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 72 usmc
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Ssg-82
Replies: 1
Views: 79
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Re: Ssg-82

Never seen one? Post some pictures.
by 72 usmc
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Slugging a bore, how I did mine.
Replies: 6
Views: 7631
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Re: Slugging a bore, how I did mine.

Yep, all sorts of ways, You can use kits like Meister bullets http://www.meisterbullets.com/slugyourbarrelsdetails.asp or Vollmer kits, some use cerrosafe. More ideas http://www.hensleygibbs.com/casting/sluggingthebore.htm Also consider, are you using cheep high school plastic calipers or a nice Sta...
by 72 usmc
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Czech/Turkish Mauser Vz.98 at the Range
Replies: 3
Views: 2397
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Re: Czech/Turkish Mauser Vz.98 at the Range

That range reminds me of the Ceil WI conservation range. The ticks & misquotes will drive you nuts. I use to shoot out there when I was on the Menominee Reservation at CMN. I just saw a Brno 98/22 at Cabela's and the dopes had $450 on a $79 surplus rifle. All those 98//22 are great shooters even wit...
by 72 usmc
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2138
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

On some 1907/15-M16 5 shots, the door spring is broken or the tiny follower arm platform spring at the bottom is missing. Both are hard to find. Here is the little follower arm platform spring that can be missing on the 5 shot Berthiers. This is really hard to find. Generally you are better off buy...
by 72 usmc
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1046
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Re: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?

Excellent historic production video. Thanks
by 72 usmc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Funny product review.
Replies: 3
Views: 119
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Re: Funny product review.

Polygonal rifling is a type of gun barrel rifling where the traditional sharp-edged lands and grooves are replaced by less-edged "hills and valleys" in a polygonal pattern, usually taking the form of a hexagon or octagon. I thought they had chrome lined barrels with polygonal rifling that looks smo...
by 72 usmc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2138
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

Finally, this reminds me of a book that Stuart C. Mowbray published 2006. It is 331+ Essential Tips and Tricks, A How-To Guide for the Gun Collector It has a fantastic chapters on: warnings & suggestions, examining a gun, rust & other evils, and a neat write up of "what is under the blue"... it can ...
by 72 usmc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Bluing video
Replies: 3
Views: 119
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Bluing video

Some just got to go nuts on a surplus rifle, a super clean up that might go too far. This is an interesting project for a re enactor special. Clean the metal and the stock. An interesting perspective- sort of an in home arsenal repair. Worth a watch, rusted dirty metal and cracked stock. No, not thi...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1046
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Re: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?

Here is the size difference between the larger 3 "American Manoils & Barclays and the Britains 54 mm, 1/32 train size, English made figures. IMG_1593.JPG And here is my case of soldiers. IMG_1580.JPG IMG_1577.JPG And here is a group of Grey Iron 3 " figures from one estate that a 89 year old guy sol...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: P 38 Maruzen 1st edition BB pistol
Replies: 4
Views: 2649
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Re: P 38 Maruzen 1st edition BB pistol

Additionally, any 'fully-marked' versions bearing full trademarks (Walther, in this case) were unlicensed and therefore deemed non-legal for import. INTERESTING. 12 July 2018. There is a guy from Japan selling these on eBay, but they run $279 and no guarantee it will arrive and get through customs?...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1 and now 2
Replies: 31
Views: 3044
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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1 and now 2

Some odd Magic Latern Spanish American war slides of real photos:
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by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2138
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

So of all these Berthiers, the first one I showed is the one you want if you are going to dish out $300-400. I hope some of the condition photos help sort out a dog from a shooter, or a true a collector's specimen. Most of the shooters were between $85-$150. One matching attic find at 150. Most at $...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2138
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

Some views of the odd wood and its finish is not refinished by someone trying to redo the rifle I believe this to be an arsenal refinish after the stock patch repairs. Only two original arsenal stock repairs. IMG_1748.jpg Hand grips almost worn smooth on both sides of this stock. IMG_1750.jpg note t...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2138
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

More picture of the messed with metal parts.
Blue over rust pits
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Some of the original blue
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by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2138
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

More pictures of the messed with metal - not original condition. All pictures show re blued sections- blue over & into pits.

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