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by Baltimoreed
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: OUCH!
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: OUCH!

Might just be a posed picture as he has already removed his gear?
by Baltimoreed
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: I'm confused about what I have here.
Replies: 22
Views: 626

Re: I'm confused about what I have here.

Thought that I’d mention that I used a m1a walnut handguard on my buds carbine to school rifle project. Used steel mauser handguard clips. We tried it on my buds assembled rifle Saturday with his warm [read hot] handloads and it held. Might be an alternative if you have woodworking skills. I’ve used...
by Baltimoreed
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: I'm confused about what I have here.
Replies: 22
Views: 626

Re: I'm confused about what I have here.

Had no idea it was a mortal sin to alter a handguard. Hope that only applies to Krags because I’ve chopped up a few for my various builds, M1a’s, ‘03s, 03a3s, but NO Krag handguards.
by Baltimoreed
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Rehabing a cut-down
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Rehabing a cut-down

Nice work on the stretch. I had to use a scrap .22 stock to semi stretch my school rifle build. Would have been a lot easier with the replacement forend.
by Baltimoreed
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: ‘Carbine’ into a Constabulary’ish build.
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: ‘Carbine’ into a Constabulary’ish build.

I managed to jbweld the mauser clips to the walnut without welding the bbl and stock all together. Hopefully get it sanded to match the stock profile tonight and stain tomorrow. The rear band shifted a little before it set up but it’s holding ok. I had to add a little jb to the wood under the upper ...
by Baltimoreed
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Vithavuori for the 30-40
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Vithavuori for the 30-40

I use the Lee trimmers all the time. I recently expanded some .44-40 to .45 and then cut it back to .45 autorim length for a project. Also used one to cut .45-70 down to .45-60 for my 1876 NWMP carbine. They are pretty much fool proof. But I wish that the cutters were a little bigger in diameter for...
by Baltimoreed
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Ercot -- Electrical reliabilty council of Texas
Replies: 21
Views: 652

Re: Ercot -- Electrical reliabilty council of Texas

We’ve been dodging the worst of the wintry mess, being east of the freeze line as the storms roll up the coast. Just cold and a whole lot of rain. We had a bad tornado hit north of Myrtle Beach the other day. Lost power last week for a while but have a Generac whole home so we were fine. The best ho...
by Baltimoreed
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: ‘Carbine’ into a Constabulary’ish build.
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: ‘Carbine’ into a Constabulary’ish build.

Thanks Fred. I recently upgraded to a belt drive after my plastic gear failed. Its a great upgrade. Earlier upgrades were a column stiffener plate, extended x lead screw, a table to make it eye level and gas pistons in the column. The setups to do the stock work are a real head scratcher. I use an o...
by Baltimoreed
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: ‘Carbine’ into a Constabulary’ish build.
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: ‘Carbine’ into a Constabulary’ish build.

I tried to open up a ‘03 front sight base and couldn’t do it so I removed his 03-a3 base. He said it was on tight but it came right off. If I had tried to trim the top down to get the upper bbl band over it the blade pin hole would have been too close to the edge. I might try again on the ‘03 sight ...
by Baltimoreed
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: European Krags
Topic: As promised...pics of the Dane
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: As promised...pics of the Dane

Always drives me crazy when I see pretty guns displayed on or against cement, brick, gravel or stone walls. Kinda like when they do the sword bend test on Forged in Fire. One little bump and a major oops. Btw, good looking rifle.