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  1. Wondering what brand of bolt action 50's those are in front/left center.
  2. Owning M2HB

    Heavy sigh.....
  3. Owning M2HB

    You should check the definition of "headspace" as concerns firearms. It has nothing to do with "alignment". Headspace is termed as "insufficient", "within specification", and "excessive", none of which have anything to do with "alignment". I guarantee the word "alignment" is not used in relation to headspace adjustment anywhere in FM 23-65, TM 9-1005-213-10, or TM 9-1225. All of which you should study in depth if you are an owner or user of the 50cal M-2. Headspace is a measurement of "distance". Alignment implies parts are "lined up" in a line, and does not relate to a distance measurement. As in "the planets are in alignment"(lined up). But, having threaded, chambered, headspaced, cut and crowned a couple hundred rifle barrels, perhaps I don't know what I'm talking about....My apologies for getting your feathers out of "alignment".
  4. Owning M2HB

    I've had a WW2 Frigidaire since 2001. Put about 6 to 8,000 rounds through it. The biggest problem isn't weight, cost of ammo, or anything with the gun. The problem is finding interesting things to shoot with it. Old cars without holes seem to be the most fun, (for me anyway). But, now you need a flatbed trailer, a winch, and probably best to drain ALL the fluids before you hit the range, so you don't leave a big mess. Bring a rake and a shovel too, to clean up all the pieces you will blow off the car. Remove the carpet and upholstery as well, because even ball ammo will set it on fire. Take the tires and rims off the car before you shoot it up, because that way it will be way easier to get it back onto the trailer to take to the landfill when you are done. Headspace isn't "alignment" of the cartridge, it is a measurement of distance from the breechface to a point on the shoulder of the cartridge, measured on the M-2 with a headspace gauge, which is a "Go" and "No Go" gauge slipped between the rear of the barrel and breech face of the bolt. Timing is measured with a "Fire" and "No Fire" gauge placed between the barrel extension and the trunnion, This determines whether the gun is in proper adjustment to fire slightly before the barrel extension bottoms out against the trunnion during full auto fire. There are more details how to use the gauges to make the measurements, but it's pretty simple once you are taught by a RKI. Fixed headspace guns are uncommon at best, unless you are shooting a government owned gun. Most transferables are "old school", adjustable headspace guns.

    I'll take it. PM sent
  6. If there was any good way to ship out of Alaska, I'd just send you a couple bricks. But, you pretty much have to ship a pallet load for it to work out.
  7. Biden will confiscate NFA first?

    Kamala's just "Biden" her time......Thought that one up myself.
  8. Spoke with my sales rep today for several brands of commercial ammo. He thinks it will be a year or year and a half before things are smoothed out in the ammo supply chain. The manufacturers are working overtime to fill demand. Saw a recent video from the CEO of CCI. They are churning out ammo, and have hired and are training new employees, but it will be a while before they catch up.
  9. Shotgun fix

    Be aware there are two types of magazine cap retainers on 870's . First, the one you describe, actually a detent ball. The other, works off of the newer style magazine spring retainer, that has teeth at the front, that engage corresponding teeth on the recessed area of the cap. If you have two "dimples" in the mag tube, at 6 and 12 o'clock, then you have the newer type retainer. The dimples are hidden underneath the barrel ring.
  10. The "news" article I read basically described all 3 of these people as jerks. The husband and wife had allegedly been antagonizing this jerk for a couple of years, on a fairly regular basis. He got fed up and solved the problem. Seems like the world is a better place without any of the three. I think the world would be a better place if folks would realize there are some people that need "removal".
  11. 17 below zero right now. Supposed to drop to 31 below later tonight. No wind chill, unless you are up in the hills. Dead calm here in the valley. Overall been a mild winter though. This is about the first 30 below stuff we've seen this winter.
  12. Pepsi ..... anyone ????

    Should have kept the lights in the front, that way maybe you could trick the thieves into feeding it quarters. Or keep the bill changer going, that is even better, if they feed it dollars.
  13. Some outfits will charge a "service fee" to cash a personal check if you don't have an account with them. Wells Fargo tried that crap with me. Customer wrote me a check, I took it to Wells Fargo, the Bank it was written on, and they wanted to charge me to cash it, since I did not have an account with them. What Bullschist.

    What he said.