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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: 55
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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: 3144
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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: 1331
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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: 3
Views: 267
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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: 5
Views: 108
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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: 5
Views: 108
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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 ...
by 72 usmc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Books and Literature
Topic: FMG SURPLUS 2019, Volume 83 is out
Replies: 0
Views: 61
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FMG SURPLUS 2019, Volume 83 is out

FMG publications, Guns magazine, SURPLUS : Vintage & Classic Firearms , special issue 2019 , Volume 83 is just out at the magazine stores. Cost is $12.95. It has 146 pages with nice photos in color and can be ordered at www.gunsmagazine.com. Specific article details and order cart is here : https://...
by 72 usmc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Militaria, Kits, Belts, Packs, etc
Topic: FRENCH Patch identification
Replies: 4
Views: 2270
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Re: FRENCH Patch identification

I was watching the movie, DAYS OF GLORY (INDIGENES) 2006. It is about African Arab French Colonial troops from the 7th Algerian Infantry regiment in WW II. Mostly from Senegal & Morocco. Their uniforms had this same shoulder patch. So it is a WW II, French Algerian, Infantry shoulder patch. Except m...
by 72 usmc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: WW I Snead Victory Lamp- Morgan Explosion
Replies: 114
Views: 35708
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Re: WW I Snead Victory Lamp- Morgan Explosion

Video Morgan Explosion Centennial lecture of the Morgan Explosion by the author Randall Gabrielan. Approximately 50 minutes. The Morgan Explosion Centennial On October 4, 1918, at 7:30pm an explosion occurred at the T.A Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant in Morgan, New Jersey. The chain reaction ...
by 72 usmc
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: If it were your's would you keep it? Russian Berdan II
Replies: 5
Views: 192
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Re: If it were your's would you keep it? Russian Berdan II

You will never find another at that price. If you got a filthy rich person that is going to dump a ton of cash on you for it; let it go. If you like it, and it matches- I'd re-patina it so it looks aged and not buffed. Looks like a nice stock. Then keep it. But if you can triple your money and it's ...
by 72 usmc
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: M1895 in American Rifleman
Replies: 4
Views: 135
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Re: M1895 in American Rifleman

http://russianrevolvers.com/nagant_russian_production_begins.html This link is best for pics of crest & other attributes: http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinRareNagant.htm http://russianrevolvers.com/nagant_production.html Is yours actually dated 1895? I have seen an 1896, but I do not think any 1895 ...
by 72 usmc
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Russian Pistols
Topic: M1895 in American Rifleman
Replies: 4
Views: 135
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Re: M1895 in American Rifleman

Yep, any bring back with worn original finish is worth $500 plus and if it is Imperial marked even more- best is year of the revolution 1917. No import marks, no re blue, and matching parts---- YaHoo with holster... Kind of a Rock Island find! Officer model double action is also a plus. Some goofs a...
by 72 usmc
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: M4 sherman In WWII
Replies: 9
Views: 664
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Re: M4 sherman In WWII

The Ronson was American made and sort of a fancy lighter popular in England in the 1930s due to its Art Deco styling. Its first lighter was made in the teens. WW II AD Screen Shot 2019-03-15 at 10.08.38 PM.png I'd say both were used-the Zippo less expensive. The Zippo was a more US utilitarian, fool...
by 72 usmc
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: M44's Big 5 collection
Replies: 4
Views: 378
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Re: M44's Big 5 collection

IN WI we did not have Big 5s, but our Fleet & Farm store sold M44s by the ton; generally at $109 and on sale down to $79 back in the day. Great fire ball shooters. I aways wanted the M44 1944 Tulas or late date almost new Russian 1948 and 1947 dated examples that came in a paper wrap with a tin of a...
by 72 usmc
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Gramps' shotgun.
Replies: 3
Views: 145
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Re: Gramps' shotgun.

Neat story. I love that family history. We always had dad's Winchester shot gun by the back door. It was loaded and as kids you knew you did not mess with it. Most Wi farms had shot guns on the back porch or inside the door for critters. Heck, we got the youth, short wood stock, kids, single fire .2...

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