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 LEP
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Kukri-repro or real?
Replies: 1
Views: 610
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Kukri-repro or real?

How do you ID a legit Kukri? This was in a lot of bayonets I just acquired.
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by LEP
Wed May 15, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: US Rifles
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 2244
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Truck Gun

I was never a fan of the AR/M16 platform due to my active duty experience, but I couldn't pass up building a couple once I came back from over 5 years in the mideast. The prices had been ridiculous. So, I decided to build a 'truck' gun. Something that could be used by anyone-righty or lefty, was wea...
by LEP
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish M1916 Comparison
Replies: 28
Views: 29058
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Re: Spanish M1916 Comparison

I have no crest, a OT serial number, No crossbolt, no locking screw, the rear sight Number 3 over stamp to 2. The 'Samco' importer has the muzzle marking of Ovido Spanish M-1916 OR FL 308W I also noticed your TG doesn't match the stock in-letting. A noticable gap is in the picture as if the action ...
by LEP
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: 1909 Mauser Carbine in .30-06
Replies: 7
Views: 2312
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Re: 1909 Mauser Carbine in .30-06

They were commonly re-chambered to what, around here, is called 31-06. Unfortunately, I've seen some that weren't marked as such. It used the 06 case with a .311/.312 bullet to get any accuracy.
by LEP
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question
Replies: 22
Views: 5972
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Re: Type "I" Carcano 6.5 Jap rifle question

I have one, as well. I tested it out with standard 6.5 Japanese loads made for my T-38. I never got to fine tuning loads for it or using other than virgin brass, but it preferred the Sierra #1730, 140 gr., SP Boat-tails.
by LEP
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Yep, just a Czech
Replies: 5
Views: 2354
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Re: Yep, just a Czech

It's in a VZ-24 stock, but that wouldn't be uncommon with its history.

PS: Thanks elric
by LEP
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Yep, just a Czech
Replies: 5
Views: 2354
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Re: Yep, just a Czech

shoot4fun wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:59 pm
congrats, why are the other pictures no longer available?
No idea. We're trying to figure it out.
by LEP
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Yep, just a Czech
Replies: 5
Views: 2354
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Yep, just a Czech

Got in a trade.
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by LEP
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 54 Hungarian M52
Replies: 2
Views: 1512
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Re: 54 Hungarian M52

That is nice. Thanks for the pics.
by LEP
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Carbine Family Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 3017
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Re: Carbine Family Photo

Not really, but the T53 & the Polish are great shooters. I sort of have a soft spot for 91/59s, now that I think about it.
by LEP
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Carbine Family Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 3017
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Carbine Family Photo

Bottom to top: Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Russia (91/59), Russia (M38), T53.
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by LEP
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Sako for M44 price
Replies: 5
Views: 2654
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Re: Sako for M44 price

1900 (maybe 1901)
by LEP
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Sako for M44 price
Replies: 5
Views: 2654
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Sako for M44 price

Recently blundered across this for the current price of a M44.
by LEP
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Dating a FRMP 1909 Argentine Carbine
Replies: 3
Views: 2751
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Re: Dating a FRMP 1909 Argentine Carbine

That is odd. The 2nd variant serial numbers should also have started at 005001. This variant (with the Gendarmeria Nacional below the crest) were made between 1949 & 1959.
by LEP
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: VZ24 in 7mm
Replies: 3
Views: 2684
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Re: VZ24 in 7mm

You will probably discover that the Brazilian VZ-24s were originally purchased by separatists trying to create a free state of Sau Paulo. Many of these rifles were then placed in service with the Military Police. That is why the second serial number, prefixed by "PM" is on the right side of the rece...

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