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Forum: The Depot July 8th, 2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By JohnC
Equally good info. OP, I hope you realize that...

Equally good info. OP, I hope you realize that there are many ways to do this. It's quite unique compared to loading cartridges, where there are a lot of different ways to get a flintlock running.
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Forum: Central Maryland July 7th, 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,996
Posted By JohnC
Whether legal or not (I have no idea) the best...

Whether legal or not (I have no idea) the best idea is to talk to your neighbors. Communication early and often saves a surprise visit from the police.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) July 7th, 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By JohnC
It's a very simple process, just fill out forms. ...

It's a very simple process, just fill out forms.

https://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/custom-gunsmithing/
Forum: The Depot July 7th, 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By JohnC
The internet is your friend. Unfortunately, there...

The internet is your friend. Unfortunately, there are about 15 different ways to load a flintlock depending on the individual shooter.

Here's what I do:
Start charge of 2F real black powder...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) July 6th, 2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By JohnC
Agree. People lament over "Mix Masters" but I...

Agree. People lament over "Mix Masters" but I always think to myself, this is just the journey a firearm has gone on. I have an m1 and all the parts are correct Springfield except the bolt and barrel...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) July 6th, 2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 84,375
Posted By JohnC
Ah so I'm not the only one tracking. Looking like...

Ah so I'm not the only one tracking. Looking like late Aug for me :) sent my packet in first day though...
Forum: Wanted to Buy June 28th, 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By JohnC
Are you looking for a Yugo M48 numbers (except...

Are you looking for a Yugo M48 numbers (except the mag floor plate) matching? I'm thinking of posting mine in the classifieds. Excellent bore/condition and shoots great.
Forum: Reloading June 9th, 2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By JohnC
PPU 196gr projectile seated to cannelure and a...

PPU 196gr projectile seated to cannelure and a crimp just to close the brass over a near book max (Horny 10th) of varget or IMR 4064. Work up to this, but it's about 1.5 MOA in my Yugo M48BO. As...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) June 9th, 2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,316
Posted By JohnC
Classic firearms is such a garbage website. I...

Classic firearms is such a garbage website. I purchased a 1903A3 from them about a year ago. Condition "excellent". The wood and metal was ok-ish, but the barrel was a sedgley USMC marked re-bent...
Forum: Wanted to Buy May 31st, 2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By JohnC
I've been looking for a while- good luck. No hits...

I've been looking for a while- good luck. No hits for me on CMP forums, any auction website or local places. I think your best bet is finding a sporterized non drilled rifle and/or praying that's...
Forum: Reloading May 30th, 2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By JohnC
Lazarus is right on. Anything between 1.21 and...

Lazarus is right on. Anything between 1.21 and 1.25 should be fine- depending on your particular bullet and handgun. I load all mine to 1.25 in both my 1911s and they run fine. Look up the “plunk...
Forum: Reloading May 15th, 2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By JohnC
Please note: the following is intended for...

Please note: the following is intended for reference only. Work up any and all loads for your rifle. If you blow yourself up, it is not my fault.

47.5gr of 4064, Varget or 4895 is a perfect...
Forum: Reloading May 15th, 2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By JohnC
Yes to both. Never had any luck with H4895...

Yes to both. Never had any luck with H4895 downloads and accuracy.

Check out Speer 125 TnTs. I can PM you a recipe for Varget, 4895 or 4064. The TNTs leave a little copper in my m1917 bore, but...
Forum: Introductions May 12th, 2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By JohnC
If you want to add to your collection of 2nd hand...

If you want to add to your collection of 2nd hand black powder gear I have just the ad for you in classifieds. 2nd hand Kentucky flint lock just dying to be bubba’d. I will consider all offers
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 22nd, 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,243
Posted By JohnC
I'm more confused about greasing bullets- educate...

I'm more confused about greasing bullets- educate me?
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 20th, 2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,243
Posted By JohnC
CMP Updates Ammo Specifications for 1903s, 1903a3 and M1 Garand

Got this email just now from the CMP



CMP originally said up to 180gr is fine in the M1, appears they've backed off a little from that. Perhaps some damage they've seen pop up in armorer's...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 14th, 2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 26,584
Posted By JohnC
Hate to dig up and old-ish thread, and I think I...

Hate to dig up and old-ish thread, and I think I know the answer to this question:

I checked the language of the bill, and all rifle transfers between un-related individuals need to pass through...
Forum: Wanted to Buy April 9th, 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By JohnC
Have a partial box of .323 170gr Hot cor speer...

Have a partial box of .323 170gr Hot cor speer projectiles. Would sell them to you, I've since switched to PPU 196gr and never looked back. I would also sell you a handful of the PPU ones if you're...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 1st, 2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By JohnC
Check out Dummy Bullet...

Check out Dummy Bullet (https://www.dummybullet.com/).

This gentlemen sells bullets that look like bullets, but have a hole in the side. Excellent quality the few times I've ordered from him.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 24th, 2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By JohnC
Heard that. I blew my "C&R funds" load really...

Heard that. I blew my "C&R funds" load really early this year. There were some gems on gunbroker that I couldn't resist. Oh well, no one has ever complained they owned too many historical artifacts....
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 24th, 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,183
Posted By JohnC
Triple aught steel wool works best + some CLP for...

Triple aught steel wool works best + some CLP for smoothing out enblocs. Throw them in the brass polisher to clean the CLP off, and they should last a lifetime. Pre-mature ejection is probably not...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 24th, 2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By JohnC
Positives: C&R shipped to your house, no transfer...

Positives: C&R shipped to your house, no transfer fees
Negatives: ??? Only negative is that some people online do not ship a C&R rifle to a C&R holder. Kinda dumb

C&R is great. Make sure you get...
Forum: Reloading March 22nd, 2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By JohnC
Never had this problem with my lee anniversary...

Never had this problem with my lee anniversary single stage! Been reloading for a few years now and I still fill a reloading tray with charged cases then visually inspect before seating the...
Forum: Reloading March 16th, 2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By JohnC
Download in terms of reloading usually means to...

Download in terms of reloading usually means to use a powder charge which results in less power/velocity for a cartridge than the maximum or factory. In your case, the 25-06 cartridge can push...
Forum: Wanted to Buy March 8th, 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By JohnC
Well I'll be, didn't realize they were out of...

Well I'll be, didn't realize they were out of stock just looking at the web page. Good luck! You can never go wrong with USGI surplus in my opinion.
Forum: Wanted to Buy March 8th, 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By JohnC
No problem. RTI has ones available for $1100...

No problem. RTI has ones available for $1100 right now. If you just get the base model it will likely be an Inland M1 carbine with a post-war refurb that will require some TLC. It is definitely a...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 7th, 2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By JohnC
I own a long branch No4Mk1 that is suspiciously...

I own a long branch No4Mk1 that is suspiciously accurate. Wood is a little beat up but the bore is pristine. Someday I will get a No1mk3, hopefully this spring/summer when gun shows get cooking again.
Forum: Reloading March 7th, 2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 279,505
Posted By JohnC
What you don't want to pay scalpers $180 for a...

What you don't want to pay scalpers $180 for a box of primers, sit online 24/7 waiting for a primer drop or google how to make corrosive homemade primers?

Joking of course, but lesson learned is...
Forum: Reloading March 7th, 2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,752
Posted By JohnC
Regarding H335- Anyone here ever loaded that in...

Regarding H335- Anyone here ever loaded that in an M1 chambered in .30-06? It's listed in the Hornaday manual (10th edition) as suitable for M1 Service rifle reloads. I don't foresee a need to use...
Forum: Reloading March 6th, 2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,752
Posted By JohnC
Correct, but this is a moot point. If I compress...

Correct, but this is a moot point. If I compress a load of titegroup and smash a 150gr FMJ onto it- I'm going to have a bad day. No matter what cartridge, follow data and you'll be fine
Forum: Reloading March 6th, 2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,752
Posted By JohnC
Few things. The M1 garand isn't a dainty flower...

Few things. The M1 garand isn't a dainty flower that will crumble if you use hand loads. However, like all firearms there are limits of what you can run. There are hundreds of recipes out there, all...
Forum: Wanted to Buy March 3rd, 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By JohnC
Can't help you but I'd steer clear. Never heard...

Can't help you but I'd steer clear. Never heard anything but buyer's regret for those. Of course, your mileage may vary. I'd go royal tiger, for a "beater" but USGI carbine. I have one, they're real...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 1st, 2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By JohnC
You should be fine. CCI 250's are more or less...

You should be fine. CCI 250's are more or less identical to CCI #34s (Military 7.62 primers), which many people use for slamfire protection. I would remove 1 grain of powder from your load then...
Forum: Industry Partners February 23rd, 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By JohnC
You need a new FFL if you get charged taxes on a...

You need a new FFL if you get charged taxes on a firearm you've... already been taxed on. The dealer should have charged you taxes, as is written in law. I have never heard of being taxed on a...
Forum: Competitive Shooting February 22nd, 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,837
Posted By JohnC
So in. 1911/M1 Garand kit for me.

So in. 1911/M1 Garand kit for me.
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