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
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Rust.
Replies: 18
Views: 764
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Re: Rust.

Boil the magazine in water for 30 minutes. Soak in ATF. Then card with 0000 steel wool.
by bobvz
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 7072
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

When you consider these rifles were originally chambered for 7x57, then armory re-bored, rifled and chambered to .30-06, it is miraculous that they shoot as good as they do. A 1.25 in group at 100 yds is plenty good to have a 400 yd hunting rifle.
by bobvz
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Optics and Optics Mounts
Topic: Ishapore scope mount?
Replies: 2
Views: 214
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Re: Ishapore scope mount?

This one has been sportered and the guy wants a permanent mount.
by bobvz
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Optics and Optics Mounts
Topic: Ishapore scope mount?
Replies: 2
Views: 214
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Ishapore scope mount?

Need a drill and tap scope base for a 2A MIII Ishapore. Anyone know of a source? I've scoured the internet with no luck. Seems like Weaver used to make one as did a couple of other companies.
by bobvz
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: How many hours of work to make a Mauser Receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 2587
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Re: How many hours of work to make a Mauser Receiver

I realize that arms manufacturers will make parts in batches and then assemble them. Also there are some examples that I read about like the Radom factory & Czech factories being taken over with large stocks of receivers captured and then used to assemble new rifles... So I ask.. How many man hours...
by bobvz
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 7072
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Looks like trigger to me. You may need an aftermarket trigger or a job on your issue trigger to bring out the potential. Try replacing the trigger pins and polishing the sear, cocking piece interfaces.
by bobvz
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 1910 Carl Gustav M96 all matching - buttplate
Replies: 2
Views: 306
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Re: 1910 Carl Gustav M96 all matching - buttplate

Beautiful rifle. Looks like a tall front sight installed for 100 yd shooting.
by bobvz
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Make your own super long cleaning rod
Replies: 3
Views: 679
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Re: Make your own super long cleaning rod

What a great idea! I am a cheapo and just bought two sectional rod sets and screwed in an extra section to give me the right length. the one piece rod is a better idea.
by bobvz
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Oil Blackening (bluing) screws?
Replies: 4
Views: 608
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Re: Oil Blackening (bluing) screws?

Linseed oil is fine. Yes practice on a few screw heads and you will get the technique down. Do the heating in reduced light so you can visualize the colors. On screws heat the shaft just below the screw head and let the heat migrate into the head. You can control the color better that way.
by bobvz
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Siamese Type 66 range report.
Replies: 4
Views: 1042
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Re: Siamese Type 66 range report.

I have also had excellent results with my M66. Used pulled Turk 154 grain 8x57 bullets and recovered flake powder with Buffalo Brass cases made from 45-70. CCI 200 primers. Weighed the 8x57 load and reduced by 20% as a starting point. Got 2 inch groups at 100 yds off sandbags. The 154 grain bullets ...
by bobvz
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Vz 24 with potential German markings.
Replies: 8
Views: 992
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Re: Vz 24 with potential German markings.

I am almost 100% positive that is a Mitchell's Mauser K98k made up from parts and force matched. Real K98k's had blued bolts. Bolt bend looks to be K98a which were not blued. Not collectible. But a nice shooter.
by bobvz
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: How to do an Aged Oil Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 3230
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Re: How to do an Aged Oil Finish

nice tutorial. for birch i would recommend a 50:50 shellac/methyl alcohol sealer(spit) coat prior to staining. birch has a real nasty habit of staining splotchy due to open pores. the spit coat will seal these and allow nice even stain penetration. after the sealing coat just give it a quick rub wit...
by bobvz
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Crossbolt Setback
Replies: 4
Views: 1429
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Re: Crossbolt Setback

frankly i dont see setback. it appears the crossbolt mortise was a tad lower than the top of the crossbolt leaving some wood on top. you need to smoke the recoil lug on the receiver and determine how well it contacts the recoil lug first. you may not have an issue. you could spot in the receiver and...
by bobvz
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Recommendation for AK finish or coating
Replies: 1
Views: 603
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Re: Recommendation for AK finish or coating

The period correct finish would be a hot salts blue. If you want to do it yourself then a rust blue is your best bet.

Bob
www.rustblue.com
by bobvz
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Hand guard Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 5227
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Re: Hand guard Repair

You could fix it that way but it would be way less labor intensive just to use a filled epoxy. Remove any rotted wood and get back to something solid. Clean with acetone. Using coarse sandpaper sand a piece of scrap hardwood until you have about 1/2 tsp of sawdust. Get some Devcon 45 min set epoxy (...

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