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 professrh
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Affordable K31 Diopter Sights & Scope Mounts?
Replies: 1
Views: 46
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Re: Affordable K31 Diopter Sights & Scope Mounts?

The clamp-on mount you linked in your post is the real McCoy. Swiss Products make a number of very high quality aftermarket add-ons for the Swiss rifle family. I use the K31 scope mount and the K11/G1911 scope mount. (The latter is more fiddly than the former, but once in place it's rock solid). Swi...
by professrh
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 34
Views: 4615
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Put a scope on the R. FAMAGE last night, a Lyman All-American fixed 4X given to me by a friend who no longer shoots. Mounted with low Burris Zee rings, the scope sits nice and close to the barrel, and allows for a pretty decent cheek weld. First, though, I had to remove the rear sight leaf. 11.jpg T...
by professrh
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: Noob Question: Fitting Bent Bolt to Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 152
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Re: Noob Question: Fitting Bent Bolt to Receiver

Looks like you did a good job! I just got a beater, bubba'd (is this a word??) No 4Mk1* on which I will attempt to commit refurb. As I am tool-challenged, never had the nerve to attempt butchery before--figure this one can't be made worse than it already is. Thanks! It was a bit nerve-wracking, I w...
by professrh
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: Swedish m96/38 pawnshop sporter
Replies: 9
Views: 2586
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Re: Swedish m96/38 pawnshop sporter

Very nice carbine! Any Chance that the rifle was once a 94 Carbine? The discolored area in the original rear sight location looks too short for the m38 rear sight base. I didn't think so, but my ignorance in these matters is nearly boundless. I'll post a photo of the receiver markings when I can. -...
by professrh
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 34
Views: 4615
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

So, I notched the receiver to fit the bent bolt handle (using input from a Larry Potterfield video and an assortment of files and fine sandpapers). 2.jpg 7.keeper.jpg Then I notched the stock using a couple of knives and a different assortment of files and sandpapers. (Of course, I treated the cut w...
by professrh
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: Noob Question: Fitting Bent Bolt to Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 152
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Re: Noob Question: Fitting Bent Bolt to Receiver

Got my answer from Larry Potterfield, as noted above. Results:
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Used an assortment of files and some 400- and 600-grit sandpaper.

More on this at my R.FAMAGE thread (listed above).

Thanks for looking!

--Prof
by professrh
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: Noob Question: Fitting Bent Bolt to Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 152
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Re: Noob Question: Fitting Bent Bolt to Receiver

Okay, so there's this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4HsEeFYekc . Nice visual at 0:54
by professrh
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 142
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Re: Hello

Welcome aboard! The folks here are knowledgeable and generous. I've learned a lot here. Free advice: don't be shy about asking questions. And pictures. We love pictures!

--Prof
by professrh
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: Noob Question: Fitting Bent Bolt to Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 152
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Noob Question: Fitting Bent Bolt to Receiver

Okay, now that the bolt is here for the R. FAMAGE sporter (more at http://surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=314 ), I know I'm going to have to remove some metal from the receiver to fit the bent bolt to the rifle. (And then, of course, I'll have to notch the stock). I have removed the BR fr...
by professrh
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 34
Views: 4615
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Prof, I like what you are doing to improve an oldie albeit modded goodie. For some reason, i would rather hunt with a modded milsurp that shows its military origins-- Thanks. It's been a fun project so far, and I've learned a lot. I look forward to hunting with this one. I've done most of my huntin...
by professrh
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 34
Views: 4615
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Just got the bolt back from the boltman. Looks like I'm back in business.
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by professrh
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Is it normal to have a Spanish Mauser
Replies: 3
Views: 693
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Re: Is it normal to have a Spanish Mauser

Sounds pretty normal to me. IIRC, my vz24, my 24/47, my m48, my Brazilian m1908, Venezuelan 24/30 all function that way. I'd be surprised if the Spanish one didn't do that.
by professrh
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New to Surplus Rifles
Replies: 10
Views: 320
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Re: New to Surplus Rifles

Welcome!
by professrh
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Vacuum Sealing Firearms
Replies: 10
Views: 423
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Re: Vacuum Sealing Firearms

Interesting idea for ammo as well.
by professrh
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Danish Krag Carbine
Replies: 4
Views: 270
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Re: Danish Krag Carbine

Nice carbine!

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