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 Sep 21, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Market for M44's and 91/40's
Replies: 3
Views: 227
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Re: Market for M44's and 91/40's

You can sell m44s for $175 all day long, now at $300 not too many takers. It seems most try to get $200 on common 91-30s at gun shows. And these have the huge billboard import mark. Not to many takers, but come down to $150 and you will sell off all you got. The ones lacking bill board import marks ...
by 72 usmc
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Found a 98/22.
Replies: 11
Views: 352
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Re: Found a 98/22.

shoggoth80, :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap: great photo of the inside of a barrel, you are Mr. photography ;) Fantastic shot. It really shows what great rifling should look like on the old boys.
by 72 usmc
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Found a 98/22.
Replies: 11
Views: 352
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Re: Found a 98/22.

An excellent shooter and looks like a great bore. Most do headspace, but only a few actually still have their matching bolts. Like yours some are unmarked, some are Gew marked bolts, and some are Turk marked with a number- a very few will actually match. I have found some that fail a FIELD gauge. So...
by 72 usmc
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: .410 Enfield SMLE shot gun
Replies: 19
Views: 1070
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Re: .410 Enfield SMLE shot gun

The plastic modern .410 is slightly larger than the brass shells. I am not sure how much expansion will occur to the case due to the enlarged chamber walls. I would just fire .410 slug ammo.
by 72 usmc
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: p14 rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 235
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Re: p14 rifle

The receiver markings on this early RE
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Your wood finish looks better. Mine is well worn and has many dents heavily oil rubbed and cartouches well worn down.
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by 72 usmc
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: p14 rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 235
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Re: p14 rifle

I can not tell from the few photos, but is the stock a P 14 or US M1917 stock? The holes on a P14 hand guard are .05 inches behind the inletting for the lower barrel band . On a US 1917 hand guard the rivit holes are .35 inch behind the barrel band inletting. Is yours original American black walnut,...
by 72 usmc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: 1895
Replies: 2
Views: 158
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Re: 1895

The location of the import mark is actually more important as for value. Also the degree of sanding done to the referb is important. Does it have grind marks all over the metal? A bill board import mark over the pistol's Russian maker's mark and date is real bad news, or is it a bill board at least ...
by 72 usmc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: p14 rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 235
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Re: p14 rifle

Go to a great paper on the P14 at the Virigina Gun Collectors Association : www.vgca.net go to education col. look to the right side and see the list of articles :arrow: :arrow: then look up the: UK Pattern 13 14 and US 1917 by Marc Gorelick you can down load the reference if you have a newer comput...
by 72 usmc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: I bought a lemon
Replies: 15
Views: 603
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Re: I bought a lemon

Lets hope the receiver is not cracked or threads bad. I had a gunsmith take off a barrel and he cut it back and re reamed the barrel to make it headspace and still retain the matching numbers. I got the Berthier free so the $200 for the job was worth it to save the old boy. I always have a FIELD gau...
by 72 usmc
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Installing Recoil Plates in a Coachwood Stock
Replies: 6
Views: 185
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Re: Installing Recoil Plates in a Coachwood Stock

There are many informative posts about putting in and fixing recoil plates, but the one by E551st on the old forum was the best. All of these old posts suffer from the "photobucket" photo loss. Gunboards has a 2007 post started by ptrthgr8 and replied by E Horton. It is an ancient post worth a read ...
by 72 usmc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Installing Recoil Plates in a Coachwood Stock
Replies: 6
Views: 185
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Re: Installing Recoil Plates in a Coachwood Stock

It would be great if you could find/reproduce Lee-enfield223's post from 3 April 2013 entittled: FITTING and MAKING NEW COPPER RECOIL PADS FOR LITHGOWS. There were 20 posts and a dimensions sheet. This was first posted on 16 Jan. 2009, but has 20 posts with some good info ending on 2013. php?f=120&t...
by 72 usmc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Installing Recoil Plates in a Coachwood Stock
Replies: 6
Views: 185
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Re: Installing Recoil Plates in a Coachwood Stock

Actually my records and photo copy of this original post indicate it was by author e551st and my photo copy is complete and dated 30 Aug 2012. These are all his or her original photos and this former original post was updated on this date in 2012 with new photos by this author in the old forum. My e...
by 72 usmc
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: Model 95 Bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 407
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Re: Model 95 Bolt

THE M95 is a dog, especially the mule kicker carbine, that is why after heart surgery I am dumping mine at the next gun show. one of the SOG rebuilt like new as if a Mosin M95 carbines where the blue is a new black and stock refinished like all arsenal rebuilds. A new bolt and like new barrel. But a...
by 72 usmc
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Books and Literature
Topic: Rifle Sp. Journal, Guns of WW I
Replies: 1
Views: 192
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Rifle Sp. Journal, Guns of WW I

Another special issue of Rifle Sporting Firearms Journal entitled, GUNS OF WORLD WAR I is out on the news stands. This is Special Edition Fall 2017. Cost is $7.99 ISBN 0162-3593. Wolfe Publishing company. 70 pages. A nice issue. Most articles, 6 out of the 10 are written by Mike Venturino. Photos sh...
by 72 usmc
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turkish cleaning rods repost
Replies: 11
Views: 2569
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Re: Turkish cleaning rods repost

No one has an example of a Turkish steel rod with a brass head??? :pray: :pray: :pray: :roll:

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