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 bobvz
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 9235
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

Question is, once I get rid od the burned area what should the repair be? Glue on a piece of hardwood and shape it? You'll have to do what I did this week on a L.C Smith fore arm. I had to sand a flat over the repair area and epoxy a patch on. Then re-shape to match contours. Your stock is likely m...
by bobvz
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 9235
United States of America

Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

You've already gotten the correct method. Nothing will bleach out a burn. Scrape it down over a large area to feather the repair. BTW, I wouldn't use a heat gun again. A common hair dryer or electric space heater produces the right temperature that will not burn.
by bobvz
Thu May 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Online giveaway rifles
Replies: 12
Views: 4287
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Re: Online giveaway rifles

We've got a local guy who wins at least 3-5 guns a year at NRA and other drawings. He confided his strategy is to buy at least $200 worth of tickets and he bends each one before placing in the box so it won't lay flat against another.
by bobvz
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?
Replies: 17
Views: 8167
United States of America

Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

Almost every gun crank I run into thinks 7.62x51 NATO is loaded hotter that commercial. The military has no desire to "hot rod" their ammo. They want ammo that will function reliably to standard and not destroy their weapons and injure troops. I test fire rifles every day with commercial and militar...
by bobvz
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Siamese type 45 rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 3286
United States of America

Re: Siamese type 45 rifles

I could have bought a carbine in original 8x50 cal for $75 20 years ago and could kick myself now. Currently I own a beautiful long rifle in 8x52 and reload for it. It is one of my Mauser type fav's. Buffalo Brass has the cases and you can get Lee Precision to make some collet dies for around $60 or...
by bobvz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Optics and Optics Mounts
Topic: Ishapore scope mount?
Replies: 5
Views: 4005
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Re: Ishapore scope mount?

Well, the S&K came back last week. The recoil lug at the rear of the mount snapped. S&K replaced it at no charge. Hope this one lasts.
by bobvz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M91/59 stock crack
Replies: 10
Views: 5471
United States of America

Re: M91/59 stock crack

The key is the de-grease in the crack. Acetone is your friend. If you can coat the out side with "whiting" then sweat it out with heat and do the final rinse with acetone more the better. My shop does this regularly with O/U and SxS shotguns. Many drenched in gun oil. Our fixes have yet to fail in o...
by bobvz
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Something fishy in K98s
Replies: 37
Views: 18267
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Re: Something fishy in K98s

slowbob2 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:26 pm
The rifles are clearly scubbed , sanded , refinished and restamped .

Yep. The stock stamps look just like the ones Numrich and SARCO sells.
by bobvz
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Remingtion stocks available at SARCO
Replies: 6
Views: 3819
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Re: Remingtion stocks available at SARCO

This is a model 30: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=model+30+remington+images&fr=yhs-pty-pty_maps&hspart=pty&hsimp=yhs-pty_maps&imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gunsamerica.com%2Fuserimages%2F6401%2F960726809%2Fwm_2064889.jpg#id=6&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gunsamerica.com%2Fuserimages%2F6401%2F96072...
by bobvz
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Who is making .318" bullets?
Replies: 24
Views: 11624
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Re: Who is making .318" bullets?

The "bore" (ie. between the lands) diameter may be .318 but what is the groove diameter? You don't select a bullet on European bore diameter. It has to fit the groove. Any Spanish 8x57 rifle I know of namely the Model 43 shoots the 8x57 round with a .323-.324 diameter bullet.
by bobvz
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1903a4 sniper rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 5750
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Re: M1903a4 sniper rifle

Thanks for those pics! I guess we can see where Redfield started with the rear windage one-piece base.
by bobvz
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Optics and Optics Mounts
Topic: Ishapore scope mount?
Replies: 5
Views: 4005
United States of America

Re: Ishapore scope mount?

Well, ended up ordering the S&K mount as a D&T wasn't available. It sure looked shaky but mounted solid. Took about two hours with a Dremel on the synthetic stock to properly mount it. thanks for the recommendation!
by bobvz
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: what to do with 1909 arg ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2302
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Re: what to do with 1909 arg ?

I think 8mm is also a great choice. Barrels are very available and economically priced. Components as well. I've got a mutt K98k with a Czech surplus barrel on it. I handload Rem 185 grain .323 bullets and it shoots sub MOA if I do my part.
by bobvz
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Scoped the MAS 36
Replies: 9
Views: 6467
United States of America

Re: Scoped the MAS 36

here you go: MAS FR-F1 in 7.62x51 or 7.5 x 54mm; p.159, "FIREARMS, The Illustrated Guide To Small Arms Of The World", McNab Scope: "It was equipped with a telescopic sight, French army standard issue being an APX L806.[2]" - Wikepedia http://tar-loisirs.t.a.pic.centerblog.net/o/bd6a9fec.jpg http://w...

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