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 cwo4uscgret
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Combloc Pistols
Topic: 1961 East German Makarov
Replies: 9
Views: 453
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1961 East German Makarov

The claims are that the East Germans made the best Makarovs; fit and finish are reported to be finest kind. Yesterday I stopped at a local gun shop; noticed the owner had the wrong tag on a Mak; it said 1903 Colt .32. When I pointed it out to him he thanked me and changed the tag to reflect the righ...
by cwo4uscgret
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Variation on a Theme
Replies: 6
Views: 2222
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Re: Variation on a Theme

Mike - its a magazine loading tool. Like a Luger, the angle of the round in the magazine is steep. The magazine spring is strong and the combination of the two make it difficult to load a magazine without the tool.
by cwo4uscgret
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Egyptian Beretta Model 1951 "Clone"
Replies: 3
Views: 1888
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Egyptian Beretta Model 1951 "Clone"

After WWII the Russians made a good effort to become Egypt's Armorer. This included planes, tanks, and some small arms including the Maadi AKM, made on Russian tooling. For pistols Egypt connected with Beretta; and then made the Helwan, a copy of Beretta's Model 1951, chambered in 9MM. Although not ...
by cwo4uscgret
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Variation on a Theme
Replies: 6
Views: 2222
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Re: Variation on a Theme

Bob - not only that but the locking block can be installed two ways: one is wrong and will cause catastrophic results; the other - as long as the stamped arrow is pointing towards the barrel you've installed it correctly!
by cwo4uscgret
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Variation on a Theme
Replies: 6
Views: 2222
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Variation on a Theme

First and foremost I am not an expert on small arms history; what I post is from what I've read; so if I need correcting on a post please correct! Finland developed the M35 Lahti 9mm Pistol (around 1935) for use by their military forces. Although it is in profile, sort of like a Luger, it has an en...
by cwo4uscgret
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone
Replies: 6
Views: 2055
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Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Bakka9 - the bigger picture is that Woody_be is in Belgium and I, Texas. Importing a 9MM Browning Long Barrel from Europe (and exporting one to there) would be a big hassle. Small Arms barrels are on the State Department Munitions List and would require, among other documents, an Export License.
by cwo4uscgret
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Ballester-Molina
Replies: 15
Views: 3463
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Re: Ballester-Molina

Ballerina-Molina! Love it! Somehow I can't visualize it decked out in a little Tutu! Compared to my other Argentine .45 worked to the death work horse I would say that my B-M is a beauty though: http://iwantthatknife.com/Gallery/albums/Ohio-Classic-Knife-Show-2012/argentina_1911.jpg http://iwantthat...
by cwo4uscgret
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Belgian Pistols
Topic: FN Model 1900 and Model 1899
Replies: 1
Views: 4024
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FN Model 1900 and Model 1899

I bought this FN Model 1900 7.65mm (aka .32 ACP) a few years ago. Nothing special about it other then it's been around for a long time....the other one has a more interesting history! http://iwantthatknife.com/Gallery/albums/newest-handguns/1900_1.jpg My FN 1900 In Buenos Aires there is a great smal...
by cwo4uscgret
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: USMC COLT M45A1 and knife
Replies: 4
Views: 2127
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USMC COLT M45A1 and knife

Several months ago I purchased a Colt M45A1 pistol from a local gun shop. The model I bought is a Colt commercially available pistol, identical in every aspect as the actual pistol purchased by the Marine Corps with an ambidextrous safety, Trijicon three dot night sights, special VZ stocks, and a sp...
by cwo4uscgret
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Ballester-Molina
Replies: 15
Views: 3463
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Re: Ballester-Molina

Beautiful Ballester-Molina! Maybe a Rack Number versus a serial? Perhaps you can visit this museum in Argentina:
As previously noted - a visit to the museum (probably my 4th visit there) is planned...

Thanks all for the compliments on the pistol's condition.
by cwo4uscgret
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: Ballester-Molina
Replies: 15
Views: 3463
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Ballester-Molina

I found this all matching Argentine Ballester-Molina .45 ACP at a local gun shop. I bought it because it is one of the cleanest Ballesters that I've ever seen. It is all matching; the serial number is different the the other number on the gun; both numbers are on the gun and two matching magazines w...
by cwo4uscgret
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Military Shotguns
Topic: Breaking the Ice....
Replies: 4
Views: 1980
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Breaking the Ice....

I'll make the first post in the new SFR Military Shotgun Section! One of my best friends who lives in Ohio, made me a deal I couldn't resist. My Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A in a wood military stock, for his Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun. My friend is very happy with his new rifle and I am (still s...
by cwo4uscgret
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Neat French Postcard...
Replies: 3
Views: 2024
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Re: Neat French Postcard...

Gee that's not the kind of French Postcards I've seen before!
by cwo4uscgret
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Colombian Madsen
Replies: 7
Views: 2337
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Colombian Madsen

Also known as the M1947 (also marked like mine as the M61A) the Madsen was the last bolt action Main Battle Rifle to have been bought by a government for their military. It has the distinction of almost, but not quite, being issued and eventually making it to the surplus market in like brand new con...
by cwo4uscgret
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Webley MARK VI In 455
Replies: 10
Views: 2971
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My Webley Mk VI

Sadly mine has had the cylinder shaved. From what I've read the cylinders are not strong enough to shoot factory .45 ACP out of it. I haven't found an un-molested cylinder for it yet. :(

I'm working with a gunsmith on several possible fixes.

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