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by slowbob2
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Air soft, Type 38 Arisaka
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Air soft, Type 38 Arisaka

I wonder if the scope is an exact copy and is a real scope that would fit on a real Type 97 ? That would let the guys shoot that are afraid of breaking their original scope . The Airsoft firearms are very popular in Japan as there is a great interest in firearms but they can not own any real ones . ...
by slowbob2
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Groove Diameter of 7x57 Mauser
Replies: 2
Views: 2413

Re: Groove Diameter of 7x57 Mauser

In that time period the bores [ lands ] of military rifles were kept close to spec but the grooves just had to be close and above minimum . They wanted the bullets to be smaller than the groove and to ride the bore . This gave the most velocity [ range ], less jacket fouling problems and kept pressu...
by slowbob2
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Need help with identifying this rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Need help with identifying this rifle

You need to show the model stamp on the left side of the receiver and the maker and date stamp on the top . Other than that all that can be stated is it looks like a Kar-88 . It has the K stock [ messed with ] , rear sight and front sight guards . It also has the wrong Gew-88 bolt . No Kar-88 ever g...
by slowbob2
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano 1891 long rifle 200 meter accuract test-several loads
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: Carcano 1891 long rifle 200 meter accuract test-several loads

All of the older military rifles were designed to shoot bullets that were smaller than the groove dia of the barrel , it was called bore riding . When you say your M-91 had a .265 bore , did you mean groove not bore ? I have never seen a M-91 with a groove smaller than .268 . The original Carcano .2...
by slowbob2
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turkish Gewehr 1888
Replies: 26
Views: 2565

Re: Turkish Gewehr 1888

On your last two links they have some of my published info from years ago . I did get some laughs with a couple of other Gew-88 experts I work with when I showed them the Youtube video . Some of the made up info was found to be funny . The one guy who has spent years going over original German docum...
by slowbob2
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turkish Gewehr 1888
Replies: 26
Views: 2565

Re: Turkish Gewehr 1888

You are correct on your refinished stock observations . The video you linked to is full of incorrect information , that guy is one of the main reasons for Gew-88 misinformation . He misidentifies the Gew-88 S rifle . He misidentifies the meaning of almost all of the markings and stamps . He does not...
by slowbob2
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turkish Gewehr 1888
Replies: 26
Views: 2565

Re: Turkish Gewehr 1888

Stateside . It does not match Turk rifles .
by slowbob2
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: odd ball Gew 88 pic heavy
Replies: 11
Views: 1234

Re: odd ball Gew 88 pic heavy

A lot of the SA rifles were rusty , nasty and missing parts , but a few were nice and matching . But as stated I do not think yours is one . For most of my slugging needs [ and I have done thousands of rifles ] I use the Hornady 32 pistol swagged lead SWC bullet . Yes it is only .314 dia , but if yo...
by slowbob2
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turkish Gewehr 1888
Replies: 26
Views: 2565

Re: Turkish Gewehr 1888

The Turk rifle in this post has had the wood refinished , 72's rifle is original .
by slowbob2
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: odd ball Gew 88 pic heavy
Replies: 11
Views: 1234

Re: odd ball Gew 88 pic heavy

Not enough info for a positive id . It is a Gew-88 , the Turks never used 88's only 88/05's . A large amount of Gew-88 rifles came in from South America a while back , But yours does not look like one of those to me . As an antique it does not need an import stamp , so that is not a big clue . Does ...
by slowbob2
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turkish Gewehr 1888
Replies: 26
Views: 2565

Re: Turkish Gewehr 1888

I would need more photos to be sure , but your rifle looks like one of the ones sold to Turkey after the war by the Czechs . The features show that . Also the rifle was converted to fired Any German ammo from stripper clips , both P-88 and S ammo .
by slowbob2
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 88 ammunition- fact from fiction?
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: GEW 88 ammunition- fact from fiction?

It would be exactly the same .
by slowbob2
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Cases cracking in type 30
Replies: 14
Views: 3512

Re: Cases cracking in type 30

To be clearer , use the difference in the measurement as the amount to remove .
by slowbob2
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Cases cracking in type 30
Replies: 14
Views: 3512

Re: Cases cracking in type 30

The lenght is not critical , but I like my stuff close . Just measure from the base of the neck to the base of the rim on a 6.5 Swede case and Jap case and cut of that amount [ plus an extra .050 or so ] from the Swede die . Be sure to bevel the base of the die at the cut so you do not leave a sharp...
by slowbob2
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Cases cracking in type 30
Replies: 14
Views: 3512

Re: Cases cracking in type 30

I never have used one , but if you get it to resize just the neck it should work . The cut off standard die is best as it will still bump the shoulder back just a bit if it is needed after several firings , without making the case smaller on the body .

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