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 bobvz
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3749
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Re: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?

The issue as I see it is that there are a number of young folks who are making big 6 figure salaries and a large number of older highly paid execs that are retiring. Some of these folks are being enthralled with milsurps. In no small part due to sites like this that promote shooting and collecting. ...
by bobvz
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 long rifle at 500 and 800 yards*
Replies: 14
Views: 987
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Re: GEW 98 long rifle at 500 and 800 yards*

I believe the WWI 8x57mm S load ran a 150 grain flat base spitzer at around 2900 fps from the Gew 98 with the long barrel. I've probably done that with pretty moderate pressures using WW760 and 150gr softpoints. Mauser Bolt Rifles indicates the WW1 load was a 154 grain cup-based cupro-nickel clad s...
by bobvz
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

If you have extra wood all around then just reshape the stock to eliminate the burned area and finish.
by bobvz
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

If you are going that route then use a cyanoacrylate glue like super glue to get the thinnest joint you can.
by bobvz
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

Select an area with a similar grain pattern to cut the patch from. A belt sander is the best tool to get flat surfaces on donor and recipient. Take a Dremel diamond wheel and cut some short slots in both pieces to increase shear resistance and glue area. Use a 45 minute set epoxy. Mix some stock san...
by bobvz
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

Question is, once I get rid od the burned area what should the repair be? Glue on a piece of hardwood and shape it? You'll have to do what I did this week on a L.C Smith fore arm. I had to sand a flat over the repair area and epoxy a patch on. Then re-shape to match contours. Your stock is likely m...
by bobvz
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

You've already gotten the correct method. Nothing will bleach out a burn. Scrape it down over a large area to feather the repair. BTW, I wouldn't use a heat gun again. A common hair dryer or electric space heater produces the right temperature that will not burn.
by bobvz
Thu May 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Online giveaway rifles
Replies: 12
Views: 1224
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Re: Online giveaway rifles

We've got a local guy who wins at least 3-5 guns a year at NRA and other drawings. He confided his strategy is to buy at least $200 worth of tickets and he bends each one before placing in the box so it won't lay flat against another.
by bobvz
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?
Replies: 10
Views: 1568
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Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

Almost every gun crank I run into thinks 7.62x51 NATO is loaded hotter that commercial. The military has no desire to "hot rod" their ammo. They want ammo that will function reliably to standard and not destroy their weapons and injure troops. I test fire rifles every day with commercial and militar...
by bobvz
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Siamese type 45 rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 1158
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Re: Siamese type 45 rifles

I could have bought a carbine in original 8x50 cal for $75 20 years ago and could kick myself now. Currently I own a beautiful long rifle in 8x52 and reload for it. It is one of my Mauser type fav's. Buffalo Brass has the cases and you can get Lee Precision to make some collet dies for around $60 or...
by bobvz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Optics and Optics Mounts
Topic: Ishapore scope mount?
Replies: 5
Views: 1718
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Re: Ishapore scope mount?

Well, the S&K came back last week. The recoil lug at the rear of the mount snapped. S&K replaced it at no charge. Hope this one lasts.
by bobvz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M91/59 stock crack
Replies: 10
Views: 1958
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Re: M91/59 stock crack

The key is the de-grease in the crack. Acetone is your friend. If you can coat the out side with "whiting" then sweat it out with heat and do the final rinse with acetone more the better. My shop does this regularly with O/U and SxS shotguns. Many drenched in gun oil. Our fixes have yet to fail in o...
by bobvz
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Something fishy in K98s
Replies: 34
Views: 6456
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Re: Something fishy in K98s

slowbob2 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:26 pm
The rifles are clearly scubbed , sanded , refinished and restamped .

Yep. The stock stamps look just like the ones Numrich and SARCO sells.

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