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 Mwt
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893

Bullet design is also critical in these old guns. I tried my first groups with this rifle using nosler custom competition 168 gr boattails. My Chilean 1912 loves them, but the best the ZAR would do was 10” at 100 yds. It settled down when I switched to Speer 145 gr flat base. The most extreme exampl...
by Mwt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893

Managed to test fire the rifle this afternoon late to see if the barrel bedding at the stock tip improved grouping. Wasn’t a good test as the light was fading and it was overcast. I had painted the front sight white for hunting-the white sight on the white target was not optimal either. I can say fo...
by Mwt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Finn 1891 rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 516
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Re: Finn 1891 rifle

I picked up a shooter grade 1940 Tikka m91 just before thanksgiving. I’ll likely give it a go in our first local vintage match in February. I had to lower the rear sight to get a decent 100 yard zero. I really like the longer sight radius compared to my m39 and m27. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/...
by Mwt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Finn 1891 rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 516
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Re: Finn 1891 rifle

I worked up a handload using NOE316299 slugs and IMR4198. Velocity ran around 1800-11900 fps.They shot extremely well and cycled nicely through the action. My posting on a "Really veteran old rifle" got lost with the old forum. I hope that is one too many zeros on the 11900 velocity[emoji6] Sent fr...
by Mwt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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Re: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893

Those rifles, in good condition, are real tack drivers. No wonder the Boers shot the British up so badly. I actually was a bit disappointed with the accuracy. My Chilean m1912 is significantly more accurate. However, the donor for-end I grafted to the tiger is a rather loose fit to the barrel. I be...
by Mwt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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Re: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893

The stock was cut below the lower band and it was misidentified on GunBroker as a model 1898. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Any clue why this rifle would be duffel cut like that??? Are there any import marks on this?? And I do like the Tiger stripe.. No import marks that I have found. It almos...
by Mwt
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893

This one is an SA for two reasons: it was originally made in 1899 for the ZAR - Republic of South Africa(Dutch); after being sent back to DWM (last 4000 Rifle lot ordered before the outbreak of hostilities with the British) it was sold to Chile and so stamped on the receiver. Only the C prefix, bent...
by Mwt
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: 24th series Kokura Type 38
Replies: 12
Views: 845
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Re: 24th series Kokura Type 38

I just bought from nrobertb,the older brother to yours. Same series but 15,000 serial number range.( 1936 early '37?) not sure of the exact year. I lucked out and the chamber is not as over-sized as the once fired brass I was given . My test firing only shows a very slight bulge. I'm going to do a ...
by Mwt
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: 98k Books
Replies: 7
Views: 660
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Re: 98k Books

Santa’s bringing my volume 2 books-can’t wait for the old fat guy to show up - and I’m not even a k98k specialist.




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by Mwt
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: M1903 Turkish Mauser
Replies: 2
Views: 254
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Re: M1903 Turkish Mauser

The 1903 short rifle is my favorite Turk - not many of these recorded.

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by Mwt
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: ARISAKA
Replies: 2
Views: 193
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Re: ARISAKA

My understanding is that all were being backs from the war.


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by Mwt
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: 24th series Kokura Type 38
Replies: 12
Views: 845
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Re: 24th series Kokura Type 38

The bolt does not match on mine. Cleaning rod and sling are repros I think. 4064 is my go to powder for all my vintage military rifles. Varget is also very good. Regards Marty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I've got about 6 pounds of 4064 (im trying to get a nice supply of it) and about 2 pound...
by Mwt
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Finnish parts from ...Finland
Replies: 1
Views: 185
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Finnish parts from ...Finland

Picked up a well worn 1940 Tikka M91 recently for a reasonable $250 shipped. Beautiful bore and it shoot very well. It was missing the cleaning rod and it seemed prices in the U.S. start around $50 shipped. Found one on eBay in Finland for $35 shipped. Never purchased parts from there but was pleasa...
by Mwt
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: 24th series Kokura Type 38
Replies: 12
Views: 845
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Re: 24th series Kokura Type 38

The bolt does not match on mine. Cleaning rod and sling are repros I think. 4064 is my go to powder for all my vintage military rifles. Varget is also very good.

Regards
Marty


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by Mwt
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Bore Diameter Variations
Replies: 10
Views: 802
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Re: Bore Diameter Variations

My Krag also likes .311 bullets.Image


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