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by 72 usmc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: How many hours of work to make a Mauser Receiver
Replies: 10
Views: 6852
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Re: How many hours of work to make a Mauser Receiver

Just think of all those old rifles as works of craftsmen and artists. No way could they build a Gew 98 , K98k , K31 or those other early wood stock works of art like a Brazilian or Peruvian mauser or that fine Swedish mauser. Heck a cheep Umarex BB gun is starting around $200-300. And look at the re...
by 72 usmc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: The return of brain surgery guy redux
Replies: 4
Views: 65
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Re: The return of brain surgery guy redux

Charles, You do know your cardiologist will be slapping you. After a few bypasses & then a stroke you are left with basically oat meal & rabbit food. Ah, the good old days of WI custard, cheese, sausage, bacon, and beef sticks- I guess thats why I had a systems failure :lol:
by 72 usmc
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: The return of brain surgery guy redux
Replies: 4
Views: 65
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Re: The return of brain surgery guy redux

Here is a Wayback link to Charles' old history on his main post from 12 feb 12 to 1 May 17 that was an on going post of both good and hard times. I always enjoyed talking Tokarevs with him back in the day. He was a old forum section moderator for Russian & other communist pistols. He got a lot of th...
by 72 usmc
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Original matching [SA] 91/30
Replies: 7
Views: 1946
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Re: Original matching [SA] 91/30

A second look at a perfect rifle. All the correct markings. :dance: :doh:
by 72 usmc
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turk 1893 not reworked sold info
Replies: 12
Views: 5920
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Re: Turk 1893 not reworked sold info

Very nice and time to take a second look.
by 72 usmc
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Greetings from an old member
Replies: 4
Views: 143
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Re: Greetings from an old member

If I remember correct you had some neat old posts. Maybe find them on the Wayback Machine and redo some of your old greats. Good to see you are back :clap: :clap:
by 72 usmc
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: AUCTION PRICES. PHX AZ
Replies: 5
Views: 145
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Re: AUCTION PRICES. PHX AZ

Prices On a lighter note, local auctions seem to be crazy with high prices, gun show dealer prices are also high because they pay more to get the stuff. Some are just pigs. The best is private sales where a family just wants to dump the old guys stuff at cost. Clean out the house. Do it fast. Their ...
by 72 usmc
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: AUCTION PRICES. PHX AZ
Replies: 5
Views: 145
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Re: AUCTION PRICES. PHX AZ

...that train has ended, now that the "good times" are gone and they're not coming in, what is here in private hands is all there is and prices are have gone up... like the train in Lancaster's movie "The Train", it came to a halt and derailed and instead of box cars of art- they were filled with s...
by 72 usmc
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: War History on line
Replies: 1
Views: 93
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War History on line

For those that got hours of time to read interesting stories about WW I, WW II, and more. It takes days of reading...
Some neat stuff here.

Here is the link:
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-ar ... -wwii.html
by 72 usmc
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: M 1 carbine Forgotten Weapons talk
Replies: 1
Views: 150
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M 1 carbine Forgotten Weapons talk

FORGOTTEN WEAPONS: Ken Hackathorn on the M1 Carbine: Reputation vs Reality
interesting video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF0qH_zvfdU
by 72 usmc
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Firearms Photography
Topic: Photographing a bore
Replies: 7
Views: 3207
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Re: Photographing a bore

one more example of a mauser bore The above are a poor bore sewer pipe and a new bore and chamber edge. Below is the mauser. Holding the camera close or at an angle or an inch or so will capture the inside more or the outside edge more. Also play with the evaluative sense setting point /spot, center...
by 72 usmc
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Buying first surplus rifle, what to look for
Replies: 10
Views: 1373
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Re: Buying first surplus rifle, what to look for

A nice write up covering new rifles also. Buying A Used Rifle By Chuck Hawks LINK https://www.chuckhawks.com/used_rifle.htm Here it is if the link fails, by Chuck Hawks This article is concerned with the purchase of used rifles by the recreational shooter and/or hunter. Rifles that will be used for ...
by 72 usmc
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Iraqi marked M48BO
Replies: 4
Views: 361
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Re: Iraqi marked M48BO

Yes a great find. :o :dance: I wish I could stumble around like that now. Back in the day of the M48 and M48A Yugo mausers, these were a hard find as well as the Yugo with trench art carvings in the stock. I actually passed on two of these because the Yugo crest was missing :doh: :doh: :doh: I kind ...
by 72 usmc
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New-Old User
Replies: 6
Views: 160
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Re: New-Old User

The best news is Todd at Family firearms and finishes is still around and always has the best surplus goodies. He is the one to call if you really want some nice top grade stuff. He does lots of shows and has a huge base so he generally does not list on the classified section. He is a forum sponsor ...
by 72 usmc
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New-Old User
Replies: 6
Views: 160
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Re: New-Old User

You need to have a certain amount of posts to see and access it now. Keeps the one post sellers/or scam artists out of it. I no longer remember the number? You also have to be actively logged in to see the section. A mod will let us know the magic number... This number is not actually posted in the ...

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