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 burban89
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Series 40 Jinsen
Replies: 4
Views: 2115
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Re: Series 40 Jinsen

Are you positive the bayo lug was made like this(can't tell from your photos) or could it possibly have been bent during use as whatever to pry something? Steve Sorry the photos are kinda junky. From looking at the bayonet lug it definitely doesn't show signs of any damage to it or the surrounding ...
by burban89
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Japanese training rifles
Replies: 6
Views: 968
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Re: Japanese training rifles

I just got a training rifle myself today. A type 38 training rifle serial number 1285 with the manufacturer's mark on top of the receiver. It has all the normal characteristics of being a trainer: smoothbore, one piece stock, no type designation on the receiver, etc.
by burban89
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Last ditch?
Replies: 6
Views: 2952
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Re: Last ditch?

Training rifles usually have a "00" stamped in front of the serial number. The "00" mark in front of the serial number is just a way to show that a weapon was removed from service and given to some organization like a school or veteran's association. Training rifles never had rifling so they were n...
by burban89
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Show us your mid-late war Nagoya Type 99's
Replies: 12
Views: 4595
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Re: Show us your mid-late war Nagoya Type 99's

S.B. wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:48 pm
OK but, I was refering to OP's pictures?
Steve
Makes sense now. Indeed the OP's pics do show a metal butt plate. However it isn't inletted, it covers over a protrusion of the butt stock wood and in part holds the two pieces of wood together.
by burban89
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Show us your mid-late war Nagoya Type 99's
Replies: 12
Views: 4595
United States of America

Re: Show us your mid-late war Nagoya Type 99's

Butt plate appears to be inletted metal, from your picture? Steve Steve some of the rifles shown between series 5 and 8 are what can be called "transitional rifles". These were made during the middle of the war as accessories such as monopods and aa wings were being discarded in the process that ev...
by burban89
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Last Ditch Arisaka
Replies: 7
Views: 2494
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Re: Last Ditch Arisaka

Steve though this isn't the same series as the OPs rifle this is an example of a late war "last ditch" rifle made by the Jinsen arsenal in Korea. Some of the features that make a last ditch rifle are a wooden butt plate nailed onto the butt stock, a fixed rear sight instead of a pop up sight, and in...
by burban89
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: Vets I knew
Replies: 5
Views: 676
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Re: Vets I knew

I've had several members of my family that I knew as a kid that served in WW2 as well. One great uncle was a paratrooper and a forward observer who parachuted in during the Battle of the Bulge. He got hit by flak shrapnel in the head but miraculously survived. He had to have a metal plate put in his...
by burban89
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Ww2 Japanese sword
Replies: 3
Views: 2843
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Ww2 Japanese sword

Here's a sword I picked up years ago but is one I really cherish. It walked in with an old man and his grandson to a somewhat big gun show we had at the time. I watched them go from interested dealer to interested dealer and one by one kept saying that the sword was fake and from what I could hear t...
by burban89
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Camillus mk2 knife with USMC provenence
Replies: 7
Views: 2630
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Re: Camillus mk2 knife with USMC provenence

Another one here that served with The Magnificent 7th, 1/7 and 2/7. Semper Fi. My dad served with 2/7 over in Vietnam and he brought home a bunch of stuff. His issue gear was the most prominent but he also brought home some souvenir wall hangings and paintings from Thailand during his leave there i...
by burban89
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Gew71/84 with WW1 markings
Replies: 4
Views: 2823
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Gew71/84 with WW1 markings

Here's another one of my many bolt actions that I came into. Just like many of them this came to me as a gift to help enhance my collection. Functionally it works perfectly though by appearances it's rather used and abused. The bolt's a complete mismatch but it's been with the rifle for quite some t...
by burban89
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 1903 Remington
Replies: 6
Views: 2553
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Re: 1903 Remington

Wow that's a nice piece! It's just like the one I have that I made a post about here. I got it for $350 because the seller didn't know the back end of the bolt hadn't been fully assembled thus a much lower price. Glad to see some deals are still out there.
by burban89
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: No series Nagoya type 99
Replies: 1
Views: 2062
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No series Nagoya type 99

Here's another one from my collection of various arisakas. This one was also given to me as a gift by my collecting mentor. As stated it's a no series Nagoya that has had its mum viciously defaced but it's overall condition's in great shape. The monopod's a repro but the cleaning rod and aa wings ar...
by burban89
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Camillus mk2 knife with USMC provenence
Replies: 7
Views: 2630
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Camillus mk2 knife with USMC provenence

Hey everyone. This knife, though fairly common, is very special to me as it's the single piece that got me started collecting militaria. This knife originally belonged to my dad who was issued this very knife brand new in 1967 when he was stationed in Vietnam with the 7th Marine Regiment of the 1st ...
by burban89
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Family heirloom Gras and bayonet
Replies: 6
Views: 2504
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Re: Family heirloom Gras and bayonet

Great to see an intact family involved with their history Iwould put together a history of this wounded veteran to preserve the record of his service I actually have been assembling all of the info on my Great Grandfather as I could find but since he very rarely talked about the war the family does...
by burban89
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Another berthier from Vietnam
Replies: 3
Views: 2359
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Re: Another berthier from Vietnam

Very cool. If you're still in touch with the son and can get him to write a letter about the rifle's provenance - even though you have no official docs it would greatly increase the value, IMHO. I can give it a try but I haven't seen him before that sale and I haven't seen him since so it might hav...

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