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by 72 usmc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: WW I Snead Victory Lamp- Morgan Explosion
Replies: 160
Views: 81266

Re: WW I Snead Victory Lamp- Morgan Explosion

Two more poorly restored Victory lamps. The JOKERS. $600 for a set??? Screen Shot 2020-07-01 at 1.43.35 PM.png Screen Shot 2020-07-01 at 1.42.56 PM.png More spray paint... and modern parts.... The auction is a true contradiction in terms: I HAVE RESTORED THESE WITH PERIOD-TYPE CORDS, PLUGS, BANJOS, ...
by 72 usmc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Where in America can I buy
Replies: 33
Views: 894

Re: Where in America can I buy

by Tommy Atkins » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:22 am You can use a 7.62X54R coin style gauge! Coincidentally its identical with a .303 British Field gauge at 0.074" 7.62X54 R FIELD Yes, it was this startling fact that caused me to actually measure the thickness specifications of my coin gauges and realize my...
by 72 usmc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Where in America can I buy
Replies: 33
Views: 894

Re: Where in America can I buy

With the Firewerks, Mosin 3 gauge set you get 3 Mosin gauges-GO, NO GO, and FIELD. The Mosin No Go is a .073 or .074 gauge. I am going by the measurements provided in the video. That is very close to an Enfield FIELD gauge .074. It can function as an Enfield FIELD gauge. It is the same diameter as a...
by 72 usmc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Where in America can I buy
Replies: 33
Views: 894

Re: Where in America can I buy

I checked Amazon, Brownells, and did a search but, no Firewerks or Yankee found? Steve Yankee and Okie are no longer sold. Both were 1 man operations and are deceased. You can only find used sets occasionally sold. SEARCH under "Firewerks Mosin headspace gauge" Firewerks makes only Mosin gauges sol...
by 72 usmc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla

Maybe you will have to do the first step with Hoppes at the range, Bring the brush and rod with T shirt patches and clean the rifle at the range and toss the patches in the barrel. You can also pre clean with Windex to get most of the black out prior to a brush full of Hoppes. Just have a plastic ba...
by 72 usmc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla

I like this guys attitude. Reminds me of cleaning a 90mmm bore on the M48 A3 USMC tank, different solutions and a brush. https://www.range365.com/dirty-little-secret-gun-cleaning/ Remember, I do not own the black rifle, semi, fancy, expensive stuff. That is a whole different animal. I am into old bo...
by 72 usmc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla

Here is a video that seems reasonable: Sweets 7.62 is some effective stuff I never let sweets sit in a barrel. On a brush is fine, but never let it sit. I would never just clean with Windex only that is only a first wash, then Hoppes , then finish with Gunzilla. I generally hit the bore with windex ...
by 72 usmc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla

Ok, I can get no black reaction by mixing a drip of Hoppes into two drops of Gunzilla. I ran a brass brush down a clean pistol bore no black bore with Hoppes or Gunzilla. Is your Hoppes the copper stuff or the normal Hoppes 9 with the yellow label and brown plastic bottle? I am Using the normal stuf...
by 72 usmc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla

Now if I shoot 100 rounds or more in a Mauser or Mosin. You definitely need a brush to help clean the bore. I always use Hoppes first to get the bore somewhat clean, then really finish cleaning with Gunzilla in the house. In summer, I can use Eds Red outside, that is good stuff and cheep. I clean th...
by 72 usmc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla

A third thought, was the rifle a firearm that was shot and put away dirty for 20years and is black inside. Some old surplus Arisakas and Carcanos sat so long dirty it takes a brass or even a steel brush and bore paste/ lawn mower blade grinding compound to clean up and polish the bore with the brush...
by 72 usmc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla

Some like Blue Wonder gun cleaner or M-Pro 7 gun cleaner, both are safe, but I have never used the expensive stuff.
by 72 usmc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla

Cleaning the next day is a USMC thing. I have left Hoppes dry in the bore and by the next day I can find a red brown like powder on the patch during the following cleaning. If I leave Gunzilla in the bore it runs down and only leaves a thin film so I never let it sit because the next day I can get m...
by 72 usmc
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Hoppe's No. 9 vs. Gunzilla

I actually use Both. First , I clean with a nylon brush down the bore with Hoppes. Then I clean that up with a swab patch of Windex or two in the bore. I finish up with Gunzilla cleaner in the bore and chamber. It acts as the main cleaner on the patches and rags so the smell is not so bad. If its an...
by 72 usmc
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 91/59 Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: 91/59 Questions

Well not my type, I'd rather have an M44 or M38 in an original stock (Tula). An M44 from some other country like Polish or Hungarian would be nicer. But if you can grab it at $200-250 take it. I never found a rebuilt Mosin that has an import mark that failed a field gauge. The concern to me would be...
by 72 usmc
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: How to make Splice repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 7756

Re: How to make Splice repairs

Photos restored for a second time 1 July 2020.

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