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 retread12345678
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Finished collection, now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 3445
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Re: Finished collection, now what?

You could start collecting receiver crests, good luck when you get to Ethiopia
by retread12345678
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Ljungman Style Rifles
Topic: Hakim stock
Replies: 2
Views: 1196
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Re: Hakim stock

IF finding an original fails I think there are repros available. BUT I may be wrong
by retread12345678
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Newbie to gun collecting
Replies: 3
Views: 154
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Re: Newbie to gun collecting

WELCOME Buy Books or otherwise research them first. also helps to bring money. ( sarc)
by retread12345678
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Decent start to a collection????
Replies: 6
Views: 224
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Re: Decent start to a collection????

It is always difficult to be in your position. I know I have. THE NO5 Enfield should have matching serial numbers and a very good bore. It should also be an AUTHENTIC one, as many many have been faked. I may have missed it, but is the 03A3 either a Smith corona or a Remington make ? IF not, that too...
by retread12345678
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield
Replies: 15
Views: 1878
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Re: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield

Really wonderful job. Amazing how some of this old iron cleans up. Is the cartouche visible???
by retread12345678
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Just what is a Spanish Mauser?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156
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Re: Just what is a Spanish Mauser?

I have read in the book about Sam Cummings. that he purchased over a million guns from Spain in the 1960;s. In WWI Spain supplied .32 cal pistols to France. , now called by some
as French Ruby pistols. Collector parlance can be confusing
by retread12345678
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: German WW1 trench knife (?)
Replies: 1
Views: 576
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Re: German WW1 trench knife (?)

I had not seen this variation. Could it be a personal enhancement ? Is the scabbard a standard type or some other variation. The ones I have had/have have wooden grips with diagonal slash marks similar to the WWI bayonet Scabbard is a metal sheath with an attached leather frog with a snap for securi...
by retread12345678
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Just what is a Spanish Mauser?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156
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Re: Just what is a Spanish Mauser?

Mausers. made in Spain like the M 93,M95 and postwar M43's are truly Spanish Mausers made else where and supplied to Spain would not be IMHO. Moisins supplied to Spain. have not been referred to as Spanish Moisins..
by retread12345678
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Arctic K98k Czech with Winter Trigger guard
Replies: 12
Views: 13538
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Re: Arctic K98k Czech with Winter Trigger guard

Marketed. in the day as the Arctic Mauser, they were less. money than the wartime K98s. Have had a few and they were all dependable rifles
by retread12345678
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Dutch FN-48 Queen Wilhelmina All Matching
Replies: 3
Views: 1968
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Re: Dutch FN-48 Queen Wilhelmina All Matching

Uncommon rifle in these parts. I had a very nice one in 30-06 ,all unmarked long ago. Recoil is no worse than a G 33-40 Nice catch!!
by retread12345678
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Vendor or site that sells parts for a hakim trainer
Replies: 1
Views: 458
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Re: Vendor or site that sells parts for a hakim trainer

Hard to say, I remember. SARCO was selling complete guns years back they might have a few. Really I have never seen one in the wild
by retread12345678
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What a couple morons lol
Replies: 2
Views: 396
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Re: What a couple morons lol

Seems like strange behavior is common in Fla. Drugs are BAAAAADDDDDD !
by retread12345678
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Polish M44
Replies: 2
Views: 622
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Re: Polish M44

I found one of these years back and bought it , though not a Moisin collector. Glad I have held on to it.
by retread12345678
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper
Replies: 9
Views: 1918
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Re: Mummed and matching Type 2 Paratrooper

NO EXPERT. I have never seen a true Arisaka para rifle. A super original rifle. This is not the first time I have heard of rifles being stuck inside a wall GOTTA WONDER why. ?

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