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by slowbob2
Fri May 31, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: PCI 6.5x50 ammo
Replies: 9
Views: 562
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Re: PCI 6.5x50 ammo

The guy on youtube does not really understand what and why it happened . First it was not a hangfire . What happened is not uncommon with several types of military rifles with ammo made by reloaders or even companies who do not understand how military rifles work . There is nothing wrong with the po...
by slowbob2
Wed May 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Please help identify this Arisaka
Replies: 12
Views: 558
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Re: Please help identify this Arisaka

Carbine with a broken stock needs a quick fix from a time where parts were much harder to find . The Chinese never left the mum on a redone rifle and a Chinese rifle should have an import stamp on it .
by slowbob2
Wed May 29, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Please help identify this Arisaka
Replies: 12
Views: 558
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Re: Please help identify this Arisaka

The stock is a cut down from a T-38 rifle . No telling who did it , except it was not the Japanese . As crudely as it is done with an oddball finish , I would not think it was the Chinese either . My vote will go to bubba .
by slowbob2
Thu May 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: "Snap this one up!"
Replies: 2
Views: 385
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Re: "Snap this one up!"

The carbine is known as the Kar-88 . The Kar-88 was not issued to the artillery , they got the Gew-91 . The Kar-88 was not issued to regular army troops , they used the Gew-88 . No Gew-88's were ever given the 05 update for clip loading . No Kar-88's went to Turkey , so none are Turk marked . The or...
by slowbob2
Thu May 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 18
Views: 788
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

The makers did use different color stain , Kokura is lighter and more yellowish , Mukden is not . The carbine Does NOT have a rebuild stamp on it . The Japanese did not use a table vice and a pipe wrench to change a barrel . Yes it is common for T-44's to have saddle wear , not T-38's . But it is go...
by slowbob2
Wed May 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 18
Views: 788
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

The rifle is 70 years old . If it was sanded and refinished 50 years ago it could have gotten a scratch or two in 50 years . I own over 400 Arisaka's and I know a sanded and refinished stock when I see one . You can see the old finish and dirt in the low areas where they were finished over . The fin...
by slowbob2
Wed May 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 18
Views: 788
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

The rifle has clearly been sanded and refinished . The edges are all rounded and the color and finish is wrong . It also has clear vice marks on the barrel . But you know better .
by slowbob2
Mon May 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 18
Views: 788
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

Too bad someone sanded and refinished the stock and it looks like they tried to remove the barrel from the vice marks on it .
by slowbob2
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match
Replies: 10
Views: 1261
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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

Our club did a few of those type matches about 15 years ago . The target was 38t x 20w. The top performers from the WWI matches were : Gew 98- 24 /25 , 1903 - 23 /25 , Lebel - 20 /24 , Enfield - 20 / 22 , 91 Carcano - 18 /18 , M-95- 14 / 24 , 91 Mosin - 14 / 15 . We found the long Gew-98 stayed on t...
by slowbob2
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: M4 sherman In WWII
Replies: 9
Views: 1674
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Re: M4 sherman In WWII

Cooper was a 20 year old LT who only thought he knew more than generals and ordinance officers . There was a reason he never got promoted . Also he was not at the front fighting with tanks , he only saw knocked out tanks . 60 % which were back in service within a week . The Sherman was unrepairable ...
by slowbob2
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: A bore'ing story about a '98 Krag at 500 yards
Replies: 2
Views: 412
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Re: A bore'ing story about a '98 Krag at 500 yards

All military rifles of the late 1800's and early 1900's had groove diameters larger than their ammo . The bore sizes were always right on but the groove depth would only be held to within .003 or so as they did not care as much about that as it did not matter as much with the long round nose bullets...
by slowbob2
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1940
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Re: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem

No , the bore of a barrel is the small measurement . It is the lands . The average military barrel has around 0.010+ deep rifling . So if the grooves are .264 , the lands [ bore hole ] will be -0.010 = .254 . Or if it is tight 0.253
by slowbob2
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1940
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Re: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem

The problem is a tight bore , not groove . A 96 Swede with a very tight bore , some are as small as .253 , with tear the jacket on a thin jacketed .264 bullet . Going to a .263 dia bullet or a thicker jacket should cure the problem .
by slowbob2
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 249
Views: 43980
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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

I was just hoping he had not been eaten by the mother of the bear cub he posted photos of himself playing with .
by slowbob2
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano bayonet channel
Replies: 12
Views: 1544
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Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Only bubba uses wood putty . It was also popular to fill in side sling cutouts with wood putty .

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