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 Feb 22, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: Non import marked TT-33
Replies: 8
Views: 3034
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Re: Non import marked TT-33

Incredible find for an incredible price. I have a non import marked Chinese "M20".
by CGSteve
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Ssg-82
Replies: 4
Views: 714
United States of America

Re: Ssg-82

Got a few from Century when imported. Sold all but one which lasted 4 shots and the extractor broke...Century refunded my money and I sent it back. My verdict: Cute Cold War collectible...no part support do not a shooter. That's terrible to hear. I'd definitely want to shoot it if I ever got my han...
by CGSteve
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Chinese Mosin t53
Replies: 12
Views: 4852
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Re: Chinese Mosin t53

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by CGSteve
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Ssg-82
Replies: 4
Views: 714
United States of America

Re: Ssg-82

You mean the East German bolt rifle in 5.45? I've been trying to acquire for years. When I saw them at somewhat reasonable prices in the early 2000s I could not justify it nor afford it. Now I would buy one for under $2k in a heartbeat.
by CGSteve
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?
Replies: 39
Views: 10517
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Re: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?

I think prices are better in AZ but selection is very limited when it concerns milsurps. I think people in AZ are only into tactical or at least more "modern" semi autos. Nothing wrong with that of course because I have my fair share of AKs, FALs, etc. but I am almost certain not to find any unique ...
by CGSteve
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: VZ-52 SHE
Replies: 24
Views: 10454
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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: 17
Views: 3925
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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: 6075
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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: 1171
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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: 6075
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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: 17
Views: 3925
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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: 6075
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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: 6075
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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: 6075
United States of America

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: 6075
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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...

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