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 Reverend Mauser
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Pawnshop Predicament
Replies: 17
Views: 376
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Re: Pawnshop Predicament

I agree that the Finn is likely a better option. A helpful website in identifying it: Mosin Nagant Model Identification guide As as pointed out, the Tula Ammo is pretty cheap. Surplus still floats around, too, though I haven't seen a dealer with it. lately. Another option: The 7.62x54r cartridge is ...
by Reverend Mauser
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Rust.
Replies: 18
Views: 787
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Re: Rust.

Something to perhaps experiment with: I recently toured a museum that featured the recovery of a sunken steamboat and they had numerous artifacts they had been cleaning to remove corrosion. One of the handiest items was a pencil eraser in a dremel tool--it made a copper late look like new. (Ferrous ...
by Reverend Mauser
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs
Replies: 43
Views: 971
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Re: Spurs

Very neat pics. i have none myself, but growing up in a ranch area, I saw cowboys wearing then numerous times.
by Reverend Mauser
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Rust.
Replies: 18
Views: 787
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Re: Rust.

Soak it in vinegar?
I don't think you'd want to use this. I've seen it suggested by many people that vinegar is useful for stripping off bluing to prepare for a new bluing job.


I've always had good success with WD-40 and similar, with a little 0000 steel wool.
by Reverend Mauser
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: 7th Annual Arms Race
Replies: 38
Views: 10174
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Re: 7th Annual Arms Race

Pit stops:

Lee loaders in 30-06 and 22-250, three types of powder, and bullets. I also set my buddy up with one in 30-30.
Reloading manuals and a few odd tools like calipers.
by Reverend Mauser
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Handloading manual for a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 272
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Re: Handloading manual for a beginner

I ordered the Lyman. I will likely get the Hornaday as well.

thanks!
by Reverend Mauser
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Handloading manual for a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 272
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Re: Handloading manual for a beginner

Rapidrob wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:24 am
Hard to be the old Lyman manual.
yeah, I'm picking up on this one being a good one. It's probably my first choice.
by Reverend Mauser
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Handloading manual for a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 272
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Handloading manual for a beginner

I have a similar post on a couple of other forums, but wanted to get it here. My friend and I have decided to begin handloading—can anyone recommend a particular reloading manual? Here’s several easily available to us: Lyman 50th Edition Reloading Manual Hornady 9th Edition Handbook of Cartridge Rel...
by Reverend Mauser
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Old Double Barreled Shotgun
Replies: 3
Views: 207
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Re: Old Double Barreled Shotgun

You might try this thread to get you going. Tradename shotguns These were responsible for all kinds of those old shotguns.
by Reverend Mauser
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 45-70 Wow
Replies: 16
Views: 772
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Re: 45-70 Wow

I think it would kill anything in North America and most game in Africa.
No question it's grizzly medicine. I would guess in theory it would do for a cape buffalo where legal and with the right bullet type.

Got to admit, I would not mind a marlin guide gun in 45-70.
by Reverend Mauser
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Private gun sale question
Replies: 7
Views: 396
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Re: Private gun sale question

What you're describing could well be a straw purchase. A safe option--you can make a verbal agreement on the deal, but have the final recipient do a transfer with you through an FFl so there is a background check. Maybe split the cost of the transfer fee or even pay the fee yourself. If she wants, s...
by Reverend Mauser
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: How many hours of work to make a Mauser Receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 2605
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Re: How many hours of work to make a Mauser Receiver

Labor was real cheap in those days 10 man hours today would run around $750-$1,000 or more for a receiver in the USA. That's one of the reasons the commercial manufacturers started changing up on the guns they made post-WWII. Labor costs went up with unions emerging in the New Deal and WWII. Savage...
by Reverend Mauser
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Your never too old to learn....She made my day.
Replies: 6
Views: 541
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Re: Your never too old to learn....She made my day.

Have also always enjoyed your contributions here and I thank you for your service. Reading your posts alaways makes me wish that I were your neighbor! To add to this, RapidRob gets kudos from me, too. My first foray into buying old guns resulted in a Turk Mauser that would not headspace. Rob kindly...
by Reverend Mauser
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Stevens Favorite Single Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 333
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Re: Stevens Favorite Single Shot

nrobertb wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:53 pm
Very interesting video. Thanks for sharing.
You're welcome. Larry Potterfield is like watching a magician to me.
by Reverend Mauser
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Greek Mannlicher 1903/14
Replies: 14
Views: 945
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Re: Greek Mannlicher 1903/14

That's a neat old gun, Vandle.

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