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 Aug 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Signs you are growing old.
Replies: 43
Views: 1246
Australia

Re: Signs you are growing old.

ffuries wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:55 pm


And the fact that everyone picked up their paper and smelled it. The smell was a mix of alcohol and something.

I miss that smell and the page 3 girls :(
by vandle
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New Forum Old Member
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Australia

Re: New Forum Old Member

Welcome Back.

Lets see some of your collection soon.
by vandle
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Japanese Carbines
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Australia

Re: Japanese Carbines

I don't mind the carbines, one is on my wish list.

They look to be in great condition.

Interested in the types of timber/ finishes that were used in the stocks
by vandle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Steel Ford boots are not bullet proof
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Australia

Re: Steel Ford boots are not bullet proof

Maybe some should test work helmets in their spare time.

That should thin some of them out
by vandle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Recent Local Finds
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Australia

Re: Recent Local Finds

The kropaschek bayonet does it for me.

don't ask me to spell it :roll:

although I don't mind Italian either
by vandle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Bayonet identification
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Australia

Re: Bayonet identification

VZ24 Bayonet I think.

Not sure if it is the correct scabbard. The lug looks different to what ive seen.

Been wrong before
by vandle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Another berthier from Vietnam
Replies: 5
Views: 3808
Australia

Re: Another berthier from Vietnam

Just something to satisfy my ignorance. Do these bring backs have any markings to show they were in service with the vietnamese? They had a lot of French Capture in service during the conflict, how can you tell unless you buy the firearm from the serviceman that brought it back? I'm not questioning ...
by vandle
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield:303-25
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Australia

Re: Enfield:303-25

Hi indy1919a4 No major ammo company is producing this calibre in Australia any more that im aware of. There are small ammo remanufacturers that do this round. Price is around $2.75 AUD ($2.00 USD) per round although much cheaper to reload yourself. Brass dies are available and .303 cases are normall...
by vandle
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Israeli Mauser No.2
Replies: 43
Views: 2694
Australia

Re: Mauser No.2

I've 2 of these historic pieces. Both reflect Czech, German and Israeli Markings. I got extremely lucky neither has been counterbored and both are VG/EXC condition for wood and metal. I got both from FF&F and can keep groups at 100 yards 3/4 inch +/- One has a full fledged Star of David the other s...
by vandle
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield:303-25
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Australia

Re: Enfield:303-25

303-25 is a very popular calibre hunting round in Oz
Worn .303s rebarrelled was very popular in the 60s and 70s.
alot of powder behind a smaller pill is effective against roos and pigs.
Good alrounder
by vandle
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Rifle needs identification please
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Australia

Re: Rifle needs identification please

except the 4th photo is a type 38 arisaka
by vandle
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: A very cool rifle I'd like to know more about!
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Australia

Re: A very cool rifle I'd like to know more about!

I think its a 1889. The rear sight looks like the ears have been cut flat
by vandle
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Gun show yesterday.
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Australia

Re: Gun show yesterday.

I'm not surprised with the K31s.

The supply of K31s are starting to dry up in Switzerland.
I believe most up for sale will come out of collections.

Prices are starting to climb for these babys
by vandle
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Back After A Long Absence
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Australia

Re: Back After A Long Absence

Glad to see you all back.
Hope your health is good Charles
by vandle
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Original matching [SA] 91/30
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Australia

Re: Original matching [SA] 91/30

Very nice example
You did very well
I'm very jealous

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