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 CGSteve
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: VZ-52 SHE
Replies: 23
Views: 7881
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Re: VZ-52 SHE

That is a nice example. The vz 52 is one of the Czech guns missing from my collection. I've always been holding off on finding a 7.62x39 converted one like yours.
by CGSteve
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: I finally have a CZ-75
Replies: 12
Views: 2501
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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

I think the 75s are very underrated pistols in the States. They actually tested as the ‘best overall pistol’ in the US Military trials to replace the aging 1911 45ACP with the Beretta, but Reagan wouldn’t let them be selected as the build site was too close to the Iron Curtain. That's interesting. ...
by CGSteve
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 3803
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

Thanks kelt. Do you know what the reception stamp would have looked like based on the facotry? Do you have a saved image from somewhere?
by CGSteve
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Carbine Family Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 618
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Re: Carbine Family Photo

That T53 looks very nice and clean. I've never seen one that wasn't beat to hell, like mine. I think it is still safe to shoot but it looks like it has definitely been in the field.
by CGSteve
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 3803
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

Here is the most macro I can get given that I do not even have an amateur photography setup. I can see the texture of the paint, I hope you can too. The best comparison I can make is if you own an Egyptian AKM. It looks like that except evenly coated, more carefully applied, and lighter sheen. https...
by CGSteve
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: I finally have a CZ-75
Replies: 12
Views: 2501
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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

Nice! Congrats, I also have a pre B. I think the 75s are very underrated pistols in the States. By the way, which Mecgar mags work in the pre B? I viewed their website and they have mags for the B, the SP-01, and compacts.
by CGSteve
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 3803
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

Your guys' guesses are better than mine. This will be my only Berthier to go along with my MAS 36 as a representation of French rifles for WWII. I bought some ammo for it from Gunbroker and will hopefully fire some rounds from it in the near future. In person it does not look like blue at all. When ...
by CGSteve
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 3803
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

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by CGSteve
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 3803
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

I just saw your post 72 usmc, I will get some pics for you soon. Anything in particular you want to see? After seeing your pics of your "cleaned up" rifles, I am unsure what I have. The metal is not pitted at all, the wood has very few dings and grime. It looks like it was issued, but has never been...
by CGSteve
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 3803
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

I recently received my first Berthier Mle 16 carbine and believe it is one of these cleaned up ones. I only paid $300 (not counting shipping, etc.) for it though. The wood looks to have been refinished as it has a nice sheen on it. The finish on the metal is a very clean dark paint. I'm just startin...
by CGSteve
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 2861
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Re: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle

I checked with Wolff springs and they said they do not know if SKS springs will work in the Rasheed and cannot do custom orders, which is understandable as it would not be cost effective for them.
by CGSteve
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 2861
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Re: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle

I can't positively say that's the issue but I'd give it a shot. Any connections still on parts? Thanks.
by CGSteve
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 2861
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Re: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle

Hi First time posting, and I don't know if this is going to help. I had similar experience with my Rasheed, sometimes the bolt will not return to full battery due to gas port setting, cuasing the lite strike. Try to manually push the bolt, like the forward assit on the AR. If this is the cause, you...
by CGSteve
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 2861
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Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle

Had my Rasheed for a while, but only recently field stripped it for inspection, cleaning, and lubing for a test shoot. I read that many of these were not used in service, but I think that isn't the case for mine. It is in good condition overall, but definitely has that carried look and there is wear...

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