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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: 574
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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...
by slowbob2
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.
Replies: 11
Views: 574
United States of America

Re: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.

Also the original serial number looks to be bb 2086 , so it is not even a low serial number , it is a 122086 serial number . The b's were polished off of the receiver when it was blued by the Germans in the 30's rebuild , or the later Spanish 2nd reblue . With that high a serial number it is almost ...
by slowbob2
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.
Replies: 11
Views: 574
United States of America

Re: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.

I saw the photos of your rifle . It is not an original WWI sniper rifle . The rifle was rebuilt in Germany in the 1930's and went to Spain for the civil war . The Barrel is not a 1940's replacement , that is a date code for the sight replacement . The mounts and scope were added much later . The bol...
by slowbob2
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.
Replies: 11
Views: 574
United States of America

Re: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.

Since they repeated serial numbers each year , it would be a first months production of about any year between 1900 and 1918 . If it is an original sniper , most were made from 1915 to 1918 .
by slowbob2
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine
Replies: 7
Views: 966
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Re: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine

I have always wondered where the statement that they were not popular with the troops came from ? I have a Swiss friend who is a Swiss military rifle historian and he said he never found that in the records nor has heard it stated by any old Swiss .
by slowbob2
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Will this ammunition work with my K98k?
Replies: 19
Views: 1727
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Re: Will this ammunition work with my K98k?

The guy in the video does not know much about the shooting of rifles or ammo . His video was left with some comments to correct it but he deleted them . As stated the cracked stock has nothing to do with the ammo , the action screws were loose . The primer strike will have more to do with the primer...
by slowbob2
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Arisaka type 38 (No series)
Replies: 4
Views: 1422
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Re: Arisaka type 38 (No series)

Early T-38's were matched by the assembly number .
by slowbob2
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Headspace Gauge Info Link
Replies: 4
Views: 13990
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Re: Headspace Gauge Info Link

Your Brownell's article is interesting as who ever wrote it does not understand headspace . They state " bad headspace causes the case to swell in diameter at the base . That has nothing to do with headspace , just chamber dia or very high pressure . All rifles except tight chamber benchrest rifles ...
by slowbob2
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Old surplusrifle.com Files
Replies: 6
Views: 999
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Re: Old surplusrifle.com Files

It is not just that the info is " dated " , it was just lies and bad info by a person of very low intelligence who had no idea what he was doing . When all his tools and rifles when for sale after his passing it was a mess . All the tools , dies , measuring tools were broken as he did not know how t...
by slowbob2
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Old surplusrifle.com Files
Replies: 6
Views: 999
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Re: Old surplusrifle.com Files

A lot of that information really should be put to rest , it was really bad . Most of the reloading articles and shooting articles were all pure BS . The guy who wrote those was the local range fool . He was one of the worst reloaders and shooters we ever had at the local range and weekly matches . T...
by slowbob2
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99 bullets test at 500 yards...Range Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1372
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Re: Type 99 bullets test at 500 yards...Range Report

I have never seen a Hornady .312 180 grain sp bullet . I am pretty sure they do not make one . What rifle and bullet were you actually using ?
by slowbob2
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99 bullets test at 500 yards...Range Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1372
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Re: Type 99 bullets test at 500 yards...Range Report

Also Kokura never made a series 10 .
by slowbob2
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99 bullets test at 500 yards...Range Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1372
United States of America

Re: Type 99 bullets test at 500 yards...Range Report

A Kokura series 10 Type -99 is a short rifle . Kokura never made a Type-99 long rifle .
by slowbob2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 800 yards with the M-1917 again
Replies: 18
Views: 2881
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

You are not reloading right if it takes a crimp to reduce your extreme spread . With test groups from over 2000 different military rifles of my own , crimping never made any thing better . An additional 30 lbs of bullet pull on a 40,000 psi load is a 0.00075 % increase . Deforming the bullet will mo...
by slowbob2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 800 yards with the M-1917 again
Replies: 18
Views: 2881
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

Part of what I was talking about was over 15 years of as issued MILITARY rifle matches . None of the top shooters with military rifles crimped anything and it took 1 inch , or less groups to have small group of the match . Good reloading was the key to winning our matches with military rifles . The ...

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