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by deadin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Upkeep, Repair and Restoration
Topic: Lebel wood needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: Lebel wood needed.

Niner,

Thanks for the hints. I will follow up on these but I'm not holding my breath as the M1886 forestock is pretty complicated and the part I am missing is one of the major complications.....
by deadin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Upkeep, Repair and Restoration
Topic: Lebel wood needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: Lebel wood needed.

Well, I'm still searching for Lebel front wood. There is one currently on Natura Buy at 195 Euro plus 40 Euro shipping. The front of this wood looks like a beaver has been gnawing on it..... I finally got up the nerve to check the cost of the reproduction that is available. I was quoted $200 US deli...
by deadin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Drill Rifles??
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Drill Rifles??

Are you sure that is all that was done to deactivate them? My L59A1 has also had the bolt lugs and the internal lug seats slighted (weakened) to the point that if a round was to be fired they would probably fail and you would be wearing the bolt in your face.
by deadin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Drill Rifles??
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Drill Rifles??

All three are live and capable of firing ball rounds.


Wouldn't this remove them from "Drill Rifle" status??
by deadin
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Webley Mk VI
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Webley Mk VI

I have two original Mk VI's and this looks like it might be fun to have.
However, at $179.99 US each (plus shipping) and on back order, I'm not so sure.....
(I don't think I paid a whole lot more for one of my originals, but I've had it for awhile.)

Dean
by deadin
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Drill Rifles??
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Drill Rifles??

Duncan, Thanks! That's it. There is almost more info there than I can process in one sitting. I looked up buying a Skennerton, but they want over $70.00 US for one... (Maybe if I really get into Enfields.) Mine doesn't appear to have the copper plated bolt nor does it have any markings "lined o...
by deadin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Drill Rifles??
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Drill Rifles??

I picked up a couple of Drill Rifles today. At least one is a bonefide DP, an Enfield L59A1. From what I have been able to find these seem somewhat scarce, especially here in the States. Any information on this one would be greatly appreciated. The other one is a Steyr M95 Straight Pull Infantry Rif...
by deadin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Webley Mk VI
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Webley Mk VI

Kind of like the one in the upper left??? (The other 3 are real..)

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by deadin
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Swiss and French weapons
Topic: M1886 Lebel wood needed
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: M1886 Lebel wood needed

OUCH!! 150 Euros? That's twice what I paid for the rifle! :shock: No wonder I've been having trouble finding parts.. Actually a little over 1/2 of the forestock is still there. Somebody just shortened it back to just ahead of the tubular magazine.. Didn't touch the barrel and even moved the front ba...
by deadin
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Swiss and French weapons
Topic: M1886 Lebel wood needed
Replies: 2
Views: 241

M1886 Lebel wood needed

1st - What would be the odds on finding wood for a M1886 Lebel? (primarily a forestock, but a buttstock would also be nice.)

2nd - What be the chance of importing it to the States?

and finally 3rd - At what cost.....???

Dean
by deadin
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: In American Professional Football which should draw the largest Penalty?
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: In American Professional Football which should draw the largest Penalty?

What if the current political silliness over the National Anthem earned a team a penalty of five, ten, fifteen yards the first time they received the ball? Kind of "Put your money where your mouth is"?? (I wish we could come up with some sort of a penalty system for certain members of our...
by deadin
Thu May 18, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Next guess after the Bronica
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Next guess after the Bronica

Film advance lever locks up at third exposure every time. Must be a gear problem of some sort.


That's probably why the side covering had been removed and replaced......
by deadin
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Automatic Rifles
Topic: Black guns........
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Black guns........

deadin.......... You obviously don't think building these are a good idea, or even having this style of semi-auto rifle I was only speaking for myself. I see nothing wrong with someone else building and/or owning one. As I said, I might even be tempted to build one (and then I would also own one. ;...
by deadin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Automatic Rifles
Topic: Black guns........
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Black guns........

As I admitted, building one might be fun. Building a bunch of them might be a sickness. What would someone do with a couple of dozen homebuilts that they can't legally get rid of? Even if you put serial numbers on them, they're still homebuilt and can't be sold or transferred. (Unless the builder re...
by deadin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Automatic Rifles
Topic: Black guns........
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Black guns........

I took a look at these and came to the conclusion that making one might be a fun project, but that's about all. By the time you buy all the parts to assemble one, you really won't save all that much and you might have a can of worms when it comes to function. As for having a "untraceable" ...
by deadin
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Something not to buy for film developing
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Something not to buy for film developing

That's the one!! I even have a couple of bulk loaders around here somewhere. (The one's where you don't need a darkbag or darkroom to load the cassettes.)
by deadin
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Something not to buy for film developing
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Something not to buy for film developing

If you are planning to reload the cassette, you are going to have to open it anyway to get the new film attached to the spool. I used to have a bunch of cassettes that had a threaded end so they were easy to open and close. (I may still have a few around somewhere....) Another trick that sometimes w...
by deadin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Collection......
Replies: 26
Views: 2381

Re: Collection......

Have to wait till it gets dark tonight


You need to get a dark bag...... ;)

Dean
by deadin
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Since the WWI threads are really active. A look at the weapons
Replies: 26
Views: 2863

Re: Since the WWI threads are really active. A look at the weapons

I understand that this one stayed in service until the end of WW2.

Dutch Model 1873 (New Model)

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by deadin
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: High Finance..........
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: High Finance..........

The Guillotine is too quick for that one......
by deadin
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Handloading, Reloading, Ammuntion
Topic: Raw materials.....
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Raw materials.....

Nice!!

Boy are you going to use up a lot of flux getting the dross off of that batch.... ;)
by deadin
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Swedish Carl Gustafs M/41B sniper rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Swedish Carl Gustafs M/41B sniper rifle

Something like that could probably make me deviate from my current path also.. :mrgreen:
by deadin
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The rigged election
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: The rigged election

Many other countries, including France, Italy, Chile, Israel, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, all register everyone to vote automatically. Not coincidentally, they have much higher voter turnout than we do.


Any idea of just how they decide who is eligible?? Surely just being there isn't enough.
by deadin
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: C&R Handguns
Topic: Just bought a Webley
Replies: 36
Views: 5712

Re: Just bought a Webley

I have a cunning plan


Start inside a barn??

If your first two or three shots still miss, give up.... ;)
(there is a limit to Kentucky windage....)
by deadin
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: C&R Handguns
Topic: Just bought a Webley
Replies: 36
Views: 5712

Re: Just bought a Webley

I have to show this to my wife the next time she chides me about never throwing anything out.... :mrgreen:
by deadin
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: C&R Handguns
Topic: Just bought a Webley
Replies: 36
Views: 5712

Re: Just bought a Webley

Are those bullets jacketed or plated??
by deadin
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: C&R Handguns
Topic: Just bought a Webley
Replies: 36
Views: 5712

Re: Just bought a Webley

I think it means you can shoot the French round in the Webley, but not vice-versa...
by deadin
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: C&R Handguns
Topic: Just bought a Webley
Replies: 36
Views: 5712

Re: Just bought a Webley

Duncan,
I'm officially jealous! Those older big-bore Webleys just don't show up where I am.

Here is about as close as I can come.... (a Belgie rip-off)

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44.C.F.W. = 44 Winchester Center Fire (aka 44 WCF or 44/40)

Dean
by deadin
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Upkeep, Repair and Restoration
Topic: Lebel wood needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: Lebel wood needed.

UPDATE: I just dug the Lebel out of the closet (It's too long to fit in the safe). Actually all I really need is about the top 8 or 9 inches of the front stock. Somebody decided to "bubba" it into a sporter and sawed off 8 inches of the stock, set the front band and band keeper back to the...

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