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by reincarnated
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: 1895 Lee Navy
Replies: 19
Views: 5011

Re: 1895 Lee Navy

How many Lee Navy rifles have been blown up since the internet came into use?  & how many such accidents have been at least discussed (or maybe photographed in all their horrible detail?<br /><br />And has anyone ever heard of a .25 Souper?  A wildcat made from 6mm Lee Navy brass with ...
by reincarnated
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: 1895 Lee Navy
Replies: 19
Views: 5011

Re: 1895 Lee Navy

Where & when did the USNM & SN marking take place?  At the Winchester factory?  Are the stamps the same as Winchester?  Same for SN stamps?  And how are non-USNM rifles accepted for USN/USMC service marked?<br /><br />I assume that the USN inspections took place at the Wi...
by reincarnated
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: 1895 Lee Navy
Replies: 19
Views: 5011

Re: 1895 Lee Navy

The article on Lee Navy rifles from the Winchester Collectors site mentions rifles marked USNM with a separate SN, not the Winchester-assigned SN.  The writer of the article wrote that he did not know what "USNM" meant, thought that it was US Naval Militia.  I do not think this i...
by reincarnated
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: 1895 Lee Navy
Replies: 19
Views: 5011

Re: 1895 Lee Navy

Wow!  Nowadays, Lee Navy rifles are expensive.  Makes me curious about the details of that disaster.  Good thing the guy survived.<br /><br />I searched the Internet for the $23 paperback, which I should have bought during my initial search.  Instead, I found this:<br /><br />htt...
by reincarnated
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: 1895 Lee Navy
Replies: 19
Views: 5011

Re: 1895 Lee Navy

I had also heard about re-formed Krag brass being involved. That makes no sense to me. Quite good LN ammo can be made from .220 Swift brass by turning off the rim flush with the base and expanding the neck. Or get a set of case forming dies and use NEW .30-06 brass. Need a sturdy press for that.<br ...
by reincarnated
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: 1895 Lee Navy
Replies: 19
Views: 5011

1895 Lee Navy

Ten + years ago, I spent a lot of time and a few hundred $$ looking for a Lee Navy rifle in collectible condition.  Then one guy was reportedly killed when shooting one (firing pin blew out the back of the bolt & entered shooter's head) and I rapidly lost interest.  <br /><br />Shortly...
by reincarnated
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Gems are out there!
Replies: 17
Views: 3982

Re: Gems are out there!

Those sorts of things come up now & again.  If a guy was not a dyed-in-the-wool enthusiast for historical arms, he or she would never know what it was.  Good on him!

What happened to the rifles rejected from those or any other trials?
by reincarnated
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag Value on American Pickers
Replies: 11
Views: 3075

Re: Krag Value on American Pickers

A: It is a TV show, with all the PC baggage that goes with it. <br /><br />B: However much of their business is real would run a lot smoother without dabbling into FFL record keeping & all the laws that change from state to state. If I ran their store, I would say NO to post-1898 guns or anythin...
by reincarnated
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: 1903 Extended Magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 2085

Re: 1903 Extended Magazine

The Air Service models were stripped of the rest of the military hardware; cut down stock, no upper handguard, bands, etc. No sling. Shooter just used the battle sights. <br /><br />Imagine being an observer in a balloon filled with hydrogen, where your real job is telegraphing information to artill...
by reincarnated
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Blank Ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: Blank Ammo

Dig out your copy of Phil Sharpe's Complete Guide to Handloading.  He wrote about making blanks for Krags.