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 Dec 27, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Bluing video
Replies: 6
Views: 3201
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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: 2188
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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: 3201
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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: 2188
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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: 3201
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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...
by bobvz
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 2168
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Re: metal turned brown cleanup

Brown "patina" is nothing more than rust. Steam or boil in water for 30 minutes. Then card with steel wool or a fine carbon steel wire wheel. It will turn back into a dark blue/black color. See below for video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHyoUF50rF0&t=1592s

Bob
www.rustblue.com
by bobvz
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Dating a FRMP 1909 Argentine Carbine
Replies: 3
Views: 2269
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Re: Dating a FRMP 1909 Argentine Carbine

Never seen that. Can you post pics of the receiver crest and ser. no. ?
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: 41
Views: 14977
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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: 4305
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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: 7775
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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: 7775
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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: 7775
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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: 7775
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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: 7775
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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.

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