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 EdHoffer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: Vz52's
Replies: 7
Views: 480
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Re: Vz52's

are we talking about the same 52, or Keiths talking pistol and OldGrouchy talking about the rifle? Inquiring minds are confused. I haven't been following the dealers much in the last few years, but when my collection was pretty much complete and I was broke, the major supply had dwindled to nill. If...
by EdHoffer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: 98/22's
Replies: 5
Views: 231
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Re: 98/22's

I've been involved with Czech rifles, pistols and weaponory for a few decades. Here is my take on the 92/22. They were built without for profit and without an iron foot on their throat. Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic has it seems been more concerned with the craftsmanship versus who the order was for...
by EdHoffer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: 98/22's
Replies: 5
Views: 231
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Re: 98/22's

I had been trying to sell a 98/22 on another website that has an active classified area, and there doesn't seem to be any interest. Is there something wrong with the 98/22's that would make them hard to sell? Just curious. I airways thought they were good rifles. I originally bought a few to sporte...
by EdHoffer
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield Sighting Procedures
Replies: 8
Views: 2694
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Re: Enfield Sighting Procedures

I'm not sure, but it "could" be due to Photobucket" having new procedures and upping the ante in fees to support online forums. If the old article did have the "pics" hosted from Photobucket your symptoms seem right on, as I recognize the error message. For the time being it seems we seem to be host...
by EdHoffer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Arctic K98k Czech with Winter Trigger guard
Replies: 10
Views: 7083
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Re: Arctic K98k Czech with Winter Trigger guard

personal feeling, subject to proof. In the German retreat in Czechoslovakia, France and all else. I don't believe the destroyed factories etc.. However I do sincerely believe they destroyed (if they had the means, manpower and moral) to destroy anything that would help the allies to catch them in th...
by EdHoffer
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: IMPORTED GUNS
Replies: 4
Views: 5050
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Re: IMPORTED GUNS

Moved, not specific to Czech
by EdHoffer
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Want VZ 23 Information
Replies: 14
Views: 3247
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Re: Want VZ 23 Information

At face value Steve I can't see anything, but I don't know if anything had been replaced/altered here or abroad. My 23 is serial number 833. I'm not an an authoritarian, but if meets all spec's of a 23 and other than the "perhaps" doubtful front sight (not totally sure), with what you said about the...
by EdHoffer
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Want VZ 23 Information
Replies: 14
Views: 3247
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Re: Want VZ 23 Information

KevinofBorg gave some good insights, but here are some more. Trivia: A "true" VZ23 is a rare rare bird. Many were modified into the first VZ 24's. Others fixed up to be compatible with 24's (e.g. Barrel length and stock config). I have an "almost" true, but the barrel is a VZ24. Other than the acce...
by EdHoffer
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Want VZ 23 Information
Replies: 14
Views: 3247
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Re: Want VZ 23 Information

KevinofBorg gave some good insights, but here are some more. Trivia: A "true" VZ23 is a rare rare bird. Many were modified into the first VZ 24's. Others fixed up to be compatible with 24's (e.g. Barrel length and stock config). I have an "almost" true, but the barrel is a VZ24. Other than the accep...
by EdHoffer
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield 2A1 - "Better Steel" - Fact or Fiction ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1775
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Re: Enfield 2A1 - "Better Steel" - Fact or Fiction ?

I think this still fits in the topics title, maybe not implied intent. I've done a lot of work with metals, heat treating, hardening along with normal welding and brazing etc. Am knowledgeable of spot treating pitfalls in that unless the metal not spot treated is needed to be structurally "strong" i...
by EdHoffer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Refinishing advice on M44
Replies: 11
Views: 2883
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Re: Refinishing advice on M44

In looking closely at the pics, the rifle was refinished either after the war, or for importation here. I have the whole MN series, and sad to say I don't have an original finish. So from most collectors school of thoughts, fixing it up to arsenal refinish standards won't hurt any value. But that's ...
by EdHoffer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Arctic K98k Czech with Winter Trigger guard
Replies: 10
Views: 7083
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Re: Arctic K98k Czech with Winter Trigger guard

Quick note, this was not my research. I found it on the web, validated it was true and re-posted it on the forum. I will try to find the info again to give the author due credit, and gain any updates he might have found.

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