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by slowbob2
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: I picked up what I thought was a Carcano today
Replies: 20
Views: 2047
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Re: I picked up what I thought was a Carcano today

Did you mark the rifle 6.5x54 or was it like that ? Other than the shoulder angle / lenght , there is no difference between the 6.5x52 It and the 6.5x54 ms with Norma cases . The cases are the same total length . One of my Carcano's will even chamber the 6.5x54 ms with force . My type I's will not e...
by slowbob2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: I picked up what I thought was a Carcano today
Replies: 20
Views: 2047
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Re: I picked up what I thought was a Carcano today

The chamber cast would not tell the 6.5 J from the 6.5 It . It will tell you someone has messed with the chamber if your cast is right . A type I was never made in 6.5x54mm .
by slowbob2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Chamber diamensions for the Jap 6.5x50?
Replies: 3
Views: 280
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Re: Chamber diamensions for the Jap 6.5x50?

The Type I has one of the tightest chambers , the Italians made it close to the cartridge specs . If your's is that long someone has tried to rechamber the rifle . An aborted 6.5mm Roberts attempt ?
by slowbob2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Chamber diamensions for the Jap 6.5x50?
Replies: 3
Views: 280
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Re: Chamber diamensions for the Jap 6.5x50?

That is a question with no answer . What rifle ? Early T-38's , late T-38's and Type I's all have different size chambers . Also the chambers on rifles of the same group also vary a lot . The actual Japanese cartridge size as designed is much smaller than the T-38 chambers . It is what was used by N...
by slowbob2
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: K31 help please
Replies: 15
Views: 892
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Re: K31 help please

I do not understand how the above info would help the OP ? I would say try a C-clamp , with wood jaws ? Bullet tip hole drilled .
by slowbob2
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: K31 help please
Replies: 15
Views: 892
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Re: K31 help please

The bolt is not closing fully due to either bullet or case contact . It could be so close that just a firm thump on the bolt may fully close it . The link to the old post was an amazing collection of really bad info and advice posted by people who had no idea what they were talking about , other tha...
by slowbob2
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 16
Views: 1383
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Re: reloading data

A lot of the info in the wiki write up is incorrect , Bores sizes , the meaning of the S ,the dates , the bullets sizes , case sizes . If you have a 8mm Military rifle you will not have a .318 bore as that size was never used by the military . It all smells like old doc's BS .
by slowbob2
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: I picked up what I thought was a Carcano today
Replies: 20
Views: 2047
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Re: I picked up what I thought was a Carcano today

The rifle is a Type I . It has the type I rear sight .As stated , look for the stripper clip guide . It will be in 6.5 Arisaka . A chamber cast will be a waste of time as the 6.5 Jap is so close to a 6.5 Carcano it will chamber and fire in the Carcano .
by slowbob2
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 802
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Re: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

No the ammo was not the same . Different bullet ,different velocities . It is not a secret , it is documented and you can look at real ammo .
by slowbob2
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 802
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Re: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

Mr 72 usmc , your first video posted about the 7.7mm ammo is ok . He gets all the cartridge id's and uses correct , but he gets all the tech stuff wrong . The reason the heavy bullet MG 7.7 ammo was not used in the rifle was not the strength of the action , it was the recoil . The 7.7mm rifle ammo w...
by slowbob2
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1939
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

What type Gew-88 do you have ? A Gew-88 , 88-S or a 88/05 ? Do you have an original German barrel , a regular size Czech , a small size Czech or a .323 replacement ? A photo of the markings on the top of the receiver will help with id .
by slowbob2
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1939
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Rapidrob wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:28 pm
The old Charcoal burners were well made and accurate rifle in their day. With today's powders, they should shoot very well. I have read than Trail Boss works very well and will not spike like 5744 can.
good shooting at 300 yards.
What is a charcoal burner ?
by slowbob2
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?
Replies: 7
Views: 1428
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Re: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?

That rifle is not a Gew-98 anymore . It has been converted . It's value would be determined by who did the conversion .
by slowbob2
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Ariska Type 99
Replies: 9
Views: 1896
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Re: Ariska Type 99

It is an early no series Nagoya rifle . With all the damage it looks to me to have been blown up , or someone over here used it as a hammer . The mono-pod is worth more than the rest of the rifle .
by slowbob2
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.
Replies: 11
Views: 1558
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Re: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.

Yes the mounts seem to be the repro's once sold by Sarco . The scope is German , but probably a commercial . The S is not a bore size as it will be found on Gew-88 rifles with the original .321 bore as well as any rifle made after 1896 with a .323 bore . All it means is the early rifles were cleared...

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