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 sheepdawg
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: '96 long rifle at 500 yards
Replies: 7
Views: 242
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Re: '96 long rifle at 500 yards

50 grains is the max safe load and can be found on many sites. 47 grains is my best long range load and also gives very good case life. The posted "Lawyer" loads today are way down due to the "weak" '96 actions baloney on the web. I have used this load since the 70's and so do my clubs members in t...
by sheepdawg
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: '96 long rifle at 500 yards
Replies: 7
Views: 242
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Re: '96 long rifle at 500 yards

Uh......47 grains of 4831 is above IMR's recommended maximum. :naughty: Always be careful with these old rifles, while Swedish steel might have been the best in the world I've always leaned towards the lower end of recommended loads with pretty good success out to 700 yards with my m/41B. My current...
by sheepdawg
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Beware, fake Swedish stamps for sale on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 162
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Beware, fake Swedish stamps for sale on Ebay

These stamps have been the scourge of German K98 collectors for years, unscrupulous sellers try to fool the novice collector by applying stamps to rifles thus turning the $300 K98k into something more valuable. Lo and behold this seller from Poland is selling his fake wares now with a Swedish flavor...
by sheepdawg
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: "Interarms G33/50" M94 with interesting history
Replies: 5
Views: 1342
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Re: "Interarms G33/50" M94 with interesting history

For $100 I would have bought it but that Interarms Co. G33/50 still looks like ****. :puke-huge: The stock alone is worth far more.
by sheepdawg
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: "Interarms G33/50" M94 with interesting history
Replies: 5
Views: 1342
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Re: "Interarms G33/50" M94 with interesting history

I've never seen an Interarms G33/50 roll mark that was well done. Half still have obvious traces of the original stamps that weren't completely ground off. Put me down as a Swede collector snob. :shhh:
by sheepdawg
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: My first Swede
Replies: 6
Views: 825
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Re: My first Swede

Of course a nice m96 should follow.
by sheepdawg
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Vasteras rear sight moving during firing
Replies: 3
Views: 1948
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Re: Vasteras rear sight moving during firing

Well you have to loosen it to zero the sight so tightening it must have something to do with tightening the dial. I have only one m38 with a Vasteras and it functions correctly so this is purely speculation. I learned a long time ago to avoid tiny screws unless absolutely necessary. :doh:
by sheepdawg
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Vasteras rear sight moving during firing
Replies: 3
Views: 1948
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Re: Vasteras rear sight moving during firing

The tiny center screw is used to zero the sight. Many won't budge due to rust, crud whatever. It can be pretty fragile so careful but make sure it's working properly and tightened. If your unable to turn it either way it's time to get the penetrating oil out.
by sheepdawg
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 7237
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Well bobvz my Swedish collector buddy said it was true. Even one of the biggest experts in the U.S. said he'd never heard of that one. My Swedish buddy said it was a small amount just to bump the sheen up a little but was discontinued when the finished product started flaking a few years later. I gu...
by sheepdawg
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 7237
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Pratt and Lambert Tonetic is as good an oil stain as I've seen. Pigments ground much finer than Minwax. As stated I think you can make a good stain using linssed oil, turpentine or mineral spirits and 844 industrial colorants. I've worked in all aspects of the paint industry for 44 years, 33 of the...
by sheepdawg
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 7237
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

My bet would be that the BLO would oxidize quicker because of the chemical driers added. I doubt it would be much faster though.
by sheepdawg
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 7237
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Pratt and Lambert Tonetic is as good an oil stain as I've seen. Pigments ground much finer than Minwax. As stated I think you can make a good stain using linssed oil, turpentine or mineral spirits and 844 industrial colorants. Just look for a commercially oriented (not SW) paint store in the Tallaha...
by sheepdawg
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 7237
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Called a wash coat around here you can also take 25% wood sealer and 75% mineral spirits to make the same thing. Brush on, let dry, no sanding needed, abrasives and milsurps aren't compatible.

Minwax products still suck. There's a lot of stains out there far clearer.
by sheepdawg
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 7237
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Just remember mineral spirits are clear where as BLO has an amber cast.

The stock above also has 73 years of patina.
by sheepdawg
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 7237
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Here is a bunch of pics: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVvaBSnFZ2ykARuInnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Swedish+Ljungman+Images&fr=yhs-mozilla-004&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 Looks like everything from blonde to nut brown. Take your choice....

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