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 KneverKnew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: My M-69/71. Not an 1881/08.
Replies: 0
Views: 159
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My M-69/71. Not an 1881/08.

8659462C-A8FA-48FE-98C1-1A630F8D122E.jpeg Decided to creat separate post of this rifle with pictures. The bore is rough but still has rifling. Hopefully will shoot decent enough for a brush gun. The buttstock is not from a vetterli but is very roughly fitted to this receiver as you can see. Also it...
by KneverKnew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss vetterli 1881/08 Short Rifle. What the..??
Replies: 4
Views: 477
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Re: Swiss vetterli 1881/08 Short Rifle. What the..??

According to this site mine is actually a cut down M-69/71. “ Bern started producing the M-69/71 in 1875 at serial 114.001 all older serials could have been made by several other manufacturers too. In 1875 they made 8000 rifles so till # 122.001” What buttstocks are compatible? 71’s, 78’s, 81’s...et...
by KneverKnew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss vetterli 1881/08 Short Rifle. What the..??
Replies: 4
Views: 477
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Re: Swiss vetterli 1881/08 Short Rifle. What the..??

I think the only thing I want to do to this rifle other than make it centerfire, is get a correct buttstock. Any suggestions where I might find one?
by KneverKnew
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss vetterli 1881/08 Short Rifle. What the..??
Replies: 4
Views: 477
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Re: Swiss vetterli 1881/08 Short Rifle. What the..??

Well this one I got for $115. 23” barrel with dove tailed front sight installed. Looks to me to be originally a 69 or 71. Has checkering on forearm wood. Tube magazine holds 6 including lifter, so maybe originally a carbine? Buttstock does NOT look original vetterli to me. Very roughly installed wit...
by KneverKnew
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss vetterli 1881/08 Short Rifle. What the..??
Replies: 4
Views: 477
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Swiss vetterli 1881/08 Short Rifle. What the..??

Someone please tell me what I’m looking at here.
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They call it an 1881 but from the sorry picture I see Checkering and an old style rear sight. Is there such a thing as a short rifle or is this just a cut down bubba gun??
by KneverKnew
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253
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Re: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?

Not a set price. Purely a bidding war. I bid to $300. Then it got nuts.
by KneverKnew
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: M1911 added to collection. (And pictures)
Replies: 26
Views: 4068
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Re: M1911 added to collection. (And pictures)

Great shooting.
by KneverKnew
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253
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Re: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?

Well...it sold for $650. Too rich for my blood.
by KneverKnew
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253
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Re: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?

What would be the most it would be worth to bid on?
Made in 1917, are these same strong design as a K 98 K?
by KneverKnew
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253
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Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?

What would the value of this makers rifle be.
C.G. HAENEL/SUHL/1917
Gew 98
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Majority of serial numbers match. Can’t tell if bolt does. Pictures look good. Never heard of this maker. Learnt something new today.
by KneverKnew
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: M1911 added to collection. (And pictures)
Replies: 26
Views: 4068
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Re: M1911 added to collection. (And pictures)

Is this mark on the rear receiver top on purpose or is this just a damage mark? Can any one give me a rough estimate what the value would be for this rifle. I’d like to think I didn’t get robbed.{/quote] That is a very poorly stamped "P" When soldiers "retired" from active service they were given t...
by KneverKnew
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Differences in the K. Kale Turks?
Replies: 2
Views: 1699
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Differences in the K. Kale Turks?

Someone please explain What are the differences between K. Kale Turkish Mauser and the other types? More or less valuable? Differences in quality? Etc.?
by KneverKnew
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: M1911 added to collection. (And pictures)
Replies: 26
Views: 4068
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Re: M1911 added to collection. (And pictures)

On another note, it appears my new G1911 doesn’t have the small Swiss shield stamped into the right side of the buttstock like I’ve seen on every K31. Is that usual?
by KneverKnew
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: M1911 added to collection. (And pictures)
Replies: 26
Views: 4068
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Re: M1911 added to collection. (And pictures)

Well then thank you very much about the Vetterli.
Here are only two pictures from auction...
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