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 Candyman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turkish family photos
Replies: 17
Views: 22818
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Re: Turkish family photos

That is quite a collection. Have you ever run across any Turkish Mausers in the original 7.65x53 chambering? Back in April, one sold on Gunbroker in the 2k range, Here is the link for how ever it lasts http://www.gunbroker.com/item/638923836 I have all the pictures on this one. I will post them in ...
by Candyman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Romania Instructie rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 6139
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Romania Instructie rifle

I have several Mauser rifles, but one of my favorite is an old beat up Czech VZ24. Just about all the finish is worn off and the stock looks like a corn cob, but I love it. It was used in Romania as an Instructie rifle. Now depending on who you talk to, they will say the the rifle was used as a trai...
by Candyman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: AR build/scope mount question??
Replies: 13
Views: 16935
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Re: AR build/scope mount question??

The Chinese Magpul knockoffs will melt.
The rail on most of the gas blocks on the optic-ready carbines is lower then the rail of the receiver. This is most likely why you are shooting high. There are sights made for gas blocks.
by Candyman
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: AR build/scope mount question??
Replies: 13
Views: 16935
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Re: AR build/scope mount question??

I have this one that is going on my next build.
http://www.primaryarms.com/burris-ar-p- ... h-bu410343

If you want to save a little money.
https://www.deltateamtactical.com/Trini ... _4613.html
by Candyman
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Finn marked 1898 Izhevsk M91 Dragoon
Replies: 1
Views: 1821
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Finn marked 1898 Izhevsk M91 Dragoon

Back in 2014, I stopped off at a Pawn shop and I was amazed to see an old Mosin sitting in the rack. Right off I knew it was not just another run of the mill Mosin. This one has Original bands, original modified handguard and Matching bolt. The magazine is HV stamped which means it got the jam-free ...
by Candyman
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: The Spring of 1991
Replies: 3
Views: 5575
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The Spring of 1991

While digging through some old boxes I came across a copy of the Daly Star from Hammond LA. dated May 1 1991. The headline story was about the Marine Reservist unit 3/23, who were still in Kuwait months after the ground war had ended. They said about 1000 Marines remained at the unsanitary encampmen...
by Candyman
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Not a Universal ????
Replies: 13
Views: 11368
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Not a Universal ????

Not long ago I spotted a M1 Carbine on the rack at a local shop. The guy at the counter said that it was a Universal with an IBM barrel. I asked to have a look at it and this is what I saw. http://i46.tinypic.com/orjpl1.jpg http://i50.tinypic.com/2z3ui52.jpg The barrel markings were worn but I could...
by Candyman
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 1891TS Carbine
Replies: 2
Views: 4441
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1891TS Carbine

I have never been a big fan of Carcanos, but I do buy them from time to time to add to my collection if the price is right. I stopped in at a local shop on my way home back in 2015 and spotted this little carbine sitting on the rack. It was priced $180 and looked to be in pretty good shape. Talked w...
by Candyman
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Webley MARK VI In 455
Replies: 10
Views: 8303
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Webley MARK VI In 455

Back in October I went by the bank. As I was leaving I noticed a few vehicles parked out side the local Pawn & Gun shop that was just down the street. The shop had taken on a few feet of water back in August when it flooded. It appeared that they were open so, I went on over. It was nice to see that...
by Candyman
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: FR8
Replies: 9
Views: 5127
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Re: FR8

The bayo came with the rifle when I got it. I never really got into obtaining bayonets for the various rifles. I always figured I could use the money to buy more rifles. Since I've run out of room in the house for rifles, maybe I should start looking for proper bayonets for all the different rifles...
by Candyman
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield 2A1 - "Better Steel" - Fact or Fiction ?
Replies: 25
Views: 11963
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Re: Enfield 2A1 - "Better Steel" - Fact or Fiction ?

I have always heard the tell of the better steel being used, but nothing that ever backed it up or denied it.
I vaguely remember some talk about the British attempting to convert rifles to 7.62 NATO with less then favorable results. Is there any truth to this?
by Candyman
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Last ditch Type 99
Replies: 5
Views: 5267
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Re: Last ditch Type 99

I've never fired this rifle. The pics were taken right after I got it, which was a few years ago. The rifle and bayonet were oiled and put away.
by Candyman
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Moschetti M91/38 TS (special troops' carbines) 8mm conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 4417
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Re: Moschetti M91/38 TS (special troops' carbines) 8mm conversion

Here is a pic of my friend shooting it. He's over six feet tall. What a fireball.
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by Candyman
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: LB No.4 Mk.1 repaired handguard
Replies: 7
Views: 4314
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Re: LB No.4 Mk.1 repaired handguard

These type of repairs are common, dating back to the 50s. It's a basic wood craft repair to stop cracks. You will find them on guns from many different countries .
Here are three similar repairs on a 1953 Romanian M44 in my collection.
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by Candyman
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: 1944 Lithgow
Replies: 5
Views: 3746
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Re: 1944 Lithgow

72 usmc wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:37 am
:o I do not see a picture of the recoil plates :think:
Very nice stock work
If I remember right, the stock didn't have recoil plates.
I haven't done anything to the stock, it's just as I bought it.

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