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 RenHoek
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: My repro Guardie del Duce project
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Belgium

Re: My repro Guardie del Duce project

I don't have the precise number, but my best guess is fewer than 100. The moschettos were made like this in one of the armories - probably Terni. You'll occasionally see another type - most often an M38 short rifle - advertised as used by Mussolini's personal guard, but only the moschetto was so alt...
by RenHoek
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: My repro Guardie del Duce project
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Belgium

Re: My repro Guardie del Duce project

It's a stylized fascist symbol specific to the moschettos carried by Mussolini's personal guards. None of those are known to exist outside museums and certainly none can be found in America. My project is to make a reproduction. Ren
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by RenHoek
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: My repro Guardie del Duce project
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Belgium

Re: My repro Guardie del Duce project

Yes - volume 2 of Italy's Battle Rifle! I'm not sure if it will hit print this year, but work has begun on it. SW
by RenHoek
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: My repro Guardie del Duce project
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Belgium

My repro Guardie del Duce project

I've had the receiver engraved for a couple years and finally traded for more nickel plated parts. Since it's rainy today, I dived in converting an M41 handguard to M91 moschetto configuration. Got it mostly fitted - next step is to contour it properly. As always, once you take wood off, there's no ...
by RenHoek
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Converting .348 Win to 10.4mm Italian Vetterli
Replies: 4
Views: 4578
Belgium

Re: Converting .348 Win to 10.4mm Italian Vetterli

If you have the expanders - or can make them - I'd go 357, 375, 400 or 410 then on to 430. Ren
by RenHoek
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Posting a pic?
Replies: 3
Views: 3392
Belgium

Re: Posting a pic?

Here's the other side - also a colonial French item I got a few tables down. Clearly an "old sweat". Ren
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by RenHoek
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Posting a pic?
Replies: 3
Views: 3392
Belgium

Posting a pic?

Okay - I think I have a handle on the new pic drill. These might be slightly off topic - our fave moderizer can delete them if so. Picked up the medal in Belgium. I'm not sure what it is, but the price was right. il Duce's black shirts? I really wanted the hat, but 850 EUD was a trifle over budget. ...
by RenHoek
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Made it back!
Replies: 2
Views: 3196
Belgium

Made it back!

This is basically a test post to see how things work. As always, I'm available to decipher markings and relative scarcity of various Carcano models. Renaldo (thought you were rid of me, didn't ya? :mrgreen: ) vaan der Hoek

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