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
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

I have my dads WW II USMC tool box, (USMC Corsair mechanic) with 2 doors that flip open and the top tray that lifts out is way thicker than this shipping box. It is constructed way heavier and more durable than this K98 shipping box. Thanks for those pictures of the WW II jeep boxes. On your left ph...
by 72 usmc
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

Does you box look like it had hinges on it at one time??? No hinges, the box is a thin sheet metal, not galvanized. Not a real heavy gauge like a Sears tool box, but still a sturdy box. Maybe the metal thickness was like a US GI ammo can, but not refined edges. It must have took a bit to dent it up...
by 72 usmc
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

Thank you guys, Semper Fi As for the box itself, could be anything, hell it could be an Axis made, used container that was repurposed. It is an odd color to the box. All of the USMC stuff was olive or drab green. Maybe an Africa Korps box??? The Germans had that dark sand yellowish brown. That makes...
by 72 usmc
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

Mike, Did you ever see tin equipment or parts boxes like that in the Air Force? Do you know anything about the unit and where it was?
Captain Paul W. Harn, 17th depot RE Air squadron
by 72 usmc
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Tag read Austrian made Mosin?
Replies: 10
Views: 299
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Re: Tag read Austrian made Mosin?

Look for KA3if it is a rare cossack. I think its a Finnish or Romanian dragoon. Id say Finnish. I'd have to see it close up. It has the stock splice and dragoon type hand guard. Hex receiver most likely dated in the 1920s and the older sights. No cleaning rod is a bummer. Check the bore and does the...
by 72 usmc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

Ok I want to select my rifle from here. Talk about trophy rifles. :dance: :o :handgestures-salute: :scared-eek:
This is sad https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-ar ... war.html/2
by 72 usmc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

cont... IMG_1336.JPG some got cut off so it reads... but this was for a top-choice item only. Later on, the older boys learned that the artifacts could be parlayed for full tanks of gasoline. Many a 57 Chevy was kept fueled courtesy of the scrap fields. Some boys amassed quite specialized collection...
by 72 usmc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

Here is an interesting first hand account of post WW II scrap piles in the US as late as the 1950s since the author refers to a " 57 Chevy" in a letter in GUN COLLECTOR magazine, Dec 2014 Vol. 36 No. 6. As a kid in the early 1950s the author tells of escapades of plunder. I wonder how many such scra...
by 72 usmc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

The owner thought an Air corps guy might have access to aircraft tin for repairs and had someone in the shop make the Captain a box. There were lots of repairs to airplanes at a depot shops. Lots of tinsmiths that could have fabricated the box. I thought it was more likely a tin shipping crate for p...
by 72 usmc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

I have serious, serious doubts that they were that high of a price. 150-200 bucks was a mortgage payment in the 60s. middle income was like 6K a year Interesting point. :clap: That is what the old guy told us. That never clicked over in my brain that that is crazy, so maybe he was thinking later pr...
by 72 usmc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

I found some more k98ks sent home from on line search K98 rifle crate search:


http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=77719
Here+is+my+mauser+k98+that+my+grandfather+took+off+_18e10a51d903f8c0904f5de37e0d9f3d.jpg
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by 72 usmc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

225 reads and no comments. :roll: :doh: Let me ask this question. Do anyone that collected K98Ks back in the early 1960s or 1970s when a bring back was $150-200 remember any in metal shipping tins or wood boxes where the gun was packaged in cosmo? One sent home in the mail, not brought back in a sea...
by 72 usmc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf
Replies: 14
Views: 267
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Re: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf

How about a picture of that disc on the rifle. Please
by 72 usmc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Tag read Austrian made Mosin?
Replies: 10
Views: 299
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Re: Tag read Austrian made Mosin?

:confusion-helpsos: :confusion-scratchheadblue: :confusion-scratchheadyellow: :scared-eek: :scared-eek: Run back. Make sure its not a M91 If Dragoon your still lucky depending on its markings see second reference background info http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?421078-Mosin-Nagant-M91-Infa...
by 72 usmc
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k
Replies: 25
Views: 639
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Re: pic metal ship box with odd BCD 43 K98k

More of the rifles pictures: The receiver blue looks like average wear not a new blue 151700108336617950598.jpg The bolt 20180203_131522.jpg 20180203_130948.jpg The barrel in the white and some blue on it about 50/50; see the dirty bird on the white -there is no serial # above or below the bird. I c...

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