Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by OldRifles
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: Romanian M1969 Trainer Rifle questions
Replies: 2
Views: 175
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Re: Romanian M1969 Trainer Rifle questions

Thanks for the linked article. I think I'll wait until I see one in the price range I want. Everything I'm seeing now is running around $250.
by OldRifles
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Help Identifying Carcano
Replies: 3
Views: 198
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Re: Help Identifying Carcano

ZUaUULFTSh+XRbiV6BcPow.jpg Does it look like the uppermost carbine in the attached photo? If so, it's a Model 1938 TS Carbine, and the RA serial prefix is correct for one made at FNA-Brescia. These continued in production while the area was still under German control and most found today are in exc...
by OldRifles
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Acquired a 98/22
Replies: 17
Views: 2266
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Re: Acquired a 98/22

That's a good way of putting it!

Pat
by OldRifles
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Acquired a 98/22
Replies: 17
Views: 2266
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Re: Acquired a 98/22

Vastly underrated rifles that suffer from the (ongoing) Turk curse. They're extremely well made, and most have new barrels. I bought mine as a hand-pick when they were $79. Mine seems to prefer 150-154 grain bullets, and shoots the Turkish surplus pretty well. Hand loaded with 150 grain bullets and ...
by OldRifles
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: Romanian M1969 Trainer Rifle questions
Replies: 2
Views: 175
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Romanian M1969 Trainer Rifle questions

In short, are these worth it? They've been on the primary and secondary collectors' market for awhile, and I still toy with the idea of picking one up. In general, are these accurate rifles? Is there any consistency in bore condition among them?

Thanks,
Pat
by OldRifles
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher
Replies: 13
Views: 10330
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Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

I have some Dutch rifles and carbines, and they have the smoothest actions of all of my milsurps. I go back and forth about hand loading for them, but it sounds like commercial .303 brass is favored over mil spec brass. I don't shoot my milsurps nearly as frequently as the modern firearms I train wi...
by OldRifles
Thu May 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: Austrian rebuild vs. Bulgarian rebuild...?
Replies: 2
Views: 3592
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Re: Austrian rebuild vs. Bulgarian rebuild...?

Bitrclngr,
I haven't taken any pics of it yet, but I will. It does have the 'S' stamp on the barrel.
Thanks,
Pat
by OldRifles
Wed May 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Styer 1897
Replies: 1
Views: 1856
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Re: Styer 1897

Welcome! You probably already know this, but don't try and 'improve' the stock or the metal finish by doing anything more than wiping them down with a rag. Your parts list sounds like someone in the past may have 'sporterized' the rifle, or at least removed it from the stock and misplaced or discard...
by OldRifles
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: M38 Carcano FAT41
Replies: 14
Views: 3773
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Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Very nice find!
According to a wartime OSS agent posted to Slovenia during the war, entire Partisan units were armed with Italian small arms after the armistice in September 1943.

Pat
by OldRifles
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Late War Carcanos
Replies: 8
Views: 2945
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Re: Late War Carcanos

For those who want to read further- Here is a post-war interview of a period German source with excellent, first-hand information on the status of late Italian small arms production under German control/supervision: Generalmajor Doktor Ing Leyers. 'Die Kriegsproduktion Italiens nach dem .13 Septembe...
by OldRifles
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Sad day because of G33/40
Replies: 16
Views: 4036
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Re: Sad day because of G33/40

At this point, you're limited as to what you want it to be.

Original? No. You could piece stuff back into a whole and have a'representative' example, but it will never be back to how it started. From there, your option are sell as-is, piece it back together, or leave it in it's present state.
by OldRifles
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Sad day because of G33/40
Replies: 16
Views: 4036
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Re: Sad day because of G33/40

Are the stock markings still intact?
by OldRifles
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Ex-Belgian, HZA stamped Kar.98
Replies: 7
Views: 2054
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Re: Ex-Belgian, HZA stamped Kar.98

No problem, glad I could help.
by OldRifles
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Ex-Belgian, HZA stamped Kar.98
Replies: 7
Views: 2054
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Re: Ex-Belgian, HZA stamped Kar.98

Thanks, all. This is actually my first and only Kar.98, so I'm very happy with this one. Amazing the data you have concerning one rifle . I . have had some ex SCW polish 98a's but never a german one . I have what I think is a GEW98 in a Spanish stock Still bearing a 1920 mark on the Receiver Also . ...
by OldRifles
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Ex-Belgian, HZA stamped Kar.98
Replies: 7
Views: 2054
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Re: Ex-Belgian, HZA stamped Kar.98

More photos-

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