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The Rebarrel

So, I ran my first barrel a little hot.  2860 fps with a 140 hybrid from a 26″ 6.5×47 Lapua makes for short barrel life.  Right about 2100 rounds, it slowed down almost 100 fps and groups opened from 1/4 to 3/4 minute.   1,562 more words

Japanese Arisaka Type 99 or Short Rifle

My Christmas present to my father this year was cleaning and preserving his WWII war souvenir Arisaka Type 99 (or Short) rifle taken from the caves of Truk Lagoon (aka Chuuk Lagoon) preserved in Cosmoline grease. 368 more words



Anyone who works on firearms even occasionally, where you find someone has used a tapered screwdriver or a phillips, where the bit itself is not a perfect fit. 31 more words


Small and Large Frame Pistols and the 22TCM, 5.7FN, and 7.62TOK

The majority of modern semi-auto pistols are built around the size envelope of the 9mm Luger cartridge. These 9mm Luger sized pistols are commonly referred to as Small Frame pistols.  231 more words