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Forum: General Firearms discussion 03-10-2008
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Posted By milpas
A Sharps Magazine Rifle

A few months ago in another post I mentioned confusion about a Sharps rifle that was entered in the magazine rifle trials of 1878, never having heard of a Sharps magazine rifle. Recently I found a...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 12-23-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 15,759
Posted By milpas
Re: M14 vs FAL in the US tests

Hatcher's book was written in 47 with new editions in 57 & 62.

On page 496 of the 62 edition he refers to the adoption of "the T44 in a light barrel version, standardized as the Rifle Caliber 7.62...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 12-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 15,759
Posted By milpas
Re: M14 vs FAL in the US tests

"NO. You have trained with semi-automatic M14s that were RE-CONVERTED TO SEMI-AUTOMATIC OPERATION FROM SELECT-FIRE after combat usage shown how uncontrollable the M-14 was in full-auto."

Maybe some...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 12-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 15,759
Posted By milpas
M14 vs FAL in the US tests

First of all, the concept of one rifle replacing the M1, the Bar and machine guns was really a flawed plan in the first place. The 762x51 is not very well suited for automatic fire from a rifle. ...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 12-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 8,015
Posted By milpas
Re: the 14s

It's interesting that you would have chosen the FAL rifle. Why? My FAL sits on the gunroom wall virtually new as I never fire it. It has never appealed to me.

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According to Claud Fuller in his...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 12-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 8,015
Posted By milpas
Re: the 14s

My understanding is that:

A- They wanted a smaller-lighter cartridge so the rifleman could carry more ammo and

B- They wanted a select fire rifle and the 30.06 T-20 rifle which was basically a...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 12-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 8,015
Posted By milpas
Re: the 14s

I wasn't arguing the M14 vs M16, but the design of the two small calibers--Mini14 vs the M16. Seems to me the Mini would have been a better choice (--wait-- I don't know when the mini14 was...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 12-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 8,015
Posted By milpas
the 14s

I'm a collector of old rifles, but have quite a few modern ones also. I'm a fair shot and when I'm not tired and haven't had too much coffee I can still hit a 6" target @200-250 yards with my M14. ...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 12-03-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 13,433
Posted By milpas
Re: Small Caliber Rifle Trials

I'm thinking about the 1878 trials and beyond.

The Winchester M1876s were chambered in the 45/70 which was the caliber of most of the other rifles in the trial. I dont have a M1876, but does it...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 12-02-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 13,433
Posted By milpas
Re: Small Caliber Rifle Trials

Thanks for the information.

I've been looking at the various rifle trials and of course I have more questions than answers.

In the 1878 magazine rifle trials Fuller lists a Sharps rifle. Did...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 12-02-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 13,433
Posted By milpas
Small Caliber Rifle Trials

Does anyone know what rifles were examined in the early 60s small caliber rifle trials besides the AR15 & the Winchester LMR.
Forum: General Firearms discussion 04-20-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 8,373
Posted By milpas
Re: Help identifing Mauser

I havent shot it. It will chamber a 7mm Mauser cartridge. I cannot tell if the receiver is original or not, tho the stock has been inexpertly (not arsenal) sanded and refinished.

The only...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 04-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 8,373
Posted By milpas
Help identifing Mauser

Can anyone help me identify this Mauser. It is apparently a 7MM. The crest has been ground off. The guy I bought it from thought it was Spanish, but the receiver doesn't look like the full length...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 03-21-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 8,077
Posted By milpas
Thanks for the pictures. Milpas

Thanks for the pictures. Milpas
Forum: General Firearms discussion 03-19-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 8,077
Posted By milpas
CSA Bilartz-Hall Carbine

Does anyone out there have a picture of a CSA Bilartz-Hall Rising Breech Carbine with the breech open? The one in the pictures below has a frozen breech block.
Forum: General Firearms discussion 02-24-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 6,333
Posted By milpas
Electrocemical Bore Cleaning Systems

I like to shoot my old rifles, at least those in modern calibers ( WalMart always seems to be out of 11mm for my Werndl). The bores of some are less than stellar and reflect what the rifle is--an...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 02-23-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 29,005
Posted By milpas
Since we're on the subject of revolver rifles,...

Since we're on the subject of revolver rifles, does anyone have any information of this one.
PANAMANIAN MADE DE LUGO REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 22
Forum: General Firearms discussion 01-23-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 10,205
Posted By milpas
This was for sale at Gundersons awhile...

This was for sale at Gundersons awhile back.

Hollis & Sheath 4 Gauge Percussion Shotgun
Forum: General Firearms discussion 01-23-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 10,250
Posted By milpas
http://www.carbinesforcollectors.com/mex.html

http://www.carbinesforcollectors.com/mex.html
Forum: General Firearms discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 11,235
Posted By milpas
Holden did a lever activated falling block that...

Holden did a lever activated falling block that had a similar shape. That plus he did that strange thing with the open side. I guess I put the two together and the rifle reminded me of Holden off...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 11,235
Posted By milpas
Looks like a holden to me by the shape of the...

Looks like a holden to me by the shape of the reciever.
Forum: General Firearms discussion 01-20-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 7,120
Posted By milpas
Thanks. I didnt have too much luck at the US...

Thanks. I didnt have too much luck at the US Patent Office site. There was no text.

My rifle database has a section called the Odd Fellows Club where Mr Bailey now resides.
Forum: General Firearms discussion 01-19-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 7,120
Posted By milpas
Thanks for the sketches. The two photos and...

Thanks for the sketches. The two photos and descriptions at the Julia site did not give any indication re the operation.

The prices garnered by the Baileys are more than a bit out of my...
Forum: General Firearms discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 7,120
Posted By milpas
Bailey Breechloading Rifle

I came across this. Does anyone know how it works.
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