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by bobvz
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: 1891 Argentine- replacement stocks?
Replies: 3
Views: 5432

Re: 1891 Argentine- replacement stocks?

Sure. That is called a "duffel cut repair". You will need to find a donor fore end. A M38 Turk Mauser in walnut might be a good choice and they are plentiful. Be mindful to account for the saw blade kerf when sizing for length of the graft so total length is correct. If you are a skilled woodworker ...
by bobvz
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Firearms Photography
Topic: Photobucket's racket !
Replies: 22
Views: 19010

Re: Photobucket's racket !

That's funny, my account is still active and posting pics with no fee. Hmmmm?
by bobvz
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: 1908 Brazilian Rifle Matching
Replies: 7
Views: 6543

Re: 1908 Brazilian Rifle Matching

Nice score. One thing I like about it is the metal seems untouched since manufacture. Of particular interest is the receiver. One can clearly see that the metal was not highly polished when it left the factory. More of a 220-320 grit. Many specimens are mirror polished which indicates to me it was p...
by bobvz
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Repaired a duffel cut. Feedback welcome.
Replies: 12
Views: 7902

Re: Repaired a duffel cut. Feedback welcome.

Nice work. I have found it useful when glueing handguards and thin shotgun fore ends to use a small diameter bicycle inner tube in the channel to provide opposing outward pressure against the the clamping bands.
by bobvz
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: US Rifles
Topic: M1/M14 marring other riflestocks in your gunsafe?
Replies: 8
Views: 8947

Re: M1/M14 marring other riflestocks in your gunsafe?

I alternate my rifles muzzle up muzzle down. This prevents mishaps like that. It also allows you to get more guns in your safe.
by bobvz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks
Replies: 35
Views: 24958

Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

$1.00 in 1962 is the same as $8.00 today. So a $35 rifle in 1962 would cost $280 today (not accounting for collect-ability). The real deal is those 1893 Mausers at $10.00 that are selling for nearly $400 today.
by bobvz
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 31542

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

professrh wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:23 pm
Okay, this is probably a dumb question, but could you resize (or fireform) 6.5x55 cases for use in your sporter, and go from there?

--Prof
Unfortunately not. the .30-06 case is 63 mm long and the Swede case is only 55mm long.
by bobvz
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 31542

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

I guessed that since the barrel wasn't set back they used a slightly oversized reamer to clean up the chamber. This resulted in the larger than normal case head. Not really a problem in a military rifle but can play havoc with the reloader. I had to wrap a 2mm width strip of aluminum tape around the...
by bobvz
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 31542

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

I picked up one from a pawn shop too. It was in a Siles sporter stock (web split) and had a real nice forged bolt handle. Barrel was cherry inside but badly pitted outside. My 'smith at the time sent it to a barrel shop in Georgia where they contoured it to a slim sporter contour and eliminated the...
by bobvz
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Thank You For Rescuing The Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 6984

Re: Thank You For Rescuing The Forum

Ditto that!!!!! This forum has provided me with much value. I'll help it all I can.
by bobvz
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: 7.65x53 Yugo M24/47
Replies: 4
Views: 6548

Re: 7.65x53 Yugo M24/47

Oooooooh, nice score! Did you reproduce the safety breech feature or just install the barrel as a regular M98? I did a 24/47 as a 7x57 w/safety breech. It prints little groups.
by bobvz
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 31542

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

I picked up one from a pawn shop too. It was in a Siles sporter stock (web split) and had a real nice forged bolt handle. Barrel was cherry inside but badly pitted outside. My 'smith at the time sent it to a barrel shop in Georgia where they contoured it to a slim sporter contour and eliminated the...
by bobvz
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish model 95 saddle ring carbine
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Re: Spanish model 95 saddle ring carbine

That's my favorite Mauser saddle carbine of all time. Classic design. I think one of the most beautiful ever designed. Great score!
by bobvz
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project
Replies: 47
Views: 31542

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

I picked up one from a pawn shop too. It was in a Siles sporter stock (web split) and had a real nice forged bolt handle. Barrel was cherry inside but badly pitted outside. My 'smith at the time sent it to a barrel shop in Georgia where they contoured it to a slim sporter contour and eliminated the ...

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