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by slowbob2
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 8mm Carcano
Replies: 12
Views: 6751
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Re: 8mm Carcano

I bought a pallet of 50 from the importer . They were all checked and measured . If the barrel in not screwed in all the way it does not matter what HSG you use . The .309 - .320 one would not chamber a standard 8mm Ss round . The small barrels were made on Czech civilian barrel machinery / blanks b...
by slowbob2
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 8mm Carcano
Replies: 12
Views: 6751
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Re: 8mm Carcano

The 8mm Carcano is one rifle you DO have to be careful with . They were put together after the war from a pile of parts , I have seen a couple that did not have the barrels screwed all the way in [ that could be a headspace problem ] . There are several different sized barrels used [ I have one as s...
by slowbob2
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Bore Diameter Variations
Replies: 10
Views: 6862
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Re: Bore Diameter Variations

All early military rifles were made with varying GROOVE diameters , The bore dia were always close . They were bore riding the bullets and did not care about groove dia . The grooves do not wear , the lands will wear first and more . Just like tires , the grooves in them do not get deeper . All mili...
by slowbob2
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Help with 1903 that has no S/N? Lots of pics!
Replies: 29
Views: 12669
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Re: Help with 1903 that has no S/N? Lots of pics!

The receiver has clearly been ground down and reblued . There are the remains of markings shown in your photos .
by slowbob2
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: '96 long rifle at 500 yards AND 800 Yards
Replies: 19
Views: 9683
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Re: '96 long rifle at 500 yards

The statement was " the Mauser brothers had nothing to do with the rifles " . The fact is they did design them and build some . They did build the first Swedish Mausers , M-94 carbines .
by slowbob2
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: '96 long rifle at 500 yards AND 800 Yards
Replies: 19
Views: 9683
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Re: '96 long rifle at 500 yards

The M-94 and M-96 Swede MAUSER rifles were Mauser designed and built at Oberndorf Mauser Works . The Swedes later PAID license fees to Mauser to make the rifle themselves .
by slowbob2
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Arisaka 99 can you tell me what I have?
Replies: 3
Views: 3064
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Re: Arisaka 99 can you tell me what I have?

Yes it is an early rifle . It is a series 20 Kokura . It is missing it's mono-pod , dust cover , AA sight wings and the mum is defaced .
by slowbob2
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Moschetto modello 38/6.5 counter-bored barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 3218
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Re: Moschetto modello 38/6.5 counter-bored barrel

In 20 years of Carcano collecting I have never seen a Italian military counter bore . My first guess would be someone was shooting .263 dia bullets in a .269 bore and they shot poorly and they thought a counter bore would cure that . In 30 years I have seen a lot of guns screwed up by people who did...
by slowbob2
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Great Article on Carcano Ammunition
Replies: 2
Views: 4608
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Re: Great Article on Carcano Ammunition

It is really a poor article with many mistakes and shows why he made a bullet for Carcanos that is dangerous in about 50% of them . He does not understand the bore riding bullets of the time , that the Italians used THREE different bore sizes from 1891 to 1941 , that gain twist and regular rifling r...
by slowbob2
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Remington #5 Rolling Block
Replies: 6
Views: 7570
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Re: Remington #5 Rolling Block

The 7x57mm Mauser cartridge was developed by Mauser for the Spanish 1893 rifle . The NO 5 rolling block was made starting in 1897 , and chambered in the Mauser cartridge , and sold as a secondary rifle to people using the 7x57mm Mauser rifle . Oversized military chambers, .288 + groove bores , but t...

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