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 72 usmc
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: oil scrub stock cleaning
Replies: 0
Views: 267
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oil scrub stock cleaning

Tom's 1/3 Wax video of an oil scrub cleaning is provided below in 3 parts. Note: some just use white T shirts, some the 000 soft stripper pads for more aggressive cleaning. 0000 Steel wool leaves metal hairs and I hate it. Never use cheep, Chinese made wool. Old green, kitchen sink, scrub pads that ...
by 72 usmc
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel elevator/carrier issue
Replies: 28
Views: 528
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Re: Lebel elevator/carrier issue

You can PM him or he is a mod and should reply in awhile.
by 72 usmc
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel elevator/carrier issue
Replies: 28
Views: 528
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Re: Lebel elevator/carrier issue

I notice a lot of posts mentioning the painted finish on the Lebel, mine is definitely blued, any comments on this topic? Kelt is the person with the knowledge and we shall see what he indicates. Prvi 8mm Lebel is around $19-23 a box and is reloadable boxer brass. https://ammoseek.com/ammo/8mm-lebe...
by 72 usmc
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel elevator/carrier issue
Replies: 28
Views: 528
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Re: Lebel elevator/carrier issue

Caution, with old Lebel ammo most is dead primers, and worse, some is hang fire by as much as approximately 30 seconds. I had one round not go off and waited to the count of 15 then set the rifle down on the bench and Kaboom. Lucky there were only 3 of us and we all looked at each other like that wa...
by 72 usmc
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel elevator/carrier issue
Replies: 28
Views: 528
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Re: Lebel elevator/carrier issue

Old posts: Wood wax not car wax http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=2228 To drastic but a sort or refinish: http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=3332 Cleaning or tone down: http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=375 From old forum redo http://www.sur...
by 72 usmc
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel elevator/carrier issue
Replies: 28
Views: 528
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Re: Lebel elevator/carrier issue

Be very careful with an old military stock. If you take too much crud off you will destroy the patina, the old linseed oil, hand grime, and motor oil rubbed onto the stock over the years oxidizes and gives a dark reddish brown color seen on original stocks. A light rub down using mineral spirits or ...
by 72 usmc
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel elevator/carrier issue
Replies: 28
Views: 528
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Re: Lebel elevator/carrier issue

Glad you got it functioning. Prvi makes the ammo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOvl1Ksd1bo
by 72 usmc
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel elevator/carrier issue
Replies: 28
Views: 528
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Re: Lebel elevator/carrier issue

Looks clean and in great condition, we will have to wait for the real French collectors to comment. I am out of ideas. I never got a Lebel, I was always after Mas 36s and Berthiers. Some one will know. I do not see a ball bearing in this take down photo that does not enlarge???? :twisted: armesfranc...
by 72 usmc
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: MO double date Mosins at Museum in Russia
Replies: 0
Views: 87
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MO double date Mosins at Museum in Russia

I just got my new issue of Man at Arms GUN COLLECTOR , vol 42, No. 2, April 2020. This April issue is interesting, and I found George Layman's article titled Breaking the code of the M. O.-Marked Mosin-Nagant and double-dated dilemma , pp. 38-40, more evidence supporting the idea of the M.O. . stamp...
by 72 usmc
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel elevator/carrier issue
Replies: 28
Views: 528
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Re: Lebel elevator/carrier issue

Forum history & how to post aa photo & others sticky:
viewtopic.php?f=79&t=2203

see lower page 2 for photo posting

Does the bolt match the rifle?
by 72 usmc
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel elevator/carrier issue
Replies: 28
Views: 528
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Re: Lebel elevator/carrier issue

Check both springs and be sure no glue like gunk or burs or bent parts are apparten. A the re pins at joints rusty/froze, is there rubbing of parts due to dirt, rust, or bent condition on the carrier group. Old grease can act like glue and hard cosmo can stop movement of parts due to rock hard buil...
by 72 usmc
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel elevator/carrier issue
Replies: 28
Views: 528
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Re: Level elevator/carrier issue

Not sure what you mean. I am a Berthier guy. See this old post for some photos. It sounds like it is not the bolt but the lower mechanism. http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3433 More insides views here: http://armesfrancaises.free.fr/FR%20Mle%201886%20M93.html I would look at the...
by 72 usmc
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Rifle Marking Explained
Replies: 2
Views: 2380
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Re: French Rifle Marking Explained

Yes, still a good source & views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=xAFBcWMLpMg&feature=emb_logo FORGOTTEN WEAPONS Hours of viewing fun :think: :dance: Lebel 1886 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yM68YFzRGY Lebel R 35 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFsBVCbl5eg Berthier 1890 cuirassie...
by 72 usmc
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Old forum is back!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 344
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Re: Old forum is back!!!!

Yooper, Here is general info & forum history, Wayback links, how to post a photo, and other info in this sticky:
viewtopic.php?f=79&t=2203

see the middle of page 1
by 72 usmc
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: question about a notification?? (Screen pics added)
Replies: 6
Views: 508
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Re: question about a notification?? (Screen pics added)

Only one of the Mods can answer the question. PM one.

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