin nagant 1891/30 vs m44 on 07-16-2014 at 11:14 AM
Could you explain this to me? I've always thought lighter ammo is better in shorter barrels.The
Mosin-Nagant was originally designed for a 212-grain bullet. It therefore has a 1:9.5"