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 vandle
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: ANZAC DAY 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Australia

ANZAC DAY 2019

Anzac Day (Day of Remembrance) is celebrated every year on the 25th April. This day coincides with the ANZAC (Australian & New Zealand Army Corp) landing at Gallipoli in the Dardenelles in 1915. Its to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice our armed forces made during conflict. Anzac Day began in 1916 ...
by vandle
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: WW II memorial box saved
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Australia

Re: WW II memorial box saved

Good on you for saving another piece of history and someones story.
Keeping that display together will ensure at least be around for the next generation.
by vandle
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turk
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Australia

Re: Turk

1893 Model Turk???
I am assuming that it has been converted to 8mm.

The button on the stock is a later addition
by vandle
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: M38 Carcano FAT41
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Australia

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

The front barrel band is different to the 41 long rifle, never seen that before either.
Normally the side sling loop is fixed. I haven,t been able to find an references to this type of barrel band
by vandle
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: M38 Carcano FAT41
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Australia

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Looks like the rear sling swivel and front band very similar to a Carcano 41 long rifle.

Both manufactured at Terni and both 1941.
by vandle
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Swiss 1906 Saw Back Bayonet
Replies: 18
Views: 1295
Australia

Re: Swiss 1906 Saw Back Bayonet

UPDATE: Manufactured in 1922 for the K11 Carbine
by vandle
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Swiss 1914 Saw Back
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Australia

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

UPDATE: Bayonet manufactured in 1927 for the K11 Rifle
by vandle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Swiss 1914 Saw Back
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Australia

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

You are right Zeliard, they are not a cheap Bayonets but well made.

I have a bayonet now for all my Swiss Rifles .
One that eludes me is the 1899 Crucible Bayonet.
by vandle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Swiss 1914 Saw Back
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Australia

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

These bayonets are quite large and heavy in comparison to many. Makes the carbine a little muzzle heavy. The quality of manufacture is up there with their rifles they are fitted to. The main difference between the 1906 and 1914 is in the blade tip as you can see in the pics The leather scabbard is q...
by vandle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Swiss 1914 Saw Back
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Australia

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

1906 Blade Tip
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by vandle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Swiss 1914 Saw Back
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Australia

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

View of 1914 Bayonet Tip

Next view is the 1906 Bayonet view for comparison

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by vandle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Swiss 1914 Saw Back
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Australia

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

View of Frog

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by vandle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Swiss 1914 Saw Back
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Australia

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

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by vandle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Swiss 1914 Saw Back
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Australia

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

View of Scabbard Tip

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