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by bobvz
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Headspace 303 Brit = 30-40 Krag
Replies: 8
Views: 4268

Re: Headspace 303 Brit = 30-40 Krag

There is a neat headspacing trick you can use to measure headspace directly in bolt, pump, semi-auto, and lever action rifles without a gauge. For rimless cartridges take a de-primed full length re-sized case (new unfired better) and a fired primer. Remove the anvil from the primer and flatten the d...
by bobvz
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: 7.7 Jap using pulled "Yellow-tipped" Russian bullets
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: 7.7 Jap using pulled "Yellow-tipped" Russian bullets

There is a bunch of Argentine made 7.65x54 floating around with German S-type boat tails. Headstamped "SF". I have some and they suffer from powder degradation. Most times it can be had cheap for components. I see it at gun shows. The bullets mic between .312 and .313, just perfect for Japanese 7.7x...
by bobvz
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Acquired a 98/22
Replies: 22
Views: 10977

Re: Acquired a 98/22

Someone may have slipped a shorter front sight into it before you got it. The original front sights are a third taller than a typical K98k type. If you can find the taller front sight that will cure it. You may contact these folks and see how tall their Tall front sight is. https://www.libertytreeco...
by bobvz
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Acquired a 98/22
Replies: 22
Views: 10977

Re: Acquired a 98/22

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by bobvz
Fri May 22, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish 1916 7.62 magazine spacer
Replies: 11
Views: 2224

Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 magazine spacer

You know its a shame that NATO didn't adopt the 7.5x54 French cartridge instead of the 7.62x51. But I'm sure the US called all the shots. The only things required to convert these wonderful old Mausers would have been a re-bore and chamber, plus a different follower. Instead they butchered up the ma...
by bobvz
Mon May 11, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Restoring VZ 24
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

Re: Restoring VZ 24

If you want a hunting rifle I'd recommend parting out the stock and barreled action separately. Take the money and buy a Savage 110 or Remington 700. Someone would like the action for a sporter project. And maybe the stock. If you want a good historic shooter save the money and wait for an opportuni...
by bobvz
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: yugo shooting high
Replies: 32
Views: 11034

Re: yugo shooting high

Old thread but solution still works:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2932#p18420
by bobvz
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Acquired a 98/22
Replies: 22
Views: 10977

Re: Acquired a 98/22

Replace the rear sight leaf with one from a M36 Turk graduated at 100 meters up. You can get them for around $10 or less. Cured both of my 98/22's.
by bobvz
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: yugo 24/47 handguard
Replies: 5
Views: 4946

Re: yugo 24/47 handguard

KySwiss wrote: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:11 pm how hard would it be to get a piece of wood and start to carve out a new upper handguard for the 24/47???
Unless you have a wood lathe kinda hard. Can be done from a slab but still difficult. Might be better to splice and repair the one he has.
by bobvz
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Bluing video
Replies: 6
Views: 5953

Re: Bluing video

Thanks for the reply. Do you make a Russian black solution like on the RC K98s or the Russian rebuilt Mosins ? Is it in the works? Answer: No I don't. Russian refurbs were blued with a caustic hot blue. American Formula is a close approximation. Are there kits that might include British, German, Fr...
by bobvz
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Vz 98/22 sight trouble
Replies: 5
Views: 5141

Re: Vz 98/22 sight trouble

No, the sight base curvature matches the trajectory of the 8x57 round. The Turk leaf lacks an extension that makes it sit up higher at the 300 meter range. Thus it sits lower on the curve and regulates to 100 meters. I have 3 rifles equipped with them and all three are in the black. You have to get ...
by bobvz
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Bluing video
Replies: 6
Views: 5953

Re: Bluing video

Are the different solutions for each rifle that different, say between the enfield and german blue? Answer: German and British are very different chemically. The British produces a blacker finish and the German has a grayish/blue hue. I assume it is best to have the correct solution? Does it really ...
by bobvz
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Vz 98/22 sight trouble
Replies: 5
Views: 5141

Re: Vz 98/22 sight trouble

The easiest thing to do is to buy a couple of M38 Turk Mauser rear sight ladders with slider. These decline the elevation, are in meters, and will put you in the black. Usually about $10 ea.
by bobvz
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Bluing video
Replies: 6
Views: 5953

Re: Bluing video

Startup costs are actually pretty cheap considering the equipment can be used for multiple firearms. I built my first rig for under $50. That included the pipe, pot, hardware, box, etc. You can use wet towels for moisture if you let it rust overnight. Vaporizers are $15 at my local pharmacy. You cou...

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