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
Thu May 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: Austrian rebuild vs. Bulgarian rebuild...?
Replies: 2
Views: 2768
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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: 1290
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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: 11
Views: 1370
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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: 1835
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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: 14
Views: 2061
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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: 14
Views: 2061
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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: 852
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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: 852
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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: 852
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Re: Ex-Belgian, HZA stamped Kar.98

More photos-
by OldRifles
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Ex-Belgian, HZA stamped Kar.98
Replies: 7
Views: 852
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Ex-Belgian, HZA stamped Kar.98

This rifle started out as an Amberg Kar.98 produced in what appears to be 1916. The markings on the top of the receiver were mostly obliterated, making the last digit of the year stamp very difficult to determine. It is 100% matching, partly as a result of the rework processing at Posen in WWII. The...
by OldRifles
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Late War Carcanos
Replies: 8
Views: 1835
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Re: Late War Carcanos

I'm not sure why, but it appears that more of the later war production rifles and carbines are German depot stamped than the earlier examples. I've also never seen a Krieghoff conversion Carcano dated earlier than the late 1930s. I also think that alot of late war production Carcanos were built FOR ...
by OldRifles
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Late War Carcanos
Replies: 8
Views: 1835
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Re: Late War Carcanos

Nice! I've never seen a box that late over here (USA).
by OldRifles
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: Austrian rebuild vs. Bulgarian rebuild...?
Replies: 2
Views: 2768
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Austrian rebuild vs. Bulgarian rebuild...?

Long story short, I'm familiar with the typical indicators of Bulgarian rebuilds of Mannlicher M.95 rifles, carbines and Stutzens. There are some slightly anomalous examples out there that appear to be Austrian rebuilds that never went east, as they lack renumbered butt stocks on the right side of t...
by OldRifles
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Late War Carcanos
Replies: 8
Views: 1835
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Late War Carcanos

Just curious, but does anyone else collect late war Carcanos? I specifically collect German captured/modified rifles of other nations, and late war Carcanos are a natural fit for me. Does anyone else like the late war variations of Carcano rifles and carbines? Just curious, and would like to compare...
by OldRifles
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Rifles in German hands
Replies: 16
Views: 4902
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Re: French Rifles in German hands

The second/lower depot stamp on that one is very similar (if not identical) to what's on my Lebel R35. Bear in mind that that part of the underside of the stock was rounded and small, so the depot stamps don't always appear impressed completely on these. The depot is Krakau 1, or 'Kru 1,' as is tool...

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