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by Doubly Reincarnated
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: New Purchase - Rusted Barrel
Replies: 22
Views: 285

Re: New Purchase - Rusted Barrel

The above load works well for me, although I add a couple of tenths of 3031. IIRC, it is a Phil Sharpe load from the 1930s, only he used the then-common M1 ball bullets for the .30-06. It is also, scaled down for case volume, the 3031 equivalent of the .30-06 International Match load using HiVel #2.
by Doubly Reincarnated
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: The 1910 Elk War
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: The 1910 Elk War

Who did their laundry? Lots of grass stains on their whites.
by Doubly Reincarnated
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: New member intro, 1st time Krag owner
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: New member intro, 1st time Krag owner

Welcome to this bit of madness. I also have a Kropatschek (8x60R) and shoot the thing. I make the cases in my home workshop, about as complicated as anything I have yet encountered. The Krag is much more fun. Have you thought of having cases made from solid brass rod stock, such as the RMC company m...
by Doubly Reincarnated
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Paper bullet blanks
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Paper bullet blanks

This is a post about ammunition, but about the manufacture of paper bullet blanks. I thought it belonged here.

https://forum.cartridgecollectors.org/t ... nk/43547/7

What keeps the E.C. Blank powder inside the paper bullet? And I thought E.C. Blank powder was pink.
by Doubly Reincarnated
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: U.S.S. Michigan - renamed "Wolverine"
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: U.S.S. Michigan - renamed "Wolverine"

You guys of course know about the next USS Wolverine, the paddle-wheel aircraft carrier that thrashed about Lake Michigan during WW2. I was only 4 or 5 when I saw it, but IIRC, it was tied up at Navy Pier in Chicago.
by Doubly Reincarnated
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Fantastic Krag Revelation by Joe Farmer...
Replies: 18
Views: 14307

Re: Fantastic Krag Revelation by Joe Farmer...

I bought Joe Farmer's book. Photos are horrid, but that's a function of being reproduced on a copy machine. Read it 3 times. There is a lot of information, and after 3 times around, I understand Joe's explanation of the armory production processes that evolved along with the Krag. But the whole busi...
by Doubly Reincarnated
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: biden her time
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: biden her time

Ten years of Kamila is more likely. That's why I voted for the other guy.
by Doubly Reincarnated
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Model 1883 Winchester-Hotchkiss rifles in use
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Model 1883 Winchester-Hotchkiss rifles in use

By identifying the rifles as Winchester-Hotchkiss you proved that you have better eyes and references than I. The Wikipedia reference to this Yosemite tells us that the Michiganders were the entire crew throughout the SAW and actually saw action in the Third Battle of San Juan, firing 251 shells fro...
by Doubly Reincarnated
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag .45 acp caliber - pressure gun
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Krag .45 acp caliber - pressure gun

Winchester used their Model 1885 Single Shot actions for pressure test and load development for the Winchester Self Loading series of cartridges (.351, .401, etc.) Makes sense. They were after information, not functional testing.
by Doubly Reincarnated
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Want to Time Travel to 1893?
Replies: 20
Views: 487

Re: Want to Time Travel to 1893?

I'm still blown away by the magnitude of the whole undertaking. My wife & I went to the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal. I don't think it was as big as this. In Montreal, new apartment buildings had been built with the idea that they could rent them furnished to fair-goers at quite high prices. We...